The winter months are finally behind us, the suns out and it’s time for us to venture out too! So here’s our ultimate what’s on guide that’s sure to put a spring in your step…
Tots Creative Play: Moon Landing, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Mon 25th March
Take your little aliens into space with this playful workshop. Music, songs, light and lots and lots of materials to get messy with.
Book tickets – £12 for child and accompanying adult.
Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 27th March
Rosy Carrick‘s award-winning show will take you on a time-travelling rollercoaster via David Bowie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, motherhood and hangovers as she asks: if you could write instructions to your future self, what would you say…?
Book tickets (Pay What You Can)
Vintage Sixties Festival, Cromer Pier, Sat 30th March
The swingin’ Sixties are back at Cromer Pier! If you can’t get there by scooter, dress in your finest vintage clothes and jump on the vintage bus that runs between Cromer, Holt and Sheringham. There’ll be music, dancing, a vintage vinyl night and loads of memorabilia and merchandise stalls. This is certain to be a huge event so don’t miss out!
Free (evening event requires tickets)
Night Run, Blickling Hall, Sat 30th March
Run around the estate and explore the ancient woodlands after dark. Choose from the 3km Explorer or the 7km Adventurer route and don’t forget your head torch!
Book tickets – £7 – £14.00
Deepdale Hygge, Burnham Market, Fri 29th – Sun 31st March
The Deepdale Hygge is a celebration of everything that’s wonderful about the North Norfolk coast and there’s something for everyone over the weekend. Listen to live music, take part in guided walks on the beach, stare at the stars from beside a firepit and savour food and drink from the famous Deepdale Spring Market. This is the ultimate in relaxation and escapism – the good life at its best.
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Family Rave with 2 Bad Mice + DJ Trax, Epic Studios, Norwich, Sat 2nd March
Big Fish, Little Fish – helping post-rave parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.
World renowned DJ`s 2 Bad Mice + 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 the BFLF famous parachute dance.Fancy dress theme Animal Fantastical.
Book tickets – £9.00 (Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child)
NWT Beach Clean, Cley Marshes, Sat 2nd March
Get the gang together and give something back this weekend by helping the Norfolk Wildlife Trust clean up the shoreline. Rain or shine this can be a fun adventure with lots of exciting wildlife and mysterious marine objects to be found. Plus every good deed deserves cake and the lovely Picnic Fayre deli is just down the road!
Free but booking essential
Creake Abbey Farmers’ Market, Creake Abbey Cafe, Sat 2nd March
The Creake Abbey Farmers’ Market is always a favourite in the Muddy diary, as there are over 50 stalls packed with the best Norfolk produce around. This is utter foodie heaven, so make sure you don’t miss out!
The Jive Aces, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, Sat 2nd March
Calling all fans of the 40s and 50s! The Jive Aces are a high-energy, world-class swing band who will have you rockin’ and rollin’ in your seats with their Big Beat Revue. Expect tunes from the big names of jive, rhythm and blues and rock and roll such as Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima – you name it, they play it! Get those dancing shoes on …
Book tickets for £17.50
A Respectful Conversation About Brexit, Norwich Arts Centre, Sun 3rd March
Yes, we know, we’re sick of it too, but if you have any burning questions or opinions on Brexit, then this is your chance to talk them through in a sensible and enlightening fashion. You might need a large glass of wine afterwards, but at least you’ll emerge with some answers (which is more than you’ll get from watching debates on TV).
Book tickets for £3
Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home, Norwich Playhouse, Sun 3rd – Mon 4th March
Controversial comedian Seann Walsh returns to Norwich Playhouse with his new show that’s packed full of comic observations on modern life. Laughter is guaranteed (just don’t mention Strictly…)
Book tickets for £15
World Book Day, Blickling Hall, Thurs 7th – Sun 10th March
Blickling Hall‘s World Book Day celebrations are sure to be a hit with all the family this year. Dress up as your favourite character, join in with storytelling sessions and take part in Bookworm activities. The only limit to the fun is your imagination, so let it roam free!
Book tickets (prices vary)
Jellyfish, Cinema City, Norwich, Tues 5th March
Every Tuesday discover stunning cinema at Cinema City. Whether it’s a cult classic, an art-house gem or a riveting documentary, there will always be a chance to see something different and brilliant in their weekly slot.
