Learning destinations

Norfolk Children’s University currently has over 240 recognised ‘Learning Destinations’ including Norfolk museums (with free entry for passport holders), art, sport and outdoor clubs.

There is a list below of all the current Learning Destinations around Norfolk where young people can take part in Children’s University approved learning activities and gain stamps in their passports.

There is also a guide for Learning Destinations to tell you more about Children’s University and what becoming a Learning Destination involves.

If you would like to become a Learning Destination, please contact us and we will get in touch regarding validation.

If you are a parent or child that would like an after school club to become a Learning Destination please pass the Guide for Learning Destinations to the organiser and ask them to contact us.

All libraries have special Norfolk Children’s University activities. Just ask any member of staff, including on our mobile libraries – all the accredited activities in libraries are free.

Norfolk School Library Service (SLS) supports Children’s University by encouraging Reading for Pleasure in children’s free time.

Norfolk SLS can run bespoke Reading Groups during the school day for individual primary schools or a cluster of schools. These reading groups
are particularly effective for transition, for Year 6 children from a cluster to meet each other, for example, at the cluster high school.

How the reading group works

There are two models:

  1. Chatterbooks model. See www.readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/chatterbooks
    Children of all abilities choose a book to read at home from a selection of books around a theme (books provided by SLS). When
    the reading group meets children discuss their book and enjoy creative activities together (e.g. drama/games/art) based on the
    theme.
  2. Single book model. Children of a similar age/ability all read the same novel at home (novel is chosen by SLS, bought by school).
    When the reading group meets children take part in a quiz on the book, creative activities (e.g drama/games/art) and discussion all
    based on the book.

Schools pay for these reading groups by purchasing tokens from Services for Schools

Contact school.library.service@norfolk.gov.uk - 01603 222265

All Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Groups have been approved as Children's University Learning Destinations.

All Beaver, Cub and Scout Groups in Norfolk have been approved as Children's University Learning Destinations.

If you are a Guide or Scout leader and would like to start awarding hours, you will need to order a stamp to validate activities in passports. Please email us at cs.norfolkchildrensuniversity@norfolk.gov.uk to request an order form. 

* Free entry for Passport Holders

Dance

Drama/acting

Music

Swimming

Sailing

Football

Martial arts

Tennis

Trampolining

Water sports

Gymnastics

Cricket

Other

The organisations listed below have all been approved by Norfolk Children’s University because they provide high-quality, engaging, fun, out-of hours learning for groups of school pupils. They can provide activities in your school setting or in their own venues.

ADventure at St Marys Church, Watton
Anglia TV
B&Q
Blickling hall
Brancaster Museum
Broadgrace Church
Hautbois Activity Centre
Kingswood Overstrand Hall
Kingswood West Runton
Norfolk Adult Education Service
Norwich Historic Churches Trust
Norfolk and Norwich Festival

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