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Visit Norfolk has the most comprehensive listings of What's On in Norfolk

EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND

January

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

February

King's Lynn Lumiere

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

March

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
 

April

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

May

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

June

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!

July

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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

REASONS TO VISIT NORFOLK...

Throughout October - Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival

Norfolk's 4th annual Walking and Cycling Festival has more than 55 walking and cycling events for all ages and abilities, with more being added right through to the Festival! 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 28 - The Word Defiant! at Blickling Hall

The Word Defiant! is a series of installations throughout the Jacobean mansion and out to the garden Temple that reveal stories of books that have been banned, burned, redacted, drowned, neglected and superseded, with each linked to the theme of books under threat. Les Enfants Terribles use sound, theatrical design and storytelling to examine the importance of books, and prompt debate about the threat posed to them and their place in a changing world. Details

Until 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

Until Mar 3, 2019 - Circus! Show of Shows at Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth

New exhibition detailing the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond. Details

Circus! Show of Shows

Oct 18-28 - Trick or Tweet at Pensthorpe

Discover the grim and gruesome side of nature this half term. Spooky craft-making and a creepy crawly trail will get you in the mood for a ‘spooktacular’ day! Details

Oct 18-28 - Roarr! Halloween Days

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

Oct 18-28 - Halloween Hoot at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Have a day picking a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, wheel it back to the carving tent and start creating your own masterpiece then try out our other craft activities before getting out and playing in the fun park! Follow the Pumpkin Queen for her daily trip through the maze. Details

Oct 19-27 - Norwich Science Week at The Forum

For all ages and all levels of knowledge, come and discover ‘our future world’ – explore how developments in science and technology will shape our future, and what we can do to help make it sustainable. 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 20-28 - 50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions! at Banham Zoo

“I think you will find…”, “Well I never knew…’ - just some things you may say after coming to the Zoo! Details

Oct 20-Nov 4 - Ascarium at Sea Life, Great Yarmouth

Take a step into the creepy deep at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth this Halloween and navigate the Ascarium, an immersive trail which takes you past some of the scariest sea creatures. Details

Oct 25-28 - Halloween at Holkham

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

Oct 27-28 - The Real Halloween at Bradmoor Wood

A great family-friendly event to experience the authentic magic of nature in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Be sure to stay for the lantern parade, fire show and Real Halloween story! Details

Nov 2 - Big Boom Fireworks in Norwich

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

Nov 2 - Fawkes in the Walks, King's Lynn

The legendary free firework display returns to The Walks. Details

Nov 2-11 - Repton Revealed at Sheringham Park

Repton Revealed illuminates Humphry Repton’s vision for Sheringham Park and is the highlight in a year celebrating the life and work of this visionary landscape designer. Details

Repton Revealed

Nov 30-Dec 23 - Winter Festival at Great Yarmouth Market Place

A mixture of wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere with unique gifts, handmade crafts and treats for everyone on offer over four themed weekends. Details

Nov 30-Dec 2- Deepdale Christmas Market

There can’t be a better reason to visit the North Norfolk Coast in the Winter, when over 120 local artisans and producers gather for one of East Anglia’s best seasonal markets. Details

From Dec 1 - Christmas at Banham Zoo

See Santa Claus here at the zoo and enjoy some festive fun in the Activities & Education Centre. 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

Dec 15-16 - Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall

A delicious collection of food and drink from the best of local and regional producers, offering a truly magical Christmas food event. Details

Dec 25 - Christmas Day Swim at Hunstanton

From 10.30am, swimmers in fancy dress raise money for charity by braving the icy waters of the Wash from Hunstanton Central Prom. Details

Festivals in Norfolk

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