School Holidays Norwich

Summer Holidays

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Adventure Trails Norfolk

Lady Ferrers’ Wood, Raynham Estate, East Raynham, Norfolk, NR21 7EH

Saturday 24th July to Tuesday 31st August

UK Adventure Trails, Norfolk

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise because dinosaurs, unicorns, dragons and aliens are waiting to greet you! There are six themed zones to explore and a free activity booklet with quests to complete along the way. There is a free car park on site and a pop-up cafe for refreshments.
Cost: £8 per person (plus 53p booking fee per ticket). Under 2s are free.
Tickets must be be booked online in advance.

Read the Norwich Mumbler review HERE


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BeWILDerwood Summer

The Bouncing Boggle Party!
22nd July – 5th September 2021

BeWILDerwood Summer 2021

BeWILDerwood Norfolk, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich, NR12 8JW

This summer holiday we are celebrating being outside and running WILD with our bestest friends and loved ones… the Boggle & Twiggle way! Twirl down to Storytelling and learn all BeWILDerwood’s BEST dance moves. Can you wiggle like a Twiggle? Will Swampy finally make someone laugh in a game of Boggle-butt? Wait, was that a teeny tiny Crocklebog I just saw zipping through the trees…?

BeWILDerwood is fantastic fun for a Summer’s day with soopa slippy slides and daring treetop climbs. Craft a curious crown full of colour (don’t forget to show Mildred your creation in the Scaaaaary Lake) and put your exploring minds to the test with our Summer Trail.


👇🏻 Post written in summer 2020

Find out about all the changes in a blog post written by Katrin after her recent visit.

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Pensthorpe Natural Park Summer

Pensthorpe, Fakenham NR21 0LN
19th July- end of August 2021

The Secret Garden

This year’s summer family event will centre around a secret garden wildlife trail, taking explorers across our park and nature reserve on missions from finding keys to uncovering facts about the different species that call Pensthorpe home.

The fun doesn’t stop there! There will be lots of activities to do as part of the trail, from pond dipping sessions, craft making activities and storytelling, to bird feeding and educational sessions in the Discovery Centre, not forgetting a trip on our off road experience on the Pensthorpe Explorer.

Find out more at



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Summer at The Garage

The Garage Norwich’s Covid-secure studios, opposite Chapelfield Gardens, will reopen for classes on 13 September. It’s THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, no matter your age or ability. Join its experienced team of professional tutors and try a dance, theatre, music or fitness class.

Visit today or give its friendly front of house team a call on 01603 283382.

For the latest on what’s happening at The Garage, follow it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or get its monthly newsletter.


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TOASTies Family Day

Dragon Hall, 115 Kings Street, Norwich NR1 1QE
21 August 2021, 12pm-5pm

Come along to the beautiful setting of Dragon Hall for a free interactive day of poetry, performance, activities and games that are suitable for all the family! At TOASTies, parents and kids can come together through poetry, meet local and national poets, buy books and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine.

Pre-Book or Turn Up! FREE


Wymondham Rugby Club Family Day

A day for all the family to enjoy at Wymondham Rugby Club, Barnard Fields.
Sunday 5th September 2021
11am to 6pm
A day for all the family to enjoy at Wymondham Rugby Club, Barnard Fields.
-£5 kids wrist band for unlimited bouncy use from Prestige Sports.
-Meet some of the Alpacas from Wymondham Alpacas.
-Music from Spangled – steel pan band
-BBQ on from midday.
-Mr Frosty’s ice cream Norwich serving all your favourites.
-Bar open from 11am and much more.

Abbey Days – Wymondham Abbey

Wymondham Abbey, Church Street, NR18 0PH

Food, Music, Wellbeing & Craft Fair
Saturday 21st August 2021 from 11am
The Abbey’s popular summer fair is back with live music, licensed bar, street food, workshops and stalls galore. There’s art, willow weaving, cookery and more.
Free to enter.

African and Caribbean Market

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th 2021

10am to 5pm

There will be stalls inside on both days and then outside on the Saturday there will also be food stalls (Jamaican, Trini, Nigerian, Egyptian and South African) and performances (including Afroluso, Sefo Kanuteh, Rosy May, DJ Afronaut and Cubanda).
This is a community event celebrating the diversity of our area.

All About Dogs

Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0TT

Sunday 29th and Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021

Bring your dog to the Norfolk Showground for a weekend packed with exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too!

Doors: 9.30am – 5pm

Parking: FREE

Dogs: Permitted on lead. Must have full and up-to-date inoculations and you must clear up after your dog.

