A-Z Events Guide: What’s on in Norfolk on Spooky Saturday

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

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

Stuck for what to do today in Norfolk? From ghosts on the coast to soup-er pumpkin carvings we've got you covered!


Barford & Wramplingham Village Hall, Chapel Street: Fireworks and Halloween event. Barbecue, bar, refreshments and lots for the children to do. Fancy dress optional, also best pumpkin competition, 5.30pm, £4, child free.

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Old Market, Old Market: Ghost walk. Be bold, come and enjoy a dark, ghostly walk in Beccles. Visit sites of foul deeds and haunted byways and come face to face with some of the town's ghostly characters! 7.30pm-9pm, £5, 01502 712504, www.beccleshelpinghands.co.uk.

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Roots - Reconnect With Nature, NR25 7EU: Roots Halloween Hoot 2, sold out. Subscribe to all Roots events via our Facebook page- www.facebook.com/rootsnorfolk.

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Bracon Ash & Hethel Village Hall & Social Club, The Street: Halloween Evening. An evening of games, music, bar, spooky nibbles, prize for the best fancy dress. Come along and have some fun with the family. Everyone welcome, 7pm-11pm, £5, child £1, family £10, 01508 578714.


Memorial Hall, Links Avenue: Norfolk Keep Fit Association Quiz and Chips Night. Please phone your order in advance (ASAP), 7.30pm, £9.50, member £7.50, bookings and more information available on 01502 713618.


Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Fakenham Road: Ghostly Gressenhall. Frightfully fun family party for all little witches and warlocks. Booking essential, 6pm-8pm, £6, concession £5, bookings and more information available on 01362 869251, www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk.

Gressenhall Reading Room, The Green: Beetley Ladies' Circle Chrismay Fayre. Stalls, tombola, raffle with good prizes, crafts, etc, 10am-noon, free, 01362 861165.


Village Hall, Heath Road: Hockering Coffee Morning. Family friendly coffee morning in aid of St Michael's Church Fabric Fund. Delicious homemade cakes and produce, bric-a-brac, raffle, tombola, fresh fruit and vegetables. Light refresh-ments, 10am-noon, free.


Holkham Hall, off the A149: Halloween at Holkham. There will be tricks and treats and plenty of fun for all the family. Dress for the occasion and be prepared for thrills galore as Holkham Hall and the Walled Gardens will be taken over with all things 'spooktacular', 10am-5pm, included in standard admission, 01328 713111, www.holkham.co.uk. Also Sunday.


Holt Hall, Kelling Road, NR25 6RT: The Real Halloween. A a magical day out for families which celebrates nature in autumn, with workshops and woodland activities for children, as well as enter-tainments, music, food and more. See website for further details, 11.30am-5.30pm, £10, child £8.50, bookings and more information available on 07554 701270, www.fairylandtrust.org. Also Sunday.


BeWILDerwood, Horning Road: The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade. Our most fabulous event of the year! The show starts at dusk. We suggest to arrive no earlier than midday to ensure you still have energy left for the parade! Daily to October 30, 10am-6pm, £15.50, child £13.50, 01692 633033, www.bewilderwood.co.uk.

King's Lynn St Nicholas Chapel, St Ann's Street: St Nicholas Chapel at Night. Visitors are invited to experience the chapel under the warm glow of the angel lights. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and hot drinks will be available to buy, 4pm-8pm, 01945 774471, www.visitchurches.org.uk.


Dinosaur Adventure Park: PrimEvil. Norfolk's biggest scare experience with five attractions. Unsuitable for under 12s and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking advised, 6pm-11pm, £21.95, bookings and more information available on www.primevil-scare.com.


Boston Lodge, Boston Road: Healing and Miracle Service. Charlie an Brynn Shamp, healing evangelists and revivalists from USA, 5.15pm, free, 01379 643 402, www.heartbeatministries.co.uk.


Adam and Eve, Bishopsgate: Norwich Ghost Walks with the Man in Black - Halloween Specials: Ghosts From Around The World. 15 stories of the paranormal from 15 countries. Booking essential, either at the pub or via website, 7.15pm and 9.30pm, £7, bookings and more information available on www.ghostwalksnorwich.co.uk.

