Family Life

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25 Norfolk family outings in which the rain doesn’t matter

Rain, rain — go away. With today’s heavy showers it pays to be prepared for your summer fun not to be spoilt. Thankfully there is still plenty to do with wellies and an umbrella. SIMON PARKIN picks 25 places to head to stay dry.

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Mannington Minnows nature club. Left to right, Jasper Davies, Charlie Trott, Inigo Westgate, Ruben Perkins, Hugo Trott.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Photo gallery: Country club where nature always means fun

Generations of children have discovered the joy of the natural world by building dens, concocting plant potions and tracking wildlife. ROWAN MANTELL ventured into ancient Norfolk woodland to meet the Mannington Minnows.

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Loopy ball at skaters,Walpole Highway. Picture: Steve Williams.

GALLERY: Get in the loop with a madcap new craze now in Fenland

The latest craze to hit the country has come to Fenland in the shape of giant inflatable balls that you run around in.

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50 things to do before you're 11¾. Go on a long bike ride. Photo: National Trust Images/Antony Mottershead

17 ways to get your children into the outdoors

Don’t deny your children or grandchildren an adventurous outdoor life, encourage them to reconnect with nature. The National Trust is committed to getting more children to enjoy the great outdoors. STACIA BRIGGS discovers a host of events where children can literally go wild.

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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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