Day Tickets available online:
Adults from £12
Children from £6.50
Under 5s free

Book at

Autumn Wedding Fair

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TE

Sunday 5th September 2021
10am to 4pm
Free entry – no need to book.

The Stunning Autumn Wedding Fair caters for all brides and grooms, no matter your theme or wedding venue. From boho to elegant, rustic to modern, we have something for everyone.

You will be greeted with a bridal goody bag containing glossy magazines bursting with wedding inspiration!

The Forum 01603 727950

Bishop’s House Open Garden

Bishop’s House Garden, Saint Martin-At-Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1SB

Bishop’s Garden: Charity Open Days 2021

  • 1 August – TimeNorfolk
  • 8 August – Norwich Puppet Theatre family fun day

Numbers will be strictly limited and you will need to book your arrival time in advance.

Admission price is £5 per adult – accompanied children under 16 years and wheelchair users are free. Assistance Dogs only.

Visit the Diocese of Norwich website to book


Blickling Hall Summer

Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich NR11 6NF

Summer 2021

This summer cycle hire is open daily, from balance to e-bikes, they’re the perfect way to explore some hidden parts of the estate. Kick back in one of the garden deckchairs and treat yourself to a Blickling rhubarb-ripple ice-cream while the rest of the family try their hands at summer garden-games. Get ready to free your inner Robin Hood at archery sessions on selected days throughout the summer, before picnicking under the dappled shade of Blickling’s magnificent veteran trees.

Check the National Trust website for full details.


Boogie on the Broads

Broads Tours, Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8RX

Take to the Norfolk Broads with a floating disco or a sunset cruise this summer!

Boogie on The Broads
Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd September 2021
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets are £19.50 per person (this event is over 16s only)

Sunset Cruise
Thursday 2nd September 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets are £14 adults and £8 for 5-15 years. Free for under 5s.

Phone: 01603 782207




Bop in Eaton Park

CANCELLED: Please note organisers cancelled this event on 17th August 2021

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ

Sunday 29th August, 2021, from 11.30am to 3.30pm

Bop in Eaton Park – Mega Kids Dance Party

The stage will be packed with a line-up of kid-friendly performances from Pop Divas who will perform as Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. There will also be VJ Gazza, the live video jockey and an 8-piece band playing classic party tunes.

Licensed bar, street food and a mocktail bar for the little ones.

Under 5s: free
Aged 5-16: £5 (+62p booking fee)
Adults: £10 (+ £1.05 booking fee)

Book online at


Bressingham Steam and Gardens

Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Low Rd, Diss IP22 2AA

Summer 2021 event details coming soon.

Steam engines and gardens, a place with a hands on approach for all the family to have fun.  Bressingham Steam is a charity which opened to the public in 1961.

  • Gardens are fully open
  • Full steam service
  • Outside play area
  • Book tickets online in advance

Brick Dinos at The Forum

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
19th July – 30th August 2021
Open daily: 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
Tickets: pre-booking required for your safety. Booking live now.

Book via The Forum website

Fans of dinosaurs and LEGO® are in for a treat this summer when the two combine! Brick Dinos is a free, family friendly exhibition featuring a huge selection of dinosaurs created from LEGO® bricks. The exhibition also features a range of prehistoric creatures as well as dinosaurs.


Castle Quarter Roar-some Days

Castle Quarter Shopping centre, 100 Castle Quarter, Norwich, NR1 3DD

Roar-some Days throughout August 2021.

Castle Quarter is part of the Go Go Discover T-rex trail this summer. There will be dinosaurs hidden in the centre and they need your help to find them! Tick them off on the trail sheet as you find them for your chance to WIN £50 to spend in your favourite store.

Tuesday 10th August | Baby dinosaurs
Tuesday 17th August | T-rex
Tuesday 24th August | Raptor
Tuesday 31st August | Spinosaurus

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Summer

Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Bewick House, 22 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY

Come and discover Norfolk wildlife as a family! Every event is enjoyable for all ages, making them a wonderful way for families to explore the natural world together. Family events vary in location and theme. Whether you are interested in marine wildlife, wetland wildlife or arts and crafts, there is something for everyone.

  • Wildlife Watch
  •  Dyke Dipping
  • Free family fun days
  • Coastal creations
  • Bespoke family days
  • Family membership helps to look after Norfolk wildlife

Some restrictions to timings and access are still in place. Please check ahead before your visit.




