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5 things to do this week

There's plenty going on this week whether you're looking to try something new, keep the kids busy, be entertained without paying a penny, or plan the biggest day of your life!


Image: Enjoy the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad at Holkham Hall 


Pack your picnic and join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall. Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters will bring a heartwarming feel to your evening as you enjoy the performance in the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall. Wednesday 23rd August from 5.45pm. Book tickets in advance: Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) £43.



As the summer holidays roll on, you may be on the lookout for some free entertainment – this Sunday, 20th August, is the penultimate Summer Bandstand Concert. Great Yarmouth Brass Band will be playing in Eaton Park from 3pm, so you can enjoy rousing music whilst taking in the fresh air at one of the prettiest parks in the city. If you're looking for something to do beforehand, how about a round of crazy golf in the park?
The Bandstand Concerts will come to an end on Sunday 27th August with Norwich Accordion Band in Chapelfield Gardens.


If you want to do something a bit different, how about a distillery tour with the chance to sample some delicious whisky? The English Whisky Company at St George's Distillery is open for tours every day, running every hour, on the hour, from 10am until 4pm. Relax with a complimentary tea or coffee while you wait for the tour to begin and then a guide will take you up to the distilling floor to explain how whisky is made. You'll then get a chance to see the vast number of whisky casks in the warehouse, and to breathe in the amazing aroma caused by the Angels Share escaping. Finally, you'll end the tour with a taste of one or two wonderful malt whiskies. Tours cost £10 per adult and £4 for under 18s.



Keep the kids active with a nature-based trail in the beautiful gardens of St John's Cathedral. The trail is suitable for children aged 7-12 years and you can claim a free hot drink and cupcake prize for your child from the Garden Café after completing the Secret Garden Trail. The trail is £1 per child, open from 11am to 3pm until 1st September.



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When you're planning a wedding, one of the most exciting parts is going to the shows and talking non-stop about ideas for cakes, colours, favours, music and flowers! Barnham Broom is hosting an informal showcase for brides and grooms-to-be on Thursday 17th August from 6pm. Meet the wedding co-ordinator to discuss your plans, get some ideas and tips and enjoy complimentary refreshments and canapes while you find out about their special offers and wedding packages. Book your place by calling Emily on 01603 759393



Greater Anglia has Advance fares from £10 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Greater Anglia also serves Colchester, Ipswich and Diss on the Norwich line. Direct trains also run from Cambridge.

East Midlands Trains runs services from Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.

Flights into Norwich served from Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter, Aberdeen, Jersey*, Guernsey* and Amsterdam.


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