What’s On This February Half Term 2020
Published: Tuesday 28th Jan 2020
Written by: Isobel Taylor
Looking for some inspiration this February Half Term? Norfolk is the perfect place for some well needed family time. Here at Norfolk Cottages we regard ourselves as local experts, recommending our tried and tested and most loved attractions in Norfolk. We’ve put together a list of our favourite activities for you and your little ones to enjoy this half term.
15th - 23rd February
One of the most unique attractions that Norfolk has to offer, Bewilderwood is back for 2020 just in time for February Half Term. Bewilderwood is a treehouse adventure park set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads populated by creatures such as Twiggles, Boggles and Crocklebogs. This February you are invited to make wishes by the bonfire, to race around the Sky Maze and cosy up to the Bewilderwood storytelling stage.
Located on the North Norfolk Coast, Sheringham Park is one the National Trust’s most beautiful parks, with walks in the woodland, parkland and farmland. This half term the National Trust is hosting a week of Tracker Trails. Suitable for all age groups, children are taught how to track the huge variety of animals that live in the park. Find the clues, follow the trail and complete the quiz to win!
Situated in the magnificent Lady Elizabeth Wing of Holkham Hall, come and see the performance of George Macdonald's popular play for children. Expect evil goblins, a magic grandmother and kidnapped princess in this exciting and enchanting story. Suitable for children 4 years and upwards, this play will have you talking the whole journey home. With just one performance taking place, be sure not to miss such a fun and unique event!
15th - 23rd February
A local favourite is back again for 2020! Every child will be welcomed by Bure Valley’s very own mascot bear on arrival to the train station. Once on the steam engine there will be teddy bear quizzes, colouring activities and teddy tombola. To make this event even more enticing, every child and teddy goes free with every fee paying adult. All aboard the teddy bear express!
18th, 19th & 20th February
Perfect for getting some fresh air and learning new skills, the Bushcraft & Survival Adventure Day is a great way to keep kids aged 8 and upwards entertained and off their screens. Enroll your child onto this course and they will be taught how to build dens, make campfires and learn archery and orienteering. If you want to explore Norwich while the kids are learning their fantastic new forestry survival skills then you can drop them off with the flexible Wildings Club.
THINGS TO DO FOR FREE
15th - 23rd February
Boasting a reserve of over 300 hectares, the award-winning nature reserve hosts interesting and engaging events and workshops for all age groups every school holiday. Free of charge, a variety of activities will be put on throughout the half term week. Activities include bird feeder and plant pot making, designing plastic free bags and examining items part of the natural history collection. While the kids play there is a fantastic cafe which has stunning views over the marshes for the adults to enjoy!
A unique and enchanting sight, the seals at Horsey make a great family day out. Winter is the pupping season for the Grey Seals native to the Norfolk coast. See the shoreline filled with seals lapping up the winter sun. If you are lucky you will spot one of the newborn pups - just look out for the seals with puppy dog eyes and crystal white fur. After a long walk along the dunes why not head to a cafe to warm your hands and fill your tummies. Our top recommendation is Coast Kitchen, just down the road at Waxham. Pet and child friendly they offer glorious cakes, warming hot chocolates and big bowls of hearty food.
Did you know that the largest mammoth skeleton in the UK was found in West Runton, Norfolk? The 36km cliff top trail from Weybourne to Cart Gap has eleven discovery points along the way, each highlighting a unique aspect of Norfolk’s fascinating history. Download the app to dig further into the millions of years of history that this unique Coastline harbours. Do it all in one day or explore small segments, what better way to get outside and get to know Norfolk!
No trip to Norfolk is complete without a trip to the stunning beach at Wells-next-the-Sea. Perfect for dog walking, sandcastle building, and paddling Wells beach is a great place to take all the family. Wells is also home to the most picture-perfect beach huts. Many are available to rent and can make a great base for making a cup of tea or a bacon sandwich if you plan to spend the whole day at the beach.
With all these amazing activities going on it sounds like you and your family are going to need a comfy bed to lay your heads. Norfolk Cottages has a fantastic range of family friendly cottages all over the region. Take a look at the collection here or message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.