Here's a look at what's on this week around the county.
JAZZ BAND ON THE BROADS
Get your weekend started early with a party on the Broads. Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band will be playing an evening of jazz on-board the Broads Tours river cruise on Thursday 31st August. There's a licenced bar on-board and you can dance along to the music while you take in the beauty of an evening in the Broads National Park. Booking is essential as places are limited, tickets are £15, call 01603 782207 to book. Boarding is at 7.15pm and you will return to Wroxham at 10pm.
NORTH NORFOLK FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL
This weekend, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, is your chance to sample some of the finest food and drink in the county at the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival in Holkham Park. This festival is a celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in north Norfolk. With North Norfolk's finest food and drink producers attending, you'll find everything from loin of venison to real ale with plenty of tastings and samples to tempt your taste buds. Entry is free and the event runs from 10am to 4pm on both days. There is a £3 charge for the car park
CASTLE WRITERS CREATIVE WRITING GROUP
Would you like to build on your creative writing skills? Take inspiration from the wonderful collections at Norwich Castle and create your own story at this new monthly writing group. Local author, Amanda Addison will lead classes for anyone interested in writing. The first class is Saturday 2nd September from 1.30pm to 4pm. Adult £8, Conc £7.50, Museums Pass £7. Booking is essential, call the Castle Museum on 01603 493625.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
Don't miss the chance to see behind the scenes of some of the county's best loved heritage sites during Heritage Open Days - Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September. There are church tower tours, open gardens, history walks and talks, family activities, vintage days and more. Take a look at our blog post to see some HODs highlights. Some events need to be booked in advance but many are drop-in. For the full programme,visit the website or pick up the guide inside The Forum.
NELSON AND NORFOLK AT NORWICH CASTLE
Have you seen the Nelson exhibition at Norwich Castle yet? Many visitors have been returning several times because there's so much to see and learn about our local naval hero. This major exhibition brings together some of the most extraordinary objects connected to Admiral Lord Nelson, reflecting his naval victories, his relationships and his affection for his native county of Norfolk. The exhibition is on now and running until Sunday 1st October. Read about some of the artefacts in our Norfolk and Nelson blog post.
COMING TO VISIT?
Greater Anglia have 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.
To plan a trip to Norwich check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk