Excitement builds for children at Norwich book store’s Lego event

Caitlin Kanis, five, with some Waterstones Lego event. PIC: Peter Walsh.

Caitlin Kanis, five, with some Waterstones Lego event. PIC: Peter Walsh. - Credit: Archant

Lego-loving Caitlin Kanis does not turn six until next month but she got an early birthday present when she joined dozens of other youngsters in building some new adventures at a city book store.

Families looking for things to do at the start of the half-term holiday headed to Waterstones in Norwich where a host of activities centred around the new book 365 Things to do with Lego Bricks.

Five-year-old Caitlin, from Norwich, was among scores of excited children at the Lego afternoon at the Castle Street book store on Saturday.

The youngster, who hopes to have a Lego-themed birthday party next month, said: 'I like Lego very much.

'I love Lego because if you break it you can build it again. I'm hoping for some Lego for my birthday. '


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Her mother Dinah Butcher, 29, said the event was a great way for them to start the holidays.

She said: 'She really loves Lego and loves building stuff and being creative.

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'I thought it was brilliant. There was a lot of different things to do. It was nicely organised and the children all seemed to have a good time.

'We come to a lot of the events that Waterstones put on because they do a lot of good children's activities.'

Louisa Theobald, children's book seller, who helped to organise the event, said: 'There was lots of people and happy faces.

'We did lots building activities with the bricks.'

She said it was part of a series of events held by the store to help show youngsters that books were fun and the store itself was an interactive place to come read and enjoy books.

Local author Isabelle King will be dropping into the store tomorrow for an interactive storytelling session from her debut children's book The Norfolk Story Book. The free event takes place from 1pm until 2pm. Call 01603 767292 to join the list. to attend.

Are you arranging an unusual half-term activity? Email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

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