An Insider Norfolk Guide to the Big Events & What's on in 2022
Snettisham Nature ReserveMon31Oct2022Tue31Jan2023
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.
5.30pm -7.30pmSheringham Station, Norfolk NR26 8RAMon14Nov2022Mon02Jan2023
The North Norfolk Railway will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on selected evenings from November right through until January 2023. The railway version of the Northern Lights will see trains decorated with multi-coloured lights gliding through the winter darkness from Monday 14th November 2022.
Holkham Hall, NorfolkSat26Nov2022Sun01Jan2023
Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holkham from the end of November in 2022 with a Candlelight Tour of the Hall and Christmas Fair. See each stateroom beautifully adorned with sweet-scented pine trees, greenery, sparkling decorations, and twinkling lights. Each room will have its own theme and your guide will tell you all about the inspiration behind each magical setting.
12:45 pmFakenham Racecourse, Fakenham NorfolkSun01Jan2023
What better way to blow away the cobwebs and start the New Year than a day at the races. This is the nearest 'jump' track for over a hundred miles for many. Little wonder that people come from far and wide on the first day of the year to this corner of Norfolk.
For an evocative winter walk head to Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk which will open for the Snowdrop walks from Monday 23rd January 2023. This is 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 hellebores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops.
Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AXSat11Feb2023Sun19Feb2023
The Kings Lynn Mart returns on the 11th February 2023. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.
Sheringham & Beeston Regis NorfolkSun02Apr2023
Vikings once struck terror into the hearts of the inhabitants of our shores, but their return to north Norfolk will be very much welcomed. Plans have been drawn up to stage Sheringham's Scira Viking Festival - which culminates in the burning of a model long ship. Provisional dates will see this event return in early April 2023.
2:15 pmRacecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NYMon10Apr2023
For many the odds on favourite way to finish off the Easter weekend. Expect to find a big crowd, a festival of picnics and a great atmosphere as everyone tries to beat the bookies! Some big races attract runners from all over the country.
The Easter Monday first race starts at 2.15pm on Monday 1oth April 2023 but you will want to be there about an hour beforehand.
from 10amCromer & Sheringham NorfolkSat13May2023Sun14May2023
It is hoped that this event last staged in 2019 will finally return in 2023. For the last decade and more it’s been pincers at dawn between neighbouring fishing towns Cromer and Sheringham. The festival has brought the twons of Cromer and Sheringham together to celebrate the bounty of the North Sea and the world-famous seafood produced by both coastal resorts.