Thu 18 Oct 2018
Not only is this weekend packed with events for the entire family, there’s a whole extra week of activities to keep your little ones occupied over the half term.
Armistice: Legacy of the Great War in Norfolk
As the centenary of the end of the First World War draws near, this major exhibition commemorates that momentous event through rich displays of fine art, textiles, locally manufactured goods, photography and interactive displays. It will explore the breadth and depth of the war on the county and the individuals whose lives were transformed. The exhibition opens on 20 October and will run to 6 January 2019.Find out more here.
Norwich Pumpkin Rescue
Squash food waste at the Forum on Saturday! Did you know that 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin are thrown away each year at Halloween in the UK alone? The Norwich Pumpkin Rescue looks at the edible food we throw away and celebrates all the ways it can be used instead. Learn new skills and have fun along the way with tasty pumpkin treats, soup recipes, games and interactive shows.Find out more here.
With all the Halloween happenings, it’s easy to forget about our natural world and the changes that are affecting our beloved native wildlife. So why not head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden for their Hedgehog Day event. Learn how you can help these prickly critters this winter with plenty of games and activities. Donations of cat and dog food are welcome, and the wild haven is stunning to explore.Find out more here.
The Great British Gin Festival
Missed out on the Gin Festival in July? Well, Mega Events have taken up the mantle and will be tantalising taste buds with over 100 gins from across the world. Entry includes a festival gin glass and gin bible and access to trade stands, talks, presentations, cocktail demos and live entertainment. Head to Open Norwich for a celebration of the drink that has truly captured the British imagination.Find out more here.
Blakeney Bonfire & Fireworks
This community by the sea thrives on the events of the summer months so this will be one big the end-of-season celebration before the autumn and winter months get into full swing. There’ll be a BBQ, homemade soup, toffee apples, children’s rides, tombola, musical organ and the all-important bonfire and fireworks display! All proceeds go to the community fund which supports local groups.Find out more here.
Norwich Science Festival
With over 130 events planned, the exciting Norwich Science Festival will cater for everyone! There’ll be dinosaurs, LEGO builds, fireworks, expeditions, animals, experiments, talks and much more.Find out more here.
The School of Magic Afternoon Tea
If you missed out on The Assembly House’s Harry Potter themed afternoon tea extravaganza, then fear not. The magical cakes and Philosopher’s Scones back for just one spellbinding week.Find out more here.
Family Arts Festival
Carrying on the wizardry theme is Norwich Theatre Royal with their magical arts festival. Why not make a fossil, create a wonderous warlock’s hat or even your very own optical illusion?Find out more here.
A Hallowe’en Half Term
Norfolk Museums Service are all set to create a magical half term! Head to the Castle to make potions and Patronus charms, learn about local witchcraft, get a glitter tattoo and more.Find out more here.
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