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Mid-summer is here, and there’s plenty to do this July in Norwich. Read on for our round-up of what’s on this month in the City of Stories.
There are currently 55 giant T.rex sculptures around the city in the latest iteration of GoGoDiscover’s dinosaur trail. You may be even more surprised to find 24 Steppe Mammoth’s around the county in some of our favourite places to visit such as Cromer Pier, Holt and King’s Lynn. All the dinos are here for our pleasure whilst raising valuable funds for Break charity. Download a trail map for £1.99 from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. And have a wonderful summer finding them all.
If dino-hunting wears you out, there’s still plenty of time to relax. How about guided meditation outdoors in Plantation Garden each Saturday 9-10am. Tickets are £5 plus garden entry. We suggest purchasing the garden’s membership for £7.50 for the year, then you can visit as often as you like. Or how about Hot Pod Yoga? That’s yoga in a pod at 37 degrees. You’ll definitely work up a sweat, but you can take the class at your own speed – it’s open for all abilities. It’s new at Castle Quarter. Sessions are £14.99 for an hour but you can get them in packages so the more you buy the cheaper it is.
There’s a new exhibition at Norwich Castle called The World We Live In (closes 4 September). It brings together important works from the Arts Council’s own collection which is the largest loan collection of modern and contemporary British art. The exhibition explores the many facets of urban life – architecture, migration, commuting, crowds, noise and lights. Entry is included with museum tickets.
Norwich BIDs ever-popular free street entertainment programme Head Out, Not Home returns again this summer. Now in its 9th year the programme is bigger than ever for ’22 and includes street theatre, circus skills, comedy, harpists, jazz, rockabilly, world and folk music. Starting on 24 July it runs each Sunday afternoon until 4 September, at five out of 6 stages across the city centre.
If you want to do something different this month, you’ll love The Shoebox Experiences. It’s a hidden Tudor Street and undercroft lying beneath ground level on Castle Meadow – you won’t believe it until you see it! Tickets are £15 per person for a tour. They are now also offering escape games too called Secrets of the Tunnels. This is where you dig up Norwich’s subterranean history and legends in a thrilling underground escape game – tickets are from £16.25 per person.
Or why not book a History & Hostelries tour with guide Duncan who takes groups across Norwich on a tour of some of CAMRA’s ‘City of Ale’ drinking holes. The cost is £25 per person and includes a few pints here and there! This takes about 4 hours though Duncan goes at the pace of the group so could be longer.