Norfolk in 2016: Festivals and Fun

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Why don’t you coincide a stay in Norfolk with one of these lovely festivals?
I’ve mapped them out for you below, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

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Step 1: Find a festival that ticks all your boxes
Step 2: Make a base www.norfolkshiddengems.co.uk
Step 3: Go to bed happy, knowing you have booked yourself a Norfolk fix this year.

SPRING

February: 13th -14th February is the Viking festival. Saturday is children’s workshop day, call to book 07879681227. On the Sunday there is a parade followed by burning of a 24ft Viking boat on the beach. www.sheringhamcarnival.com Brilliant half term fun !

April: The Spring Fling 2016 at the Norfolk Showgrounds April the 5th. There is absolutely stacks to do and see for all the family at this spring event. Tickets can be bought www.springfling.rnaa.org.uk to see and taste the delights that Norfolk produces.

April: Friday15th and Saturday 16th – North Walsham Live Aid. This will mark the 11th year for the charity music event which takes place at the Community centre in the town. Tickets go on sale at http://www.nothwalshamliveaid.co.uk February.

May: 6th-8th Folk on the Pier 2016 – Held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Folk on the Pier is a well renowned showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond. Check out http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk for more information.

May: 7th-8th Is the North Norfolk Bass Festival on Norfolk shingle ridge, run by Holt Sea Angling Club. 07780793141 or http://www.holtsac.com Many competitions to take part in.

May: Broads Outdoor festival runs throughout May and is yet to release dates and details of this years programme. However going by previous years there are lots of events from canoe trails to guided walks and sailing. If this floats your boat, then keep an eye on http://www.outdoorsfestival.co.uk for more details.

May: 29th-30th May, Fairy Fair run by the fairy land trust at Sennowe Park, http://www.fairylandtrust.org This looks like any children dream weekend, with wizard training and lots more.

SUMMER
May: 21st-22nd Crab and Lobster Festival a weekend of celebrating the importance of crabs and lobsters to Cromer & Sheringham.
http://www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk A feast of fun, food, heritage, art and music.IMG_0930.JPG

June: The famous Cromer Pier Show returns with two shows this year, one running from June 25th until September 10th and another running from July 9th through to September 7th. A combination of both shows will also run from September 13th – September 24th. Box office 01263 512495 or http://www.cromerpier.co.uk

July: 7th – August 7th – The Cley 16 Contemporary Art Exhibition. Cley 16 is an contemporary art exhibition in St Margaret’s Church, Cley and surrounding sites. Its art by Norfolk’s best artists. http://www.cleycontemporaryart.org

July: 2nd and 3rd – Lobster Potty festival, Sheringham, with dozens of
morris dancing sides from across Britain performing on Sheringham high street. http://www.pottyfestival.com

July: 23rd – 31st The Holt Festival. Acts to be announced 22nd february. http://www.holtfestival.org

July: 30 – August 7th – Sheringham Carnival. Carnival programme goes on sale in May, http://www.sheringhamcarnival.com for the latest information.

August: 7th – 12th Mundesley festival – This 33rd year of the festival looks forward to bringing six nights of great entertainment to Mundesley. http://www.mundesleyfestival.co.uk

August: 13th-17th Cromer Carnival week with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday, August 17. Past carnivals have included a host of fun events for all ages including the traditional parade through the town on carnival day, music concerts, stalls, car shows and skateboarding competitions. http://www.cromercarnival.co.uk

August: 13th – Last night of the Blickling Proms. In the 5th year of the Blickling Proms, the Brit Award winning harmony trio Blake, will be performing with Sinfonia Viva, hosted by Conductor Roderick Dunk. Early bird tickets on sale till end of January. http://www.revival-productions.co.uk

August: 29th August, Bankholiday fun at the Aylsham Show, with the best of Norfolk’s agriculture and food, this is held on the Blickling Estate. Check out, http://www.theaylshamshow.co.uk for tickets and information.

AUTUMN

September: 2nd -4th September, is the Wells next the Sea Pirate Festival, why not grab an end of season weekend break. http://www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

September: 17th- 18th, North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend in Sheringham. This a feast of beauty and wonder, with ev
eryone dressing up, its a real step back in time. We have plenty of houses near by, http://www.norfolkshiddengems.co.uk

October: 29th-30th October, The Real Halloween weekend at Holt Hall, Details at http://www.fairylandtrust.org

WINTER
November: 26th November- 30th December, The end of pier Christmas Show 2016. http://www.cromerpier.com

 

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