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Father Christmas on the Bure Valley Railway.

Find some of the best things to do in our region this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

Fun on the ice rink in the Castle Mall gardens, next to Norwich Castle. Picture: Denise Bradley

It is time to get your skates on and buy tickets for this year’s coolest Christmas attraction.

Last year's Christmas tree festival at Aylsham Parish Church

A north Norfolk town is set to welcome the festive season as it stages a Christmas tree festival, craft market and grand lights switch-on.

Holt Christmas lights switch on, 2014. 

Our towns and villages will soon sparkle with Christmas lights. Here’s all you need to know about when and where the lights will be turned on over the coming weeks.

Santa's Grotto in the hazel dome bender tent at the Fire Pit Camp in Wendling

It might not feel like the ideal weather for camping but that doesn’t deter the Fire Pit Camp in Wendling from welcoming in winter.

Last dress rehearsal of this year's Christmas show at Thursford. Picture: Ian Burt

After months of rehearsals and military-style planning, the big day’s here.

Sundown on the North Sea, one of Rosalie Osborne Gibb's works on sale at the Thorpe Market Seasonal Spectacular. Picture: SUBMITTED

Shoppers looking for unusual, perhaps unique, Christmas presents and decorations will find a varied array of locally-produced art work on offer at a Seasonal Spectacular this weekend.

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Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the best places to see the skies light up and offers tips to make sure your celebrations are safe and go with a bang.

Fireworks at RAF Feltwell

Did you know that up until 1959, it was actually illegal not to celebrate Bonfire night in Britain?

A week of Halloween activities are taken place at Holkham Hall this half term - From left, Luke (10) and Ben (7) Preston. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Here’s our guide to four spooky treats not to miss this Halloween.

Spooky goings on at the Spooky City Hallowe'en lantern parade. The lantern parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Families are in for all treat and no trick as the finishing touches are put to this year’s Spooky City event in Norwich.

Staff at the Dinosaur Park prepare for the Primevil event. Photo: Bill Smith

As a veteran of Primevil – this was my sixth year – it’s always a thrill to initiate some new victims and this year I had two: my daughter’s boyfriend Ben and my other half, Richard.

Apple Day

Here’s our guide to five things happening in the region this weekend.

Staff at the Dinosaur Park prepare for the Primevil event. Photo: Bill Smith

It’s Shocktober time at Dinosaur Adventure as one of the region’s favourite family attractions transforms itself into the east of England’s biggest live scare attraction when the sun goes down. STACIA BRIGGS finds out why 10,000 people love to be scared witless at a Norfolk theme park every October

Apple Day

It’s always one of the highlights of autumn and has become a true Gressenhall tradition.

Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.

The GoGoDragons! make a final appearance. 

Here’s our quick guide to five things happening in Norfolk this weekend.

Richard Culley driving his 1929 Wallis 20-30 tractor coupled to a 1912 Massey Harris No. 5 binder with owner Graham Kirk at the controls. 


A rare harvesting combination was coupled up in a north Norfolk field ahead of an annual historic farming and charity day.

Cyclists will be getting in the saddle for the Norfolk Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride and walk taking place this weekend. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Find some of the best things to do in Norfolk this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

Staff at the Yorkshire site

Norwich is set to be well and truly jumping with proposals being unveiled for the city’s second trampoline park.

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