February is flying by, literally and half term is fast approaching, so I’ve been checking out What’s on in Norfolk this February half term for you and your little terrors to try. Here’s a list of some of my fave recommendations. There’s also some free fun ideas too!
Between February 18-24, children sadly not adults are encouraged to dress up as their favourite fantasy character or dinosaur to get 50% off admission. There’ll be prizes for the best costumes. Were heading there Tuesday Wilba is already picking out her Unicorn attire. I’m feeling more of an Ogre vibe at the moment!
There’s Fantasy Crafts sessions in the Secret Animal Garden – between 12.30pm and 1pm and then 3pm and 3.30pm.
Witchettygrub our woodland friend will be back and in the Dinosaur Trail talking to families from 11.00am – 1.00pm and then will then read some enchanting tales in the Animal Encounter Barn.
Can you conquer the Fantasy Trail with the quest to find some letters to spell out two of the teams? keep an eye out for weather warnings on their social pages though they are close this weekend 15th and 16th because of storm Dennis.
Delve deep into the past this February half term with a host of family friendly activities inspired by prehistory, archaeology, landscapes and unknown objects! The Boy has got some Arts Award homework on all things pre-historic so im hoping this is going to encourage him to do it! Plus, there’s also a chance to explore Laura Wilson’s Deepening. The Programme changes daily and is included with museum admission. Dont forget the Castle is going through some big changes this year and as a proud ambassador for Norfolk museum i’ll be keeping you abreast of them on my blog and socials. Activities run between Saturday 15 – Saturday 22 February 2020 (excluding Sundays) 10.30am-3.30pm.
Were heading to Gressenhall on Monday with friends. There will be no access to Gressenhall farm and the adventure play area during February Half Term. But with the weather how it is at the moment I don’t think this will bother us, especially as there’s lots to do inside.
Old Tom has left his treasure for you to find in the Workhouse! Will you complete the hunt to find his gold?
Solve clues and riddles to complete the treasure trail of Old Tom’s missing gold.
Explore workhouse life by taking part in oakum picking, sweeping and workhouse chores.
Get creative with peg dolls, stone painting and making a chum to take home.
Visit The Norfolk Collection Centre to take part in our code bingo and have a go and creating your own secret messages on our chalk boards.
I’ll be honest, we’ve only ever been to the play park here as I’m a massive fan of Holkam Beach. But one of my lovely followers told me I should check it out a little further as amongst other things its great value.
Woods and Trees, Birds and Bees – Is there Half term family fun activity and it looks pretty good I think parking is about three pound and theres no charge for the playground.
Go Wild in the Woods
Join us at St George’s Clump in Holkham Park for daily changing events and a breath of fresh air!
Brilliant Bushcraft and Natural Crafts
Saturday 15th to Monday 17th and Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd, 10am-4pm.
Take your spot around the warming campfire and try your hand at bush craft activities and natural crafts with our local expert Adam Flack.
Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th
Join the herd and become a part of a story with Gregory, the Teller of Tall Tales. Frolic like a fawn, dance like a doe and strut like a stag while learning all about the deer that roam the estate. Let your imagination run wild in this interactive story experience.
Head over to the Holkham Stories Experience and become a wildlife tracker, following the footprints of creatures great and small, or have a go at our ‘Chorus Chaos’ trail by tuning your ear to the birdcalls that are often heard at Holkham – can you match the bird to the call?
Join us in the education room to create your own eco-friendly wind chime or seed mosaic, or take your time to relax in the ‘colouring corner’.
Tickets: All above events are included in standard admission: Adult £5, Child (age 2-16 yrs) £2.50, Family (2 adults & 3 children) £13.50. Please purchase your tickets on the day from the Visitor Reception.
(Source – https://www.holkham.co.uk/event/woods-and-trees-birds-and-bees)
INTU Shopping Center
No doubt during half term you’ll find yourself in Town with the kids. This can be a nightmare, but the clever people at Intu Chappelfield have a few tricks up their sleeves. The lights houses are touring and are with us in Norwich from From: To: festival celebrating art and innovation in Norwich – the City of Stories. With the theme of love and belonging. Sadly this free family-friendly festival which included an illuminating trail of light artworks, interactive installations and fire performances has had to be cancelled because of Storm Dennis but i hope they do it again next year its very similar to Londons Winter Lights which you know I LOVE!
Superbowl – Castle Quarter
The recently opened, 14 state of the Art bowling lanes and Amusements are also great for breaking up a day of shopping in the city. Wilba loves the Crazy club soft play there and i must admit its one of the biggest and cleanest ive seen in Norfolk. They have some great offers on if you check there website. If you can Get ready early on the weekend they are offering £1 play sessions every Saturday & Sunday between 9am-10am. Operated on a first come first serve basis. Woooohooooooo.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
I love the Puppet Theatre, it conjures up memories from my childhood and it’s one of those local, small attractions that relys on volunteers and lots of word of mouth. This half term you can go and make your perfect partner in puppet form, a super sidekick or bestest buddy. These workshops give children the chance to get creative and enjoy making their own characters to take home with them. please go show them some love.
You will usually find me at Comer but this week I think i’m going to pop next door to Sheringham. The wonderful seaside town of Sheringham has a week long festival of Viking inspired family focused events.
The climax is on Saturday 22nd with beach battles, a torchlight procession and burning of the Viking boat on the beach below The Leas.
I’m also looking forward to trying out some of the creative classes at The Garage, they have over 100. They believe it’s never too early to start your creative journey, participants can join us from three-months-old; allowing families time to bond and play creatively. As the children develop, so do the classes; helping their confidence, physicality and musicality grow. For older kids and adults they have dance for wellbeing, tap, ballet, street dance, theatre, classical indian dance, belly dance, singing and creative contemporary dance; nine fitness classes including Zumba, legs bums and tums, circuits, ballet barre pilates; and three performance companies. Phew, give them a call on 01603 283382 or email.
Have fun Crumblers let me know how it went. Dont forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and facebook!