We had such a fantastic time over half term, it really felt like we were on holiday even though we stayed right here at home! The sun shone pretty much every day, we went to the beach (Cromer of course), saw friends from London, saw friends from home, visited some of our fave places like Gressenhall and basically just had an amazing week together.
I always feel super sad when it’s time for the children to go back to school. I think I might be worse than them if I’m honest! I can’t wait for the summer holidays (not wanting to wish the time away) when we get to live like this every day. I like to be busy, busy, busy and fill the days up. We have lots of plans for the summer and I can’t wait! Mind you, next week we are off on a little cheeky one to Majorca so we do have something to break up the term time monotony… I can’t complain!
Here are my fave pictures from half term!
When I went to the theatre on the first Saturday I dropped the kiddos with a friend we used to live near for the day. She took them to the Tumbling Bay playground in the Olympic Park (Queen Elizabth Park) and to the fountains there too. We miss living so close to this amazing space which we used to be able to walk to from our old house. Country living is fabulous but there are a few things we miss and people and places like this are just two!
Cromer on the Sunday really felt like we were in the med! We stayed on the beach most of the day playing with the boogie board and enjoying the sunshine!
Monday saw us at BeWILDerwood! We are annual pass holders and go all the time but it never gets old! I would say this is one of the best days out in the country let alone Norfolk!
On Tuesday we went back to Cromer. It wasn’t as sunny but we still had a great time on the beach building sand castles and eating fish and chips before taking a trip around the Cromer Museum. We get in for free using our Norfolk Museums pass which cost us about £85 for the whole family for the whole year and allows us entry to about 10 museums in the county!
Wednesday was another day and another TWO Norfolk Museums with our passes. The Bridewell and Strangers Hall in Norwich are both small but lovely. After that I went to have my hair done and my Mum took them both on the open top bus tour of Norwich which they loved!
Thursday was mega hot! We visited the same friends from London who were visiting other friends of theirs in Ipswich. It wasn’t far for us to drive but meant we got to see them and play in their friend’s pool. It was huge and apparently cost less than £150 from The Range! The kids loved it but Florence wasn’t feeling 100% that day so we only stayed a few hours before coming home and relaxing for a bit… We’d been so busy I think we all needed an afternoon of doing nothing!
Friday was yet another museum, this time Gressenhall which is also included in the Norfolk Museums pass. The kids love the playground there and the working Victorian farm is ace. We went with our lovely pals and Jimmy took great delight in being older (and supposedly wiser) for once!
A relaxed BBQ at a friend’s house on the Saturday meant we didn’t have to stray far from home to have a lovely day with great company. My mate’s garden is the BEES! She has her own river at the bottom of the garden, how cool is that?!
Then it was the last day of the holidays… Sunday! We went to Earlham Park in Norwich which is near where I grew up and enjoyed a birthday picnic for a friend. They took a gazebo and everyone brought food to share – it was a pretty perfect day weather wise and we paddled in the river which was a delight for the children!
So… That was our half term… We loved it!