Five things to do this half-term

Stuck for ideas this half-term? Here are five activities to keep your little ones amused



Visit the land of the fairies

Visit our book department and become spell-bound as The Porch Fairies creators Fi and Nick Bishop introduce a small and brave fairy’s antics with a reading of their new book The Lost Date. Get your book signed and also visit our toy and card departments for more merchandise from The Porch Fairies.

The Porch Fairies book launch takes place on Saturday 27 May at 11.30am.

For more information click here

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Head to our toy department all week

From games and Brio play days to the Sun and Moon Pokémon launch play day, every day in the holidays there is a different activity taking place in our toy department. One highlight is the Great Gizmos Science Demonstration on Wednesday 31st May where you can see science come to life from pocket volcanos to how to make a clock using a lemon.

For a full what’s on guide click here

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Have an arts and crafts day

Whatever the weather there is some fun to be had by making something. Our art and crafts department offers a wealth of ideas for those who want to get creative, such as the Roos Productions Dress Your Own Doll Sewing Kit and the Timberkits Ballista, a wooden model kit with a cross bow mechanism.

Buy Roos Productions Dress Your Own Doll Sewing Kit, £12.50

Buy Timberkits Ballista wooden model kit, £11.50

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Be inspired

As the Cricket One Day International continues, find out how high quality cricket bats are made right here in Norwich as Norfolk born cricket enthusiast Robert James demonstrates how to make a simple cricket bat at Pilch on Saturday 3rd June from 10.30am.

Find out more here

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Make time for a treat or two

For good little boys and girls a trip to our Deli is a delight, especially when you discover the wide range of sweets and chocolate on display. A lot of our confectionary is made locally, such as Gnaw Chocolate. Jarrold loves the Gnaw Banoffee Pie, £3.


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