It only feels like yesterday
when we were celebrating Christmas and welcoming the New Year in, the last 6
weeks seem to have flown by and now we are only a matter of a few days away
from the February half term.
There are a few events and
activities taking place throughout Norfolk that will keep the family
entertained during the half term break, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites below.
Become a nature explorer and
buzz around the nature reserve trail discovering bugs, beasts and wonderful
creatures that make Pensthorpe their home. Finish the day with a marathon play
in the new WildRootz adventure play area where there’s dens to build, zip wires
to ride, slides to whiz down and much more to climb and explore too.
Join the Sculthorpe Moor
Nature Team at Creake Abbey where you can build your very own nesting box which
you can take home to put up in the garden. You will also have the opportunity
to visit a barn owl roost, see their nest box and learn some very interesting
facts about owls and birds of prey that live in the UK.
Walsingham Abbey is home to
the spectacular ruins of a medieval priory and pilgrimage and during February
the grounds are more breathtaking than usual as they are covered in a blanket
of snowdrops. Snowdrops are always a sure sign that spring is on the way as
they are the first flowers to emerge from the ground after winter. The grounds
are open every day throughout February and visitors can explore over 18 acres
of woodland that’s covered in a blanket of snowdrops.
Lady Hermione was visiting
Gressenhall Workhouse to meet some of the deserving inmates when she realised
that she had lost her favourite brooch! Come and follow the clues, crack the
code and search the workhouse. Can you find the location of the missing brooch?
Discover what other accessories a fashionable Victorian like Lady Hermione
might wear and make your own badge to take home in Art Attack!
Did you know that Dragons
have been a heraldic symbol that’s been closely connected to Norwich since the
middle ages? As a result of this very special connection, the Norwich Dragon
Festival showcases two weeks of family fun packed activities that celebrate the
dragon and it’s ties with Norwich. There’s nearly 70 events planned in over 25
locations throughout the city, so come and see fire breathing dragons, get
involved with dragon themed arts and crafts and take a quest to discover
dragons throughout the city.
This curious treehouse
adventure park is packed full of adventures and interesting characters. This
half term the Boggles will be sprinkling their magic and lighting up the
warming fires throughout the park. So head down to ride zipwires, clamber
across jungle bridges, slide down slippery slopes and enjoy the party. There
will also be storytelling and the opportunity to create your very own
wish-making potion which you can take to the fire pit to make all your wishes
Enjoy a steam train journey
in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. This half term we’re inviting your teddy
bears to join in on the fun by offering free travel for every child who brings
their own teddy. (Child has to be accompanied by a fee paying adult. Terms
& conditions apply) There’s also a teddy competition, teddy themed
colouring in and scrummy teddy bear children's meals are available at the
whistlestop café too.
Labels: BeWILDerwood, Creake Abbey, Gressenhall, Half Term Events and Activities in Norfolk, Norwich Dragon Festival, Pensthorpe, Walsingham Snowdrops