What’s On February Half Term

Saturday 11th February

BeWILDerwood ‘ Boggle Wish Bonfire’ from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February 10.30 – 17.30
A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food!

Circus Fantasia @ Great Yarmouth Stadium  from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February – Shows at 14.00 7 17.00
Come and relax in our theatre style big top and enjoy a live 2 hour show suitable for all the family. It doesn’t matter if you are 2 or 92, you are sure to have an excellent time inside the Circus Fantasia big top.

Greyhound Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium 19.30
The evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.

Sunday 12th February

Norwich Antiques & Collectors Fair @ Holiday Inn, Norwich  09.00 – 17.30
Traditional collectables – such as china, silver, figurines and glassware, others are displayed alongside, some small items of furniture, rugs, lamps, paintings, tools, coins, military, kitchenware, fine ceramics, watches, silver, glassware and vintage fashion and accessories.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio @ The Puppet Theatre, Norwich  15.30
One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally.  Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio, no lie.  Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you’ll have awhale of a time!

Norfolk Broads Landscape Photography Workshop – Limited availability (see website for details)  Full day
The Norfolk Broads photography workshop is aimed at all levels including complete beginners.  On this Norfolk Broads landscape photography workshop we will be concentrating on photographing at least two or three different mills, some maybe complete and some maybe derelict. Wind pumps are not the only thing worth shooting on the Broads, we will also look at taking images of local landmarks such as the ruined St Benet’s Abbey along with the opportunity to photography traditional sailing boats such as those from the Historic Hunters Fleet or if we are lucky a traditional Norfolk Wherry. The reed beds and intricate network of rivers and dykes also offer plenty of potential.

Monday 13th February

Teddy Bear Express @ Bure Valley Railway in Wroxham  Departures  11.10  12.40  14.00  15.30  &  16.40
All aboard the Teddy Bear Express this February Half-Term. Trains will operate from both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations each day. A children’s quiz to see how many teddy bears can be spotted on the train journey, colouring activities, a teddy tombola at Buffer Stop Books and a decorated Whilstlestop Café add to this teddy bear themed event. 

The Elusive Jack Valentine @ Tide & Time Museum in Great Yarmouth  10.00 – 16.00
Find out about the Norfolk legend of Jack Valentine, make your loved ones a card to celebrate and enjoy a treat along the way.

Thriller Live @ Theatre Royal, Norwich  19.30
Direct from London’s West End, THRILLER LIVE takes you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion.

Tuesday 14th February

Half Term Fun at the Museum of Norwich @ The Bridewell Museum, Norwich  11.00 – 16.00
Get creative with torn textiles. Have a go at using ripped rags to make your own little rag rug. All crafts included in admission price.

Signs of Spring week at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham  10.00 – 16.00
Family event, it’s (nearly) Spring! Celebrate with us by looking out for signs of Spring in our woodland garden.

Swoon & Croon at the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston  19.30    Booking essential
With the sounds of Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and much more!
£33.95 per person – Includes three course meal, glass of bubbly, entertainment & after party disco.

Wednesday 15th February

A Mermaids Tale @ St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth   13.00
Real Mermaid’s Tale – is an engaging family show that is an adventure, a mystery and visual treat. An original and compelling story carries the show along with one performer, a crew of puppet rats, some magical maps and an underwater shadow sequence set to a specially commissioned musical score by Chris Ashton.  Suitable for Families with Children over 3 years old.

Junior Farm @ Wroxham Barns, Hoveton   11.30  13.30  15.30
Our hugely popular Junior Farm has many daily activities – feeding the rabbits, grooming the ponies, bottle feeding the spring lambs and collecting your own eggs from our henhouses. We have a School Room for school groups and Birthday parties.  Wroxham Barns will start lamb bottle-feeding on the weekend of 11th February 2017 in time for half-term holidays.

