Youngsters avoid the cannon balls during a week of holiday fun at Watt-a-Lott Castle

The Accurate Archers decorating their shield-shaped biscuits at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club

The Accurate Archers decorating their shield-shaped biscuits at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club at Seaton Road Methodist Church in Felixstowe. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

With the weather not great outdoors, around 50 children enjoyed staying in for a fun-filled castle-themed holiday club.

Joselyn Wedlake, Zachary Goode and Nevaek Daines playing with their castle-and-cup ball games in fro

Joselyn Wedlake, Zachary Goode and Nevaek Daines playing with their castle-and-cup ball games in front of Watt-a-Lott Castle . Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

The week-long event was held by the Seaton Road Methodist Church in Felixstowe and saw its hall transformed into the Watt-a-Lott Castle for crafts, stories, songs, games, refreshments, drama and puppet sketches.

The crafts included making royal goblets, decorating pencil cases, making a castle cup-and-ball game and decorating shield-shaped biscuits.

The children were divided into teams – Jolly Jesters, “Knifty” Knights, Merry Minstrels, Perfect Peasants, Regal Royals and Accurate Archers – bringing an element of competition to the activities and games, including Castle Ruins, avoiding the ‘cannon balls’ and a jousting race with a Tournament on the final day, where the youngsters pitted their skills against one-another in various activities such as splat-the-rat, catch the ducks, and hoopla.

The week concluded with a special Holiday Club Extra service for the children and their families, held in the church on the Sunday.

Nevaeh Daines throwing into the flower pot watched by Elsie Szczesiak. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Nevaeh Daines throwing into the flower pot watched by Elsie Szczesiak. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Robin and Mary Pattinson, two of the week’s leaders, said: “It was great seeing the children enjoying themselves so much and they were all fantastic.

“Both the children and leaders seemed to have a really good time and there was lots of fun and laughter. We are looking forward to next year already!”

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Children activities are held at the church and in the Felixstowe Methodist Mission Area throughout the year. For more details contact info@seatonroad.org.uk

Olivia Metcalfe trying out her castle cup-and-ball craft. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Olivia Metcalfe trying out her castle cup-and-ball craft. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Oliver Durrant taking part in the jousting at the Tournament. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Oliver Durrant taking part in the jousting at the Tournament. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Children and leaders at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Children and leaders at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Tabitha Szczesiak making her decorated goblet. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Tabitha Szczesiak making her decorated goblet. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Lillie Oliver takes careful aim at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club in Felixstowe. Picture: ROBIN

Lillie Oliver takes careful aim at the Watt-a-Lott Castle holiday club in Felixstowe. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Lana Downes trying her castle-and-cup ball craft. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON

Lana Downes trying her castle-and-cup ball craft. Picture: ROBIN PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

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