A Place To Escape To During Lockdown V2

During the first lockdown we made sure that we made time to explore our local area a bit more. We had lived here for 7 years and didn’t even know about some of the fantastic places that were just around the corner. Since Erin started school and was back at swimming lessons for a while we just didn’t have much time at the weekend and this meant not getting out and about for a while. Now that the government has put into a lockdown again until the beginning of December I cannot spend that time being stuck in the house.

Dippy’s Halloween Days At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Living in Norfolk we are quite lucky that there are so many great places to go as a family. If ever we ask Erin where she would like to go for a day her answer is usually Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. We usually try to go in the summer when the weather is warmer but this time we braved October half term. As a non-driving family I always need to know how we are going to get to and from somewhere. Last summer there was a free Dino Bus running which sadly isn’t on at the minute

Celebrating Our 7th Wedding Anniversary At The Assembly House

Yesterday was mine and John’s 7 year wedding anniversary. For the past few years we had been going to Center Parcs during this week but now that Erin is in reception we are no longer able to go on term time breaks. One of my favourite places in Norwich is The Assembly House, somewhere I have been for afternoon tea quite a few times now. They have had an offer on recently that included a stay in any of the rooms, afternoon tea, a bottle of fizz in the room and breakfast the next morning for the bargain price of

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

Restaurant Review: Middletons Steakhouse and Grill Norwich

During August we ate out a lot. Thanks to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme we were able to afford to go out a bit more than normal and it also meant that we could go places we might not be able to afford normally. However, this scheme only ran on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and we needed to find somewhere to eat that was decently priced on another day. A couple of years ago we reviewed Middletons Steakhouse and Grill in Norwich but hadn’t been back since. When I started looking at lunch options Middletons came up

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