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Are you feeling spooky? Do you want to experience something totally spine chilling? Or are you just in it for the tasty treats like toffee apples and chocolate? Whatever it is you like about Halloween, there are plenty of events in Norwich and Norfolk for you to get excited about!
The Assembly House
Fancy a devilishly delightful Halloween feast? Then you can’t miss a trip to The Assembly House off your list. Enjoy a unique dining experience inside a decorated Halloween Pumpkin Pod in the garden of the house, where you’ll be served all manner of themed treats. We’d recommend the Halloween themed afternoon tea, available at noon or 2.30pm, £35 per adult and £22 per child. Or you can opt for the Spooktacular Supper Menu, available from 6.30pm at £40 per adult and £28 per child. Tuck in to a 3-course menu and let the spooky times roll! 14 – 31 October, pods seat a minimum of 6 people.
For more of a spectacle, why not book a ticket for the Halloween Cabaret? A spell-binding evening of immersive fine-dining, you’ll be taken through a haunted Halloween tale with each course. Meet the ghoulish residents of the house of horrors, while enjoying two courses of tasty food, canapes, and a special themed cocktail on arrival. 28 October at 7pm, tickets £55 per person.
Norwich Ghost Walks
Fancy a trip through the haunted streets of Norwich? Do you want to see the spooky side of iconic landmarks like the Cathedral, Castle, Elm Hill and Tombland? Are you brave enough to take a perilous journey with a ghost-hunter host? Then Norwich Ghost Walks may be just what you’re looking for this Halloween. All walks start from outside the Adam & Eve Pub and last 1.5 hours (approximately), with walks happening every night from 23rd – 31st October. And the best part? Tickets are only £10! Must be pre-booked.
The perfect activity for the little ones, BeWILDerwood is back with its popular Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade between 16 – 17 and 23 – 31 October. This autumnal event, with a special nod to Halloween, is great for all ages. Enjoy crafting a lantern to help the Boggles & Twiggles light up the woods, before taking a wonderful twilight walk in your best Halloween costume. You can refresh yourself with warming snacks and hot drinks at the Munch Bar too. Ticketed separately to entry to BeWILDerwood, tickets cost £10 per person and must be booked in advance. Under 92cm free.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Join your favourite Roarr! Dinosaur character for Dippy’s Halloween Days. In addition to all the great activities available at the park, you’ll get to enjoy extra spooky fun including storytelling, immersive exploration adventures, Halloween crafts and of course, pumpkins! Halloween dress-up is very much encouraged. Adults and children over 90cm £18.95, seniors £16.95, running from 23 – 31 October.
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Take a journey on the Wicked Wildlife trail around Pensthorpe Natural Park and enjoy a host of spooky activities. Included in your admission ticket is the trail, a junior guided wildlife tour (Monday – Friday), craft activity at the WildRootz marquee and a mini pumpkin trail! For some extra fun, you can join in with pumpkin carving for £3, or the Pensthorpe explorer tour for £4 per person. For some serious hair-raising fun don’t forget to book your slot at the Hootz Haunted House and WildRootz indoor and outdoor play areas which will be scarily decorated for the occasion. 23 – 31 October, admission £12.95 per adult, £11.95 per child.
PrimEvil (Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure)
Do you have nerves of steel? Are you ready for the scare of your life? Well, if you’re feeling brave why not head to PrimEvil at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure to see if you can handle the most terrifying experience in Norfolk. Five haunts full of scares and street performing actors await you. Be prepared for surprise rooms to entertain you, obstacles, corridors and non-stop twists, turns, and jumps around each corner! And for when you need to recover from all that fearful activity, there’s a bar, street food vendors and plenty of entertainment to help you. Tickets £21 per person, 8 – 31 October.
And if you want to hear more, tune into Radio Norfolk’s Saturday Breakfast Show with Kirsteen Thorne to hear us chatting about Halloween. We’ll also be joined by two guests.
Saturday 2 October; 9.45am with guest Richard Hughes, chef proprietor at The Assembly House.
Saturday 16 October, 9.45am with guest Martin Dupée, general manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park.