School Holidays Norwich

February Half Term

Featured Listing

Banham Zoo, Kids Go Free

Saturday 15th-Sunday 23rd February 2020

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, NR16 2HE

Bring the kids this February Half Term for a fun filled day out with all the family, and take advantage of our ‘febtastic’ KIDS GO FREE offer!

One child will receive FREE entry into the zoo when accompanied by either an adult or child paying the full admission price or a valid Annual/2 Year Pass holder.

You can either present your voucher on your mobile device or a printed copy at admissions.

There really is so much to see and do at the zoo and always something to discover around every corner. Whatever the weather, we’re a great place to visit!

Download your voucher here >> http://bit.ly/2uGLPcr

 

T&Cs apply – please see our website for more details

 

 


Featured Listing

BeWILDerwood Boggle Wish Bonfire

BeWILDerwood, Horning Road, Hoveton, NR12 8JW

  • It’s a brand-new year at BeWILDerwood and the air is full of wishes! Opening Sat 15th Feb
  • Magical bonfire, come to the fireside with a pinecone
  • Write a wish for someone you love and send it into the flames through the wonderful Wish Whirly-gig!
  • Don’t worry about the brisk February air! You will soon warm up scrambling through the Sky Maze and racing across the Broken Bridge and you can even hop, skip and jump over to the Munch Bar for oodles of yummy hot treats.
  • Make your very own Wish Whirler in the Big Hat and visit our Face Painting Pavilion.
  • Meet the characters of BeWILDerwood on the Storytelling Stage and bring your Wish Whirler to help Hazel, the Wood Witch cast her sooopa spells in the interactive shows!
  • Trail around the woods: Can you find the characters with their pinecones, hidden around the park? Use the letter on their pinecones to discover BeWILDerwood’s big wish and you will win a sooopa prize!
  • Everything is included in the ticket price! Parking, boat rides, wish whirler making, storytelling, wish making, face painting!

WEBSITE
Contact 01692 633033 for more information


Africa Alive, Kids Go Free

Saturday 15th-Sunday 23rd February 2020

Africa Alive, White’s lane, Kessingland, Suffolk, NR33 7TF

Kids go free in February half term.

See the website, download the voucher and one child will receive FREE ENTRY into Africa Alive! when accompanied by one person paying the full admission price (adult, child, senior, carer or disabled ticket) or a valid Annual/2 Year Pass holder.

 


Broads Tours, Children Free in Feb Half Term

February 15th -23rd 2020

Broads Tours, Norfolk, NR12 8RX.

Children go free in February half term.

Departure times 11.30am and 2pm. duration: 1.5 hours

£10 per adult, max of 2 children per adult.

 


Dino Eye Workshop

Monday 17th February 10am

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich,

Join artist Angie Park and create a beautifully crafted dinosaur eye. Using special sculpting clay, detailed silicone moulds, gold artist paste and acrylic paints, you will make both a detailed Dino eye during the workshop, and also paint a pre made eye giving you two to take away.

Suitable for all ages. Tools provided, please bring an apron and a container to take away finished products. Adult supervision at all times.


Dotty Pottery – February Workshops

**waiting for update for 2020**

 

Dotty Pottery, Hellesdon Barns, NR6 5BB

19th Feb, 10am-12pm
Read and Make Clay Workshop

20th Feb, 10am-12pm
Fairy House Workshop

21st Feb, 10am-12pm
Animugs Workshop

22nd Feb, 10am-12pm
SEN play with clay

To book please call 07495397165.


Eaton Park Pop up Railway – February half term

Hoping to run on Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd February 2020, weather permitting.

South Park Avenue, NR4 7AZ

Check Eaton Park Miniature Railway FB page for up to date information.

 


Fantasy February at Roarr! Dinosaur Park

Monday 17th -Sunday 23rd February 2020

Are you ready to unleash your adventure at our Fantasy February event? Featuring magical and enchanted activities, spellbinding team quests and fantasy fun.

50% off gate admission price for children who are in full fancy dress* – T’s and C’s apply. For more details: see Roarr! Dinosaur Park website or Facebook page.


February half term at Open Norwich 2020

OPEN, Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.

10am -2pm, aimed at age 4-6 year olds

Tuesday 18th February: Little Kids Science

Wednesday 19th February: Mini Mountaineers

Thursday 20th February: Little Kids Gymnastics and little Kids Superhero Academy

Friday 21st February: Little Kids Musical Theatre and Little Kids Creative

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1/2 day activities, 10am-3pm aimed at 7-12 year olds

Tuesday 18th February: Combat Academy – this is a one-day course, but the age limit is still 7-12

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February:
Performing Arts Academy
Robot Wars
Detective Academy
Be a YouTuber

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st February:
Stop Frame Animation
Intro to Climbing
Make Your Own Music Video

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Costs and further information via Open Norwich website.


