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MON 15 - SUN 21 OCT 2018

Here’s our Muddy round up of What’s on this week in Norfolk. Plus we’ve taken the hard work out of your half term planning and found some great Halloween activities for little kids (and big kids – PrimEvil anyone?)

The Gruffalo’s Child, Norwich Playhouse, Mon 15th – Sun 21st October  

gruffalo child play actors in owl and gruffalo costume

Live on the stage at the  Norwich Playhouse – it’s a Muddy family favourite, The Gruffalo’s Child. This time mini Gruffalo (with attitude) walks us through the woods in this award winning West End musical. That’s 50 minutes of half term sorted then!

Book tickets for £11.50 (concessions £8.50)


Ladies’ Day, The Assembly Rooms, Swaffham, Wed 17th October  

The Summer was all about food and music Fests and this Autumn it’s all about fashion! Muddy Award finalists Artichoke, are having a Fashion Show in aid of Neuroblastoma UK (Fighting Childhood Cancer). Tickets include lunch, fizz and a goodie bag from guest speaker and British designer, James Lakeland.

Tickets £30 and can be purchased from Artichoke in Swaffham – 01760 724948


Halloween Days at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Thurs 18th – Sun 28th October  

dinosaur in ferns

More half term adventure – join Dippy The Dinosaur (doesn’t sound very scary) and friends for a spooky makeover at Roarr Dinosaur Park! Turn up in your best halloween fancy dress for the chance to win prizes or just come along for prehistoric frolics.

Tickets £13.95 – £14.95 (family tickets available from £55.00)


A Kaleidoscope Of Song, The Assembly House, Norwich, Fri 19th October  

The Mudeka Foundation presents three talented Norfolk vocalists: Emily Jupp (The Voice 2014), Anna Mudeka (winner, Africa’s Most Influential 2014) and Emma Nuule (winner, Search For A Star 2018). Held in the beautiful Assembly House, this promises to be a fantastic evening of song.

Book tickets for £25 (£20 for concessions), including a glass of prosecco on arrival!


Firepit Friday’s, The Firepit, Wendling, Fri 29 Oct 

horse box bar chips

For some of us (40+) warehouse’s in Norfolk might bring back nostalgic memories of supermarket meets, convoys and not so legal raves! Well it’s a much more grown up and sophisticated vibe these days thanks to the lovely people at the Fire Pit, who have reinvented warehouse parties with a family friendly Friday night offering with street food courtesy of The Bucket List (some of the best chips in Norfolk)& cocktails!

Open from 5pm until 11pm they’ll be music, lounging and eating. Plus there’s a pool table,  double-decker bus and if you fancy it – sleep overs in the Wren’s nest.


Norwich Science Festival, The Forum, Norwich, Fri 19th – 27th October 

flames science test tubes man in protective goggles Norwich Science Festival returns with a full schedule of activities for all ages. Events take place at venues across the city, including Women in Science, Dr Ben Garrod’s Robots, the ultimate explorer Benedict Allen and much more.  Our advice – download the brochure and get your marker pen ready. I guarantee there’ll be something to pique your interest (mmmm, Rob Newman, ladies??)

Book tickets – events vary in price (some are free)


 1940’s Big Band Dance, Royal Assembly Rooms, Gt Yarmouth, Sat 20th October 

grammer phone trumpet

If you love a bit of vintage, be transported back to the magic and excitement of the 1940’s Dance Halls  with  a 22 piece Super Swing Big Band at the Assembly Rooms in Gt Yarmouth.

Book tickets £15


Banham Zoo Anniversary Ball, Dunston Hall, Sat 20th October  

The Zoological Society of East Anglia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Banham Zoo with a glittering Black Tie Ball at Dunston Hall, raising money for tiger conservation. This big-cat themed dinner has a few surprises up its sleeve, but expect the usual charity auction, dinner and dancing. So if you’re feeling feline, book your tickets now!

Book tickets £65.00 or tables of ten £650.00


The Great British Gin Festival , OPEN Norwich, Sat 20th October  

bottles of gin on a bar

The UK’s biggest Gin Festival lands at OPEN in October, and with over 100 gins to try from across the world, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be. With cocktail demonstrations, talks and live entertainment, we’re sure that you’ll leave feeling both refreshed and gin-spired!

Tickets £15.49 – £29.99


Bonfire & Fireworks, Blakeney Quay, Sat 20th October

brightly coloured explosion of fireworks

Candyfloss, toffee apples, hot soup, rides, stalls and more – all in the beautiful surrounds of autumnal Blakeney.



WILD, Gallery Plus, Wells-next-to-the-Sea, Sat 20 Oct – Sat 3 Nov

bronze squid sculpture

You may well have seen some of local artist Toby Winterbourn’s work at Pensthorpe or Felbrigg Hall, now’s your chance to see his new exhibition and maybe even pick up an úber cool early Christmas gift!

Inspired by the Norfolk countryside, the mild steel sculptures come in all shapes and sizes, based on wild flowers and organic forms including ferns, cow parsley, bluebells, and foxgloves.



Big Fish, Little Fish – Family Rave with Nookie + DJ Trax, Epic Studios, Norwich, Sun 21 October 

Time to show the kids how cool you used to be!

DJ`s Nookie + DJ Trax will be playing `grown up` old school dance music for the ultimate family day time rave. Crafts, giant balloons, glitter cannons, bubble machine, club lighting (no strobes), face painting and  a stilt walking, rave dancing pirate! Go large or go home!

Book tickets £7.00 – £9.00 (Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child)

Plus check out our Culture Vulture Guide taking you to the end of 2018 with stacks of theatre, film, music and art!

Find more ideas here

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