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Ten things to do in Diss over half-term

PUBLISHED: 17:04 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 25 May 2018

The glass-covered courtyard is filled with natural light and heated by the sun and a traditional wood burning stove. Photo: Harriet Orrell

The glass-covered courtyard is filled with natural light and heated by the sun and a traditional wood burning stove. Photo: Harriet Orrell

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With so much to offer Diss is the perfect place to keep the whole family entertained over the half-term break, just fingers crossed for some sunny weather.

Enjoy lunch in one of Diss’s restaurants

Whether it’s a tasty vegetarian lasagne at Amandines, a panini at Mere Moments, or one of the new offerings on the menu in Number 11 in St Nicholas Street, Diss has plenty of restaurants and cafes to suit everyone’s taste.

Go for a swim

Open from 6.30am Monday to Friday, Diss Leisure centre boasts 25-metre pool, gym so help the kids burn off some energy and take them fro a swim.

Catch a film at The Corn Hall

One for the older children and teenagers, on Wednesday, May 30 The Corn Hall will screen a performance of West End production The Audience. Starring Helen Mirren, as Queen Elizabeth II the play imagines the meetings between the monarch and her 12 Prime Ministers.

Enjoy one of Diss’s green spaces

Surrounded by countryside, Diss is blessed with plenty of green spaces so why not explore one of them such as the Frenze Beck nature reserve. Just off Sawmills Road the site is host to wealth of fauna and flora, you might even spot a King Fisher.

See a show at The Corn Hall

On Saturday, June 2 The Corn Hall will welcome, Dir Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the hippo that can never be caught, a family favourite which promises slapstick, belly flops and plenty of belly laughs.

Diss Kindness Club

The group which seeks to encourage compassion and kindness in the community will meet on Tuesday May, 29 in Weavers Court for a wildlife

themed meeting.

Go Shopping

A true market town at heart Diss has lots to offer shoppers, whether on a Friday when the Market comes to town, or from one of the many independent shops located in Mere Street or the Heritage Triangle.

Have a picnic in the Park

Take in one of Diss’s finest views and enjoy a picnic in the park over looking the Mere.

Have a go at a theatre workshop

On Wednesday, May 30, Unit 23 will be running a taster session for their Youth Theatre courses in Diss Community Youth Centre, the course will run from 2-4pm and is free to attend.

Head to a Woodcraft Folk Pioneer Group

On Monday, May 28, from 6.15pm the woodcraft folk pioneer group will be running a session in Diss United Reformed Church.

For 9-12 year olds, the group gives youngsters the chance to have a go at crafts, games, bush craft, camping and much more.

The first session is free to attend.

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