Hidden, half term at Norwich Castle

Saturday 15th February – Saturday 22nd February 2020

Norwich Castle, 10.30am-3.30pm

’Hidden’ Delve deep into the past with a host of family friendly activities inspired by prehistory, archaeology, landscapes and unknown objects! Plus, a chance to explore Laura Wilson’s Deepening. Programme changes daily, included with museum admission. Excludes Sunday.

 


Holt Country Park – February Half-term

Holt, NR25 6SP

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am-12.30pm

Shelter building and mini beast hunt

Search for mini beasts and build your own woodland shelter. All equipment provided. £3 per child. Adults must accompany children.  Pre-booking advised.

Thursday 20th February, 10am-12pm

Make your own mini bird box, paint and decorate.

£4 per child, adults free. Pre-booking advised as spaces are limited.  More info on Holt Country Park facebook page.


Horsey Wind Pump Half Term Fun

15th -23rd February 2020

Horsey Windpump, Horsey, Norfolk, NR29 4EE

Tick off one of your 50 things by joining the Horsey ranger team in making your very own home for nature, during National Nest Box week from 15th to 23rd February.

The tea-room and shop will be open daily from 11 am.

 


KiddyCook

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Scrumptious Tuesdays, 10.30am – 1pm.

Cringleford CofE VA Primary School, NR4 6UG

We’ll be making 3 recipes to take home and a drink to have in class. We provide all the ingredients, packaging, aprons & recipe cards – just bring yourselves!

Open to all 5-11 year olds. Book in advance.


Lambing Live at Wroxham Barns

15th-23rd February 2020

Join the Junior Farm team for a fantastic family day out. Meet our 15 Pregnant Ewes, with a strong chance of seeing a Live Birth in our Maternity Barn!

£8.50 per child, £8.50 per adult. Under 2s Free.


Jawsome Sharks at Sea Life

Marine Parade, NR30 3AH, Great Yarmouth
15th-28th February 2020

Calling all budding rangers! SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH is on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad!
Professor Finn needs help to find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures that live at the aquarium and to recruit a new team of Jawsome Rangers for 2020.

Contact 01493 330631


Light House Craft Workshop at intu Chapelfield

Wednesday 19th February 10am-4pm

intu Chapelfield, 40-46, St Stephens St, Norwich NR1 3SH

A free Light House themed craft session for ages 4+

There will be three Light Houses with the aim to the boost mood and wellbeing of visitors through light and colour.

Sign up in advance online or join in on the day.

 


Norfolk Museums at Half-Term

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery “Hidden” 

  • 15th-22nd February. EXCLUDES SUNDAY. Delve deep into the past this February half term with a host of family friendly activities inspired by prehistory, archaeology, landscapes and unknown objects!

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

  • 18th-22nd February. A celebration of Norwich shoes. Design a shoe, take the shoe spotting trail and make a key ring.

Time and Tide

  • 17th Feb: Tattoo my Heart! 11am -4pm
  • 19th Feb: Swallows, Skulls and Sailors, 11am-4pm
  • 21st Feb: Getting skin deep. 11am-4pm

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

  • 17th-21st February 2020, 10am – 4pm. The hunt for Old Tom’s treasure.

Ancient House

  • 18th February 2020. Georgians! On Tuesdays during the school holidays, drop in between 10am-1pm for a mix of history, crafts and science for families to enjoy

Lynn Museum

  • Thursday 20th February 2020: The Victorian Mart family event. Learn the secrets behind the success of the Mart, and explore the world of Victorian showmen through traditional fairground games and crafts. This is a drop-in session, so there is no need to book.

 

www.museums.norfolkgov.uk


Norfolk Record Office – February Half-term

Norfolk Record Office, The Green Room, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ

Thursday 20th February 2020, 2pm-3.30pm

Family Fun and crafts: Intrigue and Espionage

Find out about the role of Norfolk citizens in spying over the past 150 years by looking at some of our original documents. Hear about cases of people wrongly accused of espionage and learn about the discovery of spies who were disguised as nuns. Then create your very own spy kit including periscope and decoder.

£3.50 per child. Under 3s free of charge. Book in advance with the Norfolk Record Office.

 


Norfolk Snowsports Club – February Half term

Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TW

Learn to Ski!

Ski Taster – 1 hour – £15 pp – 8 & over

Friday 21st February – 11am or 7.30pm

Learn to Snowboard!

Snowboard Taster – 1 hour – £17 pp – 8 & over

Saturday 15th February – 6.30pm

!TUBING!

