February 2017 Newsletter

barnesheadFebruary Half Term Offers

We have some great offers on our self catering accommodation over the February half term week, with 3 or 4 night short breaks from just £404 or a week from just £560.  Each property has the use of a Dayboat free of charge for the duration of your stay, and remember if you have booked with us before you will receive a delicious Hamper full of locally produced treats!

We can be flexible with start days, just get in touch with our friendly booking office team and they will be pleased to help – you can call on 01603 782625, email or contact us via our new ‘online chat’

whats onThere’s lots going on in the area during half term, take a look at our Blog for some ideas on how to keep the whole family happy.

 

 

New Boats – Brinks Serenade & Brinks Encore

Brinks Serenade is one of our our new cruisers for the 2017 season.  39′ Long, with 4+2 berths, modern & stylish lines combined with a very comfortable interior and the the latest technology, we are sure this boat will be prove to be very popular with families and couples alike.

Brinks Encore is a smaller 28′ cruiser with 2+2 berths, a classic design single level cruiser wth a light, modern interior.  Forward drive, twin sliding sunroof, wide side decks and easy access from the bow and stern make this boat extremely easy to handle and ideal for couples or first timers on
the water.

Both boats are now available to book via our website.

Barnes Brinkcraft now incorporating Royalls Boatyard

During January, we were pleased to announce that we had bought neighbouring boatyard ‘Royalls’ after the retirement of Nigel & Sara Royall at the end of last season.  The nine cruisers will be incorporated into our fleet and we are pleased to be honouring all holidays that have been pre-booked by Royalls.

If you were a Royalls customer previously and have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

We all wish Nigel & Sara a happy retirement which I am sure you will agree is well earnt after more than 50 years providing holidays on the Norfolk Broads.

Read our full press release here

2017 Offers On Norfolk Broads Boating & Self Catering Holidays 

  • Save 5% on our brochure price for 2016 bookings made before 29th February ’17.
  • Save 20% On Midweek Short Breaks On Boating Holidays
  •   Book a midweek break and get a 20% discount on breaks from from 11th April until  24th May 2017.
  • 2 Week Boating Holiday – ‘Super Saver’ – Book a 2 week holiday and save 15% on the lowest priced week.
  • For holidays booked and paid for direct on our website, you will enjoy an additional £10 discount over telephone bookings.

Special-OfferPlease see our ‘Offers’ page on the website for all currents offers & late availability.

 

 

 

 

Customer Loyalty Scheme

Our Customer Loyalty Scheme is really popular with our returning guests.  If you have previously holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and rebook with us direct, you will receive a delicious local food Hamper supplied by Tavern Tasty.  This will be delivered direct to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

Customer Loyalty Hampers

Customer Loyalty Hampers

When booking, if you have moved house or your previous booking was with family and friends under a different name, please advise us so that we can make sure you get the Hamper you are entitled to on arrival.

 

 

 

 


Share Your Holiday Photos

We love to see your holiday photographs, if you’ve had a great time and would like to share your pictures with us, email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or add them to our Facebook & Twitter pages.

What’s On February Half Term

Saturday 11th February

BeWILDerwood ‘ Boggle Wish Bonfire’ from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February 10.30 – 17.30
A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food!

Circus Fantasia @ Great Yarmouth Stadium  from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February – Shows at 14.00 7 17.00
Come and relax in our theatre style big top and enjoy a live 2 hour show suitable for all the family. It doesn’t matter if you are 2 or 92, you are sure to have an excellent time inside the Circus Fantasia big top.

Greyhound Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium 19.30
The evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.

Sunday 12th February

Norwich Antiques & Collectors Fair @ Holiday Inn, Norwich  09.00 – 17.30
Traditional collectables – such as china, silver, figurines and glassware, others are displayed alongside, some small items of furniture, rugs, lamps, paintings, tools, coins, military, kitchenware, fine ceramics, watches, silver, glassware and vintage fashion and accessories.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio @ The Puppet Theatre, Norwich  15.30
One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally.  Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio, no lie.  Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you’ll have awhale of a time!

