Published:
12:58 26 September 2022



Updated:
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.


Mamma Mia the musical ABBA arrives at the Norwich Theater Royal
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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.


'Is there anyone?'  by Rachael Long is among the sculptures that are part of an upcoming trail at Bayfield Hall.

‘Is there anyone?’ by Rachael Long is among the sculptures that are part of an upcoming trail at Bayfield Hall. Mrs. Long also created the Wells Lifeboat Horse.
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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.


PrimEvil returns for its 13th year of fear in 2022.

PrimEvil returns for its 13th year of fear in 2022
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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.


The Ha Ha Farm pumpkin patch returns this Halloween.

The Ha Ha Farm pumpkin patch returns this Halloween.
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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.


The Pumpkin House returns for Halloween 2022.

The Pumpkin House returns for Halloween 2022.
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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.


Lou Lou's Vintage Fair is coming to Norwich this weekend Credit: Supplied by Lou Lou's Vintage Fair

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is coming to Norwich this weekend Credit: Supplied by Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair
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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.


The Final Spooktacular Halloween Dance

The Final Spooktacular Halloween Dance
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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.