Cromer Pier Show 2021

Cromer Pier, The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HE

Monday 19th July – Saturday 2nd October 2021

The Cromer Pier show is a 2 hour live variety theatre show, which includes a 30- minute interval.

Prices start from £10 for children with family tickets and group rates available (over 10)

Book at or call 01263 512495

Dinos at Night at Roarr!

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, NR9 5JE

Saturday 14th August 2021 from 6pm to 10pm.

Enjoy a twilight Jurassic-themed experience with all the usual attractions under the stars, including Dippy’s Splash Zone, Predator High Ropes and the new Dippy’s Theatre. You can also enjoy funfair games, a barbeque and bar and a sing-along to live music from The JRB Band.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Adults and children over 90 cms – £9.95


Dotty Pottery

New location at White House Farm, Norwich, NR13 6LB

Summer 2021 event details coming soon.

Paint your own ceramics studio. From plates to mugs and everything in between, Dotty Pottery  has everything you’ll need to hand paint a truly personal gift or keepsake.



Dr Dolittle at Holkham

Holkham Hall Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB  *Satnav: NR23 1RH

Wednesday 4th August 2021. Gates open at 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start (8.15pm finish).

Dr Dolittle Outdoor Theatre

Join Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Gub Gub the pig and Polynesia the Parrot for a sing-a-long evening of puppetry and entertainment! Where in the world will the gang go? Will they even stay on this world? Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the rats still have pithy observations to make? and most importantly, is Gub Gub still dreaming of cake!

Tickets: Adult: £15, Child: £10 (2-16yrs) suitable for 6+, Family (2+2): £45

To book call 01328713111 or visit the Holkham website.


Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven, School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ

All events must be booked online in advance from the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden website.

Summer 2021 programme:

Every Monday until 4th October at 11am and 2pm
Katakanu adventure tours. (2 hours) includes garden entry.
£27.50 per adult  and £17.50 per child

Every Wednesday (11am and 1pm)
Every Saturday (1pm and 3pm)
Intro to Stand up Paddle boarding. (1 hour) includes garden entry.

Every Wednesday at 3pm
Every Saturday at 11am
Social Stand-up paddle boarding. (1 hour) includes garden entry. Guests must have completed the intro to paddle boarding session to take part.

Every Wednesday at 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm (from 28th July) 
Wildlife Canoe Trails lasting  1 ¾ hours – 2 hours. Includes garden entry.
£27.50 per adult and £17.50 per child

Every other Wednesday from 7th July at  6pm.
Discover Dusk Paddle Boarding (1 hour) includes garden entry.

Every other Wednesday from 30th June (1 hour)
Intro to wild swimming

Saturday 10th July at 7pm (approx. 2hours)
Pantaloons outdoor theatre presents Pride and Prejudice

Sunday 18th July at 7pm
The Tempest outdoor theatre
Adult £15, Fairhaven Members £12.50,  Children £9.50

Saturday 14th August at 8pm.
International Bat Night (2-2 ½ hours)

Saturday 24th July and Saturday 21stAugust at 9am
Wellbeing through nature workshops (2 hours)
Adults £10, FGT members £10, NHS workers £10 (ID required)

Family Yoga Taster Session

Catton Park, Oak Lane, NR6 7DB Norwich, UK
Family Yoga FREE taster session at Catton Park

Tuesday 17th August 2021

9.30am – 10.15am

For mums, dads or carers to enjoy yoga with their children, from age 2 up to 10. Enjoy movement and mindfulness to start your day! Classes will be weather permitting.

Spaces are limited so please book your space:

Any questions please feel free to email

Felbrigg Hall Summer

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, National Trust, NR11 8PR​

Summer 2021

Explore inside the Hall or visit the walled garden to see fruits and vegetables growing – and don’t forget to look out for the hens! Try your hand at den building in the Great Wood and see if you can spot dragonflies around the lake. If you’re looking for a new activity to try, we’re offering guided archery sessions on selected dates throughout the summer holiday. Instruction will be proved as you aim to hit the target.

Keep an eye on the National Trust website for the latest information.

Film and Street Food Festival

CANCELLED: Please note organisers cancelled this event on 17th August 2021.

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th August 2021

10 Movies over 3 Days plus a street food market
Adults £9.50
Children: 0-3 free
1 x 3-15 year old FREE per paying adult

Thursday 26th August
(6pm) Labyrinth
(9pm) The Lost Boys

Friday 27th August
(1-5pm) Kids Club TWO MOVIES FOR ONE
Lion King & Jungle Book (2-4-1)
(6pm) Top Gun
(9pm) The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday 28th August
(1-5pm) Brunch Club TWO MOVIES FOR ONE
Mamma Mia & Dirty Dancing (2-4-1)
(6pm) The Greatest Showman
(9pm) Grease

Flints! History-inspired family activities.  

