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Half term activity suggestions

Looking for things to do with the family over the half term break? The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at UEA in Norwich has a stunning exhibition entitled “Magnificent Obsession: The Artist as Collector” which will appeal to adults and children alike. Alongside major artworks, you’ll find model elephants, Punch and Judy puppets, glass eyes and graphic medical illustrations, soviet space dog memorabilia and more! Go to www.scva.ac.uk for opening times and details.



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3 weeks in, 5 still to go!


3 weeks of the summer holidays have already passed and we hope you’re all having fun. If however you’re wondering how to fill the 5 remaining weeks, here are a few child friendly (locally based) events that might help keep the boredom at bay!


10th July – 28th August 2014
Free Street Entertainment from 5pm every Thursday until 28 August. Timberhill 5, 6 & 7pm.

Norwich Puppet Theatre
12th July – 1st September 2014
Outer Space Puppet Workshop. Age: 5+.
Different workshops on 31 July, 5/13/26/27/29/30 August, 1 September.

Holt Country Park
5th August 2014
World War 1 Adventure: Survival in the Woods.  Build a waterproof shelter and learn how to survive the outdoors.
Child £2/under 3’s free.

1st – 10th August 2014
Wells Carnival. 1-10 August.

Hemsby Beach
22nd July – 26th August 2014
Free Firework Display. Tuesdays until 26 August. 10pm.

Norwich Castle
11th – 15th August 2014
Birds for all Seasons.
11-15 August and other dates. 11am and 1:30pm.

Theatre Royal, Norwich
6th – 9th August 2014
The Wind in the Willows. 6-9 August.

16th – 22nd August 2014
Cromer Carnival. 16-22 August.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
29th July – 1st August 2014
4-Days Art and Nature Summer School. 29 July -1 August. 10am -4:30pm.
Age: 8-12s.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
24th July -1st September 2014
Object in Focus: Summer Holiday Drop-in. 24 July -1 September. 11am –4pm.
Family activities to do together. £2.

Norwich Puppet Theatre
4th – 15th August 2014
The Frog and The Princess. 4-15 August.
11am. Age: 4+.

Swaffham, Campingland
17th August 2014
Swaffham Free Festival. 1-9pm.

Holkham Hall
24th July – 28th August 2014
Park Discovery Day: Pond Dipping Drop-in.
Also 31 July, 7/14/21/28 August. 10am & 1pm.

Gt. Yarmouth Racecourse
24th August 2014
August Family Fun Day.
Families are always welcome with accompanied under 18’s entering for free.

Events as listed on www.primarytimes.net