Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Bug-themed fun at intu Chapelfield

School’s out for summer and this week marks the start of five weeks of free family-friendly activities at Norwich’s biggest shopping centre, intu Chapelfield. Just be a member of the intu Chapelfield family club.

intu Chapelfield family club Georgia and Grace Wins (1)
intu Chapelfield family club Georgia and Grace Wins

Starting on 31 July through to 29 August, the intu family club will be offering families free activities every Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am – 4pm. And this summer, the intu family club sessions are inspired by nature, wildlife, and in particular – creepy crawlies, making it great entertainment for children who love discovering more about insects, mini beasts and the great outdoors.

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Holkham Country Fair

Recently L and I spent an amazing day at Holkham Country Fair. We were guests for the day and had Vice Presidents tickets, so had a lovely base to explore from and go back to when wanted a bit of a break. We had so much fun and will certainly be returning for the next fair.

Holkham Country Fair
Enjoying our warm welcome at Holkham Country Fair

What was there

There was so much at the fair. Amazing displays in the centre ring, plenty of shopping, a fairground, food village, vintage cars and tractors, animals and more. We literally didn’t manage to see everything and were there for 5 hours. All of this with the stunning Holkham Hall as your backdrop, we couldn’t have asked for a better day out.

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‘Out There’ Festival Weekend Returns

The ‘Out There’ international festival of circus and street arts is returning to the streets of Great Yarmouth for the 12th year on 14th and 15th September 2019. Known to be weird, wonderful, outrageous and outstanding, the Out There Festival will bring the people of Norfolk some of the world’s finest circus and street art performers. 

Themes for this year’s festival will include cultural democracy, borders, environmental health and activism. 

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SEA LIFE IS ON THE HUNT FOR A SWASHBUCKLING JUNIOR APPRENTICE THIS SUMMER

WHAT: SEA LIFE sites across the UK and Ireland are recruiting a pirate or mermaid apprentice to go behind the scenes and learn all about how they care for the array of fascinating creatures that live there

WHERE: SEA LIFE centres across the UK

WHEN: Deadline for entries is 12.00 on 21st July

Sea life centre hunstanton

Roll up, roll up. Calling all scurvy sailors and salty seadogs! SEA LIFE sites across the nation are on the hunt for an adventurous newcomer to join the team and enjoy a behind the scenes tour as the SEA LIFE resident junior apprentice. 

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Fathers Go Free at Amazona!

One of Norfolk’s leading family attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer, is giving dads a special treat with a free entry ticket on Father’s Day (Sunday 16th June 2019) to celebrate their special day with their family.

Amazona Zoo is a great day out where families can learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America. Home to over 200 tropical animals, including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, monkeys, snakes, caimans, flamingos, tapirs and Tic-Tac the toucan, the zoo is committed to helping visitors discover nature and providing education on conservation issues set within 15 acres on the north Norfolk coast.

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Dealing with the Summer Holidays

Well that’s one week of the final half term of school done and dusted, only five weeks of school left. If you’re a working parent like me you’ll already be planning for the long six week break of summer.

I’m ridiculously lucky at my work and have been able to book most of the break off as annual leave. I’ve had to rope the inlaws in for a few days and obviously my husband can take time off as well. However, despite that I’ve still had one week left to cover and only having one week makes me one of the lucky ones! Most of my friends are at their wits end trying to make it all work.

Barracudas
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Shrek’s Adventure! London – Review

Over the Easter Holidays we had a lovely mini break in London. It was fab to have a really good explore and a lovely way for me to relax after all the goings on at home! We only had one real plan for our break and that was a trip to Shrek’s Adventure.

Shrek's Adventure! London

We had visited Shrek once before over Christmas and had a wonderful time. On one hand I was very excited to be returning, on the other I was worried that as we had visited once and it was no longer a surprise, that it might not be as good a second time round.

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Fun in London with Greater Anglia

As you all know the Easter break was a bit of a mixed bag for me, swapping form fun days out with the kid to funerals. What kept me going was the knowledge that we had a mini break in London booked, a stress free break with no driving and lots of fun.

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