School Holidays Norwich

Summer Holidays

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BeWILDerwood Summer Parade

BeWILDerwood, Horning Road, Hoveton, NR12 8JW

Summer is almost here! It’s the best time to run WILD in the woods, and be part of the most spectacular silly summer parade!

Swampy’s Silly Summer Parade will begin at 2pm at the Storytelling Stage! Meet there to be part of the action, or keep an eye out for Mildred as she makes her swishy way through the woods!

But that’s not all, the Grubbles have set up camp in Den Building with a series of soopa fun mini games! Coupled with the Trophy Trail, designed to challenge even the most seasoned BeWILDerwood friend, there are lots of fun and frolics to discover in the woods this summer!

Make sure you visit the incloosive activities held in the Big Hat and Face Painting Pavilion – with a Curious Crown and Sparkly Scales Mildred is sure to shout yoohoo to you from the Scaaary Lake!

As always we have a delectable offering of locally sourced food, including delicious cooling ice cream! (Sweet Sludge Fudge is Swampy’s favorite!)

We can’t wait to see you this summer for a boggle brilliant day out!

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Bowling House

5-7 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4HX

Forget what you thought you knew about bowling, Bowling House offers something new with five intimate lanes, contemporary décor and scrumptious food. With bowling starting from £5, kids summer passes (unlimited bowling) at £19:95 it’s the perfect place for families to spend an afternoon.

Call 01603 397 412, visit the website.


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Castle Mall Summer

Ping Pong Party – 21st July 11am-3pm

Meet & Greet The Octonauts, 29th July, 11.30am, 12.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Meet & Greet Spongebob Squarepants, 2nd September, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

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CrossFit GAIN Kids

Gain Fitness, Guardian Road, NR5 8PE Norwich

Sessions available throughout the summer (apart from 23rd July, 6th August and 13th August).

CrossFit GAIN Kids is a fitness class for children aged between 2 & 16 and combines cardio, gymnastics and body weight movements with some weight lifting elements for older children. The classes are designed to be fun for kids of all ages and enable our children to grow up healthy and strong.

CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is CrossFit geared and designed for children. CrossFit GAIN Kids deliver a fitness that is designed to be broad, general, inclusive and most importantly fun! Healthy living requires that our children push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift and jump effectively and safely regardless of whether or not they play sport, We take those key lifestyle movements and incorporate them into the classes in a fun way so that children want to do it….they want to keep fit and active.

Contact 07501 321207 for more information

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Dotty Pottery

Hellesdon Barns, Hellesdon Hall Road, Norwich, NR6 5BB

Dotty Pottery is a paint your own ceramic studio based at Hellesdon Barns. You can pop in and create unique gifts and keepsakes with us; babies hand and footprints, teacher’s gifts, wedding gifts, Christening gifts, or book your hen party, work/group event, antenatal group or even hold your children’s birthday party with us.

Painting your own pottery is suitable for all ages and abilities and a great way to relax and be creative, or you can get us to paint for you.  We offer commissions painted up to order personalised with a special message and picture for weddings, christenings, birth plates and lots more.

We also offer signature plates to be taken away for keepsakes ideal for a special days or occasion.  These are designed to be taken away and brought back to be glazed, fired and collected at a later date.

The staff at Dotty Pottery are here to help you along your creative journey and are on hand with help and advice throughout your visit.  We also offer a helping hand with hand and foot prints and can do the writing on your ceramics at no extra charge.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tuesday to Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00

Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00

We are closed on Mondays.

Tel: 07495397165


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Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Open Air Theatre

After last year’s sold out tour of Alice in Wonderland, Strange Fascination Theatre return with a unique retelling of the classic adventure novel, ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ by Jules Verne.
Join Professor Lidenbrook as she ventures to discover the secrets of an ancient parchment that promises a great adventure beneath the planet’s surface!
Gathering a band of colourful characters to join her, she’ll face danger, dinosaurs, wonder and magical creatures, will you join the journey?
Suitable for children from 4 upwards, the show runs at 1 hour 20 mins with a 20 min interval.
The show tours to some of East Anglia’s most stunning venues! An exciting show with puppets, songs and dinosaurs!
Bring a picnic and join the journey!
Audience feedback:
‘Pure Theatrical Joy!’
‘Blown away!’
‘Story Telling at it’s best!’

THE GROVE, CROMER, JULY 21st 2:30 & 6
CATTON PARK, JULY 28th & 29th 2:30, 6 & 2:30
BUNGAY CASTLE, AUGUST 11th & 12th 12 & 3
To book your tickets go to:

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Mini Professors Summer Classes

Mini Professors Science Classes for 2-5 year olds – from the team that brought you Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense.

Summer Holiday Specials at Eaton Park are now open for booking!

Mon 6th August – Colour changing fun with Acids and Bases (10 and 11 am)
Sat 11th August – Colourful Chromatography (9.45 am, 10.45 am, 11.50 am)
Thurs 16th August – Chemical Reactions (10 and 11 am)
Mon 20th August – Wonderful Water (10 and 11 am)

£7.50 per child (sibling discount available)

To join us please book online via our website

Summer sessions are £7.50 per class (£8 Saturdays)

Our summer classes are perfect for children currently in Reception class.

At Mini Professors, we are passionate about science and we make science enjoyable for your little ones. As with any language, children can easily absorb and learn from an early age. That is why we try not to dumb down scientific terminology but explain scientific principles in simple terms with fun experiments.



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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Open FREE from Tuesday 24th July – Saturday 4th August (closed as usual Sundays and Mondays).

