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All Christmas Events

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Little Groovers returns for a Christmas bumper special!

Join Laura at either 9.30am, 10.45am or 1.15pm for 45 minutes of moving, grooving, bubbles and festive fun! Think Frozen, Baby Shark, Disney and more.

Suitable for confident walkers to 5-years-old.

Plenty of parking and a super park on site, too!



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Fountain of Life Church, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 7BT

Wander through the atmospheric village streets and enjoy the sights, aromas and flavours of ancient Bethlehem. Then, come inside for our brand new family-friendly festive musical “The Storyteller”.

We’ve recreated an ancient nativity village, bustling with activity – in the Norfolk countryside! They’ll be live animals, kids competition, bread-making, taster stalls, kids craft activities, selfie-booth, fire pits, mulled wine and mince pies, games, music and traditional dancing, and lots more…

Then, come inside to join our fabulous cast for the band new festive musical, “The Storyteller.” A man has a gift… His gift is telling stories… Enchanting tales of life… About being lost and being found… About loss and love and everything in between, about the paths we choose…
Everyone has a story!

Matinee Performance | 4pm
Evening Performance | 7pm

Nativity Village Open | 4:30 – 7pm


Free Parking
Wheelchair accessible

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Blickling Estate 
28 November – 18 December 2022 | 4pm – 8pm*

(*Last entry slot 6.15-6.30pm)


Enjoy the colours, smells and sounds of Christmas at Blickling. Begin your evening visit through the magically lit walled garden, before discovering the Parterre and Orangery gardens illuminated with colour and light. Head towards the Temple for warming mulled wine, spiced apple juice, mince pies and gingerbread, or enjoy something more substantial from the outdoor food offers on the front drive.

Everyone (including National Trust members) will need to book tickets in advance for our evening Christmas event.

Members and non-members: Adult £14 | Child (5-17, under 5s free*) £10 | Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £42 | Family ticket (1 adult and up to 3 children) £30

*Children under five are free and do not require a ticket.

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14 Chapel Field N, Norwich NR2 1NY

Christmas 2023

The Garage Norwich has a ho-ho-whole lot of fun for families this Christmas. Ever wondered what happened to Pinocchio after he became a real boy? The Chapel Field North venue has reteamed with All-In Productions to reveal all in A Pinocchio Adventure from 14-24 December.

Disappointed with human life, Pinocchio gets in a series of scrapes as he toys with becoming a puppet again. It’s a magical musical adventure for ages 5-8 who may be too old for the fan favourite My First shows but not ready for a full-blown theatre trip. You woodn’t want to miss it. For ages 0-4 The Garage and All-In stage My First: The Night Before Christmas from 28 November to 31 December.

Can you help Lucy get ready for her Christmas celebration? There are the games to sort, presents to put under the tree, and musical instruments to pick up. Then there’s the unexpected guest who’s dropped in covered in chimney soot and his reindeer to race after. Sing, dance, and play in this interactive show – a great way to help a child’s development in those crucial early years of learning. It’s a fantastic, stress-free way to enjoy an hour with your grown-ups too.

01603 283382

Christmas 2022

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Can you help explorer Lucy find the lost world of the snow globe?

Battle blizzards, sling snowballs, and dance with a yeti in this immersive journey into magic that’ll melt the frostiest snowman’s heart.

My First: Into The Snow Globe is an original interactive story from The Garage and All-In Productions for ages 0-5. Staged in their new sensory play space, you’ll be transported to another world of winter wonder.

Catch it at The Garage Norwich 15-31 December 2022.

They’re also teaming up for Operation: Save Santa at The Garage 9 December 2022-8 January 2023.

Ho-ho-NO! Santa’s in peril and only naughty and nice twins Seb and Flick can rescue him and Christmas for the world’s boys and girls.

Travel the world in 60mins in this feelgood family adventure full of thrills, fun and surprises for ages 5-10.

My First: Into The Snow Globe and Operation: Save Santa are part of The Imagitorium mini festival. Make some memories that’ll last this Christmas by unwrapping an unmissable, seasonal selection box of fun, family activities too. Visit thegarage.org.uk/the-imagitorium for more details.

You can also catch My First: Into The Snow Globe at The Workshop King’s Lynn from 3-7 January. Visit

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A Magical New Musical Show coming to Norwich Theatre this December

Heart of Winter

7 – 11 December

Stage Two

Looking for a  festive treat for little ones?

Heart of Winter is Lyngo’s magical new musical show which warmly celebrates family, friendship and the good fortune of finding the winter we really need and want…with the precious festive offering of lots of fluffy snow!

Christmas is coming and Sally can’t sleep – it’s far too hot! No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can’t sell any of his umbrellas. To help her sleep Dad reads her a story about the last snowflake. If only someone could find it and make it grow then everything would get back to normal. That night Sally has a dream that changes everything – a silver spark turns her bedroom into a white field where she meets the glowing heart of Winter.

