Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Roarr! for Dippy’s Halloween Days

Yesterday we headed to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure to enjoy some spooky fun with their Half Term experience, Dippy’s Halloween Days.

Running until 1st November there are mysterious and magical activities taking place every day. But if you want to go book soon, when I checked yesterday tickets were running out fast!

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Ooooo spiders and dinosaurs
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Boating on The Broads this Half Term

I am having the best time with L this half term. His school broke up Thursday and between visits to the zoo to meet a baby giraffe and pumpkin trails and patches we’ve been busy everyday.

But there’s one thing we haven’t managed to fit in. A day on the Broads in a picnic boat.

Herbert Woods Picnic Boat
Our picnic boat for the day – Summer 2018
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Castle Quarter gets ready for some super-spooky fun with two Halloween events

Castle Quarter and Get Me Out The Four Walls to host virtual Halloween Spooktacular

Castle Quarter has joined forces with Norfolk charity Get Me Out The Four Walls to create a virtual Halloween Spooktacular. The online event takes place from 11am on Saturday 31st October and is open to all.

Virtual party goers will be in for a fun-filled day, including: a Halloween quiz, fancy dress catwalk, musical bumps and lots more.

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Spooky Treats from Red Letter Days

After writing about some grown up Halloween experiences last week, it got me thinking about much fun it really would be to get away and do something different this year. That being said, I still the love the idea of having some flexibility around when you actually travel and not having to commit to dates unless you are ready to, so I’ve come up with some more options but this time from the fabulous Red Letter Days.

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Summer Holidays at Roarr!

We spent a very happy and hot day at Roarr! with a very happy and hot child this week. During lockdown I had asked L to write down anything that he wanted to do once we were able and visiting the dinosaurs was on that list, so when we were gifted tickets to visit I couldn’t wait to tell him.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
My little dinosaur
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Amazona Zoo Celebrates New ‘Lock Down’ Births

One of Norfolk’s leading family attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer is delighted to announce a number of recent births during lockdown including Patagonian Hare young, a Common Marmoset and Striated Caracaras chicks.  

Baby Mara Amazona Zoo
Baby Mara

Head Keeper, Imogen White said: “Lock down has been a very interesting and busy time, not only for us but for our birds and mammals!  We have had much to celebrate despite the anguish of not being able to open while we were in lockdown.”

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Diggerland Kent

Earlier in the year we were lucky enough to be guests at Diggerland Kent. We had a fabulous time but then lockdown happened and it just didn’t feel like the right time to be writing about this great day out we had enjoyed, that now, no one else could. With the easing of restrictions it’s great to see that Diggerland is back and ready for visitors so here is a little bit about our experience.

Diggerland Kent
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MYTHICAL CREATURES at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

It’s the first day of half term!! Whoop!! I’m really excited to have some time off work to spend with L and he is really excited to have some time off school. Starting the week off with a bang we headed to one of our faves, Roarr!

Roarr!
We were team Dragon for sure

This half term they are offering half price kids entry if they go in fancy dress and it was really fun seeing all the kids dressed up, running around and having fun. There are lots of fun activities to take part in too.

We caught up with my sister and my niece and just made the most of the fact that we were somewhere a one year old and a six year old could both have fun and that there were plenty of things for us to do inside in the warm.

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New nocturnal and exotics house to open at Barleylands Farm Park

  • New space opens at Essex farm park for exotic mammals and reptiles 
  • Only place in South-East England where you can see some of these species 
Barleylands

A new nocturnal and exotics house has opened at Essex’s Barleylands Farm Park introducing visitors to some unusual creatures, some of which are not found anywhere else in the South-East of England.  

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