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Richard Jarmy Summer Pop up Shoots

Overstrand Beach
Sunday 12th August from 10-2
Sunday 26th August from 10-2

Earlham park
Sunday 26th August 3-4

All 15 minute slots.
Overstrand is located next to Cromer and is such a wonderful beach that I keep coming back time and time again to capture more and more lovely families who would like a professional photoshoot with their family without the hassle of studios, lighting and awkward posing.

Earlham Park really is a hidden gem when it comes to photos as there is grassland, woodland and the beautiful gardens and river to explore. Try something different this summer holiday with the children and come along to a pop up shoot and make memories you will cherish forever!

What you get: all the edited photos uploaded onto a private gallery, plus with the added bonus of a mobile app so that you can view the images anywhere in the world! (Should you wish to do that!)
***EXCLUSIVE MUMBLER OFFER*** Price is £45 + booking fee, just use the code Mumbler10 when booking.

If you have any questions, then please do send me a message or email me on
If times do not work, then I can add more to accommodate.


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Tots Town Summer Unlimited Pass

4 Station Court, Hethersett, Norfolk, NR9 3AY

Role play to your heart’s content at Tots Town over the Summer.  Purchase a Summer Pass and take your pick of any available on-line bookable play sessions over the summer.  After purchase, your unique Summer Pass coupon code will be emailed to you within 24 hrs.

The Summer Pass is available for purchase in June. Each pass is valid only for an individual child , and is not transferable, and can be used for a maximum of 1 child place per day. Use outside of these terms, or non-attendance of 3 booked sessions will result in cancellation of the pass.

01603 928080


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Wild Fridays at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Wild Fridays – What will your family discover?
Running every Friday throughout the summer holiday join our friendly team of volunteers and explore our special nature reserve.
Starting on the 27 July till 31 August
Event start time: 11am
Event finish time: 2pm

Price: £2.50 per child taking part plus normal reserve entry (RSPB members free, Adults £4.50, children (5-17years) £2.50. One child per family goes free.)

There’s something for everyone each week with hands on ‘Wild Challenge’ activities rotating around woodland bug hunting, pond dipping and meadow exploration. You can also get stuck into natural art and craft activities using clay, willow and natures treasures and play our wild games.

Find out how the RSPB is getting more children connected to nature and sign up to our Wild Challenge Award Scheme ahead of your visit here:

Light refreshments and ice creams available at reception but why not make a day of it, bring a picnic and explore the reserve at your leisure,

This is a drop-in event – no need to book, just turn up on the day.

50 Days of Summer – Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE

Every Saturday 21st July – 8th September
Join us for a whole summer of activities as we celebrate a different animal each Saturday.

Contact 01953 887771 option 2

Abbott’s Dance Academy Summer School

St Michael’s V.A. Junior School,
Astley Road
Norwich.  NR5 9LA


4 years+. A 5 day, fun filled week of dance & performing arts.

Please visit our website for a more detailed description.

Contact 07535 142229.

A Norwich in Wonderland Family Fun Day

18th August 2018
Chapelfield Gardens

Live Music, Actors, bouncy castles, owls, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, stalls, games and more!

In aid of Hillside Animal Sanctuary.


Bandstand Summer Concerts

Take time to relax and enjoy the sounds of traditional bands in the city’s best loved parks.

3 June – Norwich City Concert Band, Chapelfield Gardens

10 June –  Pavilion Brass Quintet,  Eaton Park

17 June –  Great Yarmouth Brass Band,  Mousehold Heath

24 June – Hellesdon & Sprowston Brass, Waterloo Park

1 July – Norfolk Wherry Brass, Chapelfield Gardens

8 July – Great Yarmouth Brass Band, Eaton Park

15 July – Cawston Brass Band, Mousehold Heath

22 July – Top Brass Quintet, Chapelfield Gardens

29 July – Dereham Band, Eaton Park

5 August – Norwich Accordion Band, Waterloo Park

12 August – Taverham Band, Mousehold Heath

19 August – Dereham Band, Chapelfield Gardens

26 August – Norwich City Concert Band, Eaton Park


Bat Walk – Holkham

Tuesday 28th August to Thursday 30th August, 7.30pm

Join a guided bat walk and find out the truth about British bats. Using detectors you can listen out for bats, active at this time of year in Holkham Park. Please wear suitable footwear for walking in parkland and come prepared for all weathers. Tickets: Adult £6.50 Child (5-16 years incl.) £3.25.

To book online click on the button, or telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the day of the event after 4.30pm.

Please meet outside the ticket office in Holkham Park, 10 minutes before the walk begins. Please do not bring your dogs.

Children may participate but need to be able to walk approximately 2 miles.

Big Fish Little Fish Baby Rave


Chapelfield Gardens
29th July – 2pm-4pm

Amazing SUMMER venue!! with an amazing line up!

Following last summers amazing debut event and our `Out of This World` event at Epic Studios, Big Fish Little Fish returns to Chapelfield Gardens.

World famous DJ`s Nookie + Trax alongside live percussionist Paul Fistfunk Crowley will be performing to the family ravers! The event will take place in a big top tent with outside space, making it the perfect summer venue.

DJ`s will be playing (grown up) oldschool dance music along with confetti cannons, bubbles, giant parachute dance, themed crafts, Playdoh table, giant mural, face painting stall,fully licenced bar and more.

Big Fish Little Fish have been putting on multi award winning events (Winner of Best Family Event, Family Festival Awards 2014-18, Time Out ‘101 Things to do with Kids in London) since 2013.

We have entertained over 150,000 family ravers up and down the UK and have now launched in Australia. We have organised events in Dozens of venues including Alexandra Palace, the V+A and Glastonbury.

