We look forward to welcoming you and your canine friends to Deepdale Backpackers & Camping on Sunday 21st April for the Deepdale Dog Show, part of the Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival, a weekend of all things outdoors & wildlife on the North Norfolk Coast.
The Deepdale Backpackers & Camping and Animal Magic Dog Club teams will be hosting a Dog Show open to all comers and their canine friends. Bring your dogs and see whether they can win one of these awards:
- Prettiest Girl
- Handsomest Boy
- Most Appealing Eyes
- Dog the Judges Would Like to Take Home
- Best Family – More than one dog in the household
- Most Appealing Expression
- Film Star
- Best in Show
There will be a small charge for entering the Dog Show competition, which will go towards supporting the Animal Magic Dog Club. We look forward to meeting your dogs.
During the weekend, there will be many other stands, entertainment and activities inspired by the outdoors & wildlife of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast – Walking, cycling, birding, wildlife watching, kiting, watersports, climbing wall, archery, dog agility, dog show, orienteering, guided walks …
Of course the regular shops and Deepdale Café at Dalegate Market will be open throughout the weekend, as they are all year. They will be joined by stalls offering a huge range of outdoor & wildlife related goodies.
The highlights of the North Norfolk Coast include the coastline, countryside and wildlife, so we decided to celebrate this with the Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival, a weekend of all things outdoors & wildlife.
The 1st annual Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival will offer stands, entertainment and activities inspired by the outdoors & wildlife of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast – Walking, cycling, birding, wildlife watching, kiting, watersports …
“The whole ethos behind the Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival is to enjoy the local environment while caring for it. The beauty of the North Norfolk Coast is the reason our visitors come to stay and the key to all economic development in this rural part of Norfolk – beautiful countryside, fresh sea air, big blue skies, salt marshes, woods and fields – nature at her best. Let’s keep it that way!” said Jason Borthwick, organiser of the event.
The marquee and outdoor stands will host a diverse range of organisations who want to help you enjoy the outdoors and wildlife of the North Norfolk Coast. Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Eastern Inshore Fisheries, the RSPB, National Trust, Hawk & Owl Trust, Pensthorpe and the Woodland Trust will be able to answer your questions on the local wildlife and habitats. Extreme Animal Encounters will let you meet many of the local and invasive species. Natural Gardens can help you grow your very own wildlife habitat.
You can explore this beautiful part of the world – TheCanoeMan runs sea kayaking trips to experience the salt marshes and harbour from a different angle. One Stop Nature Shop can supply you with all your wildlife watching equipment including binoculars and bird feeding accessories. If cycling is more your thing then Deepdale Bike Hire and Sustrans can help. Maybe your daughter or granddaughter wants to add some adventure to their life with Girlguiding Norfolk.
Clay Creations, Jon Gibbs, Toni Cross, Simon Litten, Pebbles and The Hare & The Hen have captured the beauty of the local countryside and wildlife with photography, art and sculpture.
If you fancy staying in this beautiful part of the world, then Retro Campers Norfolk can supply you with a VW campervan. You could drive it to the campsite at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping or hire one of their tipis, yurts, shepherds huts or stay in their backpackers hostel. The Caravan Accessory Shop will help you get kitted out for your adventure.
“We are looking forward to welcoming this diverse range of organisations. The programme of activities and events has come together brilliantly over the last couple of months. There is something for everyone attending, as long as they enjoy the outdoors and wildlife.” continues Jason
“There will be a climbing wall, bungee trampolines, chainsaw carving, bike to the beach and orienteering throughout the weekend, not forgetting lovely food from Deepdale Café. Active Norfolk will be running archery taster sessions on Saturday. On Sunday, Solemates are running a guided walk and we’ll be hosting dog agility and the first Deepdale Dog Show with the Animal Magic Dog Club. No doubt we’ll be adding to the entertainment programme as we get closer to the weekend.”
The Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival is an Earthday 2013 Event, part of the worldwide series of events around the annual Earthday (22nd April) organised to raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.
More stands and activities will be added to the programme for the weekend over the next few weeks. The full programme is available online at: www.deepdaleoutdoorfestival.co.uk