Things to do in North Norfolk this Winter:

16 January 2019


Norfolk is always bursting with things to do and winter time is no exception! If you are visiting the area, or you are just wanting some inspiration then you've come to the right place.

There are plenty of things happening in North Norfolk in Winter.

From art experiences to having fun with the kids, get inspiration from Red Lion Cromer’s guide of Things To Do in North Norfolk This Winter.


Starry-eyed in North Norfolk

Stargazing is a constantly changing performance that fosters inspiration, increases a sense of wellbeing and alleviates stress. Best of, it is completely free! 

A clear winter night (https://www.space.com/24606-winter-stargazing-skywatching-tips.html) is the best time to star gaze because the earth’s atmosphere is not as hazy making the starts clearer to see. 


North Norfolk is one of the rare places in the UK that the Northern Lights can be seen from. Two areas along our beautiful coast have been successfully nominated as the best locations to see stars; Wiveton Downs and Kelling Heath Holiday Park.

Plan your star-crossed evening in North Norfolk with this lunar cycle calendar (https://gostargazing.co.uk/events/locations/wiveton-downs-car-park/). 

Don't miss the "A Gallery of Stars" (https://tockify.com/fairhaven/detail/432/1549360800000) – an exhibition displaying stunning night sky vistas from across the globe. Entry is free.


Seal Watching

Every year, grey seals have their pups in the winter months at Blakeney and Horsey Beach. The grey seal’s scientific name derives from Greek, meaning ‘hook-nosed sea pig’, (we prefer grey seal!)

Visit Horsey beach and see miles of seals with their pups. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, take a boat to Blakeney Point (https://www.blakeneypointsealtrips.co.uk/) and see them from the water's edge. 


Circus! Show of Shows

Visit the Time and Tide museum and see the exhibition that details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years. You can marvel at the colour, the animals and the performers of the circus as well as discovering key Norfolk stories.

Time and Tide (https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide/whats-on/circus-show-of-shows) is open: 

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday and Sunday Noon – 4pm


Artists at Deepdale Festival

With over 30 acts throughout the 3 days festival, you can enjoy performing music and spoken word across all four stages. 

With superb entertainment, local food and drink, drumming workshops, and the opportunity to do a bit of shopping in the pop-up shops, there is something for the family to enjoy. 


See here for more details (https://www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/)


Auden Theatre

Take a trip in land to the Auden Theatre, Holt.

Listen to Songs from the Shows (https://audentheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597671) on 28th January, see a romantic performance of love songs with Valentines Jazz in February(https://audentheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873591275), or go on a philosophical journey with The Time Machine (https://audentheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595864) in March.


Bring the kiddies to Sticky Earth Cafe 

Paint ceramics, print on T-Shirts, stuff a cuddly toy, paint on canvas and much more! Cromer based, this all year round family fun is especially good for the little ones on rainy days. When it is too wet and cold for fun at the beach, why not channel their inner Picasso and bring them to Sticky Earth Cafe! (http://www.stickyearthcafe.co.uk/#about) 


Holkham Hall 

With a bountiful of events hosted, Holkham remains a popular destination for tourists all year round.  

In preparation for National Nest Box Week, learn more about our feathered friends (https://www.holkham.co.uk/event/feathered-friends-fun) and build a bird box of your own. 


After a couple of hours of feathery fun, wind down with a walk around Holkham's beautiful grounds or enjoy a bite to eat in the lovely café.  


For more about "What's On" in Cromer and surrounding areas, why not drop us an email and we'd be happy to help.