The event has a `Circus` theme with optional (but encouraged) fancy dress. BFLF events are aimed at 0-8`s and their families but older siblings are most welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child.

Bop Tots Summer Sessions

Bop Tots Summer Family Fun Sessions
Come and join us for 1.5 hours of fun with crafts, music & dancing and a social time with refreshments.
Monday 6th August @ 10am – Lincoln Hall, Hingham
Tuesday 14th August @ 10am – Kett’s Park Community Centre, Wymondham
Monday 20th August @ 10am – Lincoln Hall, Hingham
This class is suitable for children aged 1-8 years old.
Child Ticket – £6.50
Sibling Ticket – £5.00 (Non-participating under 1’s – Free)

Brave Allstars Cheer Camp!

Brave Allstars, 36 Europa Way, Norwich, NR1 2EN
31st July – 1st August (2 days) 10am-3pm

Don’t miss out on Cheer Camp at Brave! Cheer Camp is for athletes ages 5-17 and all abilities are welcome. We will cover EVERYTHING! Stunts, tumble, dance, jumps and even watching some routines. Athletes will be working in groups on skills they are working on or wanting to achieve!

Find on FB for more information.

Bumps & Babies at Chestnut Nursery School Norwich Research Park

Our first Bumps and Babies Group session was so successful that we are holding another at Chestnut Nursery School Norwich Research Park! It is an opportunity for expectant parents and those with babies to meet for a drink and a slice of cake!

Come and join us Wednesday 22nd August 10:00am – 12:00pm

We have a selection of baby activity mats, treasure baskets and toys. In addition, we also have baby scales, so you can check how much your little one weighs in the comfort of this relaxed and informal group.

Come and meet other parents and visit our Nursery!

Chestnut Nursery School
Norwich research park
Colney Lane

Or call 01603 274420

Cheap eats for KIDS!


Jamie’s Italian:
Between the 7th July and 31st August 2017 for every adult main meal ordered a child from your party can eat for free.

La Tasca:
For every adult in the group spending a minimum of £10 on their food order, a child eats free.

Between Monday 3rd July until Monday 31st July 2017 children can eat for just £1. To enjoy the offer with your family you’ll need to head over to their website to retrieve the code – not a lot of work for a great family offer!

Children’s Activities at the Norfolk Record Office

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


Hare today, gone tomorrow – 2nd August
Are you planning on doing one of the Go Go Hares trails this summer? If so, visit us to have a look at some of the rabbits and hares included in documents in the Archives Centre, before creating your own rabbit to go in our own large scale warren.

Get ready for battle! – 3rd August
Discover the rules of heraldry and consider what you would have on your own coat of arms, before using fabric paints to create your own tabard.

Life in a Castle – 10th August
Explore medieval daily life with artefacts from Norwich Castle, then design and furnish your own mini-Great Hall to take home.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings open 2nd July. Contact 01603 222599.


Children’s Eco-Crafts

Wells-next-the-sea Beach Cafe, NR23 1DR

Every Thursday throughout the school holidays, join the Holkham Education Team at the Beach Café for Eco-Crafts.

It’s free and with a different theme each week, we’re sure there will be something exciting to keep the kids happy while Mum and Dad enjoy a coffee or two.



Circus Inspired Fun at Jarrolds

Monday 30 July – Sunday 5 August

Try your luck this week at the Big Top floor at Jarrold with the spectacular Nerf Target Competition. Marvel at the Playmobil Roadshow and help us decorate the circus totem pole.


Monday 6 – Sunday 12 August 

Fun for all ages, come and enjoy the fun at the Big Top floor at Jarrold this week as the Playmobil Roadshow is back in town. Plus get crafty with Melissa and Doug craft demos.

And introducing… WIN THE TOY WINDOW

Can you find all our circus friends and be in with a chance of winning ALL the toys in our toy windows?


Monday 13 – Sunday 19 August

What can you make at the Big Top floor at Jarrold this week? From slime to Aquabeads, come and show us what you are made of!


Can you find all our circus friends and be in with a chance of winning ALL the toys in our toy windows?


Monday 20 – Sunday 26 August

It’s Build Week at the Big Top floor at Jarrold. Try your luck at the Lego Time Trials and Magformers speed tests and discover the magnificent dinosaurs with special gifts with purchases of Top Model or Dino World.


Can you find all our circus friends and be in with a chance of winning ALL the toys in our toy windows?


Monday 27 August – Sunday 2 September

Roll up, roll up for one more week only, come and join in the fun at the Big Top floor at Jarrold as we say goodbye to the circus of the summer with fun with Crayola.


Can you find all our circus friends and be in with a chance of winning ALL the toys in our toy windows?

Activities. Demos. Meet the Jarrold Circus Friends*. Competitions. Giveaways – and lots more!


Classic Ibiza – at Blickling

Blickling Hall, Norwich NR11 6NF

August 19 @ 7:00 pm11pm

Due to popular demand, tickets are now on sale for Classic Ibiza 2018!

The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

​​This will be Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will be followed by a half hour interval with the DJ playing the latest Ibiza tunes.

​As dusk falls, the lasers will hit the Blickling skyline as the Urban Soul Orchestra return to bring some of the best of the White Island’s dance tunes to orchestral life. It’s going to be another night to remember!

To book Classic Ibiza tickets over the phone, please call 01283 841601.

Crafty Little Tinkers – Summer

Crafty Little Tinkers- Dispicablemess
Saturday 28th July 10-11.30 at Mulbarton Scout Hut
Suitable for ages 10 months-6 years
This Summer Holiday join us for Dispicablemess!! The minions are on the loose and they are getting very messy!

