Hallowe’en – Spooky Times in Norfolk

Norfolk’s attractions have laid on a great collection of spooky and scary fun events to mark Hallowe’en.

It is also a great time to enjoy the autumn colours and fresh air in the Norfolk countryside.

Go for a walk at Blickling, Felbrigg and Sheringham Parks (National Trust), Foxley Wood (Norfolk Wildlife Trust), Holkham Park and Wolterton Park. Or take a stroll on the vast expanse of Holkham Beach, made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love and featured in ITV’s Kingdom, starring Stephen Fry.

Norfolk’s Hallowe’en events:

Monday, October 22 to Sunday, October 28,
• BeWILDerwood near Hoveton, 10am to 5.30pm – ‘A magical force will be lurking in the woods’ mask making, costume crafting and other children’s activities in this ‘curious’ tree house adventure park. Tel 01603 783900, www.beWILDerwood.co.uk

Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26,
• Felbrigg Hall (National Trust), near Cromer, 11am to 4pm, Hallowe’en trail in the grounds, tel 01263 837444, www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday October 27,
• Blickling Hall (National Trust), near Aylsham, Saturday, 6pm to 8.30pm, ‘spooktacular’ spooky story telling, children’s fancy dress competition and ghoulish happenings in the hall – entry by timed ticket tel 01263 738030

Saturday October 27,
• BeWILDerwood, Saturday, Hallowe’en Lantern Journey, a procession through the Treacherous Trail and into the nocturnal world of BeWILDerwood.

Sunday, October 28,
• Sheringham Park (National Trust), Upper Sheringham, 2.30pm to 4pm and 4.30pm to 6pm, Hallowe’en story telling. Tel 01263 820550

Wednesday, October 31,
• Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham 6pm to 8pm, Hallowe’en Spooky Trail with fireworks, ghostly monks, Vikings and the spirits of the ancient King and Queen Oaks, tel 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

Wednesday, October 31,
• Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, 6pm – join a ghost hunt to find the spirits of long-departed smugglers and poachers, tel 01485 210256, www.deepdalefarm.co.uk

For information on hundreds of other events and activities and accommodation see www.visitnorfolk.co.uk, or contact Norwich Tourist Information Centre, tel 01603 727927.

Crispian Emberson, Norfolk Tourism Director said: “Autumn is a wonderful season in Norfolk, with great woodland walks and beaches to explore. But there is also plenty of fun to be had in the woods at Hallowe’en making it a very spooky time to visit the county.”

Tel 01603 222846