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Mon 28 May - Sun 3 June 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018, Norfolk, Sat 26 May – Sun 10 June  

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates local artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work.

New for this year – an Art Trail taking people on a guided tour of the Open Studios. Many artists run special events and activities offering visitors the chance to get creative and have a go themselves!

Studios are FREE to visit and visitors don’t need to book in advance, unless you are a large group.


Exploring North Norfolk Exhibition, Gallery Plus, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sat 26 May – Sat 9 June

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We love all things Norfolk here at Muddy and artist Trevor Woods paints a mighty fine picture of our wonderful coastline. If you fancy something a little more modern, Trevor’s interpretation of decaying boats, buildings, and sea defences are certainly worth a looksie!


Funtastic Half Term at Holkham, Holkham Hall Estate, Mon 28 May – Fri 1 June 

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Head over to Holkham this May half term for a fun-tastic programme of crafts, challenges, bike rides, bouncy castles, zorbing, circus skills and outdoor activities!

There’s an interactive Field to Fork exhibition, a deer safari and pond dipping. Plus bring the bikes for the animal safari challenge and join Doc Spinoff and his wacky bikes!

In the walled garden  you’ll find face painting, craft galore, a bouncy castle and pirate obstacle course. Children’s entertainer Stevie Spud will be whipping up a frenzy with his crazy circus skills and magic shows!

For the older kids – critter croquet, giant Jenga, supersized Scrabble, hook-a-duck, a living word-search and football zorbing!

Book tickets – £7.50 – £44 (family ticket)


Fascinating Fossils, West Runton, Tues 29 May 

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It’s half term and thank you to the amazing Norfolk Wildlife Trust for their fab programme of events to help keep mums sane and kids active!


Gin Tasting, The Library Restaurant, Norwich, Thurs 31 May  

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Any night that gives me the chance to drink lots of lovely gin under the guise of self improvement is a winner for me! Join St Giles gin creators – Alison and Simon Melton to talk all things gin while eating four specially prepared and carefully matched dishes.

Book tickets  £25.00


Cockamamy, Theatre Royal Norwich, Thurs 31 May 

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Part of the Theatre Royals Creative Matters series on Dementia, Cockamamy is a heart breaking, savagely funny new play about companionship exploring the reality of living with dementia.

Based on a true story – Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together. Eat together. Watch Countdown together. Until things start to become a little nonsensical.

Book tickets £10 – £12


Sarah Kendell: One-Seventeen, The Norwich Playhouse, Fri 1 June  

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One-Seventeen  is a show about a number and all the people contained inside it. It’s an eclectic mix of connected short stories: a family in crisis waiting to see Halley’s Comet, a hamster with organ failure, an astronaut re-entering the atmosphere.  Comedy and tragedy in equal measure, Sarah Kendell promises to be a burst out laughing and gasp in horror kind of a night.

Book tickets £15.00


FRYAY, The Birdcage, Norwich, Fri 1 June (5-8pm)


Get that fryay feeling with goujon and chips AND a minature bottle of prosecco, while the DJ spins the vinyl. Great start to the weekend!

Every Friday – £7.00 pp


Peppa Pig’s Adventures, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 2 – Sun 3 June   

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One for the grandparents – “go on you’ll love it mum”

The story line is a winner – Peppa goes on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure – what could possibly go wrong? Full of games, laughter and live music to keep the little ones amused for at least an hour – you hope!

Book tickets £10.50 – 20.50


Let’s Dance ’80s, The Open, Norwich, Sat 2 June  

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Puntastic – here we go ……. Do you love a bit of ‘Dancing in the Dark’? Are you ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ to get ‘Footloose’?

If the answer’s “Yes”, then you’re going to love ‘Let’s Dance ‘80s’, the Open’s brand new 80’s night, promising to be an unforgettable ‘Thriller’ of a night!

All YOU’VE got to do is ‘Walk This Way’ and say ‘Let’s Dance’.

Book tickets £9.00


The Lady in the Van, Sheringham Little Theatre, Sat 2 June 

Going to see local ‘Am Dram’ theatre might seem a little risqué for a Saturday night out.  However, pick a good play and you might just be pleasantly surprised!

Recently on the big screen with the fabulous Dame Maggie Smith, The St George Players are now bringing this classic to the stage at The Sheringham Little Theatre.  The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970’s.  Bennett allowed her to, temporarily, park her dilapidated Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home.  She stayed there for 15 years.

Buy tickets £10


Mildred’s Fabulous Maypole Fete, BeWILDerwood, Hoveton, Mon 28 May – Sun 3 June 

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The school holidays are the best time to experience the full excitement and wonderfulness of our ‘Muddy Award’ winning family attraction – BeWILDerwood.  Always lots of extras to enjoy and this half term there will be swirling and twirling round the Maypole to help wake up the bugs for Spring.  Fun and frolics at the Grubbles Mini Games plus the usual den building, tree top adventure, zip wires, face painting and interactive story telling – what more could you want for a great family day out!
Book tickets £16.50


Jarrold’s Ladies Day at Fakenham Races, Fakenham, Sun 3 June 

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Hats and heels at the ready – the Jarrold’s Ladies Day at Fakenham races is always a prosecco fuelled fun day out!

Book tickets £8-£23


Live Music with Emma O’Reilly, The Rooftop Gardens, Norwich, Sun 3 June 

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What a great way to round off the weekend – sitting on the rooftop terrace with something chilled and listening to live music from Irish singer/songwriter Emma O’Reilly.  If you like Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Regina Spektor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy Emma’s fusion of alternative rock, pop and folk!



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