If you’re one of the many parents wondering what to do in Norfolk this half term, I’ve put together a quick guide of what’s on offer to suit all pockets.
Norfolk is great this time of year when the sun starts to come back out. It’s generally less busy than in the summer and it gives you a great chance to do something other than just the beach (although a cosy walk on the beach is also one of our fav’s).
Kidz Pop Party
Joe Ringer has been wowing audiences in Norfolk and Nationally for years. His Brave lockdown venture The Monster club show was an undeniable success and is one of my favourite October activities. His newest Show Kidz Pop Party is equally as unmissable.
The Joe ringer band accompanied by some talented singers take you through 75 minutes of chart topping hits from Arianne Grande to Trolls the movie. Including my fave a 90s tribute section! I will definitely be up dancing and educating the kids on the classics.
You have two venues to pick from opening from Saturday 12-13th of Feb at the ocean room in Gorleston. Then at the Maddermarket theatre in Norwich from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th of Feb. Tickets start at just £10! Kidz pop party is Top of the pops. Click here for tickets.
Live Lambing at Wroxham Barns
Its not February half term without a trip to the Fantastic Wroxham Barns lambing live event. The kids couldn’t believe their luck when they saw a live birth last year. This years brand new maternity barn means there’s even more chances you’ll get to experience the magic.
Entry is £12.99 for 2 years and above and includes the junior farm and unlimited play in the fun park. The 18 crazy golf and bouncing pillows are favourites for my two. I prefer an amble through the gorgeous shops and pop up craft stalls. There’s a café and restaurant on site with undercover seating, or ample seating for those bringing a picnic. Read what we’ve had to say during our previous visits.
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Everything is always about poo in our house so I just know the kids are going to love the POO Trail at Pensthorpe this week. Yep you read that right there’s two trails to enjoy. One around the beautiful lakes and another aimed at younger guests in the fantastic Hootz house indoor play. Do make sure you book your slot as it will be busy. Pensthorpe is the ideal half term treat and is super Covid friendly being mostly outside. The park did have to close for a few days but is 100% safe and back open welcoming guests.
BeWILDerWood is back open in the February half term after its winter break and the award winning park is a firm favourite with kids of all ages big and small. Once you are in all the activities are included from story telling to craft making, boat rides and face painting. Carers can get a free ticket and children under 92cm are free. Want to go more often? The annual pass makes a great present and from £80 for children over 92cm it’s a great idea for those living close by. Check out one of our previous visits here.
Love Light Norwich
Half terms can get costly so I love a FREE event and LOVE LIGHT NORWICH sounds pretty awesome. We usually travel to London for their winter light festival but are staying put this year to enjoy Norfolks own. The Love Light Norwich festival runs from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th of February from 5.30pm – 10pm. Amazing projections, installations and performances promise to be around every corner.
As its nearly Valentines day how about taking part in the Love city food trail? To celebrate the return of Love light Norwich Norwich business improvement district has created a brand new City food trail based around the theme of Love and belonging. A host of 43 local restaurants cafes and bars are offering exclusive love themed dishes on their menu. We are off to Bills this week to try out theirs. If you really want to go for it you can collect six stamps to enter a special prize draw.
You can pick up a map from the forum in Norwich the Norwich city hosts or at shops and restaurants around the city or head here to see it online.
Back to the Big Screen
With a little normality returning as we leave the winter months, it’s great to see Vue cinema is still offering its ‘any film for £4.95’ deal and I’m all for it! We went to watch Spiderman last week and it was so nice being back infront of the big screen. Vue’s mini mornings are even better value at just £2.49 a ticket for 10am showings every Saturday and Sunday and weekdays in school holidays.
Bure Valley Railway
All aboard the Teddy Bear Express this February Half-Term. The beautiful tiny train runs from Aylsham to Wroxham and is a great day out for the kids. KIDS GO FREE this half-term week! maximum 2 children 0-15 per paying adult. Children can also take part in a themed activity for their journey. The Whilstlestop Café will be decorated and serving teddy bear lunch boxes (not included in ticket price). Get your ticket here.
PS. Don’t forget to bring your Teddy!
Sea the Seals
Another FREE (well apart from the car park) and firm family favourite of ours is a visit to see the seals at Horsey. Wrap up warm and head to the beach. Seals can be seen from November until February. I find it best to visit in January or February as there are more Seal pups to ohhh and arghhhhh over. Bono likes coming too but make sure you keep dogs on a lead and dont get too close to the Seals however soft and squishy they look.
If you’re still struggling What to do in Norfolk this Half Term Norfolk has always got a treat in-store to suit all ages and budgets… Let me know where you end up and we might see you along the way