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13 things to do over February half term in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 10:31 17 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:02 17 February 2019

The Teddy Bear Express running on the Bure Valley Railway pulls into Aylsham from Wroxham. Pictured is Eli Stuart. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Teddy Bear Express running on the Bure Valley Railway pulls into Aylsham from Wroxham. Pictured is Eli Stuart. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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From magical workshops at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure to creating your own music at OPEN Norwich, there is plenty to keep the kids busy this February half term.

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Fantasy February

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Morton Lane, Lenwade, NR9 5JW

February 18-24, 9.30am to 4.00pm

Online: Adult £13.95, Child (3-15) £14.95

Let your children explore Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure dressed as their favourite fantasy character to get 50 per cent off their admission price. Morning and afternoon workshops will also be held with the chance to make butterflies and ‘bug bling’. Book online at: www.roarrdinosauradventure.co.uk

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Credit: Laura FrancisRoarr! Dinosaur Adventure Credit: Laura Francis

Boggle Wish Bonfire

BeWILDerwood

Horning Road, Hoveton, NR12 8JW

February 16-24, 10am to 5:30pm

Online: Adult £16.95, Child (under 105cm tall) £14.95

Adventure through the WILD woods, gather round the bonfire with a pinecone you have found in the park, write a wish for someone you love, and send it into the flames through the “whirly-gig” so it floats up to the Twiggles in the trees! Enjoy free face painting, storytelling, boat rides and “Wish Whirler” craft making every day. Book online at: www.bewilderwood.co.uk

Viking events will be running throughout half term at Norwich Castle Credit: Norfolk Museums ServiceViking events will be running throughout half term at Norwich Castle Credit: Norfolk Museums Service

Legend!

Norwich Castle

24 Castle Meadow, Norwich, NR1 3JU

February 16-23, 10am to 4:30pm

Adult £9.50, Child (4-18) £8.10

With pop-up Viking beauty salons, costumes and objects to explore, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy. Activities are set to change daily but will include demonstrations of Viking combat, traditional Viking games and the story of ‘Hiccup the Viking’ will be brought to life. Book online at: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

Lambing Live

Wroxham Barns

Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QU

February 16-24, 10am to 5pm

Admission price to Junior Farm: £7.95

Wroxham Barns are offering the chance to not only bottle feed hungry lambs but with the introduction of their ‘Lambing Live’ initiative, visitors may even get to see lambs being born. There will also be a range of other hands-on activities, Funpark attractions and daily Barny Shows. Organisers have promised it will be ‘baaa-rilliant!’ Book online at: www.wroxhambarns.co.uk

Families at the Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: Denise BradleyFamilies at the Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: Denise Bradley

Forestry Survival Skills

Whitlingham Adventure

Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, NR14 8TR

February 19 and 21, 10am-3pm

£30.00 (limited spaces available)

Whitlingham Adventure are offering two separate days of activities over the half term period. Held on the Tuesday and Thursday of the holiday, focus is put on learning forestry survival skills and exploring the outdoors in a safe environment. Participants will spend the day building campfires and dens as well as experiencing archery and orienteering. This event must be booked online in advance and is for children only. Book online at: www.whitlinghamadventure.org.uk

The Teddy Bear Express running on the Bure Valley Railway pulls into Aylsham from Wroxham. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMOREThe Teddy Bear Express running on the Bure Valley Railway pulls into Aylsham from Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Circus Week

Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX

February 16 to 24, 11am to 4pm

Adult £5.95, concession £5.65

This half term, the Time and Tide Museum is embracing everything circus as part of the Circus: Show of Shows exhibition. Everyday there will be a circus themed craft activity inspired by famous acts of the ring.

A walk around the landscape park and stunning woodland garden at Sheringham Park. Picture: Ian BurtA walk around the landscape park and stunning woodland garden at Sheringham Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Teddy Bear Express

Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, NR11 6BW

February 16-24, various departures throughout the day

Ticket price: Adult £14.00, Kids go free

The Teddy Bear Express will depart from both Aylsham and Wroxham at various times throughout the day. Riders can take part in a teddy bear quiz, colouring activities and even a teddy tombola. It’s set to be great fun for the whole family. Book online at: www.bvrw.co.uk

A sail boat and river cruiser on the River Thurne. Picture: ANTONY KELLYA sail boat and river cruiser on the River Thurne. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Wild Animal Tracking

Sheringham Park, National Trust

Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

February 18 and 19, 10.30am to 12.30am

Event ticket price: Accompanying adult £3, Child £5

Learn how to follow the trials made by foxes, badgers and deer by identifying the tell-tale signs they leave behind. Guests can also make a plaster cast animal footprint and check the camera trap to check activity from the night before. Booking is essential at www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Children Go Free

Broads Tours

(The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8RX)

February 16-24, 11.30am or 2.00pm

Ticket price: Adult £9.50, Kids go free

Your journey will be accompanied by a live commentary from the captain. Not only will you learn about the history of the Broads but will also talk about the surrounding wildlife and get to cross off your bird spotting sheet as you go along. For more information go to: www.broadstours.co.uk/events

Pop Divas at King's Lynn Corn ExchangePop Divas at King's Lynn Corn Exchange

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Pensthorpe Natural Park

Fakenham, NR21 0LN

February 16-24, 10am to 4pm

Online: Adults £10.95, children (3-16) £9.95

The half-term event, which ties in with National Nest Box Week, promises outdoor family fun starting with a Nest Box Trail which will allow families of all generations to follow different birds’ track marks around the park leading to the various nest boxes each species prefers to call home. Nest box building will be available, for a small extra charge, for those wanting to get hands-on with nature and make their own bespoke creation to take home.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Credit: Ian BurtGressenhall Farm and Workhouse Credit: Ian Burt

Half term activities

Various Alive Leisure venues

February 18-22

Various prices

There will be lots of sporting activities as well as breakfast and holiday clubs to look after the children and get you to work on time.

This includes breakfast and holiday clubs at Alive Lynnsport (Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 2NB), including trampolining, roller skating and gladiator challenges, swimming family fun sessions at Alive Oasis (37 Seagate Rd, Hunstanton PE36 5BD) and Pop Diva’s Live at the Alive Corn Exchange (Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 1JW) on February 22 (priced at £16.50) including songs by Little Mix, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. To book visit www.aliveleisure.co.uk

OPEN Norwich Credit: Antony KellyOPEN Norwich Credit: Antony Kelly

I’m in the Workhouse: get me out of here!

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Beetley, Dereham NR20 4DR

February 18-22, 10am to 4pm

Adult £12.40, child (4-18) £10.50

Have you got what it takes to escape the workhouse? Hunt for the keys and tools you need to get out. Send secret messages and create your very own disguise to sneak past the Workhouse Master.

Activity Workshops

OPEN Norwich

20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF

February 19-22, 10.00am-2.00pm

Admission price: Two day activities £30, One day activity £16

Over half term, OPEN are putting on a variety of workshops for kids of all ages and are set to include activities like creative writing and ‘make your own music video.’ There are also sessions for the 4 to 6 year age group with activities such as ‘Little Kids Science’ and ‘Little Kids Get Sporty.’ Whilst these are kid only events, if booked into a two day event, parents are invited to attend the showcase performance which will start at 2.30pm. Book online at: www.opennorwich.org.uk

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