Norfolk Broads Landscape Photography Workshop – Limited availability (see website for details)  Full day
The Norfolk Broads photography workshop is aimed at all levels including complete beginners.  On this Norfolk Broads landscape photography workshop we will be concentrating on photographing at least two or three different mills, some maybe complete and some maybe derelict. Wind pumps are not the only thing worth shooting on the Broads, we will also look at taking images of local landmarks such as the ruined St Benet’s Abbey along with the opportunity to photography traditional sailing boats such as those from the Historic Hunters Fleet or if we are lucky a traditional Norfolk Wherry. The reed beds and intricate network of rivers and dykes also offer plenty of potential.

Monday 13th February

Teddy Bear Express @ Bure Valley Railway in Wroxham  Departures  11.10  12.40  14.00  15.30  &  16.40
All aboard the Teddy Bear Express this February Half-Term. Trains will operate from both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations each day. A children’s quiz to see how many teddy bears can be spotted on the train journey, colouring activities, a teddy tombola at Buffer Stop Books and a decorated Whilstlestop Café add to this teddy bear themed event. 

The Elusive Jack Valentine @ Tide & Time Museum in Great Yarmouth  10.00 – 16.00
Find out about the Norfolk legend of Jack Valentine, make your loved ones a card to celebrate and enjoy a treat along the way.

Thriller Live @ Theatre Royal, Norwich  19.30
Direct from London’s West End, THRILLER LIVE takes you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion.

Tuesday 14th February

Half Term Fun at the Museum of Norwich @ The Bridewell Museum, Norwich  11.00 – 16.00
Get creative with torn textiles. Have a go at using ripped rags to make your own little rag rug. All crafts included in admission price.

Signs of Spring week at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham  10.00 – 16.00
Family event, it’s (nearly) Spring! Celebrate with us by looking out for signs of Spring in our woodland garden.

Swoon & Croon at the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston  19.30    Booking essential
With the sounds of Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and much more!
£33.95 per person – Includes three course meal, glass of bubbly, entertainment & after party disco.

Wednesday 15th February

A Mermaids Tale @ St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth   13.00
Real Mermaid’s Tale – is an engaging family show that is an adventure, a mystery and visual treat. An original and compelling story carries the show along with one performer, a crew of puppet rats, some magical maps and an underwater shadow sequence set to a specially commissioned musical score by Chris Ashton.  Suitable for Families with Children over 3 years old.

Junior Farm @ Wroxham Barns, Hoveton   11.30  13.30  15.30
Our hugely popular Junior Farm has many daily activities – feeding the rabbits, grooming the ponies, bottle feeding the spring lambs and collecting your own eggs from our henhouses. We have a School Room for school groups and Birthday parties.  Wroxham Barns will start lamb bottle-feeding on the weekend of 11th February 2017 in time for half-term holidays.

Acoustic & Open Mic @ The Brickmakers P.H in Norwich, NR3 4DY   20.00
Come and join us for our Acoustic Open Mic night… Whether it’s Guitar / Piano or just your voice come along and have a go… We will record and video the gig and give you a copy of both before you leave. All free of charge!! Free Entry

Thursday 16th February

Talking Textiles: Brief Encounter @ Norwich Study Centre   11.00
Corsets, crinolines, and combinations: discover the fascinating history of underwear through the centuries and explore the relationship between dress, the shaping of the body to fashionable ideals, and personal garments in our wardrobe.  Booking essential

Slam Night @ The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich  18.30
SLAM is jam-packed with young local artists with all sorts of great talent ranging from singer-songwriters to dancers. From the SLAM producers that make the event happen, to the local 12-21 year olds that perform, SLAM is run for young people by young people -  where the audience become the stars! Whether you are a comedian, singer, or dancer, come and be in SLAM!  If you are interested in getting involved, please email us on youth.forum@thegarage.org.uk   Age: 12-21

Jo Caulfield – The Customer Is Always Wrong  @ The Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich  20.00
Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them. Sharp, witty and insightful, Jo will make you think as much as she makes you laugh.  As seen on The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You.

