Join Norwich Theatre for some fun-packed family days and fantastic shows during the school holidays! From singing to crafting, science trails to TV stars, there are many ways for everyone to get involved this half term [25 – 29 October].
Norwich Theatre covers three stages in the city: Norwich Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two and all are getting involved. As the city celebrates its annual Science Festival, Norwich Theatre is excited to be joining in and exploring science through creativity!
Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. The pumpkins, the weather, the fact hot chocolates are now acceptable and all the colours and fun that come with it. It’s not just for kids and it’s not just about Trick or Treating.
On Saturday L and I headed off to Raynham Estate to explore the woods and see what we could find. UK Adventure Trails promised animals, aliens, fairies and more. A fun woodland trail that should take around 45-60 minutes to complete.
With the summer holidays looming it’s always good to have some activities up your sleeve for a rainy day. For us one of the things we go back to time and time again are fossil dig kits. They are simple and easy to use and happily keep L occupied for quite a while depending on the size. We’ve recently tried the Dig & Display Fossil Kit from Learning Resources and its one of the best we have had!
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!
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!
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.
Normally before a school holiday I’d write something about our plans, what we’d be up to and where we’d be visiting. Maybe even a review or two about local attractions for other people to consider. Things are a bit different at the moment though.
Children have been learning via screens for weeks, and families are eager to take a break and have some screen-free fun this half term break! Norfolk-based leading educational toys company Learning Resources® started the Festival of Fun on Monday, 15th February and it runs until Sunday, 21st February.
I’m a bit late to the game, having been avoiding screens myself, however the week-long event is a celebration of hands-on play and parents will find lots of ways to keep children busy and enjoying screen-free fun at home. Each day, Learning Resources will be sharing new activities families can easily do, and there will be lots of educational toys and games prizes up for grabs. So please pop on over and have a look.