The sun is finally out and maybe – just maybe – you can leave the house with just a light jacket on (over your other clothes. Please). Check out our list of things to do this week as the Easter Holidays draw to a close, and lighter evenings open up once again.
Wine Tasting at the Maid’s Head Hotel
Friday 6th of April, 7pm
Norwich’s historic hotel is launching it’s new seasonal menu in their A la Carte WinePress restaurant, and are inviting you to try some of the new flavours paired with fine wines.
There are SIX places left for this, so if you’re interested in spending Friday night sampling some delicious wine at the Maid’s Head Hotel then get in there fast! Tables for this intimate evening come in sixes, so if you can get a group of you together fast enough, this is the perfect evening out with friends. Give them a ring!
Tickets: £25 pp
The Glorious Tour at Norwich Theatre Royal
Friday 6th April, 2:30pm -3:50pm & 7:30pm - 8:50pm
These days everything seems to be wrong for Roni, from her stupid name that nobody can pronounce to a body that somebody else must have the instructions for. Meanwhile, Mia wonders how life got so messy. Together, Roni and Mia take us on a journey through family, personal identity, 90s R&B slo-jams, birthday cakes, and first adventures in sex, love and death through hip-hop dance and spoken word. Visit our listing for more info.
Tickets: £12 / £10 Concessions
Bunnies & Birds Sewing (and more!) at Norwich Puppet Theatre
Thursday 12th of April 10.30 ‘til 12pm
Norwich’s BEAUTIFUL puppet theatre is holding a puppet making workshop with a difference! Instead of using paper and glue, you will be using fabric and a needle and thread to craft your own Easter bunny or bird puppet. Don’t worry if you are new to hand-sewing, this is an opportunity to learn how! And if you have sewn before, this workshop is a great way to develop your skills. Ages 6+
(Plus, if your little one is interested in puppetry, crafting and theatre, there are loads of other hands-on events at NPT over Easter – visit their website or give them a call for details).
Norfolk Spring Fling at Norfolk Showground
Tuesday 10th April 9.30am – 3.30pm
The Spring Fling is a fun filled, educational day out in the Easter Holidays where the whole family can learn more about food, farming and the countryside. There will be lots to see and do, with over 70 interactive stands and a variety of animals including cows, goats, owls, ponies and more! Tickets are NOT sold on the gates so make sure to be prepared!
Tickets must be purchased online and in advance.
All tickets are £9.50 and include a hog roast or vegetarian lunch and a drink. Free entry for children aged two and under.
I Spy… Circus with Oak Street Circus
Until 28th of April
Follow the "I spy... Circus" trail around Norwich’s Historic Churches to find all the hidden letters. Once you have all 10 letters, rearrange them to spell the name of Norwich’s famous Circus Proprietor... You can download the map here, or collect a copy from The Oak Circus Centre and Norwich Tourist Information Centre.
Hand in your completed map at The Oak Circus Centre to be entered into their prize draw to win a course of circus classes or one-off taster sessions! Wahey! Prize draw winners will be picked at random at the FREE community cabaret on Saturday 28 April during their Open Weekend.
Paralympic Heritage – Stories from Norfolk at Norwich Cathedral
Until 22nd May
The NPHT exists to care for and share the heritage of the British Paralympic Movement. Norwich is the first of many venues that will host special exhibitions, as part of a five-year project which will also travel to Manchester, Bradford, Bath and London. The story all started 70 years ago when Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann used sport as an aid to recovery for returning, badly-injured Servicemen. In 1948 the first Stoke Mandeville Games was staged, which formed the foundation for the Paralympic movement.
Learn more in this interactive exhibition at Norwich’s magnificent Cathedral!
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