Book tickets £8.00
Caroline’s Kitchen, Norwich Theatre Royal, Wed 6th – Sat 9th March
HER Business, Body & Life Conference, Norwich Airport Holiday Inn, Fri 8th March
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Her Business Revolution will be hosting Norfolk’s largest women’s empowerment event with key note speakers, workshops, exhibitors and lots of networking opportunities.
Book tickets – £35 includes a seat for all speakers and masterclasses, buffet lunch, refreshments and parking.
Fierce Babe Night Market, Norwich Arts Centre, Fri 8th March
More International Women’s Day celebrations – Fierce Babe brings you a market with a difference. Browse through stalls of goodies from fierce local crafters and foodies and then dance it all off to DJ sets until midnight. Go on…get fierce!
The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, The Lodge, Old Hunstanton, Fri 8th March
If you’re looking for a reason to go to the pub, look no further! The Lodge in Old Hunstanton is joining over 1500 pubs across the country in hosting the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. So get your teams together and venture out for a drink, all in aid of a good cause. Just don’t forget your thinking caps!
Dining In The Dark, OPEN Norwich, Fri 8th March
A totally unique food phenomenon, Dining In The Dark tests the theory that eating with no lights on can heighten our sense of taste and flavour. Intrigued? So are we. We would say that we’ll see you there but….it’ll be dark.
The Take That Experience, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Fri 8th March
Get ready, ladies…the ultimate tribute band pay their homage to the ultimate boy band with the Take That Experience! They’ll be singing all your favourites from the 90s classics through to the present day hits, teamed with explosive dance routines for a true stage spectacular. It’s a trip down memory lane, a brilliant night out but above all, a reason to remember why these boys really did Rule The World!
Book tickets from £23
A Celebration Of Norfolk Produce Scolt Head Supper, The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe, Tues 12th March
The White Horse at Brancaster is one of our go-to foodie destinations and they’re serving up an absolute treat: a five-course menu that celebrates the best of local produce, with wines from Enotria & Coe and Ben Keeley from Barsby Produce as guest speaker. We’re feeling hungry at the thought.
Book tickets for £37.50 (£55 with wine pairing)
Kiss me, Help! I Hate You, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 13th March
Three women, three stages of life, one pub…Jemima Foxtrot narrates tales of love, life and alcohol through every possible medium. Imagine a girly gossip in your local and then put it on the stage. Tempted? We are!
Book tickets (Pay What You Can Afford)
Afternoon Tea, Holkham Hall, Thurs 14th March
What could be better than afternoon tea? Afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounds of Holkham Hall, of course! Dine on finger sandwiches and scrummy cakes whilst relaxing in The Courtyard Cafe with a cup of your favourite loose-leaf teas. Yum.
Book tickets for £19.95
Julian Clary: Born To Mince, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Fri 15th March
The original Queen of Camp, Julian Clary, brings his unforgettable brand of loveable smut to King’s Lynn in his new show. If you’re easily offended, this isn’t the show for you, but for everyone else, prepare to be wonderfully shocked by his wicked wit and extracts from his new memoir. Oh, I say!
Book tickets from £24.50
The Show Must Go On, Wells Maltings, Fri 15th March
If you’re a fan of musical theatre, look no further than Wells Maltings and a show that features more than 50 songs from over 30 different musicals. It’s narrated by Norfolk favourite, Helen McDermott and it’ll have you singing along before you know it.
Book tickets from £14
Electric Swing Circus, The Open, Norwich, Sat 16th March
Ladies and Gentlemen, hold onto your hats – The Electric Swing Circus is coming to town! A live 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats, this sounds like an uber cool night out.
Book tickets – £10 – £15
Yoga in the Woods, Whitlingham Broad, Trowse, Sat 16th March
Celebrate the Spring Equinox by getting at one with nature. Yoga and pilates plus a cleansing fire ceremony with toasting food sticks for dessert. Kids welcome!
