There were big smiles on the faces of  300 local youngsters when they were treated to a free day at the Mart.

The morning of fun on Tuesday was courtesy of the Showmen’s Guild in conjunction with King’s Lynn Trinity Rotary Club.

Local showman Nipper Appleton, who is a member of both organisations, said it was the third year that rides had been opened for youngsters who might not otherwise get the chance to experience all the fun of the fair.

“I am so pleased we have done this. The children are so happy,” said Mr Appleton.

Rotary member Chris Sykes explained the fair day had taken over from the Rotary’s Kids Day Out to Pleasurewood Hills.

The organisation was only able to take 128 youngsters to the Lowestoft attraction, but the Mart day gave more local children the chance to have fun.

Rotary president Lesley Bambridge added: “You only have to look at the children’s faces to see what it means to them.”

West Norfolk Mayor Elizabeth Watson, a special guest, said: “It is absolutely brilliant. I am thrilled to bits this takes places.”

Teaching assistant Andie Jary, from Lynn’s Churchill Park School, said the children loved it.

She said lots of time was taken to help the children using wheelchairs into and out of the rides.

One 11-year-old told Your Local Paper the last time she went to the fair was when she was three and she was very excited about the rides.