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Family Fun Day at Binham; Celebrating the 2012 Games
Posted on Monday 18 June 2012
A day to celebrate the 2012 games, with a variety of activities on offer such as arts and crafts, beat the goalie, an inflatable slide and much more!
Inspired by the 2012 Games, Simon Fenn the Children, Youth & Family Missioner for the Holt Deanery (Church of England) is working closely with Binham Priory, YMCA Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich to host a family fun day on the playing fields opposite the historic priory.
The event is on Sunday 22nd July starting at 2:30pm with an opening ceremony lead by Revd Ian Whittle, Vicar of Binham. The afternoon will involve activities that will allow families to dip in and out, as well as structured Olympic themed games, like 100m races and a 'Total Wipeout' style relay race. Some of the on-going activities will be: circus skills, bouncy castle, basketball hoop shooting and beat the goalie. There will also be creative workshops including making friendship bracelets & face painting, a prayer space with reflective activities, and a mobile climbing wall. An extra area for toddlers will be provided by the Diocese of Norwich Play Van.
The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, will present gold medals and certificates during the closing ceremony, bringing the event to close at 5pm.
To add to the 'carnival' feel, we will have picnic area, a hog roast and an ice-cream van, with refreshments being served from the village hall.
Simon Fenn, the event organiser said, "This is a great opportunity for the Church to connect with the wider community by helping families have fun together and raise the profile of our faith in a positive way. The local community have been really encouraging and keen to get involved. In particular Arthur Howell Butchers, Binham Parish Council, Binham Youth group and the Safer Neighbourhood Team have been very generous and supportive."
Some of the proceeds from the sales of refreshments and food will go towards the development of a permanent play area for the children in the village. Becky Bunting, a local resident and play area campaigner said, "I'm really pleased to be involved in the family fun day, it should be a great afternoon for the whole family and help to raise support and awareness of our children's play area project."
Angela George, from the Diocese of Norwich said “The Diocese of Norwich runs activities for children and families all over Norfolk through our churches and schools. We are looking forward to a great afternoon of family fun and games in Binham”.
Parking, entrance and activities are free - Everyone is welcome.
If you have any queries, please contact Simon Fenn on
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