Saturday 4th August – Baby Explorers Messy Minion Mayhem
Mulbarton Scout Hut 10am-11.30
Suitable for ages 8 weeks-24 months

All our activities are dairy and soya free.

Contact 07931 657120 for more information.

Cromer Carnival Week

August 11-17th, 8.30 pmMidnight

Keep an eye on the events page of the website at, for the full programme of events, coming soon in 2018.

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GroWild Summer

GroWild, White House Farm, Blue Boar Lane
Sprowston, Norwich, NR7 8SB

Wildcraft Adventures, Gaming Experience
‘Survive the Wilderwood, Beat the Monsters, Open the Portal!’
In this exciting outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from video games, to learn outdoor survival skills and earn points along the way; foraging for resources, trading with teams, shelter building, axe work, fire lighting, skills and marshmallow treats! Look out for the woodland creature at nightfall!

Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Ages: 6 Years +
Dates: 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August 2018.

Tribal Island Adventure Holiday Club for 6+
Imagine yourself deserted on a desert island tribal style! You and your team must find the treasure, hunt for resources and claim the gold in order to survive in the wild! In this two day, real-life mini adventure you will take part in the following activities; archery skills, tribal crafts, totem knife carving, map workshop, treasure hunts, water purification and wild campfire cooking. Problem solving, challenges, team building and games for kids who love the outdoors!

Dates: Thur 9th Aug 2018 – Fri 10th Aug 2018
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Ages: 6 Years +

Bug Tucker Jungle Trial – Holiday Club for 6+
In this two day, real-life mini adventure you will take part in the following activities; Bug trails and traps, journalism and outdoor animation, ‘bug tucker trial’ campfire cookery and pizzas, animal tracking, scientific exploration, team games, shelter challenges, mini monster handling!

Dates: Thur 23rd Aug 2018 – Fri 24th Aug 2018
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Ages: 6 Years +

Contact 01603 626741 for more information.

Holiday Clubs

Check out the listings for Holiday Care & Fun Clubs to keep your little ones entertained!

How Hill Trust – Family Fun Days

How Hill Road, Ludham, NR29 5PG
1st, 3rd, 7th & 9th August 2018

£7 per adult, £7 per child, under 4’s free

Thatch a roof with reed and find out if it’s waterproof, dyke dip for water minibeasts, outdoor games, treasure trail, woodland art and den building, lots and lots of unusual craft activities, access to our beautiful gardens. Please see our website for more details. A really good value full day out.
Booking essential.

Please telephone us on 01692 678555

intu Chapelfield FREE summer events

Lower Ground Mall (Outside Boots), intu Chapelfield


Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 July: GoGo design

Decorate A4 pictures of hares with colourful pens, textiles, paper, glitter, stickers, paint and feathers.  All designs will be stuck together to create a large hare collage; making a beautiful, vibrant GoGoHares art display in intu Chapelfield. Plus! Meet one of the talented GoGoHares artists, on hand to talk to families about designing and painting a hare.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July: Puppet fun

Join the team from the Norwich Puppet Theatre who will help families create their own crafty card hare puppets to put on a puppet show with their handmade creations.


Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 August:GoGoGolf

Families can compete against each other on a specially designed mini golf course; arriving at intu Chapelfield for two days only. A chance to practice putting whilst dodging some of the GoGoCreate leverets who will be hopping on to the course.


Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August: Rock on

The rock painting craze continues to sweep the nation! Decorate your own stone with a GoGoHares inspired design. Plus, there will be another chance to meet one of the GoGoHares artists and find out more about designing a hare sculpture.


Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 August: Clown around

Ever dreamt of running away and joining the circus? Now’s your chance! Join the intu Chapelfield team as the centre hosts its very own circus skills workshop, inspired by the fabulous Pablo hare. Join in the family fun with stilt walking and juggling plus circus-themed craft activities too.  Pablo’s artist will be on hand, chatting to intu family club members about designing and painting this stunning circus themed hare.


Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August: Treat yourself

Satisfy your sweet tooth and decorate a yummy muffin cone, making it look just like a GoGoHare. Tuck in straight away or take home to nibble at your leisure.


Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 August: ‘Hare Spy – with your little eye!’

Take part in the intu Chapelfield challenge to discover how well you know the GoGoHares.  Pick up an activity sheet featuring close-up photos of tiny details of the hares. Correctly identify which hare is which to win a prize.


Plus there will be another chance to get crafty and make your own hopping hare. And why not take part in a big kids versus little kids s-hopping challenge as intu Chapelfield brings the summer of Hare-tastic fun to an end!

Before you visit us…

Registered Kids’ Club members please bring along your cards. Not registered? You can sign up anytime at our information desk in centre, during event days or online anytime!

Kids Theatre in the Park FREE

Time Trouble, Bell and Bullock, Friday 3 August
11am Jenny Lind Park
3pm Waterloo Park
Join our bonkers boffins, Warp and Weft, on a voyage through deepest history.

Like a Tree, Hocus Pocus Theatre, Friday 10 August
11am Jenny Lind Park
3pm Waterloo Park
As climate catastrophe threatens a girl’s beloved tree, she learns about the fragility of life and that kindness is the key.

Sploosh, Foolhardy Circus Arts, Friday 17 August
11am Jenny Lind Park
3pm Waterloo Park
Mayhem prevails as the fools take you on a comic journey of epic stupidity featuring top class circus skills and clowning and finishing with lashings of sploosh! Celebrating 250 years of circus.

