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Things to do year round

  • Norfolk's Winter Wildlife Safari is in full swing!
    Winter Wildlife Safari
  • Head out on the unique Pingo Trail in the Brecks
    Pingo Trail
  • Look out for mammoth bones on our Deep History Coast
    Deep History Coast
  • Snowdrop Trails around the county
  • Warm up with local ingredients in a traditional Norfolk pub
    Norfolk mussels
  • Find solitude in the Norfolk Broads
    Norfolk Broads
  • Enjoy Museums Week in Norfolk
    Museums Week
  • Find a beach all to yourself...
    Norfolk beaches
  • Come and enjoy the lambing season... and get hands on!
    Lambing season
  • Nets out! Cromer crabs back in season
    Crabbing in Norfolk
  • Beautiful bluebells springing up
    Bluebells in Norfolk
  • Lots still to do even if there's April showers
    Rainy days in Norfolk
  • Come and enjoy the Broads Outdoors Festival
    Broads Outdoors Festival
  • The Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival, the oldest in the country
    Norfolk festivals
  • Make a pincer movement to the Crab & Lobster Festival
    Norfolk fetivals
  • Norfolk's great for cycling
    Cycling in Norfolk
  • Enjoy al fresco dining in Norwich
    Explore Norwich
  • Take a day boat out on the Norfolk Broads
    Norfolk Broads
  • Enjoy the free fireworks in Greater Yarmouth
    Explore Greater Yarmouth
  • Who might you see at the Sandringham Flower Show?
    Explore West Norfolk
  • Come and enjoy the King's Lynn Festival
    Explore west Norfolk
  • Open air events across Norfolk
    What's On in Norfolk
  • 90 miles of coast to explore (93 when the tide's out)
    Norfolk coast
  • Norfolk has SOOO many family-friendly visitor attractions
    Norfolk attractions
  • The Norfolk Food & Drink Festival - the biggest in the country
  • March to the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
    Norfolk festivals
  • Out There celebration of circus and performing arts
    Norfolk festivals
  • CAMRA's Norwich Beer Festival in The Halls
    Norfolk Festivals
  • The pink-footed geese return to The Wash
    Birdwatching in Norfolk
  • Autumn comes to Thetford Forest
    Explore Thetford Forest & Brecks
  • The Christmas Spectacular returns to Thursford
    Norfolk festivals
  • Festival of Swans at Welney
    Birdwatching in Norfolk
  • Start your Christmas shopping in Norwich
    Explore Norwich
  • Great panto and Christmas shows in Norfolk... oh yes there is!
    What'sOn in Norfolk
  • The best time time to see seals off the Norfolk coast
    Seals in Norfolk
  • Explore Norfolk's magnificent cathedrals and churches
    Norfolk chruches and cathedrals


Wondering what's on in Norfolk? Whatever the time of the year, whatever your age or interests, Norfolk will have something you'll enjoy doing, taking part in, or watching.

We've got Norfolk events, festivals across the county, we've got carnivals and processions, we've got outdoor concerts and theatre, we've got exhibitions and art shows.

In fact, we've got the lot. As you'll find when you come to spend time with us here in Norfolk.

For more ideas of what to do in Norfolk go to our Inspire section.

Browse through what's on events in Norfolk.

You can also add your own events.

Until Oct 15 - Cavell Van at The Forum

The Cavell Van is the railway carriage that brought the body of Edith Cavell home in 1919. Now renovated and a mini museum, visitors can climb aboard the carriage and learn about the life of Edith Cavell and the WW1 conflict. The Cavell Van will be on display outside The Forum. Details

Until Oct 19 - Edith Cavell commemorations at Norwich Cathedral

First world war heroine Edith Cavell, who was executed in October 2015, is remembered at Norwich Cathedral with a series of events taking place in commemoration, including services, exhibitions, concerts and pilgrimage walks. Details

Until Oct 24 - LightScape at Houghton Hall

Acclaimed artist James Turrell from the USA who specialises in the visual effect and interpretation of light and space creates a major exhibition of his work at Houghton Hall. A spectacular light display will be visible from dusk on Fridays and Saturdays. Details

Until Oct 30 - Edith Cavell: A Nurse and Her Legacy at The Forum

The Forum and partners present a free, month-long programme of exhibitions, films and talks exploring Edith Cavell's life and her legacy. Details

Until Dec 4 - 'No Hatred or Bitterness' at Norfolk Record Office

The exhibition includes documents that have never been displayed in public and looks at Edith Cavell's story and how she has been remembered, both at the time and in later years. It also looks at the background to her story - the role of other Norfolk nurses, abroad and at home, and at the many roles played by Norfolk women in wartime, even those whose courage took the form of opposing the war. Details

Until Dec 31 - Lynn Lumiere

Ticking clocks, primeval plants and mesmerising whirlpools are appearing on some of King's Lynn's most iconic buildings in a series of spectacular light shows. You'll see the historic town in an entirely different light! Details

Until Jan 3 2016 - Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, Norwich Castle Museum

Build Your Own is an exciting exhibition which celebrates today's making revolution, featuring neurotic gardening robots, 3D printed prosthetic hands and exploring new ways of repairing city spaces. Discover how craft and science together are empowering communities world-wide. Details

Until Jan 24 2016 - Magnificent Obsessions at Sainsbury Centre

Including work by internationally renowned artists Andy Warhol, Arman, Peter Blake, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Martin Parr, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Pae White, this is a fascinating and exciting exhibition celebrating the many varied motivations for collecting and revealing the hidden world of a group of post-war and contemporary artists' collections. Details

Oct 17-Nov 1 - Norfolk Walking Festival

The festival will showcase the fantastic walking opportunities in this under-explored part of Norfolk and celebrate the opening of Norfolk's first stretch of England Coast Path, running between Weybourne and Sea Palling on Norfolk's Deep History Coast. Details

Oct 21-Nov 1 - Glorious Glowing Lanterns Parade at BeWILDerwood

October half term will be a  visual and sensory celebration of the beauty and mystery of the BeWILDerwood story; a full day experience, the whole family can play together in the park and trees, enjoy daily performances of the BeWILDerbats story, stay warm by the fires and spend time creating luminous lanterns in the 'Big Hat'. Details

Oct 24-Nov 1 - Pumpkinanza at Great Yarmouth

Celebrate everything pumpkin in Greater Yarmouth during October half term, with the borough's first Pumpkinanza. There's a special pumpkin trail (October 31 and November 1), pumpkin carving competition (October 28) and fireworks on the seafront (October 28), along with extra pumpkin fun and Halloween events and activities. Type Pumpkinanza into the Search box for all events.

Oct 25 - Norfolk Gluten Freedom Expo at the Forum

The Forum will be crammed indoors and out with food producers showcasing their wares, including street food, ready to eat goodies, delicious treats to take away - and all of it gluten free. Details

Oct 26-31 - Norwich Beer Festival

38th city real ale festival with cider and foreign beer at St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls. Food and entertainment will also be available. Details

Take a look at some of our cultural and festival events...

Out There Festival - see Great Yarmouth in a different light!

The ONLY end of pier show in Europe - and it's in Norfolk!

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