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Know Before You Go when you visit Norfolk

3 July 2020

Summer is here, your favourite attractions and places to go are reopening and you're desperate to blow away the cobwebs with fresh air and outdoor activities. But before you swap your quarantine couch for the coast, your patio for a safari park, or your dining table for socially distanced picnics, we recommend checking out our in-depth guide below around domestic travel so you’re in the know before you go.

Post-lockdown breakout: Planning a break starts here...

2 July 2020

Restrictions are slowly being lifted and while you can't come and stay with us just yet, you're able to visit our beautiful coast and countryside. All we'd ask is that you Respect, Protect, Enjoy. However, if you want to cheer yourself up and give yourself a short break or holiday to look forward to, now's the time to start planning for the pock-lockdown breakout.

Respect, Protect, Enjoy when you visit Norfolk

1 July 2020

We know that following the new and updated guidance from the government allowing wider access to our beautiful outdoor spaces, you’ll be keen to get outside and blow away the cobwebs. Our number one priority right now is ensuring that people are able to enjoy our glorious county in a safe and responsible way; looking after ourselves, one another, and the landscape around us.

Experience Norfolk - 20 inspirational ideas for 2020

29 June 2020

Brighter, longer days are here so what better time to start thinking about new memories to make than now. That’s why we want you to Experience Norfolk! Here are 20 amazing experiences you could have in Norfolk in 2020. Some are time specific, others can be enjoyed most of the year, but all are perfect for putting images on your Instagram account.

21 great sights of Norfolk!

19 June 2020

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

12 June 2020

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.

Now is the time to start planning to visit Norfolk

1 June 2020

The lockdown is being relaxed, with people being able to go to the beach and countryside, although few facilities are open. Visitors are asked to please act responsibly and conform to government guidelines on social distancing and staying at least 2 metres away from others. Please stay safe.

Your essential Visit Norfolk Bucket (and Spade) List

21 May 2020

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 (and Spade) List… things to do before you lie, on the beach. And all eminently Instagrammable.

On the Quarantine Couch? Discover 30 QI Norfolk facts (but can you find the 3 untruths?)

3 May 2020

You can’t come to Norfolk just yet, so we thought we’d edify and educate you a bit about our wonderful county. Then, when it’s safe and you plan your trip, you’ll be able to amaze your family and friends with your inside knowledge. Now, just so you’re paying attention, there are three untruths, in our article. Can you guess which ones they are? Answers are at the bottom.

Norfolk's top quirky events

1 May 2020

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…

Best things to do in Norwich, Norfolk

27 April 2020

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.

Family fun this Summer in Norfolk

24 April 2020

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!

Amazing things to do when you Spring Into Norfolk!

15 April 2020

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 Spring into Norfolk!

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

13 April 2020

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…

A virtual Easter tour of Norfolk - the great sights

11 April 2020

It’s the first long weekend of the year, the days are brighter, longer and warmer – Easter’s a perfect time to visit Norfolk. Except this year. As we sit on our Quarantine Couches, take a look at some of the sights you would have been enjoying had it not been for Covid-19. But don’t worry! They’ll all still be here when it’s safe and you can once again visit Norfolk.

10 reasons you must visit Norfolk!

6 April 2020

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.

Discover our top 10 secrets of Norfolk

3 April 2020

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.

Norfolk residents reminded to stay at home now and at Easter

3 April 2020

Councils, MPs and organisations across Norfolk have issued a joint message to urge people to continue to stay at home this weekend and for Easter in a bid to save lives and slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Hop into Easter Wonderland at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

13 March 2020

Dippy and the Madhatter are inviting children for tea this Easter at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure’s very own Wonderland in Lenwade from Thursday 2 April to Sunday 19 April. The park’s 85 acres will be decorated in an Alice in Wonderland theme, where guests young and old can follow the White Rabbit on a secret adventure through the Dinosaur Trail to find missing eggs, make friends with the Cheshire Cat or dare to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts.

Make Easter Braziliant at Amazona Zoo!

13 March 2020

One of Norfolk’s leading attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer, offers a unique Easter day out where families can explore and learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America. Come along to the Zoo on Easter Sunday and each child will receive a free cream egg!

The 15 BEST things to do in the Broads

3 March 2020

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…

21 reasons to love Norfolk

19 February 2020

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!

Things to do in Norfolk if it rains

16 February 2020

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…

New 'Discover Zone' for Deep History Coast at Cromer

13 February 2020

From pre-historic to present day – the North Norfolk Visitor Centre at Cromer celebrates its opening and introduction of fun new 'Discover Zone' for Deep History Coast.

Mythical creatures spread magic across Norfolk's Roarr! Dinosaur Park

7 February 2020

Imagination and creativity are in the air in Lenwade, Norfolk as ‘Fantasy February’ arrives at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, with half-price entry from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 February. Children under the age of 16 are invited to get creative with their costumes during February half term, as those arriving in fancy dress will receive 50% off the gate admission fee.

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

3 January 2020

New Year is the 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…

Top 12 things to do in a Norfolk Winter

28 December 2019

Winter and the festive period are a fabulous time to visit Norfolk, with the amazing natural world of the Winter Wildlife Safari, superb shopping in Norwich and our market towns, plus delightful shows and events. It's a great time to go walking and cycling on Norfolk's coast and in the countryside. And this is where the Royal family spend their Christmas. Enough said.

Festive shows in Norfolk

10 December 2019

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!

Holkham hosts unique and magical Christmas festivities for all the family

19 November 2019

Enjoy a festive day out at the Holkham Estate in north Norfolk and experience a sensational calendar of seasonal events – many new for this year - including an exclusive screening of ‘Nativity’ by Martha Fiennes in the Chapel, and a one-off opportunity to meet the designers and makers behind Christmas at Holkham with the Countess of Leicester, festive wreath-making and gift-wrapping masterclasses.

Jurassic Price Age hits Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

1 November 2019

Family-owned theme park Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Lenwade, Norfolk is giving its customers an early Christmas present by cutting its admissions prices, reducing tickets to under £11. Until 31 January 2020, online tickets will be £9.95, while guests under 90cm remain free. Tickets bought at the admissions gate will also be reduced, from £13.95 to £10.95.

Fall for Norfolk this Autumn and head outdoors!

30 October 2019

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.

Terror-dactyl fun at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

21 October 2019

Norfolk theme park Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is inviting werewolves and witches to experience its spooktacular ‘Halloween Days’ half term event, from Saturday 19 October to Sunday 27 October. Throughout the week children and families are urged to get creative with their costumes as anyone arriving in Halloween fancy dress can get 50% off the gate admission price.

10 ways to make memories in Norfolk

7 October 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.

Grandparents go free at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

25 September 2019

Norfolk's very own Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is giving every grandma-saurus and grandpa-saurus across the country a free ticket to the park on National Grandparents Day, Sunday 6 October. For every grandparent accompanied by one full-paying person or season ticket holder, the park is offering a free voucher which must be downloaded before their visit.

Fall for Norfolk with our Autumn itineraries

16 September 2019

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...

Warm and relaxing... Norfolk in September

13 September 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...

PrimEvil returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure for 10th year of fear

3 September 2019

Once upon a time, ten years ago at Halloween, a strange little man called Skullmore entered Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Lenwade, Norfolk and called for all monsters, fiends and demons to reside in the 85-acre woodland during October. The call was answered and the ghouls came to scare and stalk unsuspecting members of the public for 17 nights at PrimEVIL, the county’s after dark scare experience.

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...

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…

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.

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.

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...

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.

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?

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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