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Have you got what it takes to escape? Escape the room games originated in Japan and the craze has since spread far and wide, with Norfolk having its fair share of offerings. If being “locked” in a room with a timer, searching for clues, solving logic puzzles, breaking codes, using your powers of observation and problem solving and opening locks before the allocated time runs out, then this is an activity for you!
Horse riding is an idyllic pastime and popular in Norfolk with both visitors and locals. If you haven’t tried it before, don’t worry, there are plenty of experienced tutors and riding centres that would be happy to get you started. With long stretches of beautiful coastline, lush green lanes and pretty bridleways crisscrossing their way through the county, horse riding in Norfolk makes perfect sense and is a great way to explore the varied landscape that Norfolk has to offer.
Gone are the days of a bakery in every village, today they are few and far between, not helped by the increasing number of in-store bakeries in many supermarkets. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked breads, sweet sticky cakes and warm pies and sausage rolls, and the following Norfolk bakeries sell their own unique and delicious varieties.
There is nothing better than a plate piled high with succulent roasted meat, Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and all the traditional trimmings. Norfolk has many places to indulge in a hearty roast, and the good news is, it isn’t just available on Sundays! Whatever day of the week, lunch time or evening meal, there is a delicious carvery being served somewhere in Norfolk.
The countdown to Cromer Carnival has begun! Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Cromer Carnival is the town’s biggest annual event, attracting vast amounts of visitors and locals. Carnival Week runs from Saturday 17th August through to Friday 23rd August 2019, with Carnival Day on Wednesday 21st August 2019. There will be a whole host of events and activities running throughout August, in the run up to Carnival Week, before the main event – a jam-packed week of fun that the whole family will love.
If you are looking for family fun, great facilities and top entertainment a holiday park in Norfolk is an all-round winner. Discover static caravans, apartments, chalets and lodges in beautiful locations close to the stunning Norfolk coastline or nestled amongst rolling Norfolk countryside. Stay for a fortnight, a week, a short break or just a couple of nights in one of the following family friendly holiday parks and relax, unwind and recharge your batteries.
There is an abundance of visitor attractions in Norfolk where you can get up close to a wide range of animals, sea creatures, birds of prey and insects. Enjoy a day out at one of the following Norfolk tourist attractions and discover interesting facts, learn about conservation and have lots of fun exploring these exciting destinations. From zoos, wildlife parks and farms to rescue sanctuaries and nature reserves – Norfolk has them all.
Summertime is the perfect season to grab a glass of the finest apple nectar and in Norfolk there are some great cider producers. Although not just a summer tipple, when the mercury starts to rise, a glass of chilled cider always hits the spot. Lazy picnics in the park, music festivals and barbeques with friends and family have us reaching for a cold cider during the warmer months. There are many Norfolk ciders available – different styles, flavour infusions, apple varieties and strengths, the question is which ones are the best? The answer is subjective, what one person may love, another may loathe. Really the only way to decide which is the best Norfolk cider is to try them all – let the research begin!
The weather in the UK now is just right for ice cream and whether you prefer yours in a tub or on a waffle cone with all the trimmings, Norfolk is home to some seriously good ice cream. Choose from traditional favourites, sorbets and more obscure combinations; whatever ice cream floats your boat you are sure to be able to find somewhere in the county where it is stocked.
There was a time when it looked like sweet-shop favourites might disappear, as corner shops with sets of scales and shelves lined with clear jars of colourful sticky sweet treats became a thing of the past. A world without cherry lips, flying saucers, floral gums, violet creams, humbugs, toffees and chocolate limes by the quarter seemed feasible, but thanks to the wider trend for all things retro, there has been a resurgence of sweet emporiums and a renewed determination to keep those that never went away open on our high streets.
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