Looking for family fun this festive season? West Norfolk is the place to be. From Christmas Pantos to Santa’s Grottos, Farmers Markets to Gift Fairs, we have all areas covered to make this one to remember and cherish. Christmas time this year may feel a little different, but we have prepared a fun-filled, exciting holiday guide for you to enjoy.
Father Christmas is taking time away from his North Pole retreat this December and will be visiting his grottos at Dobbies and Church Farm. Gift your little ones with a day they won’t forget where they will be able meet him and receive a present. To add to the magic, children can enjoy a memorable morning having Breakfast with Santa at Dobbies this December – all in a safe and social distanced environment!
Keep your family tradition of Christmas panto alive and immerse yourself in the enchanting fairy-tale of Mother Goose at the Princess Theatre or virtually watching My First Panto: Goldilocks and The Three Bears. If winter walks are more your thing, take a stroll through Luminate Sandringham’s spectacular after dark light trail through the royal gardens.
Not only does West Norfolk offer a range of wonderful activities for children and adults alike but it is also the ideal place to discover special bespoke gifts for friends and family. Do a spot of day-time shopping at Deepdale or take an evening trip to Pensthorpe.
There’s nothing quite like a market to get you into the holiday spirit. Check out a great selection of outstanding fresh seasonal produce at Creake Abbey’s Farmers Market and the King’s Lynn Farmers Market. For unique gifts, decorations, jewellery, food and drink, and more visit Church Farm’s Mini Christmas Market, Creake Abbey’s Christmas Gift Fair, and Holkham’s Christmas Food, Drink and Gift Market.
If you are looking to be a bit more creative this Christmas, there are many exciting workshops for you to get involved in. Sandringham Estate are hosting Needle Felting, Wreath Making, Table Arrangement and Garland creating workshops this season. Following this, Holkham Hall is hosting a Willow Workshop this December. Add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas by spending an evening at Rose & Thorns’ Christmas Wreath Workshop.
If you are in West Norfolk on the big day, why not watch or participate in one of the more unusual local events this festive season. Swimmers in fancy dress brave the icy waters of the Wash at Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim.
Wrap this year up like the perfect gift and don’t miss out on these magical Christmas experiences in West Norfolk.
There are many exciting events continuing to take place throughout Norfolk and Suffolk this festive period. Find out more and plan your trip by visiting the official tourism websites for Norfolk, North Norfolk, The Broads, Great Yarmouth, East of England, Suffolk, Suffolk Coast, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.
Although many Christmas activities are still planning to go ahead this year, the current pandemic has caused many seasonal events to cancel. This includes Deepdale Christmas Market, Pensthorpe Christmas Market, and Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fair.
Before deciding to book or visit, we encourage you to check with the event organiser just in case of any changes. We will update this page with regards to cancellations as soon as we receive new information.