Suitable for ages 3-8 and their families

Ticket Prices: £10 Adult and £8 Child

Trailer: Heart of Winter | Trailer

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Christmas 2022

Christmas 2022

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL

  • Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime
    • Saturday 10th December 2022 to Saturday 7th January 2023

Norwich Theatre Playhouse, 42 – 58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB

  • Room on the Broom
    • Wednesday 30th November to Sunday 4th December 2022

Norwich theatre Stage Two, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL

  • Heart of Winter
    • Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th December 2022

Call: 01603 630 000 to book.

Christmas 2022

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham, NR21 0LN.

Sunday 27th November 2022
10am – 4pm

Get into the festive spirit and find the perfect presents for all your loved ones at our annual Christmas market!

£2 entry
FREE entry for Annual Members and Under 16’s

North Norfolk Pole

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re super excited that Santa has decided to set up his home here at The North Norfolk Pole from Saturday 17th December until Thursday 22nd December.

The perfect festive event to put the sparkle into Christmas early this year for children of all ages!

£7.95 per child (adults free), includes gift and entry into the grotto to meet Santa.

Grotto is accessible without entering the park
park and play entry not included with a Grotto ticket.

Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. More than one family will be seen per time slot; a helpful elf will take each family in one at a time to have an audience with Santa which will be managed on the day.

01328 851465
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Winter Wonderland


We are super excited to be extending our portfolio of Winter Wonderland events into Norwich for what promises to be Norfolk’s most spectacular Christmas event

Yule find a huge undercover real Ice Rink, Bars, Game Stalls, Santas Grotto, Christmas Market Stalls and some of the UK’s biggest and fastest thrill rides, plus Roller Coasters and Family Fairground favourites.
With thousands of lights, giant canes and festive cheer, they’ll be know better Christmas atmosphere…Experience the magic of everything Christmas, suitable for all the Family!

Booking is not compulsory, you can pay on arrival, however we do recommended booking slots, especially for Ice Skating do sell out.

Find out more and book tickets visit the website.

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An Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham Hall

Holkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd December 2023

He’ll soon be filling his sleigh with gifts and on his way to Norfolk, and you and your little ones are invited to a very special Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham.

£35, under 1s free. 45 minutes, plus refreshments. Parking is included. Prosecco or soft drink and mince pie included

Arts and Craft Christmas Workshop

The Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford NR4 7JJ

22nd December 2023 10-12pm

Suitable from age 4, this festive arts and craft workshop will keep your little ones entertained for 2 hours, making at least 3 good quality products. I’m an experienced Art teacher and provide great opportunities for children to be creative in a fun and safe environment. Limited places and T&Cs apply. Book with Laserly Designs.


Banham Zoo Norfolk Christmas Enterprise Festival

Kenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HE

24th-26th November 2023

Banham Zoo is thrilled to host the Norfolk Christmas Enterprise Festival, a 3-day event that celebrates and promotes local Norfolk businesses, crafts, food, gifts, and local services.

Admission to charged at our standard admission rate, kids go FREE


Barton House Railway Santa Special

Barton House Railway, The Avenue, Wroxham, NR12 8TL

Sunday 17th December 2023, 12pm – 3pm

A chance for the children to meet Father Christmas on the train in his Railway Grotto
and receive a named gift. Why not go First Class and enjoy a festive lunch in our diner.

THIRD CLASS Includes present for children, mulled wine & mince pie for adults £10 both adult and child
FIRST CLASS Includes Festive Lunch Adult £20 child (under 10) £13

Tel: 07749 806351

BeWILDerwood presents Christmas

Horning Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8JW

Selected dates 2nd – 22nd December 2023

A sparkly light & panto trail, new for 2023. For the first time, we’re bringing the magic of Christmas & BeWILDerwood together in our brand-new event. Tickets now on sale (August 2023)

£15.50 per ticket
Book online

Big Norfolk Festive Holiday Fun

21st-22nd December 2023 and 2nd-3rd January 2024

Festive holiday activity programme for 5-16 year olds.

Sports & Leisure
Norfolk Hoopstars: City Academy NR4 7LP
Eastern Shotokan Association (ESKA): The Dojo NR6 6AX
Pav Fun Ball Academy FDC: Bowthorpe NR5 9ED
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation: Carrow Park NR1 1JE
Premier Education: Edith Cavell Academy NR2 3QB
Football Fun Factory: Sewell Park NR3 4BX
Riverside Leisure Centre: NR1 1WX
UEA Sportspark: NR4 7TJ

Creative Arts
Echo Youth Theatre: St Edmunds Church NR3 1SE
The Garage & Workshop: NR2 1NY
Sin Cru: West Earlham Junior School NR5 8HT
Limelight Theatre Company: NR3 2HY
The Oak Circus Centre: St Michael’s Coslany Church NR3 3AE
Norwich Puppet Theatre: NR3 1TN

Science & Nature
Mad Science Norfolk: The Norman Centre NR3 2QZ

Activity Days
Able2B CIC: Harford College NR2 2LN
Chapel Break OSC CIC: NR5 9LG
Henderson Trust: Cadge Rd Community Centre NR5 8DD
UEA Sportspark: NR4 7TJ

Visit the Active Norfolk website for times / dates and online booking

Bounce into Christmas

The Space, Roundtree Way, NR7 8SQ

Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd December 2023

Book your session and bounce into Christmas with a 3 hour session of music, more than 10 different inflatables and a trip to Santa’s Grotto. There will be live music to get your feeling festive as well as a licenced bar, coffee and cakes, street food and snow ball fights to be had with the Naughty Elves.

