Author: Jess

Paint Me Ceramics, Hunstanton

Paint me Ceramics is a paint-it-yourself pottery studio situated in the West Norfolk costal town of Hunstanton. The studio is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and paint your own unique masterpiece. Pottery painting is for all ages and can be enjoyed on your own or with family and friends. It’s the perfect place to make a unique gift for someone special or just to treat yourself. In addition to pottery painting, Paint me Ceramics specialises in baby hand and foot prints on the pottery. You can create gorgeous little gifts to give to loved ones. All underglaze paints are non toxic and child friendly. The glaze is also dishwasher safe. All glazed items will need to be fired in our onsite kilns and can either be collected a few days later or sent by our 24 hour courier. Don’t worry if you’re not the creative type, there are plenty of stamps, sponges and stencils to help you on your way. There’s a studio fee of £3.50 per painter plus the cost of your chosen pottery. All baby prints and general assistance is included the fee. Pottery painting is not just for children, adults just love it too! Paint me Ceramics 22, Westage Hunstanton PE36 5AL www.paintmeceramics.co.uk Tel: 01485 534340 /...

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Wizard Maze & Play, Metton

Yesterday I went to the Wizard Maze in Metton, North Norfolk. It’s not too far away from Cromer and a great place to take the kids. Take a look at my first ever video review. (I apologise for my £3.99 sunglasses – They’re from a little souvenir store in Wroxham!) The Wizard Maze has all sorts of things to do for kids and adults a like. Firstly, there’s the maize maze. When we were there we had to find Olympic-themed stamps. You can see from the video that I was obsessed with the prizes! If you find all the stamps you can win sweeties. A good reason to explore every corner of the maze. There’s also a kids play area, two bouncy pillows (demonstrated by the boyfriend in the video), sheep, chickens, food, a straw bale mountain and plenty of little carts and quadbikes to ride. It’s a great Norfolk maze with plenty to see and do. The maize maze. We worked out that we walked at least 7km while we were in there. Mini Quadbikes for £1 per go. The sheepy residents. Very friendly with many baaas to be given.   The pillow. One of my favourite things ever. As you can see, adult are allowed to have a go but priority should be given to any kids who want to have a go. In the cubs play area there’s...

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Fairy Tales of the Unexpected – Family Show and Competition!

If you are looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this summer then look no further. Fairy Tales of the Unexpected is hitting venues across Norfolk and Suffolk over the summer holidays. We’ve got two tickets to give away too, so keep reading! Featuring big and bright costumes with a full set and crazy props, it is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it production. Lots of live action, lots of singing, and maybe even a custard pie or two! Six stories, including Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hoody are performed at a zippy pace by four highly talented and experienced performers. So if you think you know fairy tales? Well, think again! Tom Beard; writer, director and one of the cast says: “Think Shrek, Roald Dahl and a sprinkling of The Muppet Show and you get the idea of what we are trying to do. “We aim to deliver new and exciting children’s shows that mix traditional themes with a fresh feel to encourage existing and new audiences to come to the wonderful world of theatre. ” Dates July 24th – Sheringham Little Theatre 2.30pm – www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com Box Office 01263 822347 July 25th – Lowestoft, The Seagull Theatre 6pm www.theseagull.co.uk Box Office 01502 589726 July 31st – Sheringham Little Theatre 2.30pm www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com Box office 01263 822347 August 1st – Lowestoft, The Seagull Theatre 2.30pm www.theseagull.co.uk Box...

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Alpaca Walking – Burnt Fen Alpacas

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Burnt Fen Alpacas for a spot of alpaca walking. It’s not something I would normally think about doing on a weekend but it’s right up my street, combining animals with mild exercise. The farm is home to 28 alpacas including a new baby! The boys are trained for walks and all the alpacas are also used for their wool, which makes beautifully soft jumpers, hats and scarves! The visit started with a chat about the alpacas, how to behave around them, their names, likes and dislikes, etc. Then we had to catch them. We were given a long cord and formed a moving fence where we herded the alpacas into a little pen. The boys knew what they were doing and moved politely into the small area. We then had the task of catching the one we wanted to take for a walk! I instantly zeroed in on a pretty little boy called Apache. A boy who thought it would be a good idea to eat everything in sight as we walked. This left us at the back of the herd, we had quite a lovely conversation about foliage. Although, it was quite one sided. When we got back from the walk we were allowed to go and feed the girls some chopped up carrots. They were happy to come over and...

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The VW Whitenoise Festival’s 10th Anniversary – Starting Aug 3rd

The music festival, dedicated to the beautiful Volkswagen cars, will take place this year at the Norfolk Showground. The festival started in 2002 when Neil and Lucy Haughey decided to combine their love for music and campervans. Ten years on and due to popular demand the festival is being held at the Showground. The VW Whitenoise Festival 2012 will take place on the 3rd to the 5th of August. The celebrations include: 25 live bands including tribute acts Kazabian and the Antarctic Monkeys and local favourites Monkey Spanner, Killamonjambo, Bill Downs (from BBC’s The Voice) and many more FREE camping with limited electric hook-up FREE superfunk roller disco Prestigious VW show and shine Music Pavilions with House and Skalypso DJs FREE Kids’ Craft Tent, bouncy campervan, disco and FunForce entertainers VIP Bell Tent village available to book at www.vwwhitenoise.com Over 70 traders, a small funfair and stack of autojumble Meanher – art workshops from a Horse Box (FREE for all) It’s a festival that’s ticket prices recognise times are tight for families. Full weekend, three day adult passes are £25 and family passes £55. Free camping is included. Day tickets are available on the gate and cost £8 per adult and £3 per child. For more details, to book a trading pitch or buy tickets visit...

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