Acoustic & Open Mic @ The Brickmakers P.H in Norwich, NR3 4DY   20.00
Come and join us for our Acoustic Open Mic night… Whether it’s Guitar / Piano or just your voice come along and have a go… We will record and video the gig and give you a copy of both before you leave. All free of charge!! Free Entry

Thursday 16th February

Talking Textiles: Brief Encounter @ Norwich Study Centre   11.00
Corsets, crinolines, and combinations: discover the fascinating history of underwear through the centuries and explore the relationship between dress, the shaping of the body to fashionable ideals, and personal garments in our wardrobe.  Booking essential

Slam Night @ The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich  18.30
SLAM is jam-packed with young local artists with all sorts of great talent ranging from singer-songwriters to dancers. From the SLAM producers that make the event happen, to the local 12-21 year olds that perform, SLAM is run for young people by young people -  where the audience become the stars! Whether you are a comedian, singer, or dancer, come and be in SLAM!  If you are interested in getting involved, please email us on youth.forum@thegarage.org.uk   Age: 12-21

Jo Caulfield – The Customer Is Always Wrong  @ The Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich  20.00
Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them. Sharp, witty and insightful, Jo will make you think as much as she makes you laugh.  As seen on The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You.

Friday 17th February

Thorpe Marshes Guided Walks @ NWT Thorpe Marshes, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich  10.00
Explore NWT Thorpe Marshes, in the Norfolk Broads, yet on the edge of Norwich in Thorpe St Andrew. It’s a charming mix of grazed and un-grazed marshes, ditches and the open water of St Andrew’s Broad. Join local naturalist, Chris Durdin, for a meander at Thorpe Marshes and discover the reserve’s wildlife. Bring binoculars and a camera if you have them. Wellies are recommended.

Cirque Du Hilarious – Comedy Explosion @ The Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth  14.30 & 18.30
Hilarious by nature. The UK’s No 1 Circus of Laughter at the Hippodrome Great Yarmouth, Cirque Du Hilarious Presents ‘COMEDY EXPLOSION’ starring Clive Webb & Danny Adams “The Superstars of Slapstick.”

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Movie (sing-a-long) @ St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth  14.30
Come along for some half term fun and watch this classic Disney movie on our giant cinema screen. With all the words on the screen, its easy to sing-a-long to the classic songs including ‘Circle of Life’ & ‘I Just can’t wait to be King’.

Saturday 18th February

Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham   19.00
Telescopes, talks and teas all evening with the friendly astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society. Please feel welcome to bring your own telescope if you have one. Wrap up warm. No torches please – it destroys your night vision.

Beetle Drive @ Repps Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick  19.00 – 19.30 start
Join us  and help us raise funds to keep our museum and collection running. £5 per person includes a ploughman’s lunch at half time. There will be a raffle and all proceeds are going to the restoration of the windpumps.

Live Music from Trio @ The New Inn, Horning  21.00
Pop band singing ‘covers’ from 70s to present. Songs from Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Shaun Colvin, ELO, Stevie Wonder and Nik Kershaw.

What’s On October Half Term On The Norfolk Broads

Friday 23rd October

MEET THE SHARKS AT THE SEALIFE CENTRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
We’ll throw the spotlight on sharks for this event; with talks, feeding demonstrations, kid’s activities and lots more – because sharks need friends too, and they’re amazing, fascinating creatures. Normal admission prices apply.

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING AT GREAT YARMOUTH POTTERIES & SMOKEHOUSE
Join us for an evening of murder mystery at Great Yarmouth Potteries. Team work is key to solving the ‘who done it?’ £15.00 per head including fish and chips and a drink
Tickets available from the Potteries 01493 850585  . 7.00PM – 9.30PM

THE WHITE LADY P.H, WORSTEAD – FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
This years event is bigger and better with fireworks for the whole family to enjoy with one of the best local bands ULTRA EGO!  Live music and viewing is all under our large marquee so the good old English weather wont spoil your night! Gates opening at 5.30pm with music kicking off the night with the display at 7.30 and then music to finish.  £5.00 ENTRANCE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Saturday 24th October

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

THE WHITE HORSE P.H, UPTON – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘HARD RAIN’
From Beatles classics to Amy MacDonald, the blues to rock’n'roll, The Mavericks to The Pretenders, and most recently, songs from Caro Emerald, Lorde and Jessie Jay. We are always updating our repertoire with new and old songs that capture our imagination.  9pm Start

