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.

  • 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

  • Mon
    17
    May
    2021
    Burnham Thorpe King's Lynn PE31 8HL

    The Lord Nelson pub in Burnham Thorpe will hopefully reopen in May 2021 after a closure of more than four years.  Brewery Greene King used to own the Lord Nelson, but they closed it in September 2016 the pub was registered as an asset of community value later that year. The buildings were purchased by the Holkham estate. The original building have been rebuilt, the 20th century extension is being fitted out with a kitchen, bar, cellar and plant room, while the new parts of the building will house toilets and a 'Victory' dining room. Once complete, the pub will have around 70 covers inside, and another 64 in the outdoor seating area. When war against France was declared in 1793 and Nelson was given command of the Agamemnon, he celebrated by laying on a dinner for the villagers at the pub. The pub was renamed the Lord Nelson, after it's local resident's victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

    For many years the pub was an famous for it's specially brewed sailors drink called 'Nelson's Blood'

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  • Wed
    19
    May
    2021
    Sun
    26
    Sep
    2021
    Houghton Hall, PE31 6TY

    It's not just the majesty of the Palladian palace built by Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Not simply the scampering herds of white deer in the great park. Nor merely the glories of the William Kent decorated Stone Hall and Red Salon, the latter an exuberant testament to a time when a Prime Minister’s choice of wallpaper was less than headline news. This year, it's the massive presence, in the grounds and in the house, of Tony Cragg’s subversive, playful, surprisingly sexy and elementally dangerous sculptures. This is the sixth exhibition at Houghton and follows on from Anish Kapoor and Damian Hurst.

    Tony Cragg will be exhibiting many of his hall mark sculptures as well as a few surprises From the end of May until well into September.

    In the Red Salon, there’s the electrifying spectacle of Pair, two shimmering stainless steel constructs that sit against the sumptuous splendour of the room. In the Secret Garden, its vast weight craned over the walls and into this intimate space, is a voluptuous new work, Masks. At one end of a long and beautiful vista, looking like a precipitous geological formation, is Stack, its threatening asymmetry playing against the harmony of the Palladian water tower that sits at the far end of the enchanting view. And here, in a quiet glade, is Versus, a 2100kg bronze that sits like an enormous shield in its quiet setting.

     

    Cragg houghton

    Tony Cragg at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, 19 May - 26 September (selected days)
    All tickets must be pre-booked online at houghtonhall.com
    Tickets on sale now; Exhibition tickets £18 per adult

  • Sun
    23
    May
    2021
    11:00 amFakenham Racecourse, Norfolk NR21 7NY

    LADIES DAY IS REPLACED BY A MEMBERS ONLY NORMAL TRACK DAY DUE TO CV19. LADIES DAY WILL RETURN IN 2022.

    Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Fakenham Races Ladies Day on the 23rd May 2021. 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. One of the most exciting horse racing fixtures, the all-important Ladies Day fashion at Fakenham is as dramatic as the live horse racing. Chic outfits and beautiful Ladies Day hats will be in abundance as thousands of racegoers put their best Jimmy Choo forward to impress the judges of the striking Style Competition; with the winning Ladies Day outfit taking home a prize, plus other treats.

    If you're new to watching live horse racing or if you've been to many horse racing fixtures before, the atmosphere can't be beaten; soak it up as your horse thunders down the home straight and join in with thousands of racegoers cheering on their horses in each of the six thrilling horse races. As well as exciting races and fabulous Ladies Day fashion, there will be plenty of delicious food and drink available to purchase. Enjoy glasses of summer Pimm's, sparkling prosecco and of course glasses of smooth Champagne. To tempt your taste buds, they'll be delicious artisan food served and various other street food-style vendors. A great day out.

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021
    Sun
    30
    May
    2021
    10:00 amHoughton Hall, Norfolk

    The Houghton International Horse Trials from Thursday 27 May through to Sunday 30 May 2021  incorporating the FEI Nations Cup has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.

    Past contenders include Badminton Horse Trials winner Piggy French, Gemma Tattersall, Ingrid Klimke, Pippa Funnell, Zara Philips and Lucinda Green.

