Norfolk’s youngsters are once again invited to run riot in Stody Lodge’s magical 14-acre rhododendron and azalea gardens on Sunday 5th May 2019.
A wide range of activities, games and farmyard animals will be available for everyone to enjoy. There will be donkey rides by the wonderful Scratby Donkeys, a treasure hunt, facepainting, hair braiding and ice creams. Most importantly, children are invited to feed and play with young goats and kids. They can also admire other animals such as lambs, calves, rabbits, chickens and many more. Of course, Stody Lodge’s much-loved Shetland, Mitch the Titch, will be hoping for lots of eager helpers to brush out his thick winter coat.
In addition, an exhibition of the finalists of The Stody ‘Young Talent’ Awards will be on display. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites budding artists from Years 4,5 and 6 at local primary schools to create A3 frameable artwork in any medium along a different theme. This year, the theme is ‘Rainbows’ which has been chosen to tie in with The Stody Rainbow Garden Party on Saturday 25th May. This LGBT+ inclusive event has been created in close association with Norwich Pride and Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Pride.
The three winners from each year group will be selected by Sarah Young, a freelance curator and exhibition and event organiser as well as a workshop leader in art and crafts for children and adults. Sarah is the event coordinator of the Paint Out Gardens Series 2019 which will be holding a day at Stody Lodge Gardens on Sunday 26th May. At Paint Out – Stody, visitors can enjoy the gardens and watch 20-40 artists work en plein air to capture Stody’s famous colour palette come rain or shine.
Delicious homemade teas will be provided by The Holt Youth Centre. Dogs on leads are welcome and there will be a plant stall by Edgefield nurseries.
Entrance is £7, children under 12 free.