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Swimming lessons with Everyone Active

1st January-31st December 2024

Venue: Your local leisure centre

Address: Norfolk

Website: https://www.everyoneactive.com/courses-lessons/swimming-lessons/

Award-winning swimming lessons at your local Everyone Active leisure centre, for children aged from just 4 months old. Available at The Reef Leisure Centre (Sheringham) and Victory Swim and Fitness Centre...

Quiet at the Aquarium

2nd June-7th July 2024

Venue: Sealife Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth

Website: www.visitsealife.com/hunstanton and www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth

Discover the range of fascinating creatures from sharks to seahorses while the centre is quieter to create a more enjoyable experience for those with sensory sensitivities. Pre-booked tickets only

Maker's Market at Wroxham Barns

9th June-14th July 2024

Venue: Wroxham Barns

Website: www.wroxhambarns.co.uk

See website and social media for details

Morley Festival

21st-22nd June 2024

Venue: Morley

Website: www.morleyfestivalnorfolk.co.uk

Music and family festival - kids go free

Party on the Green/Hunstanton Carnival

21st-23rd June 2024

Venue: Hunstanton

Website: www.facebook.com/hunstantoneventscommittee

3 day event - see website for details

Theatre & Cinema

Peter Pan

22nd-22nd June 2024

Venue: Athelhampton

Website: www.athelhampton.com

Outdoor performance of the classic story for age 4+ from Immersion Theatre

The Gruffalo

22nd-22nd June 2024

Venue: Pettitts Adventure Park

Website: www.pettittsadventurepark.co.uk

Meet the Gruffalo at intervals

Arts & Crafts

Aldborough Village Fayre

23rd-23rd June 2024

Venue: Aldborough

Family friendly activities - see website for details and updates

Norwich Classic Car Show

23rd-23rd June 2024

Venue: Strumpshaw Steam Museum

Website: www.strumpshawsteammuseum.co.uk

100s of classic, retro and vintage bikes, cars and supercars, kids funfair, trade stands, live bands and more

Old Hunstanton Open Gardens and Plant Fair

23rd-23rd June 2024

Venue: Old Hunstanton

Website: www.opengardens.co.uk

Open garden event with stalls and proceeds to the Church and Village Hall charity

Theatre & Cinema

As You Like It

26th-26th June 2024

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/dorset/kingston-lacy

Outdoor production of Shakespeare's comedy

Theatre & Cinema

As You Like It

26th-26th June 2024

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/dorset/kingston-lacy

Performance of Shakespeare's classic comedy from Duke's Theatre Company

Royal Norfolk Show

26th-27th June 2024

Venue: Norfolk Showground

Website: www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

Two day agricultural show with over 700 trade stands, 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring programme, food and drink and hundreds of attractions

Theatre & Cinema

The Comedy of Errors

26th-26th June 2024

Venue: Maumbury Rings

Website: www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

Outdoor performance of the Shakespeare play at Maumbury Rings

Residents Day at Great Yarmouth Racecourse

28th-28th June 2024

Venue: Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Caister Festival

29th-30th June 2024

Venue: King George V Field

Diesel Gala

29th-29th June 2024

Venue: Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station

Website: www.events.whitwellstation.com

More information to follow

Dinos At Night

29th-29th June 2024

Venue: Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Website: www.roarr.co.uk

Evening opening with games, stalls, live music, street food and The Dereham Theatre Sister Act cast will be entertaining the crowds

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

29th-30th June 2024

Venue: Great Yarmouth

Website: www.facebook.com/gywheelsfestival

Celebration of wheels, from cars to bicycles and motor bikes along Great Yarmouth seafront

Theatre & Cinema

Razzamataz - Into the Spotlight

29th-30th June 2024

Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

Website: www.weymouthpavilion.com

Presentations of the annual showcases of both sides of the Razzamataz curriculum

Theatre & Cinema

Hansel and Gretel

30th-30th June 2024

Venue: Lytchett Matravers Village Hall

Website: www.artsreach.co.uk

Operatic retelling of the timeless fairytale recommended for age 9+

Music In The Park

30th-30th June 2024

Venue: Old Buckenham country Park

Website: www.oldbuckenhamcountrypark.com

Afternoon of live music - free event

Theatre & Cinema

Summertime Showcase: Blandford Gymnastics Club

30th-30th June 2024

Venue: Tivoli Wimborne

Website: www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk

Chance for gymnasts from clubs across Dorset to show off their gymnastics skills in a friendly, fun and non-competitive environment - the theme of the show is circus

