Things to do
Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival
Tuesday 1 to Thursday 31 October 2019
There will be an exciting range of walking and cycling events for all ages , abilities and interest. This year’s festival will be the perfect way to explore the best of Norfolk’s beautiful countryside.
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.
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.
Norfolk’s largest dining event 28th October – 8th November 2019
We have always seen Restaurant Week as an opportunity to celebrate Norfolk’s vibrant culinary scene, fine food, and the people who produce it. It’s a social occasion to share with friends, family and colleagues. Every restaurant who takes part offers their usual high standard of food, but at an incredibly tempting price. Restaurant Week menus are offered Monday – Friday, excluding weekends. No passes, tickets or vouchers are required, simply book your table direct with your chosen restaurant and mention Norfolk Restaurant Week. Follow the link below to book.
The Henry Moore Exhibition at Houghton Hall
In a unique collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, Houghton Hall in Norfolk presents this major exhibition HENRY MOORE AT HOUGHTON HALL: NATURE AND INSPIRATION – the first significant show of the artist’s work in East Anglia.
The exhibition will include several monumental outdoor pieces in the grounds of the house, as well as a selection of smaller works, which will be shown in the ground floor gallery spaces.
Deer and Wildlife Safari
Join the Deer and Wildlife Safari at Holkham Estate on selected weekend days throughout May and October. This is an exciting opportunity for families to hop on board the tractor trailer tour to explore the wildlife at Holkham park and learn about the Fallow Deer herd who wander through the trees and grass.
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.
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.
Just Around the River Bend Cley at NWT Cley Marshes
Learn about the work of The Rivers Trust including natural flood management, opening up fish migration routes, improving resilience in a changing climate, creating habitats and increasing biodiversity in the aquatic landscape – Family event on Sunday 29th September.
Hidden Passages and Servants' Stairs at Holkham Hall - April to October
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. See where the Housekeeper, the Cook, the Butler, and the Steward once ruled the roost and see the bells which summoned them, and their staff, on demand.
The views of the park from the Tower rooms are delightful, but be aware! You will need to climb seventy stairs to the top of the house (and seventy stairs down again!) So, do wear sensible shoes.
Taking the Plunge - Holkham Hall Cellar Tours on Tuesday 1st October
Guided tours of the cellars will ensure that visitors are treated to a glimpse of the warren of corridors and chambers serving the hub of the building, from the old bakery and the heating system to the massive wood store, which highlight the vast amount of maintenance and machinery required to maintain this great house, both past and present.
Vintage Festival Weekend at Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Vintage Festival Weekend, from 40s to 70s.
5th & 6th October at Wells Station.
Food, vintage vehicles, Homeguard, bar & stalls
Normal Fares for Steam trains
Adult return £9.50, Child return £7.50, 4s and under free
Norfolk Creations Craft Fair - Blakeney Village Hall - 12th to 18th October
A one week event run by Norfolk Creations in the beautiful setting of Blakeney Quay. The craft fair will be in the middle room of the Church Rooms. A quality craft event that has a wide range and variety of arts and crafts from a selection of quality artisan crafters from across Norfolk.
At this event the following crafts will be on sale – Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewellery, Artisan Preserves and Cordials, Cottage Garden Toiletries, Art, Fabric Creations, Fused Glass, Felted Wildlife, Scenic Norfolk Photography, Paper Craft, Metal Garden Art, Mosiacs, Wood Turning and Camera and Binocular Lights.
Pop along to see us and start your christmas shopping
Holkham National Nature Reserve Ramble
Guided walks around the Holkham National Nature Reserve, Burnham Overy Staithe and Burnham Norton. The rich variety of wildlife on this stretch of the north Norfolk coastline means that there is always something of interest to see and hear throughout the year. You’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Well behaved, sociable dogs on leads are welcome. Tickets: £10 per person.
19th September – Burnham Norton
17th October – Burnham Overy Staithe
21st November – Holkham National Nature Reserve
19th December – Burnham Overy Staithe
Half-Term Halloween I-Spy at Wells and Walsingham Light Railway (20-29 October).
Visit the longest 10 1/4″ narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives “Norfolk Hero” and “Norfolk Heroine” built specially for this line…
A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the north Norfolk coast.
Journey time is 30 minutes in each direction. Enclosed, open and covered carriages available.
Adults: £7.50- £9.00, Under 16s: £5.50 – £7.00.
Children 4 and under travel for free
Dogs welcome if room
Card payment accepted