North Norfolk

Things to do

Outlining North Nofolk at Creake Abbey

Outlining North Norfolk – a solo exhibition by Lesley Munro in the Cafe, an exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas by marine artist, Lesley Munro. Munro’s Paintings are often inspired by specific places and the unique Norfolk light, which she uses as departure points for a flight of colour and sweeping compositions. The paintings draw the viewer into the artist’s vision, emitting energy and warmth.

Ends on Sunday 2nd February 2020

Meet a Hedgehog at Cley and Salthhouse NWT

17th Feb 2020

Join Hedgehog Haven (North Norfolk), Hodmedods Hedgehog Support and their prickly friends to learn about hedgehog rescue centres, the secret lives of hedgehogs and how you can help protect this endangered species. You will also meet the live hedgehogs which are in the care of Hedgehog Haven face to face. On the day, if demand is high, there will be bookable slots at 10:15, 12:00 and 1:30.


Really Wild Half Term at Cley and Salthouse NWT

Bird watching workshop15th – 23rd Feb 2020

Families can join Cley and Salthouse NWT in their education centre for a variety of free hands on activities throughout February half term. Activities include viewing items from our natural history collection under microscopes, bird feeder making, plant pot making, decorating your own plastic free bag, plus many more crafty activities.

Tracker Trail at Sheringham Park

15th February – 23rd February

Learn about tracking the animals that can be found at Sheringham Park. Follow the trail and complete the quiz to win a prize. Discovering wild animal clues is one of the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’!

Suitable for all age groups

Shorelarks and Snow Buntings Walk at Holkham

Fridays 14th & 28th February, 8am-11am

In the depths of winter Holkham National Nature Reserve hosts some fantastic specialist species, not least the beautiful Shorelarks and Snow Buntings. Join our reserve guide as we explore the saltmarsh, beach and sand dunes in search of these and many other avian visitors and residents. Round off the walk with a warming coffee and bacon/veggie roll in The Lookout.

Night Hike at Sheringham Park

17th February and 14th April

‘Going on a nature walk at night’ and ‘Going stargazing’ are two of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾! Come prepared with a torch and plenty of warm clothing. Most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Includes a walk of around 3 miles with some rough ground. 

Wild Animal Trecking at Sheringham Park

Selected dates between 17th February and 16th April 10.30am – 12.30pm

Children’s event – Take a walk off the beaten track to look for animal signs – footprints, feeding signs and poo!

We’ll learn about the signs animals leave behind and make a plaster cast print. On our walk we’ll search for wild animal clues – one of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’! We”ll also check our camera trap to see animal activity from the night before.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sheringham Park

2nd April – 19th April 2020

Bring the whole family together this Easter with our two Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Spot the first signs of spring at Sheringham Park, solve the clues and finish your adventure with a chocolate treat from Cadbury.

The Firecrest trail is a buggy and wheelchair friendly route which leads you amongst the flowering camellias and early rhododendrons of the wild garden.

For the adventurers amongst you, the Buzzard trail will take you on undulating paths to the wilder areas of the park.

Nature Reserve Experience Day - Holkham

Various dates throughout March to October.

Take a personal tour around the Holkham National Nature Reserve with an expert guide. With a maximum group size of just 4 people, you will reach parts of the nature reserve from Burnham Overy Staithe through to Stiffkey, including many areas normally closed to the public. Whether you are interested in birds, butterflies, plants, history, or a bit of everything, this tour will give you a unique chance to explore and discover the vast array of habitats and wildlife that make up the Holkham National Nature Reserve.

Pop Up Shops at Dalegate Market

Pop Up Shops change every week at Dalegate Market. You’ll usually find four new and interesting Pop Up Shops, in the beach huts behind Deepdale Cafe, from Thursday to the following Tuesday each week throughout the Summer and weekends in the run up to Christmas.

Full listings of all Pop Up Shops can be found on the Dalegate Market website and the listings will be updated as Pop Up Shops are confirmed.

Holkham Park Run

The Holkham Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at 9am.  Come along and join many others to run or walk the 5k course in the beautiful grounds of Holkham Estate.  This event is growing every month and visitors are always welcome.  Other park runs take place nearby at Sheringham Park and Blickling Estate. A fabulous way to start your Saturday morning and then back to your cottage for a healthy breakfast.

Farmers Market at Creake Abbey

Once a month over 50 of the region’s best food and drink producers come to Creake Abbey to supply outstanding fresh seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and fruit, cakes, tray bakes, dairy produce, artisan beer, apple juice, artisan breads, morning goods, puddings, pies, tarts, olives and prepared meals, all made with the finest local ingredients.  Other events take place at Creake Abbey too, find out more below.

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