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Curious About...
Norwich


Norwich is the most complete medieval city in England. There's England's largest and most colourful outdoor market, built under the controlling eye of the 11th century castle nearby. Shopping in The Lanes and beyond make it one of England's top 10 places to shop, and Elm Hill is a chocolate-box street often used by TV and film makers. Take a stroll round the cathedral and its grounds, discover beautifully architected buildings which abound, or simply sit in the shade of the many trees, sipping your drink.

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    Curious About... Norwich

  • An exploration of Norwich's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the city's treasures.
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  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Norwich in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the city - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.
  • One booklet is suitable for up to 4 people, and is available to instantly download on purchase for printing at home or for using immediately on your mobile device, or we can print it for you and send it using 1st class Royal Mail.
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Curious About... Norwich

Two walks are included in the booklet, the 2nd starts where the first finishes.

1. Castle Circular - 1.25 miles / 2 kms

From the imposing castle, high on a hill, you initially explore some of Norwich’s more quirky shopping streets, before arriving at a colourful area, dominated by a unique English market. Pass through the elegant and stunning Royal Arcade and exit the city’s bustle to explore a characterful street, headed by a medieval church. Traverse a leafy churchyard and end your walk back at the foot of the famous Norwich Castle.
Children's University logoChildren's University event1.25 hoursOK but diversion maybe needed



2. Castle to Cathedral - 1.25 miles / 2 kms

From the castle discover some of Norwich’s most striking streets. Bridewell Alley, renowned for its museum, housed in a former prison for women and beggars. Princes Street, with its magnificent Halls dating back to the 14th century. The delightfully quaint Elm Hill, frequently used as a film set for TV and movie productions. Finally, arrive at the grounds of the cathedral, whose awesome beauty has reached out to all who visit, for over 900 years.
Children's University logoChildren's University event1.25 hoursOK but diversion maybe needed

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The Booklet
Norwich Booklet

Each booklet is A5 size. You can: a) download to your computer & print; b) download to your phone or tablet (different format) & use directly from there; c) order a pre-printed copy which we post to you. Each has a page dedicated to the history of the city; 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions re what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions how to find a clue if you're stuck; a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.


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Downloads

Download files are typically between 3 and 6 mb. You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free). Please see our FAQs page for further information.


Printed Copy

The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A postage & packing charge of £1.49 is made for 1 or 2 booklets within the UK. 3 to 6 booklets it's £1.99, and after that it's £3.99. Outside the UK it's £2.49 for 1 booklet, £3.49 for 2 booklets, £4.99 for 3 to 6 booklets and £7.99 after that.

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If you are enrolled in the Children's University you can now gain hours towards your next award by completing one or more of our many Curious About walks.
Please note, for safety reasons a child should be accompanied by an adult, either parent/carer or person in loco parentis. Also, the booklets may require a degree of interpretation by an adult, as well as support and guidance.
To get your Children's University sticker:
  • Buy the download or booklet (which will contain two walks).
  • Complete one or both walks in your own time.
  • Complete the Returns Form below and send it to us:
    Complete one form for each location (eg Norwich).
    Let us know one additional interesting fact you discovered along the route for each walk you complete (this provides proof that you did it / them).
  • We will then send you an email with your sticker, which you can print, cut out and stick in your passport. Hours awarded will equal those shown against each walk.
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What People are Saying!

"Wonderful day out in Norwich! We'd not seen Elm Hill before, and it was a sheer delight - no wonder it's featured on TV and films so much. We found somewhere really nice to eat at the end too, so great design for a walk!"

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