Norfolk family activity update - Covid 19
=**Please note that this page is being frequently updated** Last update: 03/8/2020
This page is designed to provide updates for families with local updates and facilities in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
We endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible, however, due to decisions being made suddenly – this page may not always reflect the current situation. Therefore, we advise that readers double-check with the venue/organiser’s website and/or social media prior making arrangements to ensure that the plans are current and still going ahead and the restrictions that may be in place
Find the most up-to-date advice about Covid-19 visit the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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Amazona Zoo - open from Thursday 25th June - tickets must be rebooked. Find out more here.
Blickling Estate (National Trust) - parklands, garden outdoor cafe and shop are currently open. Visits must be booked in advance. Find out more here.
Bure Valley Railway
Church Farm Stow Bardolph open from 20th June for members and season ticket holders only. Open to the general public in due course. Find out more here.
Norfolk Libraries -closed but online services available - more details to follow
Norfolk Family Learning are providing free online courses and events
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach - reopening in July. Pre-booked tickets only. Find out more here.
Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature Trail - open from 16th June. Tearoom closed. Find out more here.
Hirstys Family Funpark
Highway Garden & Leisure
Hoveton Hall Estate - reopened from 15th June. Find out more here:
Indigo Dyslexia Centre - online appointments only available
Pleasurewood Hills - reopening 4th July. iFind out more here:
Selected National Trust parklands, gardens and carparks are offering bookings on a first-come-first-served-basis - visit this website to find out more and see the latest updates
The Garage Norwich are offering online classes
Pensthorpe Natural Park - open to members from 24th June and all from 1st July. Find out more here:
Bewilderwood - planning to reopen on 18th July. Find out more here
Roarr Dinosaur Adventure - planned reopening 4th July. Find out more here.
SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth - reopening from 4th July. Prebooking is essential. Find out more here.
SEA LIFE Hunstanton - reopening from 4th July. Prebooking is essential. Find out more here
High Lodge, Thetford Forest - open but with limited facilities
Go Ape at Theford Forest
Vancouver Quarter - with social distancing guidelines active
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Redwings Caldecott on 25th July and Redwings Aylsham on 8th August
Local businesses providing at-home activities
Bewilderwood creative resources
Roarr Dinosaur Adventure have provided a downloadable activity book
Roarr Dinosaur Adventure are offering prizes and activities as part of Dippy's Adventurers Club
SEA LIFE Hunstanton provide regular animal facts on their Facebook page.
Norfolk County Council are providing free online courses for parents and free online activities for families
Online Norwich Puppet Theatre page and YouTube channel have behind the scenes footage and creative activities that can be done at home.
Norfolk School Games have their own You Tube Channel
Accepting charitable donations
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Norwich Theatre Royal
SEA LIFE Hunstanton are accepting items for animal enrichment activities on their Amazon wishlist
Alive Corn Exchange - visit the website to find out more about cancelled/postponed shows
Bubble Rush Norwich - update coming soon to website
Castle Carvery - Funfort
Everyone Active - Norfolk centres
Maddermarket Theatre - visit website for postponements and cancellations
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Norwich Theatre Royal -- check website for updates on cancellations and postponements
Open Norwich closed permanently
Peter Beales Roses
Family Wellbeing Norfolk - see their Facebook page for updates
Norfolk County Show 2020 - cancelled
Norfolk Museums - Time and Tide and Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will reopen on 3 August 2020 Other museums will re-open later.
Stody Family Fun Day
Whitlingham Adventure - closed until at least September