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Winter Wildlife event at Norwich Castle a huge hit with familes

PUBLISHED: 15:24 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 20 January 2018

The caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Chester Smith, four, studies a tawny owl. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Chester Smith, four, studies a tawny owl. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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An event held to showcase Norfolk's diverse range of winter wildlife proved a huge hit with families who formed a long queue outside Norwich Castle waiting to get in.

The queue for the caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe queue for the caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Patricia Day of the Norfolk Museum Services, who was involved in organising the Winter Wildlife Weekend with Dr David Waterhouse, said a queue had started forming outside the Castle soon after doors opened at 10am on Saturday.

“By 2pm we’d had a couple of thousand people through the doors,” she said.

The caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Nehir Ertugrul, seven, with a Chinese water deer skull. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Nehir Ertugrul, seven, with a Chinese water deer skull. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

“It was lovely that so many were interested.”

The aim of the event was to showcase what insects and animals can be found in a back garden at this time of year.

The caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Zena Outred, four, hugs a hedgehog on the RSPB stand about hedgehog conservation in towns and cities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Zena Outred, four, hugs a hedgehog on the RSPB stand about hedgehog conservation in towns and cities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Displays included a collection of insects and butterflies, stuffed animals such as otter while a range of activities designed to teach children how important it is to take care of nature were also available.

The event continues on Sunday with doors opening at 1pm until 3.30pm.

The caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Sisters Casey, four, and Taylor Ethridge, seven, make bug hotels. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe caring for wildlife in winter weekend at Norwich Castle. Sisters Casey, four, and Taylor Ethridge, seven, make bug hotels. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Entrance is free for children while adults pay £2.

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