Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Bee Wild at Pensthorpe this Half Term

If you are looking for something fun to do locally this half term then why not book yourself tickets to Pensthorpe? They have a totally awesome Bee Wild theme at the moment with a trail for the kids to follow and a fun Bee activity booklet. Plus at the end of the day, not only will your little one get one of the lovely Pensthorpe badges (anyone else got a growing collection?) but they’ll also get a little packet of seeds!

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Half Term Plans

Other than being slightly confused with the May half term being fairly solidly in June I can’t believe how quickly it has come around. It means we’re nearly at the Summer holidays and that means L has nearly finished Key Stage 1!

I can’t go much further down that rabbit hole, this year is going by too fast and we haven’t really done anything!

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Interlude in the Close

Norwich Theatre & Lost in Translation’s hugely popular Interlude Outdoors Summer Season returns for its second year

Norwich Theatre is delighted to announce the return of its outdoor season of live performances and creative activities, INTERLUDE in the CLOSE. The season will take place in the iconic and historic Norwich Cathedral Close in a big-top circus tent, from 14 July to 30 August 2021, in partnership with Lost in Translation Circus, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich School. Norwich Theatre will also be supporting with events and activities as the National History Museum’s ‘Dippy on Tour’ arrives in Norwich from 13 July, set to be one of the major cultural events in the East of England.

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A Circus Carol

Teeth are brushed, pyjamas are on and stories read. I’ve just finished tucking a very happy and rather excitable child into bed after our wondrous trip to Norwich Theatre Royal to watch A Circus Carol.

A Circus Carol is part of A Right Royal Christmas running a Norwich Theatre Royal from 16th December to 24th December and it is so good to see the Theatre back up and running, especially with such a great programme.

A Circus Carol
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Getting Festive at Silverstone with LAPland

Last week we headed off to Silverstone to check out their most fabulous Christmas event, LAPland. It was brilliant. The lights, the atmosphere, the set up. Just getting to have be on such an iconic track in our car was amazing. It’s definitely worth a visit.

LAPLand Silverstone

Last week I left work a few minutes early so I could get home and fill the car with snacks, blankets and a small picnic dinner. I picked L up from school and as soon as we got back home, Christmas jumpers were donned and we got straight into the car and started our journey to Silverstone, we were on the road by 3.30pm which I thought was quite an impressive turnaround!

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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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