Festivals and Shows in Norfolk

We’re now within the realms of festival season and a mighty fine list of family friendly events will be happening over the next few months.

In Norfolk, festival season is hugely diverse. Sometimes practical and informative and sometimes quirky and eccentric – you’ll find everything here, from an eclectic mix of traditional village fetes, coastal sand-castle building or kite flying fairs, food and drink festivals, large and small agricultural shows, music festivals – the list is endless and there’s no excuse to say there’s nothing happening in the area this spring.

These fun-filled events foster a sense of community spirit and a welcome feeling of inclusiveness. Besides it’s a great excuse to get to know your neighbours a little bit better.



The Fairy Fair Celebrates its 21st Year 

Discover the magic of nature this spring when the Fairy Fair returns with its 21st fair on 26 and 27 May.

This year the fair will be held in the beautiful Bradmoor Woods, West Acre and will feature workshops, live music, entertainment, storytelling, games and lots more, promising a magical day-out where families with young children can connect with nature.

Read more at www.fairylandtrust.org


Spring Calling at Pensthorpe Natural Park 

Join Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, between 25 May and 2 June at its Spring Calling event and discover the tweets, cheeps and honks of spring as visitors identify some of the most popular bird calls in a ‘songs of spring’ self-guided trail.

Love flamingos? Join Pensthorpe for its new Flamingo Fiesta weekend family event on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019, with flamingo-inspired activities and see its flock of 49 majestic birds. For more information about Pensthorpe visit www.pensthorpe.com or call 01328 851465.


Everything Goes at Bure Valley 

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, 25 to 27 May, will be a busy time for The Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway, as all available engines, coaches and rolling stock will be action. There will be a special intensive timetable in operation throughout the weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to see as many different locomotives as possible hard at work over the nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham. To keep younger visitors entertained there will be a sticker activity sheet. For further information call 01263 733858 or see www.bvrw.co.uk




Plus, there’s so much more! The Norfolk calendar is simply littered with fun family festivals and shows concentrating on the areas of agriculture, arts, culture and music throughout the year – remember to look at the what's on listings to find even more events…



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