Norfolk Guide - All Things Norfolk
Norfolk Guide

Norfolk Guide (54)

Friday, 02 July 2021 00:00

Great Yarmouth guided heritage walks resume

Written by
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Guided Heritage walks got underway from July 1 through to the end of October, with support from the Go Trade project. Great Yarmouth Borough Council runs a programme of fascinating Guided Heritage Walks every year, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to delve into the borough’s rich history. A full schedule of guided walks was planned for 2020, which unfortunately had to be suspended owing to the pandemic and rules regarding travel and social distancing. Due to the restrictions put in place by the Government, the Guided Heritage Walks were offered online as a virtual experience. Now back and better than ever, the walks are each led by an official Great Yarmouth Heritage Guide and boast to be one of the most interesting ways to explore the resort. The carefully…
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Head East, a new regional cultural tourism campaign, launches today to showcase the rich diversity and quality of arts, culture and heritage found right here, on our doorstep. Residents from Norfolk and Suffolk will have the opportunity to return to their favourite activities, or discover exciting new experiences on a par with London’s cultural scene. From coastal locations to rural and urban settings, over one year, Head East will celebrate the cultural gems in our counties, while highlighting the region as a must-see cultural destination in the UK, and encouraging sustainable travel. By highlighting a selection of events in 2021 and beyond, the campaign invites people to enjoy themselves as they reunite with loved ones following a prolonged period apart. They can also rely on continued COVID-safe guidelines for memorable…
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Out There Arts are working together to provide the residents and visitors of Great Yarmouth with a unique new experience this autumn. The Fire On The Water extravaganza will be an outdoor occasion that will showcase dramatic outdoor fire sculptures, hypnotic water projections and eye-catching art displays, allowing residents and visitors to see Great Yarmouth in a different light. As the chosen location of the immense and mesmerising event, the Venetian Waterways will be transformed into a spectacular scene that will provide amazing cross-site visibility and offer plenty of car parking space, wheelchair accessibility and suitable space for visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Organised by the producers of the Out There Festival, the blazing demonstrations of unique fire displays and sculptures will transform…
Rate this item
(0 votes)
People can now hire electric scooters to get around Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Bradwell in an environmentally-friendly way – thanks to a trial designed to support a “green restart” of local travel. Replacing shorter-distance journeys which might otherwise be undertaken by car, e-scooters offer the potential of an affordable, reliable and sustainable means of travel during social distancing, while cutting carbon emissions and pressure on public transport. With the support of Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Constabulary, Great Yarmouth Borough Council applied successfully to the Department for Transport to become one of the controlled trial areas nationally, helping the Government decide whether to legalise e-scooters. The council has partnered with authorised e-scooter operator Ginger, which is initially providing 35 e-scooters and 50 parking bays for this trial. Only the authorised…
Monday, 29 March 2021 00:00

Explore-a-book bench trail launches

Written by
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Today sees the launch of Explore-a-book, a brand-new book bench trail, in West Norfolk. The book bench trail has been funded by the Norfolk Strategic Fund, specifically to encourage people back into town centre areas and to help support those businesses adversely affected by the impact of Covid-19.The trail has been organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk in partnership with Stories of Lynn and Kick the Dust.Duncan Hall, Assistant Director, said: "We are working hard to encourage people back into town once it is safe to do so. This trail has been launched to coincide with the first lifting of restrictions, encouraging people to come out, and walk around King's Lynn, Downham and Hunstanton, to discover the benches and to learn a bit more about…
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Visitors to Great Yarmouth seafront this season will have the chance to ride on a 50-metre tall observation wheel and enjoy panoramic views over the coastline, under plans by Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The council has secured the landmark temporary attraction, at no cost, in order to provide an additional covid-safe draw, as part of supporting the important visitor economy when restrictions are lifted to allow tourism again. The Cityliner giant observation wheel features 36 capsules, each with a capacity of up to six people, and will operate from the SEA LIFE Centre Gardens this summer, subject to planning consent and coronavirus restrictions in place at the time. The council would like to thank Merlin Entertainments for allowing this space to be used. To ensure the safety of employees and…
Monday, 11 January 2021 00:00

Winter in Norfolk

Written by
Rate this item
(4 votes)
We were delighted to be contacted by Ben who is currently away from his home County of Norfolk as he is in his third year at the University of Liverpool . Ben wanted to share a short tourism video about Norfolk that he had produced for one of his final assigments. Prior to attending the University of Liverpool Ben had lived out in the countryside in Norfolk all of his life. Ben was aware of the popularity of All Things Norfolk and therefore thought it was the ideal platform to promote his video, promotion of which also formed part of his assignment.
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
The Great Bear Hunt returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham, on Saturday, March 21 and will run until the autumn. The 10 bears carved by Fairhaven volunteer Andy Usher have been in hibernation over the winter and are ready for another season in the garden. There are also two additional bonus bears, recently carved by Andy, for visitors to discover. Armed with a trail map, showing location clues, families can have fun hunting the bears, learn about the trees in the garden and make up names for the bears. Andy Usher explained: “I have volunteered in the garden for the last six years. I am chainsaw qualified, bought a carving saw and began experimenting with creating animals. This led to my idea to carve the bears…
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 00:00

New play area unveiled in Holt Country Park

Written by
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Councillors from the Town and District Councils together with the public and NNDC’s Countryside Rangers celebrated the opening of the exciting new facility, which includes a modern zip line, bug see-saw, and 3 different swings, one of which is an inclusive bucket swing and a ‘me & you’ swing where parents and toddlers can swing together. The new area replaces the old playground, which stood in place for 12 years and needed updating, and was funded by North Norfolk District Council to provide a modern children’s play area for the thousands of visitors to the Green Flag Award winning park. The ribbon was cut by Leader of NNDC, Cllr Sarah Bütikofer with help from youngsters and their families already enjoying the new attractions, and cakes were provided by the on-site…
Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Visitors Welcome!

Written by
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
From pre-historic to present day – North Norfolk Visitor Centre celebrates official opening and introduction of fun new 'Discover Zone' The North Norfolk Visitor Centre was officially opened on Monday 10 February, with an exciting reveal of the brand new look for the tourist information hub. As well as the traditional visitor information service the centre now also includes a “Discovery Zone,” a fantastic new resource which forms part of North Norfolk District Council’s “Deep History Coast” initiative. Council members, project partners, staff and business Ambassadors gathered for the celebration, which included a screening of the new DHC film and representatives on-hand to discuss the key project elements from fossil hunting to the upcoming mammoth Marathon.
Page 1 of 4

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2021
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.