An Insider Norfolk Guide to What's on 2021

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2020
    Wed
    30
    Sep
    2020
    Houghton Hall

    Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall is opening on the 12th July and runs through until the 1st November 2020.

    The Houghton Hall exhibition of the internationally acclaimed artist and 1991 Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor. Kapoor is regarded as one of the most influential and pioneering sculptors of his generation and is celebrated for works which enter into a profound spiritual engagement with the viewer.

    The Houghton exhibition will feature 21 sculptures as well as a selection of drawings and smaller works representative of Kapoor’s groundbreaking body of work created over the past 40 years. Presented together, this series of works will challenge the classical architecture of the house and the idyllic beauty of the grounds, whilst being in continuous dialogue and engagement with Houghton’s history.

    Curated by Mario Codognato, the exhibition at Houghton will feature some of Kapoor’s major works in mirror and stone, including Sky Mirror (2018) – a 5-metre diameter mirror of stainless steel that reflects and transforms the space around it, turning the world upside down – and a series of carved marble sculptures created in 2001 – 2003 which will be displayed across the grounds. A number of works will also be shown inside the house, including a series of dramatic sandstone sculptures which will be presented in the gallery spaces.

    Presented together, this series of work will challenge the classical architecture of the house and idyllic beauty of the grounds, whilst being in continuous dialogue and engagement with Houghton's history.

    Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors working today, known for creating ambitious public sculptures adventurous in both form and engineering across vastly different scales and materials.

    If Houghton Hall opens later this year, "A Fine Balance" will appear alongside the exhibition by Anish Kapoor. The pop-up exhibition explores narratives original to natural life forms and processes that distinguish different aspects of our environment. They reveal the fragility of unusual topographies and celebrate the cyclical process of a coastal landscape alternating between erosion and renewal. You can see an online preview of a Fine Balance featuring almost 50 artists from across the region here

    “Anish Kapoor is a magician.” Lord Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall

     

     

     

  • Fri
    24
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    26
    Jul
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park runs from 12pm to 8pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday at Holkham Hall near Wells-Next-sea  throughout July and August.The food and drink producers include;

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar, Fat Teds,The Bucket List, The Cabin, The Village Van, Food Dude, The Duck Truck, Woodland Pizza, Moo Shakers, Cuppa Jo’s and Solar Scoops plus a few more.

     

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    02
    Aug
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park runs from 12pm to 8pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday at Holkham Hall near Wells-Next-sea  throughout July and August.The food and drink producers include;

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar, Fat Teds,The Bucket List, The Cabin, The Village Van, Food Dude, The Duck Truck, Woodland Pizza, Moo Shakers, Cuppa Jo’s and Solar Scoops plus a few more.

     

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    09
    Aug
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park runs from 12pm to 8pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday at Holkham Hall near Wells-Next-sea  throughout July and August.The food and drink producers include;

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar, Fat Teds,The Bucket List, The Cabin, The Village Van, Food Dude, The Duck Truck, Woodland Pizza, Moo Shakers, Cuppa Jo’s and Solar Scoops plus a few more.

     

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park runs from 12pm to 8pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday at Holkham Hall near Wells-Next-sea  throughout July and August.The food and drink producers include;

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar, Fat Teds,The Bucket List, The Cabin, The Village Van, Food Dude, The Duck Truck, Woodland Pizza, Moo Shakers, Cuppa Jo’s and Solar Scoops plus a few more.

     

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    23
    Aug
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park runs from 12pm to 8pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday at Holkham Hall near Wells-Next-sea  throughout July and August.The food and drink producers include;

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar, Fat Teds,The Bucket List, The Cabin, The Village Van, Food Dude, The Duck Truck, Woodland Pizza, Moo Shakers, Cuppa Jo’s and Solar Scoops plus a few more.

     

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020
    12-8pmHolkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk, NR23 1AB

     

    FEast in the park

     

    Feast in the Park at Holkham runs from 12pm to 8pm Every Friday Saturday and Sunday throughout July and August. A festival of Street food in the park. The food and drink producers include;

    Street Food Holkham

    The choice of stalls includes (but they all might not be there on all days!)

    The Vic’s Belted Beef Bar

    Fat Teds

    The Bucket List

    The Cabin

    Feast: Food for your Soul

    Fish Goujons and Chips

    Mexican Wraps

    The Village Van

    Food Dude

    The Duck Truck

    Woodland Pizza

    Moo Shakers

    Cuppa Jo’s

    Solar Scoops

    Chinese Noodle Bar

    Vegan Burgers

    Fresh Donuts

    Holkham Park is a great place to visit in its own right with the Hall, Ropes Course, Woodland play Area Cycle and Boat hire, Speciality shops and The Victoria Pub.

     

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    9:00 amThursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0AS

    In 2019 over 400 riders took part in this cycling event based loosely on the previous haunts of the legendary black shuck hound. There are three routes of approx 28 - 30 miles each + a family friendly up to 10 mile route to get the under 16's and their families out on their bikes. The family route has been designed to have low traffic, not too many hills and also be rewarding. The routes have a very good mix of beautiful countryside rolling hills and unspoilt views.

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2020
    Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    5:00 amLenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

    PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, returns to the dinosaur park Norwich on the 9th October 2020 with a new format called Route 666 with a host of characters and scares. This is certainly not for the faint of heart!  In social bubbles of no more than 6 and no less than 4 you will book a time slot to experience Route 666, you will be sent off on a continuous journey lasting between 1 to 1.5 hours. You will need to bring a face mask to wear on Route 666.

