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Norfolk's top quirky events

22 August 2019

Don’t believe what they say about ‘Normal for Norfolk’ - our county has its quirky side too, including Greasy Poles, World Snail Racing, Lobster Potties, fairies, the world’s last end of pier theatre, and the invention of Jack Valentine…

50 things to do before you cry: 'Summer's over!'

21 August 2019

It won’t be long before the leaves start falling and the days get shorter. But wait… there’s so many things still to do while the sun’s shining in Norfolk! Take a look at our top 50 things to do before you cry: ‘Summer’s over!’ and make sure you wring out every last bit of fun…

Warm and relaxing... Norfolk in September

21 August 2019

For those without school age children, September is a great time to visit Norfolk: the weather is good, the sea is warm, everything is still open but the pace is a little less frenetic. September is a great time to relax in Norfolk. Here's our top 12 things to do...

Your essential Visit Norfolk Bucket List

21 August 2019

We’ve all got our bucket lists, haven’t we? That list of things to do and achieve before we kick the… well, you get the picture. As Norfolk has such a huge wealth of unique experiences we’ve created our very own Visit Norfolk Bucket List… things to do before you lie, on the beach. And all eminently Instagrammable.

21 great sights of Norfolk!

19 August 2019

Norfolk has some stunning scenery, both at the coast and in the countryside. Visit Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton. See stately homes at Holkham, Houghton, Sandringham, Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh. In no particular order, here's our top 21 must-see great sights in Norfolk. A week won't be enough to see them all!

22 practices to well-being in Norfolk

15 August 2019

You live a busy life with a hectic schedule. You’re tired all the time and stressed. If you tick those two boxes, then you need to spend time in Norfolk. Come and recharge your batteries, find some balance and calm, where there are no distractions, and rediscover a state of being comfortable, healthy and happy in stunning surroundings. Here’s our top tips for places to go and things to do for well-being and mindfulness when you visit Norfolk. This is the place to be aware of living in the present moment.

Family fun this Summer in Norfolk

14 August 2019

Welcome to the combined sunniest/driest county in the country – and what a great time to be here! It’s warm, the days are long and bright, the school holidays are here, and we've got everything you need for a family-friendly fun time!

Things to do in Norfolk if it rains

14 August 2019

Norfolk is the combined sunniest/driest county in the country, but we occasionally get a little precipitation from other places as it’s passing over to go somewhere else. So, what to do when we get some liquid sunshine? Here’s some of our favourite things to do…

Discover our top 10 secrets of Norfolk

10 August 2019

Of course we’re very proud of the fantastic visitor offering we have in Norfolk and will happily tell you about it until the cows come home. But then there are some other tucked-away spots that you may not have known about and get less attention. Here are some of our favourites, including Felbrigg's Pyramid Mausoleum, Oxburgh Hall's Priest Hole, cathedral graffiti, Deep History Coast and the world's longest chalk reef.

10 reasons you must visit Norfolk!

8 August 2019

Norfolk is a diverse county with fantastic coast and different landscapes, visitor attractions and things to do. There's also plenty of events going on. With so much to do it's hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but this is our top 10.

Don't delay... book to visit Norfolk today

31 July 2019

With the best overall climate in the UK, 90 miles of coast and fabulous beaches with superb seaside resorts, brilliant visitor attractions and boating holidays on the unique Broads National Park, now's a great time to book your 2019 holiday in Norfolk. Whatever your taste, we'll have somewhere to stay that's perfect for you...

The 15 BEST things to do in the Broads

25 July 2019

The unique Broads National Park are 125 miles of navigable, lock-free waterways that are a haven for wildlife and include many family-friendly attractions. They’re also the only English National Park with a city in it – Norwich. And, would you believe, the Broads are also man-made. Read on and you’ll discover why…

10 ways to make memories in Norfolk

30 June 2019

Broads boating, swimming, rockpooling, cycling, crabbing, see the seals, ride a steam engine... Norfolk is the perfect place to turn off the electronic gadgetry for a while, and leave Facebook and Twitter until the end of the day when you can tell everyone what you got up to and what a great time you're having.

Walk with a seven metre long T-Rex at Norfolk's Dinos at Night

14 June 2019

Award-winning annual event Dinos at Night returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on Saturday 29 June 6-10pm in Lenwade, Norfolk. The event is back again after last year’s success after it was voted ‘Best Event at an Attraction in the East of England’ by family blog ‘Days Out With The Kids’. This year, the UK's largest walking T-Rex, Donald, who is seven metres long, will be joining Dippy and friends throughout the evening.