Tickets must be booked in advance.
Children under 1 FREE
Children (age 1-3) £18.15
Children (age 4-13) £24.20
Adults £6.99

Search ‘Bounce into Christmas’ on Facebook


Breakfast with Santa: Williams’ Kitchen & Explorer’s Soft Play

61a, YMCA Norfolk, Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 2HF

Throughout December 2023, 8-10am

£17.50 per person including soft play, all you can eat breakfast and a visit and gift from Santa for the kids.

Bure Valley Railway at Christmas

Bure Valley Railey, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Festive Express

2nd December to 24th December 2023

Enjoy a 1 hour experience from our Aylsham Station including festive treats, a 30 minute steam train ride and a visit to see Santa in his grotto.

Each child will receive a personalised present from Santa himself.

£22 for both adults and children

Bure Valley Railway: Mince Pie Special

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

27th December to 3rd January 2023

Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop café at Aylsham station.

01263 733858

Chantry Place at Christmas

For all the details, head to our blog.

Children’s Christmas Party

Cromer Parish Hall, 65 Church St, Cromer NR27 9HH

Sunday 10th December 2-5pm

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Call 01263686999 to book

Christmas Alive: Scrooged Re-Worked

Fountain of Life Church, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 7BT

9-10th December 2023

Wander through the atmospheric village streets and enjoy the sights, aromas and flavours of ancient Bethlehem. Then, come inside for our awesome, interactive quality musical performance of “Scrooge Re-worked”

Nativity Village open 3.30-6.30pm
Scrooge Reworked Matinee 3.30pm & Evening 6.30pm
Evening Performance | 7pm

Book free ticket via website (£1 booking fee applies)

Banham Zoo & Africa Alive Reserve Christmas Experience

Africa Alive, Whites Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HE

Selected dates 24th November – 24th December 2023

Prepare for an extraordinary Christmas Experience like never before! Take in the magic of the Christmas season at Banham Zoo, where enchantment awaits at every turn. Includes Entry to the Zoo, Embark on a Magical Journey Aboard the Winter Train, Meet Father Christmas in His Wild Workshop, Be Amazed by Our Brand-New Christmas Storytime Show, A Gift for Everyone.

Per person (3+) £24.95, Infant (2 & under) £12.95 Members and Winter Pass Holders £12.95, Carers Free


Christmas at Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

A Blickling Wild Winter
Saturday 2 – 23 December, 10am–3pm
William and Conzie invite you to explore an Arts and Crafts inspired home where the outside has come in. Animals have appeared throughout the house – helping them to prepare for Christmas Day.
Ticket prices for non-members:
Adult  £15.00 Child* £7.50 Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £22.50 Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £37.50
*Children under five go free and do not require a ticket.

Wild Winter After Dark at Blickling
Saturday 2 – Sunday 17 December, 5pm–8pm
Our biggest fundraiser of the year returns, this year with a wilder twist! Begin your evening journeying through the magically lit walled garden, before heading into the garden illuminated with colour and light. Listen out for the sounds of nature as you explore, take in the natural scent of the trees in the illuminated Arboretum and look out for tracks and footprints along the way – can you spot all the animals on your way to the festive Farmyard?
Ticket prices:
Adult  £16.00 Child* £10.00 Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £32.00 Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £44.00
*Children under five go free and but do still require a pre-booked ticket.


Christmas at Holt Garden Centre

Holgate Hill, Kelling, Holt NR25 7ER

Santa’s Grotto
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st & 22nd December 2023 11am – 4.30pm
Santa returns to Holt Garden Centre and his elves have been working hard to create the most enchanting experience for you and your family. Capture the moment you meet Santa and receive a special gift.
Ticket price is £14.99 per child, booking required.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th December 2023 9.30am-10.30am
The Garden Terrace Café
Join Santa and his elf at 9.30am for a very special breakfast, regaling stories of the North Pole and capturing the magical moment with a photo opportunity.
Ticket price is £12.99 per child, booking required.

01263 711574

Christmas at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich, NR9 5JE

Sparkle at ROARR!
25th November – 23rd December 2023
Our Sparkle event will open at 4.30pm on selected dates, with free entry to the Park, where guests can step into Christmas, with activities including workshops, our award-winning Grotto Experience and a synthetic ice skating rink. Dippy’s Theatre will remain open into the evening, showing a festive film for when it’s cold outside.
*Please note all ROARR! play activities and attractions are not open.
01603 876310

Dippy’s Christmas Show at ROARR!
See the Christmas sparkle that Father Christmas has spread, helped by his friend Dippy.
Enjoy a Christmas Show at Dippy’s Theatre, ice skating, a gingerbread workshop and our usual attractions including Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play, Dippy’s Raceway and Valley of the Dinosaurs to name a few.
Plus, an audience with Father Christmas at an additional cost in Explorers.