Norwich Historic Churches Trust, St Martin at Palace Centre, 15 St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RW.  

Craft-based, fun family activities inspired by Norwich’s medieval buildings and churches. Hosted by the Norwich Historic Churches Trust in our former medieval church.   

Thursday 5th August 12-4pm – Stained Glass Sun Catchers  

Sunday 12th September 12-4pm – Ghastly Gargoyles Clay Sculpture  

Free – just drop in. Visit our website or facebook for more info or call 01603 611530.  

Free Kayak and Paddle Board Family Day

Wells Harbour Maritime Trust, East End, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1.

Sunday, 29th August, 2021 from 10am.

A chance for families to borrow the harbour kayaks and paddle boards at the last slipway at East Quay.

To book a place visit the Wells Harbour Maritime Trust Activities Facebook Page.


Free Sculpture Park Tours

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Free tours of Norwich Sculpture Park.

  • Sunday 29th August, 2.30pm
  • Sunday 5th September, 2.30pm

Join an expert guide for a walking tour of the Sculpture Park. Find out something new about your favourite artwork and get up close and personal to works by Henry Moore, Cristina Iglesias, Antony Gormley and Elisabeth Frink.

This activity is FREE and is suitable for all ages. Places must be booked in advance.


Telephone: 01603 593199

Get Out! Wymondham Family Workshop

Ketts Park Community & Recreation Centre, Harts Farm Road, Wymondham, NR18 0UR

  • Three dates are available through summer 2021  and must be booked in advance:24th July: 10am-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm
    7th August: 10am-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm
    28th August: 10am-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm

Get Out! Wymondham is a free 1 hour workshop at Ketts Park, Wymondham to reconnect you with yourself, nature and each other as a family. The Get Out! Project is designed to bring families closer together.

Places are free but must be booked in advance here 

Gravity Summer

Gravity trampoline park, Riverside Entertainment, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1WT

Summer 2021 event details coming soon.

Parent and toddler themed events run on the last Friday of every month. Fancy dress is available at the park, but little ones are encouraged to dress up.  Suitable for 18 months – 5 years.

  • Parent and toddler sessions
  • Gravity fitness
  • Family pass
  • Unlimited Tuesdays



Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

5 Saturdays between 31st July and 28th August.

Coaster Cabana

The park transforms into a tropical playground for the ultimate summer party nights for 5 consecutive Saturdays, 31st July – 28th August, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

The event will include Live DJ sets from Club Tropicô, speciality acts, tropical dancers, pop-up cocktail bars and much more!

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the event link on their website, not the day-ticket booking calendar.


Gressenhall Summer Holidays

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, NR20 4DR

Thursday 22nd July – Sunday 15th August
Terrific Tractors
Join the fun trail, quiz and obstacle course and jump on board a pedal tractor.

Monday 16th August – Sunday 5th September
More in Commons
Play garden games in the courtyard, draw a creation on the giant chalkboard and explore the temporary exhibition ‘More in Commons’.

Sundays – From 25th July – 5th September
Visit on a demonstration day and be inspired by the work of local makers and producers.

All activities included in general admission. Must be pre-booked on the website.


Head Out, Not Home

Norwich city centre

Sunday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) 25th July to 5th September.

Throughout the summer holidays, you can enjoy free, live entertainment, dotted around the city, on Sunday afternoons.

Head Out, Not Home is delivered by Norwich Business Improvement District, NORCA & Sistema and  includes the best local talent, performers from across the country and Covent Garden Street Entertainment.



Help find the missing Joyland Snails!

Can you help locate the missing Joyland snails?
Six sneaky snails have left their tracks and headed off to explore Great Yarmouth!
If you’re having a day out at the coast, why not do some snail spotting and see if you can find all six around the town.

You can pick up a poster to colour in as you go from:

Great Yarmouth Library
Joyland ticket kiosk
St Georges Theatre Cafe
PRIMEYARC in Market Gates.
Use #GYSnailTale or post to the Freshly Greated Facebook page if you see one.

