Christmas Fun for all the family!
22 fabulously festive things to do this month which will keep everyone happy from toddlers to teens to grandparents!
Enchanted Felbrigg, Felbrigg Hall, Fri 6th – Sun 8th Dec and Fri 13th – Sun 15th Dec, 3 – 9pm
Follow the winter trail through the gardens and enchanted woodland – music, crafts and tasty winter treats.
Book tickets: Adults £7, Children £3.50. Under 5s free. National Trust members admitted free. Parking £3 for non-National Trust members
Plus – Carols in the Courtyard on 22nd December, 3-4pm. FREE
Twelve Days of Christmas, Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Fri 6th – Mon 9th/Fri 13th – Mon 16th/ Fri 20th – Mon 23rd December (three trains daily)
Hop aboard for a festive steam train ride and travel through North Norfolk’s coastal countryside on the world’s smallest public railway. Hot drinks, breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats available in the Signal Box Cafe.
Book tickets: Adult £9.50, Child £7.50 (return) – booking not essential
Christmas at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Sat 7th & Sun 8th, Sat 14th & Sun 15th, Fri 20th – Tues 24th December
Meet Father Christmas and his elves in his awesome new grotto and enjoy an immersive magical experience for the whole family.
Book tickets: £6.95 per child
Norwich Santa Run 2019, Eaton Park, Sun 8th December
Don your red suit and hat for the EACH Santa fun run. There’s a 2km Santa run/walk/jog for all the family or for serious Santas – a 5km chip timed run.
Holkham Hall Candle Light Tour, Holkham, until Wed 18th December
A truly magical opportunity to see the magnificent state rooms adorned with opulent Christmas decorations and beautiful flickering candlelight. Complimentary glass of Prosecco and a mince pie in the Courtyard Café before your tour. Read our full review HERE.
Book tickets: £25 Adult, Child £12.50
Book tickets: £10.25 per child, £7.75 for under 2s and includes all-day unlimited access to indoor play and all the other Junior Farm activities.
North Norfolk Railway Santa Special, Sheringham Station, Sat 7th & Sun 8th, Sat 14th & Sun 15th, Fri 20th – Tues 24th December. Departure times: 10:00, 12:05, 14:30 and 16:35
Hop on board a traditional steam train journey – toot, toot! Enjoy festive treats on route before alighting at Santa’s magical Station with over 100 Christmas trees, light displays, decorations and much more.
Book tickets: £20 – £24 (under 1’s – £10)
Twas the night before Christmas, Strangers Hall, Norwich, Sat 7th & Sat 14th, Fri 20th & Sat 21st December
Follow the trail of verses from Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem as you explore the beautifully decorated museum – with stories, crafts, costumed characters and of course Santa.
Christmas at Africa Alive, Kessingland, Sat 7th Dec-Sun 8th Dec, Sat 14th – Sun 15th Dec, Thurs 19th Dec – Thurs 24th December
See Santa Claus and enjoy some festive fun including Christmas crafts, animal handling in the Discovery Centre.
Book tickets: £14.95 Adult, £10.95 Child (under 3’s FREE) plus £6.95 to see Santa
Blickling Hall and Garden of Light, until 20th December
Start your visit with the sparkly tree-lined driveway before stepping inside the house to explore the rooms in all their festive splendour. Next – a stroll around the enchanted gardens along the Temple Walk with the fountain and acorns lit up on the Parterre and the West Garden surrounded by firefly lights.
Book tickets: £14.85 Adult, £7.40 Child
Pensthorpe Natural Park – A Winter’s Tail, Sat 14th December – Sun 5th January 2020
Aww cute – learn about the animals that tuck themselves away for a long winters sleep or decide to migrate to a warmer climate. There’ll be a nature trail dotted around the reserve and children will be able to create their very own wintry craft to take home. Plus on 12th & 19th December – late night shopping events with lots of lovely home-ware to locally produced spirits.
Book tickets: £10.95 Adult, £9.95 Child, Under 3’s FREE
Winter Wonderland, Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, December
Follow the Christmas Bauble Trail through the winter woodland and on Sat 14th December visit Father Christmas and his reindeer tucked away among the trees. There will be live music, craft stalls, illuminations and an Elves’ Workshop with Christmas crafts to keep the children busy. Seasonal food in the tearoom and marquee.
Book tickets: £6.85 for Adult (garden entry), £10 Children to see Santa (included garden entry). Booking essential!
Santa’s Magical Journey at Thursford Steam Museum, until Mon 23rd December
A magical winter wonderland (one of the best) – walk past the animatronic penguins and polar bears to see the giant sized teddy bears ready to load Santa’s sleigh. Next – the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory working the wonderful wrapping machine. Meet the Snowman family but watch out for the snowballs before you make your way through the magical forest to Santa’s House to meet the man himself.
Book tickets: £18.50 Child, £11.50 Adult
Bure Valley Railway Santa train, Wroxham, until Tues 24th December
We love a themed railway in Norfolk – this one runs from Wroxham to Santa’s grotto in Alysham and back (approx 3 hours). The station is dressed beautifully in twinkling lights and they’ll be entertainment and festive refreshments for all the family.
Book tickets: £17
The Snowman and the Snowdog Bricklive Tour, Banham Zoo, until Sun 5th Janaury 2020
The Snowman and The Snowdog brick trail is inspired by the much-loved animated film and consists of 16 brick models. On selected dates, Father Christmas will also be making a special appearance in his brand new workshop.