The Big Summer Afternoon Tea

1st July 2024

Venue: Assembly House

Address: Norwich

Website: www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk

Themed afternoon tea experience - see website for details

Flowers Art Exhibition

3rd-21st July 2024

Venue: Mannington Gardens

Website: www.manningtongardens.co.uk

Exhibition in the Gallery on Garden open days

Theatre & Cinema

Pride and Prejudice

4th-4th July 2024

Venue: Dorchester corn Exchange

Website: www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

Flotsam and Jetsam's Adventure to the Great Trash Vortex

Bing

6th-6th July 2024

Venue: Pettitts Adventure Park

Website: www.pettittsadventurepark.co.uk

Meet Bing at intervals

Bressingham Bricks

6th-7th July 2024

Venue: Bressingham Steam and Gardens

Website: www.bressingham.co.uk

Exhibition featuring a variety of brick built displays and trade stalls

Theatre & Cinema

Films and Fun: Big Hero 6

6th-6th July 2024

Venue: Lighthouse Poole

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Screening of the Disney film where a special bond develops between inflatable robot and prodigy Hiro Hamada

Outlaw Half Holkham Weekend

6th-7th July 2024

Venue: Holkham

Website: www.holkham.co.uk

Weekend of endurance sport with kids' runs, a 10km lapand the Outlaw Half middle distance triathlon. See the website for more details

Sheringham Potty Festival

6th-6th July 2024

Venue: Sheringham

Website: www.pottyfestival.com

Festival of morris dancing and faolk music

Vintage Transport Festival

6th-7th July 2024

Venue: North Norfolk Railway

Website: www.nnrailway.co.uk

Weekend of classic vehicles accompanied by an intensive train service. See the website for details

Wings and Wheels 2024

6th-7th July 2024

Venue: City of Norwich Aviation Museum

Website: www.cnam.org.uk

Classic cars, motorcylces, military vehicles, military re-enactors, open cockpits and entertainment

Bioblitz

7th-7th July 2024

Venue: Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Explore the wildlife thriving at Gressenhall by finding different habitat stations around the site and meet some wildlife experts

Broads Motor Mania

7th-7th July 2024

Website: www.broadsmotormania.co.uk

Charity vehicle show raising funds for a variety of charities with live music, stalls, kidz zone area and more

Miniature Mayhem Gala

7th-7th July 2024

Venue: Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station

Website: www.tfrailway.co.uk

Visit website for details

5 Churches Festival

10th-14th July 2024

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.fivechurchesfestival.com

Concerts and events - see the website for details

Theatre & Cinema

The Importance of Being Ernest

11th-11th July 2024

Venue: Highcliffe Castle

Website: www.highcliffecastle.co.uk

Outdoor performance of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece

Theatre & Cinema

Hamlet

12th-12th July 2024

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/dorset/kingston-lacy

Outdoor production of Shakespeare's tragedy

Legends Concerts

12th-14th July 2024

Venue: Cromer Hall

Website: www.legendsconcerts.co.uk

Tribute band performances with Britpop and indie rock on 12th July, 80s music on 13th July and Reggae, Ska and 2 Tone on 14th July

Norfolk Garden Show

12th-14th July 2024

Venue: Dereham Station

Website: www.norfolkshowground.co.uk/events/norfolk-garden-show

Outdoor event filled with flowers, plants and gardening items

Sheringham Little Theatre Weekend

12th-14th July 2024

Venue: Mannington Gardens

Website: www.manningtongardens.co.uk

See website for details - Lee Vasey Band on 12th, Opera Anywhere- Gilbert and Sullivan HMS Pinafore on 13th and Family Activities on 14th

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Farms and Makers Market

13th-13th July 2024

Venue: Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Website: www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk

