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Halloween Events near Norwich and Norfolk 2023!

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in… which means that Halloween is just around the corner! If you are looking for a bit of Halloween fun for you and the kids, here are some of the best Halloween events in Norfolk this year.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure - Dippy’s Halloween Days

Dates: 22nd to 30th October 2022.

It might be half-term but at ROARR! the Weston-Smythe School of Dinosaurs and the Undead is in session. Dippy and friends will be joined by a host of unusual Professors with hands on lessons and sessions.

You will find 6 lessons to attend including Professor Bloodlust teaching history lessons about dinosaurs, Professor Crochet leads the dance classes with some ghostly tunes and other special Halloween activities.

Bewilderwood - Snagglefang’s Season of Sneakery and The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

Dates: 14th to 31st October 2022

The Snagglefang’s Season of Sneakery event includes the following activities:

· Storytelling Stage

· Face Painting

· Crafts at The Big Hat

· Puzzling Park Trail: Very Peculiar Pumpkins

The Glorious Glowing Lanter Parade:

It’s the most fantastical time of the year, as BeWILDerwood’s famous Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade is back 14th-15th and 19th - 31st October, with a sparkly new story!

See the woods in whole new light, as you adventure through the magical light extravaganza and watch the story unfold as you journey through the woods down mysterious paths exclusive to this event. Make marvellous memories as a family, and don’t worry if you aren’t the bravest Boggle – it’s spooky not scary!

Pettitt’s Animal Adventure Park at Halloween

Dates: 21st to 29th October 2022

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is offering free Halloween pumpkin picking between 21st- 29th October. The offer is: each paying child gets to pick one free pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch to take home and carve.

Pensthorpe Natural Park – Creatures of the Night

Dates: October Half Term

Join us for a hair-raising Halloween this October half term with two terrifying trails offering a ghoulish abundance of fun; pumpkin carving, and Halloween themed craft activities!

Pensthorpe will be transforming into a land of magic and mystery this October half term… Mini witches and wizards can enjoy a whole week of eerie-sistible adventures including creepy woodland trails, scary scarecrows and petrifying pumpkin carving (£3 per pumpkin.)

There are also two spooktastic trails across the park – venture into the depths of the park and find all the Creatures of the Night and solve the clues to get a prize! Or for the little ones head over to WildRootz to examine some Freaky Feet with our trail in collaboration with our fang-tastic friends at Start-Rite Shoes. There’ll also be pumpkin carving, spooky crafts and devilishly tasty treats in the cafe.

Additional activities include:

· Pumpkin decorating

· Halloween themed arts & crafts

· Flamingo talks

Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival

Dates: 22nd to 30th October 2022

Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival is back for another year BIGGER & BETTER than ever before.

Tickets include unlimited access to Junior Farm & the Fun Park, plus a FREE pumpkin for every paying child. Get creative and enjoy carving in the undercover pumpkin marquee! Visit Wilma the Witch in the slime school, access the Field of Fun for our spooky maize maze and play in the creepy mini maze!

Tickets are £14.99 per child aged 2 and over (including a pumpkin) and £13.99 an adult (not including a pumpkin). Under 2's £2.50 including a pumpkin

Halloween at Bressingham Railway

Dates: 26th, 27th, and 28th October

The evening consists of a spooky ghost train ride and gallopers rides. There will also be a variety of halloween themed games and there will also be some entertainers doing magic and balloon modelling. Why not dress up and come in costume adding to the occasion!

Opening time is 5:45pm The train runs continually on demand. The last ride is at at 8:30pm.

The museum Cafe will be open all evening serving hot and cold drinks and running a BBQ too!

Little Sprout Bump, Birth and Baby Fair – Sunday 29th October – Mercure Hotel Norwich

Not a Halloween Event but this has been organised by one of our parents!

Come and meet local bump and baby focused businesses ready to support you into parenthood and beyond. More details at:

About Us:

Orchidale Children's Nursery is based in a fantastic converted bungalow building in Taverham, 15 minutes from Norwich with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help children learn and make lots of new friends. We have a fabulous outdoor space with so many area's of learning. Including a separate 0-2's garden, forest school space, large lawn for the children to run around on and so much more! Please come and see us, our beautiful learning area's and our magical garden. If you are searching for a Day Nursery in Norwich, Norfolk then we are the Children's Nursery that goes the extra mile for you and your children.

Visit the Orchidale Nursery website at:

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