What’s On in Norfolk This Spring

What's On in Norfolk This Spring

By Spring we mean April, May and June which encompasses Easter (12-15 April this year). If you are planning for later in the year, please look out for our post What's On in Norfolk This Summer.

Our selection for Spring 2020

Holkham Hall Events

Sat 11th – Sun 12th April – Easter Food Fair

Easter Food Fair
Easter Food Fair

Our Easter Food Fair is a perfect opportunity to spend time with your family and friends and pick up something tempting and tasty to enjoy over the bank holiday period. Local and regional artisan producers will join us, showcasing their best produce for visitors to try, and buy this Easter. There will be a delicious range of food and drink, from homemade jams, chutneys and cheeses to fresh bread, hot cross buns and a mix of your favourite beers, ciders and spirits. Of course, there will be chocolate and cake too to treat your sweet tooth!

Bure Valley Railway

Easter Eggspress – 4th to 19th April 2020

Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress over the Easter school holidays, for an “eggciting” day out for all the family. There is a FREE Easter Egg for each child when completing our Easter trail. No Pre-booking required, just arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train.

In addition, colouring activities and a decorated Whistlestop Café add to the Easter-themed event.

The Muckleburgh Military Collection

Muckleburgh NR25 7EH, April – September

Muckleburgh Collection

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is the finest private Museum of military memorabilia in the United Kingdom. Open all Spring and Summer.

The Collection includes tanks, guns and vehicles that have been gathered from all over the world. Those vehicles on display are maintained in working condition while those in the store await restoration. There is also a vast display of militaria including missiles, weapons, ammunition, and historic exhibits. You can even book to drive a tank.

Burnham Market Horse Trials

Sussex Farm, Burnham Market, 9-11 April 2020

Burnham Market Horse Trials Spring 2019
Burnham Market Horse Trials

The Burnham Market International Horse Trial offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Alongside the top class competition, there will be over 40 shops and for the children, bungee trampolines, bouncy castles and a climbing wall. Razz and Pearl will be performing circus workshops, on Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April.  This really is a great family Spring day out!

Visit the Wayland Show this Spring

Sunday 3rd May 2020 at Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk

Wayland Show Food Hall
Wayland Show Food Hall

The Wayland Show is one of the oldest one-day Agricultural Shows shows in the country, and it’s a great day out for all the family. Please remember that our Show is held on an open field site and dress according to the weather and conditions. Well behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept on leads unless partaking in dog-agility, and please remember to keep them watered and do not leave them in cars.

The well-attended livestock competitions, which have increased in size every year, are always popular with young and old so why not watch the judging.

You could enjoy a cold beer or feast on the many food outlets around the showground to help you to recharge your batteries, before taking in the rest of the attractions including the family fun dog show, vintage tractors and classic cars, all of which will be on display throughout the day.

Crab & Lobster Festival

Cromer & Sheringham, 15th – 17th of May 2020

Crab & Lobster at Sheringham & Cromer
Crab & Lobster at Sheringham & Cromer

A lively weekend celebration of two fine North Norfolk coastal towns, Cromer & Sheringham. The festival is dedicated to promoting the local seafaring heritage and active fishing community. The fun starts on Friday night with a traditional seaside variety concert at the Famous Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer and continues over the weekend on Evington Lawns in Cromer. The festival celebrates local restaurants, chefs, crafts, chutney’s, jams, cakes, charcuterie and so much more. Come and experience all that the Norfolk Norfolk Coast has to offer.

Pensthorpe Bird And Wildlife Fair

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, 16 – 17 May

Pensthorpe Spring Fair
Pensthorpe Fair

Bill Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park comments: “Norfolk is, arguably, one of the greatest areas for birdwatching in the UK, and the north Norfolk coast the best in the country, so it seems fitting for an event celebrating birds and wildlife to be held within the county. We aim to celebrate what’s unique about the birding and nature offering in this special part of the world.” Spring is a great time to see nature at work.

Spring Seal Trips

Blakeney Quay, April – September

Seals on Blakeney Point in Spring
Seals on Blakeney Point

The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a seal trip, departing from Blakeney or Morston Quay. Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve has wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. Blakeney Point offers protection for the Harbour and surrounding saltmarshes, this provides a perfect habitat for the vast array of residential and migratory wildlife. Trips available all Spring and Summer subject to the weather.

Houghton International Horse Trials

Houghton Hall, 21-24 May 2020

Houghton International Horse Trials Spring 2019
Houghton International Horse Trials

The Houghton International Horse Trials 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. Set in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, this truly is one of the most outstanding venues within the sport of eventing. After gaining International status in 2007 the event now welcomes over 700 horses each year, including more than 350 International competitors.

Sandringham House

The Visitor Centre's postcode is PE35 6AB, open all summer.

Sandringham House
Sandringham House

Sandringham is a friendly and informal place to visit, with knowledgeable guides in every room of the house and acres of beautiful gardens to explore while the Museum houses extraordinary collections of Royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and memorabilia.

Hanseatic Ski Race

Sat 13th – Sun 14th June, King's Lynn PE30 1ER

Hanseatic Ski Race
Hanseatic Ski Race

The Hanseatic Ski Race is staging Formula 1, 2 and 3 water ski racing in the Historic Maritime Quarter of Kings Lynn on the South Quay. Ready to rival the Diamond Race which is a world-renowned water ski race in Belgium, close to the Hanseatic town of Antwerp this event will be of a high octane nature with racing speeds of close to 100mph.Watch from the banks of the River Ouse whilst competitors race across the choppy water surface. We hope this will create a memory that you can treasure.

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