    Set in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, this truly is one of the most outstanding venues within the sport of eventing

  • Fri
    28
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    10:00 amBrancaster Village Hall, PE31 8AA

    Norfolk Creations is a passionate group of quality crafters from around Norfolk who visit different venues across Norfolk showcasing some of Norfolk's best artisan arts and crafts.

    On the 28th May 2021 they will be at Brancaster with  a wide range and variety of arts and crafts on display and for sale with an ambition that there will be no two displays alike. Often customers can see displays of beautiful Norfolk art work, landscape photography, semi-precious gemstone jewellery, beautiful cottage garden toiletries and more unusual crafts like quilling and basket making. Their belief is that as a customer you will enjoy the variety and quality at their events - an opportunity to see and support small local artisan businesses.

  • Sat
    29
    May
    2021
    Sun
    06
    Jun
    2021
    Various North Norfolk Artist Studios

    More than 100 sculptors, painters, printers and other artists have already joined the group called North Norfolk Studios, which aims to host an open studios event from May 29 to June 6. A 'taster exhibition' will take place at the Old Gallery Workshop in Corpusty from May 15 to June 6. Visit www.northnorfolkstudios.co.uk to find out more.

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    27
    Jun
    2021
    Holkham Hall, Wells-Next_sea

    Soak up the ultimate VIP festival experience this summer at The Picnic Holkham Hall.

    Enjoy your choice of pergola or picnic style seating, nestled within our magical woodland garden setting with The Temple as your majestic backdrop. Explore the grounds and take time to visit the spectacular venue, with the beach just a stone's throw away!  You are to sit back and gorge on one of our Luxury Grazing Hampers. Choose from Afternoon Tea or a creatively themed menu featuring produce From the Farm, From the Plant or From the Sea.

    Ticket  for afternoon and evening picnics includes: Entry to Holkham Park, a Luxury Grazing Hamper of your choice, your pre-selected allocated time at the festival with entertainment choice, and parking on-site.

    Dog friendly: Canine companions are very welcome but must be kept on leads at all times due to the resident wildlife. Please clean up after your dog and remain considerate of those around you. We ask that the weather conditions are taken into account so that dogs are kept hydrated and in shade on hot, sunny days.

    Experience our fantastic array of live entertainment: Music, Comedy, Urban Orchestra, Dance, Jazz, Disco Yoga, Musical Theatre, Gospel, Classical, Wildlife films and more!

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    8:00 pm139-141 High Street, Blakeney, Holt NR25 7NU

    Luke Wright is one of Britain’s top stand-up poets. Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Wright’s inventive shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year. He is the author of three full collections and three pamphlets of poetry, and three verse plays. He is the winner of a Fringe First, a Stage Award, and three Saboteur Awards.

    Luke was a founding member of Aisle16, a poetry collective formed in 2000 which organises poetry stage productions. As well as having created several solo spoken word shows of his own, he has curated the Poetry Arena at Latitude Festival since 2006, and he hosted the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s first ever poetry venue in 2007, ‘Luke Wright’s Poetry Party’.

     

     

    He’s a regular tour support for John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines and was recently dubbed “the bard of lockdown” by The Telegraph after his marathon stint of 100 consecutive nights of shows.

    This is a ticketed event. Come along to the Blakeney Harbour Room from 6pm onwards for pizza and drinks on the bowling green, or tune in live online. Luke will perform work mostly from his latest poetry collection, The Feel-Good Movie of the Year (Penned in the Margins, 2021). There will be a portion of the event dedicated to a Q&A with the audience.

    30th June 2021 @ 8pm.  Luke Wright: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year
    LIVE at the Blakeney Harbour Room & Streamed Online

    Due to covid restrictions, this event will be socially distanced and therefore tickets to attend in-person are limited. Some tickets will be available on the door. Get yours now before they're gone!

     

  • Wed
    14
    Jul
    2021
    6:00 pmBlickling Hall Estate, Norwich NR11 6NF,

    Olly Murs is something of a sensation his 2019 tour sold over over 600,000 tickets across 24 sold out UK & Ireland dates. He will be at Blickling Hall, a fabulous setting for many iconic outdoor concerts on July 14th 2021.

