World Class Fun
However you enjoy having fun you can probably do it in Norfolk! Whether it is playing games, watching others participate or simply getting an adrenaline rush there are opportunities across the county. There is a complete range of clubs and associations where you can try out new things for yourself or as a family – cricket, football, sailing, tennis or squash or more esoteric sports such as skiing, judo or karate.
Norfolk is a huge adventure playground for all ages – from motor sports at Snetterton , speedway in King’s Lynn, to horse racing at Fakenham and both horse and greyhound racing in Yarmouth, International Horse trials at Houghton. The county plays host to world championships in kite-surfing, bowls and snail-racing and will host a stage of the cycling Tour of Britain in 2010 – something for any spectator!
If you prefer to join in, Norfolk can challenge you on land, sea or air. World class windsurfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, fishing, kite-surfing or jet skiing are all on your doorstep. Or you can learn to fly, enjoy a balloon trip, have a go at gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, or even skydiving from one of Norfolk’s many airfields. By land you can walk for miles along the Peddars Way (the Norfolk coastal path) and the miles of unspoilt footpaths and ride or cycle through our peaceful byways. The bird watching is world renowned at any time of year.
Norwich has more cultural events per head of population than any other city in the UK, regularly hosting west end previews at East Anglia’s premier theatre – the Theatre Royal – as well as a major international film festival. And the city was recently voted number one for best student night life in the country. Norfolk offers an excellent range of theatres, clubs and venues, comprehensive event listings are available from Archant and from the BBC.