An Insider Guide to What's On

  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2020
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    31
    Jan
    2021
    North Norfolk Coast AONB

    The dawn flight of tens of thousands of pink-footed geese from Iceland and Greenland leaving their night time roost on the Wash is one of THE best nature spectacles in Europe.

    The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Norfolk 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 is one of Norfolk's natural wonders.

  • Sat
    02
    Jan
    2021
    Sun
    28
    Feb
    2021
    Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk

    For an evocative winter walk head to Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk from the 2nd January 2021, where snowdrops cast a new light upon the crumbling stone of the old abbey. This is a perfect spot, tucked away with a beautiful stream which can run fast and high. Glorious helibores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops. Walsingham Abbey is famous for the beautiful ruins of the Priory of our Lady of Walsingham, one of the medieval world’s most important places of pilgrimage. Destroyed after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538, today the ruins stand among lawns, with woodland and river walks extending to 18 acres.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2021
    Sun
    21
    Feb
    2021
    Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AX

    Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling showpeople. During the later half of the nineteenth century the King's Lynn Mart was a spectacular event in which Frederick Savage of King's Lynn displayed his latest roundabouts and fairground attractions to the showmen. This display of new machines and amusements continues today with the showmen vying to display the latest amusements. Traditionally, this is the first funfair in the Showmen’s calendar where new rides are tried out and old favourites brought out from winter storage.

    The 817th Kings Lynn Mart which opens on the 13th February 2021 includes the same traditional rides and stalls as well as new rides called the Tornado, Over the Falls and the Fighter, which is a smaller version of the popular ride, Extreme. The 'Booster' pendulum ride will be back, as will the ride he calls the 'Crazy Shake' after it was introduced 'with success last year'. For two whole weeks from Valentines day, the town will see thousands of people come and experience all the fun of the showman's travelling fair. The mart is still due to be held at the Tuesday Market place.

    Children's Day, in which all rides are reduced to £1 except for the Booster, dodgems and cars, will be taking place on Monday, February 18 of half-term.

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2021
    09;30Magazine Wood PE36 5LW

    Magazine 2 Massingham Fun Run -

    Sunday February 21st 2021

    RUN, WALK or CYCLE 10 miles along the Peddars Way on this great family day out.
    £20 an adult and £10 a child donation asked for ~
    Starting at 9.30am at Magazine Wood, heading south along the Peddars Way to the finish at the Massingham Dabbling Duck pub, who will be providing a bacon butty and hot drink on your arrival!

    In 2020 raised money for EAAA in memory of Caroline Sanderson
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/suzy-martin2

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021
    Mon
    29
    Mar
    2021
    10:00 amBurnham Deepdale, Norfolk Coast

    Over 60 pop-up shops, artisan and craft stall and loads of food exhibitors to tempt your taste buds! Market runs from the 27th to the 29th March 2020. This is a great opportunity to stock up on great food, find a special gift or just enjoy a great day out.

    Deepdale Spring Market is part of the Deepdale Hygge, our celebration of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, with live music (Friday & Saturday), the North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair (Saturday) and activities throughout the weekend.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021
    17.00 - 20.30Blickling Estate, Norfolk NR11 6NF

    A very different way to enjoy the dramatic Blickling Estate. The Night run goes through the ancient woodlands that surround the house that some say is still haunted by Anne Boleyn. Choose from two routes, a 3km and 7km traffic free exploration. Head torches are essential and you could still have time for supper after if you get a move on!

  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021
    Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    10:00 amPensthorpe Natural Park Fakenham NR21 0LN

    Pensthorpe has for many years been home to the very popular SpringWatch series on the BBC.

    The Bird and Wildlife Fair, which will run at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, on May 16 and 17, was previously known as the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair. Pensthorpe Bird & Wildlife Fair will feature guest speakers, demonstrations, walks and talks, and book signings. The event is a celebration of nature-spotting in Norfolk and will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment, wildlife-inspired art and crafts, books and wildlife and nature holidays.

  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021
    Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    from 10amCromer & Sheringham Norfolk

    Historically, it’s been pincers at dawn between neighbouring fishing towns Cromer and Sheringham. For the past eleven years, Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival has brought the two towns together to celebrate the bounty of the North Sea and the world-famous seafood produced by both coastal resorts. Recently hailed by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best food festivals in the UK, the seafood spectacular stars local delicacies from the deep and attracts more than 20,000 people to north Norfolk every year.

    This year’s festival runs from May 16 until May 18, starting with the Grand Opening Variety Concert at the Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer. There’s a host of events, including heritage demonstrations, a cookery theatre, the “Bootiful” Boat Art Trail and the Scrumptious Seafood Trail which includes more than 35 local restaurants, cafés, pubs and snack bars.

    There’s also a street market packed with local produce, live music during the day and at night, street performers, heritage and seafaring crafts and children’s activities.

  • Sun
    30
    May
    2021
    11:00 amFakenham Racecourse, Norfolk NR21 7NY

    Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse. A key date in the Norfolk calendar, thousands of people stream through the gates to witness the thunder of steeds bearing down on the finish line and the roar of the crowds interspersed with the popping of corks and the rumble of conversation as visitors enjoy the day.

  • Sat
    26
    Jun
    2021
    10.30am High TideBurnham Overy Staithe & North Norfolk Coast

    The Norfolk Superhero Challenge 2020 is a unique quadrathlon event that has raised huge sums for local charities. The Norfolk Superhero Challenge combined courses across land and sea, centred around the coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe. More than 130 resilient racers take on the best of Norfolk’s scenery – and the worst of its weather – before crossing the line in a gruelling quadrathlon

    The quadrathlon consists of swimming 1 mile from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide. Kayak a 4 mile course through the creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe. Cycle a 45 mile circular route on North Norfolk’s most scenic roads. Finally run -8 miles across tracks, sand, mud and marsh. Come and cheer on the returners from around 2 hours after the start. It restores your faith in the human spirit!

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    19
    Jul
    2021
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    31
    Jul
    2021
    Holt, Norfolk & Surrounding Coastal Villages

    From comedy to cuisine, politics to pop Holt Festival brings you the best in music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word in a glorious celebration of the arts.

    During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, it is home to musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians.

    There are venues all over town, in pubs and hotels, in tents and school halls. There are performances at the church, the Auden Theatre, in the bookshop, and the magnificent open-air Theatre in the Woods.

    If you are looking for a quiet time in the countryside, this is not it. If you're looking for cultural nourishment, some belly laughs, and the pleasure of seeing some top-flight internationally recognised performers, you're in the right place.

  • Sat
    24
    Jul
    2021
    Sun
    25
    Jul
    2021
    9:00 amHolkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

    The Holkham Country Fair, is a bi-annual event which is next taking place on the  24 and 25 July 2021.The Grand Ring is home to a host of spectacular displays and performances for visitors to enjoy.

    Around the Showground is the Food Village - a celebration of artisan food producers and local food offering visitors the opportunity to relax with a real ale, sample and purchase local farm produce, cheeses, chocolates and pies.

    Aside from the brand new attractions on display at Holkham Country Fair, there is still an array of countryside favourites including Sporting Clay Pigeon Shooting, The Band of The Parachute Regiment, Hound Parade, Jump4Heroes Extreme Human Flight Team, Historic Car Parade, over 200 Trade Stands and Fishing Demonstrations with Casting competitions and tuition.