Things to look forward to in Norwich & Norfolk

12 March 2021

What can we look forward to doing again in Norwich and Norfolk

If the roadmap to coming out of lockdown goes according to plan, then the next significant date in our calendar will be Monday 29 March. From this date not only does the stay-at-home rule end but we’ll be able to meet in groups of up to 6 or two households – outside. Oh, the thought of it!


So, come 29 March we can have – away from home (though people are urged to stay local as much as possible) – walks and bike rides together again, take picnics and even meet in our own gardens – amazing. This is a significant step, a very welcome step. It could possibly even mean that if we have good weather over Easter (2 – 5 April) we can gather with another household to have an outdoor Easter egg hunt, or dare we suggest it – a BBQ! Fingers crossed.

For now, walking and cycling is still very much on the agenda, so if you’re running out of inspiration for where to head out to, we’ve put together a helpful list of walking and cycling routes. We’ve got some really great suggestions with city walks and long routes from Norwich city centre to countryside trails – for all ages and abilities.

And if you fancy after all this time, a walk and a talk, then get yourself booked onto a Paul Dickson Walking Tour. Paul recommences his fabulous tours from 3 April (Easter). We can’t recommend them highly enough.

In shortnote: check websites directly for opening times of outdoor attractions

The next date we are all working towards is 12 April. On this date we are able to go out to enjoy bricks and mortar shopping as non-essential retail opens. We can also sit in a restaurant or pub garden for a drink and something to eat. Sounds like a day out! Remember those? At this point self-contained holiday accommodation (same household only) is also open so breaks and overnight stays mean we can have holidays. With things to do on our holidays.

In short:

The Ivy

The Ivy, Norwich

All being well, from 17 May we can: eat indoors and out; stay in hotels, B&Bs and self-catering bolt holes, visit attractions and go shopping. We can also meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors – though still only 6 people or two households indoors.

In short:

Check out our Spring Bank Holiday planner, for amazing things to see and do in Norwich and Norfolk.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2019

Everything here is subject to the successful ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ plans hitting their targets and we absolutely MUST remain social distancing and sticking to Hands, Face, Space. But if we do, and we keep each other safe, we will be able to enjoy many more freedoms than we have had of late. And that’s great news for our health, happiness and our economy.

Safe travels everyone and enjoy your leisure time.