Kett Event Guide
There are many things to do in Norfolk when you visit on your holiday. Norfolk is a place that offers something for everyone, and that’s reflected in the huge range of events taking place throughout the year across the county. With festivals, concerts, game fairs and markets, to the more unique celebrations like the Cromer Crab Festival, there’s never a dull moment.
Whatever the weather, there are events and attractions to suit all pockets and interests. From zoos to festivals, fairs and historic houses. The county is a great place to participate in many outdoor activities and sports, with the coast and broads both offering opportunities to go boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing, rock-pooling and more. For music lovers there are events like Cromer COAST art & literary festival, for film lovers there is Films Under the Stars at Holkham, and for animal lovers the Sandringham Horse Driving Trials in June.
Some visitors come to Norfolk so that they can attend a specific event, others like to know what’s going on while on holiday. So, we have pulled together The Kett Event Guide which highlights the more interesting things to do over the forthcoming weeks. Check back later to see more events added throughout the year.
If you require any advice on a particular event or in finding the perfect cottage for an event you are attending in the area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kett’s team of local expertise who are always happy to offer advice and guidance.
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North Norfolk Railway – Halloween Week
Take a journey in darkness on NNR’s Ghost Train, whilst listening to the ghostly tales of Norfolk. Take your cameras and see if you’re able to capture evidence of ghostly goings on along the line!
At Weybourne Station, if you’re feeling brave enough, you can enter the spook-laden Ghostly Grotto, hellish haunt of witches, warlocks and shuddering spiders..
For full details click here
Halloween at Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural Park NR21 0LN
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Self-guided trail around the Park to discover the grim and gruesome side of nature. Make your own Halloween Creepy Crawly.
Included in standard admission – 10am-5pm.
Halloween at Holkham Hall
Themed Halloween activities in the Hall. Spooky trails, ghost stories, witches hideout, trick and treating, plus fancy dress and tractor rides! Get hands-on with the Kiddy Cook team in the old kitchen or follow the fun trail to find frightening factoids!
Don’t forget to take the Halloween Express to the wicked walled garden to listen to the storyteller spin tales of spell-binding mysteries.
Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £15.00, Child (2-16 years incl.): £7.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 2-16 years incl.): £41.00.
Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £7.00, Child (2-16 years incl.): £3.50, Family: (2 adults and up to 3 children 2-16 years incl.): £19.00.
Some activities will incur an extra charge.
Wells Light Railway – Spooky I-Spy
Join us on a creepy trail as we try to find the clues down the line.
Take a trip on the world’s smallest public railway.
Regular steam trains from seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, which has a famous Abbey and many shrines. Enjoy the atmospheric sights, sounds and smells of steam travel.
Timetable can be found here .
Dinosaur Adventure – Halloween Fun
Visit the Dinosaur Adventure park for some spooky fun this October half term – with lots of activities including Dippy’s spooky fun zone, fancy dress and a brand new trail.
For the brave, there’s PrimEVIL: prepare for a VERY scary evening!!
12-31 October 6.30pm start.http://www.primevil-scare.com/
Oxburgh Hall – Pumpkin Event
Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9PS
Explore the grounds to find Oxburgh grown pumpkins and discover their hidden secrets.
A National Trust Event – Gates open 10:30. Start 10:30. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Check website for latest information.
Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2017
The month of October will feature an exciting range of walking and cycling events for all ages, abilities and interests. Events include:
- Walks around the Norfolk Broads
- A ramble and roast at Cley Marshes
- Cycle rides along the Marriott’s Way
- Fungi foraging at Kelling Heath
- ‘Marsh Magic’ ramble from Blakeney to Wells-next-the-Sea along the stunning Norfolk Coast Path.
Halloween at Fairhaven Gardens
Fairhaven Garden Trust, South Walsham NR13 6DZ
Experience the enchanted forest – if you dare! Walk in the woods at night but stay on the path! Hot dogs and potions at The Cackling Cauldron and spellbinding live music. Childrens entertainers and frightful fun fireworks.
£9 adult; £5 child. Ticket only event – limited number available. Not suitable for children under 3, pushchairs and dogs. Sorry no unaccompanied children. Book by calling Fairhaven Gardens on 01603 270449
Amazona Zoo in Cromer is a fun day out for all the family. Home to over 200 animals from tropical South America, including jaguars, monkeys, otters, owls, macaws, parrots, spiders, snakes, flamingos, guinea pigs, iguanas, caimans, pumas and more!
Enjoy exploring each animal habitat and learning new and exciting facts. Based on the North Norfolk coast it’s ideally suited for some coastal exploration afterwards.