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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 - 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 April 15 - 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

Jan 20, 21 - Festival of Swans, WWT Welney

The perfect opportunity for visitors to find out more about the rarest swan species found in the UK. Details

Feb 10 - Sing-along Sound of Music at Norwich Cathedral

Will the hills be alive for Maria? Or, for that matter, will the Von Trapps climb every mountain? Put on a habit or dress up in old curtains. Details

Feb 20-24 - Great British Beer Festival Winter at The Halls, Norwich

From popular light ales to ruby and dark ales, foreign beers and ciders, all served in magnificent medieval friary halls in the heart of Norwich, where pubs also host The Fringe, with special events. Enjoy the music nights and sample winners of the winter ales competition! Details

March 23-25 - Deepdale Hygge 2018 at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

The Deepdale Hygge is a celebration of the north Norfolk coast, a collection of the things that bring happiness to all - live music, the great outdoors, meeting old friends and new. Details

March 25-July 15 - Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings & Outdoor Sculptures

A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space will be installed in the State Rooms. The exhibition will also include a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures which will be installed throughout the 18th-century house and gardens. Details

Hirst at Houghton

Apr 28-May 13 - Broads Outdoors Festival

Whether you fancy something creative, active, relaxing or otherwise, there will be activities of all kinds to celebrate the Broads National Park in the 2018 festival. 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 16, 17 - Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show

Exact times of public displays and events as part of the air show are currently being planned for the afternoons, giving visitors plenty of time to explore the area and the Golden Mile. But plan your trip and accommodation now!

June 23-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

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

July 15-28 - King's Lynn Festival

Music, concerts, film, talks and much more in west Norfolk's premier arts festival. Details

Aug 5 - Run Norwich

Register your interest for the city centre 10km run. Details

Aug 10 - Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall

Classic Ibiza sees the Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) and a live DJ, in conjunction with Ministry of Sound, perform a playlist of iconic dance music anthems from the 'White Island'.

Aug 11 - Great British Prom at Blickling Hall

In 2018 the Blickling Proms will be celebrating 100 Years of the RAF with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis, joined by the Rolls-Royce Spitfire. 

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