Avoid the rush... visit Norfolk in June

7 June 2019

There’s a reason that Norfolk gets busy in July and August – everyone wants to come here! And who can blame them? We have so much to do to suit all tastes, ages and pockets. But if you don’t have to think about school holidays, then June is a great time to visit Norfolk too.

Why Americans will love Norfolk

5 June 2019

The President of the United States has been in the UK, but we'd like to welcome all North Americans to the United Kingdom – and, in particular, to visit Norfolk. We think you’ll love it – this is quintessential England, just as you imagine it, with all the things you know and love about our quaint old country. Don’t believe us? Read on…

Best things to do in Norwich, Norfolk

31 May 2019

One of the best preserved medieval cities in the UK, Norwich has so many great things to do and see including tea at Assembly House, chips on the market, go to a football match at Carrow Road, enjoy the view from Mousehold heath and much more.

Get ahead of the crowd... book your 2019 holiday in Norfolk

30 May 2019

It might seem a little way off, particularly while it’s still dank and dark outside, but now’s the best time to plan your 2019 holiday to make sure you get the accommodation of your dreams and to give yourself something to look forward to!

Unlock the door to the Secret Garden at Norfolk Dinosaur Park

15 May 2019

Join Dippy and friends in the Secret Animal Garden at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure’s Roarr! Goes Wild event from Saturday 18-Sunday 19 May in Lenwade, Norfolk. As part of the event, children and families can embark on a British Wildlife Trail around the park, and enjoy animal interactions and displays including hedgehog homes, pond life and butterfly hatching in the barn.

New May attractions for Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

14 May 2019

After a scorching Easter weekend, Norfolk’s top dinosaur park Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is ready for the spring season as it opens two brand-new attractions and re-opens two of its popular summer activities, Predator High Ropes and Dippy’s Splash Zone.

Great Yarmouth seafront gears up to welcome 15,000 motorcyclists for Wheels Festival

13 May 2019

Great Yarmouth seafront is gearing up to welcome 15,000 motorcyclists as part of the two-day Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival on July 6 and 7, creating a spectacle along the Golden Mile while raising funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

21 reasons to love Norfolk

29 April 2019

There are so many reasons to love Norfolk, but we've chosen our top 21... including 90 miles of coast, Royal connections, Admiral Nelson, unique Norfolk Broads, Deep History Coast, 'Downton Abbeys', Queen Boudicca, the world's last end-of-pier theatre and so much more!

Family fun and attractions this Easter

18 April 2019

The days are longer, brighter and warmer and there's a whole two weeks of family fun, activities and attractions to enjoy when you visit Norfolk this Easter.

Amazing things to do when you Spring Into Norfolk!

10 April 2019

What's that in the Norfolk sky? It's the sun... and it's time for everything to spring back to life, including the countryside and coast, the attractions are all opening again, and you can even feed the new-born lambs. Time to #SpringIntoNorfolk!

Enjoy a Norfolk dirty weekend

11 March 2019

If you’re looking for a get-away-from-it-all dirty weekend, then Norfolk is just the place to come…

February half term events in Norfolk

20 February 2019

The days are starting to get brighter and longer and everything's walking up from Winter hibernation... including Norfolk's brilliant visitor attractions. And many are putting on special events for the family to enjoy. Plus your chance to win family tickets to some of our best visitor attractions...

Winter in Norfolk top things to do

2 February 2019

Magical countryside, tinged with sparkling hoar frost, beautiful coast bathed in winter sunshine, all under those huge, never-ending skies – Winter is a wonderful time to explore Norfolk, when you feel as if you’ve almost got the county to yourself.

How to... in Norfolk

17 January 2019

When you come to Norfolk you'll want to join in! So let us show you, with our series of films, how to be a pirate on the Broads, a fisherman at the coast, a flaneur in Norwich, the queen of the castle or how to get lost in the woods. And we'll also show you how to rock 'n' roll in Great Yarmouth.

Your New Year's Resolution? Visit Norfolk of course!

14 January 2019

It’s the New Year and a time to make resolutions. So we thought we’d offer our top 12 suggestions of things you might want to resolve to do when you visit Norfolk, including visiting the Norfolk Broads and the Brecks. They’re reason enough to plan a trip…

Love West Norfolk - some of the highlights

7 January 2019

Think of West Norfolk and the cliffs of Hunstanton, the architecture of King’s Lynn, and the regal heritage of Sandringham come to mind. But alongside these well-known and well-loved attributes, there is a plethora of village gems which make West Norfolk such a special place to visit. Now Love West Norfolk, the campaign to celebrate and promote West Norfolk has identified some of these gems which are well worth a visit…

Why Stephen Fry loves West Norfolk! And why you will too...

