The fantastic Stody 'Kids for Kids' Family Fun Day returns on Sunday 7th May 2017!
Stody Lodge Gardens is delighted to announce that its highly popular 'Kids for Kids' Family Fun Day will return on Sunday 7th May 2017. Open from 1pm to 5pm, entrance is £6 (payable cash or cheque) and children under 12 are free.
The Norwich and District Kid and Goatling Show will once again be taking up residence near Stody's breathtaking two-acre Azalea Water Gardens. Children are invited to play with and feed the young goats and kids, offering a unique opportunity for the young to learn about these lovely animals, and the health benefits of their goat milk products.
This year we are delighted to be holding the inaugural Stody Fun Dog Show with lots of fantastic classes to enter. Please see below for details. One free class entry will be given to every dog coming to visit us on the day!
In the main gardens around Stody Lodge, you will find face painters, a petting zoo, some dastardly pirates testing you with our famous treasure hunt, lots of ice cream and delicious homemade teas by the Holt Youth Project.
An exhibition of the finalists of The Stody Young Talent Awards will also be on show in the gardens. This year the theme is 'Farmyard Animals' and the works by budding artists in years 4, 5 and 6 at Astley Primary School, Beeston Preparatory School, Greshams Preparatory School, Corpusty Primary School and Hindringham VC Primary School will be exhibited for all to enjoy.
Details for the Stody Fun Dog Show:
Classes (£1 per class) will start at 1.30pm and all proceeds from the dog show will go to Stody’s nominated charity for Sunday 7th May, The Holt Youth Project.
Entrance to Stody Lodge Gardens is £6, children under 12 free. All visitors with a dog will receive a voucher for one complimentary dog show class per dog.
Our judge will be Pauline Buxton (Meisterwerk,) and rosettes will be awarded to 4th place. The classes are:
1. CUTEST PUPPY (4 MONTHS TO 12 MONTHS)
2. GOLDEN OLDIE (OVER 6 YEARS)
3. PRETTIEST BITCH
4. HANDSOMEST DOG
5. CHILD'S BEST FRIEND (HANDLED BY A CHILD UNDER 15)
6. BEST CROSSBREED
7. BEST PEDIGREE
8. DOG WITH THE WAGGIEST TAIL
9 BEST TRICK
10. MOST APPEALING EYES
11. FANCY DRESS DOG AND OWNER
12. DOG THE JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HOME
13. HAVE A GO AGILITY (£1 A GO)
ALL 1ST PRIZE WINNERS TO COMPETE FOR BEST IN SHOW!
It promises to be a fabulous day out for dog and garden enthusiasts, so we look forward to seeing you all there!
Previous events at Stody Lodge Gardens:
The Stody Boutique Festival (Sunday 22nd May 2016)
Entrance is £9 (cash only) children under 12 free
On 22nd May 2016, Stody Lodge Gardens teamed up with national event organisers, Britain Does Vintage, to host a brand new, exciting boutique festival in the heart of North Norfolk.
Set within Stody’s brightly coloured gardens and surrounding parkland, the festival was home to Norfolk’s finest artisans, delicious food stalls, brilliant live music, demonstrations and tastings, classic cars, children’s activities including farm yard animals and treasure hunt, relaxation zone, prosecco bar – and of course vintage stalls.
There was a fantastic music line-up with Katrina from the grammy-nominated band, Katrina & the Waves, performing on the terrace of Stody Lodge at 4pm. Katrina’s ‘Walking on Sunshine’ was a top ten hit around the globe in 1985 and in 1997 her song ‘Love Shine A Light’ won the Eurovision Song Contest with the largest ever margin.
There was also be live music from the brilliant Norfolk folk band Rattlebox and the most perfect vintage DJ, Major Swing and Kitty, kept toes tapping with his excellent selection of music from the 20s through to the late 40s and his troupe of professional vintage dance instructors. For those who enjoy a singalong, there was 60s and 70s karaoke inside Songstream Studio’s mobile American Airstream. We also had blacksmith and log carving demonstrations throughout the day alongside crafty workshops for all ages and Junk In Love’s fabulous vintage style Photo Booth with lots of fancy dress.
We enjoyed record visitor numbers on this very special, happy day. Many of our visitors took the time to wander through Stody Lodge’s beautiful 14 acre gardens. The rhododendrons and azaleas were fully out just in time for the Festival - the colour and scent were quite amazing and really added to the day.