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  7.30PM

Sunday 25th October

HIPPODROME CIRCUS HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

THE FERRY INN, SURLINGHAM – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘AN EVENING WITH BOB’
An Evening With Bob’ is an entertaining band that performs a wide range of songs; from Bob Dylan to Dido and from Bob Marley to Tracey Chapman – classic songs from great artists.  Our repertoire encompasses songs from great artists such as Van Morrison, Michelle Shocked, KT Tunstall, REM, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, India Arie, The Waterboys, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Nina Simone and Justin Currie (Del Amitri).  From 4pm

HALLOWEEN DAY AT DINOSAUR ADVENTURE PARK, LENWADE
Halloween themed activities with:*Halloween Craft Sessions, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, and Creepy Creatures.  Visit the park in full Halloween themed fancy dress costume and get half price off entry into the park.  9.30AM – 4PM

Monday 26th October

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  6.30PM

SCIENCE DAY AT TIDE & TIME MUSEUM, GREAT YARMOUTH
Time to get over those boring double science lessons! Come and enjoy lots of interactive activities that explore science in a fun way. Discover the history of a chemist in our new 1913 Row store, meet a mad scientist who will show you things that go fizz, whiz and bang and create your own animation. Best part? No homework!  Adult £5.20, Conc. £4.70, Young person (4-18) £3.90. Family tickets £10.90 (1 Adult + all children), £14.50 (2 adults + all children) 11.00AM – 4PM

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

Tuesday 27th October

GREAT YARMOUTH &THE GOLDEN MILE GHOSE WALK AT ST GEORGE’S THEATRE
Members of St George’s Theatre Group are collaborating with Hopton Ghosthunters and are bringing you the Great Yarmouth Ghost Walks and the Golden Mile Ghost Walks.  Hear tales of haunted places around the town and stop for some ‘spirits’ in a haunted pub. Be prepared to be spooked with this new and exciting experience.  Tickets £6 Children £5 (Children Must be Ages 9+)  01493 3314854  7PM

HIPPODROME CIRCUS HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

HALLOWEEN AT THE RAF DEFENCE RADAR MUSEUM, NEATISHEAD – NR HORNING
Join for a Halloween scare hunt through the Museum, prize for the scariest picture, identify ghoulish remains and hunt Witches and other creatures of the night on the radar.  £8 Adults, £7 Concessions, £5 children (7-18yrs), £20 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children). Under 7s Free  10AM – 5PM

Wednesday 28th October

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  6.30PM

FIREWORKS DISPLAY, SEALIFE CENTRE GARDENS, GREAT YARMOUTH
Enjoy a fun-filled night on Sea Life Centre Gardens. Enter your carved pumpkin into a competition to win a short break at Vauxhall Holiday Park, come along and check all the
pumpkins out, enjoy live music on the Heart sound stage from 6pm and watch an amazing fireworks display at 7.30pm!

FROZEN SING-A-LONG, ST GEORGES THEATRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
This new version of the film will include the lyrics of each musical number on the screen, with a bouncing snowflake to help audiences follow along as they sing out loud together.  With the Frozen soundtrack topping the charts, we’re willing to bet that a lot of you already know all the words–this is your chance to show your stuff and harmonize with dozens of family and friends at once.  Tickets £6.50  Show starts 2.30pm   01493 331484

Thursday 29th October

HALLOWEEN AT THE RAF DEFENCE RADAR MUSEUM, NEATISHEAD – NR HORNING
Join for a Halloween scare hunt through the Museum, prize for the scariest picture, identify ghoulish remains and hunt Witches and other creatures of the night on the radar.  £8 Adults, £7 Concessions, £5 children (7-18yrs), £20 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children). Under 7s Free  10AM – 5PM

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

HALLOWEEN DAYS AT DINOSAUR ADVENTURE PARK, LENWADE
Halloween themed activities with:*Halloween Craft Sessions, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, and Creepy Creatures.  Visit the park in full Halloween themed fancy dress costume and get half price off entry into the park.  9.30AM – 4PM

