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Photo gallery and video: Youngsters enjoy super sunshine Spring Fling at Norfolk showground

09:55 10 April 2014

The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Taylor Bibby, 5; Alexie Elwood, 2, and her grandmother, Tessa Elwood, meet a Jersey calf. Picture: Denise Bradley

The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Taylor Bibby, 5; Alexie Elwood, 2, and her grandmother, Tessa Elwood, meet a Jersey calf. Picture: Denise Bradley

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A sunshine Spring Fling was a super success as thousands of youngsters flocked to the Norfolk showground.

The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Louise Element from Costessey pulls her daughter Holly Bee, 3, in a wagon, with help from Holly's  cousin, Jake Lawrence, 5. Picture: Denise BradleyThe 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Louise Element from Costessey pulls her daughter Holly Bee, 3, in a wagon, with help from Holly's cousin, Jake Lawrence, 5. Picture: Denise Bradley

The 15th annual event, which was a sell-out, enabled 5,300 youngsters aged between four and 14 and their parents, to watch displays of farm livestock ranging from turkey poults to cows and calves and even heavy horses.

Organised by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, the show director Julian Taylor was delighted by the response from visitors from the city and county. On the dairy stand, he helped to give away 3,000 half-litre bottles of Cravendale milk throughout the day.

The hog roast – ever-popular feature – was served within 100 minutes to the patient queue of visitors, who were enjoying the sunshine spectacular.

And more than 3,000 children and adults took the opportunity to have a tractor and trailer ride around the showground.

The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Lilliarna George, 6, from Briston. Picture: Denise BradleyThe 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Lilliarna George, 6, from Briston. Picture: Denise Bradley

More than 65 displays and demonstrations were also popular with visitors of all ages. A team from the East of England Co-operative had helped youngsters prepare a small pizza and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns, which were then baked under the supervision of cook Alison Tinnion.

The RNAA’s show president, Jake Humphrey, who was accompanied by his wife Harrriet, brought their young daughter to the event and spent most of the day touring the various stands.

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