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The three rivers race is, for many, the premier sailing event on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. It is organised by Horning sailing club and run usually on the first Saturday in June. Great day out sitting by the river.

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Peregrine Falcon

Posted March 21st, 2015

Peregrine falcons have successfully fledged chicks in Norwich Cathedrals 250ft spire since 2012. The first egg of 2015 has just been laid, so hopefully they will hatch towards the end of April.  The Hawk and Owl Trust have a webcam and observation point set up until  the end of June.


Easter Holiday Events

Posted March 19th, 2015


Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden  April 3rd. Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolatey eggy prize! Face painting and Easter crafts for children.

Bure Valley Railway  April 3rd – 6th.  Enjoy a train ride on Norfolk’s longest Narrow Gauge Steam Railway from either Aylsham or Wroxham. There is a free Easter egg for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum two children per adult).

Pensthorpe, Easter Eggstravagansa. 28th March – 12th April.  Hop along and join in the fun.

Blickling Hall. April 5th – 6th . Easter trail, don’t forget to claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead at the end!

Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, April 3rd – 6th.  Four days packed full of ‘egg-citing’ things to do over Easter.
Meet storyteller, Paul Jackson, in his magical yurt where he has exciting tales to tell. Decorate your own biscuit in the Old kitchen. Easter decorations, face painting and much more.

Easter at Holkham

Holkham Hall

Spring is nearly here

Posted February 22nd, 2015

Be in Norfolk during Spring when the county explodes with colour again. There’s wonderful snowdrop and bluebell walks at Walsingham Abbey and Blickling woods,  look out for rare birds and wildlife at Cley Nature Reserve. You are pretty much guaranteed being able to find a huge expanse of beach all to yourselves… with maybe a few seals waving at you from the sea. Its a great time to explore Norfolk’s wonderful coast and countryside, whether  on foot or by bike.

Lamb feeding at Wroxham Barns

Posted February 22nd, 2015

Wroxham Barns is one of the few places in North Norfolk where visitors can  bottled feed lambs. Bottle feeding takes place every day in the main barn during the lambing season . For more details go to


Saturday 14th February 2015

Children’s workshops in shield and sword making at Oddfellows Hall, Lifeboat Plain

Sunday 15th February 2015

Continuation of the workshops.
Story telling with theatre at the Viking Village at The Lobster PH.
Slave Market at the Viking Village – bid to own your own slave for a day.
Two re-enactment battles in the High Street.
Parade followed by burning of a 24ft Viking boat (bigger than last year) on the beach.


Fun, Food, Art, Music & Heritage. The Crab and Lobster Festival will take place over the weekend of 15th May. This is a weekend celebration of two lovely coastal towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk’s premier seaside destinations. The Festival raises money for local charities.


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Norwich Castle Museum

Posted January 10th, 2015


Works of  French artist Edouard Manet are on loan to Norwich Castle Museum from the 31st January through to the end of April.  The exhibition comprises approximately 40 works including oils, prints and drawings on loan from national, regional and private collections. Manet’s stunning Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, painted in 1868, is the star of the show and is shown alongside selected works by fellow artists and supporters such as Claude Monet, John  Sargent, and Philip Wilson Steer.

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus 1868




New Years day 2015

Posted December 31st, 2014

A truly unique way to start off the New Year.The display takes place at 5pm from Cromer Pier. Why not make a day of it, have a walk on the beach or along the coast path, do a bit of shopping and warm up in one of the many bars and cafés which will be open.

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Deepdale Christmas Market

Posted November 15th, 2014

Christmas presents, decorations and great food & drink from over 80 stalls and the Dalegate Market shops & café on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

Dates Sat 6th December to Sun 7th December 2014
Location Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB





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