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New facilities to open at Whitlingham Country Park

PUBLISHED: 10:51 26 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:09 02 July 2010

Anthony Carroll

A whole host of free family fun is on offer at Whitlingham Country Park on Sunday as it celebrates the opening of new facilities.

A whole host of free family fun is on offer at Whitlingham Country Park on Sunday as it celebrates the opening of new facilities.

Families visiting the park, at Trowse, near Norwich, from 10am to 4pm can see how Stone Age people lived, go bird watching and relax on cloud couches.

The Gateway to the Broads, Gateway to Adventure event will see children trying out a new £15,000 low rope course and take part in treasure hunts.

Tired youngsters then can relax on cloud couches with give a view of the sky while they consider the effects of climate change.

A flintknapper will be showing visitors how Stone Age ancestors made tools at the park's flint factory and demonstrate primitive cob clay ovens.

Children can also make bug houses, go orienteering, join RSPB bird experts and go on nature walks.

For the more active visitors, canoeing kayaking and archery will be available at the Outdoor Education Centre.

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