Every day throughout the holidays – loads of extra tubing sessions!

£13 pp (ages 6+ including adults)

01603 662781


Norfolk Treasure Hunts

Norfolk Treasure Hunts have several treasure trails around the county. Follow the directions, solve the clues, and enter the prize draw.

Booklets can be purchased online for download or delivery. The Sheringham trail can also be collected from the wonderful Whelk Coppers Tea Rooms.

More information on the website


Norfolk Wildlife Trust Half-Term Events

THORPE MARSHES GUIDED WALKS 

Tuesday 18 February, 10am -12noon 

Explore NWT Thorpe Marshes, in the Norfolk Broads, yet on the edge of Norwich in Thorpe St Andrew. Join local naturalist, Chris Durdin, for a meander and discover the reserve’s wildlife. Bring binoculars and a camera if you have them. 

Venue: NWT Thorpe Marshes, pedestrian railway bridge at the end of Whitlingham Lane.  

Cost: Free 

Booking: No need to book 

NWT | Family | Walk level 1 

 

BONES AND BODY BITS 

Wednesday 19 February, 12.30-2pm 

Look at our natural history items and learn how to tell the difference between a fox and badger skull, which rodents have eaten which nuts and learn how to identify what an owl has eaten  

Venue: NWT Hickling Broad, meet at the Visitor Centre 

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members.(Reserve fee entry for non-members) 

Booking: Booking essential, call 01603 625540 

NWT | Saving Species | Family 

 

FAMILY RAPTOR ROOST 

Wednesday 19 February, 3.30-5pm 

Learn the difference between the raptors; their different behaviours, how to identify them and their life cycle in the Education Hut. Afterwards we’ll walk down to the raptor roost and find out why NWT Hickling Broad is so important.  

Venue: NWT Hickling Broad, meet at the Visitor Centre 

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members. (Reserve fee entry for non-members) 

Booking: Booking essential, call 01603 625540 

NWT | Saving Species | Family 

 

CRAFTY CREATION  

Friday 21 February, 10.30am-12noon 

Join us at NWT Hickling Broad to create woodland works of art; look out for wildlife as we collect natural materials, then use these materials together with some clay to create masterpieces. 

Venue: NWT Hickling Broad, meet at the Visitor Centre 

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members 

Booking: Booking essential, call 01603 625540 

NWT | Saving Species | Family 

 

FEED THE BIRDS  

Friday 21 February, 1.30-3pm 

Following on from our crafty morning, we’ll be making something to feed the birds and take home. It’s a fantastic way to encourage birds to your garden and have a closer look with the species who share your local area.   

Venue: NWT Hickling Broad, meet at the Visitor Centre 

Cost: £3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members 

Booking: Booking essential, call 01603 625540 

NWT | Saving Species | Family 

  


Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre,St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN

  • 15th Feb. Children’s workshop, 10.30am-12pm. “Perfect Partners” Age 5+. £9.50
  • 15th Feb: Family workshop, 1pm-2.30pm. “Shadow Theatres” Age 5+ £9.50
  • 18th Feb: Skills workshop, 10.30am-12.30,. “Armatures” Have fun making moveable characters with plasticine. Age 7+ £10.
  • 19th Feb: Children’s workshop, 10.30am-12pm “Cats and Dogs” Age 5+ £9.50
  • 19th Feb: ‘Midnight’ presented by A Bird in the Hand Theatre, 11am and 2.30pm performances. Recommended age 5+ £9-£32 for tickets.
  • Thu 20th – Sat 22nd Feb: Family special event “Story Land” celebrating all things fairy tale. Workshops plus show. Recommended age 3+ £12-£44. Various times, please check website.
  • Thu 20th Feb: “Goldilocks” presented by Hand to Mouth. 11am and 2.30pm performances. Age 3+, £9-£32.
  • Sat 22nd Feb: “Puss in Boots” 2.30pm performance. All ages. £9.

01603 629921

 


Norwich Theatre Royal Family Day

Monday 17th February 2020

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL

See, Make and Do

  • The Wizard of Oz screening, 2pm in Stage 2.
  • Play Your Way, 10am-3pm, front of house area. Pick up a craft, delve into the dressing up box, create your own stories with puppets. Drop in, no booking required, age 2+.
  • Family Crafts and Costumes, 10am and 11.30am, Circle Lounge. Age 6-11, free, but essential to book ahead.
  • Family movement and dance, 10am-12, Stage 2. Age 6-10 years, free, essential to book ahead.

