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What to Do in Norfolk over the Christmas Break!

Wondering what to do in Norfolk over the Christmas break? Whilst the county is a hub of activity during the summer months, the Christmas holidays are equally as, if not more, bustling. From ice skating to visiting Santa in his grotto, there’s plenty for everyone to do! Here are our top tips and suggestions.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink at Great Yarmouth Market Square*

Opened on the 24th November 2017, the Ice Rink in Great Yarmouth Market Place is a fantastic thing to do with friends and family over the Christmas break! Open until 19th December 2017 on Saturdays from 10:00 – 20:00, and Sundays 10:00 – 17:00 with various opening times throughout the week. From 20th December 2017, the ice rink will open Monday until Saturday, 10:00 – 20:00, and Sundays 10:00 – 17:00. Last admission is usually an hour before closing! Why not get your skates on and enjoy some festive fun?

Santa’s Grotto at Great Yarmouth Market Square*

Why not pay Santa a visit this Christmas in his grotto, just outside of Market Gates on the Market Square? Open every day at 11:00 from 20th December 2017 until 23rd December 2017 until 4pm, with an extra session between 17:00 and 19:00 on the 20th December 2017, Santa will be in his grotto to meet everyone and give them a gift!

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show*

Celebrating 17 years of the Christmas Spectacular, enjoy this fantastic Christmas show full of fun, thrills and excitement between 9th December 2017 and 7th January 2018! The whole family will be amazed by the range of international artists on show, from the Globe of Death with motorbike riders from Brazil, alongside dancers, swimmers, acrobats and more!

From Field to Feast at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery*

Why not get stuck into history with the kids this Christmas? Make a medieval festive feast at Norwich castle and find out where festive food came from in times gone past! Track wild game, farm the feudal strip and create an invitation to your winter celebration! The kids will love this window into Christmas of the past!

Hibern8 at Pensthorpe Natural Park*

Pensthorpe Natural Park are hosting their Hibern8 event this Christmas to give families the chance to discover the winter tales of their wildlife when they hibernate for the winter period! With craft making and a winter trail to keep everyone busy and very warm, the trail will allow visitors to discover more about their native animals who take a long winter’s sleep, including how they do it and where they curl up to sleep!

Santa Specials at North Norfolk Railway*

In the run up to Christmas, the North Norfolk Railway runs Santa Specials departing from Sheringham to the magical destination of Santaland, taking passengers through lots of beautiful Norfolk countryside. At Santaland, the adults will be served sherry and mince pies and the little ones will get a soft drink and a chocolate treat, as well as getting to meet Santa and get a present!

Christmas Fun with Santa on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns*

Meet Santa and his elves at Wroxham Barns this Christmas for 1 ½ hours of games, singing and festive crafts! Enjoy Santa’s Magic Show, as well as a gift for the kids too! Meet the animals and Santa at Wroxham Barns’ Junior Farm – it’s sure to be plenty of fun!

*Charges apply. Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information.