Food, craft, art, street food and more at this free entry event

Holt Festival

13th-27th July 2024

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.holtfestival.org

Annual arts festival with a range of events - see the website for details

Strumpshaw Tree Fair

13th-14th July 2024

Venue: Strumpshaw Hall

Website: www.stumpshawsteammuseum.co.uk

Live music, dance performances, storytelling workshops, wood working, artisan producers, food trucks, Strumpshaw Steam Museum, Circus Skills, Kids Tent, and dog show - under 12s free

Classic cars at Dereham Station

14th-14th July 2024

Venue: Dereham Station

Website: www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk

Line-up of the county's finest classic cars, vintage buses, vans and iconic vehicles

Weeting Steam Engine Rally

19th-21st July 2024

Venue: Fengate Rally

Website: www.weetingrally.co.uk

Family day out filled with the nostalgia of steam with steam engines, model train rides, stalls, craft and food marquee and more

Theatre & Cinema

Beauty and the Beast

20th-20th July 2024

Venue: Tivoli Wimborne

Website: www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk

Family pantomime from Made To Measure Productions

Family Fun Day at Holt Garden Centre

20th-20th July 2024

Venue: Holt Garden Centre

Website: www.holtgardencentre.co.uk/events

Event details to follow - see the website for details

Magic of Thailand Festival

20th-21st July 2024

Venue: Earlham Park, Norfolk

Website: www.magicofthailand.co.uk

Authentic Thai Cuisine, Thai Boxing, markets, traditional dance and more. Under 15s go free

Make Tracks To The Sixties

20th-21st July 2024

Steam and diesel locomotives in action, join a 1960s train, live sixties music, classic fairground games and refreshments

Summer of Fun at Wroxham Barns

20th July-3rd September 2024

Venue: Wroxham Barns

Website: www.wroxhambarns.co.uk

More details to follow

Dog Show and Family Fun Day hosted by Coastal Health and Wellbing

21st-21st July 2024

Venue: Creake Abbey

Website: www.creakeabbey.co.uk

Annual dog show with more details to follow

NASAM's Annual Family Fun Day at Flixton

21st-21st July 2024

Venue: The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Website: www.tockify.com/nandsavmuseum

visit the website for more information nearer the time

Paw patrol at Pettitts Animal Adventure Adventure Park

21st-21st July 2024

Venue: Pettitts Adventure Park

Website: www.pettittsanimaladventurepark.co.uk

See Marshall and Rubble at intervals

Antony Gormley's Time Horizon

Venue: Houghton Hall

Website: www.houghtonhall.com

Large scale installations featuring 100 lifesize scultures distributed across 300 acres of the park

Autumnal Fun at Oxburgh Estate

Venue: Oxburgh Estate

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/oxburgh-estate

Activities including a leaf challenge, welly wanging and more

Bare Bones

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Great Yarmouth,

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide

Exhibition inviting visitors of all ages to explore the beauty and secrets of animal skeletons

Bare Bones

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth

Website: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide/whats-on/bare-bones

This fascinating exhibition invites visitors of all ages to explore the beauty, and secrets, of animal skeletons. Skeletons help us understand how animals move, but they can tell us much more; these intricate...

Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail

Venue: Bayfield Hall

Website: www.bayfieldhallsculpture.com

Sculpture trail featuring works by 45 artists from across the UK set in the private gardens of Bayfield Hall. Under 18s go free - see website for tickets

Theatre & Cinema

Circus and Water Spectacular

Venue: Hippodrome Circus,

Address: 43A St George's Road, Great Yarmouth

Website: www.hippodromecircus.com

Circus acts and the world famous water spectacular where the entire ring sinks to reveal a gigantic swimming pool

Cocomelon Song Time

Venue: Sea Life Great Yarmouth

Website: www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth

Join JJ and all the little ones from Melon Patch Academy to meet incredible animals and discover how to keep them safe in the oceans and find the missing words to complete the exclusive SEA Life song

Cromer Pier Show 2022

Venue: Cromer Pier

Address: The Promenade, Cromer

Website: www.cromerpier.co.uk

Variety show with new guest stars every week. Visit the website to see the lineup

