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The Venetian Waterways offers a jam-packed weekend of family friendly fun as part of Heritage Open Days

Great Yarmouth's beautifully restored Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake are providing residents and visitors with a weekend of entertainment suitable for the entire family as part of the borough council's celebration of Heritage Open Days.

Over the weekend of September 11 and 12, the Waterways will host an array of exciting events which are completely free of charge to attend, including live music, face painting, vintage style dance classes and a classic Punch and Judy Show.

Families are invited to bring along their own picnics or visit one of the many cafes dotted around the Waterways offering delicious light lunches and snacks, relax on the grass verges and learn about the interesting heritage of The Waterways.

Other events at the Waterways include Lazy Friday Flow, Relax Yoga and Rise and Energise Yoga, walkabout characters, Watercolours at the Waterways and Wellbeing Walks. All events are completely free to attend and can be booked via the Waterways Facebook page:

Cllr Carl Smith, leader of the council, said: "Thanks to the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Venetian Waterways and Access Community Trust are able to offer a great range of fun, free activities for both residents and visitors to enjoy this summer."

Antony Parke, Head of Customer Service for regional charity Access Community Trust which operates the site, said: "It's great to see so many locals and tourists returning to this amazing outdoor attraction. These events really do highlight why The Waterways exist. Combine this with the fauna and flora, a visit to the lake cafe and the opportunity to try your luck at rowing a boat - makes for a great day out, that doesn't break the bank."

Last modified on 19 July 2023

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