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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 21/10/2016

21 October 2016

Halloween at Holkham 3

Each Friday afternoon (around 4.15pm) we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

If you heard us on there this week then have a read to remind yourselves of what we talked about (and don’t forget to tune in to Future Radio at 4.15pm each Friday to stay up to date!) 

Image: Halloween fun at Holkham Hall

Here are Mel's picks:

So next week is half–term and there are plenty of great things going on – as usual!.

The 39th Norwich Beer Festival, organised by the Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), will be held at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls from Monday 24th to 29th October 2016.

Norwich Science Festival continues until 30 October - some fantastic events as part of the festival!

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden have some mushroom-themed events starting tomorrow - learn how to identify your death caps from your deceivers with expert Dr Tony Leech on a foray into their woodland garden. Tickets are £6.50 per adult and £3.75 per child. They also have Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week until Sunday 30th October - forage for an acorn in the woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree! This event is included in garden entry and there's no need to book.

Norwich Puppet Theatre is showing Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom tomorrow; it's an enchanting show that promises plenty of body, volume and loads of highlights! 11am and 11.50am. There’s also lots going on during half term with puppet workshops for all the family.

Norwich Walking tours begin 22 October until 30 October called a Vile and Horrible History of Norwich. Tours for families start at 4pm and adults only at 6pm. Pre-booking is essential so look on our website for details or speak to Norwich TIC. Tickets are £5. The Man in Black also does great tours.

This weekend, Halloween begins – in fact already started at BeWILDerwood with their Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade until Sunday 30th October. It’s their most famously fabulous event of the year, an illuminated treat for everyone. Spend the day exploring their Halloween woodland decorations and listening to the special edition Bewilderbats storytelling. Then wind your way through the woods to build and decorate a truly special lantern of your very own. That’s one each for the whole family. (Dads always make the biggest, most falling apart ones!). Prices between £9 and £15.50.

Pleasurewood Chills stars tomorrow and continues until Sunday 30th October - spooky fun for all the family and not just the 35 rides, shows and attractions to enjoy but plenty of free Halloween activities and attractions. Find out more.

Also from tomorrow Dinosaur Adventure has great Halloween Days for all the family until 30th October with lots of fun activities.

Bewitched at Norwich Castle starts on Monday, so slink into the castle this half term for their bewitching Halloween activities: make a bat or cat mask to take home, follow the spooky clues around the castle on a Halloween trail, mix up your own magic spell, or join a friendly witch in our Witches School for Cats (all these Halloween activities are free with castle entry).

Halloween at Holkham starts its activities from 27 - 30 October. They’ll be creepy crawlies and slithery reptiles will make your skin crawl this Halloween! Get creative with the Kiddy Cook team in the old kitchen – decorate your spooky cup cake with bats and bugs to make it terrifyingly tasty? Sneak around the hall and test your knowledge with our ‘haunted hall’ quiz and keep your eyes peeled looking out for silly gourds, while discovering some bewildering batty factoids along the way plus much, much more! Tickets: Adult £15.00, Child £7.50, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £41.00.

Halloween is fast approaching with eerie things going on at intu Chapelfield this October half-term. So scare away the holiday boredom with four days of fang-tastic, free-ky Kids’ Club activities from Wednesday 26 until Saturday 29 October, and intu Chapelfield’s first ever Big Trick or Treat on Sunday 30 October.

To mark its centenary year, Norfolk opticians Dipple & Conway has teamed up with the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell to launch a new historical exhibition, revealing a fascinating insight into the changing world of optometry, plus its ‘Now You See It’ half-term activities: Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th October. Tickets to the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (which include entry to half term activities) are Adults: £5.50, Children: £4.40 plus prices for families (see their listing for further details).

Tune in to Future Radio next week, same time, for more great things to do, and check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk.