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Northern Ballet dancers in Casanova. Photo Guy Farrow 600x400


7 Things To Do This Week

This week there’s plenty to keep you entertained, with lots of opportunities to celebrate the lighter evenings and (hopefully) sunnier weather. Our top picks this week include boat trips, comedy, puppet shows, theatre and much more!

Image: Northern Ballet's Casanova - photo by Guy Farrow



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Image: Arthur Smith by Steve Ullathorne

Join Arthur Smith, a comedian and broadcaster who’s well-loved for his off-the-wall humour and alternative comedy, for an evening of laughter at OPEN Norwich. He’s appeared on countless BBC shows such as Q.I., Have I Got News For You, Grumpy Old Men and many more – tickets are available now for this evening of fun!

Thursday 30 March, 7.30pm, OPEN Norwich. Tickets £11 – £14 available online



This is no normal boat trip, oh no – Fairhaven invite you to join them for a boat trip around their private broad as the sun rises and the birds begin to sing. You’ll have a short introduction to the nature all around you, and hopefully the chance to see wildlife which you might miss at other times during the day! “The early bird…”, etc etc. Then finish the morning off with a spot of breakfast! 

Saturday 1 April, 6.30am, Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden. Booking essential - £10 adult, £5 child. Find out more.



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Image: The Pied Piper

See Norwich Puppet Theatre’s telling of the tale of the Pied Piper using a mix of puppetry, music and stories. It’s a one-person show which will be fun for all ages (3+ recommended) and the Puppet Theatre is such a great place to see a show, so we’d highly recommend booking a ticket!

Saturday 1 April, 11am, Norwich Puppet Theatre. Tickets £9 / £30 family of four.



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Image: Monday's Child

For more theatre, this time with more of an emotional feel, check out Monday’s Child at The Garage - a play about a little girl, an old woman, and the theme of memories. It’s fun, imaginative and looks like a touching story that all ages will enjoy.

Monday 3 April, 11am, The Garage. Tickets £5 - £15.



Eaton Park’s miniature railway, to be exact – it’s one of the park’s most popular attractions, and one you’ve probably not heard of! They’re opening it back up on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2 April until 8 October (though there’ll be no public rides on the last Sunday of each month) for visitors to ride on for the bargain price of £1 – you can’t say fairer than that for the chance to feel like a giant riding a train!

Sunday 2 April, 1 – 5pm, Eaton Park. £1 per person per ride. Find out more here.



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Norfolk’s Spring Fling returns to the Norfolk Showground, providing a great family day out! Expect plenty of activities, from animal feeding to tractor rides and lots of information about food and farming in the Norfolk countryside. Tickets even include a hog roast and drink!

Tuesday 4 April, 9.30am – 3.30pm, Norfolk Showground. Tickets £9.50 (kids under 2 years old go in free).



Northern Ballet dancers in Casanova. Photo Guy Farrow 600x400

Image: Northern Ballet's Casanova - photo by Guy Farrow

We’ve been eagerly anticipating this fantastic new ballet coming to the Theatre Royal, and on Tuesday it’s finally beginning! Find out more about the show here, and prepare yourselves for incredible costumes, music and dance, all combining to create a truly decadent show!

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm, Norwich Theatre Royal.




Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 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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