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Whooper swans, Welney

Enjoy the Winter Wildlife Safari of migrating birds, England's largest seal colony, as well as the Festival of Swans at Welney


King's Lynn Lumiere

It's half-term - all the attractions are open again and King's Lynn Lumiere lights up the town


Feeding the lambs at Wroxham Barns
Longer days, Easter holidays - come and feed the lambs, experience Museums Week or find a beach of your own


Amazona soft ball fun

You'd be a fool not to visit with Cromer crabs back in season. And don't worry about April showers - most of our attractions have inside facilities


Norfolk & Norwich Festival outside The Forum

Events to enjoy include the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Broads Outdoor Festival and Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival


Al fresco in Tombland

The longest days let you stay on the beach all day and eat al fresco in the evening. Oh, it's the Royal Norfolk Show too!


Great Yarmouth seafront fireworks
Festivals at King's Lynn and Holt, coastal carnivals, fireworks at Great Yarmouth and the Sandringham Flower Show


Blickling Proms
There's outdoor events across the county, including theatre and film, family fun and shows at seaside resorts and over 90 miles of coast to explore


Out There, Great Yarmouth
Don't miss the Out There and Maritime Festivals at Great Yarmouth, 1940s weekend at Sheringham and the North Norfolk Food Festival at Holkham


Halloween at Holkham
It's Autumn half-term, there's Halloween events, a Beer Festival in Norwich's Halls, and the migrating birds are returning


Jarrolds department store, Norwich
Christmas is coming... there's great shopping in the market towns and in Norwich, the Cromer Pier Christmas show is on, and remember, remember the 5th of November


Norwich Castle
There are pantomimes and festive shows, Christmas lights abound, or you could just enjoy the migrating birds and largest seal colony in England


Until Sept 2 - SUPERSTRUCTURES at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Celebrating its 40th anniversary as the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Norman Foster, The Sainsbury Centre launches a major exhibition to shine a light on developments in architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s. Details

Until Sept 9 - Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman at Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer. Details

Drawn to the Coast

Until Sept 16 - Summer Spectacular at Hippodrome Great Yarmouth

Themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created, the show features acts from round the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. Towards the end of the show, watch in amazement as the floor turns into a giant pool featuring the Hippodrome dancers and swimmers. Details

Throughout 2018 - Repton 200 Season

March 2018 marks the 200 year anniversary of the death of one of Britain’s greatest, and original Landscape Gardeners, Humphry Repton. Details

Repton in Norfolk

Until Aug 28 - Fireworks at Hemsby

Join the fun at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday. Details

Until Oct 31 - Curious Cabinets at Felbrigg Hall

Four striking pieces of furniture created by set designer, Gary McCann, have gone on display in the Service Wing at Felbrigg Hall. Throughout 2018 these Curious Cabinets will showcase previously unseen objects collected by the colourful characters, whose exotic travels and wild interests have shaped this family home. Details

Curious Cabinets

Until Oct 14 - Brian Clarke: The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Centre will stage a spectacular exhibition across the building exploring the stained glass of Brian Clarke. Clarke is celebrated as the greatest stained glass artist in the world today and has collaborated globally with the most radical architects of our time. Details

The Art of Light

Until Sept 23 - The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World, Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle, in collaboration with Yale Center for British Art, is staging a major exhibition which takes the extraordinary painting, The Paston Treasure (c. 1663-5), as its starting point. Gathering together some of the depicted treasures in this mysterious painting for the first time in three centuries, the exhibition explores the world of the Paston family and their magnificent collections once held at Oxnead Hall in Norfolk. Details

The Paston Treasure

Until Sept 9 - 50 Days of Summer at Banham Zoo

Visit Banham Zoo for a whole summer of activities as we celebrate a different animal each day! Details

Until Aug 29 - Great Yarmouth Fireworks on Central Beach

Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with our fantastic summer firework spectacular. The evening starts off with fun and music entertainment from 8pm followed by fireworks from 10pm. Details

Until Sept 8 - Summer Days at Pensthorpe Natural Park

Spend your summer days outdoors and create memories… get closer to nature, explore the further reaches of the reserve, play as a family in the adventure play areas, follow trails, do some craft making, go pond dipping, build dens and more. Details

Until Aug 18 Cromer Carnival Week

Cromer Carnival is the highlight of the North Norfolk calendar and will be packed with events for all the family. Details

Aug 18-19 - Hanseatic Ski Race at King's Lynn

Watch from the banks of the River Ouse whilst competitors race across the choppy water surface - this event will be of a high octane nature with racing speeds of close to 100mph. Details

Aug 26 - World Crabbing Championship at Cromer Pier

Join in the World Crabbing Competition as a team or individual competitor, go to your assigned pitch, and try to catch the most crabs or the biggest crab. Details

Sept 1-2 - North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

Just outside the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall a food court area will provide everyone attending the event with outstanding local food and drink for consumption on site. Details

Sept 8-9 - Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The famous Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay with ships to go aboard, live shanty folk music, fun street theatre exhibitions and demonstrations for visitors to explore. Details

Sept 15-16 - Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth

Weird and wonderful, outrageous and outstanding – the Out There Festival brings you some of the world’s finest circus and street arts performers… and almost all for free! Details

Oct 12-Nov 3 - PrimEvil at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Norfolk’s biggest scare experience, the nationally acclaimed PrimEVIL is back
– and this year it’s evolving and mutating into the most terrifying experience ever! Details

Oct 18-28 - Roarr! Halloween Days

Spooky magical fun and activities at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, with Halloween treats and surprises. Details

Oct 20-21 - Halloween Spooktacular at Gt Yarmouth Hippodrome

Come in fancy dress and you'll feel part of the show... you might even get to be involved! Details

Oct 25-28 - Halloween at Holkham

There are spooky goings-on at the fine Palladian hall in north Norfolk. Details

Nov 2 - Big Boom Fireworks in Norwich

The city's November firework show fired from Norwich Castle. Details

Dec 8-Jan 6 - Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

A fast moving alternative to the family visit to a pantomime, the amazing Water Spectacle at Great Yarmouth Hippdrome has all the Christmas spirit you need set in the unique atmosphere of the Edwardian Hippodrome. Details

Festivals in Norfolk

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