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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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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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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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Visit Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure This Summer

We love Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and have visited many, many times over the years. It has something for everyone and is the perfect way to spend a day this summer.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

I’ve written in depth about Roarr! before, covering all the reasons we think it’s great. Today I’m just going to cover some reasons it’s fab during the summer.

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Win Family Entry to ZSL London Zoo from Buyagift

So the school holidays are over and the weather is changing, everyone is feeling a little blue. What better way to lift everyone’s spirits than with a family day trip to ZSL London Zoo?! Thanks to the guys at Buyagift you could win a family ticket.

If you haven’t heard of Buyagift they provide a wide range of gift experiences, from dining out to racing cars and brilliant family days out.

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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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