We know parents will be eager to keep the kids busy this half term, and fortunately there’s an abundance of options across Norfolk. Here’s some of our favourites:
Chantry Place, Saturday 4th February – Saturday 18th February 2023
For the keen young dino hunters amongst us, Chantry Place is the place to be this February Half Term.
Children can pick up a trail map from Langleys in Chantry Place or the Forum and set out on Jurassic expedition around the shopping centre to find eight extraordinary extinct dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures.
Along the way, explorers will learn some fantastic fossil facts and can complete the trail sheet as they go along, which can then be placed in the competition box to be in the chance of winning a £100 H&M voucher and a goody bag (as well as a sticker for completing the trail!)
Lindley Terrace is brand new to our books, sits just outside Norwich city centre and is available to book this February half term. Offering two beautifully cosy double rooms and an extensive library, you’ll sure to be lost in the history of our fine city at this stylish terrace.
Price: FREE to take part.
Bure Valley Railway, Saturday 11th February- Sunday 19th February 2023
All aboard the Teddy Bear Express this February half term!
Kids can go FREE on this delightful teddy bear themed train ride, taking part in activities throughout the 45 minute journey.
As an added extra, the Whistlestop Café will also be decorated and Teddy Bear themed lunch boxes will be available to purchase (these are not included in the ticket price!)
Don’t forget to bring your teddy along too of course!
Price: Adults: £19.00, Free travel for every child with a full- fare paying adult.
Various locations across Norfolk between mid- Feb 2023 – March 2023
One of the earliest signs that Spring is on the way is the appearance of these small, dainty perennials – and Norfolk is certainly the place to be for some of the most beautiful snowdrop trails around.
With a variety of trails across the county, you won’t be short of choice to catch sight of these short- lived flowers.
Walsingham Abbey is the host for one of the earliest opportunities to catch sight of the snowdrops, where the grounds of the abbey are transformed into 18 acres of these beautiful white blooms. The grounds are open daily from 10am-4pm from now until March 5th. £6 for adults, £2.50 children, under 6’s FREE.
Not to be missed, the stunning Bressingham Gardens also has a breath-taking display of tens of thousands of snow drops. You can follow the beautiful drifts of snowdrops throughout the gardens as part of the Snowdrop Bonzana between 11th February- 19th February. Speaking of breath taking, the beautiful Bressingham Lodge is only a short 8 minute drive from the gardens – check out this stunning Victorian home here!
Price: Tickets: £7.00
The Forum & Various Locations, Saturday 11th February – Saturday 18th February 2023
The Norwich Science Festival is back for 2023 with a combination of inspiring talks and exhibitions and fun for all the family to take part!
You can pick up a brochure detailing the wide variety of events taking place across the city, or you can download the guide here. Booking is required for some of the events, so be sure to check beforehand.
Be sure to check out the Explorium at The Forum in the Atrium. There will also be an outdoor marquee where everyone can explore the world of science. The Explorium will be open between 10.30- 4pm daily and entry is FREE, with a quiet hour offered between 9.30am-10.30am each day. Booking is required for the quiet hour which can be requested via norwichsciencefestival.co.uk
If you’re keen on attending but prefer being amongst nature rather than the hustle and bustle of the city, why not book Humbleyard Cottage, based only a ten minute drive from the city in the peaceful village of Intwood. The cottage is available to book throughout the duration of the festival. You can book here.
Wroxham Barns, Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February 2023
We’re certain ‘’EWE’’ and your guests will have a baaaa-rilliant time at this years Lambing Live!
The ticket price includes entry to the Junior Farm, where if you’re lucky you’ll witness the live birth of some lambs, as well as being able to see and feed a wide variety of other farmyard friends such as donkey’s, pig’s, goats and ponies – oh and don’t forget Ant and Dec the Alpacas!
Over at the Fun Park, children can ride the many theme parks rides available, including bouncy cushions and water balloon fights! There is also an 18- hole mini golf course and a soft play centre.
Price: Adult from £13.50, Child from £13.50, Under 2 £2.00, Carer’s FREE
Holkham Hall, Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February 2023
For the younger members of the party, you can pick up a trail map from the visitor reception and learn the history behind those who have resided at Holkham Hall in the past. The story is told by following a series of iconic landmarks around the picturesque grounds of the hall, where people of all ages can learn the story behind the characters and collect stamps along the way. Upon returning your trail map to reception, you’ll be rewarded with a small treat! There will also be an area where children can get creative with some ‘’bookworm crafts.’’
If the children have any energy left after the trail, there is an adventure playground in the woods to let off some steam and also a nature trail, where you can take in the stunning lake views and if you’re lucky, discover some amazing wildlife.
Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome!
Price: Adults £5.50, Children £2.50