Friday 30th October

THE KINGS HEAD P.H, ACLE – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘AN EVENING WITH BOB’
An Evening With Bob’ is an entertaining band that performs a wide range of songs; from Bob Dylan to Dido and from Bob Marley to Tracey Chapman – classic songs from great artists.  Our repertoire encompasses songs from great artists such as Van Morrison, Michelle Shocked, KT Tunstall, REM, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, India Arie, The Waterboys, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Nina Simone and Justin Currie (Del Amitri).  From 8.30pm

DACULA HALLOWEEN PANTOMINE, ST GEORGE’S THEATRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
Dracula Halloween Phantomime brings life to Sapphi Val Helsing (the daughter of the famous vampire hunter) and her quest to track down Dracula whilst he terrorises the city of London with his bat… cricket bat, that is!  With the help of Dame Coco and best friend Lucy Lastic; be prepared for a night of laughter and screams and of course a little bit of audience participation.  Starts at 7.30pm  Tickets Tickets £8 Concessions £7       01493 331484

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY, SHERINGHAM – SPOOKY DEPARTURES
Take a journey in darkness, surrounded by ghostly goings-on as you journey up and down the line. Bring along your cameras and see if you’re able to capture evidence of anything particularily phantom!  Our first spooky departure will leave Sheringham at 5pm, this is a journey designed to spook children under the age of eleven! Come and take part in our Best Costume Competition whilst enjoying a Hot Chocolate and a spooky treat! Take time to stop off and explore our Grisly Grotto at Wicked Weybourne before going full steam ahead to Haunted Horrible Holt! Tickets £5 per person, adults and children – Departure 5pm.

Saturday 31st October

THE LION INN, THURNE – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘HARD RAIN’
From Beatles classics to Amy MacDonald, the blues to rock’n'roll, The Mavericks to The Pretenders, and most recently, songs from Caro Emerald, Lorde and Jessie Jay. We are always updating our repertoire with new and old songs that capture our imagination.  8.30pm Start.  It’s Halloween so there may be spooky ‘goings on’!

FAIRHAVEN GARDENS, SOUTH WALSHAM – FAIRHAVEN SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY
Head to Fairhaven for a spooktacular Halloween party. Enter the creepy woodland trail where lost souls roam, delve down into the haunted hollow where the trees are alive with things unseen. Electrifying live music; children’s entertainers; a devilishly good hot dog stall and lots more. Dress code is diabolical.  6pm to 8pm. Don’t miss fireworks finale at 7.45pm.  £8 adult, £4 child. Ticket only event. Please note this event is not suitable for children under 3, pushchairs and dogs. 

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  7.30PM

Sunday 1st November

BEWILDERWOOD, HORNING – THE GLOWING LANTERN PARADE,
Our most famously fabulous event of the year is an illuminated treat for everyone. What you need to really join in is to make your own lantern. One that really, truly glows in the spooky dark.  Show starts at dusk, normal entry fees apply

HIPPODROME HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

Last Minute Availability For October Half Term

If you have not yet made plans for the October half term, we still have limited availability and a 20% discount on Cruiser Hire.

This is our final week of the 2015 season, and there is lots going on in the Norfolk Broads area, so don’t miss out on the season of misty mornings and beautiful sunsets!

Current Availability For Friday 23rd October
Ultima - 3 Nights, sleeps 8+4  NOW  £756.00
Emperor, 3 Nights, sleeps 8+4  NOW  £839.20
Symphony, 3 Nights, sleeps 10  NOW  £636.00
Melody, 3 Nights, sleeps 6+2  NOW  £852.00
Merrymore, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 6+2  NOW £527.20 (3N) or  £748.00 (7N)
Braemore, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 4+2  NOW  £580.00 (3N) or  £823.80 (7N)

Availability For Saturday 24th October
Supermore, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 8  NOW  £856.00 (3N) or  £1216.00 (7N)
Quartet 2, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 4+2  NOW  £668.00 (3N)  or  £935.20  (7N)
Royale 3 / 4, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 2+2  NOW  £444 (3N)  or  £623.20  (7N)
Sonata, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 2  NOW  £327.20  (3N)  or  £468.00  (7N)
Moorhen, 3 Nights or 7 nights, sleeps 2  NOW  £327.20  (3N) or  £468.00 (7N)

CALL THE BOOKING OFFICE ON 01603 782625

‘Broadscapes’ Photography Holidays

New for the 2015 season, we are introducing ‘Broadscapes’, a Norfolk Broads landscape photography holiday offering the perfect blend of expert photographic tuition and doing your own thing.  You can take part if you are holidaying in one of our self catering properties or onboard a cruiser, everyone is welcome.

