East Anglia inspiration from the experts

Christmas Shopping in East Angia

IT'S VERY NEARLY TIME TO SWITCH ON THE LIGHTS

We can'd quite believe it either but with December approaching, we have put together some of our favourite Christmas lights events happening across the East of England.

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Christmas shopping in East Anglia

THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP THIS CHRISTMAS

With great independents, crafts shops and artisans as well as all the family favourite high streets shops, the East of England is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping.

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Christmas events in the East of England

ALL CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND

Whether you are looking a Christmassy craft event, a Christmas panto or a meeting with Father Christmas himself, we have hundreds of festive events to choose from!

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Seals at Blakeney Point

NOW'S THE PERFECT TIME TO SEE THE SEALS

With pups being born by the hundreds over winter, now is the time to see the seals. We have picked the best spots in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex to encounter these incredibly cute creatures.

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LOCAL PRODUCE: BREWERIES

Check out the fine ales at one of the regions great breweries. Brewery tours and open days are a great day out for ale enthusiasts and novices alike! 

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Look Sideways-East

EXTRAORDINARY ART

The East has inspired artists for centuries, and is still the place to find the most innovative and creative art. Unexpected and close to home, look sideways – east, for world-class culture.

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Top 5 Spas in East Anglia

INDULGE YOURSELF AND UNWIND WITH A SPA TRIP 

Feeling a tad frazzled? Visit some of the best spas across East of England where you can be pampered and unwind after a hard days work.

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Accommodation across East Anglia

SPOTLIGHT ON: BURNHAM MARKET

Situated a stone’s throw away from the magnificent North Norfolk coastline the traditional village of Burnham Market is a favourite haunt of celebrities and the perfect place to explore.

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Soak up some culture in East Anglia

WHAT'S ON IN JANUARY

Discover something new in East Anglia in 2018, check out events happening in January. Everything from wonderful wildlife to wizarding magic!

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RSPB Titchwell

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Whether you need your arts and culture fix or fancy some brisk winter air, the East of England has events for all the family in all weathers this February.

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Get your coffee fix in the East of England

CALLING COFFEE ADDICTS

Whether you are a flat white fan or cannot get enough of cold brew, Norfolk and Suffolk have a great selection of coffee roasteries and cafes to enable your daily fix!

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Banham Zoo

HALF TERM THINGS TO DO

It may be cold and a bit miserable outside, but we've got plenty of ideas and inspiration for where to go and what to do this February in the East of England.

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Boat hire on the Broads

THINGS TO DO IN A DAY ON THE BROADS

Whether you are spending just the day or are lucky enough to have a long holiday relaxing on The Broads National Park, we have compiled the best things to do and places to visit!

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Shops in Holt, Norfolk

LOVE SHOPPING? DISCOVER THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP

East Anglia is jam packed with great shopping locations from Norwich Lanes to the boutiques of Burham Market, we have everything you are looking for if you love shopping!

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Scallop on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk

TOP 10 FREE THINGS TO DO WITH THE FAMILY

Stuck for something free do to with all the family? Fear not, we've got you covered with out Top 10 free things to do when on holiday in the East of England.

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East Anglian Cheese

DELICIOUS EAST ANGLIAN CHEESE

Love a spot of cheese? Then look no further, we have a selection of cheese made in East Anglia, the perfect addition to any cheese plate and ready to devour!

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Orford Castle

HISTORIC CASTLES IN EAST ANGLIA

With medieval castles dating back to 1140 AD, East Anglia should be on your "to visit" list if you love a wander round a keep or a climb up a tower. Follow the link below for our favourite castles in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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Lavenham, Suffolk

SPOTLIGHT ON: LAVENHAM

Whether you love historic buildings or Harry Potter, going on a wander or sampling delicious local food and drink - Lavenham has it all. Find out more about where to stay and what to do in our insider guide to Lavenham.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THETFORD FOREST

With over 18,730 hectares to explore, Thetford Forest hosts a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy or simply relax in this peaceful forest setting.

