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Digifest

1st-29th February 2024

Venue: Norfolk Libraries

Website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest

Celebration of digital making in Norfolk libraries throughout the month with free events for children and young people aged 1 to 14 - see the website for the full schedule of activities.

Norwich Science Festival: Under the Sea

10th-24th February 2024

Venue: Chantry Place

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/under-the-sea

Enjoy a self-led family trail around Chantry Place to discover eigh of the most amazing animals and plants that make the 100 million year old chalk reef (the Cromer Shoal Chalk beds) their home. For ages...

Norwich Science Festival: Under the Sea Trail

10th-24th February 2024

Venue: Chantry Place

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/under-the-sea

Enjoy a self-led family trail around Chantry Place to discover eigh of the most amazing animals and plants that make the 100 million year old chalk reef (the Cromer Shoal Chalk beds) their home. For ages...

King's Lynn Mart Fair

14th-24th February 2024

Venue: King's Lynn

Website: www.facebook.com/kingslynnmartfair

Fairground rides and stalls - see the website for details. Children's Day is 19th February

Fantastic February at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

17th-25th February 2024

Venue: Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Website: www.roarr.co.uk

Visit the Park and enjoy your favourite attractions such as Dinomite Indoor Play, Secret Animal Garden, Dippy's Raceway and more

Norwich Science Festival

17th-24th February 2024

Venue: Norwich

Website: www.norwichsciencefestival.co.uk

Full schedule of science based events - see the website for details

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Poo, Glorious Poo

17th-24th February 2024

Venue: Pensthorpe

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/poo-glorious-poo?start_time=2024-02-17T10.00

Pensthorpe’s Poo Trail is back and better than ever! Follow the route around this amazing 700 acre nature reserve, and discover why your pet rabbit eats their own droppings, and which animal likes to...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival: To The Moon and Back

17th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Gallery, The Forum

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/to-the-moon-and-back

Written by and starring Ben Langley - one man play all about the science behind a rocket trip to the moon. For ages 5+

Teddy Bear Express at Bure Valley

17th-25th February 2024

Venue: Bure Valley Railway

Website: www.bvrw.co.uk

Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult - see website for terms and conditions. Children can also take part in a themed activity for their journey

Wellies and Wonder at Holkham

18th-24th February 2024

Venue: Holkham

Website: https://www.holkham.co.uk/whats-on/wellies-and-wonder/

Welly hunt, create your own bird feeder to take home, winter sptter sheet and woodland play area -

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Step Inside the Explorer Dome

19th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Close

Address: Norwich

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/explorer-dome-2024?start_time=2024-02-19T09.30

Step inside the magical atmosphere of the Explorer Dome to discover new worlds in these lively, interactive and entertaining family shows! From the wonders of space to a voyage inside the brain, there...

Pirate Themed River Trip

19th-23rd February 2024

Venue: Norfolk Broads

Website: www.broadstours.co.uk/pirate-themed-river-trips

Family fun pirate themed river trip featuring pirate themed decoration, children's activity packs, fancy dress and commentary from the Pirate ship Captain Flint

Theatre & Cinema

Kidz Pop Party

21st-24th February 2024

Venue: Maddermarket Theatre

Website: www.maddermarket.co.uk

Show featuring an amazing live band, singers, dancers and comedy and circus acts

Bones, beaks and body bits

22nd-22nd February 2024

Venue: NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes

Website: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Explore bones, beaks and body bits of some of Cley's resident wildlife. Learn all about UK owls then dissect owl pellets looking for bones to discover what the owls have been eating.

Crossings and Connections at Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

22nd-22nd February 2024

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Join in for a day of activities based on the science behind bridges and other superstructures

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Bones, Beaks and Body Bits

22nd-22nd February 2024

Venue: NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes

Address: Cley-next-the-Sea

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/bones-beaks-and-body-bits?start_time=2024-02-22T10.30

Did you know that there are five species of owl in Britain? You can often see them across Norfolk, including at Cley! Explore the beaks and body bits, dissect owl pellets to look for the bones of their...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024: The Science of Jurassic World with Jon Chase

22nd-22nd February 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Address: 42 to 58 St George's Street, Norwich

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/science-jurassic-world?start_time=2024-02-22T14.00

oin author, presenter and science communicator, Jon Chase, for an entertaining expedition into the world of dinosaurs - or more specifically, Jurassic World! In this family show, you'll dive deep into...

