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This year Easter weekend begins on Good Friday, April 19th until Easter Monday, April 22nd, 2019 with most Norfolk schools closing between Monday 8th and Monday 22nd April 2019.
Read about some of Norwich’s most important dates in history, including when Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and other historic and important buildings were built. When the Black Death reached Norwich, Kett’s Rebellion and when devasting fires hit the city. See important dates in history for Jarrold Department Store, Colman’s Mustard, The University of East Anglia, Norwich International Airport and Norwich City Football Club.
The kebab is thought to have originated in the Middle East and is pieces of meat or vegetables often grilled on a long thin stick, or slices of grilled meat, or minced meat, mostly served in pitta bread. There are differing recipes and cooking methods that vary from country to country, but one thing that never changes is its popularity.
Are you looking to spoil your Mum, Grandma or the whole family this coming Mother’s Day? This year Mothering Sunday is on Sunday 31st March 2019 and in Norfolk there are many ways you can spoil the special lady or ladies in your life, from a coastal walk, to afternoon tea, a trip on the Norfolk Broads, a luxury spa day or a fantastic family day out at a top Norfolk attraction. If you haven’t already made plans and are looking for some help to organise the perfect Mother’s Day, the following information should hopefully give you the inspiration you need.
Norfolk - big skies, stunning beaches, windswept marshes, pretty flint houses, meandering inland waterways, ancient woodland, historic houses and a very fine city. It is said that the locals have ’one foot on the land, and one in the sea’, and in Norfolk you are never far from water, whether it’s the beautiful Norfolk Broads or the wide, wildlife-rich shores of the Norfolk coast.
Great Yarmouth is like Marmite – some people love it and some people loathe it. Whatever side of the fence you sit, there is no disputing the fact that it attracts a vast number of visitors each year and is one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations. Situated 20 miles east of Norwich, Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since 1760 and with more than 70,000 bed spaces it accommodates over a third of all visitors to Norfolk each year.
Jarrold was founded in Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1770 and today its flagship store is situated in the centre of Norwich, in the historic St James Mill. This independent department store is considered by many as the county’s favourite and has been serving Norfolk for more than 200 years. With an emphasis on excellent customer service and offering a personal service, Jarrold will hopefully remain on the high street for many more years to come.
Norfolk has many traditional luxury hotels and a great number of fine boutique hotels where you will feel pampered and indulged from the moment you arrive. Dotted across this beautiful county, discover where some of the best hotels in Norfolk are located. Choose from coastal locations, market towns and villages and those that are conveniently situated in Norwich’s city centre, to countryside retreats and those that are nestled close to the Norfolk Broads.
Pensthorpe Natural Park is one of Norfolk’s finest attractions and is located 45 minutes from Norwich on the A1067 Fakenham to Norwich road. It is home to many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates and plants and its diverse range of habitats creates a stunning rich landscape which Pensthorpe Conservation Trust manages. With indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, educational facilities, talks and guided tours, bird hides, a café and gift shop, it’s a great place to visit, whatever your age.
Gone are the days when watching a film meant going to the local cinema. Today there are many other options available, with on-demand movies proving very popular, with the likes of Netflix, Sky, Amazon Prime and other streaming services all vying for a share of the market. Many people have cinema sized TVs as standard at home, so going to the cinema to watch a movie is no longer imperative.
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