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Norfolk Muscles

TASTE OUR WORLD-FAMOUS MUSSELS

Brancaster Mussels will shortly be coming into season. Find out where to enjoy these delicious treats at the coast, at home or in Norwich!

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The Swan, Southwold

BE THE 1ST TO VISIT THE SWAN, SOUTHWOLD

The Swan, Southwold has undergone an exciting transformation and is relaunching this Autumn. The new Swan Hotel offers the ultimate carefree and indulgent experience.

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THE BEST ART TO SEE IN EAST ANGLIA

Check out our Top 10 guide to must see art in Norfolk and Suffolk - plan your visit and see them all!

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Rock Pooling in East Anglia

THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS IN EAST ANGLIA

East Anglia is a great place to holiday with all the family. It's full of things to do that don't cost the earth - check out our ultimate guide!

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Norwich Cathedral in the glorious sunshine

SPOTLIGHT ON: NORWICH, NORFOLK

Is Norwich the UK’s best undiscovered city break? Buzzing with life and less than two hours from London it’s the perfect getaway!

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MUST SEE COASTAL TOWNS IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK

Explore stunning coastal towns like Aldeburgh, Southwold and Snape in Suffolk, then seaside towns like Cromer, Hunstanton and Sheringham in Norfolk.

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Kids on the beach in north Norfolk

OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THINGS TO DO BY THE SEA

Love the coast? Then read our Top 10 things to do on the coast in East Anglia. Everything from seeing the seals and birdwatching to cycling the Suffolk heritage coast.

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Become explorers in Epping forest, Essex

EXPLORE OUR FAVOURITE WALKING ROUTES IN THE EAST

The Norfolk and Suffolk coastal paths, Peddars Way, the Orford Heritage Pub Trail and The Great Pingo Trail, why not choose a walk in East Anglia today!

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Lambing in the East of England

WHAT'S ON THIS MARCH

Get your culture and arts fix this March from Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall to something for all the family with lambing at Kentwell. See what's on in the East of England this March.

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Ipswich Waterfront, Suffolk

SPOTLIGHT ON: IPSWICH

East Anglia's Waterfront Town, England's oldest continuously inhabited town, and home to world-class dance, theatre, food and drink. As the county town of Suffolk, Ipswich is the perfect base from which to explore.

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Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

AMAZING AFTERNOON TEA

Let's face it, your mum has earned a treat and what better way to show her you care than a divine afternoon tea! For some inspiration on where to take your mum this March follow the link.

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EXPLORE HERITAGE RAILWAYS

Head to one of the East of England's heritage railways for a unique day out. Discover the wonders of steam along the north Norfolk coast or venture to Wetheringsett for a trip on the "middy".

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Easter in the East of England

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Easter is on its way and whether you are a serious chocoholic or fancy sampling some local produce, check out our list of delicious chocolate produced right here in Norfolk & Suffolk.

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GREAT DAYS OUT GUIDE

Come rain or shine, Norfolk and Suffolk have something for all the family. Check out the Norfolk & Suffolk attractions Great Days Out Guide for money saving vouchers.

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GORGEOUS GARDENS TO VISIT IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK

You are spoilt for choice in Norfolk and Suffolk when it comes to beautiful gardens. We have selected our favourite 10 must see gardens.

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Look Sideways-East

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL

For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, parks, forests & beaches, bringing people together to see brilliant & inspirational events

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Bluebells at Haughley Park, Suffolk

DAZZLING CARPETS OF BLUE

With half of the worlds bluebell woods in the UK, the East of England has is fair share of woodlands with carpets of bluebells every spring.

