Morning Crumblers, here’s my run-down of whats on half term in Norfolk. Ive selected 5 fantastic days out for you and the kids which will deliver on smiles and hopefully not break the bank.
1. Shawn The Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
We are big fans of High lodge in Thetford Forest, the park itself is well worth the car park fee. Take your bikes too and enjoy the various cycle tracks of differing ability. This half term there’s even more to enjoy as Lu-Las spaceship has crash landed in the forest and you need to help her get home. Visit the website for more details as you will have to download the free app before you arrive. Its aimed at 5-13 year olds and activity packs are an additional £3.50.
2. Norwich Science Festival
There is a full and extensive programme of activities (lots for free) across Norwich all week. Shows, exhibitions and hands on fun. Some you can simply turn up to, others must be booked via the website but be quick places are limited. I will be using the promise of Science week Fun as leverage for the boring food shop, its got to be done.
3. Norwich Puppet Theatre
Speaking of science week one of the events your slightly older children will love is Monstermation at The Puppet Theatre. Aimed at ages 9+ this Magimotion workshop is all about filming fun and animation. I wonder if they will allow big kids, my Instagram may end up featuring more Plasticine models if they do !
4. The Spooky Express
Just down the road from me and a firm family favourite it the Bure valley railway. Halloween half term is our favourite time to ride the train and count the witches and ghosts on our way to Wroxham. Children are free with every paying adult and its a really lovely experience for all.
5. Norfolk Museums
You are spoilt for choose this October half term. Norwich Castle has lots of spooky goings on, including the iron maiden, chains, shackles and tales of crimes gone by. Maybe I could get mine locked up for an hour or two while I go shopping! Gressenhall is always my favourite when it comes to craft activities and it looks like they have some lovely Autumnal themed ones this half term alongside the Once upon a time book celebration.
Last night I got to look at the fantastic Tattoo exhibition at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth. Keep an eye out for my review. While I was there marveling at this amazing art form I spied a ‘Wheres Wally’ trail for the kids so I’m definitely popping there next week. I might pop in on the 21st to see what the Herring day is all about. Also worth mentioning is on the 24th of October Time and Tide has its family friendly Autism day.
Phew, hopefully that’s given you a little taste of whats on half term in Norfolk. We will also be checking out some pumpkin patches and decorating the house ready for Halloween. Whatever your up to I hope you get to enjoy some well deserved family time. Have a fang-tastic week Crumblers