Autumn in north Norfolk

what's on in north norfolk this october 2017 half term

There’s plenty of family-fun in north Norfolk during half term including a few spooky goings-on! Find out what’s on this October.


The Deep - Junior Nekton Academy at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
(14-29 October). 

The Deep experience will see Hunstanton Sea Life Centre host a series of themed interactive explorer zones, each with unique, exciting puzzles to help youngsters explore life under the sea. Adventurers who successfully solve the puzzles in each zone will earn themselves the honorary title of ‘Junior Nekton’ and win a special prize. During the event CBBC’s most daring family of sea-faring heroes Antaeus, Fontaine, Will, Kaiko and of course, their pet fish Jeffrey, will be inviting Sea Life visitors to join them in their unquenchable quest to solve the mysteries of The Deep.
Hunstanton Sealife Centre
Deer Safari at Holkham Hall (20-24 October).
An exciting opportunity for families to explore the park on a fun-filled tour where there will be a chance to see the amazing deer herd up close and learn all about their lives in Holkham Park.
Deer at Holkham Park
Half-Term Halloween I-Spy at Wells and Walsingham Light Railway (20-29 October).
All aboard the Spooky Express! Half-term Halloween fun I-Spy - spot the potion ingredients as you travel along but watch out for the witches!
Wells & Walsingham Railway
Halloween on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns (20-29 October).
Join in with the fun Halloween activities at the Junior Farm! Follow the spider trail to win a small prize. Free face painting 10.45, 12.45, 2.15 and 3.45 plus spooky arts and crafts and appearances by Barny and Bella.
Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns
Trick or Tweet at Pensthorpe Natural Park (20-29 October).
Tiptoe your way to Pensthorpe (avoiding the pumpkins and grave stones) for a spooktacular day of all things creepy, shivery and mysterious! There'll be spooky craft making and a creepy crawly trail to get you in the mood for a really exciting Halloween! Don't worry, there's nothing too scary, so it's suitable for all ages.
Halloween at Pensthorpe
Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at BeWILDerwood. (14-29 October).
Have the best day exploring the magical woodland, meeting the BeWILDerbats and seeing the spooky decorations in the park. But make sure you stay for dusk, that’s when the real fun begins! Take your beautifully crafted lantern and see BeWILDerwood in a magical light extravaganza!
Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at Bewilderwood
All Aboard for the Broads! (20-29 October).
Explore the Broads National Park by joining Broads Tours for a Boat trip this October half term. The skipper will give a live commentary explaining the origins of the Broads, whilst pointing out the fabulous wildlife and other points of interest. Children are welcome. Free of Charge, maximum of two per fare paying adult. Booking not essential.
Broads National Park

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival (1–31 October).
The annual festival sees lots of family-fun events – see the what’s on listings for more details. On 22 October, join in the Marsh Magic at Blakeney Village Hall. This 7.5 mile walk (more suitable for older children), between Blakeney and Wells (with a lift back on arranged transport), will feature a guided route pointing out the magic of the wildlife along the way.
On 24 October, enjoy a fungi walk at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, led by Jon Tyler to discover the differing fungi growing in the woodland, woodland rides and heathland of Kelling Heath.


Fungi Foray
Halloween at Holkham (26-29 October).
There will be tricks and treats, adventures and plenty of fun for all the family. Dress for the occasion and be prepared for thrills galore as Holkham Hall, the Field to Fork Experience and Walled Gardens will be taken over with all things ‘spooktacular’ this Halloween!
Halloween at Holkham

North Norfolk Railway Little Horrors at Halloween (21-29 October).
Weybourne Station becomes the home to ghosts and ghouls galore for this child-friendly spooky Halloween attraction. Complete a special Halloween quiz and escape the witches and wizards of Weybourne spell free. Search Wicked Weybourne station and gardens to start collecting those vital clues. Then it’s all aboard the ghost train where the phantom carriages will have you clutching for your teddy bears as each compartment will reveal a scene of Halloween spookiness.

Halloween on the Poppy Line