Christmas at The Seagull Theatre

19-75 Morton Rd, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JH

A Seagull Christmas Concert
14-15th December 2023 2.30pm and 7.30pm
A packed show full of songs, dancing and comedy performed by our team of professional Seagull friends. Suitable for the whole family.

Santa and The Magical Key
22nd and 24th Decemer 2023 10.30am and 1.30pm
Join Buddy and Shine, two elves who embark on a magical journey to retrieve the key and save Christmas for everyone! Suitable for ages 2-9

01502 589726

Christmas at Waterloo Park

Waterloo Park and Pavilion café – The Feed, Norwich, NR3 3HX

2023 Events

Sunday 26th November – Children’s Christmas Decorations
Upstairs 10-12pm and 1-3pm

Sunday 3rd December – City Gates Church carol singing
Bandstand 3pm

Saturday 9th December – St Luke’s Christingle
Main Cafe 3pm for oranges and cloves

Sunday 17th December – Friends of Waterloo Park Christmas Crafts
Upstairs 12.30-4pm

Tuesday 19th December – Christmas Mini Donks
Outside Cafe 1-3pm

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st December – Polar Express Hunt
Around the park for a prize

Friday 22nd December – Come and meet Father Christmas in the Grotto


Christmas Events at The Phoenix Centre

132A Mile Cross Rd, Upper Hellesdon, Norwich NR3 2LD

Tuesday 19th December 2023 2pm

Xmas Craft Day, free drop in session

Friday 22nd December 2023 4-6pm

Xmas Disco, free but booking needed. Please email bookings@thephoenixcentre.org.uk

Christmas Football Fun Camps

Sewell Park Academy, NR3 4BX

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd December 2023 9-3.30pm

Football Fun for Boys & Girls aged 5-12 years including a giant inflatable pitch and giant dartboard.

Book via website.

Christmas fun day at Whittingtons in Norwich

7 Frensham Rd, Norwich NR3 2BT

Saturday 25th November 2023 10-2pm

Meet Santa & his reindeers including refreshments, tombola, raffle, Christmas activities, letters to Santa.

Santa’s Grotto 10-2pm £5 per child including gift

Reindeer 10-2pm (Free no booking required)

Christmas Holiday Club at Sportspark

Sportspark University of East, Norwich NR4 7TJ

2023/24 Bookings now open – 21st December, 22nd December, 2nd January, 3rd January

Pricing from £33, see website for details.

Christmas Movies at The Goat Shed

Colton Rd, Honingham, Norwich NR9 5DJ

8th and 15th December 2023

Join us after school for a festive showing of The Snowman (8th) and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (15th)

Nestle into our cosy G.O.A.T Movie seating area and get ready to enjoy the countdown to Christmas. The G.O.A.T Movie seating area will be set up in The Goat Shed kitchen. Each movie will be projected onto the wall and has a capacity of 25 seats per showing. Each ticket reserves a seat for a child, with parents and guardians allowed to sit on the surrounding tables within The Goat Shed Kitchen. Seating is limited and reserved for children only, so please make sure that your child will be happy to sit on their own chair.

Tickets are for children over 3 years old and tickets are limited to 5 children per guardian.

Christmas Visits at Bressingham

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2023
And daily from Thursday 21st December 2023 to Christmas Eve.

Christmas is always a magical time at Bressingham and is a very special experience for all the family. Under twinkling fairy lights, your Christmas visit to Bressingham includes a ride on a Steam Train on the Fen Railway for everyone both young and old, a festive spin on the Gallopers and a visit to Father Christmas, including a present, for children up to the age of 12 years.

Ticket prices including donation:
CHILD (3-12) with present £16.75
CARER (Proof required on admission) £7.00
Must be booked online.


Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, Downham Market, PE34 3HT

30th of November to the 23rd of December 2023

All Father Christmas tickets include a full day’s admission to the Farm between 10am & 5pm, as well as visiting Father Christmas at your chosen timeslot. You can stay all day and enjoy everything Church Farm has to offer including:-
The indoor and outdoor play areas
Animal encounters & undercover petting pens
Our animals in traditional nativity scenes
Take your own photos on Father Christmas’s sleigh
Christmas gift shop (every day we are open) and mini festive market (weekends in December and during school holidays)
“Snow time” and lots, lots more.

All adults – £11.00 (when booked online). Children – prices from £15 (MUST be pre-booked on-line)

01366 382162

Cookie’s Kitchen Christmas Bakes

Hinks Meadow, Kingswood Ave, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6GJ

21st & 22nd December 2023 10-2pm

Our most favourite time of year and our most favourite workshops, Christmas Bakes is a feast of festive yumminess. Your young chefs can looking forward to making some of our favourite festive treats to bring home and share with you or gift to the family. The workshop will also included a sprinkle of Christmas magic in our activities we’ll be doing whilst our goodies bake.

