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Summer, Summer, Summer time – there are just so many things to do this week!

Make sure you check out our summer guides – Best Picnic Spots, Popcorn & Pimms (outdoor cinema and theatre guide) Festival round up, School Holiday Survival Guide and Summer at the Museums!


Wildlife Drawing, The Birdcage, Norwich, Weds 21st August

Spend the evening with some lovely furry friends for an alternative life drawing workshop at The Birdcage. Grab yourself a drink from the bar and get creative with live animals to draw! All skill levels are welcome – so even if you’ve barely mastered the stick figure  you can have fun too!

Tickets OTD: £8


Summer Family Fun Day, Norwich Cathedral, Weds 21st August 

Norwich Cathedral is having a second family fun day this summer based around an animal theme! There will be puppet shows, face painting, mini professors, outdoor games, a play area for small children and ‘sign up on the day’ workshops for drama and dance. With activities for kids up to 12 years old, you can wrangle the whole gang out and find an activity for everyone.

Ticket info: £3.50 for over 5’s – under 5’s and Adults go free


Bug-themed fun, Intu Chapelfield, Norwich, until Thurs 29th August

Juggling a trip into the shops and kids this holiday? The intu family club will be offering families free activities from 10am – 4pm.

Wed 21st August – the Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be on hand to help make paper pot planters and seed bombs plus the butterfly keeper show will explain how they take care of the beautiful butterfly.

Thurs 22nd August – listen to fabulous tales from a magical woodland storyteller and make bug-inspired crafts with the RSPB.



Fox Tales, Sheringham Little Theatre, Fri 23rd August 

Sheringham Little Theatre are putting on the hilariously fantastic and silly show Fox Tales – complete with the best of Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson stories crafted into a delightful and comical retelling. Including lots of child friendly jokes, weird and wonderful characters and fairy story magic, its the perfect outing for families with young kids.

Book tickets: £8


Dalegate Market, Kids Fused Glass Workshop, Sun 25th July – Tues 3rd September 

Dalegate market is running a short children’s course on fused glass, giving kids an opportunity to get playful and creative with glass, using paints and crushed glass to decorate and colour square templates. Places on the course are open to all kids under the age of 11 – and you get to keep your own art afterwards!

Book tickets: £25


Head Out, Not Home, Norwich, every Thurs until 29th August 2019 

If you’re in the city on a Thursday for a little late night shopping, check out the summer programme of street performers and live music from local bands and musicians.

The city comes alive with music and performances at multiple city centre locations: London Street, Westlegate, Gentleman’s Walk, St Gregory’s Green, Riverside and Cathedral grounds.

For the full schedule of performers, click here 



Summer Sounds of Music, Holkham Estate, Sun 25th August

What better way to while away a Sunday afternoon than basking in the sunny courtyard of The Lady Elizabeth Wing, enjoying fabulous live music. Grab a drink and a bite to eat from the courtyard café and sit back, relax and let the music do the talking.



Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Sat 3rd August – Sun 15th December 

Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed artists working in the field of ceramics. This major exhibition at The Sainsbury Centre will showcase Transition II, Odundo’s largest work, made up of 1,001 individual suspended glass pieces! This exhibition is only here for a few months, so don’t miss out on – entry is free for Sainsbury Centre Members and for both UEA and NUA Students.

Book tickets: £6.50 for Children and £12 for Adults with other concessions available


Boogie on the Broads, Wroxham, Wed & Fri Evenings until 30th August 

boogie on the broads disco ball

‘Get up and get down’ to your fav disco tunes as you cruise along the broads and watch the sun set. Bar on board, so strap on those sea legs!

Book tickets  £16


Norwich Ghost Walks, Norwich, until Thurs 5th December 2019

Every Tuesday and Thursday take a walk through the haunted streets of Norwich. See the spooky side of Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle, Elm Hill, Tombland and hear tales of the many lost spirits and poltergeists who are still seen, and heard, to this day. Mr O and I joined a walk last year and it’s a great evening out with a few jumpy moments. Walks start from outside the Adam & Eve Pub, Bishopgate at 7:30pm and last 2 hours (approx).
Book tickets: Adults £8 Concession £6 Spooky Meal Deal £14 (Book with the Adam & Eve Pub)


Friday Pizza Nights at Fielding Cottage and Heydon Village Green, August  

Heydon is one of the last remaining privately owned villages in Britain and a pint and pizza on the green outside The Earle Arms is a fabulous way to spend a Friday evening. Pre order you wood fired pizza from Huskwood Fired Bakery to avoid the wait.

Or, pop along to The Goat Shed at Fielding Cottages, Honingham where the Proper Pizza Company are onsite making fresh pizza every Friday night. I had a quick snoop of their site and found a rather nice cheese making course on Fri 16th August, which might make a fun day out too.

Find more ideas here

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