Broadscapes Photography Holidays

Broadscapes Photography Holidays

Based around pre-arranged meeting points at different locations, local professional commercial photographer Paul Studd will share with you his expert advice and tuition.  It will be relaxed, informal and fun. Above all, it’s a chance to point your camera at some of the iconic windmills & wetlands of the Norfolk Broads.

Our first photography holiday is arranged for Monday 20th April for 4 nights – a full itinerary is available on request.  If this date is not convenient, please see our website for other options.

The price is just £95 per person + the normal cost of your holiday accommodation or cruiser hire. 

For more information please email kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or call 07801 589627

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Tour De Broads – Sunday 23rd August

The Tour de Broads Festival is a cycle challenge which takes place around The Broads National Park area on Sunday 23rd August 2015.  Last year the event completely sold out and this year organisers are expecting over 2000 riders – the  event is open to everyone, whatever your cycling abilities.

Held at Strumpshaw Hall near Norwich, three routes are available for riders of different abilities to challenge themselves, 3 miles, 40 miles and 70 miles. The Epic Ride takes in 70 miles of the Broadland and North Norfolk area, giving you the chance to ride the tranquil and beautiful settings of the Norfolk Broads.

Tickets cost from only £10. As a social enterprise, all profits from the rides are used to engage, inspire and enable local people into cycling and enjoy the immediate benefits of an active lifestyle. Fund raising is used to provide coaching sessions and grow the loan bike fleet.  Click here for more information on the Tour De Broads 2015

Tour de Broads 2015 in The Broads National Park

Tour de Broads 2015 in The Broads National Park

What’s On – May ’14

Saturday 3rd May
2nd Horning Boat Show
This pretty village on the Norfolk Broads is host to the 2nd Horning Boat Show – held throughout the village with lots to do for the whole family, this is a day not to be missed!

3rd – 18th May
Broads Outdoor Festival
The Broads Outdoors Festival takes place different locations across Britain’s Magical Waterland.There will be around 100 events from guided wildlife walks and canoe trails to visits to the historic windmills of the Broads, plus lots of opportunities to get out on the water.

Sunday 4th May
Open Day at Norfolk Boat Sales
If you have ever thought about owning your own boat, or you already do and you are thinking of changing, pop along to NBS to take a look at the
huge display of new and used boats.  Ex-hire craft on display.

Guided Tour at St Benets Abbey
Find out about the dramatic rise and fall of this icon of the Broads – from a powerhouse that helped make the Broads landscape, to a romantic ruin with a windmill built on top of it.

6th May
Sail the River Bure on the Wherry Albion
Sail aboard the historic trading wherry Albion and learn about her from her crew whilst sailing to Cockshoot Dyke. Once there you will be guided along the boardwalks with a commentary on the flora and fauna. You will pause at the hide overlooking the broad before returning to the boat for the journey back to Ludham.

9th – 24th May
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Renowned for bringing art from around the world to Norfolk, first acts named include international jazz superstars Hugh Masekela and Madeleine Peyroux, dance iconoclasts Michael Clark Company and the UK premiere of a new show from Australian new circus pioneers Circa the Festival.

22nd – 25th May
Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival
Held at St Georges Theatre – this annual four day real ale festival features all sorts of local beers and ciders.

BeWILDerwood – Open February Half Term

If you are staying with us in one of riverside self catering properties this February half term week, you might like to know that BeWILDerwood the ‘Curious Treehouse Adventure’ is just 5 minutes by car from us and it is open all week.