3 January 2019

'If Norfolk is the secret jewel of England, then West Norfolk is the secret jewel of Norfolk,' says celebrated Norfolk star Stephen Fry. Here's some reasons why you'll love to visit...

Meghan Markle spends Christmas at Sandringham

25 December 2018

Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle were to spend Christmas at Sandringham with other members of the Royal family. It was the first time a Royal bride-to-be joined The Queen at the Christmas Day church service on the Norfolk estate. What did she find when she visited Norfolk?

Festive shows in Norfolk

12 December 2018

There are countless festive and Christmas shows in Norfolk for the whole family to enjoy, including Norwich, Hunstanton, Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Oh yes there are!

Fall for Norfolk this Autumn and head outdoors!

14 November 2018

Autumn is the time when the leaves turn golden brown, the hedgerows are full of free fruit, the annual bird migration begins and you can wrap up in woolens, scarves and hats to brave the world. The pace has slowed down and you can always find a solitary spot or a warm fire and a hot chocolate - it’s a great time to be in Norfolk.

Fall for Norfolk with our Autumn itineraries

14 November 2018

Throughout Norfolk during Autumn you can hear the crunch of crisp brown and golden leaves under wellies and walking boots. Wrap up warm, enjoy the low-lying sun and look forward to heading outdoors. It doesn’t matter where you go across the county, we think you’ll definitely #FallForNorfolk. And here is why...

There's Nowhere Like Norfolk

8 October 2018

Norfolk's not just for the summer! This is a county whose charm, coast and countryside can also be enjoyed from Autumn through to the Spring. Take a look at our new films and discover where you can go to experience these delights of Norfolk.

Norfolk’s tourism industry hits a record £3.25bn

21 September 2018

Norfolk’s tourism trade has hit a new record high of £3.25bn, with more visitors coming to the county than ever. Figures released by Visit Norfolk show the number of visitors to the county in 2017 grew by 7% and the value of tourism up 3% from £3.15bn.

Norfolk attractions named among region's most popular in new survey

10 August 2018

Some of Norfolk’s favourite attractions are in the top most-visited venues in the East of England, according to new figures. These include Norwich Castle, Blickling Hall, Oxburgh Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Creake Abbey and RSPB Titchwell Marsh.

PrimEvil returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

10 August 2018

PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure with fun, entertainment and screams as the doors to five haunted mazes open, filled with a host of characters and scares. It's certainly not for the faint of heart!

Roarr! Dinosaur Park reaches for the skies

1 August 2018

A new high wire visitor attraction, an upgraded restaurant, a new building and major improvements to its infrastructure are on offer to this summer’s visitors at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure following a £2 million investment.

New digital trail brings Wymondham to life

20 July 2018

Hop back in time with an exciting new ‘state of the art’ trails app that has launched in Wymondham - choose between a history tour that includes Kett's Rebellion or follow Henry the Hare.

Nick Baker at Pensthorpe's Wild About The Wensum

1 May 2018

TV presenter, author and naturalist, Nick Baker, is set to open The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s annual community event Wild About the Wensum on Saturday 12th May 2018. Intrepid explorer and natural history expert Nick, who has famously presented Weird Creatures (C5), The Really Wild Show (BBC One) and Springwatch Unsprung (BBC Two), will officially open the event, meet members of the public and even host a bug hunt for kids!

There's Nowhere Like Norfolk in Spring

17 March 2018

Norfolk's not just for the summer! This is a county whose charm, coast and countryside can also be enjoyed throughout the year. Take a look at our new films and discover where you can go to experience these delights of Norfolk.

Meghan Markle is latest in long line of US-Norfolk links

12 January 2018

Having spent Christmas at Sandringham with her fiance Prince Harry, Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle becomes the latest in a long line of links between the US and Norfolk - beginning with the man who started The Special Relationship, stretching back to the late 16th century.

What Meghan Markle ate at Sandringham

2 January 2018

Prince Harry's bride-to-be Megham Markle will have enjoyed her Christmas Day dinner at Sandringham in Norfolk with the Royal Family, The Queen and Prince Philip - turkey was on the menu, so it's just like Thanksgiving Day back home in America.

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