Free School Holiday Activities in Norwich and Norfolk

The long stretch of the school holidays are just a week away, and parents up and down the country are already beginning to panic about how they’re going to entertain the kids! This year our already-lengthy six week holiday is actually a seven week holiday. We’re planning to spend two of those weeks in KosContinue reading “Free School Holiday Activities in Norwich and Norfolk”

Challenge Woods at The Nest: A New Adventure in Norwich

Another new adventure for us, and another local adventure too. The Challenge Woods is based at The Nest, which is the Norwich City Football Club Community Hub. Friends of ours had visited, and raved about what a fun (and affordable) experience it was, so we decided to give it a go! The Nest’s Challenge WoodContinue reading “Challenge Woods at The Nest: A New Adventure in Norwich”

Delicious Eats at Norwich Junkyard Market

Today is one of those rarest posts and rarest occasions: a night out without the kids! And as a dedicated lover of food carts, junk food, and cocktails, there was no better place to go than the Junkyard Market in Norwich, which started as a pop-up and is now a permanent feature in the city.Continue reading “Delicious Eats at Norwich Junkyard Market”

A Lazy Saturday Afternoon in Wroxham

We haven’t been on any ‘Big Adventures’ this week, but I thought I would share one of our favourite ways to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon: eating chips and feeding swans in Wroxham! Wroxham is considered the jewel of the Norfolk Broads, and if you’re visiting the area for your summer holiday then you’ll findContinue reading “A Lazy Saturday Afternoon in Wroxham”

Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!

I like to think my boys have inherited a lot from me: my sense of humour, my blue eyes, and my love of travel, to name a few! But one thing that they definitely share with both me and my husband is our love of being in the water; we are a family of fish!Continue reading “Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!”

Walking in Whitlingham Country Park

If you find yourself near Norwich and at a lose end, then it is possible to get away from the hustle and bustle and enter an idyllic countryside space without actually leaving the city. Whitlingham Country Park looks like one of Norfolk’s famous broads, but it is actually a man-made water space, built on theContinue reading “Walking in Whitlingham Country Park”

The Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk is a Hidden Gem

Camel riding is something you think of doing when on exotic holidays in distant, faraway locales. But this weekend we visited the Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk and rode camels in the UK! Camel riding is something that our oldest son has always wanted to do, so we were delighted when we found out aboutContinue reading “The Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk is a Hidden Gem”

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Review: Traditional, Seaside Fun on a Budget

I have a soft spot for slightly run down British seaside towns, probably because I grew up in one. And if you’re looking for a fun, no-frills, shabby seaside resort then Great Yarmouth definitely fits the bill! Today we took the boys to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. In a pre-Covid world you could buy eitherContinue reading “Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Review: Traditional, Seaside Fun on a Budget”

Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld

As we are lucky enough to live in the Norfolk Broads, a destination I know is popular for Brits looking for Staycations (and let’s be honest, more of us than ever will be staying in the UK for our holidays this year) I thought I would share some of our favourite day trips and adventuresContinue reading “Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld”