Friday, 12 October 2012

What's On in the Norfolk Broads - October Half Term

If you are thinking of visiting the Norfolk Broads area during the October Half Term, check out our guide to 'What's On'.

For information on our self catering accommodation, please visit our website or call 01493 367800 to check availability.

Saturday 20th October  1.00pm - 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Sunday 21st October  2.30pm - 5.30pm
Barton House Railway - The Barton House Railway (BHR) re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Wednesday 24th October   1.00pm - 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Friday 26th October
Hard Rain playing at the Dog Inn, Ludham  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Saturday 27th October - Saturday 3rd November
Big Draw Week @ Museum of the Broads in Stalham. Take part by drawing a favourite object (big or small, from a boat to a bird!) from the Museum's collection of amazing exhibits. Enter your drawing in a free competition to win a prize at the end of the week. Different ages from toddler to adult. Come along and have a go it costs nothing!

Saturday 27th October - Sunday 4th November
Snagglefang's Spooky Spectacular @ BeWILDerwood, Horning.  Lantern making, mask decorating and parades - see the website for full details of the freaky goings on.

Saturday 27th October - Sunday 4th November
Spooky Seafarers Half Term Fun  Treasure trail and colouring crafts:  Weekdays 10.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1.30pm-3.30pm.  Wednesday 31st October, 10.30am-3.30pm - Halloween Special with face-painting, crafts and treasure trail.   For further details of special events, please call the museum on 01493 850698

Saturday 27th October
Hard Rain playing at the Maltsters P.H, Ranworth  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Sunday 28th October
Otter Spotting Canoe Trail  Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail - Honing Lock to Barton Broad.  You can paddle down miles of quiet, undistrubed tributaries and streams never seeing another soul but with a chance of seeing some of the broads best kept secrets - the Kingfishers, Bitterns and even the elusive otter. These secretive and wonderful creatures of the Broads National Park may, very occasionally, be seen from your broads cruiser are far more frequently spotted from a canoe.  See website for full details.

Sunday 28th October
Go Green for Halloween - Wildlife Watch  With Halloween approaching come along to NWT Hickling Broad and work with expert natural artist, Tim Willey to create a marvellous green man mask. Look out for wildlife as you collect materials before creating your own work of art to scare people with on Halloween.  See website for full details.

Tuesday 30th October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Tuesday 30th October
Creatures of the Night @ NWT Ranworth Broad  Back by popular demand another chance to brave Ranworth after dark. We will be looking for nocturnal wildlife on a nature trail, bat detecting and finding out what owls eat for dinner. Wrap up warm as we will need to brave the cold before heading to the floating centre for a hot chocolate.
Venue: Meet at the Broads Wildlife Centre, NWT Ranworth Broad.  Full details on website

Tuesday 30th October
Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Races - Season Finale  This is your last chance to enjoy a race meeting at Great Yarmouth during 2012 so don't miss out.  First race at 1.10pm - last race 4.10pm  full details on website.


Wednesday 31st October
Halloween Spooky Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.  Join us for the spookiest Halloween party around. Scare yourself silly on the trail round our haunted garden. Live music. Thundermental fire artists. Werewolf on stilts. Children's entertainers. Hot food. Don't miss the frighteningly, fearful, firework finale at 7.50pm!  Full details on website.

Friday 2nd November
Bird Day at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden.  Prepare your garden for birds this winter with make your own bird feeders and bird boxes.  Free drop in activity. (normal garden fees apply!)

All information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.