The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Norfolk Edition

Category: Days out

Muddy tries: a great kids’ art class

10 Jan 2017

Imagine a place where your kids can be let loose on guillotines, paint, scissors, wire cutters, marker pens and double-sided sellotape while you sit and chat with other parents, safe in the knowledge that nothing will happen to them (and that they are having the arty time of their lives).

Imagine still a place where the walls can (and should be) written on, where aprons and hot soapy water are provided and where there’s no clearing up to be done afterwards.

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Take 10 beaches…

2 Jun 2016

Despite the deluge of rain that has kindly soaked Norfolk this week, the weekend weather is set to hot up (honest, governor). If you’re thinking of  hitting what Norfolk does best – the beach – on Saturday or Sunday make sure you choose wisely (with over 30 beaches in North and East Norfolk alone, it’s a harder decision than you might think).

Here’s our round up of the best beaches to head to, whether you’ve got toddlers, kids, dogs or an affliction to sand in your sandwiches.

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Down on the farm

11 Feb 2016

Let’s face it: taking kids out for the day is often a selfless task with little enjoyment for parents (who can say they honestly enjoy pulling over-excited children out of a ball pit or mopping up gloopy chocolate ice-cream?). So when I come across something that is fun for both parties, I do a little internal dance before telling everyone I know – parents or otherwise.

Wroxham Barns is one of those rare finds that makes everyone happy, with its crafty emporium (parents), crazy golf (kids), deli (parents), mini train (kids), restaurant (parents), junior farm (kids) and café (both).

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