Half term is fast approaching and you must be starting to wonder what you are going to do to keep your children occupied for a week whilst having lots of fun together.
Well as usual, Norwich has come up trumps with a huge and diverse range of activities going on over the holidays to keep every age and every taste entertained.
It’s always very heart-warming to know that we are part of such a culturally appreciative city, all events staged in and around the city are always so well attended.
First of all there’s the theatres, the Norwich Theatre Royal is staging Shaun the Sheep in Shaun’s Big Show. Norwich Playhouse is showing The Dragons Daughter on the 26th and 27th February, a magical tale for all the family . The Norwich Puppet Theatre has loads of good things going on over half term and these have already been listed under the BestofNorwich events website, as have all the events going on at Dragon Hall. Both have 2 day workshops for children.
The Norwich Arts Centre is holding a two-day film making workshop for 11-16 year olds where they will write, shoot and star in their own film on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd February.
There is a children’s writing workshop for 7-9 year olds on Tuesday 22nd February and a Superheroes Comic Strip workshop for 8-13 year olds on Wednesday 23rd February where children can create and star in their own comic strip.
Community Music East is holding two workshops for youngsters. The workshop on 23rd February is all about band skills for young people learning guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or voice.
On 24th February younger people can taste the rock experience and have a go at playing a variety of instruments.
Norwich Castle and Norwich Cathedral have events linking to the Dragon Festival. The Castle is looking at the facts and fiction surrounding St George and the Cathedral is hosting a family dragon puppet making workshop and trail.
Fusion at the Forum (the GIANT digital screen gallery) is showing The Dragon’s Lair as part of the Dragon Festival. Between Monday 14th February – 26th February you can watch films and images of the 2011 Dragon Festival. And on 24th February, popular children’s author An Vrombaut will be leading a dragon design workshop.
Inspire Science Centre
Inspire is linking its half term events to the Dragon festival too. They are hosting Dragonomy Week. As well as dragon themed workshops there will be a chance to see the new 'Fire and Ice' show everyday at 1pm for free. The show was written for the festival and is full of explosive experiments. If the weather is kind you can venture outside for events too.
BeWILDerwood near Wroxham will be lighting its ‘Boggle Wish Bonfire’ where you can warm yourself around the fire and make a wish for the coming year – in the secret Boggle way. You can also follow a trail to find out what wishes belong to which Twiggle.
The Broads Authority will be staging a techno treasure hunt at Ranworth Broad on 23rd February. Follow a countryside trail and you will find clues to reveal hidden treasure along the way. 8+ years.Enjoy half term and do take care, there will be lots of dragons around Norwich over half term as part of the Dragon Festival 2011!
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