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Summer Activities at intu Chapelfield Norwich

Bug-themed fun at intu Chapelfield this summer

This week marks the start of five weeks of FREE family-friendly activities at Norwich’s biggest shopping centre, intu Chapelfield.

Starting today (31st July) through to 29th August, the intu family club will be offering families free activities every Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am – 4pm. And this summer, the intu family club sessions are inspired by nature, wildlife, and in particular – creepy crawlies, making it great entertainment for children who love discovering more about insects, mini beasts and the great outdoors.

Sheridan Smith is Marketing Manager at intu Chapelfield, and says; “This summer, we’ve teamed up with some of the county and country’s leading wildlife organisations to help our visitors get better acquainted with nature, while celebrating the beautiful wildlife, coast and countryside we’re lucky to have on our doorstep”.

“The RSPB, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Natural England and the Broads Authority are planning lots of crafty, nature-inspired sessions, including mosaic making, story-telling, puppetry, face painting and plenty more”.

“Each session has something for all ages, and we hope inquisitive young minds will love joining in; learning more about the natural world while parents relax knowing that everyone is entertained for free. Ideal if you’re visiting us for a spot of back-to-school shopping or a summer holiday treat.”

Towards the end of the school holidays, intu Chapelfield will also become home to a stunning new sculpture tour, due to arrive in the centre on 31st August.

The Big Bug Tour will see 12 ginormous, intricately designed and very lifelike insect sculptures arrive at intu Chapelfield. Featuring a giant-sized butterfly, ladybird, grasshopper, honeybee and many more. The Big Bug Tour has been travelling around intu shopping centre’s UK-wide. The next stop is Norwich, offering visitors the chance to see some of nature’s smallest creatures, up close and personal, and in supersize form!


Nature Fun at intu Chapelfield this Summer


intu Chapelfield Family Club – Summer Activities

Sessions are planned every Wednesday and Thursday at intu Chapelfield, from 31st July to 29th August, 10am – 4pm. The intu family club is located on the lower ground mall outside Boots.

All sessions are FREE for intu family club members.

To join in, existing members should bring their intu family club membership card along on the day. New members should head to and complete the registration in advance.


31st July: Crafts with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Look out for two Praying Mantises in the shopping centre too.

1st August: Bug-inspired arts and crafts with the RSPB.


7th & 8th August: Learn to fly like a butterfly, crawl like a caterpillar and dance like a honey bee. Does your insect expertise pass the bug bodyguard test?


14th August: Make mosaics and caterpillar pots with the Broads Authority and Natural England.

15th August: Put on a bug-tastic hand puppet show. Or join in with more mosaic making.


21st August: Norfolk Wildlife Trust make paper pot planters and seed bombs. Spot a butterfly living statue in the centre too.

22nd August: Tales from a magical woodland storyteller. Make bug-inspired crafts with the RSPB.


28th & 29th August: Enjoy some bug-tacular face painting and learn about landscapes with the Broads Authority.


Free Family Fun at intu Chapelfield Norwich Summer 2019

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