Things to do
Half Term Week at Holkham Hall
There is plenty to do during half term week at Holkham Hall – There is sports day fun over the the bank holiday weekend with a chance to get active, inflatable fun on Tuesday and Wednesday with a soft play area for the younger children, and learn a few survival skills with bushcraft as well as having a chance to shoot a few arrows on Thursday and Friday.
The Royal Norfolk Show 2019
The Royal Norfolk Show is the UK’s largest two-day country show!
This year’s show on Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June 2019 at the Norfolk Showground will once again be packed with the very best of Norfolk! With 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience and hundreds of attractions there’s something for everyone.
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.
Holkham Cricket Matches 2019
Throughout the late spring and into summer, Holkham plays in cricket fixtures with local teams. Come along to watch with your family or just on your own. Take time out to sit and enjoy the gentle pace of cricket in north Norfolk during your holiday.
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.
Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse
Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse on 2nd June. A key date in the Norfolk calendar, the day gives you the chance to put on your best outfit and enjoy a day of horse racing and dining. Well behaved dogs are welcome and all children aged 17 and under come FREE.
Gates Open from 11am and First Race takes place at 2.25pm. Last Race at 5.20pm with a DJ playing some music for those who’d like to stay and enjoy their evening a little longer (weather permitting).
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.
Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International
Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International incl. FEI Nations Cup: 23-26 May 2019, offers a fantastic day out for all the family. There will be children’s entertainment across the weekend, shopping including country clothing, equestrian supplies, local produce and garden furniture, and a variety of competitions across the three arenas. Exhilarating sporting action for horse lovers.