Pinocchio, Pendle Productions, Friday 24 August
11am Jenny Lind Park
3pm Waterloo Park
With a little touch of Magic in the Field of Miracles, Pinocchio starts his journey and quest for knowledge. Find out why his nose grows, how he gets out of his many scrapes, and if he ever turns into a real boy.


Limelight Studio Kids Club Summer Workshop

Limelight Studios, 113 Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2HY
26th July – 10am-3pm

With a certain Green Ogre visiting Norwich Theatre Royal, come and join the Limelight Theatre Company at their 1st summer 2-day workshop and explore musical theatre with the theme of fairy tales, swamps and green ogres.

01603 400096

Little People’s Drama Company

Summer Sessions – £8
Friday 27th July – Summer holiday
Willow Centre,  Cringleford
10am 2-4yr olds
11am 4-7yr olds
07887 773459
Friday 17th August – Summer Camping
Willow Centre,  Cringleford
10am 2-4yr olds
11am 4-7yr olds
07887 773459
Friday 31st August – Summer Holiday
Willow Centre,  Cringleford
10am 2-4yr olds
11am 4-7yr olds
07887 773459

Little Squirrels Play Forest Open Day

Need something to do with the little ones over the bank holiday? Come down to Little Squirrels Play Forest on the 25th of August, 11am-3pm.

*Free entry, face painting, refreshments and goody bags!*

You and your children will be free to explore the Play Forest which includes:

messy play,
sensory play,
water play,
small world area,
sensory area,
outdoor play (with a large sandpit)
And much more!

Come down and meet the Little Squirrels team and keep the children entertained during the holidays!

Contact 01603 633550 for more information.

Moo Music Summer Specials


MummaJumble Nearly New Sale

Wymondham Central Hall, NR18 0QB
10am – 1pm, 18th August

Our first ever MummaJumble. A place to get rid of all that baby, maternity and children’s stuff that has been hanging around your house for a while.
Tables £10 (trade £15)
£2 entry – kids free (£1 from entry donated to Babybank Norfolk)
Refreshments provided by High Delights.
We also have the fabulous Bop Tots joining us with their brand new ‘shake it & make it’ activity zone.

To find out more or to book a table please message Mumma&More.

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, 3 Bridewell Alley, NR2 1AQ
24th July to 4th August

We are open FREE to all, thanks to the support of the Norwich Freemen. Join us for family fun for free, and explore the history of our fine city.

Contact 01603 629127

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My First Circus – The Garage

The Garage, NR2 1NY
THURSDAY 26 – SUNDAY 29 JULY, 10.15AM, 1.15PM & 3.15PM

Jack and Jess wander around the old disused circus that they grew up in. The smells of greasepaint and sawdust fill the air, magically they journey back to the day when their family joined the circus. Jack and Jess have an important decision to make.. What will their circus act be? This circus story puts the audience in the centre of the big top ring by asking them to help Jack and Jess through their circus training. From learning to juggle, to experimenting with acrobatics and taming the tricky tigers; you’ll take part in this performance rather than just watching from a distance.

All-In Productions and The Garage are joining forces with Norwich based, Lost in Translation Circus to create this summer’s Spectacular My First Circus: The Circus Child.

Start the school holidays with a bang on a trip to the circus, like no other!

Age: 2-5
Running Time: 60 minutes

Norfolk Snowsports Club – Junior Tubing

Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TW

Ages 4-9 years £5pp

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August

Times: 12pm-12.30pm, 12.45pm-1.15pm, 1pm-1.30pm

01603 662781


Norfolk Treasure Hunts

Norfolk Treasure Hunts are a fun way for families to get out-and-about and explore our wonderful county. Follow the directions, solve the clues, and win epic bragging rights for completing the trail. There are several treasure hunts, of varying distances, scattered across Norfolk.

Find us at the Norfolk Treasure Hunts website.

North Norfolk Maize Maze

Just 3 miles from Cromer, Wizard Maze & Play is situated in the Norfolk countryside close to Felbrigg Hall, between the A148 and A140.

Hall Farm, Metton, Norwich, NR11 8QU

Race around on the go karts or take our tractor train ride through the Maze. Swings, slides… let your little ones get wet with sponges whilst in the stocks.

Make it a family day out, bring a picnic or enjoy the wonderful freshly cooked food from the Wizard Farm Café. Sip your tea and relax – knowing your children are safe in an enclosed play area, able to run free…

Telephone 01263 761255

North Norfolk Wizard Maze

Wizard Maze & PlayHall Farm, Metton, Norfolk, NR11 8QU
Opening dates TBC

  • Crazy golf
  • Large Jumping Pillow
  • Maize Maze
  • Toddlers Jumping Pillow
  • Big Pedal Carts
  • Small Pedal Carts
  • Straw Bale Mountain
  • Free Tractor Train Ride
  • Electric Quad Bikes (coin operated)
  • Climbing Frame
  • Basket Swing
  • Springy Animals
  • Slide
  • Cubs Corner
  • Pedal Tractors
  • Farm animals including cows, sheep and chickens
  • Wet Sponge Stocks
  • Football
  • Covered Seating
  • Farm Cafe
  • Toilets/Disabled
  • Car Park

Call 01263 761255

Norwich Castle Summer Activities

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
25th July – 5th September

A treasure trove of crafts and activities throughout the holidays – find out about The Thomas Brown Connections, travel Around the World with Robert Paston, discover the Truly Treasured, go wild with the Moving Menagerie, become a Paston Professor and so much more!

Activities are included with normal admission but vary daily.

Contact 01603 493625 for more information.

