5 things to do in Norfolk – April 2019

Spring has finally sprung! The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are lighter, so it’s time to make the most of those extra hours of daylight get out and about. For me, April always feels like a fresh start, it’s an exciting time with a lot going on. Plus, there’s the Easter bank holiday weekend – aka four days of freedom and exploring! There are a million and one events happening over the bank holiday and it’s English Tourism week too, so you have no excuse to be bored! Before I start waffling on about how much I love Spring, here are my picks of five fantastic events in Norfolk this month!

Magnolia Tree in Norwich

Play tourist 

Free Walking Tours of the City  – Various dates and times – 31st March – 7th April

To celebrate English Tourism week, Visit Norwich is holding a number of free walks around the city (more info here.) Wander around the market, Colegate, Elm Hill or Tombland and hear tales of the years gone by. It’s a fantastic and free opportunity to play tourist in your own city! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I did something similar recently and would highly recommend it.

If you’re not around across English Tourism week, our tour guide from the aforementioned Instameet – Paul Dickinson is running a walking tour based Shardlakes Norwich and Kett’s Rebellion on 20th April. Whilst I’ve not done this specific tour – I’d highly recommend going on a tour with Paul. He’s so knowledgeable and such a friendly person.

Tickets £8.50 

LOL to your heart’s content 

Lolcal News at Open – 5th –  6th April 

The phrase only in Norfolk get batted around a lot in these parts. Its safe to say a lot of us find the weird local goings on absolutely hilarious. If you are one of these people this is the event for you! Open are hosting an exhibition showcasing local artists and illustrators take on hilarious local news headlines. The headlines are under wraps until the press event of the 4th (If you fancy a sneak peek – follow me on Instagram)

Tickets are £5 and all profits go to the Open Youth Trust – a fantastic charity supporting the arts and young people. 

Work on your wellbeing 

Speed Up or Slow Down at Moore & Moore Living – 11th April

If you’re into your meditation and wellbeing – this is a must do! I was lucky enough to attend a meditation session at Moore & Moore Living’s January day retreat and would whole heartedly recommend any events they do. This evening event is a ‘local community gathering of individuals who want psychological insights & inspirational tips for wellbeing in the modern world.’ Expect seasonal treats, serene surroundings, mediation and insightful talks as well as the opportunity to chat to like minded people. I for one cannot wait. 

Tickets £25  

Oh honey bunny! 

Easter Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House  – 10th – 22nd April

This might be the most adorable afternoon tea I’ve ever seen! The Assembly House’s Hunny Bunny themed afternoon tea is packed with honey bee and bunny themed sweet treats which are almost too cute to eat. I’ve lost track of the amount of afternoon tea’s that I’ve had here over the years but they really are fantastic and they cater for everyone with their gluten free, vegan and dairy free menus. So if you fancy a little sweet treat, try and see if you can snag yourself a table. 

Find out more 

Get your rum on

The Rum Festival – 27th April

If you’re a rum’un this will be your idea of heaven! There’s over 100 different rums to try, most of which you’ll have never tried or been able to find in Norwich before. Delicious cocktails, samples a plenty, mouth-watering food and live music. I’ve been for the past few years and it’s a fantastic evening out – dodgy holiday shirts or pirate outfits are optional! 

Tickets from £12.50, drinks tokens are £5 each. 

The city really is coming alive at the moment. Whilst it’s not strictly an event I wanted to give a shout out to Alchemista Coffee who are serving the most epic Easter hot chocolates!

I’ll be getting myself down there to sample one before they disappear! 

There are plenty more amazing events to look forward to with the arrival of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May.

What are you looking forward to this month?


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