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Theatre & Cinema

The Little Mermaid

10th-13th April 2024

Venue: The Guildhall of St George

Website: www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

KLODS production of the classic story


Easter at Bewilderwood

28th March-14th April 2024

Venue: Bewilderwood Norfolk

Website: www.bewilderwood.co.uk/events

Meet the Easter Bunny at the Storytelling Stage, follow the trail to find where those pesky bunnies have hidden their Easter eggs and Easter themed arts and crafts

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Wroxham Barns

28th March-14th April 2024

Venue: Wroxham Barns

Website: www.bookings.wroxhambarns.co.uk

All the fun of the Junior Farm where you will meet friendly animals, see the expectant ewes with the strong chance of seeing a live birth, Easter egg hunt and unlimited play on the fun park

Easter Holidays at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

29th March-14th April 2024

Venue: Great yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Website: www.pleasure-beach.co.uk

Opening of the Pleasure Beach including a firework display on 3rd April

Theatre & Cinema

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

13th-13th April 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two

Website: www.norwichtheatre.org

Adaptation of the classic story from Box Tale Soup

Theatre & Cinema

Babe The Sheep Pig

18th-20th April 2024

Venue: Gorleston Pavilion

Website: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre Company perform this adapatation on the book of 'The Sheep Pig' by Dick King Smith

Theatre & Cinema

There's A Monster In Your Show

18th-19th April 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Website: www.norwichtheatre.org

Stage adaptation of Tom Fletcher's beloved 'Who's In Your Book?' series in this brand-new musical show for ages 2+

Farmers Market and Craft Fayre

21st-21st April 2024

Venue: Marshland Hall and Tearoom

Website: www.marshlandhall.org.uk

Food and craft stalls

Theatre & Cinema

The Boy at the Back of the Class

23rd-23rd April 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal

Website: www.norwichtheatre.org

Adapted from the book, this play highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home. Recommended for age...

Theatre & Cinema

Matilda The Musical Jr

26th-28th April 2024

Venue: Gorleston Pavilion

Website: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

Performance of the much loved musical from Stage Door Youth Theatre

ZB Class 30th Anniversary Day

27th-27th April 2024

Venue: Bure Valley Railway

Website: www.bvrw.co.uk

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the four ZB class steam locomotives and enjoya great train day out with the family. Hop on and off as many times as you like during the day and travel behind each locomotive

Theatre & Cinema

Dear Zoo

2nd-5th May 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Website: www.norwichtheatre.org

Stage show of Rod Campbell's much-loved lift the flap book for ages 2+

Steam Sunday

5th-5th May 2024

Venue: Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station

Website: www.events.whitwellstation.com

Trains run half hourly from 12:30 to 4pm - see website for details

Dogs Day Out at Bure Valley Railway

6th-6th May 2024

Venue: Bure Valley Railway

Website: www.bvrw.co.uk

Special dog friendly day out with the family. Dogs travel free with a full fare-paying owner. eAch dog will be offered a doggy bone when travelling and doggy themed treats will be on sale in the café...

Theatre & Cinema

Kevin Quantum: Momentum

10th-10th May 2024

Venue: Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Website: www.norwichtheatre.org

Explore the space where science and magic meet with a magician-scientist-adventurers in an inspiring evening shrouded in mystery, intrigue and wonder for ages 8+

Mo and the Red Ribbon

10th-10th May 2024

Venue: Norwich City Centre

Website: www.nnfestival.org.uk

Free event as part of the Welcome Weekend for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Opening weekend - Norfolk and Norwich Festival

11th-11th May 2024

Venue: Norwich City Centre

Website: www.nnfestival.org.uk

Programme with free performance - theatre, dance, circus and comedy

Mini Studio at Sainsbury Centre

14th-14th May 2024

Venue: Sainsbury Centre

Website: www.sainsburycentre.ac.uk

Artist-led workshop for parents, carers and preschool children. Take part in relaxed guided exploration followed by multi-sensory play, suitable for 0 to 5 years old, accompanied by an adult

Costessey Fete and Fayre

18th-19th May 2024

Venue: Norfolk Showground

Website: www.norfolkshowground.co.uk

Live music, entertainment, craft stalls, food village, live bands, animal attractions, fireworks display, fun fair and more

Open Days at Hautbois Activity Centre

18th-19th May 2024

Venue: Hautbois Activity Centre

Website: www.hautbois.org.uk

Activities including archery, climbing, grass sledges, obstacle course, zipwire, low ropes, kayaking abseiling and paddleboarding - tickets available for purchse

Picture Book Adventures with Kate Read

24th-24th May 2024

Venue: Adnans Spiegeltent

Address: Norwich

Website: www.nnfestival.org.uk

Part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival - interactive storytelling for ages

Build a Community Picture Book

25th-25th May 2024

Venue: National Centre for Writing

Website: www.nnfestival.org.uk

Part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival - draw, cut and stick a page for a community book inspired by Dragon Hall. Activity packs to take home - for ages 5 to 11

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


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


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

Making The Rounds: Stories of Workhouse Nurses Told In Textiles

Venue: Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Family friendly exhibition taking a look at the long history of our relationship with dinosaurs with detailed models alongside memorabilia and fossils and specimens from their own collections

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


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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