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25/07/18

5 things to do this week!

We're celebrating the very best of Norfolk this week - for free!

Image: Pensthorpe Natural Park

Norfolk Day!
Friday 27th July; everywhere

We've been waiting patiently since it was announced in February, and now it's finally here! The first ever Norfolk Day is massive, with over 200 events organised across this beautiful county, designed to get locals to experience what's right on their doorstep. We've written a blog post on what's going on here, but our top picks include the Triorca Orchestra at OPEN, free entry to Holkham Hall  and a family fun day in the grounds of Woodforde's brewery (which includes free brewery tours and tastings for grown ups). You’re spoilt for choice!

Triorca Orchestra
Triorca Orchestra

Pensthorpe Natural Park’s ‘Summer Days’ 
Until 5 September 2018

Inspired by the heady, rose-tinted memories made outside with friends and family in summertime, the event promises a return to the old-fashioned values of traditional outdoor play. Den building, summer craft activities and the brand new Hootz and Friends Discovery Trail will weave visitors through the 700 acres of woodlands, wetlands and gardens of the reserve. 

FREE included with entry.

The beautiful Pensthorpe Natural Park
The beautiful Pensthorpe Natural Park

Norwich Pride
All day

Norwich Pride is a celebration of the LGBT+ community for everyone. This year is the 10 year anniversary of celebrations in Norwich, so it's gonna be a big 'un. Norwich Pride is a grass-roots, do-it-yourself celebration organised by a collective of friendly, creative and enthusiastic volunteers. 

The Parade will start at 1pm and will go from outside City Hall to Chapelfield Gardens, with the main stage show starting at 2pm in Chapelfield Gardens. What’s on? Mr Dod’s power hoop (10am) and laughter yoga classes (11am); Print to the People - print your own pride T-shirt all day; craft activities at Stage 2, Norwich Theatre Royal. For more information read our blog post!

Free

Norwich Pride
Norwich Pride

Massive party at the Last Pub Standing!
Saturday 28th July, 12pm - 8pm

‘Standing Proud’ is a celebration of three important events that The Last Pub Standing are very proud to be part of: the completion of the last phase of their refurbishment which includes a glorious courtyard sanctuary), Pride Norwich, and Norfolk Day.  The party features an all-day DJ set, ghost tour, street food BBQ & outside bar, beer, cocktail & patisserie samples, live music and a Charity Raffle! It's going to be amazing. 

Free entry - First 25 through the door get a free G&T!

Last Pub Standing
Last Pub Standing

It's still National Parks Week!
Special events on the Norfolk Broads - 29th July

Round off National Parks Week with Picnic in the Park 2018, in the Broads National Park on 29 July. Whitlingham Country Park plays host to this family event with great music, food, family activities, displays, crafts, trails, boat trips, canoeing, and more! Bring a picnic and enjoy a day with the family in the idyllic park, known as the “Gateway to the Broads”. Meet at Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich.

Free - 11am - 4pm

Whitlingham Outdoor Centre
Whitlingham Outdoor Centre

COMING TO VISIT?

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 and Amsterdam, and seasonally from Guernsey and Jersey.

To plan a trip to Norwich check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk