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PUBLISHED: 15:27 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:16 30 June 2010

DISCOVER what life was like for a sailor when Britain ruled the waves at the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth next week.

There's a chance for children to find out what shipmates ate, wore and fought in Nelson's day at the Museum on Wednesday from 11am to 3pm.

DISCOVER what life was like for a sailor when Britain ruled the waves at the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth next week.

There's a chance for children to find out what shipmates ate, wore and fought in Nelson's day at the Museum on Wednesday from 11am to 3pm. A prize will be awarded for the best sailor's costume on the day - all activities are free, normal museum admission charges apply.

Crystalette Twirlers are holding a Family Funday at the Youth and Adult centre in Magdalen Way, Gorleston on Easter Monday. The gates open from 10am to 4pm and there will also be a car boot sale at £5 per pitch or pay on the day for £6. Lots of fun for the whole family with egg and spoon races ,egg painting, Easter bonnet competition, hot food and drinks, Easter raffle, ice cream van, bouncy castle, plus lots more. All proceeds to the Twirlers fund raising for travel and competition expenses. Contact Terry on 01493 309965 to book car boot pitches.

Families will be able to see how food was prepared in Tudor Times at a living history event at the Elizabethan House museum on South Quay, Great Yarmouth, from noon to 3.30pm on Wednesday, April 14. Visitors will have the chance to help with decorations and costumes, taste food and join in with Tudor after-dinner parlour games. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone 01493-855746.

Clairvoyant Steven Treadaway will be appearing at Caister Junior School on Wednesday, April 28. Tickets, £6, can be purchased on the door, but seats should be booked in advance on 01493 377190. The evening, 7pm, has been organised by the Friends of Caister Junior School.

Norwich Hedgehog Rescue will be releasing up to 15 of the small mammals at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens in South Walsham on April 10 and 11. At 4pm on both afternoons the group will be releasing the hedgehogs into the woodland area - watched by all attending. All the hedgehogs have been cared for over winter by the rescue centre and were taken in for a number of reasons. None would have survived the winter without the care they have received. The rescue group will attend from 10am through to 5pm on both days, with fundrasing stalls such as a tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac and collectibles, book stall etc etc. There will also be an information stand and members will be available to give advice to anyone regarding hedgehogs.

It's all aboard for the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway over the Easter weekend from today (Friday) to Monday.

Norfolk's longest narrow gauge steam railway is giving a free Easter Egg to every child accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult). Under 5's travel free. An extensive train service will operate from both Aylsham and Wroxham stations. For more information call 01263 733858 or visit www.bvrw.co.uk

Fritton Lake will be opening its doors today until Monday for the Easter holidays. Times of opening are 10am to 5pm and admission prices are adults £6, OAPs £3.30 and children aged 3-14 inclusive, £4. For more details, call 01493 488288.


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