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Art Fair East comes to Saint Andrews Hall

Art Fair East comes to Saint Andrews Hall

Showcasing national and international galleries, artists and dealers, Art Fair East brings art to the Eastern region to be enjoyed by those who have a passion for art and art collectors. The beautiful Saint Andrew’s Hall, in the heart of Norwich is where the 2018 art fair will be housed. If you are looking for a unique gift, want to add to your art collection or simply want to have a browse, this large exhibition is a must.

The Norfolk Dumpling

The Norfolk Dumpling

You can’t beat a lovely warming stew on a cold winter’s day with a serving of soft Norfolk dumplings. The word ‘dumpling’ was born in Norfolk at the beginning of the 17th century, so the region has had a long relationship with this carbohydrate heavy accompaniment. The humble dumpling used to be a stomach-filling staple and was a great way to cheaply fill up hungry tummies and to distract attention from the fact that there probably wasn’t much meat in the stew, when times were hard.

Dog Friendly Beaches in Norfolk

Dog Friendly Beaches in Norfolk

Whether you live in Norfolk or are holidaying in the county, it’s important to understand the restrictions regarding dogs on the beach. With around 30 beaches in Norfolk, there are many vast expanses of sand to play fetch on, places to dig, and some great destinations for those 4-legged creatures who love a little doggy paddle or are wave chasers. Some Norfolk beaches allow dogs all year round whereas others do not permit dogs in certain areas during the summer months.

Where to see Santa in Norfolk in 2018

Where to see Santa in Norfolk in 2018

It’s a busy period for Father Christmas, there are toys to make, Christmas lists to read, elves to organise and he needs to check who’s on the naughty list. However, he always manages to make time for the children who are eager to pay him a visit. Around Norfolk there are a number of locations where Father Christmas can be seen during November and December 2018. Visit him at one of his festive grottos in the region; is there anything more exciting than meeting the big man himself? How does he manage to be at different locations at the same time? It’s Christmas magic of course!

Norfolk Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in 2018

Norfolk Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in 2018

Discover magical Christmas shows and pantomimes that Norfolk has to offer over the festive season. There is fun for all the family across the region, from smaller intimate shows to large scale spectacular productions. Enjoy a good sprinkling of magic and sparkle at the various local pantomimes; here is a look at what is on in Norfolk over the 2018 festive period and into January 2019.

2018 Christmas Markets in Norfolk

2018 Christmas Markets in Norfolk

Enter into the yuletide spirit by visiting one of Norfolk’s Christmas markets and enjoy the array of festive gift ideas and the aroma of mulled wine and spiced nuts. Christmas markets provide a great opportunity to pick up unique handmade gifts, local seasonal fare and decorations by the bucket load. If you are struggling for gift ideas, a Christmas market is just the place to find something a bit different and is sure to get you into the festive spirit – it is November after all!

Norfolk LGBT + Project

Norfolk LGBT + Project

In 2009 Norfolk LGBT+ Project was registered as a charity and is a community-based service that is run by and for the LGBT+ community. Working in partnership with organisations, schools, communities and local groups, it is influenced by the needs of its users so that it can provide the best service for the LGBT+ community in Norfolk and Waveney.

The Marsh Harrier is a Norfolk Success Story

The Marsh Harrier is a Norfolk Success Story

The marsh harrier is the largest of the harriers and is recognisable by its long tail and light flight with wings held in a shallow ’V’ formation. Females are larger than the males and have distinctive golden-yellow crowns and throat and chocolate-brown feathers. Males are lighter in colour and have a brown back, pale neck and head, gingery belly and long grey wings with black tips. In recent years the marsh harrier population has increased, and in Norfolk, it is not unusual to see this beautiful bird in flight.

Some of the Best Fish and Chip Shops in Norfolk

Some of the Best Fish and Chip Shops in Norfolk

Being by the sea, it’s no wonder Norfolk has some amazing fish and chip shops; here is a pick of some of the best in the county.

Visit Yarmouth Stadium for Greyhound Racing and Motor Racing

Visit Yarmouth Stadium for Greyhound Racing and Motor Racing

If you are interested in greyhound racing, motor racing or are looking for a party venue, Yarmouth Stadium in Caister is where you need to head.

 A day out in Thetford Forest

A day out in Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore on foot or on bike. Straddling the south of Norfolk and the north of Suffolk, this patchwork of heathland, pine trees and broad leaf trees makes the perfect destination on a dry day. High Lodge Visitor Centre, 4 miles from the Norfolk town of Thetford, offers excellent outdoor facilities, including Go Ape!, 4 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, forest Segway, picnic areas, bike hire, archery, play areas and BBQ hire. Dogs are welcome and there is a café serving hot and cold food and drink. There is a large, well signposted carpark and parking charges apply.

Iconic Norfolk Lighthouses

Iconic Norfolk Lighthouses

With its long and rugged coastline, Norfolk has always had a strong and important relationship with the sea. The lighthouses dotted along the Norfolk coast have been invaluable, warning vessels of dangerous areas and to also serve as navigational aids. These iconic historical constructions can be seen for miles and are an important part of the Norfolk landscape.

Golf Courses in Norfolk

Golf Courses in Norfolk

Norfolk is one of the UK’s driest and sunniest regions, so the perfect place for a round of golf. With courses set in picturesque Norfolk countryside and others overlooking breath-taking coastal beaches, it is no wonder golfers love to holiday and live in Norfolk.

A Day Out in Cromer

A Day Out in Cromer

The north Norfolk coastal town of Cromer is located 23 miles north of Norwich and is a popular seaside destination, attracting a vast number of visitors from the UK and further afield each year. Renowned for its world-famous Cromer Crab, there are plenty of restaurants and fishmongers in the town where this can be sampled. Its beautiful beaches, historic pier and Seaside Special Show are just some of the reasons people visit this Norfolk town; with so many things to see and do, you may need to spend more than a day in Cromer to see all its highlights.

Rainy Day Fun in Norfolk

Rainy Day Fun in Norfolk

One of the driest and sunniest counties in the country, Norfolk does still have its fair share of rainy days. When the weather is wet, gloomy and cold, there is still plenty of fun to be had in Norfolk and here is our pick of the best……...

See the Swallowtail Butterfly in Norfolk

See the Swallowtail Butterfly in Norfolk

The Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio Machaon Britannicus is a large, strong and colourful butterfly that forms part of the Papilionidae family. The largest native UK butterfly, with a wingspan of up to 9cm, it is also one of the rarest. The Swallowtail Butterfly has very distinctive yellow and black markings and if you are lucky enough to spot one in flight, it’s a beautiful sight to behold.

Market Days and Farmers’ Markets in Norfolk

Market Days and Farmers’ Markets in Norfolk

Whether it’s a traditional market or a farmers’ market that you are after, in Norfolk there is an abundance of both.

Some Interesting facts about Norfolk

Some Interesting facts about Norfolk

If you were born and raised in Norfolk, you might know many of the following Norfolk facts. However, some are quite obscure; how many are you familiar with?

Don't Miss Norfolk and Norwich Restaurant Week 2018

Don't Miss Norfolk and Norwich Restaurant Week 2018

Norfolk’s largest dining event is about to begin………

An abundance of Theatres in Norfolk

An abundance of Theatres in Norfolk

Norfolk has a great variety of theatres dotted across the county, from the impressive Theatre Royal in Norwich, to smaller, more intimate venues.

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