An End Of Summer Getaway To Norwich

At the beginning of last week, just before the summer holidays ended we managed to get away for a couple of days to Norwich. This is really only down the road for us, being a 30 minute train journey away. However, we never seem to get enough time there and our day trips are always really rushed. Travelodge had a great deal at some point during lockdown where they offered hotel stays with 2 nights for the price of 1. We ended up booking two separate trips to Norwich (the other for October half term) for less than £100 and

A Trip Back In Time On The North Norfolk Railway

Although we live close to the Norfolk coast we tend to go to the same places most of the time. Cromer is our beach of choice mainly because it’s the closest and has a lot of nearby facilities for families such as toilets. However, a couple of weeks ago we stayed in Sheringham at YHA Sheringham, which was such a good base as a family. During our weekend we decided to do something really different and go on a journey on the North Norfolk Railway. This is unlike a regular train though as it’s a steam train instead! The train

Exploring Norfolk With YHA Sheringham

AD | Press trip Every year we try to find somewhere close to home to explore. Somewhere we hadn’t been very much was Sheringham and we were supposed to stay during the Easter holidays earlier in the year. Unfortunately COVID-19 got in the way but we were able to reschedule for the middle of August, which was perfect for John’s birthday. Our stay was booked over a weekend, from Friday to Sunday, at YHA Sheringham. We stayed at YHA Cambridge last year and found it such a fun place to say as a family so we wanted to try out

A Trip To The Lost In Translation Circus

AD | Press tickets I honestly can’t remember the last time we went to see a show. It must have been last year and this year, COVID-19 has affected theatres so much. This summer, between Monday 10th August and Sunday 20th September 2020, Norwich Theatre Royal and Lost In Translation Circus teamed up to present INTERLUDE in Chapelfield Gardens. We were invited to check out a show suitable for age 5+ called Circus Treats. Seats inside are set up into groups of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in order to maintain good social distancing. You can see the layout

A Roarsome Day Out At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Last year we got to go to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure for the very first time in February half term and then again in the summer. It is one of those places we didn’t think about going to before due to the location being more suited to drivers. However, last summer they put on the Dino Bus, a free bus during the summer going to and from the park a few times over the course of the day and that made things so much easier for us. Sadly, the Dino Bus isn’t running this year but Roarr! have partnered

A Day Of Fun At Wroxham Barns

Being a non-driving family has meant that there are places in Norfolk that we love to go for days out but usually can’t go because of transport issues. Wroxham Barns is one of those places. I always thought we couldn’t go because we don’t drive but recently I figured out that with the help of a train and then a taxi, it would be possible. Planning our day out was much easier than I thought it would be. Due to COVID-19, tickets must be booked for Wroxham Barns in advance and you cannot buy them at the entrance on the

Getting Lost In JR’s Maize Maze

As a non-driving family thinking about going for a day out after lockdown wasn’t quite as easy as it might have been for a lot of people. We weren’t ready to go very far on public transport so our options were really limited. However, just down the road from where we live is a place called JR’s. It used to be something different a few years ago and I actually used to be the manager of the soft play and bowling alley. The change happened a few years ago now though but we hadn’t been in since then. Now, JR’s

A Walk Along The North Walsham and Dilham Canal

We have lived in this town for around 7 years now and we really don’t know much about our local area. Being non-drivers means that we’re a  bit stuck with where we can go without the help of public transport. However, being at home for the last 9 weeks has meant that we needed to explore a bit more so that we didn’t go stir crazy. With the help of some Facebook groups, we realised that there are two sets of woods within walking distance and also a canal. It’s quite bad really that we’ve lived here for this long