Plenty of half term fun at Norfolk attractions

Magpie's Treasure Trove, Gressenhall museum

Magpie's Treasure Trove, Gressenhall museum - Credit: Archant

With the weather outlook leaning towards mild and dry over the rest of this week and into next, there is no excuse not to get out and about as a family during the half term holiday.

Meet the resident hedgehog at Pensthorpe's Bee a Nature Explorer event this half term

Meet the resident hedgehog at Pensthorpe's Bee a Nature Explorer event this half term - Credit: Archant

Some of the region's top attractions have special events to keep everyone entertained.

Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, has created an event for nature-lovers with activities based around the theme of shelters and keeping warm through the winter.

Bee a Nature Explorer is open daily from February 14 to 22, 10am – 4pm, and visitors can celebrate nature-inspired adventure play with activities such as den building, wildlife talks, games, quizzes and photo competitions.

There will also be three outdoor photo booths where families can get creative and capture photographs of their visit.


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Children can seek out hedgehog clues woven across the park and have the opportunity to make their own Hector the Hedgehog out of play dough and natural materials as well as meet the resident hedgehog.

For more information including directions and opening times visit www.pensthorpe.com or call 01328 851465.

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At Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse a mischievous magpie has found its way into the museum and collected lots of treasures.

Visitors will help staff find them, by exploring the vast stores of the Norfolk Collections Centre.

The treasure hunt with a difference runs from Monday, February 16 to Friday, February 20.

The Magpie's Treasure Trove will allow visitors to to explore the whole site and enjoy other entertainment and activities along the way including puppet shows and crafts.

For more information, see www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall.

A range of half-term activities for children and adults are also being run at Holt Country Park.

The turn-up-on-the-day events are run by North Norfolk District Council's countryside rangers, and cost £1 per child, with adults free.

They include shelter building, a mini beast and scavenger hunt and the Muddy Boots volunteer club where young volunteers can help with conservation work and wildlife surveys, while learning new skills.

For more information about the country park events visit the website www.northnorfolk.org/events, call the countryside ranger on 07920 576634 or email anne-marie.katnoria@north-norfolk.gov.uk.

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