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The 2019 festive season is almost upon us and around Norfolk plans are being made for FREE Christmas lights switch-on events and celebrations. Becoming more elaborate year on year, with special guests including TV and radio personalities and Father Christmas himself, there are many exciting events being organised across the region that are sure to be filled with fun and festive cheer.
Norfolk has many individual businesses producing an array of different arts and crafts as well as craft centres and shops to purchase all manner of materials. From ceramics, glassware, paintings and woodwork to candles, sculptures, textiles and jewellery, Norfolk has a wealth of talented and creative people who teach, produce, exhibit and sell arts and crafts materials and products across the county.
Tickets for Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019 are selling fast and many dates are already sold out. If you want to experience Norfolk’s biggest and most captivating Christmas show, tickets can be booked online from their website or over the telephone.
Looking for a firework display in Norfolk on or around Bonfire Night 2019? Stay safe and head out to one of the many organised fireworks displays taking place in the county.
It may seem a touch early to be thinking about Christmas Day lunch, but if you want to guarantee a table at one of the following venues, book as early as possible. Many restaurants won’t be open Christmas Day, it tends to be the high-end establishments which are, often offering set menus from which to choose. If you are looking to treat yourself and your loved ones to a festive Christmas Day lunch at a restaurant or hotel in the county, don’t leave it too late - some are already fully booked!
Take part in these free weekly 5km parkrun events suitable for runners of all standards around Norfolk. They offer an opportunity for all, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis and enjoy running outdoors in some of Norfolk’s most beautiful parks and open spaces.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham, Norwich is hosting a drop-in family event in aid of Hodmedod‘s Hedgehog Support, whose aim is to make a positive difference in helping to stop the decline of hedgehogs in Norfolk.
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, and with so many fantastic independent eateries in and around the city, there is no excuse to miss out on this essential first meal of the day. From beautiful bowls of homemade granola, freshly baked pastries and smashed avocado on toast, to eggs benedict and hangover ‘curing’ full English fry ups, they can all be found on the menu somewhere in Norwich. With so many great places from which to choose, you are spoilt for choice; here are some of the best breakfast locations in Norwich that are worthy of a visit.
Pumpkins are being grown in fields across Norfolk and shop assistants are busy stacking their shelves with Halloween themed fancy-dress outfits, fake blood and freakish decorations ready for the big event on Thursday 31st October 2019 – Halloween!
The much anticipated and popular Deepdale Festival is on from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September 2019 in Burnham Deepdale, on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, approximately halfway between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea. This is the 3rd annual festival, with live music throughout the weekend, commencing Thursday evening and carrying on until late Sunday evening.
Considered the capital of the Norfolk Broads, Wroxham is located 8 miles from Norwich and 20 miles from Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Since the late 1800’s Wroxham has been frequented by holidaymakers and today it is especially popular with those seeking a boating holiday, with numerous boat hire companies in the town.
Located on the west Norfolk coast, the pretty seaside town of Hunstanton that is affectionately known, as “Sunny Hunny”, is famous for its unusual striped cliffs and breath-taking sunsets. It has managed to retain its Victorian charm and is a popular holiday destination attracting many visitors each year. Hunstanton has many attractions and activities including crazy golf, pitch-and-putt, a beautiful beach, an aquarium, a theatre, a leisure centre, gardens, amusements, pony rides, water sports and a great mix of cafes and restaurants, shops and holiday accommodation.
Located on the north Norfolk coast, Sheringham is a popular seaside destination with a good variety of independent shops, a market, a whole host of differing holiday accommodation and many restaurants, cafés and pubs. The town’s Blue Flag beach is mostly shingle but when the tide goes out there are rock pools and a large expanse of sand.
Are you watching the pennies? Holidaying in Norfolk on a budget? Don’t panic, there are plenty of things to see and do for free in the county.
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.
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