Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Make Half Term braziliant at Amazona Zoo!

Big cats, a toucan, tarantulas and tapirs will make Half Term braziliant at Amazona Zoo!

One of Norfolk’s leading attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer offers a unique Half Term day out where families can explore and learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America from big cats to resident creepy crawlies. 

Amazona
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The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive Tour at Banham Zoo

On Friday night we were invited to the preview evening for the amazing The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive Tour that launched at Banham Zoo this weekend.

The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive
The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive model

Banham Zoo is the first zoo in the UK to host this new brick trail inspired by The Snowman and The Snowdog. The tour is running until the 5th January 2020 so you’ve plenty of time to pop along and see it.

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Last Friday I went to watch the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with my friend. Neither of us had been before, so we were really excited to check it out.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

From the moment we arrived it was just magical. Trees covered in lights everywhere you look, from the carpark guiding you in and as you walk through an archway into Thursford the magic only increases. With animatontric huskies barking their greeting and even more lights than you would have thought possible.

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The Big Bug Tour at intu Chapelfield

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I shared that intu Chapelfield would be hosting some rather large bugs in the centre for a fun and interactive tour. Well we went and enjoyed a sneak peak of the tour on the opening morning so I thought I’d share it with you.

Big Bugs on Tour
Big Bugs on Tour
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Curious about creepy crawlies with intu Chapelfield

Join in with nature-themed fun at intu Chapelfield’s family club, the club is free to join and once you’re a member you can join in with all the activities.

There’s still time to join in with the nature-themed family club sessions at intu Chapelfield this summer, running in the shopping centre until Thursday 29 August.

intu chapelfield
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Room with a View – Greater Anglia Trains

I think we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. With fabulous coastline, nature reserves and amazing walking pretty much wherever you turn. This summer I can barely think of a day where we haven’t been out exploring it, but all to often I miss huge chunks of what there is on offer as I’m travelling. Greater Anglia agree, which is why they think you should travel by train, where you will always have the best seat (and view) in the house.

Oulton Broad
Oulton Broad
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‘Say Cheese’ on your Hen Do

Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays has three wonderful rural ‘barn style’ cottages located their working farm at Honingham.  Sleeping up to ten people, this is a perfect way to celebrate your hen do and have your friends enjoy a rural retreat while being only 11 miles from the vibrant city of Norwich.

Fielding Cottage

By the accommodation, there’s a hot tub to enjoy* and just five minutes’ drive away is Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club where Fielding Cottage will give guests free access to the swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities.

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to a fabulous press day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse to try out some of their fun summer activities. We had a brilliant day, really good fun and lovely to explore somewhere I haven’t visited for at least 15 years!

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Pensthorpe Natural PArk

This summer we visited Pensthorpe Natural Park for the first time, ridiculous as we are local! It is amazing. Really amazing. We had the best day. There is so much to do we can’t wait to visit again to catch the bits we missed and to repeat our fave bits. I can’t sing its praises enough but I shall try to keep this review a reasonable length, promise.

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