Five Norfolk things to do in October
1. Apple Day
This ever-popular event is held on 16 October at one of Norfolk’s best-loved museums, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. It’s a chance to celebrate the very best of autumn with all things apples: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Experts are on hand to name ‘mystery apples’, along with live entertainment, local craftsmen and artists..
Call 01362 860563 or visit museumsnorfolk.org.uk for details
2. Broads ramble
Discover Norfolk’s secret Broads reserve with a Ranger this month. Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve is a magical natural landscape. Pull on your wellies (essential!) and venture off its beaten tracks to spot the region’s wildlife and enjoy a peaceful couple of hours. Meet at Martham Ferry Boat yard (car parking on Ferrygate Lane).
Visit nationaltrust.org.uk for dates and call 01263 740241 to book.
3. Haunted house
There will be tricks and treats, adventures and plenty of fun for all the family at Holkham Hall’s ‘Spooktacular’ event. Dress for the occasion and be prepared for thrills galore as the famous house and its walled gardens become a Halloween playground for four days from 27-30 October. Take the haunted house quiz or book in for a Fairy Folk and Fable mystical story-telling session.
Visit holkham.co.uk for details and to book your tickets.
4. Awesome animation
Budding animators can book in for a two-day workshop with tutor Becca Barry to discover stop-frame animation at Norwich’s Cinema City. Create magnificent monsters in Plasticine to star in their own monstrous movies. Storyboard, make props and backgrounds and then add your own spooky sound effects!
Call 0871 902 5724 to find out more.
5. Walking through history
Wander through woods and fields at Felbrigg Hall, the masterpiece Jacobean National Trust property, and create your own cinematic experience. Walk With Me is a ‘walkscape’ trail created by artists Strijbos & Van Rijswijk. With the landscape as your screen, headphones provide a soundtrack of music, words and sound effects. As you move through the grounds, moods change, time flits from past to present and an intriguing narrative by novelist Megan Bradbury recollects the past of Felbrigg Hall.
Call 0844 249 1895 to book your tour.