Wellbeing at West Stow
Don’t miss out on your chance to relax and unwind at West Stow Country Park this August, with the last week of our Wellbeing at West Stow series! 8th – 12th August
Experience the beautiful ancient landscape of the country park at a range of unique mindful sessions. With sessions for both beginners and those with previous experience, enjoy a range of outdoor yoga, meditation, forest bathing, and sound bathing. At each of these sessions, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the tranquillity of the country park and Anglo-Saxon village in a new way (including special early morning and evening session!). Connect with nature, slow down, relax, and discover mindfulness techniques with friendly and welcoming sessions led by experienced instructors. These sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to try something different, have a go, and reduce feelings of stress. Booking required. To find out more, visit: brecks.org/events/
Childrens Summer Yoga and Mindfulness camps:
Young people aged 7 to 12 are invited to join some special event days this summer at West Stow Country Park. Three themed event days are available, helping promote mindfulness for young people through fun and engaging activities including yoga, games, riddles, quizzes, and crafts.
Each event day is 10am-3pm, and free of charge to participants with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Enchanted Forest: August 1st, 10am-3pm
I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside: August 2nd, 10am-3pm
Hakuna Matata: August 3rd, 10am-3pm
Booking required. For more information and to book, visit: brecks.org/events/
Celebrate the summer and connect with our Anglo-Saxon ancestors at a range of drumming sessions this August at West Stow Anglo-Saxon village.
Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August, 3pm: Experience a ‘drum circle’, a special communal drumming activity, in the ancient setting of West Stow Anglo-Saxon village
Tuesday 1st August, 8pm: Experience the summer super full moon and discover the Anglo-Saxon village out-of-hours at a special atmospheric evening drum circle
Wednesday 2nd August, and Thursday 3rd August, 11am: Join a fun, family musical workshop inspired by the sounds of the river.
Friday 18th August: Aromatic Adventure sensory guided walk, West Stow Country Park
Saturday 19th August: Words on Water Wildlife poetry workshop, West Stow Country Park
Friday 25th August: Dusk to Dark Guided Bat Walk, Knettishall Heath
Saturday 26th August: Dragonfly guided walk, West Stow Country Park
Sunday 27th August: Words on Water poetry workshop, Thetford & Brandon
Find out more information at brecks.org/events
Ancient House Museum Events
Work Experience opportunity for 16-25s in September/October 2023
Their Finest Hour: a unique work experience opportunity from Norfolk Museums, Thetford Library and the University of Oxford!
We are seeking applications from 16-25 year olds to work alongside industry experts collecting and recording local WW2 history data for Oxford University’s national digital archive project ‘Their Finest Hour’.
Participants will learn transferable workplace skills like communication, interacting with visitors, teamworking and data inputting, and gain an overview of museum working practices.
They will learn how to photograph historical objects and record oral histories contributed by local people.
Most sessions will take place online on Wednesdays 4pm-5.30 from 6 Sept to 18 October.
The public collection event will be all day in Thetford on 21 October. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and public transport costs will be covered.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Ancient House Museum Events
Knit and Knatter
First Tuesday of the month 10am to 12 noon: Come and knit, natter and enjoy a tea or coffee and a biscuit. You can bring along your own knitting or crochet or get involved in one of our projects.
Mardle and Make
First Tuesday of the month 2pm to 4pm: Bring your craft projects and spend some time working on them in good company with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.
Every Wednesday during term time from 4-5.15pm: After-school club for children aged 6 to 11 years old.
Teenage History Club
Every Friday during term time from 4-6pm: Free after school club for teenagers aged 12 and over.
Heritage Open Day: Made by the River
Saturday 9 September 2023, 10am to 5pm
First World War in Thetford
Tuesday 24 October 2023, 10am to 4.30pm: Discover the industries along the rivers in Thetford and how they contributed to the war effort.
Second World War in Thetford
Saturday 24 February 2024, 10am to 3.30pm: Discover Thetford’s important role in the Second World War and find out why Churchill’s secret papers came to Thetford.
Family Trails at Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
10am to 4pm
Included in museum admission: Adults: £5.70; Concession:* £5.50; Child: £4.80; Adult in a family group: £5.20; Twilight (last hour before closing): £2
Click here to book https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/ancient-house
Made by the River Trail
Saturday 22 July to Friday 8 September 2023: Fill your boat with cargo made in Thetford to win a small prize.
First World War Trail
Saturday 21 October to Thursday 23 November 2023: Find our Burrell G Company Frist World War soldiers hidden in the museum to win a small prize.
For more information on the events & to book: Click here to view our events page