Lunch, snacks and drinks are included in the workshop.

Suitable for 5-10 years


Creation Station Christmas Party

Horsford Village Hall NR10 3DN

18th December 2023 10-11.15am

Join us for our Christmas party where we will be having lots of fun experimenting with paints, making lots of mess with our sensory play and there will also be a lovely keepsake to take home that you will make and create together. Suitable for 6 months – 5 years. £10 per ticket.

Pre-book 07711770293

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Cromer Pier, The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HE

25th November 2023 – 30th December 2023

Expect all the usual West End production values including our jaw-dropping 8-meter video wall delivering sensational special effects to a whole new level, alongside our much loved traditional scene sets and dazzling bespoke costumes.

Call 01263 512495

Dick Whittington

Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston-on-Sea
7 December 2023 – 6 January 2024

This brand new show from an all-new creative team takes you on a magical journey through the streets of London with Dick, his cat Tommy and our cheeky panto dame Sarah the Cook.

Adult £14 Children £10 Concession £12 Family £45

Eaton Park Miniature Railway Christmas

Eaton Park, S Park Ave, Norwich NR4 7AU

Sundays from 3rd December 2023

The event sees the tunnels around the track of the Norwich park decked with twinkling Christmas lights for the special festive journeys. Each ride lasts around 10 minutes and fares cost £1 for children and £1.50 for adults.

Father Christmas at Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre

2nd December 2023 – 23rd December 2023

The distant tinkle of bells could be heard as Father Christmas and his favourite elf Sparkle magically arrived on his sleigh at the Pier. Trusty reindeer’s Rudolph, Prancer, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen & Donner battled through the North Wind so that they could bring joy to well-behaved boys and girls in Father Christmas’s special and unique grotto here, on the theatre stage.

£17.50 per child including gift, adults free.


Festive Cinema – Fairhaven Woodland & Water Gardens

School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ

HOME ALONE: Wednesday 29th November 4.30pm-6.30pm

– Run time (1h 43m)

ELF: Wednesday 29th November 7:00pm – 8:30pm

– Run time (1h 37m)

– The Films will be in a marquee with limited heating, so please wrap up warm.
– Film will start at 7pm, arrival from 6:30pm.
– Tearoom will be open for food and drinks before and after the film.
– Tickets are non-refundable
– Run time (1h 37m)
Visit website for tickets: Adults £5 Child 4-16 £2.50 Child 0-3 Free

Festive Family Yoga

Waterloo Park, Angel Rd, Norwich NR3 3HX

Saturday 16th December 2023 9.30am

Join us for a festive family yoga session in the midst of December, Make time for movement, connection and a pocket of calm in what can be a chaotic time.

Please email Amber on hello@yogawithamber.co.uk

Festive Fayre at the Fitz

Fitzmaurice Park, Pound Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0UL

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 12-7pm

With a woodland light trail, Santa’s grotto, funfair, craft stalls, food and drink and bar.

Free entry (but Santa’s grotto tickets must be pre-booked).

Festive Fun at Norwich Arts Centre

51 St Benedict’s St, Norwich NR2 4PG

Sunday 3rd December 2023 11-4pm

Stepping Stones, Musical Keys and The Norwich Arts Centre are joining forces to offer a day of festive fun in the heart of Norwich. Join our free Christmas card workshop, watch and listen to sounds creation, try musical instruments, spend time in our Christmas shop. Also a present wrapping station for a small donation


Global Village Christmas Market

The Forum Norwich, Millennium Plain, NR1 2TE

30th November to 2nd December 2023 10-5pm

Back at The Forum, the three-day Global Village Christmas Market!

Plus outside on the Saturday (2nd December), there will have some festive live music to put you in the Christmas spirit from carol singers, a brass band and Caribbean steel drums! Also on the Saturday there will be delicious global hot food and mulled wine!

Facebook @NorwichGlobalVillageMarket /01603 727 950


Gymboree Christmas Party

Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich NR4 6QP

16th December 2023 11.30am (class full), 1pm (Babies, places available as of 11/12)
17th December 2023 10am and 11.30am (places available as of 11/12)


With a special visit from Santa and a gift for each little one, our parties are not to be missed!


01603 250585

Holkham Hall by Candlelight

Holkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

7th, 8th, 11th, 14th December 2023

As seen on Channel 4’s ‘Christmas at Holkham’, the Hall is dressed in festive finery each year. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificently decorated state rooms, perfect to enjoy with your friends and family. 45 minutes, plus refreshments

£36 adults, £18 children (2-16), under 2s free

How Hill’s Christmas Crafts

How Hill House, How Hill Trust, Ludham, Great Yarmouth NR29 5PG

3rd & 16th December 2023 10-12pm and 1-3pm

We are welcoming families inside How Hill House for some festive fun! There will be a selection of Christmas Crafts for you to do as a family including making Christmas crackers, wooden baubles and Christmas tree garlands. There will be a biscuit decorating station to visit whilst you enjoy a mug of hot chocolate. 2 Hour event, aimed at families with children aimed 4-11.

