Father's Day & other stuff.
If you’ve forgotten, Father’s Day is this Sunday, 17th of June – it’s not too late to go and buy a card! BUT instead of getting dad a multipack of socks again, this year why not spend the day out in Norwich and Norfolk? Start the day at historic city centre Maid’s Head Hotel, where they’re putting on an extra special breakfast where dads eat free! Afterwards, take your pick from all kinds of outdoorsy activities: Dads can get in for free at Amazona Zoo near Cromer (standard admission prices are £11.50 for adults, £8.50 for children and £10.00 for seniors); the beautiful Holkham Hall are putting on a special ‘survival skills and campfires’ event (including marshmallow toasting!) which is again, free for Dads (tickets are £10 for children), and on the water Broads Tours will provide a captain’s hat for all seafaring fathers who have commandeered a Day Boat (£19 per hour). We’ve written another blog ALL about the ‘Dads on Tour’ this Sunday, so for more information about these events (and many more!) then click here.
Norwich Art Boot
On the outskirts of the city in the grounds of the Redwell Brewery at Bracondale, Print to the People are hosting the brilliant Art Car Boot – a whole day of art, beer, street food and live music. There will be all kinds of local artists, makers, designers and illustrators selling their work from their decorated pitches, plus food stalls from Proper Pizza co, Pie Central and Hushwing Café (to name a few). This is a not-for-profit event and entry is free. 11am – 6pm.
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th
In the city centre, Nearly Festival is making its debut in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. With a line up of Tribute Acts, at this family friendly festival you can see Blur (Blurb), Kaiser Chiefs (Kaiser Theifs) and Oasis (Definitely Might Be) as well as Rhianna, Bruno Mars and Madness – all in one day. Also featuring a Pub in the Park and a range of street food options, this is great if you want a smaller festival atmosphere right on your doorstep. This runs across the whole weekend (16th and 17th of June), and tickets range from £10 - £30.
Family Friendly Silent Disco
Before Father's Day, but still family friendly, on Saturday 16th of June Norwich Arts Centre will be having a silent disco! At this daytime rave, expect to hear Disney, Pop and Indie favourites. Featuring laser lights, smoke machines and healthy fruit snacks! Starting at 10am. Under 1s go free, other tickets £4 - £6, and it’s a £5 deposit for headphones on the door.
The World Cup - Beer and Curry night!
Join OPEN Norwich for England’s opening match of their 2018 World Cup campaign, in the splendour their Banking Hall and televised live on a giant screen. Entry is free, but why don’t you kick off the evening in style with our very special curry and a beer for just £5! This includes either a chicken or vegan curry hotbox (prepared by our in-house chef) with a selection of condiments coupled with one Red Stripe lager. Afterwards, watch the match on OPEN's huge 7m HD screen! Begins at 6pm.