Book tickets – £10 Adult + 1 Child (+£5 per additional child)
The Star Seekers, Sheringham Little Theatre, Sat 16th March
Take your little people on an adventure to outer space with this family-friendly show from The Star Seekers. Explore the universe, save a space station and defy gravity whilst singing along with Alph, Betty and Gammo. Perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of being an astronaut – or wished upon a star…
Book tickets for £8
Wedding Open Morning, Holkham Hall, Sat 16th March
If you’re planning on getting married in the near (or distant!) future, you may just have found your perfect venue. Explore the different options that Holkham Hall offers whilst enjoying a celebratory glass of bubbles. Cheers!
Everybody’s talking about Jamie, Cinema City (Screen Art), Norwich Sun 17th March
Do you remember the BBC 3 doc about the boy who went to his prom in a dress? Well, that’s Jamie and he caused quite a stir and now a west end musical is telling his story!
Cinema City is screening this brilliant musical about the adversity and bullying Jamie faced at school, as well as the incredible love between a mother and her son.
Book tickets £10-17.50 (members only)
An Evening With Brian Blessed, Norwich Theatre Royal, Mon 18th March
There aren’t many people who can lay claim to the status of living legend, but Brian Blessed is one with a real claim to the name. The actor and explorer has a personality that’s as big as his voice and evening with him is sure to be full of surprises. Just make sure that you’re prepared for anything!
Book tickets from £10
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Norwich Playhouse, Tues 19th – Sun 24th March
Direct from the West End join the intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!
Book tickets £11.50
Sing-A-Long The Greatest Showman, Norwich Theatre Royal, Tues 19th March
We love a sing-a-long here at Muddy and The Greatest Showman has so many amazing songs that you won’t be lost for words! With fancy dress encouraged and audience participation essential, this is the only excuse you need to let loose at the top of your voice. Oh, and you can feast your eyes on Hugh and Zac too. Bonus!
Book tickets from £10
Style Showcase, Jarrolds, Norwich Wed 20th March
If you have ever wanted your own fashion and beauty stylist here’s your chance. Personal stylists Florrie and Katy and personal beauty consultants Paris and Yvonne will be showcasing the fashion and beauty trends for Spring. Exclusive discounts and pop-up beauty shop on Floor 1.
Book tickets – £10 includes a glass of fizz and sweet treats. Tickets available from Customer Services, floor 2 or call 01603 660661
Nish Kumar, Norwich Theatre Royal, Thurs 21st March
We love him on the Mash Report, so expecting great things from Nish Kumar’s new show ‘It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves‘. Satire, politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction – sounds like a good night!
Book tickets £23.50
The Sixties Invasion, OPEN Norwich, Fri 22nd March
A stellar line-up comes to OPEN for this Sixties extravaganza, which features the chart-topping ensemble of Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich plus support from The Tornadoes and The Foundations. This is a three-hour musical maelstrom of all your favourite hits which will have those hips shaking and toes tapping!
Book tickets from £22.50
No Strings Attached: Live orchestral rendition of Dr DRE:2001, The Open, Sat 23rd March
Cool alert – this is no ordinary Orchestral event. DJ’s, singers, and lyricists perform a complete rendition of the Dr. DRE 2001 album from start to finish.
Book tickets – £23.00
Brendan Cole, Norwich Theatre Royal, Sat 23rd March
No one knows how to get pulses racing quite like Brendan Cole and his new Latin and Ballroom show for 2019 proves that he still has what it takes to get us quivering in our seats! Expect stunning choreography, fabulous music and costumes and breathtaking dancing from the Strictly star and his team.
Book tickets from £10
Norfolk Walk With A Fork, Walsingham Abbey, Sun 24th March
Combine the ancient surrounds of Walsingham with some delightful local foodie treats and you have the Norfolk Walk With A Fork! Enjoy a virtuous eight-mile walk around the grounds of the Abbey whilst taking full advantage of pit-stops at the food and drink stalls that have been set up around the course. After all, you’ll have burnt off all the calories…
Book tickets for £25
The Norfolk Bump & Beyond Baby & Toddler Fair, Norfolk Showground, Sun 24th March
Whether you’re hopeful, expecting or have a full brood in tow, The Norfolk Bump & Beyond Fair is the perfect day out. With exhibitions, activities and loads of shopping opportunities, this is the ideal place to pick up everything you’ll need for when the time arrives – or to help you cope with the ones you have already!
Book tickets from £4