Finding stuff to do during the school holidays
isn't always easy, but one mum's website is giving families a helping
hand in Norfolk.
Fiona Anthony, from Bawburgh, near Norwich, was
persuaded by her friends to set up the website, Info4Families, when
they noticed she always knew what events were happening in the county.
"I am always looking for things to keep my
children occupied and Norfolk has such a lot going on," she
Detail from Info4Families
"But I found it quite difficult to get information
about events and activities for children and families, as there
was no central information point and it would often involve collecting
leaflets and checking notice boards at different venues.
"So I decided to set up a website which
would allow people to find things to do, without leaving home,"
Fiona was also concerned that some events she had
booked had to be cancelled because not enough people wanted to go.
"It is a real shame that some parents can’t
find the events and some event organisers don’t get the numbers
they need. I want to help bring the two together," said Fiona.
The website gives details on regular, one-off
and free events, and includes activities which children can do on
their own or with the family.
Parents can look for activities by category and
by age so that they can find events suitable for their children’s
interests and needs.
The site also links to local places of interest,
such as libraries, museums and cinemas.