Friday 17th February

Thorpe Marshes Guided Walks @ NWT Thorpe Marshes, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich  10.00
Explore NWT Thorpe Marshes, in the Norfolk Broads, yet on the edge of Norwich in Thorpe St Andrew. It’s a charming mix of grazed and un-grazed marshes, ditches and the open water of St Andrew’s Broad. Join local naturalist, Chris Durdin, for a meander at Thorpe Marshes and discover the reserve’s wildlife. Bring binoculars and a camera if you have them. Wellies are recommended.

Cirque Du Hilarious – Comedy Explosion @ The Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth  14.30 & 18.30
Hilarious by nature. The UK’s No 1 Circus of Laughter at the Hippodrome Great Yarmouth, Cirque Du Hilarious Presents ‘COMEDY EXPLOSION’ starring Clive Webb & Danny Adams “The Superstars of Slapstick.”

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Movie (sing-a-long) @ St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth  14.30
Come along for some half term fun and watch this classic Disney movie on our giant cinema screen. With all the words on the screen, its easy to sing-a-long to the classic songs including ‘Circle of Life’ & ‘I Just can’t wait to be King’.

Saturday 18th February

Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham   19.00
Telescopes, talks and teas all evening with the friendly astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society. Please feel welcome to bring your own telescope if you have one. Wrap up warm. No torches please – it destroys your night vision.

Beetle Drive @ Repps Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick  19.00 – 19.30 start
Join us  and help us raise funds to keep our museum and collection running. £5 per person includes a ploughman’s lunch at half time. There will be a raffle and all proceeds are going to the restoration of the windpumps.

Live Music from Trio @ The New Inn, Horning  21.00
Pop band singing ‘covers’ from 70s to present. Songs from Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Shaun Colvin, ELO, Stevie Wonder and Nik Kershaw.

Press Release – Royalls Boatyard

10th January 2017

Barnes Brinkcraft (Barnes Marine Units Ltd) of Wroxham have today announced that they have bought neighbouring boatyard Royalls and 9 hire craft, after the retirement of Nigel and Sara Royall at the end of last season.

Director Daniel Thwaites said “buying Royalls means that we will have more room to increase our fleet and servicing facilities, and with the trend towards more UK tourists opting to holiday in this country and overseas tourists being lured by the favourable exchange rates, this is the right time for us to expand.”

Barnes Brinkcraft will then operate a fleet of 86 boats from their base at Wroxham including the 9 acquired from Royalls.  Plans for the 2017 season include adding 5 new built boats to the fleet and 3, new three bedroomed holidays homes overlooking their private marina.

Daniel, Jill & Matthew Thwaites

Daniel, Jill & Matthew Thwaites

 

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Our Christmas opening times for 2016 are as follows:

Thursday 22nd December – 8am to 5pm

Friday 23rd December -  CLOSED
Saturday 24th December – CLOSED
Monday 26th December – CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December – CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December – 9am to 4pm
Thursday 29th December – 10am to 2pm
Friday 30th December – 10am to 4pm
Saturday 31st December – CLOSED
Monday 2nd January 2017 – CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January – 10am to 2pm

Wednesday 4th January – Normal winter opening hours.

If you wish to contact us during the Christmas & New Year holiday, please email us bookings@barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk and we will reply on the next working day.

Ex Hire Boats For Sale

Have you been holidaying on the Norfolk Broads for years and dreamt of owning your own boat?

This winter we are selling two boats from our fleet ‘Brink of Joy’ & ‘Brinks Sonata’ – both boats are ideal first time boats as they are easy to handle and maintain.

We have moorings available in our marina in the centre of Wroxham from just £2040 per year.

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For Sale, Alpha 29 – ex Brink of Joy

Alpha 29′ – Ex ‘Brink of Joy’

This is a very practical cruiser all on one level, offering easy boarding access via both the front and back wells. The saloon and galley provide a great open plan space that is light and airy and benefits from a split opening sunroof. This is a very spacious two berth cruiser (+2 berths) with the added bonus of the large wash-room and bath, which is great if you have small children.

