9:00 amHolkham Hall, Norfolk CoastSat20Jul2019Sun21Jul2019
Holkham Country Fair is a true celebration of Norfolk country life and offers a full day of family fun for all. Enjoy a full family day out with Grand Ring entertainment and Showground events. There are trade stands for shopping, the Woodforde’s Food Village for nibbling and the opportunity to have a go at countryside pursuits.
If you’re feeling daring, try the new zip wire ride, or get inspired by expert cooking shows in the cookery demonstration tent. You can also get acquainted with a variety of animals, including birds of prey and exotic species.
Give clay pigeon shooting and archery a go, or try out the crossbows and catapults. Take part in the Countryman’s Walk to learn about pole lathe turning, blacksmithing and more.
Attractions also include displays of military and historic vehicles, dog agility and much, much more.
2:00 pmRingstead, Norfolk CoastSat20Jul2019
A few times a year The Gin Trap host their increasingly popular Gin Festivals or ‘Gintastic Extravaganzas”. Whilst Gin does take centre stage there is live Music and a BBQ. A happy mix of locals and visitors makes up a lively crowd and it does get extremely busy so you need to go with a sense of humour (or drink a lot of gin!). Ringstead is a 5 minute drive from Magazine Wood.
The Gin Trap Inn is a traditional and cosy 17th-century coaching inn and has a long and colourful history. It has been a public house since 1668 and the date 1667 can be found on one of the walls of the former farmhouse. Clearly ahead of it’s time and now the natural choice for somewhere to sample their selection of over 100 gins from all corners of the globe.
Holt and surrounding Norfolk VillagesSun21Jul2019Mon29Jul2019
Now in its 11th year, the Holt Festival is one of the East of England’s most anticipated events and attracts visitors from near and far.
Each July the festival, sets this Norfolk Georgian country town alight with performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events. The early announcements include two music stars with many weeks in the charts between them.
While Toyah is well known these days for her TV, film and theatre acting, it’s her music that takes centre-stage in Holt. This year is her 40th as a top music draw and she’s bringing her full electric band for a special show. Georgie Fame’s show is one of a very select number of UK tour dates. His impressive array of hit singles include the number 1’s Yeh Yeh, Get Away and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde. Other highlights include MOBO award winners and Mercury Music Prize nominees Kairos4T, the Britten Oboe Quartet, and musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan.
Meanwhile, poet and theatre-maker Luke Wright is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first ever gig with an extensive national tour of Luke Wright, Poet Laureate.
9:00 amSandringham Estate, Norfolk coastThu25Jul2019
Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Now in its 135th year, it is much more than just a Flower Show. It is a unique event offering not only the best in horticulture but also an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment.
Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day Show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year. From the beginning the Show has been privileged to enjoy Royal patronage and traditionally the Queen as well as other members of the Royal Family attends the Show.
The Royal marquees contain the competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents; there are also some open classes which anyone may enter. In the amateur’s marquee, local gardening and horticultural clubs enter a judged display competition, whilst the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.
Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, children's entertainment and a military band.
6pm Gates OpenBlickling Hall NorfolkFri09Aug2019Mon02Sep2019
The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems 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.
10:00 amHolkham Hall, North NorfolkSat31Aug2019Sun01Sep2019
There will be a great range of produce on sale such as ales, fresh meat and poultry, local seafood, vegetables, local honey, fruit, ice cream, cheese, fresh juices, cakes, puddings and tarts and much more. To exhibit and sell all products must be grown, reared, caught, produced or sold in North Norfolk. Just outside the Walled Garden a food court area will provide everyone attending the event with outstanding local food and drink for consumption on site.
This festival is a celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in north Norfolk. With the county’s finest food and drink producers attending, you’ll find everything from freshly baked bread, delicious pork pies to real ale and local spirits with plenty of tastings and samples to tempt your taste buds.
Sandringham Estate, Norfolk CoastSat07Sep2019Sun08Sep2019The 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!
Lunch & DinnerNorth Norfolk CoastWed30Oct2019Sun10Nov2019
Restaurant Week is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people who produce it.
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
Snettisham and surrounding areaFri01Nov2019Fri31Jan2020
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.
Bonfire 6pm F/W 7.30pmHunstanton NorfolkSat02Nov2019
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 and the giant bonfire before is lit at 6pm. The main firework display kicks off just after 7.30pm.
Food stalls, a fairground, children's entertainment and a bonfire will accompany the fireworks display and it is worth getting there in good time as this is one of the largest and most popular in the area. If you are looking to book a meal afterwards then reserve early.
2pm & 7pmThursford, NorfolkWed06Nov2019Mon23Dec2019
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular 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. This year alone has seen more than 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.
From rock ‘n’ roll, showtunes, the can can and carols, the Vegas-style variety show is Europe’s biggest Christmas performance, with a budget of £1.8m. Each year the family-run Thursford Collection serves up 35,000 mince pies, almost 19,000 mulled wines and 24,000 tubs of ice cream
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“Our third visit to the Thursford Spectacular and our fifth visit to Magazine Wood – We couldn’t wait a whole year to come back to you every time” TF Nov 2017