Family Life

Flamingos at Penthorpe Wildlife Park. Picture: Matthew Usher.

12 fun things to do with the family this summer

Looking for a day out to treat the children? Whether it’s animals, engines, magic or pirates and smugglers, there’s plenty of choice. We offer some ideas of what you and your family can do.

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Sleeping Newborn Baby Girl

Would you call your child Millicent? Medieval baby names bounce back

With a new survey stating that Medieval-style names are returning to maternity wards, we ask mothers; what did you name your child and why?

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Easter fun at Strangers' Hall, Norwich.

32 events in Norfolk to keep your family entertained this Easter

Easter has plenty of things to do for all the family. Simon Parkin previews dozens of events and activities to keep the kids entertained over the holidays — and don’t worry they don’t all involve eating chocolate eggs!

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Interactor Chelsea Carter-Crosby adds some of the last sprinkles of snow to the model of Hogwarts School at Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, ready for visitors to admire this festive season PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 14, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ  . Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Discovering the magic of Harry Potter’s world

The spell that ended the screen life of Harry Potter may be finally broken: JK Rowling is writing a film based on the textbook the bopy wizard used at Hogwarts. STACIA BRIGGS thought it was time she found out what all the fuss was about.

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Morris dancers and their Dragons perform outside the Forum as part of the Dragon Festival.

17 events to see as part of the Dragon Festival

Dragons are the creations of myth and legend - from St George to fantasy novels. But they’ve also had a long association with Norwich’s history, architecture and civic heritage, which the unmissable events below aim to highlight.

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