Sale Price  £39,950

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For sale, Sumatra 755 ex Brinks Sonata

Sumatra 755 – Ex ‘Brinks Sonata’

A chic, sporty and fun cruiser offering great outside space. Fitted with an economical 28hp diesel engine, this boat is perfect for weekends and short breaks.

Good specification including heating, invertor. Electric arch bringing air draft down to 7.2ft allowing passage under most bridges. Clean and tidy ready to cruise.

Sale Price  £19,950

If you would like more information on either of these boats, please contact our sales office on 01603 781178 who will be happy to help.

Autumn/Winter Newsletter

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Autumn/Winter Newsletter

It doesn’t seem possible that we have come to end of another season, but with a real ‘nip’ in the air in the mornings now and the nights getting longer, all the boats will be heading back to the yard for the winter at the end of half term week.

Remember our riverside self catering accommodation is available to rent all year round, so you need not wait until Spring for your next Norfolk Broads ‘fix’.

It was a really busy season for us and the lovely weather lasted well into the late summer.  In July Brinks Rhapsody 3   was launched, which with it’s sleek good looks and electric hybrid propulsion making cruising super quiet, proved really popular with our customers. Work is underway for next year with new boats being added to the fleet, Brinks Serenade, a 4+2 berth and
Brinks Encore  a 2+2 berth.  We will be taking photographs throughout the build and posting them on our Facebook
page, so do keep an eye on how we are getting on.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our 2017 Brochure photo competition this year, we had some fantastic entries and some of these can be seen in our new brochure.  To see all of the entries, please go to our online Album.  The winners will receive a voucher for £150 off their next holiday.

Christmas & New Year 

We have got just one property left for Christmas week, ‘Grebe
one of the Daisy Broad Lodges which can sleep up to 10 people.  We will take care of the Christmas tree for you, and there will be a hamper full of delicious local, seasonal foods for you to enjoy.  On top of all that, you have the use of a Day Launch for the duration of your stay*.

* Subject to weather conditions.

We do still have availability for New Year in the Daisy Broad Lodges, from the 28th December to the 4th of January.  ‘Coot’ and ‘Grebe’ have an inter-connecting door and can sleep up to 20 people – why not get all of your friends and family together for a really big celebration!

To book, call our booking office on 01603 782625 or email the office  bookings@barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk

3 Really Good Reasons To Book Your 2017 Holiday NOW!

1 .  Early Booking Discount
Save 5% on our brochure price if you book before 28th February ’17. If you book your holiday on-line via our website, you will also get a further £10 discount.

2.   Make Sure You Get Your Favourite Boat
The longer you leave it to book, the less likely you are to get your first choice of boat on your preferred dates. Booking early means you can put your mind at rest that your summer holiday is taken care of.

3.  Spread The Cost – Pay In Instalments To Suit You!
Take advantage of the early booking discounts and then spread the cost of your holiday by paying it off in installments that suit you.

Remember, if you have holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and rebook with us direct with us you will also receive one of our
‘Welcome Back Loyalty Hampers’ which are delivered to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

To book, call our booking office on 01603 782625 or email the office.

For Sale

This winter we will be selling two boats from our fleet ‘Brink of Joy’ & ‘Brinks Sonata’.  Both will be sold from our sister company Norfolk Boat Sales  and will be available from early November.  For more details please check their website  or call 01603 781178 – option 1.

Web Site Updates

Over the next few weeks you will notice changes being made to our website.  We are adding interactive floor plans to all of our self catering properties and updating photographs which we hope will help you when making your choice to book.

For boating holidays we are updating each boat listed with new
photographs and clearly showing which boats have extras such as bow thrusters fitted.

Remember, if you need any help at all when deciding which property or boat to book, our friendly staff are available to offer help and assistance.

Childrens Activity Book Competitions

All children who came on holiday with us this summer will have received one of our childrens activity books. The last date to send competition entries in is 31st October ’16.

Any photo entries should be sent to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com with the name & age of the child ‘Spot The Boat’ entries should be posted to Mags at the Barnes Brinkcraft address.

