Summer is ending, which means the season of snuggly sweaters, roaring fires, and hot chocolate is upon us, along with the gorgeous red, orange and yellow leaves that make this time of year so beautiful. However, although it may be the time to get cosy, it doesn’t mean you should give up adventuring for the year. Autumn is, after all, one of the best times to explore, especially around Norfolk, including the now quiet beaches of Great Yarmouth. We’ve listed a few ideas below, including a few Halloween events to try.
Visit the Sainsbury Centre
With the cooler weather, why not be somewhere warm while also being culturally enriching? This is the place to immerse in incredible art, including sculpture, jewellery, paintings and more. There is free admission to the Sainsbury Centre, excluding special exhibitions listed on their website.
A Themed Assembly House Afternoon Tea
Autumn is for foodie delights; one must-have is the quintessentially British afternoon tea. Try themed varieties at Assembly House, whose menu currently includes an Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea and a Halloween-inspired House of Horrors Afternoon Tea.
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk
Pensthorpe Natural Park is a glorious garden that stretches for miles – the perfect place for a long walk and wildlife spotting. They are also holding a family-friendly Poisons and Potions Halloween event this year.
Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Discover the many stories the Hall has to tell from its 400-year history. Or perhaps get lost in the Walled Garden, hop on a bike, stroll, paddle a boat on the lake or swing in the tree. What every you fancy, Holkham’s a great space to enjoy in autumn.
Halloween Ghost Hunting
Are you feeling brave? Why not head into Norwich for a guided ghost tour? Discover the city’s dark past with tales of spirits, poltergeists and other darkness that lurks. This experience is not recommended for young children as it can be a little frightening. See the Norwich Ghost Walk website for more details.
Wroxham Barns, Norfolk
The Wroxham Barns Pumpkin Festival is just the ticket for family-friendly Halloween fun. Pick a pumpkin, carve it up, then visit the junior farm and the fun park. To make the event all spookier, head to the night pumpkin picking session – you can find more information for both day and night events here.
For a flight of autumnal fancy, head to BeWILDerwood for a family adventure through the woodlands. Enjoy incredible tales of magic, outdoor adventures, treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, and so much more to keep the family entertained for an entire autumn day.
Choose Belle Aire Hemsby For Your Autumn Break
When contemplating an autumn stay in Norfolk, book your accommodation with Belle Aire Hemsby. Our beautiful beach holiday homes, park accommodations, caravans, and chalets offer luxurious amenities that will keep you cosy and relaxed during your stay with everything you need to hand. Please take a look at our website for more details.