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Now is not the time for tourism

The Government advice is for visitors not to travel at this time.

Norfolk residents are starting to get out and about for fresh air and exercise and if all goes well then we hope restrictions will be eased.

Tourism businesses are desperate to re-open - but only when it's safe for residents and visitors alike.

For now, please enjoy our website, look for inspiration for when you can visit and start planning your trip. Hopefully it won't be long.

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

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


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.

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

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!

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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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

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