    Fans can expect to hear new music alongside his greatest hits during the set including 'Dear Darlin', 'Heart Skips A Beat', 'You Don't Know Love' and 'Wrapped Up'. Highlights could also include the glorious ‘Love Me Again’, ‘Feel The Same’ featuring Nile Rodgers on guitar, and the title track featuring Shaggy.  Once again Olly has worked closely with Steve Mac, Steve Robson and Wayne Hector.

    Olly Murs Blickling Norfolk 2021

    Now firmly established in his red chair as a judge on The Voice, Olly has five multi-platinum albums under his belt, 4 #1 UK albums, 4 #1 UK singles and 6 #1 airplay tracks. He has over 17.5m followers across his socials and without doubt is the X Factor’s most successful male artist ever.

     

     

  • Thu
    15
    Jul
    2021
    6:00 pmBlickling Hall Estate, Norwich NR11 6NF.

    Michael Buble's winning formula lies in songs that pack nostalgic and feelgood appeal, are delivered in honeyed, note-perfect vocals and come with the sort of boyish good looks that lead one woman in the front row of his last tour to hold up a huge heart sign reading: “Hug me.”

    Expect the grounds of Blickling to be packed on the 15th July on his whistle stop tour of the UK. He will be accompanied by a 40-piece studio orchestra , consisting of an all-female British string section and his regular North American (and all-male) big band conducted by John Ashton Thomas. Bublé’s songwriting partner and musical director Alan Chang was there as ever on piano. Songs will almost certainly include  “Haven’t Met You Yet” , “Forever Now”, a and “Nobody But Me” .

    Michael Buble Blickling 2021

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021
    Tue
    20
    Jul
    2021
    Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

    Organisers of Holkham Country Fair, which sees around 40,000 visitors, have released a statement confirming 2019’s fair was the last under the current arrangement.

    Celia Deeley, Holkham enterprises manager, said: “As an estate, we have greatly enjoyed hosting the Holkham Country Fair over the last 42 years, and during that time thousands of visitors have relished the entertaining day out it provided.

    “However, recent years have shown that we can no longer continue with the country fair in its current format, and so after much contemplation we have agreed not to renew our working arrangement with the organiser for 2021.”

    The two-day fair is well known in the Norfolk events calendar for its high-octane entertainment in the grand ring, hundreds of trade stands, a food village and a cookery demonstration theatre showcasing local Norfolk talents.

  • Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    31
    Jul
    2021
    Holt, Norfolk & Surrounding Coastal Villages

    The Holt Festival will return in 2021 from Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31 July 2021.  The festival is an annual arts festival, which comprises a range of events, from food and theatre to music, fine art and more

    “A visit to Holt Festival begins with the visual impact of a lovely Georgian town with special character. 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.

    This festival week has been adapted to meet CV19 restrictions will still  be 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.

    In 2021 the festival has been condensed due to CV19. The opening night is Wednesday 28th July and there will be a variety of performances throughout the rest of the week at different venues in Holt, culminating with The Vagaband outdoors on Saturday evening. Artists appearing include Luke Wright, The Jefford Brothers and Holt-based poet and writer James McDermott bas well as internationally known performers including Julian Bliss who will be performing a mixture of classical and jazz clarinet works accompanied by Robert Bottriell and Dom Joly with Holiday Snaps: Travel & Comedy in the Danger Zone and Bob Flowerdew and No Work Gardening.

    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
    07
    Aug
    2021
    6pm Gates OpenBlickling Hall Norwich Norfolk NR11 6NF

    The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey 2020 return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems has been postponed to Saturday 7th August 2021. The event will once again take place under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

    ​​This will be Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will be followed by a half hour interval with the DJ playing the latest Ibiza tunes.

    ​​As dusk falls, the lasers will hit the Blickling skyline as the Urban Soul Orchestra return to bring some of the best of the White Island’s dance tunes to orchestral life. The track-list packed full of some of dance music’s most iconic anthems. Performed by The Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of live vocalists, the gig is split into two halves - starting with a chill-out set followed by a series of dance-floor fillers. The first set starts at 8pm followed by an interval with DJ Goldierocks at 9pm before the second set at 9.30pm. The concert is expected to finish at around 10.45pm.

