For many, Christmas is as good a time as any to explore somewhere new, or revisit an old favourite… so whether you’ve visited Norwich countless times before or never stepped foot here, book a festive break in the run up to Christmas and we can promise you won’t be disappointed!
With that in mind we’ve compiled our favourite ‘Christmas breaks’ in Norwich; after all it is November now, so it’s a perfectly acceptable time to start planning!
Image: Potters Festive Weekenders
Image: Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Take a bit of time out of the craziness in December and enjoy a relaxing spa break at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Their spa break deal has a range of options including a ‘Lazy Getaway’ or a ‘Detox Break’ and includes accommodation, a spa treatment and use of the hotel’s leisure facilities.
This offer is valid seven days a week until 22 December and prices start from £240 per room per night. For more information click here.
Image: The Old Rectory
Another great combination of shopping and relaxation awaits you at The Old Rectory, as part of this ideal package: two nights or more Bed & (freshly cooked English) Breakfast with a seasonal three course 2 AA Rosette dinner (made with locally sourced ingredients) each evening plus afternoon tea and scones on arrival. With all this you’ll be fully energised to take on as many days of Christmas shopping as you need – and The Old Rectory’s location in Thorpe St Andrew means it’s not too far from the city centre but can still offer free onsite parking for guests!
This offer starts from £170 per room per night (minimum two nights) based on two people sharing. Available Tuesday - Saturday inclusive, 1st November - 22nd December. More information here.
Image: relaxing hot stone massage at Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa
This is the great opportunity to combine a luxury break at this lovely leisure hotel (with spa and golf facilities available too) with a spot of Christmas shopping! Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa has created the ultimate shopping break offer which includes a two night stay, full English breakfast on both mornings to set you up for the day (you’ll need your energy for all that shopping, after all!) and a two-course meal in the Brasserie restaurant each evening. Plus enjoy a 30 minute spa treatment per person. To top it all off, you can also make use of their amazing The Edge Health & Fitness Club whilst you’re there – and all this from only £139 per person sharing!
For more information visit their website.
Image: celebrate Advent and The Movable Feast with The Maids Head Hotel and Norwich Cathedral
This Christmas break is a great way to get into the festive mood and enjoy some wonderful entertainment! There are two or three night breaks available, depending on your preference, and they include accommodation at The Maids Head Hotel with breakfast each morning as well as a tour of the beautiful Norwich Cathedral, a place at the city’s fantastic Advent Movable Feast and the chance to hear some wonderful stories about Norwich on the Saturday. On Sunday evening you’ll be able to attend The Advent Procession in the Cathedral; a great way to round off this truly festive weekend.
25 November: 2 night stay from £320 per room or 3 night stay from £390 per room (based on two adults sharing). For more details click here.
If you can’t make it this weekend, the Maids Head Hotel also offer a Seasonal Bed & Breakfast offer where guests can enjoy a stay at the hotel with a full English breakfast from just £99 per room, per night, based on two people sharing. This is such a great offer, and the hotel’s central location make it a perfect base for exploring the city! More details here.
Image: Potters Festive Weekenders
This luxury holiday resort offers the perfect package of accommodation, entertainment, food and relaxation. This Christmas there’s a Potters break for every age and taste – and some of them cater for the whole family, making it an ideal festive getaway!
Potters Family Festive Weekender (Friday 2 December, two nights) includes accommodation, not three but four meals per full day, live evening and late night entertainment, activities and use of the sports and leisure facilities. Prices start from £239 for adults, £179 for 9-15 year olds, £139 for 2-8 year olds and under 2’s stay for free.
The Potters Festive One Night Break (Sunday 4 or Sunday 11 December, one night) is an ideal adults-only short break and includes comfortable accommodation, a five-course dinner with wine, live evening and late night entertainment, a midnight dish, breakfast the next morning, activities and use of the sports and leisure facilities.
Their Drinks Inclusive Christmas Ball is bound to be a winner for anyone who wants to celebrate Christmas a little early (Sunday 18 December, one night). Offering one night’s accommodation, a five course dinner with selected wines, live evening and late night entertainment, a midnight dish, breakfast the next morning, activities and use of the sports and leisure facilities, all from just £119 per adult, this is a great option for anyone who fancies good food, dancing and not very far to crawl into bed afterwards!
Image: celebrate Twixmas at Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa
Celebrate that period in between Christmas and New Year, where you still feel festive but you know Christmas is over, with something to look forward to – a Twixmas Break at Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa. Available between 27th December and 30th December 2016 (inclusive), you can enjoy a two night stay, afternoon tea on day of arrival, full English breakfast on both mornings, one 30 minute massage per person, a two course dinner in the Brasserie restaurant on the second night AND use of their The Edge Health & Fitness Club - all from just £139 per person! More details here.
For the finer details on Christmas in Norwich visit our dedicated Christmas section on VisitNorwich.co.uk. There's info on where to stay, eat, shop and explore as well as lots of additional information - it's all here!
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