There are some lovely prizes to be won, a voucher for £150 to help towards your next holiday, a £50 Amazon voucher and a delicious Sponge  cake which will be posted direct to you.

Share Your Holiday Photos

We love to see your holiday photographs, if you’ve had a great time  and would like to share your pictures with us in our online Album, email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or add them to our Facebook & Twitter pages.

New Boats For 2017 Season

We are pleased to introduce Brinks Serenade for the 2017 season, available to hire from Good Friday, 14th April ’17

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Brinks Serenade – new for 2017 season. Call our booking office for information – 01603 782625

This new boat is 39′ long (almost 12 metres), 4+2 berths, has twin sliding sunroofs, easy access from the stern and will have all the mod-cons you have come to expect from our Elite Fleet boats.

The boat is still ‘in build’ at the moment but we will keep you updated as the build progresses.  If you would like to book this boat for the 2017 season, please call our Booking Office on 01603 782625 as it is not currently available on our on-line booking system.

Also available for the 2017 season will be our new Brinks Encore – as yet we do not have a confirmed date for this to be available for hire, but we will keep you updated throughout the next few months.

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Brinks Encore – new for 2017 season. Call our booking office for information – 01603 782625

This new boat is 28′.6 long (approx 8.5 metres), 2+2 berths, has twin sliding sunroofs, have nice wide side decks and is single level throughout.  Brinks Enfore will also be part of Elite Fleet range.

Again, this boat is not currently available on our on-line booking system but if you would more information, please call our Booking Office on 01603 782625 who will be happy to help..

2016 Brochure Photographic Competition

After the success of last year we are pleased to announce that we will be running our Photography Competition again this year.  The winning entries will win a voucher for £150 and will be featured in our 2017 Holiday Brochure.

The competition will begin on the 1st of July and will end at midnight on the 31st  August ’16.  All entries should be emailed to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com - there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit, we just ask that photographs are from your Norfolk Broads holidays, they can be pictures of boats, landscapes, families, even selfies  – take a look at last years entries!

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One of last years winning entries sent into us from Lance Wardle

We love to see your holiday pictures, so get snapping and be in with a chance of winning £150 off your next holiday with us!

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SENT BY EMAIL TO: kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Wednesday 23rd December          8am – 5pm
Thursday 24th, Christmas Eve       CLOSED
Friday 25th, Christmas Day           CLOSED
Saturday 26th, Boxing Day            CLOSED
Sunday 27th December                 CLOSED

Monday 28th December                 CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December                10am – 2pm
Wednesday 30th December           10am – 2pm
Thursday 31st, New Years Eve        10am – 2pm
Friday 1st January, New Years Day  CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January                   CLOSED
Sunday 3rd January                      CLOSED

Monday 4th January                      CLOSED
Tuesday 5th January                     8am – 5pm
Normal working hours resume

All e-mails will be answered on the next working day (as above)

What’s On October Half Term On The Norfolk Broads

Friday 23rd October

MEET THE SHARKS AT THE SEALIFE CENTRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
We’ll throw the spotlight on sharks for this event; with talks, feeding demonstrations, kid’s activities and lots more – because sharks need friends too, and they’re amazing, fascinating creatures. Normal admission prices apply.

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING AT GREAT YARMOUTH POTTERIES & SMOKEHOUSE
Join us for an evening of murder mystery at Great Yarmouth Potteries. Team work is key to solving the ‘who done it?’ £15.00 per head including fish and chips and a drink
Tickets available from the Potteries 01493 850585  . 7.00PM – 9.30PM

THE WHITE LADY P.H, WORSTEAD – FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
This years event is bigger and better with fireworks for the whole family to enjoy with one of the best local bands ULTRA EGO!  Live music and viewing is all under our large marquee so the good old English weather wont spoil your night! Gates opening at 5.30pm with music kicking off the night with the display at 7.30 and then music to finish.  £5.00 ENTRANCE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Saturday 24th October