    Classic Ibiza is a heady mix of iconic dance tunes, a classical orchestra and a music festival in a stunning setting. Whether you want to sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly over a picnic in the evening sun, or get up and dance the night away, everyone is guaranteed a great time.

  • Wed
    11
    Aug
    2021
    Sat
    21
    Aug
    2021
    South Creake, Norfolk

    The North Norfolk Music Festival has been established for 17 years bringing internationally known musicians as well as introducing new talent at the beginning of their careers. With 17 concerts, a film, talks and an array of pianists, singers, a choir, even a consort of viols and no less than three quartets.

    The festival for 2021 will go ahead with a revised programme running from Wednesday 11th through to Saturday 21st August. An impressive programme of classical music with renowned performers and up-and-coming talent. it’s no wonder the audience returns to North Norfolk each summer.

  • Wed
    18
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    22
    Aug
    2021
    Throughout the dayHolkham Hall, Wells-Next Sea Norfolk

    This August, Hideaway Cinema will be heading to Holkham for a bumper five-day festival of film! With state-of-the-art technology for an incredible, outdoor cinematic experience, you can expect a winning combination of Hollywood blockbusters, cult classics, family favourites and child-friendly specials such as Moana, Paddington Bear as well as the newest cinema releases.

    There will be screenings throughout the day, ensuring there is something for all ages to enjoy. Plus, there will be a mouth-watering selection of food and drink on offer to accompany your film! All viewings are delivered in a covid-secure way, with options to bring your own chair, blanket or bean bag or hire a chair from Hideaway Cinema. You can even upgrade to the golden circle for a truly memorable outdoor cinema experience.

    What’s on?
    Wednesday 18th August, 5.30pm - The Greatest Showman
    Thursday 19th August, 1.30pm - Moana
    Thursday 19th August, 5.30pm - Grease
    Thursday 19th August, 9.30pm - A Star is Born
    Friday 20th August, 1.30pm - Tom & Jerry The Movie
    Friday 20th August, 5.30pm - La La Land
    Saturday 21st August, 10am - Paddington
    Saturday 21st August, 1pm - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    Saturday 21st August, 5pm - In The Heights
    Saturday 21st August, 9.30pm - Dirty Dancing
    Sunday 22nd August, 1pm - Space Jam: A New Legacy
    Sunday 22nd August, 8pm - The Suicide Squad

  • Sat
    28
    Aug
    2021
    6:00 pmSandringham House Kings Lynn PE35 6AB

    Jools Holland and his hs Rhythm and Blues Orchestra return on Sunday 29th August 2021 and is of the most popular events in the Sandringham 2021 events calendar. Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum-selling recording artist Jools Holland will bring his sensational Rhythm & Blues Orchestra back to Sandringham as part of their much-loved 2021 tour. The current 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones.Jools Holland and his band celebrate the golden age of big band music from the 1930s to the 1950s, with interpretations of standards from the likes of Count Basie and Woody Herman. The event will take place on the West Lawn and is part of a musical weekend at Sandringham by kind permission of HM The Queen.

     

    Holland formed the band in 1994. It has gone on to tour the world and promises a tremendous collection of Jools tunes and his styling of ska, boogie woogie and blues – always an unforgettable night out that will have audiences on their feet.

  • Sun
    29
    Aug
    2021
    18;00Sandringham House Kings Lynn Norfolk PE35 6EN

    The Proms in the Garden will be held at  Sandringham House on the 29th August 2021 The atmosphere is usually  one of an enormous party, with many of the audience in evening dress. Music is performed by the English Symphony Orchestra with compere Brian Blessed OBE. Expect to hear Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger, proceeding through popular classics and show music such as My Fair Lady.  There will also be a Spitfire flypast and the Firework display is often a good time to hear  Land of Hope and Glory and the Dambusters March. Expect to see the night sky explode with a dazzling fireworks display. Undoubtedly the National Anthem will feature somewhere!

     

    The event will take place on the West Lawn and is part of a musical weekend at Sandringham by kind permission of HM The Queen.