Norwich Cathedral Family Fun Days

Norwich Cathedral Summer Family Fun Day 1 –  The Amazing Ark of Animals
Wednesday 1st August 2018
10.30 – 15.30

The first of our two Family Fun Days in August is an amazing animals themed day.  We’ll be having fun with crafts, storytelling, puppet shows, games, dance, drama and more, all around the Cathedral.

Norwich Cathedral Family Fun Day 2 – All the fun of the Fair
Wednesday 15th August 2018
10.30 – 15.30

More family fun, with the second of our Family Fun Days in August! This time the theme is ‘all the fun of the fair’.

We’ll be having fun with crafts, storytelling, magic shows, games, dance, drama, balloon modelling, face painting and more, all around the Cathedral.

Activities are suitable for children aged 3 and above. Babies and toddlers are very welcome too and there will be a toddler ‘chill’ area available to parents and carers.

No need to book, just turn up at the Hostry to check in!

Pay on the day – £3 for over 5s, adults and under 5s free.


Norwich County Council Summer Play Days

(Waiting for a copy from NCC)

Norwich Millennium Library

All take place in the Children’s Library.

Wednesday 25th July Story & Craft Time: This Book Just Ate My Dog
10.30am Story 10.40am-12pm
Crafts Listen to a story and then make crafts based on the book! FREE, suitable for families, no booking required.

Saturday 28th July Pride Storytime 10.30am – 11am Join us for an LGBT+ storytime to celebrate Norwich Pride 2018 FREE, suitable for famiiles, collect a sticker 30 minutes before the session.

Wednesday 1st August Silliness with Scratch
4pm- 5pm
Learn how to code creatively. FREE, suitable for ages 8+, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Thursday 2nd August ImagiNation Creative Workshop
2pm – 4pm
Partnering with the National Centre for Writing, we’re hosting a creative workshop for young people, encouraging them to produce work inspired by what they’re reading. FREE, suitable for ages 11-16, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Friday 3rd August Read to Dogs 3pm – 4pm A special session where children can read a story and enjoy the company of a Pets as Therapy dog called Peggy! FREE, suitable for ages 3+, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Wednesday 8th August Slime Factory 5pm – 6.30pm Join us for a slime workshop where you can make your own slime to take home! Chargeable event to cover costs. £3 per child, payable on booking, non-refundable. Suitable for ages 7-14, children under 8 must be accompained, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Wednesday 15th August Story & Craft Time: That’s Not funny! 10.30am Story 10.40am-12pm Crafts Listen to a story and then make crafts based on the book! FREE, suitable for families, no booking required. Wednesday 22nd August Comic Book Workshop 10.30am – 12pm Join us for a comic book workshop where you can create your own superhero, villain and comic strip! FREE, suitable for ages 7-14 (children under 8 must be accompainied), booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Wednesday 29th August Slime Factory 5pm – 6.30pm Join us for a slime workshop where you can make your own slime to take home! Chargeable event to cover costs. £3 per child, payable on booking, non-refundable. Suitable for ages 7-14, children under 8 must be accompained, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Friday 31st August Read to Dogs 3pm – 4pm A special session where children can read a story and enjoy the company of a Pets as Therapy dog called Todd! FREE, suitable for ages 3+, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Wednesday 5th September Micro:bit Mischief 10.30am – 12pm Learn how to code a micro:bit and make it tell a joke! FREE, suitable for ages 8+, booking essential – contact, 01603 774703 or talk to staff in-library.

Wednesday 12th September Summer Reading Challenge Medal Ceremony 5pm – 6pm Join us as we celebrate those who finish the Summer Reading Challenge. FREE, suitable for familes, sign up when you/your child collects the final set of SRC stickers.

Norwich Puppet Theatre Art Skills – Summer

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

Pop-up Characters: Art Skills
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Price: £10.00
11am – 12.30pm
Ages: 6+

Pop-up Scenes: Art Skills
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Price: £10.00
1.30pm – 3pm
Ages: 6+


Painting Places: Art Skills
Tue 28th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
Ages: 6+

Painting Puppets: Art Skills
Tue 28th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
1.30 – 3pm
Ages: 6+

Drawing Techniques: Art Skills
Wed 29th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
Ages: 6+

Drawing Shadows: Art Skills
Wed 29th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
1.30 – 3pm
Ages: 6+

Collage Mini Theatres: Art Skills
Thu 30th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
11am – 12.20pm
Ages: 6+

Collage Puppets: Art Skills
Thu 30th Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
1.30 – 3pm
Ages: 6+

Clay: Art Skills
Fri 31st Aug 2018
Price: £10.00
11am – 12.30pm
Ages: 5+

Contact 01603 629921 for more information.

Norwich Puppet Theatre Family Days & Shows – Summer

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

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Sat 4th Aug 2018, 11am & 2.30pm
Price: £9.00 – £30.00
45 minutes
Ages: 3+

Family Day: Trolls
Sat 4th Aug 2018
Price: £15.00 – £55.00
11am show & 1pm workshop
Ages: 3+

The Hunting of the Snark
Sat 11th Aug 2018 to Sat 11th Aug 2018
Price: £9.00 – £30.00
45 minutes
Ages: 4+

Family Day: Pirates
Sat 11th Aug 2018
Price: £15.00 – £55.00
11am show and 1pm workshop
Ages: 3+

Susannah and the Sunflower
Sat 18th Aug 2018
Price: £9.00 – £30.00
45 minutes
Ages: 3+

Family Day: Shadow Gardens
Sat 18th Aug 2018
Price: £15.00 – £55.00
11am show and 1pm workshop
Ages: 3+

The Children in the Moon
Sat 25th Aug 2018
Price: £9.00 – £30.00
45 minutes
Ages: 0+

Family Day: Nursery Rhyme Time
Sat 25th Aug 2018
Price: £15.00 – £55.00
Running time: 11am show & 1pm workshop
Ages: 3+

Contact01603 629921 for more information.

