This week there’s plenty to do in and around Norwich, with Mothering Sunday providing lots of lovely “treat mum” days that we can all enjoy – and a few other ways to fill your week with fun activities!
Image: Macbeth at the Maddermarket Theatre
Join UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra for a fantastic performance of Verdi's Requiem, one of the richest and most celebrated musical masterpieces. Under direction from UEA Choirmaster Tom Primrose, this piece is Verdi’s personal tribute to the writer Alessandro Manzoni and will be performed in the beautiful setting of The Halls.
24 March, 7.30pm, The Halls. Tickets £4 - £12.
This is a great exhibition to find out more about tracing your family history, particularly identifying long-lost relatives in photographs, with Norfolk Heritage Museum staff on hand to give tips and tricks. Take mum – or the whole family – along and do some metaphorical ‘digging’ into your family history! This fits well into a ‘learning holiday’ or trip, where you learn something new alongside your break – take a look at this blog post to find out more.
13 March – 1 April, The Forum, free entry.
Take a whistle-stop tour of Norwich Castle with a guide who’ll show you some of the highlights of their collection, which covers thousands of years of history! The tour is suitable for ages 12+ and starts in the Castle Rotunda at 2.30pm.
24 March, 2.30pm, Norwich Castle, free entry.
Bure Valley Railway have a great VIP package for mums this Sunday, which includes a special train ride and lunch on the journey between Wroxham, through the Bure Valley and on to Aylsham. Mums will receive a complimentary drink on arrival and a two-course lunch with coffee and after-lunch mints, plus each mother will receive a small gift! A lovely way to treat mum this Mother’s Day!
26 March, 11am – 3pm. £25 per adult, £12.50 per child, children under 4 years old £5. Find out more.
Join Broads Tours for a special Mother’s Day boat trip; with the live commentary by your skipper you’ll find out all about the Broads’ amazing wildlife and see the lovely countryside from the water. There’s also wine for the mums (hooray!), and the trip will take roughly 1.5 hours.
26 March, departures at 11.30am & 2pm. £8.50 per adult, Children £5.50, children under 5 go free. Find out more.
Until 25 March, 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee on Saturday 25 March), Maddermarket Theatre. Tickets £8 - £12.
Any whisky fans, listen up: distiller, independent bottler and former Caol Ila Distillery Manager David Wood will be at OPEN for this exclusive event, where attendees will be taken on a journey through the world of whisky. You’ll try 6 varieties and learn more about the whisky industry. The event is ideal whether you’re brand new to the whisky world or more experienced.
Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Greater Anglia also serves Colchester, Ipswich and Diss on the Norwich line. Direct trains also run from Cambridge.
East Midlands Trains runs services from Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.
Flights into Norwich served from Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter, Aberdeen, Jersey*, Guernsey* and Amsterdam.