Things to do
All events are subject to the governments current restrictions and regulations due to COVID 19.
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding, South Walsham
Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout August 11am – 2pm
Basic one hour sessions at 11am and 2pm, with experienced instructors, where you can get to grips with the equipment and learn some basic manoeuvres.
Gain confidence on the water as you progress from sitting or kneeling on the board to standing. Once you feel comfortable on the boards then there’s the opportunity for a guided paddle along the stunning broad, silently gliding around whilst wildlife spotting.
Open Air Cinema at Holkham
13th – 16th August
Bring your blankets, chairs and picnics and join Holkham in the beautiful setting of the walled garden for four brilliant films.
Thursday 13th August
Friday 14th August
Saturday 15th August
Sunday 16th August
The Greatest Showman
Sherlock Homes Open Air Theatre at Burnham Deepdale
Saturday 22nd August
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish case yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages.
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Sandringham
Saturday 29th August
Sandringham open air concerts welcome Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for a very special concert on the west lawn, featuring special guests Eddi Reader and Ruby Turner.
Gates open at 18:00.
World Pier Crabbing Championships on Cromer Pier
Sunday 30th August
Taking place on Cromer Pier, the World Pier Crabbing Championship is judged on the number of crabs caught on a hand-line, although there is also a competition for those wanting to use a net.
Half Day Wildlife Trek - Holkham
Friday mornings during September
During this extensive guided trek around the Holkham National Nature Reserve, you will get a fantastic insight into the rare, and often unique, flora and fauna that live within its diverse range of habitats.
The guide will also teach you about the history of the reserve, the conservation philosophy and the environmental plans for the future. Having explored the saltmarsh, sand dunes, pinewoods, scrub and grazing marsh the group will enjoy a well-earned sandwich and coffee at The Lookout.
Tractor Trailor Tour - The Grand Tour - Holkham
1st – 6th September
Families, hop aboard a fascinating tractor trailer tour after a visit to ‘The Holkham Stories Experience’ to see exactly where your food comes from. Travel back in time as we visit the Great Barn and fast forward to the present day and discover the conservation work we undertake, the variety of crops that are grown in Holkham park, the livestock that we keep and how these change through the seasons.
Hidden Passages and Servant's Stairs Tour at Holkham Hall
Every Wednesday throughout September to Ocotber
Explore the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall right up to the highest tower rooms and attics. Find out how the servants managed to flit between the grand State Rooms without being seen and how they serviced the State Bedchambers, where royalty once slept. Learn where Princess Victoria’s Ladies in Waiting were accommodated. This is a rare opportunity to see parts of the Hall not normally on public display.
Nature Reserve Experience Day - Holkham
Thursdays throughout September and October
Take a personal tour around the Holkham National Nature Reserve with an expert guide. With a maximum group size of 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
Starting again from Saturday 5th September
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.