     

  • Sat
    04
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    05
    Sep
    2021
    10:00 amHolkham Hall, Norfolk Coast

    The North Norfolk food festival takes place in the spectacular setting of the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall on the 4th and 5th September 2021. Historically filled with vegetables and flowers grown for the Hall, nestled within huge brick and flint walls that offer protection from the elements, this is an ideal setting to celebrate the abundance of Norfolk produce and culinary skill.

    What can you expect? Well a lot of local artisan businesses showcasing their products including fresh meat and game, vegetables, cakes, local brewery beer, exotic burgers, international food and local treats including speciality bread, tarts, juices, cakes and bakes, chocolates and much more. This is the place to find all the ingredients for speciality ingredients that you can cook later at home. A dazzling array of concessions also offer delicious food for eating on the day and entertainment ranges from the ever popular cookery theatre to children’s activities and face painting.

  • Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021
    Mon
    13
    Sep
    2021
    9:30 amThornham Village Hall, PE36 6LX

    Norfolk Creations is a passionate group of quality crafters from around Norfolk who visit different venues across Norfolk showcasing some of Norfolk's best artisan arts and crafts.

    On the 10th September 2021 they will be at Thornham with  a wide range and variety of arts and crafts on display and for sale with an ambition that there will be no two displays alike. Often customers can see displays of beautiful Norfolk art work, landscape photography, semi-precious gemstone jewellery, beautiful cottage garden toiletries and more unusual crafts like quilling and basket making. Their belief is that as a customer you will enjoy the variety and quality at their events - an opportunity to see and support small local artisan businesses.

  • Sat
    11
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021
    10:00 amSandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

    Sandringham Country Fair on the 11th and 12th September 2021. The fair showcases a range of crafts and food stalls as well as many outdoor demonstrations of country sports and activities.

    Three  main arenas, including the Countryside Arena and  World of Dogs, displaying the best in exciting equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs; a huge steam and vintage area, have a go falconry, fishing, fieldsports and more. A great countryside day out for the whole family.

    There is also food arena, children's activities, a shooting village, falconry arena and lots to eat!

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021
    All DayNorfolk Coast and County

    One of the most successful open studios’ schemes in the country, the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, is celebrating its 25th year this year with 430 artists taking part across 250 venues.

    The 16-day celebration of Norfolk’s artistic community runs from 25 September to 10 October 2021. This free event will see artists throughout the county opening their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work and practice. Now established as one of the largest open studios’ schemes in the country, visitors will have the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, and - with many of the works on display being for sale - buy original artworks directly from their creators. It’s a great opportunity for the artists to meet with the public and talk about their work and for people to have the chance to see artists at work first hand.

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    08
    Oct
    2021
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    31
    Oct
    2021
    5:00 amLenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

    PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, returns to the dinosaur park Norwich on the 8th October 2021. with a new format called Route 666 with a host of characters and scares. This is certainly not for the faint of heart!  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.

    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.

    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.

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    30
    Oct
    2021
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    08
    Nov
    2021
    Norfolk Coast

    Norfolk Restaurant Week 2021. This is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people who produce it. Provisional dates for 2021 see the event kick off on the 31st October 2021.

    It is the opportunity to sample those restaurants you have always wanted to try, or revisit existing favourites, all at unmissable prices. Every restaurant who takes part will offer their usual high standard of food but at an incredibly tempting price.

    Last year saw hungry diners making the most 40 unmissable priced menus at some of North Norfolk’s best restaurants. “The event has become hugely popular over the last five years, and menus, which are now available to view online, are much anticipated. The most popular places fill up quickly, which is why we always encourage people to book well in advance,” confirms founder and organiser Martin Billing

  • Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021
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    31
    Jan
    2022
    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.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Nov
    2021
    Bonfire 6pm F/W 7.30pHunstanton Norfolk Coast

    Hunstanton Cliffs is the perfect spot for a Guy Fawkes night celebration and the fireworks are big, loud and go on and on and on! They say that nowhere are the skies bigger than in Norfolk but these fireworks do a great job at filling it. Doors open at 5.30pm on Saturday 6th November 2021 and the  giant bonfire before is lit at 6pm.

