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Norfolk - Boats, Trains & Seaside with Gary & Faye

  Norfolk - Boats, Trains & Seaside  

In the canoes we paddled and sailed steadily down the canals whilst spotting a wide range of wildlife.






We boarded the Nancy Bee for a trip along the Barton Broads. We all sat back and relaxed. As we approached the River Ant, we took it in turns to steer the boat and found that we were very good at it! 




Plenty of ice creams were enjoyed during our holiday!





We board the Bure Valley Steam Train from Wroxham to Aylsham. The scenery was beautiful and everyone enjoyed waving to the passers-by. Once at Aylsham we took the opportunity to meet the driver and had a photo or two next to the huge engine! 




We had such a wonderful time learning how to sail. Everyone took their turn to steer the Blue Bass through the water. 






We went to Sandringham Flower Show and had a wonderful day taking in the sights and looking at the competition entries in the flower and produce tents. We were thoroughly impressed with the size of the vegetables and loved judging the cake entries for ourselves!




Some of us even managed to spot the Prince of Wales and the Princess of Cornwall and waved them by as they made their way to Sandrigham House. 





At the Sea Palling beach we had great fun dipping our toes in the sea and jumping the waves. A few of us enjoyed building sandcastles whilst others sat back and relaxed or played bat and ball in the sun.




Lake District Activity Centre with Midi & Netty

   Lake District Activity Centre   


We all participated in a archery activity. We had great fun and all got much better at hitting the target as we practise more and more.



We headed to the beautiful Lake Windermere, for our day of canoeing. This is the largest lake in the UK which is 11 miles long! The sun was shining as we paddled around the stunning lake with amazing scenery of the mountains on one side and forests on the other.





Wall climbing was our activity this morning and everyone was surprised at how well they did. Everyone had an amazing morning challenging themselves to try the more difficult walls each time. We then tried our hand at abseiling. We first started on the indoor abseiling wall, then, as we all got braver we tried the outdoor 50 meter drop abseil!!! We all had so much fun doing this and felt very proud of everyone achievements. 




We then tried our hand at abseiling. We first started on the indoor abseiling wall, then, as we all got braver we tried the outdoor 50 meter drop abseil!!! We all had so much fun doing this and felt very proud of everyone achievements. 






At the arts and crafts class we made some spectacular art pieces out of clay. 





At the rope course we had a real challenge but everyone did brilliantly.




 Our first activity today was the zip wire, whizzing down at great speed looking out on spectacular sights of the surrounding area. We then went on the sensory swing listening to our favourite music as we swung high in the air. 






 We headed to Tarn Hows, a spectacular and stunning woodland area with a huge lake in the middle of the mountains. We walked around the lake which was about 3 miles long, taking in the scenery. It was so peaceful and still.



We had a camp fire night where we toasted marshmallows and sang songs around the fire. 







We all got kitted up in our caving equipment and went to the Yorkshire Dales to a beautiful cave at Yordas. The cave was huge and unspoilt with a beautiful waterfall and stunning high walls and ceilings. Equipped with head lamps we crawled our way through the deep, dark tunnels. What an incredible experience!