Heritage Day at Caistor Roman Town

Caistor Roman Town Heritage Day, Caistor St Edmund, Norwich NR14 8QN
Saturday 4th September 2021

10am to 3pm

This free event has something for everyone, including guided tours throughout the day, a children’s trail and cream teas available from 2pm.  Come along and meet Norfolk Archiological Trust, Norfolk Constabulary and Historic England and find out how you can help protect the past for the future.

Hickling Broad Dyke Dipping

Hickling Broad Marshes, NR12 0BW

Friday 23rd July, Wednesday 28th July, Thursday 5th August, Monday 16th August 2021

From 1.30 – 3pm

Dyke Dipping

Join us and learn about the wonderful wildlife that can be found in the dykes. The experts will be on hand to help you tell your boatman from your beetle larvae.

£3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members (Reserve fee entry for non-members)
Booking essential: 01603 625540


Hippodrome Summer Spectacular

Hippodrome Circus, St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Running until Sunday 19th September 2021

Summer circus and water spectacular

The summer special features the worlds greatest circus acts alongside hilarious hosts Jack Jay and Johnny Mac. It also features the world famous water spectacular where the entire ring sinks to reveal a gigantic swimming pool. This is an original 1903 feature that cannot be seen anywhere else!

Adults £21-£26
Concessions £18-£23
Child £13-£16  or call 01493 738877 (Box Office)

Holkham Hall Summer

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

Family events running throughout the summer holidays.

Here are a few events for your diary. Check their website for tickets and booking details.

  • Feast in the Park: every weekend from 17th July to the end of August 2021.
  • Tractor-trailer tour daily from 22nd July to 5th September (excluding 13th-15th August).
  • Festival of Sport, 13th-15th August, an ultimate family weekend.
  • Hideaway Cinema, 18th -22nd August, film festival.


How Hill Summer Theatre

How Hill Trust, How Hill Rd, Ludham, Great Yarmouth NR29 5PG

22nd August, The Tempest

Join open-air Shakespeare specialists The Pantaloons on a voyage to an enchanted island full of adventure, romance, magic and monsters!  

Gates open at 2 pm, show commences 3 pm, bring a picnic and something to sit on.  Tickets £14 per adult, £8.50 for children aged 8 – 16.

Tickets must be booked in advance, phone Jeanne Flett 01692 678560




Kids Comedy in the Park

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR2 1TN

Friday 30th July 2021 at 2.30pm

Red Card Comedy Club presents Kids Comedy in the Park.

Expect crazy circus comedy from Martin Mor, madcap musical improv from Noise Next Door, and silly side-splitting jokes from host John Mann.

Suitable for ages 6+.
Tickets £6 (over 16) / £4 (under 16)
Group bookings to contain at least one adult (over 18) for every three kids.
Adults must sit with children in their party.

Unattended under 14’s will not be admitted

Go to UEA ticket bookings to buy online or call the Box Office 01603 508050


Kids’ Yoga in the Walled Garden

Holkham Hall Estate, Holkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

Tuesday 3rd and Tuesday 31st August 2021
AM Sessions 10.30am & 11.30am, PM Session – 1pm & 2pm

Bespoke yoga sessions for your little ones. With sessions aimed at KS1 and KS2, each class encourages children to flow, imagine and become lost in their movements.

Cost: £5 – including entrance into the Walled Garden for the participant.

01328 713111

Magic of Thailand Festival

Eaton Park, SouthPark Ave, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Satuday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021

Experience the magic of Thailand with Thai cuisine, boxing, massage, dancing, music and performance.

10am to 7pm.

Adults (over 12) £4 – valid on either day
Children under 12 are free.


Maui Waui Festival

Hill Farm, Gressenhall, Norfolk. NR19 2NR

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th August 2021

Maui Waui is a ‘feel good factor’ festival, whether you are into fast folk, gypsy doodles, Electro Swing or relaxing reggae. No matter if you’re young or old, quiet or bold, you’ll find something you love at Maui Waui. There is a large kids area with crafting, stories, workshops, a bouncy castle, disco and more.

Visit the website for details of passes for day/weekend/camping

Meet the Dino’s at Anglia Square

Anglia Square Shopping Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1DZ

Meet a baby dinosaur and a raptor.

Friday 13th August 2021

Head to Anglia Square between 11am-3pm on the 13th August to get pictures your friends won’t believe with our dinosaurs!
To meet the dino’s in a calmer environment, pre-book your slot in our Autism Hour, 9:30-10:30 by emailing
Entry to meet our dinos is FREE, however collection buckets for Autism Anglia will be available on the day.




