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Now is not the time for tourism

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Norfolk in future, but now is not the time. We ask people not to come while the country endures the pandemic and until it is safe again.

The government has said "people should avoid travelling unless it is essential". Essential travel, the Department for Health and Social Care said, "does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays".

For residents and people who are already here, please act responsibly and conform to government guidelines of social distancing and staying at least 2 metres away from others.

Please assume that all events are either cancelled or postponed for the forseeable future whether or not they are still on our website and please stay safe.

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REASONS TO VISIT NORFOLK...

Apr 2-19 - Wild Play Days at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Boots on, it’s time to play! Become a nature detective this holiday with natural camouflage, a muddy play area, river dipping and natural crafts and games. Details

Apr 2-19 - Really Wild Easter at NWT Cley Marshes

Activities led by our team will vary across the week and will include viewing items from our natural history collection under microscopes, bird feeder and plant pot making, decorating your own plastic-free bag, plus many more crafty activities. Details

Apr 2-19 - Easter Duck Quest at WWT Welney Wetland Centre

Explore the weird and wonderful world of ducks while you search for our giant yellow ducks in stunning wetlands. Details

Apr 2-19 - Easter Egg Trail at Sheringham Park

The Firecrest trail is a buggy and wheelchair friendly route which leads you amongst the flowering camellias and early rhododendrons of the wild garden. For the adventurers amongst you, the Buzzard trail will take you on undulating paths to the wilder areas of the park. Details

Apr 4-18 - In the Picture! Easter Holidays at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Get your Sm-ART-y pants on this Easter as we go art-tastic! Take the time travel challenge through our galleries and see if you can go Around the Art World in 30 minutes. Plus, create your own masterpiece in our Artists Studio and get 'In The Frame' at our selfie station! Details

Apr 4-19 - Easter Eggspress at Bure Valley Railway

Free Easter Egg for every child on completion of our Easter trail. Details

Apr 10-13 - Easter at Holkham Hall

There’s plenty to get your paws stuck into, with performances of the classic children’s tale The Velveteen Rabbit in Holkham Hall, storytelling in the walled garden, and a special cuddle corner where children can meet rabbits, skinny pigs, and other cute creatures. Details

Apr 10-13 - Easter Egg-Venture Trail at NWT Hickling Broad

Take part in the wildlife Easter Egg-venture Trails, crafting activities and free use of the explorer bum bags. Details

Apr 10-13 - Special Easter Boat Trips with Broads Tours

Head on board the large passenger trip boats for a special trip, where children can take part in a fun Nature Quiz, don’t forget to listen carefully to the Skippers commentary and hunt around the boat for clues! Details

Apr 10-13 - Easter Treasure Hunt at Hoveton Hall Gardens

Come and enjoy the Easter trail around our lovely gardens, follow the clues around the garden and answer the puzzle at the end to receive an Easter Egg prize. Details

Apr 11-12 - Easter Food Fair at Holkham Hall

Join local and regional artisan producers, showcasing their best produce for visitors to try, and buy this Easter. Details

May 8-10 Folk on the Pier at Cromer

Nineteen highly talented acts plus an extended Fringe Festival will ensure Cromer's Folk on the Pier festival will be offering twenty of the best for 2020. Details

May 8-24 - Norfolk and Norwich Festival CANCELLED

One of the oldest arts festivals in the country and one of the biggest returns to venues across the city and county. More details

May 16-17 - Crab and Lobster Festival

A lively weekend celebration of two fine North Norfolk coastal towns, Cromer & Sheringham. Details

May 17 - Mammoth Marathon at Sea Palling

Marathon competitors will set off at 9.30am from the idyllic seaside village of Sea Palling and then follow the coast road through many scenic villages, finishing in Sheringham. Details

May 21-24 - Houghton International Horse Trials

The Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials incorporating the FEI Nations Cup has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands. Details

June 21 - Run Sandringham

Brand new for 2020, Run Sandringham looks forward to welcoming hundreds of runners of all abilities and ages to the Royal Estate, to run a Half Marathon, 5K or Community Mile, and will aim to raise many thousands of pounds for good causes. Details

July 1-2 - Royal Norfolk Show

Two days of the year when the county comes together at The Showground. Details

July 4, 5 - Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront for an array of classic and contemporary vehicles will be lining up to star in our seafront spectacular. Details

July 11-Oct 31 - Dippy the Dinosaur at Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is preparing to host a prehistoric guest in summer 2020 when the Natural History Museum’s iconic dinosaur cast Dippy pays a four-month visit. Details

July 18 - Little Mix at Holkham Hall

The world’s biggest girl band will perform to fans in the beautiful surroundings of the Palladian hall. Details

July 19 - Run Norwich

The ever-popular city centre 10k returns. There are no places left but join the city centre fun with the runners and their families and supporters.

July 19-Aug 1 - King's Lynn Festival at King's Lynn

King's Lynn Festival, now in its 70th year, continues to provide high-quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral performances, jazz music, talks, walks, exhibitions and films. Details

July 25-26 - Worstead Festival

Worstead Festival is a celebration of rural life, farming, and the crafts, produce and heritage. Details

July 26-Aug 1 - Holt Festival

During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, Holt is home to musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians. Details

July 31-Aug 9 - Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival Week

Entertainment for all the family from live music, outdoor film screening, raft & duck race to painting competitions, food & craft events and sandcastle competition. Details

July 31-Aug 11 - Sheringham Carnival Week

Events and fun activities throughout the week. Details

Aug 8 - Ibiza Classic Concert at Blickling Hall

Classic Ibiza will take the Blickling crowd on a magical rollercoaster ride of dance music's most iconic tracks reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra. Details

August 30 - World Crabbing Championships

Head along to Cromer Pier to take part. Will you be world champion? Details

Sept 12-13 - Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Join in the fun on historic South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored for visitors to admire and go aboard, plus lots of entertainment for the landlubbers. Details

Sept 19-20 - North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend

Events take place on the North Norfolk Railway stations at Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt, and in Sheringham and Holt town centres. Don't forget to dress up! Details

Nov 6-Dec 23 - Thursford Christmas Spectacular

One of the largest Christmas shows in Europe returns. Get your tickets early! 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

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