Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Summer at Barracudas Activity Day Camps

L spent 4 days of his first week off school with the guys and girls (and fish) of Barracudas in Norwich. He went with his best friend and had a blast.

I’ve already spoken about how much he enjoyed it when he went at Easter, and how helpful I’ve found it as a childcare solution. I’ve worried about what to do as a first time attendee/parent at the camp.

Welcome to Barracudas
Welcome to Barracudas
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Meeting the Vikings at Norwich Castle

Last Monday the kid and I headed into Norwich for a fab influencer party at Norwich Castle. An amazing way to kick off the summer holidays I think you’ll all agree!

Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle is already a firm favourite of ours. I’ve been visiting since I was a child and we’ve loved watching it change and evolve over the years. It’s now a super easy day out for us to enjoy with L, it’s got a bit of everything and we can always find something to do that suits his mood. If it’s checking out the animals in the natural history section, riding a chariot with the Iceni or learning about WW2 we can do it.

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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.

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