Family days out over the festive season

We’re looking forward to our first Christmas with our little girl. It’s a time for us to stop work for a little indulgence in festive food, films and family time.

We’ve put together our suggestions of days out with the family in Norfolk during the Christmas holidays, which you might want to visit.

With the festive adaptation of Stick Man screening on television on Christmas Day, why not check out the Stick Man Trail at Thetford Forest High Lodge.

RipStop Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre present a woolly wonderland in fairytale favourite Rumpelstiltskin.

Beastly Machines at Time and Tide Museum is an exhibition of mechanical sculptures by artist Johnny White. His incredible creations are humorous and interactive, and inspired by a play on words and current affairs they appeal to all ages.

We would like to thank you for your support this year. It’s been an exciting time for us and we’ve loved that you have been a part of it. Watch this space for news of our plans for 2016!

We hope that you have a wonderfully merry Christmas.

Fine Folk x

Live in the Moment at Norwich Arts Centre

This afternoon by chance, we stumbled across a great interactive exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre. Live in the Moment  by Eyebrow Arts is all about birds, using fun and imaginative ways to capture movement and sound.

Eyebrow ArtsOur little one was asleep when we arrived, but awoke to the sound of birdsong coming from a bird box. She particularly enjoyed birds hung from willow and the brown paper wings. These were a super creation! There was a range of sizes for kids and adults to wear, but we just stuck to showing her the wings on the wall. She’s quite fond of any kind of paper, so I didn’t want her ripping them up!

If you are passing Norwich Arts Centre, this exhibition is definitely worth a visit. It is on until 23 December 2015, entry is free and you can visit Monday to Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm.

Top 5 Christmas Craft Projects

With Christmas on its way, the debate in our house is now where to put the tree with an eleven month old who is crawling / rolling. There is also the fun activity of making the Christmas decorations! Schools and play groups break up for the Christmas holidays soon, so we thought we’d share our top five Christmas craft projects that the whole family can get involved in.

You will see that they all require minimal materials. A glue gun looks handy for some of the projects. We’ve also focused a little more on natural materials, so you can also go for a walk with the kids to gather twigs and pine cones – which might call for a trip to Holkham!

Chai Tea Salt Dough Tree Decorations by Fun at Home with the Kids

Scrap Ribbon Tree Decorations by Fireflies and Mud Pies

DIY Monogram Stick Tree Decoration by 3 Squeezes

Dip Dyed Pine Cone Decoration by Scissors and Spice

Twig Stars by Sense and Simplicity

We’re going to try and make some of the decorations over the coming weeks, so we will share our creations. Let us know if you make any of the suggested decorations, or any other Christmas creations and share via the site or our Facebook page.