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

REASONS TO VISIT NORFOLK...

Until Sept 29 - Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

In a unique collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, Houghton Hall in Norfolk presents this major exhibition Henry More at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration – the first significant show of the artist’s work in East Anglia. Details

Until Sept 21 - Cromer Pier Show

The Cromer Pier Show, the prestigious only full season end of pier show in the world returns for another bumper season of eclectic traditional and contemporary variety performed at our famous end of pier theatre. Details

Sept 13-22 - Heritage Open Days in Norfolk and Norwich

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Here in Norfolk and Norwich places throw open their doors to celebrate Norfolk's heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Norwich Forum

Norwich TIC

Great Yarmouth

Sept 17-19 - Eastern Festival of Racing at Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them at their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing. Day three of the Eastern Festival is Ladies Day, so be sure to dress to impress! Details

Sept 21 - Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall

Find out more about East Anglia’s heritage varieties of apples and pears, get some top tips for caring for your own fruit trees, and bring along your apples and pears for identification before pressing them into your own homemade juice (don’t forget to bring your own containers!). Details

Sept 21 - Norwich Castle free entry for Heritage Open Days

Norwich Castle will open its doors to visitors for FREE as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days – England’s largest festival of history and culture. The event will give visitors the chance to explore Norwich Castle in its current form before the £13.5m project – supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – to transform the Keep back to the royal palace of Norman kings begins in November. Details

Sept 26-29 - Deepdale Festival 2019

The Deepdale Festival is about celebrating the original artist talent of this beautiful part of the world, Norfolk and the adjoining counties. Details

Sept 28-29 - Superhero Weekend at Wroxham Barns

Channel your inner superhero or heroine and come along to join in the fun. Looking forward to seeing those amazing Superhero outfits (grown-ups too!). Details

Sept 29 - Horse Power at Gressenhall

Experience a day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. See heavy horses and expert horsemen working the land. Discover the different breeds of heavy horse and listen to the stories of the people who work with them. Details

Oct 10-Nov 3 - PrimEvil returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

The park invites guests to be chased by cannibal clowns down the Circus of Terror and its never-ending corridors, avoid being hunted by The Hillbilly family in the Forest of Fear and sleep tight at the Mayhem Manor Hotel. Details

Oct 13 - Apple Day at Gressenhall

Celebrate autumn with this beloved fruit! Bring your mystery apples to be identified, taste fresh apple juice or scrumptious cider, then stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties. See craftsmen demonstrate their skills and browse the stalls for local produce and treats. Details

Oct 18-26 - Norwich Science Festival at the Forum

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

Oct 19-Nov 3 - Fang-tastic Family Fun at Trick or Tweet at Pensthorpe Natural Park

As the witching hour approaches, join Pensthorpe Natural Park's Trick or Tweet which will allow families to discover the grim and gruesome side of nature and celebrate the magic of autumn outdoors. Details

Oct 19-27 - Halloween Days at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Dippy and his fiendish friends have decorated the Park and laid on games, activities and entertainment for everyone with some special spooky surprises! Details

Oct 19-27 - Spooky Fun at Pumpkin Festival, Wroxham Barns

There's lots of Halloween fun to be had for gory ghosties and wicked witches so come dressed to impress in your scariest costume and get into the spirit. Details

Oct 19-Nov 3 - Halloween Spooktacular 2019 at The Hippodrome Circus

A whole new adventure has been written by comedy partnership and Hippodrome favourites Jack Jay and Johnny Mac. Details

Oct 23 - Pleasure Beach Halloween Fireworks

The Pleasure Beach will be opening at 11.00am that day and will close at 7.30pm so why not make it a family fun day. Details

Oct 24-27 - Halloween Horrors at Holkham

There have been strange and mysterious goings-on in the house, and the team think it might be witchcraft! Suspicious staff and pointing fingers… can you help them gather the clues to uncover the mystery of who the witch is and what wicked spell she has cast? Details

Oct 31 - Fairhaven Halloween

Explore the wicked woodland for a spooktacular Halloween party! Dare you take a walk in the woods at night and live to tell the tale? Details

October - Norfolk Walking & Cycling Festival 2019

Back for its 5th year, this popular festival in October will focus on Coastal Treasure. Details

Festival events

Nov 6-Dec 23 - Thursford Christmas Spectacular

The festive extravaganza of music, variety, dance and comedy is the largest Christmas show outside London. Ticket prizes have been frozen for 2019 and can be purchased here.

Dec 7-Jan 5 - Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show at The Hippodrome, Gt Yarmouth

This new Norfolk tradition combines the best in International Circus Artistes, the unique water spectacle with Aerialists, Synchronised Swimmers, Giant Fountains and the magic of Christmas with comedian Ben Langley and sensational acrobats with over 50 performers. Details

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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