Dame Magdalene Odundo at Houghton Hall

Venue: Houghton Hall

Website: www.houghtonhall.com

Exhibition showcase existing and new works spanning Odundo's 30 year career

Discover Sharklife

Venue: Sealife Hunstanton

Website: www.visitsealife.com/hunstanton

Fun activitiy trail and challenges throughout the aquarium, enjoy visual games

Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT

Venue: Welney Wetland Centre

Address: Wisbech

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

Collect an illustrated guide full of Quentin's Blake's drawings and journey around the wetland as part of their summer events

Get Ready with Snap

Website: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/events/events-search/eventdetails?id=cfdbbee2-a220-ee11-9599-943c708cc496

Make your own finger puppet and explore the museum together, a self-led craft activity and trail for families. Every day at the Museum of Norwich during the summer holidays, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am...

Go Go Discover Trail

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.breakcharity.org.uk/gogodiscover

Family trail with dinosaur sculputres to find in Norwich and Norfolk

Hullaballoo

Venue: BeWILDerwood

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich

Website: www.norfolk.bewilderwood.co.uk

Storytelling, craft, face painting and the Puzzling Park Trail

Keeping It Regal

Venue: Norwich

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

City wide trail exploring what 'being regal' means to us today. Visit the website for a downloadable map

LAMB FEEDING AND LAMBING LIVE

Venue: Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Address: Lynn Road, Stow Bardolph

Website: www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

See the new lambs as well as lots of other baby animals being born during the spring

Making The Rounds: Stories of Workhouse Nurses Told In Textiles

Venue: Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Family friendly exhibition taking a look at the long history of our relationship with dinosaurs with detailed models alongside memorabilia and fossils and specimens from their own collections

Nature Spy

Venue: Hoveton Hall Estate

Address: Hoveton

Website: www.hovetonestate.co.uk

Nature trail around the grounds

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.nnfestival.org.uk

Arts and cultural festival - see the website for more details

Parasquawks Flight of Very Fancy Colours

Venue: BeWILDerwood

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich

Website: www.bewilderwood.co.uk

Spot the Parasquawks and run wild as a family with all the rather curious creatures in this very fanciful adventure

RETRO GAMES: A GAMING JOURNEY FROM ARCADE TO ZX SPECTRUM

Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, Blackfriars’ Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX.

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/timetide/ whats-on/retro-games

Exhibition charting the rise of computer gaming from 80s to the present day with the chance to play games using vintage and contemporary technology.

Sean Scully at Houghton Hall

Venue: Houghton Hall

Website: www.houghtonhall.com

Exhibition at Houghton Hall

Spring Afternoon Tea

Venue: Assembly House

Website: www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk

Themed afternoon tea experience - see website for details

Spring's Blossoming at Blickling Estate

Venue: Blickling Estate

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/blickling-estate

Celebration of spring flowers, birds and blossom with a family trail and other ways to explore spring in the House

Step Inside Oxburgh Hall

Venue: Oxburgh hall

Address: near Swaffham

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/oxburgh-estate

Eplore Oxburgh's ground floor showrooms, along with the Oxburgh Hangings, North Corridor and North Bedroom upstairs

The Moon: Meet Our Nearest Neighbour

Venue: Lynn Museum

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Moon themed exhibition wher eyou can discover the science and mythology behind our nearest neighbour, find out about historic discovery and exploration and encounter astonishing astonish objects incluidng...

The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion

Venue: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Castle Hill, Norwich,

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Exhibition exploring how the history of Indian textiles is a global story of Empire, conflict and luxury lifestyle which has contemporary relevance connnecting to ethical trade, consumerism and attitudes...

The Wizard of Oz Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House

Venue: Assembly House

Address: Norwich

Website: www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk

Themed afternoon tea experience - see website for details

Traditional or children's afternoon teas

Venue: Dobbies Garden Centre

Website: www.eventsdobbies.com

Afternoon tea options with unlimited tea and coffee refils

Walk Norfolk

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.pathmakers.org.uk

Access friendly walking fstival running throughout the month with a walk for everybody of all abilites. Find out more and sign up via the website

Wild Expeditions: Unearth the Past

Venue: Banham Zoo

Address: Banham

Website: www.zsea.org

Unlock the Mysteries of the Natural World, Extinction Trail, Dinosaur Ranger Experience

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