Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend
PUBLISHED: 11:03 02 August 2013
If you are looking for something to do with the children, or to just pass the time this weekend then have a look at some of the great events taking place.
To keep your children entertained over the holiday, why not take them to see The Smurfs 2 (U) at the cinema. These happy creatures return to the big screen with a tale of good versus bad, that is very suitable for young children. Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) has been kidnapped by the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) for knowing a secret spell that will turn the wizards latest creations into real Smurfs, which prompts the rest of the Smurfs to take part in a rescue mission to Paris to save her. As with the first film all the Smurfs are computer animated, but set within the real world interacting with real life characters such as the wizard and ally Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris). This film is directed at young audiences with humour that will appeal to kids and occasionally parents.
For the music fans out there the VicFest is back in a giant marquee at the Victoria Inn, Martham till Sunday. Some of the best local bands will be taking part including Route 66 performing tonight, who were big in the 80s and 90s. Other bands such as Bad Touch, Dying Breeds and Grant Ley will also be taking to the stage on the Sunday along with many other local talent. Tickets are £20 for the weekend with day tickets at £10, with camping free. For more information including line-ups visit: www.vicfestmartham.webeden.co.uk
Another activity to keep the children occupied is the arrival of Milkshake! Live to the Norwich Theatre Royal for two performances on Sunday at 1pm and 3:30pm. Your children will be taken on an adventure with Milkshake favourites Little Princess, Tessie Bear, Fifi and Bananas in Pyjamas. These shows will feature new and old songs, along with funky dance moves and barrels full of laughter, making it fun for all the family. Tickets range from £5.50 to £14, with under 1s free. For more information visit: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be celebrating the harvest in a special event on Sunday 10am till 5pm, including a demonstration of the museum’s Suffolk Punch horses as they help to gather the harvest crops. Discover how bread is made in the Cherry Tree Cottage with the chance to help with the kneading, and sample some of the bread that has been made using a heritage variety of wheat. At the end of the day at 3pm you can also gather in the farm barn with the congregation for a thanksgiving service and celebrate the joys of the harvest. Admission is £9.30 for adults and £6.30 for children, with a special £5 price for grandparents. For more information visit: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm