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Things to do in Norwich over the Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:06 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 03 May 2018

George and the Dragon is at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Photo: Garlic Theatre

George and the Dragon is at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Photo: Garlic Theatre

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Here are some family things to do in Norwich over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Shackleton’s Cat/This Is My Bed

Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, May 4/5, 10.30am/11am, £8.50/£8, 01603 630000, theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

English Touring Opera productions for young people, the first about a survival tale about the Endurance expedition; the second an opera about bedtimes, bears and dreams aimed at ages 2-5.

Quentin Blake - The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits

Millennium Library, Norwich, until June 10, Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, free

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, Sir Quentin Blake’s portraits of 10 of Dahl’s most famous characters, from Matilda to The BFG, are on display as part of this British Library exhibition.

Global Village May Market

The Forum, Norwich, May 4-5, 10am-5pm, free, norwichglobalvillagemarket.co.uk

Dozens of indoor and outdoor local traders, artisan makers and illustrators selling products and foods, including from many countries around the world. On Saturday there will also be some great music and dance performances.

World Labyrinth Day Walk

Norwich Cathedral, May 5, 1pm-2.30pm, free, cathedral.org.uk/whats-on

To mark World Labyrinth Day join this walk that is also an opportunity to experience the contemplative power of the Cathedral’s own Labyrinth. All welcome, simply turn up on the day.

George and the Dragon

Norwich Puppet Theatre, May 5, 2.30pm, £9, £9 children, £30 family, 01603 629921, puppettheatre.co.uk

Garlic Theatre’s award winning production to celebrate one of the most famous medieval legends of all time with live performance, rod and glove puppetry, masks and music.

Mayday Madness Family Adventure Festival

Whitlingham Adventure, Trowse, May 6, 10.30am-4.30pm, from £10 per person, 01603 632307, whitlinghamadventure.org.uk

Get out on the water and have a go at our selection of watersports. Try sailing, windsurfing, stand-up-paddleboarding, paddle sports and archery. Advanced booking essential online.

Norwich’s Secret Garden

Bishop’s House, St Martin-at-place Plain, Norwich, May 6, 1pm-5pm, £4, children free, 01603 977040, homestartnorfolk.org

Charity opening of the Bishop’s House garden in aid of families charity Home Start with family activities, home-made cakes and teas, plus the UEA Community Choir and the Angel Road School Steel Band.

Children’s Treasure Trail

Plantation Garden, Earlham Road, Norwich, May 6, 2pm-4pm, £4 per child, £2 per accompanying adult, plantationgarden.co.uk

The Grade II English Heritage registered secret garden, next to the Catholic Cathedral, hosts a children’s treasure trail around the garden with crafts and chocolate treats. Refreshments will be available on the day.

Medieval Mystery Tours

Norwich Castle Museum, May 7, 10.30am-3.30pm, normal admission prices, 01603 495897, museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Bank holiday fun at the Castle includes a day of tours and trails including hidden highlights of the castle Keep, star objects and unusual items from the collections.

The Iron Giant

Cinema City, May 7, 8.30pm, picturehouses.com

Special screening for this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, about a giant alien robot who crash-lands and formed an unlikely friendship with nine-year-old boy Hogarth.

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