What’s your ideal way to spend an extra day? The Norwich 2020 diary is packed full of anniversaries, celebrations, festivals, special events and much more – it’s hard to work out how you’re going to experience everything on offer. Thankfully, we’ve been gifted with a leap year just in time! That’s right, this year we’re being treated to an extra day on 29 February (and conveniently falling on a Saturday, too!).
Here’s our hand-pick of 29 recommended ways to spend 29 February:
Tuck into a winter picnic at The Plantation Garden and admire the beautiful seasonal foliage that this restored Victorian town garden has to offer. Or venture out of Norwich with your picnic to Pensthorpe Natural Park.
Wind your way around the cobbled streets and courtyards of Norwich Lanes – home to the independent shopping spirit of the city – before finishing up with a plate of Grosvenor fish and chips and a pint at The Birdcage.
Eat your weight in food from around the world at Norwich’s award-winning outdoor market. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a craft beer at Sir Toby’s stall – possibly Norwich’s smallest bar!
Grab your last chance to see the early masterpiece – Walton Bridges – by the English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner at Norwich Castle. Saved for the nation following generous grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund, it won’t return until 2023