 


Norwich Theatre Royal Family Day

Thursday 20th February 2020 10am-3pm

Free family fun day at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL

  • Play your way, 10am-3pm. Front of House area. Pick up a craft or colouring activity, delve into the dressing up box. For age 2+
  • Family crafts and costumes, 10am and 11,30am. Circle Lounge. Workshop ‘finding refuge and sanctuary’. For children age 6-11. Free, but booking essential.
  • Imagination workshops: stage 2.  10am-11am for ages 5-7.  11.30-12.30 for ages 8-11.  Free, but booking essential. Theatre based activities around Hans Christian Anderson classics. No adults allowed!

Monday 17th -Friday 21st February: Hans Christian Anderson trail. Pick up clues from the box office. Families age 5+.

 


Really Wild Half Term

NWT Cley Bird Reserve, Cley Marshes

Saturday 15th -Sunday 23rd February 2020

10am-12.30pm daily, 1.30p-4pm daily

hands on activities including viewing items from our collection, bird feeder making, plant pot making, decorating your own plastic free bag, plus other crafty activities.

FREE, no need to book.


Rollerskating

Thursday 20th February, 2.30-4.30pm

Stalham Sports Centre, Ingram Road, NR12 9DG Stalham

Own skates required, come and skate round our large sports hall to some music and enjoy some games organised by our team! £2.50 per skater, parents welcome too!

 


Half Term at The Garage

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, NR2 1NY Norwich

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February:

Performing Arts school, 9.30am-3.30pm. 7-11 years old.

Develop your skills and have fun working with our team of expert tutors, who will guide you through two full days of drama, music and dance.

At the end, you’ll have the chance to share what you’ve learned with friends and family.

Contact 01603 283382


Sheringham Viking Festival

Saturday 15th-Saturday 22nd February 2020

Town Centre, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8LG

Most events FREE, some indoor workshops have a small charge.

A week long festival of Viking inspired family focused events. The climax is on Saturday 22nd with beach battles, a torchlight procession and burning of the Viking boat on the beach below The Leas.

For further details, see the Sheringham Museum facebook page.


Signs of Spring Week

Saturday 15th -Sunday 23rd February 2020

Fairhaven Woodland and Water garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

Family event: It’s (nearly) Spring! Celebrate with us by looking out for signs of Spring in our woodland garden.

Price: included in garden entry. No need to book.

 


Sportspark SPRING – February half term

Sportspark Spring Gymnastics

Monday 17th-Friday 21st February 2020

Pre-school open session: 10am-11am each day APART FROM THURSDAY

Mini Springers: walking – 8 years, 11am-1pm Monday, 11am-2pm Tuesday, 11am-1pm Wednesday, NONE ON THURSDAY, 11am-1pm Friday.

Springers: 9-15 years. Monday 2-3pm, Friday 2-3pm

Inclusive session: walking – 8 years. Wednesday 2-3pm.

To book your place call 01603 592398 or visit reception!


Teddy Bear Express at Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham,, NR11 6BW
15th-23rd  February 2020

Join our mascot bear for a half-term week of fun! Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult

No Pre-booking required, just arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train at Aylsham or Wroxham. 

More info and rsvp on Bure Valley FB page.


The Princess and The Goblin at Holkham Hall

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2.30-4.30pm

Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

New for Spring half term, we have a special production of The Princess and the Goblin in the warm and cosy setting of the Lady Elizabeth Wing.

Join us for this wonderful new play for children based on the beloved novel by George Macdonald.

Suitable for ages 4+ £6 per child £12 adult, £33 for a family of 4.

 


The Sainsbury Centre, Holiday Art Studio

Tuesday 18th February and Wednesday 19th February 2020

The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Children’s Holiday Studio gives your child the opportunity to get creative, develop skills and explore materials and techniques with a practising artist.

Each session will include an artist-led activity in the studio and time with artworks and objects in the gallerie

  • 18th Feb: aged 5-8 years (parents welcome to stay)
  • 19th Feb: aged 8-12 years
  • 10.30am-3pm
  • £18
  • Includes all materials
  • Children will require a packed lunch
  • Booking essential, places limited

Contact: visitor experience team on 01603 593199 or email SCVA@uea.ac.uk

 


Victorian Mart Family Event

Thursday 20th February 2020, 10am-1pm

Lynn Museum, Market Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NL

Our Discovery events bring history to life! You might meet costumed characters, handle historic objects or find craft activities to do. This is a drop-in session, with no booking required.Free entry.

 


We Love Ponies

14th-17th February, 21st-24th February

Redwings, Caldecott, Fritton, NR31 9EY and Redwings Aylsham

Meet adorable ponies, join in with exciting talks and behind the scenes tours. Free entry. Dogs on leads welcome. Cafe and gift shop.