“The Boggles are sprinkling a little boggle magic on BeWILDerwood this February half term and can’t wait for you to arrive!

The ‘Boggle Wish Bonfire’ is the first week long event of the season and once you’ve clambered across jungle bridges, whizzed down zipwires, slithered down the Slippery Slopes and taken part in the storytelling, head ‘this way’ to the ‘Big Hat’ which you’ll find brimming with pine cones and twigs, card and tissue paper; pots and pans (borrowed from Swampy’s mum’s kitchen), and gallons and gallons of glittery glue! Get busy on your wish-making potion, (don’t forget to add a dollop of dreams) and join together at the fire pit to make all your wishes come true!”

You won’t want to miss it!

Bewilderwood 3

BeWILDerwood Adventure Park, just 5 minutes by car from Barnes Brinkcraft

What’s On – Norfolk Broad Easter Holidays

If you are coming to the Norfolk Broads during this Easter holidays, we have put together a whole host of ideas to keep everyone entertained – and yes, we have included some indoor warm ideas just in-case the weather is not so kind!!

Good Friday, 29th March

Easter Egg Trail @ Fairhaven Water Garden from 11am to 4pm.  Follow the ‘Guess Who?’ Easter Trail through our garden to the glade. There is an eggy prize at the end!
Face painting and Easter crafts for children.  Normal garden entry prices apply £2 extra per child for Easter egg trail. (Every child gets an egg.)

Boggle Bow Tie & Bonnet Bounce Off @ BeWILDerwood  Friday 29th March – Friday 12th April.  Join in our bonkers Bow Tie & Bonnet Bouncing this Easter where you’re invited to decorate your own Easter bow tie or bonnet (the barmier the better!) When you’ve finished your craftiness, weave your way through our Wobbly Route. There will be a yummy prize awarded for all the bouncy Boggles and Twiggles who take part.

The Croods, rated U @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth.  Showing at 5.30pm and 7.45pm.  The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Easter Saturday

Arts & Crafts Fayre @ St Benets Hall, Horning.  Local artists creating designs in glass, artwork,prints,and water colours, and creations in wood , clocks, lidded bowls, jewellery and unique gifts All tastes and prices. A small event were you can meet the people who make and craft all the items being sold.

Identity Thief rated 15 @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth. Showing at 3.20pm, 5.45pm and 8.15pm. When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief — a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

Greyhound Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium from 7.30pm.  Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening. Regular televised races. 240 cover trackview restaurant, diner, 4 licensed bars, small children’s play area, fast food cafeteria, grandstands and seating.
The evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  Admission £7.00 adults, children under 16 free

Easter Sunday

Dawn Service @ St Peters Church, Clippesby at 6.00am – everyone welcome
Holy Communion @ St Mary’s Church, Martham at 10.30am – everyone welcome

Easter Eggspress @ Bure Valley Railway, Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April.  Free Easter Egg for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult).  Trains depart Aylsham 10.00, 11:30, 12:40, 14:20 and 15.30; Wroxham 11.10, 12:40, 14.00, 15:30 and 16:40.

Stock Car Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium from 5.30pm.  Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.  We have three Raceview Bars, a Raceview Diner serving the best in bar food, a ground floor snack bar & amusement area, plus a fourth separate licensed bar so you can be sure to enjoy the racing while relaxing in a great atmosphere.

Bank Holiday Monday

Horse Racing, Easter Family Fun Day @ Great Yarmouth Racecourse.  Join us for a fantastic time at the races and maybe go home a few pounds richer! Great Yarmouth offers a relaxed atmosphere and is welcoming to all with plenty of facilites, including a new grandstand, a childrens playground and expansive family lawns.  This is our first meeting for 2013 and there is plenty of additional entertainment for the children including competitions, donkey rides and inflatables.  Don’t forget that all children Under 18 enjoy free admission to all fixtures.  Grandstand and Paddock £16 (£12 when booked online)
Premier £23 (£19 when booked online

Wreck-It Ralph rated PG @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth.  Showing at 1.10pm . Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