Pre-Book £10 per person


How Hill’s Family Christmas Crafts

How Hill Trust, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5PG

3rd December 2023 10am
There will be a selection of Christmas crafts for you to do as a family, including making Christmas crackers, wooden baubles and Christmas tree garlands. There will also be a biscuit decorating station to visit whilst you enjoy a mug of hot chocolate.
2 hour event, aimed a families with children aged 4-11.
£10 per person, visit How Hill Trust Eventbrite page.

Jabbawockycrafts Christmas Crafts & Gift Fair

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Multiple dates: Saturday 4 November, Friday 17 – Saturday 18 November, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 December, Saturday 16 December 2023

Browse exquisite handmade jewellery, beautiful photographic prints and calendars and more at this popular mini market.

01603 727950

Jack & The Beanstalk Panto

Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles NR34 9AD

15th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024

A great Christmas treat for all ages.

01502 770060

Little Lilypads New Years Eve Eve Special

Broadland Community Centre, Hoveton NR12 8DJ

30th December 2023 2-3.30pm

Come and join us for our very sparkly New Yeats Eve-Eve special, lots of sparkly and glitzy activities to explore at your own pace. Keepsakes to make and a sensory finale and indoor fireworks. Open to little ones aged 6 months to 4 years, older siblings welcome too with a ticket.

Book online

Luminate Sandringham

Sandringham PE35 6EN

11th November – 24th December 2023

This winter, Luminate Sandringham will return for an enchanting experience, with new additions to the creative spectacular after dark light trail. Opening for an additional week including Christmas Eve, Luminate Sandringham are collaborating with a renowned lighting artist to create a sensational laser installation ‘Sky frost’ and a striking light feature on the ‘Vista’ as part of the mile long trail in the Royal Parkland.

Messy Christmas

Little Mess Norwich

2nd December 2023, Saturday 10:45am – 11:45am
Owen Barnes Room at Breckland Hall, Breckland Road, Norwich NR5 0RW
From £4.75 – £9.50

16th December 2023, Saturday 10:45am – 11:45am
St Margarets Church, Church St, Norwich NR6 7DR
From £4.75 – £9.50

During our messy play sessions, you can expect trays filled with a variety of Christmas themed wet and dry mess, with lots of different textures for your little ones to explore, squish, and create a playful mess. With a painting station and water play area for added fun.

Suitable from around 6 months/sitting unaided to 5 years. A craft table is available on request for older 6-10 years paying siblings.


Messy Church Christingle Service

Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke St, Norwich NR3 3AP

Saturday 16th December 2023 4pm

Join us from 4pm for games, crafts, a Christingle Christmas Service and a yummy dinner.

For more information please contact Nicky – nicky@norwichcentral.org

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Party at Clocktower

Castle Carvery (Bowthorpe), Clocktower, 26 Jarrold Way,  Bowthorpe, Norwich

Sunday 31st of December 2023 1pm – 4pm

Join us for a Kids New Year’s Eve Party! Fun and Games, Music and Disco in the FunFort! We have the fantastic Moore Madness providing the entertainment for children of all ages. A great chance for kids to have their own NYE party if they can’t stay up for the big one at Midnight!

Limited tickets. Book online

Norfolk Festive Gift and Food Show

Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

10-12th November 2023

The Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show is the region’s biggest festive shopping fair, packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all ages and delicious festive food & drink, this really is a festive shopping day out that everyone can enjoy. See our visitor info page for ticket prices, opening times, directions and more.

Times entry slots are available to book now.


Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW

Lego Club 8-14 Years
20th November, 4th December & 18th December 4.30-5.30pm, registration required but free to attend

Lego Club 4-7 Years
27th November & 11th December 4.30-5.30pm, registration required but free to attend

Board Games for Families
25th November & 30th December 12.30-4.30pm

#WinterMiniChallenge 2023
The Winter Mini Challenge is a free online reading challenge that tackles the holiday reading dip, encouraging children to discover the joy of reading and keep up good habits. You can borrow books from your local library and then mark them off online to receive digital rewards.
The challenge runs from 1 December to 19 February 2023. Head to www.wintermini.org.uk from the 1 December to sign up, find fun activities, and earn rewards for reading.

North Norfolk Pole Experience, Pensthorpe UK

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Selected dates 1st-23rd December 2023

Santa Claus is taking residence here for 9 days in December. Kick-start your Christmas celebrations with a little magic and come along to our North Norfolk Pole experience – suitable for all ages!

Adults £10.95, Children £13.95 and Under 2’s £6.95.

North Norfolk Railway

Sheringham Station, North Norfolk Railway plc, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

Norfolk Lights Express
11th November 2022 to 3rd January 2023
Arrive after dark at Sheringham Station and you’ll be greeted by the magical sight of a steam-hauled train illuminated by thousands of tiny lights.

Adults and children aged 3 and over – from £20.