Belvedere Community Centre, Belvoir Street, off Dereham Road: Bingo. Bar available. Tea, coffee, 8pm-10pm, member, £4, 01603 616894, www.thebelvedere.co.uk.Eaton Park Crazy Golf, South Park Avenue: Half-Term Crazy Golf Special. Just £3 per head! 10am-6pm, 07717 257536, www.eatonparkcrazygolf.co.uk.

Norwich Buddhist Centre, 14 Bank Street: Meditation. Free your mind. To take up meditation is to introduce a powerful force for change in your life. No need to book, 1.30pm-2.30pm, £4, concession £3, 01603 627034, www.norwichbud-dhistcentre.com.

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Bridewell Alley: Half-term - Now You See It. Family activities marking the centenary of opticians Dipple & Conway. Discover glasses from the past and see if you can spy all the spectacles hidden in the museum, 10am-4.30pm, £5.50, child £4.40, family tickets available, 01603 629127, www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk.

St Andrew's and Blackfriars Hall, St Andrew's Street: Norwich Beer Festival. 220+ real ales, 40+ real ciders and perries, 100+ bottled and draught continental beers, 11.30am-3pm £3, then 6pm-11pm, £6. Live music from The Harvs (lunchtime); Stone Cold Sober (rock, early evening);

The Vagaband (roots/rock/Americana, later evening). Advance purchase tickets available at a higher price, bookings and more information available on www.norwichcamra.org.uk.

St Mary's Church, Hutchinson Road, West Earlham: Craft afternoon. Come and decorate coasters and mugs, etc. Refreshments. Crafts for children (must be with adult), 2pm-4pm, 01603 506838.

The Forum: Norwich Science Festival. Exhibitions and talks. Model of the Large Hadron Collider. This weekend: Explosions, Gases and Earthquakes - make a mini volcano, test your breath for greenhouse gases and spend time with leafcutter ants as they grow antibiotics. See website for full programme, 10am-5pm, www.norwichsciencefes-tival.co.uk.

Norwich Pumpkin rescue. Learn how to cook with pumpkin. Try free pumpkin soup. Halloween face painting, 10am-5pm.

Wensum Community Centre and Social Club, Hotblack Road: Halloween Family Night with clowns Razz and Auntie Pearl. Children's fancy dress. Come along and have a great time, 7.30pm, free.


Clifton Way: Geology walk - Overstrand to Sidestrand. Join with Martin Warren to view the spectacular cliffs where coast erosion exposes the internal structure of the Cromer Ridge and incredible forces have been at work in the Ice Age. Let your imagination rip as Martin brings the geology to life! Phone to book, 1.30pm-4.15pm, £5, child £3, bookings and more information available on 01263 513992, www.northfolk.org.uk.


Village Hall, Norwich Road: Halloween Quiz Night. Bangers, beans and mash supper. Fancy dress if you dare! 7.30pm, £10, 01692 538245, www.skeyton.org.uk.

South Walsham

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road: Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week. Forage for an acorn in the woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using leaf soil, to grow your very own oak tree. Included in garden entry. Daily to October 30, 10am-5pm, £6.50, concession £5.90, child £3.75, 01603 270449, www.fairhaven-garden.co.uk.

Hedgehog Day with Hodmedod's Hedgehog Support. Drop-in family event. Learn how you can help hedgehogs this winter. Garden entry additional charge, 11am-3pm, 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.


The Museum of The Broads, Stalham Staithe: Family Halloween Trail. A fabulous family trail full of spookiness around our lovely museum. Lots of surprises along the way! Daily to October 30, 10am-4pm, £5, child £2.50 concession £4.50, under fives free, www.museumofthebroads.org.uk.


RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Road: Spooktacular Halloween Trail. Ghoulish family fun. Self-guided trail around the reserve. Discover the secrets of our more spooky wildlife! Trick or Treat prizes for the brave families that complete our challenges. See our website for more details. Daily to October 30, 10am-4pm, £3.50, concession £2.50, child £1.50, 01603 715191, www.rspb.org.uk/strumpshawfen.


Swaffham Methodist Church, London Street: Coffee morning. Homemade cakes and pastries, tea and coffee all sold to boost church funds. Lovely atmosphere, 9.30am-noon.

West acre off River Road, River Road: West Acre Annual Bonfire and Halloween Night. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fancy dress competition at 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Bar including mulled wine and local real ale. Barbecue, soup and raffle. Proceeds to hall funds and future events, 6.30pm-9pm, £4, child £1,

Happy Halloween!

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