Wednesday 3rd April

Guided Walk, South Quay & The Fishermans Hospita – Great Yarmouth.  Once described as the finest quay in all of Europe, learn more about the stunning architecture present on South Quay opposite the bustling river port of Great Yarmouth.  Join in one of our Holiday Special South Quay & St George’s Guided Walks at 2pm on Wednesday 3 April and Wednesday 31 July 2013 and you can find out about Yarmouth’s witches and the oldest gaol in the country, discover the newly refurbished St George’s Theatre and visit Greyfriars Cloisters. Walk includes refreshments int he Great Yarmouth Row Houses.  Meet at the Fishermen’s Hospital gates at the northern end of the market at 2.00pm .  Length of walk: 1.5-2 hours.  Price  £6.50 adults, £4.50 children (7-16), Under 7′s free.  Places must be booked in advance on 01493 846346 or by calling into Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre on Marine Parade.

Friday 5th April

Dip Dyke Dabbling @ Hickling Broad  Come and learn about the wonderful wildlife that can be found in the dykes around Hickling – drop in and have a dip at the custom built dipping platform. The experts will be on hand to help you tell your boatman from your beetle larvae.  1.30pm-3.30pm  Cost: £1.50 child, accompanying adults free

Sunday 7th April

American & Classic Car Display at Anchor Plaza,  the Seafront, Great YarmouthJoin the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the summer at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam. Visitors to the show can expect to see classic Hot Rod’s, Harley Davidson bikes and trikes along with many other all American classics.  Perfect for enthusiasts and just for fun!  Free entry!

Swimming Pools

The Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth, 01493 851521
Riverside Leisure Centre, Norwich 01603 625166
Splash, Sheringham, 01263 825675

Cinemas

Odeon, Riverside Norwich, 0871 224 4007
Cinema City, Norwich 0871 902 5724
Vue, Castle Meadow, Norwich 0871 224 0240

Bowling
Regent Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 856830
Wellington Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 845947
Hollywood Bowl, Riverside Norwich, 0844 826 1466

Theatre
Theatre Royal, Norwich 01603 630000
Norwich Puppet Theatre 01603 629921
The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 01603 620917
Norwich Playhouse 01603 612580

All information given is correct to the best of knowledge but is not guaranteed.

What’s On in the Norfolk Broads – February Half Term

If you are coming to Barnes Brinkcraft this Februay half term, there is lots going on in the local area to keep you entertained .  We still have limited availability on our Norfolk Broads Riverside self catering, check out the offers page …

Saturday 16th February
Chinese Dragon Childrens Workshop 11.30am – 1.00pm @ The Norwich Puppet Theatre.  After constructing the basic puppet form, your child will be free to create the puppet’s character using the vast array of materials provided. The only restriction will be their imagination and at the end they will have a wonderful puppet to take home!

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February
Bogglewish Bonfire @ BeWILDerwood 10.00am – 5.30pm,  Guess the wishes of your favourite BeWILDerwood characters, warm yourself around the BeWILDerwood bonfire and make your wish for the coming year the secret Boggle way…..

Bogglewish Bonfire at BeWILDerwood

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February
Signs of Spring week @ Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, 10.00am – 5.00pm,  Celebrate with us by looking for signs of Spring in our gardens to win a prize.

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February
Teddy Bear Express @ The Bure Valley Railway – see website for train timetable Join our new mascot Bear for a week of fun! Free travel for every child who brings it’s own teddy when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. (maximum of two children per adult.)

 

 

Monday 18th February
Nesting Necessities @ Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), Hickling Broad, 10.00am – 11.30am. How can you provide a great home for a great tit and a safe spot for a sparrow? Join us at NWT Hickling Broad before the start of National Nest Box Week to find out about the nesting bird basics. Don’t worry about the weather, we have a warm retreat of our own in case of rain!

NWT at Hickling Broad

Friday 22nd Februay
Crafty Creatures @ Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), Hickling Broad, 1.30pm – 3.00pm.  Join us at NWT Hickling Broad to create woodland works of art; look out for wildlife as we collect natural materials, then use these materials together with some clay to create masterpieces on the trees.