Santa Specials
Weekends 25th November – 23rd December 2023 (selected days).
Enjoy a magical Christmas journey along the whole length of our line! Meet Santa and receive a special wrapped present. Complimentary refreshments served onboard for Adults & Children. Festive activity packs for each child and balloon Modellers and Entertainers

Adults and children aged 1 and over – from £26.50.

Norwich Cathedral Choir Christmas

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH

15th December 2023 7.30pm

Join Norwich Cathedral Choir for a feast of festive music, both sacred and secular, with carols for choir and audience, not forgetting the great 12 Days of Christmas sing-along!

Tickets £15/£20/£25 (£5 for under 18s in side aisles).

0333 666 3366.




Norwich Puppet Theatre at Christmas

Norwich Puppet Theatre, St James, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1TN

2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2023

Nothing makes the Christmas season special like meeting the Big Man himself. Join Father Christmas in his festive toy workshop here at the Theatre and choose your own puppet gift from his magical tree to take home with you. A Santa’s Grotto unlike any other.

Sessions can be booked for up to three children at a time. You don’t need to pay for any adults in attendance, but please note that there is a maximum of six people allowed in Father Christmas’ workshop at any one time.

This experience is recommended for children aged 2+. Children under 2 can join their older family members for free if they are not receiving a gift from Father Christmas. Please indicate this when you check out.

Tickets cost £10 for one child, £19 for two and £28 for three.

01603 629921

Opera Unwrapped for Christmas

St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU

15th December 2023 7.30-9.50pm

Celebrate Christmas with Into Opera and Britten Sinfonia in a magical evening of festive music. Expect to be immersed in laughter and sumptuous music as our singers ‘unwrap’ music for you. sharing stories, which truly bring the art-form of opera to life.

Pre-Book via website, tickets £12-£30

Christmas at The Maddermarket

Christmas 2023

The Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR

1st December 2023 – 3rd December 2023
XMAS Pop Party
Tis the season to be jolly, so kick off your Christmas the right way and join us this December for the Ultimate Festive Family Party Show!

4th December 2023 – 5th December 2023
A Christmas Cracker
Phoenix Voices present A Christmas Cracker of an afternoon of Christmas Words and Music.

15th December 2023 – 30th December 2023
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This big-hearted adaptation brings to life the story we know and love while restoring the sublime details and dark edges of L. Frank Baum’s wondrous vision.

Book your tickets now – https://maddermarket.co.uk

Pensthorpe: Snowy Survivors Winter Trail

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN

2nd-31st December 2023

Brrr…Get your woolly explorer hats on, ready for our Christmas trail in WildRootz! Follow the trail to discover whether our animals hibernate, adapt or migrate to survive the winter. Get them all correct and you will get a prize.

Book tickets via website.

Puggles Christmas Party

Bunwell Village Hall, 10 The Turnpike, Bunwell, Norwich NR16 1SW

13th December 2023 10-12pm

Santa is coming to say hi! Food and a gift for children with hot drinks for adults too.

£3 entry: book online via PayPal


Rebecca Durrant Photography Santa Experience

Unit 1, White House Farm, Norwich, NR13 6LB

The Santa Experience (10 Minutes)

For £20 you get:
10 spectacular minutes with Santa, Candy cane off the tree
Personalised nice list certificate for every child, Gift for every child, Visit sticker
Private online viewing gallery of your children’s experience
Option to purchase digital photos with full print release
Option to upgrade and turn your favourite image into personalised Christmas cards


Robin Hood at Sheringham Little Theatre

2 Station Rd, Sheringham NR26 8RE

13th December 2024 – 4th January 2025

Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood. Join the heroic outlaw, the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood, as he strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion. Will Robin and his trusty Merry Crew outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham?

Santa at Highway Garden & Leisure

Highway Garden & Leisure, Loddon Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7PW

From 18th November – 24th December 2023 (dates vary depending on experience)

You’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to see Santa this year. He can visit you over breakfast, join you for afternoon tea or you can pay a visit to his grotto!

Grotto visits £13.95 per child

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea £14.95 per child £11.95 per adult

Santa Cruise River Trip

Broads Tours. The Bridge, Wroxham, Norfolk, England, NR12 8RX

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd December 2023

Santa Claus is returning to the Broads to make this Christmas extra special! You can join us for a festive cruise to remember this December. Santa’s Elves will have a gift bag for all children aboard over 3 years old, including a juice box, activity book & crayons, and a festive treat.

Plus, all children can visit Santa in his grotto and receive a present from Santa himself! Trips are 1½ hours departing on the dates listed above at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets £23.00 per person

Sleeping Beauty – Pantomime 2023

Norwich Theatre Royale, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL

Off Peak Performances – 9 to 17 Dec 2023 & 3 to 7 Jan 2024 & Peak Performances – 19 to 31 Dec 2023

We all think we know the story of Sleeping Beauty. When our princess turns 18 she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel, cursed to sleep for eternity unless she can be awoken by her ‘true loves kiss’. Enter the Prince. Right? Maybe not… What is true love anyway?

