North Norfolk

Things to do

All events are subject to the governments current restrictions and regulations due to COVID 19.

We will continue to check event websites to give the most up to date information that we can but please click on the ‘Hake a Look’ button for your own peace of mind before planning to attend an event. 

Hidden Passages and Servant's Stairs Tour at Holkham Hall

Every Wednesday throughout July to Ocotber 2020.

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.

Tours of the Private Gardens at Holkham Hall

Sunday 12th July 202 – 11am-12noon, 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm

A wonderful opportunity to join knowledgeable gardeners to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public. Learn about the valuable work of the Gardens Department at Holkham and how they maintain the formal parterres, designed by leading landscape gardener, W.A Nestfield in the 19th century – whose work can also be seen at Kew Gardens.

Butterfly Walk at Holkham Estate

Selected dates in July and August

An amazing 31 different species of butterfly have been recorded at Holkham National Nature Reserve. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the fabulous range of habitats in search of Painted Ladies, Dark Green Fritillaries, White Admirals and more! The abundance of wild flowers on the reserve attracts some truly magnificent butterflies. The guide will help you find and identify them. Round off the walk with coffee and cake at The Lookout.

Sandringham Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th August 2020

A two day festival of eating, drinking and demonstrations with celebrity chefs.

This event may be postponed depending on the governments regulations with COVID19


Sherlock Homes Open Air Theatre at Burnham Deepdale

Saturday 22nd August 2020

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.

World Pier Crabbing Championships on Cromer Pier

Sunday 30th August 2020

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.

Bat Walk at Holkham

Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm-9pm

These incredible, nocturnal, flying mammals are as charismatic as they are misunderstood. As dusk falls, join a guided bat walk and discover more about the many species of bats you can find flitting about in Holkham park.Please wear suitable footwear for walking in parkland and come prepared for all weathers.

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.

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.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 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.


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.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 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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