    Wrap up warm for this amazing bonfire, laser and fireworks spectacle. Previous displays have combined fireworks with a laser show and pounding atmospheric music to thrill the many people who attend the Cliff Firework Extravaganza. The video below gives a little insight into the thrills that you can expect on the night.

    The main firework display kicks off just after 7.30pm but we recommend getting there at least an hour in advance.

    Hunstanton Fireworks Cliff Display

    Hunstanton Firework Aerial Movie

    Food stalls, a fairground, children's entertainment and a bonfire will accompany the fireworks display. If you are looking to book a meal afterwards then reserve early.

    Checkout Love Norfolk's Good Food Guide for good local places to book.

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    09
    Nov
    2021
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    23
    Dec
    2021
    2pm & 7pmThursford Norfolk

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns on the 5th November 2021 and has become one of the most anticipated festive events in East Anglia, having attracted audiences from across the country since opening on Christmas Eve 1977.  2019 saw 112,000 visitors from across the world entertained by 65 musical numbers. Fantastic sets and colour, the choreography, the singing and dancing, and a very special ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere. The show has a 130-strong cast and has a budget of £1.8m, and there is so much happening on the huge stage that it is  hard to decide what to focus on. The overall effect is quite breath-taking.

     

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the most popular Christmas show of all time in England and is a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment, with seasonal songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from a cast of over one hundred. The show, which takes a year to organise, is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any of London's West End theatres. And when the curtain rises in November it will truly be a Spectacular show. The 2020 Christmas spectacular was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the first time the Spectacular hasn't taken place in its 44 year run.

    Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular has attracted over 5.8 million visitors to date and is the largest Christmas show in the country.

    It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians – most of whom are straight out the West End. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols. The finale of the show includes a fly over of white doves across the auditorium.

    Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe. Up to fifty coaches per day travel from all over the country and many of our patrons have visited year on year, turning the trip into a mini holiday staying in the county’s hotels and guest houses. Go HERE for places to stay.

    TICKETS FOR THIS SELL OUT EVENT ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE BOX OFFICE.

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
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    21
    Nov
    2021
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Norfolk PE35 6EN

    This popular Christmas Craft Show held on  Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November 2021 at Sandringham, bringing the opportunity to shop in comfort for all your Christmas food and gifts.

    Once again featuring a spectrum of colourful stands, it promises to be the Christmas shopping event of the year for visitors looking for unusual gifts and exciting additions to their own festive experience. Now an annual event on the calendars of many visitors to Norfolk, as well as those who live in the area, the show has a rich history in presenting an array of fascinating and intricate craftwork, from jewellery, beadwork and textiles to ceramics, sculptures, wood and pyrography.

    The hugely popular Food Hall will also offer a feast of enticing items. Here you may sample the wares, sit and enjoy light refreshment, or a whole meal, and of course take home delicious treats for your own Christmas table or wrap up as gifts. You cannot fail to be impressed by the variety of goodies on offer. The gift & shopping arcades have a wide range of ladies fashions, jewellery and accessories, tweed and waterproof clothing, household goods, furniture, leather and garden items. Some of the exhibitors are from Norfolk and Suffolk, whilst others will have travelled from across the UK to showcase their offerings,

    Tickets are now available for each separate day.  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  Children under 14 free.

  • Sat
    20
    Nov
    2021
    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 20th November 2021.

    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,

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    20
    Nov
    2021
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    22
    Dec
    2021
    4.30pm -7.30pmSheringham Station, Norfolk NR26 8RA

    The North Norfolk Railway will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on selected evenings during November and December. The railway version of the Northern Lights will see trains decorated with multi-coloured lights gliding through the winter darkness from Saturday 20th November 2021.

    From the comfort of vintage carriages, passengers will be able to watch a light show of illuminated festive scenes alongside the rails, and at the railway stations at Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt. The trains' external lights create technicolour effects for the passengers as they pass through the cuttings along the route.Sheringham, under the cover of darkness, The Norfolk Lights Express, fully decorated with multi-coloured lights, will steam it’s way through the countryside between Sheringham and Holt.

