What's On in June in Norwich

What’s On in June in Norwich 

June is always a fantastic month in Norwich. The sun starts to shine more, and it gets that little bit warmer – which means it’s the perfect month to get out and do some exploring! Interested in what you might be able to discover in the City of Stories? Read on for our round-up of the best events and things to do this month.  

Food & Drink 

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love delicious food and drink? And for those in the know, Norwich is the place to go for quality, sumptuous foodie treats. And there’s some real delights waiting for you this month! 

Ed’s Easy Diner  

Ed’s Easy Diner, located in Chantry Place, is the place to go for a real American diner experience. This month you’re in for a treat with the launch of their new menu. From 21 June, there’s some brand-new dishes to tuck into and an expanded vegan range! We definitely recommend the loaded potato skins – deep fried potato skins with cheese, bacon and spring onion filling. Delicious. Go on, treat yourself – you deserve it!  

The new menu from Ed’s Easy Diner

Indian Food Carnival 

Namaste Village are playing host to a magical Indian Food Carnival this month – the perfect occasion to share with friends or the whole family. Stepping into the impressive restaurant space, you’ll be instantly welcomed with the smell of freshly cooked spices and food. Tuck into some tantalising dishes from the Indian street food stalls, visit the henna parlour, bazaar and game zone, plus enjoy all the music and dancing! And the best part? All the food is vegan. You won’t want to miss this. Sunday 19 June, 11am-7.45pm. Entry fee £3. Book online here. 

Gyre & Gimble 

The perfect treat for any gin-lover, the Gyre & Gimble Gin Academy gives you the chance to create your very own spirit from scratch- and it’s moving to a new location. From 11 June, you’ll be able to find the Gin Academy and Shop in the iconic Royal Arcade. For £85 per person, you’ll be guided by an expert through the process – choosing from over 30 botanicals to use, diluting, distilling and labelling your own gin. Throughout the session you’ll also be treated to three superb cocktails, and the best part – you get to take your gin home with you! Plus, your recipe will be kept on file so you can go back and recreate it again and again.  

Gyre & Gimble Gin Academy

Gyre & Gimble Gin Academy

Outdoors 

Make the most of the June weather by stretching your legs outside and enjoying some beautiful Norfolk sights!  

GoGoDiscover Trail 

The GoGoDiscover T.rex Trail last summer proved to be incredibly popular, and for good reason! 21 stunningly decorated T.rex sculptures were placed around the city to enjoy. This year, the trail is back and bigger than ever. Not only will the 21 T.rex sculptures from last year return, but there will be 55 large T.rex scultures in Norwich over the summer. Yes – 55! Plus, you can continue your Jurassic journey into Norfolk, with 24 Steppe Mammoths dotted around the county. There will be 100 Breakasaurus sculptures as part of Break Charity’s Learning & Community programme. Running from 27 June to 10 September, it’s completely free to join in the trail, although a donation to Break is recommended.  

One of the T.rex sculptures part of the GoGoDiscover trail

The GoGoDiscover T.rex Trail was a roaring success in 2021

Valley of the Dinosaurs 

On the subject of dinosaurs, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is always a fun day out – and a great way to continue the dino-fun after following the GoGoDiscover trail – and now, there’s a new addition to the park to enjoy! Valley of the Dinosaurs is an exciting interactive and immersive experience featuring 50 animatronic and static dinosaurs. Families can get up close to these Jurassic creatures, including a Triceratops, an impressive 12-metre-long Brachiosaurus, and a Maiasaura family complete with two babies and a nest of eggs. Check the website for opening times and admission prices. 

Experiences 

Hotpod Yoga  

Hotpod Yoga is the hot new craze (pun intended) that’s even been featured in Vogue – and it’s coming to Norwich! If you’re looking to try something new and unique, this could be the perfect activity for you. Based in Castle Quarter, Hotpod Yoga isn’t just your average yoga class. On arrival you’ll step into an inflatable pod and be greeted by a low purple hue, rhythmic beats, aromatic scents – and the best part – 37-degree heat. So, whether you want to push yourself and break a sweat or spend the time doing relaxing yoga in the warmth, the pod is the ideal spot for you. There’s even showers and hair dryers on site to use once you’re done. Opening at the end of June, free taster sessions are taking place on June 25 & 26. Classes must be pre-booked online and there is an optional charge of £5 which will be donated to Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind.  

Hotpod Yoga

Hotpod Yoga

The World We Live In: Art and the Urban Environment 

It’s always nice to spend a relaxing day soaking up a bit of culture. Our top recommendation for this month would be The World We Live In: Art and the Urban Environment at Norwich Castle. This exhibition explores how cities around the world have developed and diversified more rapidly over the last ten years than ever before, with over 35 works including paintings, photographs and videos, created between 1950 and 2020. Bringing together important works from the Arts Council Collection, a Norwich presentation, works from private lenders as well as Norfolk Museums Service’s own collections, this exhibition is not one to miss. Entry included with Norwich Castle admission, adults £7, children £6.

Henry (Blowers) Blofield at the Maids Head Hotel 

Legendary Norfolk-born cricketer Henry (Blowers) Blofield is making an appearance at The Maids Head Hotel for two special events. On Sunday 12 June, 2pm-4pm, join Henry as he recounts stories from his illustrious past while enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea. There will also be an opportunity for signing autographs and taking photos. Only £30 per person (children’s afternoon tea £20) or purchase a table for 8 guests for just £220. You can even make a whole night of it by booking yourself an overnight stay at the hotel including breakfast from only £120 per room. To book, call 01603 272008 or email [email protected].