We may not be able to venture out, but we’ve found a whole load of local stuff to keep you entertained indoors - from cooking to hula hooping to staying Zen!
Young Reds at Home Acadamy
You know how much we love Redwings? Well they’ve just launched their ‘at home academy‘ bursting with activities to keep the kids busy for a few weeks …….. we hope!
Free and fun downloadable quizzes and puzzles, colouring sheets and horse-themed craft ideas, games and even some quiet time activities! Printable record sheets and certificates too!
Daily challenges throughout April – simply print off the handy calendar and keep an eye on the Norfolk County Council Facebook page for updates and new challenges.
Norfolk Library Services
Hoorah for Norfolk Library Services who are saving mums of littlies from madness during social isolation. Online live reading sessions can be found and watched again on their FaceBook page. Plus they’ll be streaming their popular ‘Bounce & Rhyme’ toddler sessions every Tuesday morning at 10.30am.
For slightly older kids (even adults) they’ve launched their Brick Building Club and each week there will be a new building challenge. Join them to share creations every Wed at 4.30pm!
Pyjama Drama Norfolk
Hands up who has a child under 8 who can’t keep focused for more than 30 minutes??? Check out Pyjama Drama Online which is aimed at keeping 2-7 year olds amused and features regular LIVE or recorded sessions for you to join in with at home. There will be lullabies, bedtime stories, downloadable content, tips and ideas for home play, rhymes, songs, competitions and much, much more.
It costs £2.75 a week and for this you get a whole host of lovely discounts including a FREE 6 week activity pack called ‘The way I feel’, (worth £45) which teaches children to recognise and manage emotions through drama and play.
All you need to do is click the link below, ask to join the group, answer three simple questions and you’ll receive a sign up email.
Love Norwich Food – Cookery Classes for Kids
Every Tues and Thurs at 4.30pm join Zena live at her cookery school for some simple cook alongs. So far – Scotch Pancakes, Bliss Balls and Burgers! Follow Love Norwich Food on Instagram to get the recipe in advance and tune in for some interactive kitchen fun.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Check out their youtube channel for some lovely short guides to puppet making – perfect activity for the Easter Hols!
While we’re talking about food, a few of our favourite local chefs are getting creative on their social feeds. Check out Chef Daniel Smith from Ingham Swan making Twice Baked Smoked Haddock Souffle on Instagram.
Richard Hughes and his team at the Assembly House are cooking up a storm over on Facebook sharing their famous cheese scone recipe and a cheeky quarantine cocktail.
If you want some more serious nutritional guidance to help support your health and immunity, head over to our friend The Mindful Cook on Facebook or Instagram for lots of fabulous recipes and video demonstrations.
Fancy a trip to an art exhibiton? ‘Iceland’ by Trevor Woods at Gallery Plus in Wells-next-the-Sea caught our Muddy eye. This is a collection of stunning landscape paintings, all of which can be viewed online on Facebook.
Locally based but world reknowned – Lost in Translation Circus are offering loads of online courses for a fiver. They’ll be sharing a wide range of safe acrobat techniques from hula hooping to hand stands. Courses are targeted by age and ability and only cover things safe to do in the house or garden!
Watch this space as we have some exciting news coming from Holkham Estate and The Sainsbury Centre – TBA
Join local yogi Jackie Heffer-Cooke aka ZenMuma for free yoga every Tuesday lunchtime (11.45 – 13.00).
Also for any expecting couples, Jackie has moved her antenatal class ‘The Birthing Tool Kit’ online and will be running an interactive live experience on Zoom on April 18th. Normally £90, she is asking for donations from £20 – £90.
Wasn’t sure whether to put this under cookery but seemed wellbeing was more suitable! Join Jeremy Dunn from Norfolk Wine School every Friday night at 8pm on Facebook for a variety of themed food and wine workshops.