Meet the dinosaurs at John Lewis

John Lewis, All Saints Green, Norwich, NR1 3LX

Summer holidays 2021

Meet the dinosaurs
Made completely from cardboard and reusable packaging the Visual Merchandising team have been busy creating a brilliant dinosaur scheme to greet you when entering the shop!

Help find baby dinosaur Lewie
Lewie’ (#lewie_jlnorwich) is lost somewhere in the shop, see if you can track him down or enter the Dinosaur colouring competition for the chance to win a prize. Pick up a dinosaur colouring competition sheet in-store and post your entry into our dinosaur egg by the 19th September to enter.

Beginners needle felting – Dinosaur themed
Lower Ground Floor – Haberdashery department
Monday 2nd August, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Free but must be booked in advance in the department
Learn the basics of needle felting, discover how to make a needle felted shape using a cookie cutter. This will be themed to make a dinosaur mobile. Suitable for children age 10 and over and adults.

Children’s felt dinosaur workshop
Friday 6th August, 2pm – 4pm
Lower Ground Floor – Haberdashery department
Free but must be booked in advance in the department
Choose your dinosaur template, cut out your felt pattern, sew them together, stuff and embellish! Suitable for children who can hold a needle and sew thread.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

More details in-store or on instagram account jl_laurag.

Mr Stink at Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park, National Trust, NR26 8TL

Thursday 19th August 2021

Mr Stink Outdoor Theatre

Showing at 4pm
Age 7+
Running Time 2 hours

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair, and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour, and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Cost: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2+2) £45
To book visit the National Trust website and head to the Sheringham Park page.



Norwich Castle, 24 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU

Now until 5th September 2021

Mysagarden is a 12 week long food and drink event under the lights of Norwich castle. Celebrating Norwich’s vibrant food, arts and music scene, the space will be transformed for a summer festival experience for families, friends and food lovers to come together. or email

NCFSC Family Fun Day

The Nest, Holt Road, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3AQ

Sunday 5th September 2021: 2pm-6pm

Norwich City Fans Social Club Family Fun Day.

Expect entertaining activities and enthralling games for the children while parents and grandparents enjoy a quiet place to relax. There will be a BBQ, face painting, tombola, raffle, cake stall, ice cream and more. Plus, the Challenge Woods will be open for treasure hunt and play.

FREE entry and parking.

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Fun Day

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, The Street, Flixton, Bungay, NR35 1NZ

Sunday 25th July 2021 from 10am to 4pm

With stalls and games and all the planes, there will be lots and fun for all ages. There is even a Hurricane Flypast scheduled by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

*Please contact the museum before your visit, due to possible cancellation due to covid*

Tel 01986 896644



Norwich Canoe Club – Learn to Kayak

Whitlingham Boathouses, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TR

Summer 2021

Norwich Canoe Club

Our Learn to kayak, introductory sessions are a chance to learn the basics of kayaking in the specific boats we use and gain water confidence.

During the summer holidays we have 6 week sessions, 2 hours for 5 days. Cost £80.

To book email

Norwich Cathedral – Dippy on Tour

Norwich Cathedral

Tuesday 13th July –  Saturday 30th October

Dippy on Tour

Norwich Cathedral’s centuries-old architecture will provide a stunning backdrop for the famous 26-metre long (85ft) dinosaur on the final stop in his travels. The historic landmark is also the only cathedral on Dippy’s eight-venue tour

Entry is free.

Read more about Dippy here

Norwich Millennium Library Summer

Norwich Millennium Library

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

  • Story time via the library Facebook page every  Monday and Wednesday at 12pm
  • Bounce and Rhyme now available face to face in some libraries, check ahead and book in advance. Also available online.




Norwich Puppet Theatre Summer

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

Reopening in full in October 2021. Meanwhile…

Norwich puppet theatre is online! While the building is closed, you can find the following via the Facebook page or YouTube.

  • behind the scenes clips
  • “how to make” videos
  • downloadable resources


Old Buckenham Airshow

Old Buckenham Airfiled, Abbey Rd, Old Buckenham NR17 1PU

Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2021

A funfair, food village, bar and beer festival, classic cars, military display and your chance to take to the skies in a Cessna 172  or a T-6 Texan. Of course, there are also stunning air displays throughout the weekend.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Under 12s are free. Day tickets are £20 for adults and £10 for those aged 12 to 16. Visit to book

Old Buckenham Hot Air Balloon Festivals

Old Buckenham Country Park, Doe Lane , Old Buckenham, England, NR17 1PP

13th August- 15th August 2021 SOLD OUT

A fantastic 3 day weekend, showcasing the wonders of the the hot air balloon world with Friday Night Lights and early morning flights Saturday and Sunday, also filling the weekend with great local street food truck and beer festival.

