May Half Term Fun

Published: Friday 17th Apr 2015

Written by: Laura Foster

Norfolk has a number of events happening over the May Half–Term, to keep the whole family entertained. Many attractions also have extra special events for your little ones to enjoy.

They include……….

Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 31st May. Banham Zoo

Enjoy a day at the zoo plus as part of BIAZA’s “Love Your Zoo week” you can find out about the discoveries and changes that have helped shape the zoo you love today!

Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May. Dinosaur Adventure Park

Let the kids have fun at this extreme prehistoric paradise, plus this weekend sees “Farming Fun” with a number of events to celebrate agriculture in Norfolk including special displays in the Secret Animal Garden.

Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 31st May. BeWILDerwood

Enjoy the award winning Adventure Park, plus for a May half term treat, make Whizzy Windmills flowers to decorate Minty’s delightful garden. Join them for a special story and a parade around the beautiful spring bloom woods.

Lamb feeding at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns is just one of places in East Anglia where you can bottle-feed lambs, the sessions will take place every day in the main barn on Junior Farm.

Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 7th June. Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2015

Norfolk artists throw open their studio doors over 16 days, allowing the public to visit and enjoy the wide range of visual arts across region. This is one of the largest and most successful open studio schemes in the country.

Sunday 24th May – Monday 25th May. Dad’s Army Live

The famous "Royal Train" episode of Dad's Army was filmed at Weybourne Station just over 40 years ago. Now Corporal Jones' much loved Butchers van brings the Walmington-on-Sea stars to life again at Weybourne as the station is taken over by the Home Guard courtesy of Thetford Dad's Army Museum. Timescape will also be entertaining one and all with songs of the era.

Saturday 23rd May.  An open air cinema at Holkham

“Mamma Mia” comes to Holkham as part of a weekend of open air cinema. Go along and get into the spirit of the evening with this feel-good flick! The screening will be held in the beautiful walled gardens

Sunday 24th May - Monday 25th May. Fairy Fun at Holt Hall

The Fairy Fair returns to the lovely grounds of Holt Hall, North Norfolk, with magical activities and workshops, great live music, walkabout performers, entertaining shows and storytelling

Sunday 24th May . An open air cinema at Holkham

Enjoy Top Gun which will be set against the beautiful backdrop of Holkham park - it's one not to be missed!

Thursday 28th May – Sunday 31st May.  Houghton International Horse Trials

The Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands. Set in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, this truly is one of the most outstanding venues within the sport of eventing.

Should the weather not be kind – DON’T PANIC! There's still plenty of indoor activity options to keep the little ones 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

Pinewood Park Leisure Park Upper Sheringham = 01263 821208

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 Heacham = 01485 579526


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

If you haven’t booked your break yet, we still have properties available which are also now accepting short breaks stays.

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


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


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