    A complete range of refreshments including a licensed bar will be available on board. Tickets restricted to 6 or less.

  • Sat
    27
    Nov
    2021
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    17
    Dec
    2021
    Holkham Hall, Norfolk

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holkham from the end of November in 2021 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.

    Make your visit extra special with a Champagne, Candlelight, and Creators of Christmas tour - your unique chance to meet the faces behind Christmas at Holkham. How about extending the Christmas magic by joining us in the beautiful Chapel in Holkham Hall between Christmas and New Year for a Candlelight Experience with ‘Nativity’: a moving-image artwork by Martha Fiennes.

    Have they been naughty or nice? Treat the children to our sell-out event, An Audience with Father Christmas, where they will meet our singing band of Ukulele Elves before sitting down for stories and surprises with Father and Mother Christmas.

    There is also the annual Holkham Festive Food Fair. The fair showcases the best of local and regional food and drink, and a live cookery theatre will feature demonstrations from renowned local chefs. The Holkham Christmas Food fair also features numerous stalls with great gift ideas from local producers.

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
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    05
    Dec
    2021
    10am - 5pmBurnham Deepdale PE31 8DD

    The Burnham Deepdale Christmas Fair returns for the 12th year on Friday 3rd December 2021 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.

  • Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021
    10am - 8pmWells-Next-Sea, Norfolk

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival is traditionally held over a weekend, the first week in December each year, but depends on the Tides and in 2021 will be on Saturday 4th December..

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival regularly pulls in thousands of families lured by the unique prospect of seeing Santa Claus arrive in Norfolk from the North Pole by sea.

    The town’s main shopping street will then remain the focus of the festive fun as a whole host of acts keep visitors entertained from 10.30am to 8pm. A fair will be operating on The Quay from 10am onwards and the annual Christmas Tree Festival will take place in the Congregational Hall in Clubbs Lane from 10am to 4pm.

    Christmas lights switch on is at 4.45pm. Santa is due to arrive on the Quay at around 6.15pm before heading for his grotto at Playland amusements to see children from around 7pm onwards.

    The crowds will then be further entertained by a spectacular fireworks display over the Wells Marshes.The Quay will be closed to all traffic from 4.30pm to 8pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Dec
    2021
    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.

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    10
    Jan
    2022
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    28
    Feb
    2022
    Walsingham Abbey

    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 hellebores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops.

    A Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1061. de Faverches was instructed to build a replica of the house in Nazareth where Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Jesus. It was to contain a statue of the enthroned Virgin with the child Jesus on her lap.

    It was a simple wooden structure, but her son Geoffrey left instructions for the building of a Priory in Walsingham which passed into the care of Augustinian canons sometime between 1146-1174. Over the next four centuries Walsingham became a major centre of pilgrimage, rivalling Rome and Santiago del Compostela, and was visited by every reigning monarch from Henry III in 1226 to Henry VIII. A few years later in 1538 he ordered the destruction of the entire monastery as part of the Great Dissolution. The Prior and canons were pensioned off. The site was sold to Thomas Sidney for £90 pounds and he built a mansion on it, which was, and still is, referred to as ‘The Abbey’.

    Walsingham Abbey is famous for the beautiful ruins of the Priory of our Lady of Walsingham, and nowadays it’s spring snowdrop walk around the ruins that stand among the lawns, with woodland and river walks extending to 18 acres.

     

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    12
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    2022
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    2022
    Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AX

    The mart returns after a year's of absence. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.

    In 2021 West Norfolk's borough mayor, Geoff Hipperson read out the Royal Charter which traditionally proclaims the opening of the Mart on the Tuesday Market Place  in a  recorded version from his home.

    This continued a tradition from  the later half of the nineteenth century when 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 12th February 2022 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 14 of half-term.

     

    Queen Kings Lynn Mart 1953

    Queen Visits Kings Lynn Mart in February 1953.

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    Mar
    2022
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    28
    Mar
    2022
    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 26th to the 28th March 2022. 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.

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    14
    May
    2022
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    15
    May
    2022
    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 15 and 16 2022, 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.

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    15
    May
    2022
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    16
    May
    2022
    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.