    Tickets are limited for each night and each time slot, anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. A BBQ and bar will be available for you to use up to an hour before your booked time slot.

    From clowns to the dark, small spaces to spiders, there is something to spook everyone at Prime Evil and it is no surprise that is attracts tens of thousands of thrill seekers young and old every Halloween. Enjoy a cabaret of forgotten circus and ghost stories, gallows humour and lost souls, set to devastating beats and mesmerising tunes to make you dance till you drop.

    Also new this year is PrimEvil Extreme, two nights dedicated to those over the age of 18, with a firework display, heightened haunts and an exclusive, exciting, immersive experience.

    With online ticket prices ranging from £21. Minimum of four maximum of 6.

  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2020
    Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    9:00 amHolkham Hall Estate NR23 1AB

    The Holkham Hall Antiques Fair is Norfolk's most prestigious antiques fair with 30 of the U.K's top dealers offering an eclectic mix of items at prices suited to both new and more established collectors. The Holkham fair contain a fascinating mix of fine and country furniture, English silver, fine porcelain and art as well as arms and armour, figurines, bronzes and more. The fair will be staged in the magnificent Lady Elizabeth Wing which is the new “state of the art” event facility in the heart of the Holkham Hall estate. There should be plenty to tempt you with a chance to pick up something a little different.

    The Holkham Hall Antiques Fair on the 16th - 18th October 2020 is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to this beautiful area of North Norfolk to meet some of the U.K.’s most prominent dealers and hopefully find something special amongst the antiques on offer. The Courtyard Cafe adjacent to the fair is a perfect place to relax and chat.

    Free tickets to the fair are available to download Lomax Fairs site, please note these do not cover the small parking charge (£3/car) which gives the whole family access to the grounds of this wonderful stately home which covers over 3000 acres of deer park, lake, forest and conservation area.

  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    31
    Jan
    2021
    Snettisham Nature Reserve

    The dawn flight of up to 40,000 pink-footed geese that make their way from Iceland and Greenland to gather on the The Wash in one of the best nature spectacles in Europe..

    The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Snettisham has come to herald the start of the Autumn and Winter season for many bird-watchers and nature lovers.

    Every year this unique bird visits our shores in greater numbers with thousand blackening the winter sky as they head to their night roost.   Their numbers increase steadily throughout October, and by the end of November most of the geese will have arrived. The Pink-footed Goose is not only attracted to Norfolk for the Brancaster mussels or Cromer crabs, but for a rather less well known delicacy - the sugar beet. By February most will be returning home to their breeding ground in Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland.  The sight of tens of thousands of geese taking off and landing en-masse at the Snettisham reserve is one of Norfolk's natural wonders.

     

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    22
    Nov
    2020
    Sandringham Estate Norfolk

    This popular Christmas Craft Show held on the 20th-22nd November 2020 at Sandringham, bringing the opportunity to shop in comfort for all your Christmas food and gifts. New attractions include an Ice Skating Ring (synthetic) for the more energetic visitor and the Alternative Cabaret Tent with a varied bill of Magic & Illusion, Comedy and Balloon Science Show by Balloonatic.

    Be met at the gate with a warming glass of seasonal punch, and stroll in comfort around the show.

    Live music, excellent craft demonstrators, food halls and Christmas presents.  Santa’s owl show, live reindeer and so much more.

    Adults £9, Seniors £8, Children £3 and a Family Ticket which includes 2 Adults and 3 Children £24.  Advance tickets and further information

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2020
    10 am - 7pmBurnham Market, Norfolk

    The annual Christmas lights switch on is accompanied by a Christmas market with artisan stalls that spread the whole way through the centre of this well-known Norfolk village. This year will be held on Saturday the 21st November 2020.

    There is also live entertainment, food stalls and all the local businesses join in the fun. Opens from 10am with the lights being switched on a couple of hours after dark,

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    29
    Nov
    2020
    10am - 5pmBurnham Deepdale PE31 8DD

    The Burnham Deepdale Christmas Fair returns for the 12th year and can get very busy indeed. Look out for tasty treats, wreaths, cheese, penguin pictures, soaps, homewares, biscuits, chutneys, jewellery, accessories, toys, books, salamis, tea, beer, cordials, glass, bags, photographs ... Something for every budget, every present list, and every taste.

    This year there will be lots more food. Deepdale Cafe, pizzas, pies, crepes, duck wraps, mulled wine, hot chocolate, burgers, real ales, sloe gin, Christmas punch, brownies ... You definitely won’t go hungry or thirsty, plenty of places to refuel to continue with the Christmas shopping.

  • Fri
    25
    Dec
    2020
    11am - ParadeHunstanton Central Prom, Norfolk Coast

    The Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim has been staged from the main beach for over 50 years and draws over a hundred swimmers and many hundreds of spectators who cheer on the very game participants. Many swimmers not only brave the icy water but also fancy dress to raise money for charity. The swimmers will parade into the sea at 11am. Refreshments available from the Waterside Bar on Hunstanton Central Prom. The event raises money for the Round Table. For a registration form, visit Hunstanton Round Table Christmas Day Swim. Present the registration form at the Oasis Leisure Centre at 10.30am on Christmas Day.