Theatre & Cinema

Seedheart

22nd-22nd February 2024

Venue: Norwich Puppet Theatre

Website: www.puppettheatre.co.uk

Show with magical pop-ups, puppetry and interactive scenes telling the important tale of human impact on the environment. Recommended for ages 4+

Theatre & Cinema

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

23rd-23rd February 2024

Venue: Norwich Puppet Theatre

Website: www.puppettheatre.co.uk

Play based on the book brough to life using puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy. Recommended for ages 2+

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024

23rd-23rd February 2024

Venue: Epic Studios

Address: 112 to 114 Magdalen Street, Norwich

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/how-to-build-a-racing-car?start_time=2024-02-23T11.00

We’re going full throttle into the science behind racing cars in this family stage show with TV engineer and pyrotechnician, Fran Scott – exploring the processes, shape, and materials that make them...

Creative Creatures Puppet Making Workshop For Families

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.puppettheatre.co.uk

Create your own anthropomorphic animal friend. These sessions are for families to get creative together to each make their own animal puppet character inspired by the production of Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Family saturdays at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Try a wide range of activities from getting hands-on objects to meeting costumed characters and unlocking your creative side with craft activities, with a different theme every month

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Animal Top Trumps

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/animal-top-trumps-2024?start_time=2024-02-24T15.00

Dr. Jess French and Prof. Ben Garrod face off to find the best animal! Back by popular demand – Dr Jess French and Professor Ben Garrod go head-to-head in this energetic game of Animal Top Trumps! Will...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Brilliant Blood

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Audiotorium, The Forum, Millenium Plain,

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/brilliant-blood?start_time=2024-02-24T11.00

There’s a LOT happening inside our bodies! All the time, a busy network of blood vessels pumps 5 litres of blood, at a speed of about two miles per hour, from the very top of our heads to the tip of...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024: Maths Madness

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/maths-madness?start_time=2024-02-24T11.00

Are you ready for an energetic hour of mind-blowing maths? Award-winning maths communicator and musical comedian Kyle Evans takes us on an adventure into the world of maths – from paper-folding world...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival 2024: The Big Maths Game Show

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/the-big-maths-gameshow?start_time=2024-02-24T13.00

Kyle Evans hosts this family comedy and number challenge Award-winning presenter, entertainer and comedian, Kyle Evans, performs his brand-new family comedy show for Norwich Science Festival – how will...

Norwich Science Festival: Animal Top Trumps

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/animal-top-trumps-2024

Energetic game of Animal Top Trumps for age 5+

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Norwich Science Festival: Brilliant Blood

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Auditorium,

Address: The Forum

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/brilliant-blood

Science communicator James Piercy acts as a guide on this deep dive into the body, revealing all there is to know about blood and how it keeps us alive in this interactive and informative show for ages...

Theatre & Cinema

Norwich Science Festival: Garlic Theatre Presents

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Diss Corn hall

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/snug-and-grub

Funny organic tale, featuring a host of colourful puppets, a beautifully crafted set and food tapping music. Age 3 to 8

Norwich Science Festival: Maths Madness

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/maths-madness

Hour of mind-blowing maths. Expect music, laughs and mind-bending mathematical demos - for age 7+

Norwich Science Festival: The Big Maths Game Show

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/the-big-maths-gameshow

Featuring five different rounds of number based competitive games, you will go up against each other in this interactive game show-style performance, before the ultimate champion is crowned. Age 10+

Norwich Science Festival: The Riddle of the Viking Treasure

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: The Blake Studio

Address: Norwich School

Website: https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/the-riddle-of-the-viking-treasure

Become a Forensic Ecologist, using your knowledge of plants and habitats to help solve the crime. In this lively workshop, you'll discover how Forensic Ecologists can use the natural world around us to...

Theatre & Cinema

The Magic Bookmark

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Westacre Theatre

Website: www.thelittleboxoffice.com/westacre

Brand new, award-winning panto adventure with interaction, song, dance, puppetry and picture books

Thetford Riverside in the Second World War

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Ancient House

Address: Thetford

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Find out how Thetford's riverside industries helped win the War

Opening day for Old Buckenham Country Park

1st-1st March 2024

Venue: Old Buckenham country Park

Website: www.oldbuckenhamcountrypark.com

Country park reopens for 2024

Outdoor Events

Beach Clean: Salthouse Beach Road

2nd-2nd March 2024

Venue: NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes

Website: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Help to clean up the shore to benefit coastal wildlife. Free and no need to book

Local Saver Weekend

2nd-3rd March 2024

Venue: Bure Valley Railway

Website: www.bvrw.co.uk

To kick off the start of the season, Bure Valley are offering 50% off their full price tickets to travel with them when quoting the code LOCAL5024 - pre-booking is essential

Free Family Fun Day at Cley Marshes

3rd-3rd March 2024

Venue: NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes

Website: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Enjoy free entry into the reserve for every child and their accompanying adult all day. Hands on activities in the Education Centre

Free Family Sundays at Sainsbury Centre

3rd-3rd March 2024

Venue: Sainsbury Centre

Website: www.sainsburycentre.ac.uk

Drop in between 10:30 and 12:30 to look, explore,draw and more with a different Sainsbury Centre artist and theme each month

Quiet Hour at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

3rd-3rd March 2024

Venue: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Join for an hour before standard opening for a chance to explore the galleries at a more relaxed pace. Lights will be dimmed and audio will be reduced where possible. There will also be a comfy quiet...

