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10/08/18

Things to do this week

Remember coats? Remember boots? Remember when you used to sleep with the window closed AND a duvet on? Yeah, us neither. 


But while the kids are off school, and Norwich morphs into a tropical paradise (sort of), take some time to enjoy one of the many things happening around the city this week...

The really wonderful Paston Treasure exhibition  is still on at the Norwich Castle museum. So if you’re yet to visit why not do it tomorrow? The painting and objects on display are magnificent (and there's a corset in there that seems to defy anatomy...). Afterwards, follow it with a visit to the museum were you can also get into the weighty, informative and beautiful 'Visible Women' exhibition, which marks a turning point in the history of the Castle's art collection (we visited in May to find out why this exhibition is a landmark in the Castle Gallery's history). 

Detail from 'Five People Thinking the Same Thing III' Francis Kearney 1998
Detail from 'Five People Thinking the Same Thing III' Francis Kearney 1998

On Saturday it’s Theatre Royal’s Open Day – this is a fab day out for all ages and it’s free. Take a look behind the scenes to see what goes into bringing the magic of the show to stage - with a chance to find out about lights, sound effects and costumes, plus lots of activities for adults and children. Plus YOU CAN BUY SOME OF THE COSTUMES. Yes, for real.

So for all those aspiring princesses, dancers, and life sized animals, this is the event for you. 

Also at the Theatre Royal, Miss Saigon opens next week from Wednesday 15th August to Saturday 15th September at Norwich Theatre Royal. Tickets: £8.00 - £60

Theatre Royal Open Day
Theatre Royal Open Day

The sun should be back on Saturday so head to Fairhaven Garden for their St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour  (2.15 – 4.30pm). Tickets must be booked in advance and cost adult £18, child £12. Includes garden entry from 10am. They also have an Evening Canoe Paddle  at 6pm on Wednesday 15th August, all abilities welcome and bring a picnic. Ticket £22 adult, £12 child 5-16 yrs.

St Benets Abbey tour
St Benets Abbey tour

Crazy golf, anyone? If you haven’t tried a round of crazy golf yet this summer then Eaton Park is where you need to be. Open 7 days a week from April to September games start at 10am until dusk (or 7:30 – whichever is earlier). Prices are £4.50 per adult, £3 per child (3 – 7) and £3.50 (8 – 16) or groups of 3 £10, 4 £13, 5 £16).  If you're hungry the park also has a really nice, dog friendly cafe that's well worth a visit!

Eaton Park Crazy Golf
Eaton Park Crazy Golf
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COMING TO VISIT?

Greater Anglia has Advance fares from £10 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 and Amsterdam, and seasonally from Guernsey and Jersey.

To plan a trip to Norwich check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk