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Straight from the horse's mouth - 23/09/2016

23 September 2016

Future Radio Amazona Zoo leopard

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

If you heard us on there this week then have a read to remind yourselves of what we talked about (and don’t forget to tune in to Future Radio at 4.15pm each Friday to stay up to date!) 

Here are Mel's picks:

  • The weather looks to be good tomorrow and warm, so if you want to make the most of the sun I think a visit to an outside attraction is a good idea. We’re heading to Amazona Zoo tomorrow, in Cromer. The zoo is home to animals native to South America so if you didn’t make it to Rio this year this is the place to be! They have a fantastic Flamingo pond which is overlooked by their café – you can sit on the wooden terrace to have a coffee or lunch.
  • Other family attractions are Banham Zoo and the Dinosaur Park. Or the Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk's longest narrow gauge heritage railway which runs through 9 miles of beautiful countryside between Aylsham and Wroxham.
  • Closer to the city we have loads of lovely parks to enjoy, Eaton Park is a wonderful park for a walk but of course you can also play Crazy Golf and on Saturday afternoon’s Footgolf – family tickets are £15.  There’s also footgolf at Mousehold on Sunday afternoons. 
  • Whitlingham Country Park is great for walking and cycling. Or if you are feeling more energetic and you like a game perhaps invite a few friends for a friendly game of rounders?
  • If you fancy a city walk tomorrow there is a City of Centuries walking tour for £5; it starts at The Forum at 11am and 2pm – no need to book. They last for 90 minutes and are really interesting – even if you think you know a lot about Norwich I can guarantee you will learn something new.
  • New this weekend until 6th October is Eighth in the East Exhibition, at The Maids Head Hotel. It’s a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project exploring the legacy of the 8th USA Air Force. The story is of the friendly invasion and its aftermath told in the words of those who were there at a time when our region was known as ‘Little America’.
  • Fighting Gallery Tours start again this Saturday from 1pm – they are great fun. Join a costumed Knight for a journey through the castle's defensive past! Check out the medieval graffiti and stonemason's marks, learn how the castle survived under siege, and get behind the scenes as we take you into the mysterious fighting gallery. Prices are: adults £3.50, Children £2.80 plus museum admission.

Whatever you do, have fun!

Tune in to Future Radio next week, same time, for more great things to do, and check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk.