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Watch this space for the latest news from our Norfolk and Suffolk attractions!

There's Nothing Dozy About Hibern8, Pensthorpe's Exciting Winter trail

15 November 2017

Pensthorpe Natural Park has created an exciting winter trail to keep young visitors entertained and inspired over the Christmas holidays. Hibern8 offers an opportunity to learn lots of fascinating facts about how Pensthorpe’s wildlife residents tuck themselves away in cosy corners and bed down for a long sleep until spring.

Christmas Gifts They'll Love Again And Again

3 November 2017

Take the stress out of your Christmas present shopping and give your nearest and dearest a present that they’ll really love – a season ticket to their favourite Norfolk or Suffolk tourist attraction. What could be better than giving your friend, partner, parent, son, daughter, grand-daughter, God-son or Grandparent a pass to somewhere that they love to visit and spend time in? They’ll thank you over and over as they visit throughout the year.

Great Christmas Days Out

2 November 2017

Whether you call him Father Christmas or Santa Claus he’s a busy chap this time of year and he’s popping up at our attractions all over Norfolk and Suffolk throughout December. We’ve put together a list of the places where you can see Santa, or enjoy a festive show or event, to help you plan your Christmas days out.

Winter Opening - Great Days Out All Year Round

2 November 2017

Lots of our Norfolk and Suffolk tourist attractions are open during the winter and all year round, so you can continue to enjoy them whatever the season. To help you plan your visit, we’ve put together this handy list of Norfolk and Suffolk tourist attractions that are open in the winter months. Grab your coat, get out and enjoy the best of Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourist attractions. You’re welcome this winter.

Tremendous First Greene King Raceday At Fakenham

1 November 2017

Neil King and stable jockey Trevor Whelan stole the honours with a dramatic double at Fakenham’s second meeting of the jump racing season.

North Norfolk Railway Signalling Experience Days

9 October 2017

The North Norfolk Railway held the last of their 2017 Signalling Experience days on the 15th September. Offered on seven dates throughout the year, each day offered two participants the opportunity to try their hand at signalling for real (supervised by a signalling inspector) in the delightful setting of Holt signal box. A visit to Weybourne or Sheringham signal box was also included in the day.

Autumn Steam Gala a Success for North Norfolk Railway

4 September 2017

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) held its Autumn Steam Gala on the 1st to the 3rd of September in perfect weather conditions. The event, which was hit with the news that one of its guest locomotives could not attend a week before, still drew in many visitors. . 

Hospice Children Enjoy Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

30 August 2017

A close encounter with creatures of the deep brought smiles to the faces of four children from the East Anglia Children’s Hospice when they visited Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.

Pensthorpe Natural Park - Wild about the Wensum

5 May 2017

Jess French, best known for 'Minibeast Adventures with Jess', on CBeebies, is opening the hugely popular Wild about the Wensum event at Pensthorpe Natural Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Now in its 11th year, the event encourages everyone to enjoy the wonderful Wensum Valley.

Wild West-Set Panto A Huge Hit In The East

16 January 2017

Wayne Sleep in the Wild West helped make this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime a huge success. Jack and The Beanstalk, which featured a star cast headed by the renowned dancer and performer, proved popular with all ages.
61,200 people saw the show which generated a record-breaking £1,087,670 in ticket sales, an increase on last year’s previous record of £1,072,236.
The panto also won glowing praise from audiences and critics alike thanks to a strong cast starring opposite Wayne including panto stalwart Richard Gauntlett who wrote and directed the show as well as playing Dame Nigella Trottalot, comedy favourite Ben Langley as the always-energetic Silly Billy, Norwich’s own Harriet Bunton as Dolly the Fairy, popular West End performer David Burilin in the title role, and distinguished character actor David Gant as Sheriff Phil Hiccup with songstress Mira Ormala as Jolene.