Things to Do in Norfolk February Half Term

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Half-term is a good opportunity for family time. During the school holidays in Norfolk, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do including some special events.

If you are looking to plan activities for the February half-term, we have the best events and things to do during the February half-term in Norfolk.

*Details for some of the February 2023 half-term events have not been announced. Events with TBC – meaning to be confirmed – next to them means they happened last year but have not been confirmed for this year. I will update the post as the information becomes available.

What are the dates for February half-term in 2023?

In 2023, half term is Monday, 13 February 2023 – Friday, 17 February 2023. You also have the weekend before and after.

Special February Half-Term Events in Norfolk for Families

Many local attractions host special events that are designed for kids during half-term, so take advantage of it. Quite a few are budget-friendly too.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Dodo and Dinosaur Family Trail at Chantry Place

When: 4 -18 February

As part of the Norwich Science Festival, Dodo and Dinosaur, a Norfolk-based studio, is creating a special free self-led Extraordinary Extinct™ Dinosaur Trail at Chantry Place. Families can hunt for dinosaurs and learn some fascinating fossil facts. There is the chance to win a £100 H&M voucher and goodies from Dodo and Dinosaur.

Pick up your trail mail at Langleys in Chantry Place or at The Forum in Norwich.

Get more information here.

Lambing Season at Church Farm Stow Bardolph

When: 9 February – 1 May

Along with all the normal animal activities at Church Farm, there are a few special things to do and see during lambing season. You can see newborns in the sheep maternity ward and feed the lambs (who cannot be fed by their mummy and need our help to survive).

There will also be lots of other baby animals being born during this time too, including piglets, baby guinea pigs, baby rabbits and goat kids!

These lambing season activities are included with your regular ticket.

Get the details here.

Puss in Boots Panto in Spixworth

When: 10 – 12 February

Pantos aren’t just for Christmas! The Spixworth Amateur Players are putting on Puss in Boots at the Spixworth Village Hall for the February half – term.

Get details and purchase tickets here.

Norwich Science Festival

When: 11 – 18 February

One of Norwich’s biggest festivals is taking place in February for the first time. It is a celebration of science with exhibitions, shows and hands-on activities for all ages and knowledge levels.

Learn more here.

Teddy Bear Express

When: 11 – 19 February

Join the Bure Valley mascot bear for some fun during half-term week! Children can take part in a themed activity during their 45-minute (each-way) journey on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway and the Whilstlestop Café will be decorated.

To make this truly a children’s event, kids are free when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children 0-15 per adult). Pre-booking is advisable but not required. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train.

Get more information here.

PS. Don’t forget to bring your Teddy!

Boggle Wish Bonfire at BeWILDerwood

When: 11 – 19 of February (and weekends after that through March)

The Woods reopen for another wild season. This time they will have a Boggle Wish Bonfire by the Munch Bar where you can whisper your wishes into Ticklechin’s ear trumpet – the oldest Boggle at BeWILDerwood! Additional, they will have a Bonfire Trail with clues to help you find five Boggle bonfires in the woods.

You also can enjoy the Sky Maze, Broken Bridge, Slippery Slopes, Den Building along with a bonfire, storytellings, crafts and more. Every day of half term there will be a range of activities!

Get more details here.

Once Upon a Time at Holkham Estate

When: 11 – 19 February

There will be a range of events and activities to help you make your own Holkham stories this half term with brilliant book-themed trails, creative bookworm crafts, a gripping parkland tales trail and our fun woodland play area.

Get more details here.

Lambing Live at Wroxham Barns

When: 11 – 19 February

You will meet the pregnant sheep inside Wroxham Barns maternity barn, where you have a strong chance of seeing a live birth! There will be a expert on hand to explain Lambing and introduce you to the cute lambs too.

Admission includes unlimited pay at the Fun Park and access to the Junior Farm where you will meet chickens, donkeys, pigs, ponies, turkeys, ducks, alpacas, goats and more. Plus unlimited play at the Fun Park

Tickets are £13.50 per person for anyone 2 years and older. They offer a rainy day guarantee, so if it rains for an hour consecutively on your visit you get free tickets for a return visit.

Get more information here.

Fantasy February at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure

When: 11 -19 February

You get to pick your team for this adventure which will including storytelling, crafting, and animal encounters. Come in your favourite costume and take a picture at Roarr. You could win four tickets to the park when you tag them on Instagram.

Get details here.

February Half-Term at Sandringham

When: 11 – 19 February

You can explore the Royal Parkland by foot or by bike, run around in the Children’s Woodland Play Area or take part in a snowdrop event. They will have snowdrop craft sessions and snowdrop tours which need to be booked in advance.

