Finding activities the whole family can enjoy, especially when your little ones are primary school aged, can be tricky. Luckily, the lovely city of Norwich is jam-packed with fun activities that cater to both big and small!
Take a look at this list of the most exciting places to take your little ones in Norwich:
Curious About Norwich
See the sights of the city and get your little one’s thinking caps on at the same time during an adventurous self-guided Curious About Norwich walk. This walk is a great way to explore Norwich’s famous landmarks with the added entertainment of clues and puzzles for the kids to solve along the way. Visit here to find out more about the two exciting routes on offer around Norwich city centre.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
One of only three building-based puppet theatres in England, a trip to Norwich Puppet Theatre is not to be missed when visiting the city with the family. The theatre produces shows especially for families and run special puppet making workshops for children of all ages during the school holidays. Be sure to check out the ‘Best Dressed’ puppet family workshop (suitable for ages 3+) that’s on over February half term, you can book tickets here.
When it’s time for a pit stop, I suggest you head to Jamie’s Italian Norwich for a bite to eat. Located in the Royal Arcade, its central location, relaxed atmosphere and delicious seasonal dishes make it the perfect place to enjoy a well-earned meal! It’s extremely family friendly and their award-winning kids’ menu is sure to go down a treat with your little ones.
Congo Rapid Adventure Golf
Situated just a 20 minute drive from the city centre, Congo Rapid Adventure Golf is sporting fun for all the family. Take on your little monkeys at this safari themed mini-golf course and navigate around jeeps, waterfalls, tigers and crocodiles! Tickets cost £21 for a family of four and there’s no need to pre-book – just turn up and play.
The Plantation Gardens
This tranquil Grade II English Heritage garden is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and makes an excellent picnic location for you and the family. Nestled near to the Catholic Cathedral, there’s a small entry fee for the gardens, although under 16s can enter for free, and a variety of family events are run throughout the year. There’s plenty to see spanning over almost 3 acres of land including hundreds of flowerbeds, woodland walkways and a Gothic fountain. Visit The Plantation Garden website to find out more.
So the next time the school holidays roll around, gather up the kids, get your bags packed and head on over to Norwich!