Your daily guide to the Top 10s for Christmas: Things to do on Boxing Day

The brave run back out of the icy sea after taking the plunge for the Cromer Boxing Day dip. The brave run back out of the icy sea after taking the plunge for the Cromer Boxing Day dip.

Monday, December 23, 2013
6:00 AM

With the excitement of Christmas over, Lucy Wright finds out what is on offer in the region on Boxing Day.

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Shoppers in Lowestoft town centre, first weekend after the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. 

Picture: James BassShoppers in Lowestoft town centre, first weekend after the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. Picture: James Bass

Boxing Day Dip

Enjoy an icy adrenaline blast to shake off Christmas slumber and join hundreds of others and brave the waters of the North Sea.

Everyone is invited to join North Norfolk Beach Runners at Cromer Pier at 10am for an easy run along the beach to Overstrand and back along the cliff tops.

The dip will take place at 11am and this year’s chosen charity is Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham.Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham.

Larling tractor run

Now in its tenth year, the Larling Tractor Run sees more than 100 vintage tractors take to the quiet roads of south Norfolk for charity.

The convoy will leave the Angel Inn at 10am and the tractors will complete a 14-mile loop.

The event will help to raise money for the East Coast Truckers and Help for Heroes.

Bungay Cross country run

Burn off some turkey and finish the festive season feeling fitter by taking part in the Groggy Doggy Boxing Day Cross Country.

It will be held at 10.30am at Outney Common, Bungay and participants are welcome to wear fancy dress.

The route sees children aged between nine and 12 run 1.5 miles, those aged between 13 and 16 can run 2.1 miles and adults can run 4.2 miles.

Dogs are welcome to join in the race.

Visit the theatre

It’s panto season...oh yes it is! Cinderella will be taking to the stage at Norwich Theatre Royal at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

The all-star cast includes Shelia Ferguson as Fairy Godmother, Christopher Ryan as Baron Hardup, Matt Milburn as Prince Charming, and Richard Gauntlett as Buttons.

To book tickets, call 01603 630000

Take a walk on the wild side

Head Gardener Ian Guest will be taking people on a season tour of the grounds of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham.

The tour starts at 11am and dogs are welcome. There will be facilities for the visually impaired and mince pies and mulled wine will be served at the end.

Tickets cost £5.50 for adults, £5 for concessions, £3 for children and entry is free for members.

For further details see

Skate your way to a magical Christmas

Guarantee a magical Christmas and book tickets to the Castle Mall’s winter wonderland.

The ice rink in Castle Mall Gardens is open from 10am until 9pm on Boxing Day.

Admission is £8 for adults, £6 for children and £25 for a family of four.

Call 01603 898839 for more information.

Shop the sales

With their elbows at the ready, bargain hunters can make a beeline for the city centre to pick up some treats in the Boxing Day Sales.

Chapelfield will be open from 10am until 6pm and Castle Mall will welcome shoppers between 10am and 5pm.

Cheer on the Canaries

Norwich City will be at home to Fulham.

Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets can be booked by calling 0844 826 1902.

Ticket prices range from £43-£55 for adults, £13-£55 for Under-12s, £23-£55 for Under-17s and £33-£55 for 65+

Get creative in the kitchen

Make the most of the turkey and cook up a storm in the kitchen. Ensure food does not go to waste by creativing soups, stews and sandwiches from the leftovers.

For ideas and recipes, see


Give the gift of time this Christmas and befriend an older person. Age UK Norfolk is recruiting volunteers to spare as little as one hour a week talking to an older person in the community.

To get involved call 01603 787 111 or email


  • And yet another photo of Cromer .....yawn!!!

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    Monday, December 23, 2013

  • Saw some people on a beach and a pic of the water gardens, didn't see any photos of cromer Chunky993, shame its a smashing place.

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    gerry mitson

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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