Crafty fun and games at St Nicks


A host of free events is planned at St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn.

The Churches Conservation Trust has organised a series of craft workshops, activities and competitions for families in the coming weeks, including an Easter egg trail.

To celebrate National Storytelling Week,  a storytelling and craft session is being held at the chapel tomorrow.

Youngsters will be able to make a colourful paper bird to take home and tales will be told by a visiting storyteller.

The activities continue during half term with The Elephant in the Chapel competition.

Staff will be hiding a toy elephant called Nellie in the chapel to celebrate its links with the Lynn Mart.

St Nicks was once known as the Showman’s Chapel because members of the travelling community would worship there while visiting.

In the days when the mart had animals, they would be paraded  through town.

According to local stories, an elephant strayed into the Hob in the Well pub in 1887, causing regulars to abandon their drinks and run.

Several elephants reportedly visited the Maid’s Head Hotel 30 years later.

Families can call into the chapel between 11am and 3pm during half term, find Nellie and enter the prize draw.

On Saturday, March 25 the chapel is to host a Mothers’ Day craft session.

Children will be able make a bead charm or card to take home from 11am to 2pm.

An Easter arts and craft session is also planned from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, April 4.

An Easter egg trail will be held on April 8 and from April 11 to 15, costing £1.

A storytelling morning is to be held at the chapel from 10.30am to noon on Tuesday, April 11.

There is no need to book the activities. For more information, call 01553 774471 or email