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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 March 25 2018 - We Came Here To Conquer

Eleven locally-based artists have produced new work in response to the modern and contemporary print collection at Norwich Castle & Museum. Norwich Castle

Until Oct 31 - Norfolk Walking & Cycling Festival

Events for all ages and abilities including walks around the Norfolk Broads, a 
ramble and roast at Cley Marshes, cycle rides along the Marriott’s Way and fungi foraging at Kelling Heath. Details

Until Oct 31- PrimEvil at Dinosaur Adventure

Explore The Forest of Fear, CarnEvil of Terrors, Mayhem Manor Hotel and The Crypt and experience your worst nightmares. Details

Until Oct 29 - Trick or Tweet! at Pensthorpe Natural Park

This October half term, tiptoe your way to Pensthorpe (avoiding the pumpkins and grave stones) for a spooktacular day of all things creepy, shivery and mysterious. Details

Until Oct 31 - Halloween Spooktacular at The Hippodrome

An amazing cast of international acts look to throw the biggest Halloween party ever. Details

Until April 15 2018 - Only In England at Time & Tide

An exhibition from the Science Museum/National Media Museum of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr featuring the eccentricities of English social life. Details

Until Oct 29 - Norwich Science Festival at The Forum

Enjoy nine days of inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science and engineering activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge. Details

Until Jan 7 2018 - Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness at Norwich Castle

The exhibition will focus on aspects of Rembrandt's uses of light and shade. Perhaps the most revered artist of the European tradition, Rembrandt was a supreme communicator and this exhibition will highlight the extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by him held by the castle, combined with a select group of related oil paintings and drawings on loan. Norwich Castle

Until Oct 29 Halloween Days at Dinosaur Adventure

Lots of spooky October half term fun – with lots of activities including Dippy’s spooky fun zone, fancy dress and a brand new trail. Details

Until Oct 27 - Halloween Adventure Week at Whitlingham

Make new friends, develop new skills and challenge yourself on a bumper course for young people who want to take part in a range of active outdoor pursuits. Details

Oct 26-29 - Halloween at Holkham

There will be tricks and treats, adventures and plenty of fun for all the family as Holkham is taken over by the 'spooktacular'. Details 

Oct 28-29 - Halloween Pumpkin Trail at Oxburgh Hall

Explore the estate for spooky home grown pumpkins and look out for bats, beasties and ghouls. Details

Dec 1-3 - Dalegate Christmas Market

Visitors to the market can enjoy ‘Not on the High Street’ presents, decorations, food and drink in three large marquees around the Dalegate Market site, and amongst the pews in St Mary's Church. Details


May 11-27 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Each May the county and city hosts the oldest and one of the largest arts festivals in the UK. Details

June 27-28 - Royal Norfolk Show

Norfolk's premier event has two days of countryside activities, attractions, stands, livestock, food and drink and much more. Details

Summer 2018 - The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rareties of the Known World

This exhibition will explore the world of the seventeenth century from the vantage point of a single painting. This work survives as a unique record of a lost collection – owned by the Pastons at the height of their prosperity but dispersed by the early eighteenth century as the family declined. Details

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