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Norfolk Crab

EAST ANGLIAN PRODUCE: NORFOLK CRAB

Crabs come in many shapes and sizes and can be prepared in even more ways, but it’s hard to beat a crab from Norfolk, simply served up in a crusty brown-bread sandwich.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK

Love beaches? Love shopping? Love food and drink? Love walking? Love crabbing? Then you will adore Southwold on the Suffolk coast in East Anglia.

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN JULY? LOOK NO FURTHER!

Check out our round up of the best things to do and events in East Anglia during the month of July.

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Sizewell, Suffolk

SEEKING THE EERIE

For the latest issue of Ernest Journal, editor Jo Tinsley and photographer Colin Nicholls took a road trip along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast in a converted RAF ambulance named George.

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EVENTS THIS AUGUST IN EAST ANGLIA

Check out the best events happening across Norfolk and Suffolk this August. Everything from Snape Proms to Cromer Carnival!

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Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk

WALK THE COASTAL PATH THIS SUMMER

England's path has got to be one of the jewels in our crown here in East Anglia. Explore the route between Hunstanton and Felixstowe and our must see things along the way!

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Out there festival, Great Yarmouth

OUT THERE FESTIVAL

Great Yarmouth’s Out There Festival has become something of a must-see event over the last decade. Audiences from across the country now make an annual pilgrimage to the east coast town for a weekend of free entertainment.

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Orford Castle

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

England’s largest heritage festival is back with an incredible line-up of events across the region. From nature trails to stately homes there’s something for everyone.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: GREAT YARMOUTH

Even though summer is coming to an and the holiday crowds are wending their way home, there is still plenty to do in Great Yarmouth. Discover what this seaside town has to offer over the autumn and winter.

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MAGNIFICENT MIGRATION

Norfolk and Suffolk, we think are up there when it comes to the best place to bird watch in the UK.

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Holkham beach

MUDDY UP THOSE WELLIES

Check out our top 5 places to experience the change in seasons and get those wellies nice and muddy.

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Check out the best events happening across Norfolk and Suffolk this August. It's festivals galore this month!

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Watch the autumn colour change in East Anglia

WONDERFUL AUTUMN COLOURS IN EAST ANGLIA

From city parks to seaside woodlands, the varied landscape of East Anglia offers many spots from which to enjoy the magnificent Autumn colours.

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Events during October in East Anglia

OCTOBER EVENTS

As always there is so much happening in East Anglia. Music festivals including FlipSide at Snape Maltings or the ever popular Halesworth Arts Festival or for family fun head down to Pork Stock for piggy goodies.

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East Anglia Produce, Apples from Suffolk

THE HUMBLE EAST ANGLIAN APPLE

Jordan's Weeping, Norfolk Dumpling and Honey Pippin are just some of the delicious apple varieties native to the region. Celebrate this Autumn gem at one of our Apple Days!

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Magic Moments Festival: Charlie Caper

MAGIC MOMENTS

Journey to the East this October half-term for some Magic Moments! Wide open spaces, fresh air and fantastic events for all the family, Norfolk and Suffolk offer the perfect half term break.

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Dog Friendly Holidays in the East of England

POOCH FRIENDLY HOLIDAYS

We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite trips for you and your four-legged pal in what is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s most dog friendly regions.

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Halloween in East Anglia

HALLOWEEN IN THE EAST 

Half term is packed with fangtastic spooky things to do so check out out top 5 unboolievable Halloween events. Just remeber, keep calm and carry a wand!

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Enjoy East Anglia's dog friendly spots

PERFECT POOCH FRIENDLY HOLIDAYS

We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite trips for you and your four-legged pal in what is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s most dog friendly regions

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Bury St Edmunds

SPOTLIGHT ON: BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK

Bury St Edmunds is etched with historical sites, this medieval town is the perfect getaway for those seeking heritage and culture. 

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With plenty of couples retreats across East Anglia we are worth a visit

TOP 10 DESTINATIONS IN EAST ANGLIA

From cultured city break to romantic, coastal-bolthole, East Anglia has everything you need for a great getaway.

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