Norwich Puppet Theatre Workshops – Summer

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

MagiMation – Summer holidays
Mon 30th Jul 2018
Price: £70.00
Mon 30 – Tues 31 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm both days
Ages: 9+

Children’s Workshop: Robots
Wed 1st Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Family Workshops: Jumble Puppets
Wed 1st Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
1.30 -3pm
Ages: 3+

Children’s Workshop: Heroes and Villains
Thu 2nd Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Relaxed Family Workshop: Furry Friends
Thu 2nd Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
1.30 – 3pm
Ages: 3+

Children’s Workshop: Unicorns
Fri 3rd Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Little Tots Puppet Making Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Mon 6th Aug 2018
Price: £12.00
Ages: 2+

Zey the Mouse Exhibtion and Workshop
Mon 6th Aug 2018 to Fri 10th Aug 2018
Price: FREE
Ages: 0+

Whole Day Workshops: All at Sea Theme
Tue 7th Aug 2018 to Thu 9th Aug 2018
Price: £24.00 (one day £24, two days £43, three days £60)
Tues 7, Wed 8 and Thurs 9 August – 10am-4pm
Ages: 7+

Children’s Workshop: Dinosaurs and Dragons
Wed 15th Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Children’s Workshop: Ninjas
Thu 16th Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Children’s Workshop: Wildlife
Fri 17th Aug 2018
Price: £9.50
Ages: 5+

Whole Day Workshops: Enchanted Lands  Theme
Tue 21st Aug 2018 to Thu 23rd Aug 2018
Price: £24.00 (one day £24, two days £43, three days £60)
Tues 21, Wed 22 and Thurs 23 August – 10am-4pm
Ages: 7+


Contact01603 629921 for more information.

Old Buckenham Airshow

July 28 – July 29

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

Very few shows allow you to take the controls of a range of exotic aircraft, and fewer still allow you to witness the very best pilots in aviation flying the greatest and most famous aircraft on Earth.


During the Airshow our traffic management experts ensure that yellow signs are clearly visible on the A11 to guide you the short way to the Airfield.

One Life Left – Norwich Gaming Cafe

One Life Left – Norwich Gaming Cafe
21 St Benedict’s Street, Norwich NR2 4PF

One Life Left is a video games themed café offering food, drink, parties and events, with screen hire prices starting from just £2.50.

Kids under 12 get 30 minutes free play when parent buys any hot drink.

Games suitable for all ages during daytime with 18+ after 6pm.

Contact 01603631114 for more information.

Pensthorpe Natural Park – Summer

Pensthorpe, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Spend your summer days outdoors and create memories…get closer to nature, explore the further reaches of the reserve, play as a family in our adventure play areas, follow trails, do some craft making, go pond dipping, build dens and more…

Contact 01328 863628 for more information.

Pond Dipping at Holkham Park

July 25July 26

Pop along to Holkham Park for some hands on, fun family activities exploring the wildlife you can find there. Fancy a dip? Have a go at pond dipping and discover what lies beneath the water in Holkham Lake. Sessions last from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.
Tickets: £3 per child per session, accompanying adult free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 3 years and under are free of charge if they are accompanying an older participant. No need to book, just drop in. Car parking charge applies in Holkham Park.Sessions last from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

01328 713111

Relax Kids Summer Holiday Sessions


RSPB Norfolk

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen – Marvellous Moths
August 11th – 8am

Join us and discover the wonderful world of moths, inspect the previous night’s catch in the light trap and help with identification and recording. Excellent photographic opportunities and the chance to see some of the rarer fen species.

Cost: RSPB Adult Member £5, Adults £7 RSPB Child Member £2.50, Children £3.50 Call us now on 01603 715191 or email to book your place.

Skate Norfolk

Family Roller Skating in Norwich (City College & Drayton) and Thetford. These fun session include games, training or just the chance to skate around with friends.


All have free parking. It is only £4 for a session (£1 skate hire)
Parents and siblings can watch or help the children without paying. Sessions are 1.5 hours.

Call/sms Ian 07879 402887

Strumpshaw Tree Fair

Strumpshaw Steam Museum and Park, Old Hall Rd, NR13 4HR

21nd/22nd July – 10am-4pm

This summer the Strumpshaw Steam Museum and Park will be once again playing host to Strumpshaw Tree Fair. From the 21st to the 22nd of July the grounds will be transformed in a nod back to the old Albion fairs of Suffolk, but with a Norfolk twist.

Tickets are available on the gate and cost £10 for adults, under 16s are free and this year we’ve also added a concessionary ticket for £5 for over-65s.

We look forward to seeing you all again this year.

Summer at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns, Hoveton, NR12 8QU

Summer’s arrived at Wroxham Barns – school holidays, family fun, good times – the perfect destination for a great day out. Plenty of free parking, no entrance fee, pay-as-you-go activities.

There’s so much to see and so much to do it’s the favourite day out for everyone….

Funfair is open every day 11am-5pm
Become a Junior Farmer for the day and say hello to all the friendly animals. Don’t miss out helping bottle-feed the calves everyday 11am & 3pm.
Bella and Barny will be hosting daily shows twice at 12.00 and 14.30 with music, singing, dancing and lots of fun and there’s free stencil face painting every day too at 10.30, 12.30 and 2pm & 4pm.
Don’t miss the chance to see who’s the champion putter on our Championship Adventure Mini Golf Course featuring slopes, water hazards, bridges and more!
Visit Betsy the GoGo Hare, part of the countywide trail of 68 beautiful individually painted Hares for Break charity!