Mum Goes Free Weekend

9th-10th March 2024

Venue: Bure Valley Railway

Website: www.bvrw.co.uk

A mum travels free with a full fare-paying adult - see the website for terms and conditions and booking details

Autumnal Fun at Oxburgh Estate

Venue: Oxburgh Estate

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/oxburgh-estate

Activities including a leaf challenge, welly wanging and more

Bare Bones

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Great Yarmouth,

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide

Exhibition inviting visitors of all ages to explore the beauty and secrets of animal skeletons

Bare Bones

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth

Website: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide/whats-on/bare-bones

This fascinating exhibition invites visitors of all ages to explore the beauty, and secrets, of animal skeletons. Skeletons help us understand how animals move, but they can tell us much more; these intricate...

Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail

Venue: Bayfield Hall

Website: www.bayfieldhallsculpture.com

Sculpture trail featuring works by 45 artists from across the UK set in the private gardens of Bayfield Hall. Under 18s go free - see website for tickets

Theatre & Cinema

Circus and Water Spectacular

Venue: Hippodrome Circus,

Address: 43A St George's Road, Great Yarmouth

Website: www.hippodromecircus.com

Circus acts and the world famous water spectacular where the entire ring sinks to reveal a gigantic swimming pool

Cromer Pier Show 2022

Venue: Cromer Pier

Address: The Promenade, Cromer

Website: www.cromerpier.co.uk

Variety show with new guest stars every week. Visit the website to see the lineup

Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT

Venue: Welney Wetland Centre

Address: Wisbech

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

Collect an illustrated guide full of Quentin's Blake's drawings and journey around the wetland as part of their summer events

Get Ready with Snap

Website: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/events/events-search/eventdetails?id=cfdbbee2-a220-ee11-9599-943c708cc496

Make your own finger puppet and explore the museum together, a self-led craft activity and trail for families. Every day at the Museum of Norwich during the summer holidays, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am...

Go Go Discover Trail

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.breakcharity.org.uk/gogodiscover

Family trail with dinosaur sculputres to find in Norwich and Norfolk

Hullaballoo

Venue: BeWILDerwood

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich

Website: www.norfolk.bewilderwood.co.uk

Storytelling, craft, face painting and the Puzzling Park Trail

Keeping It Regal

Venue: Norwich

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

City wide trail exploring what 'being regal' means to us today. Visit the website for a downloadable map

LAMB FEEDING AND LAMBING LIVE

Venue: Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Address: Lynn Road, Stow Bardolph

Website: www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

See the new lambs as well as lots of other baby animals being born during the spring

Nature Spy

Venue: Hoveton Hall Estate

Address: Hoveton

Website: www.hovetonestate.co.uk

Nature trail around the grounds

Parasquawks Flight of Very Fancy Colours

Venue: BeWILDerwood

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich

Website: www.bewilderwood.co.uk

Spot the Parasquawks and run wild as a family with all the rather curious creatures in this very fanciful adventure

RETRO GAMES: A GAMING JOURNEY FROM ARCADE TO ZX SPECTRUM

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, Blackfriars’ Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX.

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/timetide/ whats-on/retro-games

Exhibition charting the rise of computer gaming from 80s to the present day with the chance to play games using vintage and contemporary technology.

Sean Scully at Houghton Hall

Venue: Houghton Hall

Website: www.houghtonhall.com

Exhibition at Houghton Hall

Step Inside Oxburgh Hall

Venue: Oxburgh hall

Address: near Swaffham

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/oxburgh-estate

Eplore Oxburgh's ground floor showrooms, along with the Oxburgh Hangings, North Corridor and North Bedroom upstairs

The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion

Venue: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Castle Hill, Norwich,

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Exhibition exploring how the history of Indian textiles is a global story of Empire, conflict and luxury lifestyle which has contemporary relevance connnecting to ethical trade, consumerism and attitudes...

The Wizard of Oz Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House

Venue: Assembly House

Address: Norwich

Website: www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk

Themed afternoon tea experience - see website for details

Traditional or children's afternoon teas

Venue: Dobbies Garden Centre

Website: www.eventsdobbies.com

Afternoon tea options with unlimited tea and coffee refils

Walk Norfolk

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.pathmakers.org.uk

Access friendly walking fstival running throughout the month with a walk for everybody of all abilites. Find out more and sign up via the website

Wild Expeditions: Unearth the Past

Venue: Banham Zoo

Address: Banham

Website: www.zsea.org

Unlock the Mysteries of the Natural World, Extinction Trail, Dinosaur Ranger Experience

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