Six things to do indoors to keep your family happy this summer

Take the family to the Sealife Centre at Great Yarmouth this summer holiday. Take the family to the Sealife Centre at Great Yarmouth this summer holiday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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In the second of a five part series we look at some ideas to keep your family entertained this summer. Today it’s all about what you can do indoors.

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Visit The Garage and get involved with their performing arts workshops.Visit The Garage and get involved with their performing arts workshops.

Octonauts’ Mission

Sealife Centre, Great Yarmouth, July 27-28, 12.15pm-4.35pm, online prices £4.50, under-3s free, family tickets from £11.70, 01493 330631, www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth/


Meet the two new penguin chicks or hold crabs and touch starfish at the interactive pool, and this weekend visitors meet the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from CBeebies. 

Art & Nature


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, July 29-August 1, 10am-4.30pm, £110 (£88 cons), 01603 593199, www.scva.ac.uk

A lively partnership of artists and biologists organise this popular summer school for children aged 8-12 years, now in its fourth year. Through experiments with art and science adopt worm’s-eye views and bird’s-eye views. Price includes four full days of activity, all materials, snacks and refreshments.

Ancient Builders

Lynn Museum, Market Street, King’s Lynn, July 29, 11am-2pm, £2, 01553 775001, www.museum.norfolk.gov.uk

Ancient Egyptians built wonderful pyramids to honour their dead and prepare them for their journey to the afterlife. This special event is an opportunity to find out more and includes building a pyramid model to take home and looking at Egyptian artefacts.

Animation Worksop

Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth, August 6, 11am-4pm, included in museum admission £4.95 (£3.95 cons), £3.50 children, 01493 743930, www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Squeeze it, shape it and film it at this summer holiday plasticine and animation workshop. Try your hand at filming your own animated plasticine character with the chance for your film to premiere at the ongoing Super Models exhibition.

Summer Mixes


The Garage, Chapelfield North, Norwich, August 18-22, times and prices vary, 01603 283382, www.thegarage.eventbrite.co.uk

Performing arts workshops at Norwich’s youth venue to keep your kids entertained. Includes drama, circus skills, shadow puppet creation and street and break dancing. Some are free. No experience needed just pop come along and enjoy! 

HavAGo Festival

The Forum, Norwich, August 18-19, 10am-8pm, free, meander.org.uk

A free opportunity to ‘have a go’ at a variety of creative skills and meet with some of Norfok’s artists, performers and creative types as they showcasing their work. Lots to enjoy and take your picks from having a go at making, painting, dancing, banjo playing, printing, singing....

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