01953 861466


Pettitts Animal Adventure Park Summer Fun

Pettitts  Adventure park, Church Rd, Reedham, Norwich, NR13 3UA

Thursday 22nd July to Sunday 5th September 2021

The park will be packed with family fun throughout the school holidays. There will be face painting, Punch and Judy on certain days and daily animal petting sessions.

On Saturday 7th August you can meet Murphy the baby dinosaur.

Uusual entry prices apply.

01493 700094

Picnic in the Park at Thorpe Rec

Thorpe Rec, Sir George Morse Park on Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew
Picnic in the Park – Thorpe St Andrew Town Council’s Community Fun Day

Wednesday 11th August 2021
10am to 3pm
We’ll have children’s fairground rides, a wood carving display and live music from both Gary Winter and Pirate Joe!
The Little Park Cafe will be open for all your catering needs and more will be announced….
Just a simple safe family day for you to enjoy the beautiful parklands and each other’s company!

Pirate Fun in Anglia Square

Anglia Square shopping centre, Norwich, Magdalen Street, NR3 1DZ

Wednesday 28th July 2021

The event is open from 11am, with a special Autism Hour from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Little pirates should head to Anglia Square for a day of Treasure Island fun! Grab a map, an eye patch and a flag and you may even win a prize if you want to come along in your best pirate fancy dress.

All proceeds raised go to Autism Anglia. To take part you need to pre-book a slot.

Plantation Garden Summer Sundays

Plantation Garden, Earlham Road, 4 Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 3DB

Now until 9th September 2021

Join us for Sunday afternoon tea, coffee and home-baked cakes, with accompanying musicians and singers on most Sundays. Panache Plants Nursery will be at the Garden on Sunday 25 July and Sunday 22 August from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

For a full line-up see or email

Pleasure Beach Summer Fireworks

The Pleasure Beach, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

Thursday evenings in August 2021

The displays will light up the sky at the end of each Thursday evening session on August 5, 12, 19 and 26. Fireworks are included in your entry ticket.

Tickets must be booked in advance

Ranworth Broad NWT Summer

Ranworth Broad and Marshes, NR13 6HY

Monday 26th July 2021 from 10.30am – 12
Wildlife Words and Wild Art
£3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members, Booking essential: 01603 625540

Monday 26th July 2021, from 1.30pm – 3pm
Dyke Dipping
£3 NWT members, £3.50 non-members. Booking essential: 01603 625540

Wednesday 11th August
Bespoke Family Experience from 10.30am – 12
New this year, a family will have the opportunity to explore NWT Ranworth Broad with our Engagement Officer, taking part in a range of activities.
£20 NWT members, £22 non-members. Booking essential, call 01603 625540




Ratatouille – Movie in the Park

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR2 1TN

Thursday 5th August 2021 from 2pm to 5pm

Ratatouille (PG)

Pixar’s Oscar-winning blockbuster is a firm family favourite. The heartwarming tale of a young cook and his rodent friend will be shown on the giant LED screen.

Bring a blanket or chairs and join in the fun. There will be a bar available as well as pizza, coffee and ice cream to buy.

Ticket Price(s) £13.50 per screening (1 child under 14 is free with a paying adult ticket, additional child tickets over 3 years £5, Under 3’s are free).

Buy tickets at UEA ticket bookings website or call the Box Office on 01603 508050.




Redwings Horse Sanctuary Summer

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Spa Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6UE

Situated in idyllic Norfolk countryside, Redwings Aylsham is home to almost 90 residents including real-life Black Beauty Maya, donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko, and Redwings’ notorious herd of Shetlands, “The Gangsters”.

Visitors welcome on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10.30-4pm. Play area remains closed for now. Cafe and gift shop on site. Free to enter but donations are welcome, please book a time slot in advance.


ROARSOME! Roadshow

City Academy Norwich, 299 Bluebell Rd, NR4 7LP
Saturday 31st July 2021

ROARSOME! Roadshow

Dinosaurs will be brought to life in an energetic, interactive and exciting experience. Junior rangers will be amazed, play, learn and have endless dino fun! Meet the UKs biggest T-rex, the cheekiest raptor & the cutest babies dinosaur. Tickets are on sale now at £10 per person. Under 2s go free. To book visit dinosaurhireuk and head to events.

