12:58 26 September 2022
13:07 September 26, 2022
From the West End, the musical Mamma Mia! As Halloween attraction PrimEvil returns, there’s plenty to look forward to in Norfolk this October.
1. Mamma Mia!, Norwich
Where: Norwich Theater Royal, Theater Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL
When: October 4 to 22
Price: From £38.50, Norwich Theater website, ticket office or call 01603 630000
Escape the cold and be transported to a Greek island where the sun always shines as this hit musical comes to Norwich.
On the timeless ABBA hits, it follows Sophie’s quest to find out who her father is as her mother comes face to face with three men from her past on the eve of a wedding.
2. Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail, Holt
Where: Bayfield Hall, Holt, NR25 7JN
When: October 5 to 30, Wednesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: £7 adults, under 18s free, booking through Bayfield Hall Sculpture website, free parking, dogs on leads allowed
The first Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail showcases 40 artists, sculptors, musicians and makers in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Bayfield Hall.
It was curated by Sarah Cannell and Fiona Roberts, with some new works and more were part of the Raveningham Sculpture Trail over the summer.
3. PrimEvil, Lenwade
Where: roar! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, NR9 5JE
When: October 14 to 31, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)
Price: £25-£35 (VIP and Fast Track options too), buy from PrimEvil Scare website, ages 12 and up (under 16 accompanied by an adult)
Norfolk’s biggest spooky attraction is back by popular demand for Halloween 2022, with five spooky haunts to enjoy.
Returning attractions are the Mayhem Manor Hotel, Route 666, the Crypt, and the Circus of Terror, with Hell’s Hollow new for this year.
4. Pumpkin picking and activities, Strumpshaw
Where: Ha Ha Farm, Hemblington Road, Strumpshaw, NR13 4AH
When: October 15 to 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free entry and parking, individually priced pumpkins from £2-£10, dogs on leads allowed
There will be five acres of pumpkins to choose from, with weird and wonderful varieties too.
For an additional fee, there will be activities such as pumpkin carving, face painting, cookie decorating, a scavenger hunt in the woods, storytelling and crafts.
5. The Pumpkin House, Thursford
Where: Brookhill Farm, Fakenham Road, Thursford, NR21 0BD
When: October 15,16, 22-30
Prices: free entry and parking, individually priced pumpkins, maze £1.50 per person, dogs on leads allowed
The Pumpkin House is handcrafted from wood and is decorated with over 1,000 pumpkins, providing great photo opportunities.
There will also be hay bale towers, a pop-up cafe, a musical organ, and the Woodland Walk and Bale Maze.
A makers market will also take place there on the weekend of October 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Lou Lou Vintage Fair, Norwich
Where: St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU
When: October 16, 11am-4pm
Price: £2.50, buy on Eventbrite
This award-winning vintage fair returns to Norwich and will feature over 35 traders.
The offering will include vintage women’s clothing, men’s clothing, jewelry, collectibles and homewares – sourced from far and wide by the companies involved.
7. Spooktacular Halloween, Yarmouth
Where: Hippodrome Circus, St George’s Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EU
When: October 21-31
Prices: Adults: from £19, Concessions (60+): from £18, Children (under 14): from £12, buy from the Hippodrome Circus website or call 01493 738877
Jack Jay and Johnny Mac return with another spooky adventure for the whole family this October semester.
It will feature a talented international cast of circus performers and fancy dress is encouraged.