Half terms are important dates for our young people and Norfolk Youth Projects always organises trips for them to enjoy the holidays. This month of April we had two intense days out.
On Tuesday the 3rd we left Norwich at 10am from the Phoenix Centre, where the Youth Club is based. From there we head to the Norfolk coast. Our first stop were the ruins of St Mary’s Church, in East Somerton. This is a magic place that seems taken from a fairy tale and there is a fascinating story about a witch with a wooden leg and the tree with stands tall in the middle of the ruins. You can check more about this story.
After that we went to the windpump in Horsey, an icon of Norfolk Broads. You can see in the photos that the small canal is higher than the ground, that means that were under the sea level! Have a look at the windpump’s official site from the National Trust.
It was time to go to the beach, so we stayed for a bit in Sea Palling, playing around and getting our feet wet in the sea. After lunch we drove to Happisburgh to play near the lighthouse and have a look around.
Thursday was a really sunny day and we made the most of it visiting Sringham Park and going for a walk. The views were stunning: we could see the woods, the North Norfolk Railway station, the steam train, the fields, and the sea horizon.
After the walk we went to Splash, one of the children’s favourite visits to get refreshed and play in the water.