Their catering outlets will also be open. You can have a hearty brunches or just grab sandwiches and cakes from the Terrace Café. They will have a Children’s Afternoon Tea in the Restaurant too.

Get more information here.

Kidz Pop Party at the Oceanroom in Gorlestion

When: 11 – 12 February

The party is back at the Oceanroom in Gorleston for 2023 with an all new show featuring your favourite pop hits, dance tunes, and childhood classics. There will be something for kids of all ages to enjoy – along with a few appearances from their favourite characters, a live band, and dancers too.

It’s brought to you by the same team that does the Halloween Show ‘The Monster Club.’

Get more information here.

The Ben Langley Show

When: 12 February

After last year’s sold-out shows, Norwich panto legend, Hippodrome Circus Christmas comic and BGT ‘misheard lyrics’ funnyman Ben Langley is back with his one-man family-friendly variety show at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich.

Get details here.

Half-Term Activities at Norwich Theatre

When: 13 – 18 February

There will be lots of activities and shows to keep the kids entertained during the February half term at Norwich Theatre.

The sessions cover acting, dancing, writing, storytelling, crafting, costume design, and more. Some are free while others can be booked for just £5 per child, with free adult spaces.

The Café Royal will be open so that you can get a hot drink. Kids can get a free cookie with every children’s hot chocolate or Fruit Shoot during the half term week. Remember to get a loyalty card and stamp it so you can get your tenth drink free.

Find more information here.

Pirate-Themed River Trips

When: 13 – 17 February

Pirates have nicked the Cordon Rouge and have been seen flying the Jolly Roger on the Norfolk Broads. They are after the lost treasure and need a crew to help them find it. Will you help them and get a share or be forced to walk the plank.

The family-friendly pirate themed river trip aboard the Cordon Rouge features pirate themed decoration, children’s activity packs, fancy dress and commentary from our Pirate ship Captain “Flint”. The boat ride lasts for 1.5 hours runs twice a day.

Tickets are £13.50 per person under 5s are £1.50. Get more information here.

Family-Friendly Half Term Activities at Waterloo Park

When: 13 – 18 February

There will be a week of fun activities for families (including kite flying, biscuit decorating, a pancake race and more) during the February half-term week at Waterloo Park in Norwich. It’s all free they just ask that you purchase something in the café during your visit.

Get the details here.

King’s Lynn Fairground Mart

When: 14 – 25 February

The Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn, one of the country’s grandest squares, tranforms into a funfair. The Mart is a tribute to the remarkable work of Frederick Savage, who worked with the Showmen’s Guild to develop new fairground rides.

Get more details here.

Ancient Egyptians Family Event at the Lynn Museum

When: 14 February

You can learn more about Ancient Egypt by handling real artefacts, making crafts to take home, and taking part in a fun trail at the Lynn Museum. It is free but best to book in advance.

Get details here.

Spot the Signs of Spring at Holt Country Park

When: 14 February

Join the Ranger Team at Holt Country Park and hone your wildlife detective skills. You will go on a trail through the woods to learn how to spot the signs of Spring. Upon completion, you will earn a certificate.

Adults must accompany children throughout this event. Spots are limited so you are encourage to book in advance.

Get more information here.

Terrific Tudors at Norfolk Record Office

When: 15 February

During the school holidays, you can see some documents from the Norfolk Record Office archives, try on Tudor clothes, and enjoy a craft activity. The Tudor peg and paper dolls you create will be displayed together as a crowd to watch Queen Elizabeth I’s progress as she travels through Norfolk.

This event is aimed at children aged 5-11 years and costs £3.50 per child. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are free, but need to book a space.

Get more details and book here.

Family Activities at Norwich Cathedral

When: 15 February

Primary school children can have fun with science at Norwich Cathedral. There are morning and afternoon sessions with special workshops (that need to be booked in advance for £3.50) around the Sacred Science theme. Additionally, there will be drop-in science experiments and crafts.

Note that all children need to be accompanied by adults. Get more information here.

BeachFest Extra Light Party at Cromer Church

When: 15 February

The whole family can join in this free event with activities and fun, based on ‘Jesus, the Light of the World’. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be free light refreshments.

Learn more here.

Great Yarmouth Carnaval

When: 17 February

The Drill House in Great Yarmouth will be hosting a family-friendly fiesta. It will be an afternoon of high-energy Latin festivities and music. There will be circus performances, fancy dress competition, face painting, DJs, Portuguese food, and more. It’s all free!

Learn more about it here.

Things to Do During the February Half Term in Norfolk

If the special events didn’t catch your eye, don’t worry we have more ideas. Check out these blog posts for some suggestions to keep the kids entertained.

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