10 things to do when Norwich City aren’t playing during the international break

Carrow Road will be empty this weekend during the international break. Picture: Mike Page

Carrow Road will be empty this weekend during the international break. Picture: Mike Page - Credit: Mike Page

With the Championship side not playing this week due to the international break, many football fans will be stuck with how to spend this weekend. From hockey to Holkham Beach, here are 10 boredom busters to see you through.

1. Hockey

The season is drawing to a close for some of our teams. Harleston Magpies play their final match of the Women's Hockey East Conference where they host St Albans at 2pm.

2. Local football

There's a host of local football fixtures kicking of at 3pm, with King's Lynn Town, Lowestoft, Wroxham and Dereham all playing home games.

3. Rugby

Holt and Diss have home matches in London & SE Two North East, both at 3pm. Holt welcomes Cantabrigian to Bridge Road, and league leaders Diss host struggling Campion at Mackenders.

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4. Antiques

Head down to The Forum in Norwich until 4pm today for the Antiques and Vintage Fair, and see if you can find any hidden treasures.

5. Walks

Swap the crowds at Carrow Road for the sound of silence and take a walk in the countryside. The flowers at Sheringham Park on the north-Norfolk coast are just coming into bloom, and there is a large picnic area if you want to make a day of it.

6. Motorbikes

The Norfolk Goldwings Annual Light Parade is taking place at Hunstanton today. The motorcycles will parade on the green until 4pm, and then at 7pm will tour through the town which will be decked in lights. Plus, it's all in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

7. Greyhound racing

Head down to the Yarmouth stadium at 7.30pm tonight where there will be 11-14 races to watch from the grandstand, and take the whole family as children under 16 go free.

8. Lunch

Take a break from your normal match day pie, and take a walk into the Norwich lanes and explore the independent eateries. Make sure to try new fried chicken restaurant Woolf & Bird that opened this week on Exchange Street.

8. Music

Head down to The Brickmakers in Norwich from 8pm tonight for 80's tribute band Pout @ The Devil who will be playing a whole host of rock covers, including Guns N' Roses, Van Halen and Bon Jovi.

10. Beach

Take a trip to the coast and visit Holkham Beach and nature reserve, with over four miles of unspoilt sand. Plus, don't forget to go for a spot of lunch at The Victoria Inn, with fresh, local ingredients from the estate and fish sourced from the north-Norfolk coast.

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