A day of summer activities is being held on the glorious Great Yarmouth shoreline this weekend to celebrate the King Charles III England Coast Path.
The events, being hosted by Natural England, will take place at the Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth, on 24th September from 10am to 4pm.
Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, the weekend’s events will include a variety of free activities such as:
• Seaside story telling and lively local music;
• Trying your hand at circus skills;
• Learning about local fossils, wildlife, history and so much more;
• The Incredible Oceans Dome – a pop up installation which educates on life below the water;
• The opportunity to discover the unique Beach of Dreams flags. The Beach of Dreams began in 2021 as a 500-mile walk over 35 days along the East Coast of England, where local communities travelled with 500 silk pennants, each conveying people’s hopes for the future. The 500 silk pennants will be displayed to the public during the weekend celebrations;
• A nature walk, a puppet show and a climbing wall.
The 47 mile stretch of the King Charles III England Coast Path from Hopton-on-Sea to Weybourne consists of stunning scenery and is packed with a rich variety of coastal wonders. This section is a showcase for Norfolk’s varied coastline, from historic towns and villages to wildlife and beautiful beaches. It includes the towns of Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea (below).
Neil Constable, Natural England’s Programme Manager for the King Charles III England Coast Path, said: “We’re delighted to be part of this event to celebrate the wonderful section of the King Charles III England Coast Path in Great Yarmouth.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to come and find out more about the path and its rich local environment. There is something for everyone. So, whether you’re a seasoned walker or new to the coast path and would like to find out more, we’re very much looking forward to welcoming you.”
Opening access to the coast is part of the Government’s ambition to connect people with nature and is key to achieving the aspirations of the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan.
When completed, the new national trail will stretch all the way around the coast of England and will be about 2,700 miles long. It will take people through some of the finest landscapes in England, linking iconic places and heritage on the coast with less well-known areas and unlocking access to some parts of our coast for the first time.
For more information about the events in Great Yarmouth visit the National Trails website.
Facilities: Toilets, Café, accessible toilet, baby change facilities.
Accessibility: The Marina Centre and outside promenade is accessible by wheelchair.
Car parking: Parking is available at the Marina centre (validated pay & display) and is also available on the seafront. Parking in Great Yarmouth (visitgreatyarmouth.co.uk)
Dogs: On a lead in outside areas.