It’s Half term and Halloween Yipeeeee. Here’s my run down of the best things to do in Norfolk October half term 2021 with the kids.
The Monster Club show
After a sell out first year this is the hottest ticket in town this October half term. Set under the Big Top at Wensum Valley Hotel and Golf Club this spooky spectacular will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing till your belly hurts. A fantastic band, engaging dance routines, comedy, circus acts and this year there’s even a licensed bar. Brain child of Joe Ringer from the locally renowned and nationally acclaimed Joe Ringer Band. This show is suitable for all ages and is a steal with tickets from £9 per person. When I told the kids we were going again they yelped with excitement. This really is a family favourite and I might even convince them to dress up this year. It is Halloween week after all. For tickets click here but be quick they won’t be around for long.
The Glowing lantern parade.
We love Bewilderwood all through the year, but it’s been a while since we’ve attended their October event. Wow has it grown. The standalone attraction can now be purchased for £10 a ticket. We combined with a day out at Bewilderwood too.
Enter the gates and be transported to a lantern lit glen where you can craft your own bindle (lantern) and take some spooky snaps before your journey along a beautiful woodland walked soaked in a rainbow of illuminations. Look out for the Twiggle village and whispering lanterns – my faves. Then meet some of the characters from Tom Blofelds famous story books. Wilba loved telling jokes with Snagglefang the bat and The Boy was impressed with the size of Hazels pumpkin. This is a great event for all ages and a lovely way to start a spooky not scary Halloween.
The path would be suitable for more sturdy buggies. Wheelchair users might find some areas difficult. Wheelchair users and Carers of disabled guests go free as do children under 92cm. Adults might like to bring an additional head torch if you have flight risks like mine. Click here to find out more and book tickets.
The Pumpkin Festival at Wroxham Barns is our new favourite October tradition. We have exchanged trawling the various pumpkin patches of Norfolk for a whole days worth of entertainment at Wroxham barns and a free pumpkin for each child. Not only do you get to select your pumpkin there a great space to carve it. Leaving all the mess behind you. Wilma the witch is there too to enrol your little monsters in potion and spell school before embarking on some more messy fun. Don’t forget my favourite activity of the day RAINBOW MAGGOT RACING. Yes you heard right and its strangely addictive.
The Pumpkin festival is on from the 23rd to 31st of October and is just 13.99 for children and £12.99 for adults. The fun park, crazy golf and all the activities like pony grooming are included too. The event is suitable for younger children and is fully accessible. Hope to see you there. Click here for tickets.
Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth – Fairground Frights
Im incredibly excited about this one after the success of their Coaster Cabana nights in the summer I think this Scarefest will be one not to be missed. For £19.50 you enjoy unlimited rides throughout the park. Best of all because of the restricted capacity the queues are never very long. Older children, tweens and teens will love this event as will adults who like a scare. Live actors roam the park against live DJ sets and scare mazes. Fairground frights was voted Europes best scare zone and roaming characters 2020. Are you brave enough? If so click here to get your tickets.
Pensthorpe Natural Park – Wicked Wildlife
Throughout half term Pensthorpe will be getting all spooky for some Halloween fun. Visit Haunted Hootz house Pensthorpes amazing indoor play area. Listen to some junior wildlife talks. Take the Wicked Wildlife trail and don’t forget to book your slot for pumpkin carving. There will also be some Pensthorpe explorer tours on during the day which can be booked separately.
Adult tickets are 12.95 with a pound off for the over 60’s. Children between 3-16 are 11.95. Pumpkin carving is an additional £3 and must be booked online. I would also recommend pre-booking your Hootz Haunted house slot to avoid disappointment i think the mini activity trail will be a hit. The explorer tour is £4 per person but there’s lots of free things to do to. The Wildrootz marquee has a free craft activity at 1pm and there’s a free guided junior wildlife tour from the discovery centre. Click here to book your tickets.
Fire on the water
Another Yarmouth event (Yarmouth seems to be having some regeneration of late) and one I’ve heard good things about and at just £6 for a family of up to 6 people its definitely worth a punt. I’ll be honest I’ve yet to visit so can’t give it the Cookie seal of approval but its advertised as a glorious show of fire and light on The Venetian waterways of Great Yarmouth. The trail is in Yarmouth for 15 days from the 21st of October so there’s plenty of time to check this one out . Click here for tickets.
Algy Farm Shop
The only Pumpkin patch I’ve visited this year because in my opinion its still the best, not overly commercial no hard sell just great pumpkins lots of variety a banging farm shop and on selected dates wood fired pizza. Need I say more. Well I’m going to because This year they have created a pumpkin hill for some great insta-gramable pumpkin pictures oh and you have to try their popcorn its THE BEST. Its free to visit but for more information about opening times and pizza opening times click here.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
It wouldn’t be Halloween without taking a trip to Roarr Dinosaur Adventure to see Dippy and of course Vincent the Vampire. Dippy’s Halloween days include some extra spooky goings on in addition to the 20 attractions on the park. Explore the crypt. Follow the skeleton trail, watch Dippy’s Halloween movie. Before getting crafty with Bobble-de-boop the witch. Entry is £18.95, Jimmy’s farm and ZSEA season ticket holders get a concessionary rate. Disabled guests 50% off and over 65’s enter for 16.95. Everything inside is included but don’t forget the splash park is now closed. I know my two would still ask me. Click here for more details.
Phew, there you have it my top eight things to do in Norfolk October half term 2021. Of course theres pumpkin carving, sofa snuggles and crisp beach walks to squeeze in.
Have I missed any blinders or is there any events you would like me to check out? let me know in comments or on my socials. Find me on instagram @cookiecrumblesuk or on Facebook at TheWaytheCookie Crumblesuk or on Twitter Cookiecrumbsuk and i’ll do my best to report back. Don’t forget having some quality time at home can be just as fun you can find some ideas here.
Have fun Crumblers. Stay Spooky.