Things to do at The National

The SsangYong Entertainment Arena

Live entertainment everyone will love

Be thrilled as you watch, sing and dance your way through the bank holiday weekend. We've got an eclectic mix of artists, stunt shows, dancers and much more on offer.


Watch the City of Norwich Pipe Band in all its glory as you enjoy the stirring sounds of a full pipes and drums marching band. 


Enjoy the Redwood Dog Display, a must see for dog lovers as they perform daring feats. We've also welcomed back The Xtreme Stunt Team who have returned with their daredevil stunt show for all to see. 

Through the Decades

Join us for Through the Decades as we journey through the 1920s to the 2000s. We've got Brett Sirrell, a Charlie Chaplain tribute act who brings together illusions and comedy magic. 

Listen to the dulcet tones of Fiona Harrison, a soprano and costumed artist who has an intuitive understanding for all things 40s.

Why not relive the glamour of the 60s and 80s with the Funki Dancers as they perform fan favourite routines from the Beatles, Micheal Jackson and many others. 

If you love a comedy classic, come and reminisce about the 00s with David Brent lookalike Tim Oliver from the TV show The Office. You won't be disappointed. 


Reach for the skies with one of the UKs most experienced aerial acts, Above and Beyond. Enjoy agilty and circus based routines which will leave you feeling breathless. You can also watch Vander Space Wheel, an exhilarating stunt show which is sure to pull in the crowds. 


Join Atkinson Action Horses as they display stunning tricks that will definitely wow the crowd – inspired by the best TV shows and films. Or if you love birds of prey, come and watch Eagle Heights and Vulture Display. 

No show would be complete without Joseph's Amazing Pig Racing, a family show not to be missed.

The 'Have a Go Area'

Fun for the daredevil in us all 

The ‘Have a Go Area’ returns with a host of exciting activities, ready and waiting for you. We’ve brought back laser-clay shooting and Looping Bikes for all the daredevils out there. We’ve also introduced a free fall stunt bag – are you up for the challenge?


  • Laser-clay shooting


  • Laser-clay shooting
  • Looping Bikes


  • Spider mountain
  • Free fall stunt bag


  • Mobile assault course


  • Segway
  • Land zorbs


Calling all sports enthusiasts

Take part in fun activities, sports and competitions as you seek to prove, once and for all, if you’re The National champion. For details of sporting competitions, please download our activities and competitions pack.

Tourer Explorer Corner - New for 2017

Fun for the little ones

Let the kid’s imaginations run wild in the Tourer Explorer Corner, sponsored by Mayday Vehicle Rescue in partnership with Green Flag.

This exciting attraction is perfect for kids, teens and families seeking a big adventure. Expect plenty of fun activities in the great outdoors as you explore this exciting new zone at The National.

Whale Sports Bar

Catch up on your football favourites

Come and watch the latest national and international games on the big screen. Head on over to the Whale Sports Bar, complete with pub quiz, game consoles and live Sky Sports.

Exhibition and trade area

Find something for the adventures ahead

See exciting new products and meet industry professionals in our exhibition and trade area, open from 10am to 6pm (Friday – Monday). Grab a coffee and check out our Internet Café, perfect for posting pictures online.

Why not visit our box office to book an evening show or purchase a commemorative plaque? If you’re hungry, visit our Food Hall for all the essentials including freshly baked bread, milk and local produce, we’ve even got your morning newspaper!

Day visitor tickets

Order your day passes and evening tickets today

Adult tickets: £5
Under 18s: FREE

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