11:45 am February 15, 2022
February mid-term is set to be dire for much of the week in Norfolk, with heavy rain forecast.
Here are five ideas for places to take your kids when being outside seems unappealing.
1. Travel back in time at Norwich Castle
Where: 24 Castle Meadow, Norwich, NR1 3JU
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
There are a range of family activities on offer at Norwich Castle this week, offering a chance to dig into the city’s past.
A number are free with the castle entrance fee and will explore a range of topics including the history of tapestries, archeology and landscapes by John Crome.
2. Get creative at Sticky Earth Cafe
Where: 15 Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9ES
When: Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Sticky Earth Cafe is a pottery workshop in Cromer, offering pottery painting activities as well as other crafts.
Advance booking is essential and is open to groups of up to six people.
3. Make masks at the Time and Tide Museum
Where: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX
When: Wednesday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, February 16, children can create their historical alter ego with an all-day mask-making activity.
The museum is also open all week and has plenty to see and do.
4. See a show at the Norwich Puppet Theater
Where: St James Court, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN
When: Details of show and workshop times can be found here.
The Norwich Puppet Theater always has a great series of events every school holiday and this February semester is no different.
There are a number of shows to see and there are also workshops throughout the week for aspiring puppeteers.
5. Bounce at Jump Warehouse
Where: 11 Hopper Way, Diss, IP22 4GT
When: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jump Warehouse opened at the former Monsters site in Diss in May 2021 and the new owner has kept the soft play, with undulating slides and climbing frames, and added a 34-bed trampoline park.
An Imagination Village and Sensory Room will also be opening soon and there is a second branch of Jump Warehouse in Great Yarmouth.
Online session booking is essential. jumpwarehouse.co.uk and party packages are also available.