Norwich Theatre Royal
- Norwich Theatre Royal offers productions from the world of drama, dance, opera, musical theatre, comedy, music and shows for the young and young at heart including the annual pantomime.
Norwich Theatre Royal now offers three separate backstage tours to visiting groups:
• A Technical Tour - looking at the theatre from a technical perspective
• A General Tour - looking at a mixture of historical, technical and social perspectives
• A Historical Tour - looking at the History of Norwich Theatre Royal (this includes a powerpoint presentation)
Tours are available Monday - Friday only, show times dependent
From 9.30am Mon-Sat and 2 hours before the performance on Sundays.
- Discover Norwich aboard the CitySightseeing open top bus. This sightseeing tour operates as a hop on, hop off service at 9 stops near to the main attractions and the railway and bus stations. Find out about the city from the on board commentary. Tickets valid 24 hours. Starts outside Theatre Royal on Theatre Street at 0945 runs hourly until 1545pm.
Operates: April – October
Blue Badge Guided Walking Tours
– Norwich is home to
extraordinary buildings, famous people and a beautiful riverside. These tours allow you to discover various areas of the city. The Blue Badge Guides
have a mountain of knowledge about Norwich
, its buildings and history and they want to share this with you. A Blue Badge
tour is 90 minutes long and the following tours are available:
Norwich – City of Centuries, Cathedral Close, Footsteps of Nelson,Merchants and Markets, ‘A pub for every day of the year...’, Over the Water, Tales of the Riverside, When George was King, The Dead Parrot tour, The Victorian tour, Horrid Norwich, An Elizabethan Progress.
Tours must be booked through the Tourist Information Centre.
Shopping – Norwich is ranked as one of the UK’s top five shopping destinations. Two shopping Malls, Castle Mall and Chapelfield, are home to over 150 shops and pedestrianised walkways such as Gentlemans Walk, Timberhill and Elm Hill house many more.
Six Day Open Air Market – Refurbished in 2006 Norwich market is unique in Britain. It is home to over 190 stalls and is the largest Mon – Sat open market in the UK. The market has been situated on its current site longer than any of the buildings that surround it.
City Boats – Offer a range of daily river cruises of varying length departing from three quays in and around Norwich.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
– the grounds of Thrigby Hall were opened as a wildlife garden in 1979 and now have a Children's Playground, Summerhouse, Cafe and Gift Shop. It is home to Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Gibbons, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Alligators, Otters, Porcupines, Pig-Deers, Owls, Tigers and many more. Thrigby Hall is open daily from 10am and is located in the village of Filby, 8 miles outside Great Yarmouth accessible via the A47 or A149.
Banham Zoo – a fun filled day out, the zoo is home to almost 1000 animals from around the world including, Tigers, Giraffes, Zebras, Penguins and Camels, amongst others. Open daily from 10am, Banham Zoo is 25 minutes from Norwich, 45 minutes from Yarmouth on the B1113.
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park – the park has rides for children, family entertainment, shows and exotic and domestic animals to see, feed and pet. Pettitts is open from 10am, 7 days a week and is on the B1140 at Reedham, 12 miles from Great Yarmouth and 17 miles from Norwich.
an activity Centre for children under 7 with an indoor Play area, Children's Farm, Nature Trail and Pony Rides, located 10 minutes from Norwich on the B1332.
Dinosaur Adventure Park –
here you can take part in a Scavenger Hunt, Track T-Rex, ride on Raptor Racers, dig for fossils and follow the Dinosaur Trail. You can eat at Dippy’s Diner and visit the Gift Shop. The park is 9 miles from Norwich, on the A47.
here you can find the regular wildlife of squirrels, rabbits and hedgehogs but also creatures such as the Thornyclod Spider, Marsh Boggles, Tree Twiggles and the Crocklebog! An accompanying book, gives children the chance to follow in the footsteps of the lead character Swampy, a 2ft Marsh Boggle with a taste for adventure. Bewilderwood features fantasy treehouses and aerial walkways through the trees above unspoilt Norfolk Marshland. The trees also have miniature villages for the Twiggles. Attractions include the Broken Bridge where you have to walk over invisible glass 7 metres above the ground, the Wobbly Wires, a daring zip wire slide and the Slippery Slopes. Entry to the park is by boat through the marshes, adding to the sense of fantasy and adventure. Located on the A1062 between Wroxham and Horning.