    2022 festival runs from May 15 until May 16 2022, 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.

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022
    10.30am High TideBurnham Overy Staithe & North Norfolk Coast

    The Norfolk Superhero Challenge will now not take place on the 26th June 2021, The event 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!

     

    Check back here for the 2022 dates.

  • Wed
    27
    Jul
    2022
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk PE31 6AZ

    The 139th Sandringham Flower Show will be held on Wednesday 27th July 2022. The Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England and sadly cancelled in 2020 and 2021. The show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year including a visit from the royals, so if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The attendance of royalty at the Sandringham Flower Show is definitely one of the main draws for this event, but the origins of the show go right back to 1881. The display gardens are always a very popular attraction, built as they are to a standard which can rival any of the major horticultural shows. There is a large catering marquee with seating, and in addition there are numerous catering stands on the showground providing a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

     

     

    The show has around 200 trade stands around the grounds or in marquees, along with some of the leading nurseries and horticulture specialists exhibiting their plants. You can also see steam engines, displays of old farm machinery, dog displays and much, much more. A wonder around the grounds of Sandringham House, gardens and church is also a must and is included in the entrance fee.

    Parking is free of charge and dogs are welcome. Entry is £12 for adults and children under 16 are free. Entrance is on the gate and is cash only.

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2022
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    30
    Jul
    2022
    Wells-Next-Sea, Norfolk Coast

    Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk has for over a 100 years enjoyed a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors. A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. The carnival will next run from the Friday 29 July through to Sunday  7th August 2022. Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the Wells-next-sea quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals. In addition you will find stalls selling everything from local delicacies to exotic street food.

     

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    11
    Aug
    2022
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    14
    Aug
    2022
    Houghton Hall Norfolk PE31 6TY

    After Houghton  made the sad announcement that it was impossible for the festival to go ahead in 2021, new dates of the 11th-14th August 2022 have been announced.

    This will be the first time this great event will be restaged since since 2018. Despite this Houghton Music & Arts Festival has gained a reputation as one of the must-go-to  electronic festivals. Curated by British electronic wizard Craig Richards who also  produces the much loved Gottwood, Houghton has won praise on basically all counts – lineup, scheduling, sound quality, location, atmosphere.

    With extended set times and an enthusiastic crowd, artists  can dare to be different  and this is where  some very special sets can be created.

     

     

    Craig Richards created this utopic festival in 2017 and it's been all the rage every since. This festival is unique in that the venue has a 24 hour license so the party truly never stops and the sets are extremely long. In conjunction with the wild energy of the festival, there are also sculptures and art to look through in the gardens of the estate that the festival takes place. Gates open at midday on Thursday, August 6, and music begins at 5pm. Entry on the first night stops at 1am, and the music ends at 2am, and gates open on Friday at 9am. After music begins at 10am, it continues to 3am on Monday morning, with all campsites finally closing at 2pm the same day.

     

     

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    14
    Aug
    2022
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    20
    Aug
    2022
    9:00 amHunstanton Norfolk

    Following cancellation in 2020 and 2021 the 101st week-long Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament commences on the 14th August 2022 and is said to be Britain's largest event of its kind after Wimbledon, taking place on 38 grass courts. Starting at the Hunstanton Recreation Ground on Sunday, play will continue each day, through to all the finals on Saturday.

    The competition has attracted just short of 1,000 individual players, competing in 40 different events.This will be boosted by around another 150 juniors with the mini Gresham’s round-robin event for under-12s and under-10s commencing on the Wednesday. Hunstanton's tournament has attracted players from eight-years-old through to some senior veterans, with some competitors in their 80s, from all over the country and also from abroad. The standard ranges from those entering their first competition to very good county players. South Wales-based Three Castles Cover has signed a three-year deal to support the tournament.

    Established in 1920, the tournament takes place on 38 tennis courts on the towns recreation ground, over seven days from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st August. The tennis tournament is open to players of all ages and ability from six-year olds to sixty-year olds. It is second only to Wimbledon in size, attracting thousands of competitors every August. The tournament will be celebrating its centenary in 2022, a year after the actual date due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

    Entries for the 2021 Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament open on March 1st 2022.