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February Half-Term

Written by Laura Foster on

Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd February 2014 Half-Term
Norfolk has a number of attractions to keep the whole family entertained while on holiday over the Half–term break. Many also have extra special events happening for the little ones to enjoy. They include……….

Bewilderwood
Enjoy a fun day out at this family adventure park with jungle bridges, slippery slopes, zip wires and more, also for the half term week make a wish potion then with the help of The Boggles magic and lighting of the warming fires all your dreams & wishes can come true. Hoveton NR12 8JW.

Dinosaur Adventure Park
Voted Norfolk’s best largest visitor attraction in 2013 is a monster day out, set in 100 acres of woods. Watch out for dinosaurs!! Enjoy the deer park, fun animal barn, raptor racers, adventure play area, Jurassic putt, face painting and much more. Lenwade, NR9 5JW.

Wroxham Barns
This is a must visit attraction for the whole family, with a junior farm, mini golf, fun fair, restaurant & coffee shop also a number of unusual gift and craft shops to explore. Open every day 10am – 5pm. Hoveton NR12 8QU.

Banham Zoo
With over 2000 animals to see including the amazing animal presentations, birds of prey exhibition, farm barn and lemur encounter and set in 50 acres of land  you are guaranteed a wild day out. Also a personal favourite look out for the two new tiger cubs that were born in June 2013. Banham, NR16 2HE

Oxburgh Hall
The garden and estate will be opening for the Half-Term, explore 70 acres of beautiful grounds, look out for the garden walk trail taking you round the estate looking out for wooden carvings of animals, birds, insects and fish. Fun for all the family.

Dragons will be back on the streets of Norwich for the very popular Dragon Festival. A wide range of activities will be taking place between 10th - 23rd February.

Why not get out and explore the stunning countryside Norfolk has to offer first hand and maybe burn off some of the endless energy that the children seem to have!
Marriotts Way is a 26 mile footpath and ideal cycle route running from the market town of Aylsham to the medieval city of Norwich. Take in the countryside, wildlife and a wealth of local history such as the river Wensum and Whitwell Common.

Weavers Way is a footpath running for 61 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth, enjoy this walk (maybe not the full distance!) and come across a number of fine flint churches, several large country houses and a large number of wind-pumps.

Peddars Way takes you through fantastic scenery including a Roman Road, the unique Brecks, low cliffs, sandy beaches and sand dunes so this 46 mile walk has something for everyone, starting on the Norfolk / Suffolk border at Knettishall Heath it runs to the Norfolk coastal path at Holme-Next-The-Sea.

Where To Hire Your Bike…..
Broadland Cycle Hire = 07887 480331
Huff & Puff Cycles = Kelling 07500 865095
Marriotts Way Cycles = Reepham 01603 871694
On Yer Bike = Wighton 01328 820719
Cycles = Sea Palling 07747 483154
The Canoe Man = Wroxham 08454 969177
Bridge Stores = Ludham 01692 631120

Every child loves Thomas The Tank Engine so if you are heading to Norfolk why not take the opportunity to enjoy the stunning coastal countryside by train. The Poppy Line Railway runs diesel and steam trains from Holt to Sheringham and is part of a great day out. 01263 820800.
We also have the Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk’s longest line. This eighteen mile round trip running Aylsham to Wroxham also like the Poppy line runs diesel and steam trains and takes in the picturesque Bure Valley countryside. Also for the half – term they are running the teddy bear express as every child who brings a teddy bear will travel for free. Other fun competitions and teddy bear themed food at Aylsham will be available all week. 01263 733858.

Now although Norfolk is the driest county in the UK, we do occasionally have rainy days but fear not there is still plenty to do to keep you occupied.
Ten Pin Bowling
Strikes North Walsham = 01692 407793
Superbowl Fakenham = 01328 856650
Strikes Dereham = 01362 696910
Strikes Kings Lynn = 01553 760333
Hollywood Norwich = 08448 261466
Regent Bowl = Great Yarmouth 01493 856830

Swimming Pools
Splash Sheringham = 01263 825675
Victory Swim North Walsham = 01692 409370
Oasis Leisure Pool Hunstanton = 01485 534227

Indoor Play Centres
Elephant Playbarn Mundesley = 01263 721080
Planet Zoom East Dereham = 01362 696910
Playbarn Poringland = 01508 495526
Playland Wells-Next-The-Sea = 01328 711656
Megafun Fakenham = 01328 856650
Monkey Business Great Yarmouth = 01493 780333
Farmer Freds Kings Lynn = 01485 579526

Cinemas
Regal Movieplex Cromer = 01263 510151
Hollywood Cinema Dereham = 01362 691133
Hollywood Cinema Norwich = 01603 621903
Hollywood Cinema Great Yarmouth = 01493 852600
Hollywood Cinema Fakenham = 01328 856466
Vue Norwich = 08712 240240
Odeon Norwich = 08712 244007

Hope you all have a great Half-Term in Norfolk......

Laura Foster

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Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.