Running time: 2hrs 20mins (inc Interval)


Sprowston Christmas Fair

Saturday 11th November 2023 12-4pm

Sprowston Community High School, Norwich NR7 8NE

Join us for possibly one of the biggest Christmas fairs in Norwich this year – The Sprowston Christmas Market on Saturday 11th November at Sprowston Community Academy.

With 50 stalls booked this is a fab opportunity to get everything you need for Christmas 2023 while supporting local makers and small businesses.

Free entry & Free parking

Santa’s Tea Party

John Lewis, All Saints Green, Norwich

12-15th December 2023 Limited Tickets Available

Santa’s taking a well-earned break. Join him for a special Christmas Storytime session, complete with snacks, cocoa and a special gift.

£15 per child (includes a plush toy worth £10) plus a £1.50 booking fee. £5 per adult (includes a hot drink and slice of cake) plus a 50p booking fee.

Visit Customer Support on the 2nd floor to book tickets or call 01603 677857.

The Elves and The Shoemaker at Beccles Public Hall and Theatre

Smallgate, Beccles NR34 9AD

6th December 2023 7.30pm

The classic fairy story lovingly retold with puppetry, a great show for children.


The Get Fresh Club

West Earlham Junior School, Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT and Norman Centre, Bignold Road, Norwich NR3 2QZ

22nd December 2023 – 4th January 2024 12-4pm

Winter dance, art and music Hip Hop club. A fun, inspirational, creative programme in a relaxed supportive environment, led by professional Hip Hop artist. Unleash your inner DJ, explore the original Hip Hop Dance: breakin’ and let your imagination soar as you learn new skills, foods and make new friends.

Pre-Booking required


The Polar Express Train ride at Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF.

11th November – 23rd December 2023

Do you believe? We do at the Mid-Norfolk Railway and that is why we are proud to be again hosting an exciting magical experience like no other. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to the Mid-Norfolk Railway this December with the magic of the 2004 motion picture THE POLAR EXPRESS™ being theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale.

​2023 prices start from £31.95 (Standard) and £45.95 (Premium) per person.

The Walled Garden Christmas Fayre

The Walled Garden Community Shop and Cafe, Old Hall Road, Norwich NR13 5FA

Saturday 2nd December 2023 to Sunday 3rd December 2023 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Our two-day event will showcase a wide variety of crafts, plants, kids’ fun, raffle, live music and a visit from someone very special..!

The proceeds of all our events go back into this community business.
Free to attend

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

NR21 0AS
8th November – 23rd December 2023 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Our Christmas Spectacular is an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites. With a cast of 130 this is the biggest Christmas show of its kind in Europe!

8 +Advisory age
Prices start at £43 (Weekday evenings)

Thursford’s Enchanted Journey of Light

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS

Selected dates between 8th November – 23rd December 2023

Your journey will progress into the Fantasyland Building, you will travel past the penguins and polar bears to the giant-sized teddy bears! Get ready to see how the elves have loaded Santa’s sleigh, then past the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory using the wondrous wrapping machine!

Ticket prices are £22 for Adults and Children. Ages 2 and under Free

Whitlingham Adventure Festive Fun

Whitlingham Adventure, Whitlingham Ln, Trowse Newton, Norwich NR14 8TR

4 Dates: 21st, 22nd December 2023 and 2rd and 3rd January 2024 10-3pm each day

Winter adventure days (8-16 yrs), join us for an activity packed day of water and land activities, plus woodland arts & crafts. Each day will be different activities.

Book via website

Willow Lantern Making at Sandringham

Sandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

Saturdays and Sundays from 2nd December – 17th December 2023

Sessions available at 1-2pm, 2.15-3.15pm, 3.30-4.30pm, 4.45-5.45pm, 6-7pm

Wether you’re attending Luminate Winter Light Trail or just want to get creative with festive decor.

Try different shapes and colours to decorate your own magical light Willow Lantern.

Suitable for all ages – children must be accompanied by an adult.

£12 per lantern (includes all materials) Free parking

Book via website.


Wroxham Barns Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU.

Weekends from 25th/26th November until 17th December. Then, every day until Christmas Eve 2023

Hop aboard our enchanting train ride to the North Pole and meet Santa Claus himself. Each family will get a private meet and greet and children will be given a special gold coin to spend in Santa’s Toy Factory. Experience each of our magical destinations including; Santa’s Workshop, North Pole Mail Room, Magic Munchery and the Mrs Claus’ Christmas Show.

Prices start from £23 per adult, £30 per child and £10 for under 2’s. All tickets include FREE unlimited access to our Junior Farm and play on our Fun Park for the duration of your visit. Book your tickets now and make this Christmas truly special at Wroxham Barns.


Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0UQ

Sunday 26th November 2023

Wymondham will be buzzing with festive activities, live music and entertainment. The high street will be lined with stalls featuring festive food and drinks as well as a variety of other wonderful local products. Fairground rides and games will ensure a good time is had by all.