 

 

Friday 22nd Februay

Hard Rain playing at the Dog Inn @ Ludham  8.30pm – From Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Swimming Pools

The Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth, 01493 851521
Riverside Leisure Centre, Norwich 01603 625166
Splash, Sheringham, 01263 825675

Cinemas

Odeon, Riverside Norwich, 0871 224 4007
Cinema City, Norwich 0871 902 5724
Vue, Castle Meadow, Norwich 0871 224 0240

Wellington Bowl Great Yarmouth

Bowling
Regent Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 856830
Wellington Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 845947
Hollywood Bowl, Riverside Norwich, 0844 826 1466

 

 

 

 

Theatre
Theatre Royal, Norwich 01603 630000
Norwich Puppet Theatre 01603 629921
The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 01603 620917
Norwich Playhouse 01603 612580

 

All information given is correct to the best of knowledge but is not guaranteed.

What’s On – Norfolk Broads – October Half Term

If you are visiting the Norfolk Broads area during the October Half Term, check out our guide to ‘What’s On’.

Saturday 20th October  1.00pm – 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Sunday 21st October  2.30pm – 5.30pm
Barton House Railway – The Barton House Railway (BHR) re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Wednesday 24th October   1.00pm – 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Friday 26th October
Hard Rain playing at the Dog Inn, Ludham  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Saturday 27th October – Saturday 3rd November
Big Draw Week @ Museum of the Broads in Stalham. Take part by drawing a favourite object (big or small, from a boat to a bird!) from the Museum’s collection of amazing exhibits. Enter your drawing in a free competition to win a prize at the end of the week. Different ages from toddler to adult. Come along and have a go it costs nothing!

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November
Snagglefang’s Spooky Spectacular @ BeWILDerwood, Horning.  Lantern making, mask decorating and parades – see the website for full details of the freaky goings on.

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November
Spooky Seafarers Half Term Fun  Treasure trail and colouring crafts:  Weekdays 10.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1.30pm-3.30pm.  Wednesday 31st October, 10.30am-3.30pm – Halloween Special with face-painting, crafts and treasure trail.   For further details of special events, please call the museum on 01493 850698

Saturday 27th October
Hard Rain playing at the Maltsters P.H, Ranworth  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Sunday 28th October
Otter Spotting Canoe Trail  Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail – Honing Lock to Barton Broad.  You can paddle down miles of quiet, undistrubed tributaries and streams never seeing another soul but with a chance of seeing some of the broads best kept secrets – the Kingfishers, Bitterns and even the elusive otter. These secretive and wonderful creatures of the Broads National Park may, very occasionally, be seen from your broads cruiser are far more frequently spotted from a canoe.  See website for full details.

Sunday 28th October
Go Green for Halloween – Wildlife Watch  With Halloween approaching come along to NWT Hickling Broad and work with expert natural artist, Tim Willey to create a marvellous green man mask. Look out for wildlife as you collect materials before creating your own work of art to scare people with on Halloween.  See website for full details.

Tuesday 30th October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Tuesday 30th October
Creatures of the Night @ NWT Ranworth Broad  Back by popular demand another chance to brave Ranworth after dark. We will be looking for nocturnal wildlife on a nature trail, bat detecting and finding out what owls eat for dinner. Wrap up warm as we will need to brave the cold before heading to the floating centre for a hot chocolate.
Venue: Meet at the Broads Wildlife Centre, NWT Ranworth Broad.  Full details on website

Tuesday 30th October
Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Races – Season Finale  This is your last chance to enjoy a race meeting at Great Yarmouth during 2012 so don’t miss out.  First race at 1.10pm – last race 4.10pm  full details on website.

Wednesday 31st October
Halloween Spooky Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.  Join us for the spookiest Halloween party around. Scare yourself silly on the trail round our haunted garden. Live music. Thundermental fire artists. Werewolf on stilts. Children’s entertainers. Hot food. Don’t miss the frighteningly, fearful, firework finale at 7.50pm!  Full details on website.

Friday 2nd November
Bird Day at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden.  Prepare your garden for birds this winter with make your own bird feeders and bird boxes.  Free drop in activity. (normal garden fees apply!)

All information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.