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

THE WHITE HORSE P.H, UPTON – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘HARD RAIN’
From Beatles classics to Amy MacDonald, the blues to rock’n'roll, The Mavericks to The Pretenders, and most recently, songs from Caro Emerald, Lorde and Jessie Jay. We are always updating our repertoire with new and old songs that capture our imagination.  9pm Start

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  7.30PM

Sunday 25th October

HIPPODROME CIRCUS HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

THE FERRY INN, SURLINGHAM – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘AN EVENING WITH BOB’
An Evening With Bob’ is an entertaining band that performs a wide range of songs; from Bob Dylan to Dido and from Bob Marley to Tracey Chapman – classic songs from great artists.  Our repertoire encompasses songs from great artists such as Van Morrison, Michelle Shocked, KT Tunstall, REM, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, India Arie, The Waterboys, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Nina Simone and Justin Currie (Del Amitri).  From 4pm

HALLOWEEN DAY AT DINOSAUR ADVENTURE PARK, LENWADE
Halloween themed activities with:*Halloween Craft Sessions, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, and Creepy Creatures.  Visit the park in full Halloween themed fancy dress costume and get half price off entry into the park.  9.30AM – 4PM

Monday 26th October

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  6.30PM

SCIENCE DAY AT TIDE & TIME MUSEUM, GREAT YARMOUTH
Time to get over those boring double science lessons! Come and enjoy lots of interactive activities that explore science in a fun way. Discover the history of a chemist in our new 1913 Row store, meet a mad scientist who will show you things that go fizz, whiz and bang and create your own animation. Best part? No homework!  Adult £5.20, Conc. £4.70, Young person (4-18) £3.90. Family tickets £10.90 (1 Adult + all children), £14.50 (2 adults + all children) 11.00AM – 4PM

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

Tuesday 27th October

GREAT YARMOUTH &THE GOLDEN MILE GHOSE WALK AT ST GEORGE’S THEATRE
Members of St George’s Theatre Group are collaborating with Hopton Ghosthunters and are bringing you the Great Yarmouth Ghost Walks and the Golden Mile Ghost Walks.  Hear tales of haunted places around the town and stop for some ‘spirits’ in a haunted pub. Be prepared to be spooked with this new and exciting experience.  Tickets £6 Children £5 (Children Must be Ages 9+)  01493 3314854  7PM

HIPPODROME CIRCUS HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

HALLOWEEN AT THE RAF DEFENCE RADAR MUSEUM, NEATISHEAD – NR HORNING
Join for a Halloween scare hunt through the Museum, prize for the scariest picture, identify ghoulish remains and hunt Witches and other creatures of the night on the radar.  £8 Adults, £7 Concessions, £5 children (7-18yrs), £20 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children). Under 7s Free  10AM – 5PM

Wednesday 28th October

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  6.30PM

FIREWORKS DISPLAY, SEALIFE CENTRE GARDENS, GREAT YARMOUTH
Enjoy a fun-filled night on Sea Life Centre Gardens. Enter your carved pumpkin into a competition to win a short break at Vauxhall Holiday Park, come along and check all the
pumpkins out, enjoy live music on the Heart sound stage from 6pm and watch an amazing fireworks display at 7.30pm!

FROZEN SING-A-LONG, ST GEORGES THEATRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
This new version of the film will include the lyrics of each musical number on the screen, with a bouncing snowflake to help audiences follow along as they sing out loud together.  With the Frozen soundtrack topping the charts, we’re willing to bet that a lot of you already know all the words–this is your chance to show your stuff and harmonize with dozens of family and friends at once.  Tickets £6.50  Show starts 2.30pm   01493 331484

Thursday 29th October

HALLOWEEN AT THE RAF DEFENCE RADAR MUSEUM, NEATISHEAD – NR HORNING
Join for a Halloween scare hunt through the Museum, prize for the scariest picture, identify ghoulish remains and hunt Witches and other creatures of the night on the radar.  £8 Adults, £7 Concessions, £5 children (7-18yrs), £20 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children). Under 7s Free  10AM – 5PM

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.

