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Early Years

Download our 2019/20 Early Years programme. Details of our 2020/21 programme will be available soon.

Early Years events suitable for 3- to 5-year-olds. Advance booking essential. 

For more information, enquiries and bookings, contact the Norwich Bookings Coordinator at norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk, or call 01603 493636.

A New House for the King

Early Years Castles won’t be running during the Castle Keep redevelopment project, but we’re offering a brand new outreach session in its place!

The king and queen are sending out their most trusted advisor to search the land for great builders from among the children of Norfolk. Be inspired and engaged by a range of history-themed maths and literacy activities.

£210 for a half-day, up to 60 children

Outreach is currently paused, but we’ll update this page when it’s available again.

A New House for the King information sheet

Going on a Bear Hunt

This session is an adaptation of Michael Rosen’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Find the polar bear, explore reed beds, seashore and hedgerow and meet the wise owl and other animals.

£3 per child, adults free in a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children, 1.5 hours.

Rags’ Art Gallery Adventure

Rags the dog has gone missing.  Journey through the paintings to find him! Use rhyme and role play to ask farmers and fishermen on the way.  Will he be found?

Please note: this event won’t run during academic year 2020-21.

  • Artsmark Partner
  • Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Sandford Award