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Traditionally Christmas is a time for turkey, presents and spending time with the family with the heating turned up high. But you could always immerse yourself in some icy sea water and raise money for some worthy charities instead.
Christmas brings extra rubbish so recycling as much of it as possible over the holiday season is crucial. Food packaging, wrapping paper, gift boxes, Christmas cards, cans and bottles are just some of the additional rubbish the festive period creates. Much of it can be recycled, so make sure you do your bit by recycling where possible and keep the rubbish that ends up in landfills to a minimum.
Staycations have become very popular in recent years, with many people choosing to holiday in Norfolk. Attracted by its beautiful coastline, quaint market towns, the Norfolk Broads and the fine City of Norwich, there is so much to see and do in the region. If you are visiting the county or are lucky enough to live in Norfolk and have a dog, you will probably want to know some good places to eat and drink with your four-legged companion.
In Norfolk there are a vast number of establishments offering coffee and cake, but not all are worth shouting about. Here is a selection of tried and tested eateries offering some of the best coffee and cake in Norfolk.
Here are some of the gigs taking place in Norfolk in December 2018. Whatever genre, you are sure to find a live music event that fits the bill. With a number of superb live music venues across Norfolk, select from a vast array of bands and solo artists that are performing in the region this December.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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