What's on in October?

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The light might be dwindling and the nights drawing in but that’s no reason to stay indoors. Get out while the season changes and you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful colours of Autumn in the Broads National Park.

Nature Tots at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen - Strumpshaw

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Pond dipping

Discover, learn and play with your little one – a programme of events for under 5’s and their grownups! Join us in the safe haven of the RSPB Strumpshaw Fen discovery zone and base camp. Relax, explore and enjoy nature together through stories, bug hunts, nature trails, sticks, nest building, potions, treasure hunts, listening, playing and seasonal nature spotting.

When: 10 October 

Where: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve, Low Road, Strumpshaw.

Whitlingham Autumn Adventure Festival

Join us as we launch into the new season, with lots of activities on and off the water – a true celebration of everything outdoors!

When: 13 October, 10am - 4:30pm

Where: Whitlingham Adventure, Trowse, Norwich.

Norwich Science Festival

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Children enjoy the spectacle of Norwich Science Festival

Join us for a celebration of all things science, from the bugs under our feet to the wonders of outer space! ​​Visit The Explorium at The Forum – a free drop-in family friendly, hands-on science zone with activities for all, with themes including food and health, mental health and wellbeing, zoology and nature, engineering and technology, physics and space, and much more.

When: 18 - 26 October

Where: Various locations, Norwich.

Kids Go Free for October Half-Term! - Wroxham

October half-term is a great time to get out on the Broads, as the leaves are changing colour and the wintering birds are returning. Why not take advantage of Kids Go Free this half-term?

When: 19 - 24 October

Where: Broads Tours, The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8RX.

Barton House Railway - The Avenue

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Barton House Railway

Ride on two miniature garden railways [31/2 and 71/4 gauge] controlled by full size M&GN signal box. M&GN museum. Refreshments on the lawn or by the river. Drive your own train. Come by river our boat will pick you up from Wroxham Bridge.

When: 20 October

Where: Barton House Railway, Hartwell Road, The Avenue, Wroxham.

How Hill House Craft Fair

A large range of local craft stalls and demonstrations. Gardens open. Orienteering activity and dyke dipping for children. Homemade cakes, refreshments and light lunches available throughout the day.

When: 23 October, 11am - 4pm

Where: How Hill House, How Hill Road, Ludham.

Halloween Horror Hunt - Salhouse

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Get spooky at Salhouse Broad

Children's Activity Event

When: 25 October

Where: Salhouse Broad Car Park, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich.

Whitlingham Wednesday: Horrible Hallowe'en! – Trowse

Try Horrible Halloween activities: a spine-chilling trail, spooky stories, traditional crafts and gruesome games.

When: 30 October

Where: Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse