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Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

Norfolk’s beautiful landscape and heritage means it’s packed with romantic spots. We’ve picked eight of the best.

Make a wish this half term at Bewilderwood.

It can be hard to keep your children occupied during the half term break. Take a look at our guide of activities happening in Norfolk over the next week.

Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

Part of the Norwich Lanes. Photo: Simon Finlay

Journalist Jessica Long takes us through how she would spend her perfect weekend in Norwich.

The snowdrop walk at Walsingham Abbey. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Need an idea for activities this weekend? Take a look at our guide to some of the things taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Blickling Hall's Walled Garden.

A stately home is set to open its garden as part of national scheme raising funds for charity.

Enjoy a day of bird watching at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Need ideas this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the activities taking place in Norfolk on Saturday and Sunday.

Parents enjoying 'Baby Disco' with their toddlers in the Open venue, Norwich. Photo ; Steve Adams

It was a case of shake, rattle and roll as little tots and their parents had a great time enjoying some disco fun.

Chestnut Farm, West Beckham

Four Norfolk gardens are set to take part in the first ever Snowdrop Festival organised by The National Gardens Scheme.

There is a 2km Park Walk at Catton Park on Saturday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Take a look at our guide to some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

English World Bowls pairs qualification match between Sam Tolchard and Louis Ridout (green) and brothers Edward and Robert Elmore.  Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton. The competition continues this weekend. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Take a look at our guide to some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Tour de Broads cycling event.  Picture: James Bass

A new 100-mile route and relay course have been announced for this year’s Tour de Broads as organisers release details of the fourth annual ride-out this summer.

Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival ends with a charity auction of this year's decorated ships' wheels, on the forecourt of the pier with the proceeds going to charity. Pictured is the Cromer Carnival wheel. 


A host of shows and events are set to help draw thousands of people to north Norfolk this year with a year-long programme of entertainment for all ages.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. You can meet Father Christmas at Holkham Hall this weekend. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Looking for something to do in Norfolk this weekend? Here’s our pick of festive-themed events.

A scene from the Cromer Christmas Show 2015. Picture: AL PULFORD

Here’s our pick of family shows in East Anglia this Christmas which offer festive spirit without the panto clichés.

The Mid Norfolk Railway started their Santa Specials at the weekend, on the Lapland Express. Pictured are Debbie Doughnut (Debbie Mallett) and Bubbly Bingo (Malcolm Allett). Picture: Ian Burt

It’s a magical time of year, particularly for children, and on the Mid Norfolk Railway a ride on a heritage train to visit Santa in his grotto is a pretty special way to get into the festive spirit.

Scenes from Fakenham Christmas Lights switch on 2015. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It’s the gateway to north Norfolk, known by the Anglo-Saxons as ‘a fair place on the River Wensum’ and for many children, the chocolate capital.

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