AD | Gifted experience When I was growing up I remember going to the panto every year at our local theatre. It was something to make a big deal of and we would usually get dressed up a bit to go as well. I wanted this to be something we could do with Erin when she was the right age, which I thought was this year. Sadly, Covid has meant a tough year for the theatre and most pantos haven’t been able to go ahead. In other years, we might have gone to The Garage
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
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)
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
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.
Once a month I go for lunch with a friend and we generally pick somewhere I have never been before. For our meal in December we wanted something really festive but no restaurant menu really stood out to us. My friend had been to The Assembly House before and suggested it as an option as they had a festive afternoon tea menu. At £22.95 (or £45 for two) it wasn’t a cheap option but we both wanted something special for a pre-Christmas treat. The Assembly House is an absolutely stunning Georgian venue in the centre
We received an invitation to the press preview of this show. I’ll be completely honest, before this summer I didn’t really know much about The Garage which is in the city centre of Norwich. Then, last summer I saw one of their shows advertised, My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap and we were invited to go and see it. Erin absolutely loved the show and getting to take part was a big deal for her. A couple of weeks ago we were invited back to watch the press preview of My First Panto: Rapunzel.
Living in a small-ish town and not being able to drive means our weekends are generally spent doing the same thing each week and it can get quite boring. Luckily though, we are on the train line to Norwich and it’s only a 30 minute journey so we can get there pretty quickly and easily. Somewhere I had seen advertised on Facebook was Labyrinth, which is a play cafe and somewhere to play laser tag (which is very similar to playing with a slug gun at home). I saw a toddler session on a Saturday for only