Scout Activity Days

1st Dereham Scout Hall, London Road, Dereham, NR19 1AS

Mondays and Wednesdays throughout August 2021

10am – 2pm

Take part and gain skills for life with sessions that are interactive and inclusive, with a chance for everyone to grow their confidence, teamwork and physical activity. You do not need to be a scout to join the Activity Days.

  • This is part of Norfolk County Councils’ HAPpy Holiday Programme for young people who are on free school meals. Young people can access free days of activities, including lunch, throughout the county.
  • If you think your child is eligible, search ‘Big Norfolk Holiday Fun’ on the Norfolk County Council website to get your activity code.

For more information contact


Sprowston Summer Fair

Sprowston Community Academy, Cannerby Lane, Sprowston, NR7 8 NE

Saturday 14th August 2021 from 11am – 3pm.

Come along and enjoy a summer fair with more than 50 stalls including local crafts and makers, plants and flowers, cakes and produce. There’s face painting for children and an activity area. Cool down with refreshments on-site including candy floss and ice cream.


Strumpshaw Fen – Dinosaur Discovery

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Rd, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HS

Dinosaur discovery family trail

7th Aug to 5th Sept 2021 from 10am to 4.30pm

Jump into the Jurassic and discover all about dinosaurs in our family summer trail. Pick up your trail pack at Reception. Pack includes activity sheets, pencil and a small take home prize. £3.50 per child. Normal entry charges apply in addition to the trail pack.


Strumpshaw Fen – Wild in the Willows

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Rd, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HS

Wild in the Willows family trail

3rd July to 31st July 2021 from 10am – 4.30pm

Come and help Ratty, Mole and Toad with their adventures on the reserve. Pick up your trail pack at Reception; pack includes activity sheets, pencil, a simple craft and a small prize. No booking necessary.

£3.50 per child. Normal entry charges apply in addition to the trail pack


Wroxham Barns Summer

Wroxham Barns, Hoveton, NR12 8QU

Summer at Wroxham Barns includes family fun, shopping, eating and crafts. Free parking, no entry fee and pay as you go activities.

The Junior Farm and new fun park are now in a combined ticket option.  You must book tickets in advance.

Summer Holiday Flower Workshops

Dandelion & Bloom, Studio 4, Muspole Workshops, Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ

Two dates available for 2021:
Tuesday 10th August 10:30-1pm & Thursday 12th August 10:30-1pm

A fun and relaxed 2.5 hour session for your child to enjoy the fun of flower arranging. Florist Kelly will show you and your child how to create a fresh flower arrangement together.

Your ticket will include everything you need to join the session, including all materials and your child will leave with their own arrangement and a selection of floral inspired stickers.

Sessions are suitable for age 5 plus. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the workshop.

Price: £30 per child (accompanying adult free)

To book your spot, email Kelly at

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Whitlingham

Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Ln, Norwich NR14 8TR

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Wednesday 18th August 2021
10am to 2pm

Join us at the park for our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic! Bring your teddies down for mini den building, stamp trail and loads of teddy themed fun! All activities will take place on the picnic meadow by the Tipi. Hope to see you and your teddies there!

This event is free but there are charges for the pay and display car park.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Catton Park

Catton Park, Oak Ln, Norwich NR6 7DB

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 12pm

Bring your babies, children, a picnic lunch and of course a Teddy! Older Siblings and dads welcome too.

This picnic is free to attend but please email to take part. 

This will be weather and restrictions dependent.

Treasure Island Open-Air Theatre

Strange Fascination Theatre will be returning to Norwich this summer with their production of Treasure Island.

There are 3 venues for summer 2021.

The Plantation Garden, 4 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3DB
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July at 6pm

Catton Park, Oak Lane, Norwich, NR6 7DB
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July at 2.30pm

Hautbois Hall, NR12 7JR
Tuesday 27th July at 2.30pm

Tickets must be boooked in advance from TicketSource


Wells & Walsingham Light Railway Summer

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway,

All trains depart from and terminate at Wells Station.

A big adventure on the world’s smallest public railway. Climb aboard, sit back and enjoy a half-hour trip through beautiful countryside whilst you take in the evocative sights, sounds and smells of steam travel.


Whitlingham Country Park summer

Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TR

Whitlingham Country Park has reopened the Flint Barn, Lime Avenue, Old Quarry and Picnic Site car parks. The Parks paths, woods and green spaces are open.

Whitlingham Adventure Park is now open and includes family days out with fun boats, paddleboarding and archery.