More than 50 ideas for Norfolk and Suffolk days out featured in 2017 guide
PUBLISHED: 17:10 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 28 March 2017
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A menu of activities for a great day out in Norfolk or Suffolk has been launched by Norfolk and Suffolk Tourist Attractions (NSTA) to coincide with English Tourism Week.
NSTA unveiled their 2017 Great Days Out in Norfolk and Suffolk booklet at Castle Acre Priory and Framlingham Castle today.
It features 51 attractions across Norfolk and Suffolk and £260 of discount vouchers.
New members this year are the East Anglia Transport Museum, English Heritage (Norfolk and Suffolk) and Southwold Maize Maze.
And the region’s attractions continue to invest in new projects demonstrating significant confidence in the region’s tourism offer.
Examples of these include English Heritage embarking on a two-phase £1.2m visitor facilities improvement scheme at Framlingham Castle, including a new café and extended shop.
And English Whisky’s St George’s Distillery is developing a new restaurant and shop, which will open in the autumn, as will Dinosaur Adventure’s explorer-themed restaurant.
City Sightseeing Norwich is unveiling an upgraded DDA compliant bus, with easy wheelchair access in April. Banham Zoo will be opening its new £400,000 Californian sea lion enclosure later this summer and Amazona Zoo is opening Cromer Camping in July, the only campsite in the heart of Cromer.
On the events front, the legendary Tom Jones will be at Holkham Hall on July 23, Houghton Hall is hosting an exhibition by acclaimed British sculptor, Richard Long from April 30 and, once again, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the largest Christmas show in the country, returns on November 8.
Martin Dupée, NSTA Chairman said: “This is looking like a fantastic year for all of Norfolk and Suffolk’s attractions. It’s such good news to see both large and smaller attractions continuing to invest in new facilities and innovative events, improving the visitor experience and giving a boost to our £4.8 billion tourism economy in Norfolk and Suffolk.”
Some 400,000 booklets will be distributed across the six counties of the East of England and to Tourist Information Centres nationwide. It can be downloaded at www.norfolkandsuffolkattractions.co.uk