Seasonal Fun in Norfolk
Make lasting memories together
Whatever time of year you stay with us at Dunston Hall, there’s always plenty to do in Norfolk. Here are some of our favourite things to do each season…
Foxley Wood (35 minute drive)
Explore the ancient woods.
Thought to be around 6,000 years old, Foxley Wood is truly a sight to behold in spring. Every year in late April/early May, the floor of this historic woodland is transformed into a fragrant carpet of bluebells. Keep your eyes peeled for the white and pink variations – they’re especially rare.
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
For two and a half weeks every spring, public spaces, parks and streets across Norfolk are transformed into a celebration of the arts. Considered the flagship arts festival for the East of England, there are so many different events to choose from, but there really is something everyone will enjoy.
Plantation Gardens (18 minute drive)
Search for Norwich’s secret garden.
Originally created in 1800s, the Plantation Garden was an eclectic garden built for a single family before changing hands so many times it became impenetrable. It’s rediscovery and restoration has now allowed it to become a beautiful oasis away from the busy Norwich streets – perfect for a picnic on a sunny summer day.
Sundown Festival (12 minute drive)
Party ‘til the sun goes down.
Held over the first weekend of September every year, you’ll have the time of your life at this festival. With five stages and headline artists like Sean Paul, Chase and Status and Clean Bandit, you’ll want to party on ‘til sunrise.
BeWILDerwood (20 minute drive)
Go on an adventure.
Lose yourself in the world of Boggles as you traverse the magical forest setting of BeWILDerwood. Autumn is one of the best times to visit this fantastical place – the changing leaves and slight nip in the air really do add to the mystery.
Noirwich Festival (10 minute drive)
Noirwich Festival is one of the UK’s fastest-growing literary festivals and celebrates the very best of crime and thriller fiction writing. With writers like Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid and Lee Child as past speakers, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Festive Fair at The Forum (20 minute drive)
‘Tis the season.
Find something unique for your loved ones and listen to some seasonal swing music at this fabulous Christmas market in Norfolk. Held every year at the end of November there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy.
The English Distillery (12 minute drive)
Take the chill off.
Take a tour of England’s oldest whiskey distillery and learn all about the process of distilling whiskey. You can taste all the spirits they make, and even have a go at creating your own.