Contact 01603 783762

Summer screenings at Cinema City

Cinema City, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD

Picturehouse Pop-Up at The Plantation Garden

16.08.18 – Beauty And The Beast (2017) (PG)

18.08.18 – The Beatles Yellow Submarine (U)


Every Saturday at 11am with activities from 10.30am. All tickets just £2.

Sat 28 Jul                       Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sat 4 Aug                       Isle of Dogs (PG)  * HOH Subtitled *

Sat 11 Aug                     Jumanji (PG) (1995)

Sat 18 Aug                     The Land Before Time (U)


Every Thursday at 11am. FREE tea, coffee, and a croissant with your ticket.

Thu 26 Jul                      Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Cert TBC)

Thu 2 Aug                      The Incredibles 2 (Cert TBC)

Thu 9 Aug                      The Escape (15)

Thu 16 Aug                    Hearts Beat Loud (Cert TBC)

Thu 23 Aug                    Disney’s Christopher Robin (Cert TBC)


Every Tuesday at 10.30am. Toddler tickets £3, adults go FREE.

Tue 24 Jul                      The Highway Rat

Tue 31 Jul                      Rastamouse: Mousteval

Tue 7 Aug                      Messy Goes To Okido: Humans

Tue 14 Aug                    Tractor Ted

Tue 21 Aug                    Hey Duggee: Programme 16

Sun 19 Aug, 1.00           Toy Story (PG)

Sun 26 Aug, 1.00                Monsters Inc (PG)

Sun 2 Sep, 1.00                   Finding Nemo [U]

Sun 9 Sep, 1.00                   The Incredibles [U]

Sun 16 Sep, 1.00                 Wall-E [U]

Sun 23 Sep, 1.00                 Up [U]

Dubbed English language versions

Mon 6 Aug, 1.00                My Neighbour Totoro [U]

Thu 9 Aug, 1.00                  Howl’s Moving Castle [U]

Sat 11 Aug, 1.00                 Spirited Away [PG]

Mon 13 Aug, 1.00              Princess Mononoke [PG]

Thu 16 Aug, 1.00                Ponyo [U]

Sat 18 Aug, 1.00                 Kiki’s Delivery Service [U]

Summer Spanish with the Spanish Classroom

Eaton Park Community Centre NR4 7AZ

Come along on the 9th and/or the 23rd August for some fun Spanish: games, music & lots of moving around. All welcome!! 11-12pm
Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds approx (do ask us about other ages)

Please contact us to book or for more information:

The Grand Norwich Duck Race

26th August, 11am-4pm
A quacking event for everyone to join in with!

Calling all corporates! Large ducks are just £100 which you can decorate in your own #ducktransformation and join in the social media buzz @norwichduckrace on twitter

We also have a small selection of pre-designed artist ducks – so email us to find out more.

Sponsor your own little ducks – just £2 each and you coudl win a prize if your is one of the first to cross the line!

This year is a special anniversary year for Break – 50 years #changingyounglives – so if you own a duck bought at one of the GNDR auctions, you could join in the fun for just £50 and re-enter your duck in the race (N.B. this duck will not go in the auction and be yours to collect after the race).

– Duck Parade from 11am on St George’s Bridge (Playhouse)
– Races start at 2pm
– Entertainment, Archers Butchers, cakes, games and stalls on the grass behind the Ribs of Beef – all from midday.

Thank you to our event partners for this event:
– Ribs of Beef
– Broads Authority
– Norfolk Paddle Company
– Prospect Handling

Tel: 07900 088700

The Great British Prom

August 11 2018 @ 6 pm10 pm
Blickling Hall, Norwich NR11 6NF

Along with all your traditional Proms favourites, the concert will celebrate some of the most iconic film scores of all time, finishing with a spectacular fireworks display.

The Mousehold Theatre Company – Summer

Mousehold Heath
1st-3rd August

Make some unforgettable memories and connect with nature at our 3 day summer school! Learn theatre and creative arts skills while enjoying the blue sky and broad leaf canopy of Mousehold Heath. Explore story-telling, improvisation, natural puppetry, drama games, clue hunts, magical mask making and more! Ideal for adventurous and energetic children aged 7 – 14. To find out more or to book a place, get in touch!

Call Sophie on 07584 061349, or send a message on Facebook.

The Play Patch Pop Up Play Event

Bunwell Village Hall
16th August, 10am-12pm

£3 per child entry, hot drinks included and no need to book. We regret we are not able to accommodate children over 4 years.

Contact 07528 199544 for more information.

The Playbarn (Poringland)

The Playbarn, Shotesham Road, Poringland

Spanish Summer Fun for Children Aged 4-7 years

Award-winning Spanish classes for young children. Inspiring them to love languages from an early age. We use songs, games and a lot of fun whilst learning another language at the same time!

Every Friday from 27th July to 24th August, 10am-10.45am

Contact 01508 495526

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway Summer

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway – A Fairy Tale Trail

Why not get carried away into a magical, fairytale world?  Take a steam train ride into the domain of fairies, trolls and toadstools!

Every day during the Summer holidays.

Normal fares apply, 4s and under go free!

01328 711630 for more information.

Whitlingham Park events

Whitlingham Country Park Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR

Booking and Information contact:

01603 756094/01603 617332

Worstead Festival

July 28th 10:00 amJuly 29th 4:00 pm 2018

Celebrating village life and inspiring the community; bringing something different to the North Norfolk countryside on the last weekend in July.

Adults: £5
Under 12s – FREE