HALLOWEEN DAYS AT DINOSAUR ADVENTURE PARK, LENWADE
Halloween themed activities with:*Halloween Craft Sessions, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, and Creepy Creatures.  Visit the park in full Halloween themed fancy dress costume and get half price off entry into the park.  9.30AM – 4PM

Friday 30th October

THE KINGS HEAD P.H, ACLE – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘AN EVENING WITH BOB’
An Evening With Bob’ is an entertaining band that performs a wide range of songs; from Bob Dylan to Dido and from Bob Marley to Tracey Chapman – classic songs from great artists.  Our repertoire encompasses songs from great artists such as Van Morrison, Michelle Shocked, KT Tunstall, REM, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, India Arie, The Waterboys, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Nina Simone and Justin Currie (Del Amitri).  From 8.30pm

DACULA HALLOWEEN PANTOMINE, ST GEORGE’S THEATRE, GREAT YARMOUTH
Dracula Halloween Phantomime brings life to Sapphi Val Helsing (the daughter of the famous vampire hunter) and her quest to track down Dracula whilst he terrorises the city of London with his bat… cricket bat, that is!  With the help of Dame Coco and best friend Lucy Lastic; be prepared for a night of laughter and screams and of course a little bit of audience participation.  Starts at 7.30pm  Tickets Tickets £8 Concessions £7       01493 331484

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY, SHERINGHAM – SPOOKY DEPARTURES
Take a journey in darkness, surrounded by ghostly goings-on as you journey up and down the line. Bring along your cameras and see if you’re able to capture evidence of anything particularily phantom!  Our first spooky departure will leave Sheringham at 5pm, this is a journey designed to spook children under the age of eleven! Come and take part in our Best Costume Competition whilst enjoying a Hot Chocolate and a spooky treat! Take time to stop off and explore our Grisly Grotto at Wicked Weybourne before going full steam ahead to Haunted Horrible Holt! Tickets £5 per person, adults and children – Departure 5pm.

Saturday 31st October

THE LION INN, THURNE – MUSIC FROM LOCAL BAND ‘HARD RAIN’
From Beatles classics to Amy MacDonald, the blues to rock’n'roll, The Mavericks to The Pretenders, and most recently, songs from Caro Emerald, Lorde and Jessie Jay. We are always updating our repertoire with new and old songs that capture our imagination.  8.30pm Start.  It’s Halloween so there may be spooky ‘goings on’!

FAIRHAVEN GARDENS, SOUTH WALSHAM – FAIRHAVEN SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY
Head to Fairhaven for a spooktacular Halloween party. Enter the creepy woodland trail where lost souls roam, delve down into the haunted hollow where the trees are alive with things unseen. Electrifying live music; children’s entertainers; a devilishly good hot dog stall and lots more. Dress code is diabolical.  6pm to 8pm. Don’t miss fireworks finale at 7.45pm.  £8 adult, £4 child. Ticket only event. Please note this event is not suitable for children under 3, pushchairs and dogs. 

GREYHOUND RACING AT GREAT YARMOUTH STADIUM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed, the evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  From a great value general admission to the fantastic luxury of our executive lounges, you are sure to have a great evening lined up.  For general admission, no booking is required.  7.30PM

Sunday 1st November

BEWILDERWOOD, HORNING – THE GLOWING LANTERN PARADE,
Our most famously fabulous event of the year is an illuminated treat for everyone. What you need to really join in is to make your own lantern. One that really, truly glows in the spooky dark.  Show starts at dusk, normal entry fees apply

HIPPODROME HALLOWEEN SPOOTACKULAR, GREAT YARMOUTH
Breathtaking stunts in the specially created Halloween museum set which will bring the action closer than ever, so prepare to be on the edge of your seat, with dancers, aerialists, acrobats, special effects and much more this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the spooky week of Halloween, now one of the country’s biggest family holiday weeks.  Show at 2pm & 5pm

HOP ONBOARD THE SPOOKY EXPRESS AT THE BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLSHAM
Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Cafe add to this Halloween themed event. FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult). No prior booking required. See timetable for train times.