Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend

Need something to keep you entertained this weekend? Here are just some of the events going on around Norfolk this weekend to keep the family busy.

Halloween might be offically over but there is never a bad time to head out to the cinema to watch a spooky film. Frankenweenie (PG) is another creation by well-known director Tim Burton. At the very start of this stop-motion animation, Tim Burton gets to turn the iconic Disneyland castle that opens their every movie into a dark gothic mansion. This must have been a moment of sweet revenge. Here, without Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter or much expectation of commercial success, he is himself again. It is a film to remind you why you once loved this film-maker in the first place.

Over the weekend there is a huge selection of organised firework displays happening across Norfolk. If you have not yet made up your mind about which one to attend we have produced an interactive map to help.

If classic rock is more your cup of tea, legendary tribute band Mentallica will be playing this weekend. From the Explosive opening 'Ecstasy of Gold' through to the epic finale this band goes all out to reproduce the pure energy that was Metallica of the late 80's and early 90's. The growling vocals, the manic prowling power of the bass, thunderous high speed drums and screaming guitar solos, Mentallica deliver what they promise. . . The Metallica Experience. Mentallica are playing at the Brickermakers, Call the UEA Box Office for availability: 01603 508050.

With the holidays just round the corner now is the time to start getting those festive plans underway. Tickets for the popular Santa Specials steam train rides are already on-sale at both railways with some journeys already fully booked. North Norfolk Railway's Poppy Line will be runnign Santa Specials services from December 1 until Christmas Eve. Stream trains will be hauling carriages festooned with decorations and packed with excited families from Sheringham Statiion direct to Santa's grotto. Children will receive a complimentary soft drink and chocolate treat onboard, whilst the grown-ups will be treated to a glass of sherry and a mince pie. There will also be a children's entertainer and a licensed buffet car.

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Tickets cost between �13.50 and �16, incudign reserved seats on the train and a gift for every child.

To book, call North Norfolk Railway on 01263 820 800 or Bure Valley Railway on 01263 733858.

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