Half-term fun outside and in

A host of children’s activities will be on offer at Cromer, North Walsham and Stalham community sports centres over the forthcoming May half-term.

The sessions offer youngsters aged between four and 12 the chance to take part in football fun days, shooting, skating and street-dancing, as well as summer sports days and multi-sports events.

The events will take place between Tuesday, May 30, and Friday, June 2, at the North Norfolk District Council-managed centres.

As well as these activities, there are countryside events taking place in Holt Country Park and Sadler’s Wood, North Walsham. The fun on offer includes shelter-building, a look at amphibians, reptiles and lizards and the chance to build and launch a water rocket.

All-day activities are priced at £10 while shorter sessions are priced between £2 and £3.50. To make things easier for parents, there is the added option of arranging early drop-offs and late pick-ups for just £2 at some of the events.

Maggie Prior, cabinet member for leisure, health and wellbeing, said: “These sessions offer great fun for children while keeping them busy and healthy.”

To download a brochure with more details, visit

To book the sports-centre events, visit Booking is not required for the countryside events at Holt Country Park and Sadler’s Wood, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further details of these activities, email or call 07920 576634.

Half term active fun for children

Trampolining, football, roller skating, pirates, capture the flag, dodgeball and an activity day are all on offer this coming half term for youngsters seeking active fun.

The activities will be held at North Walsham Sports Centre, run by North Norfolk District Council, from Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3.

Trampolining is suitable for five to 12 year olds. Other events are for seven to 12 year olds, except roller skating which is open to all ages.

The sessions are priced from £2.50 and details, prices and booking can be found at  or in brochures which are distributed to local schools.

There will be no activities at Cromer Sports Centre over the half term as the team there is joined by the British Judo Council for their annual convention once again, a tradition dating back more than 20 years.

North Norfolk District Council has also organised events for children at Holt Country Park and Pretty Corner Woods over half term. Children must be with an adult at all times and wellingtons and outdoor clothes are recommended. Prices range from £1 to £3 per child, booking is not required.

There will be pond dipping and a mini beast hunt at Pretty Corner on Tuesday, May 31, from 10am to noon. Meet at Holway Road car park.

At Holt Country Park, there will be a teddy bear toddler trail on Wednesday, June 1, 10am to noon; sculpture building the same day 2pm to 3pm; a spider recording challenge on Thursday, June 2, 10am to 11.30am; and wildlife art the same day 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Don’t forget Challenge 22, which will be held in the summer holidays at North Walsham Sports Centre. For the 22nd year there will be a whole week of fun games, sports and activities, culminating in an adventure activity trip.

The £90 week-long event will be held from August 8 to 12 and is suitable for six to 14 year olds.

For more details call 01692 402293.