What’s On in Norfolk – 80+ Dates for Your Diary in 2024

There are loads of amazing upcoming events in Norfolk throughout the year! Food festivals, sporting events, local fairs, city extravaganzas and music festivals… there’s plenty to keep you busy, whether you’re a foodie, live music lover or thrill seeker!

I have attended many of these events over the years and they are a great way to explore and enjoy the best of Norfolk England – add them to your 2024 diary now!

Please do check back as I will update this post regularly when I am able to confirm dates for some annual Norfolk events and festivals which have yet to be announced.

RELATED POST: The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Norfolk England

What's on in Norfolk

This post may contain affiliate links. If you book something I recommend, I make a small commission without affecting the price you pay!

Jan FebMar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

RELATED POST: Christmas in Norfolk 2023 – 40+ Dates for Your Diary

RELATED POST: Halloween in Norfolk: 34 of the Best Spooky Events in 2023

Please check that your chosen event or festival is going ahead as planned before setting out.

What’s On in Norfolk in January

Norwich Tunnel of Light

Dates: 1st – 5th January (the lights stay on until midnight each day)

Location: St Peter Mancroft Church, Hay Hill, Norwich NR2 1QQ

Tickets: Free event

The Norwich Tunnel of Light has wowed visitors to Norfolk since 2016. With more than 57,000 LED lights on display and over five miles of cabling, this light show creates a sparkling festive scene in the centre of Norwich city.

The light show is always changing so you will definitely want to hang around and walk through it more than once.

RELATED POST: 31 Amazing Things To Do in Norwich

Walsingham Abbey Snowdrops

Dates: 23rd January – early March 2024

Location: Walsingham Abbey, Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BP

Tickets: £6 for adults, £2.50 for children 6-16 and free for children under 6.

Walsingham Abbey is one of the best places to see snowdrops in Norfolk. Carpets of snowdrops and other winter flowers cover over 18 acres of woodland around the Abbey and along the banks of the River Stiffkey, which meanders through the grounds.

Snowdrops along the River Stiffkey at Walsingham Abbey

What’s On in Norfolk in February

King’s Lynn Fairground Mart

Dates: 14th-24th February 2024

Location: Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 1JJ

Tickets: free event with ticketed rides and stalls

The Kings Lynn Mart, which has been pitching up in the centre of the town for more than 800 years, includes traditional fair rides and stalls as well as more adrenalin-inducing rides like the Tornado.

For two weeks, including Valentine’s Day and February half-term, King’s Lynn will see thousands of people who come to experience all the fun of the travelling fair. Locals have a saying, “Mart weather”, to describe a February cold snap which sees the fun fair being set up in the snow.

Children’s Day, in which all rides are reduced to £1 except for the Booster, dodgems and cars, takes place on Monday February 14th.

RELATED POST: All the Best Things To Do in King’s Lynn Norfolk

Love Light Festival

Dates: To be confirmed for 2025

Location: City-wide in Norwich

Tickets: Free event

Please note that there is no Love Light Festival in 2024 due to a lack of funding.

Held on dark February nights in the City of Stories, this free festival lights up Norwich with stunning installations, projections and performances which will delight residents and visitors.

Architectural landmarks are transformed into vibrant artworks, renowned artists give fabulous performances, and the city centre procession is the star of the show. With themes of love and belonging, Love Light Norwich creates a beautiful and evocative experience.

RELATED POST: A Local’s Guide to Norwich Norfolk

What’s On in Norfolk in March

King’s Lynn Fiction Festival

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Various locations in King’s Lynn – find out more here

Tickets: £10, get yours here

The King’s Lynn Fiction Festival presents some of the best contemporary writers of chapter and verse in a friendly and informal setting. You will see authors of international repute alongside new, from all age ranges and from locations across the world. Meet the writers, hear them read and buy their books

Deepdale Spring Market & Hygge

Dates: 29th – 31st March 2024

Location: Dalegate Market, Main Road, Burnham Deepdale PE31 8FB

Tickets: Free event

Deepdale Spring Market includes more than 60 artisan pop-up shops, producers and food and craft stalls to tempt your pocket and taste buds!

Alongside the market, the Deepdale Hygge also takes place – a celebration of the stunning North Norfolk Coast which includes live music and organised activities.

RELATED POST: Brancaster Staithe: A Hidden Gem in North Norfolk

Norfolk Showground Antique and Collectors Fair

Dates: Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April 2024

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Tickets: From £4, get yours here

The Norfolk Antiques & Collector Fair is the largest Antique & Collectors fair in East Anglia. A hunting ground of antiques, furniture, vintage and retro products, you’ll find a vast number of inside stands in the massive exhibition hall, unique furniture in the furniture pavilions and a vast array of items of yesteryear including vintage and retro can be found by visiting the outdoor stands which lead from the show entrance towards the main show building.

What’s On in Norfolk in April

Norfolk Artisan Fair in Spring

Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2023

Location: Fakenham Racecourse, The Racecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NY

Tickets: Advance discounted tickets available via their website. Adults £5.00. Under 16’s free. Tickets on the door. Adults £6.00. Under 16’s free

The Norfolk Artisan Fair in Spring showcases the very best that Norfolk and East Anglia have to offer with approximately 100 artisans with a range of food, drink and gifts perfect for Easter.

RELATED POST: Fakenham: A North Norfolk Heritage Town

Sheringham Viking Festival

Dates: Saturday 13th April 2023

Location: Sheringham

Tickets: Free event

The Sheringham Viking Festival celebrates the historical Viking links that Norfolk and the Deep History Coast have with these early Norfolk tourists!

Enjoy street battle re-enactments, torchlight parades, boat burning and lots of great family entertainment.

RELATED POST: 15 Norfolk Seaside Towns for Your Next Trip

People dressed as Vikings carrying lot torches at twilight
The Viking Festival in Sheringham

Creake Abbey Spring Gift Fayre

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Creake Road, Fakenham NR21 9LF

Tickets: Free event

The Creake Abbey Spring Gift Fayre is a huge annual event which takes place in the grounds of the ruined Abbey, alongside the pretty River Burn.

With over 60 stalls selling a variety of gifts from handmade crafts including textiles, pottery, sculpture and smellies.

Alongside this are over 20 food stalls selling homemade produce like chutneys, cakes, pastries, wine and gin – yummy!

RELATED POST: Afternoon Tea in Norfolk – 15 of the Best Places

Norfolk Maker’s Festival

Dates: 13th – 21st April 2024

Location: Norwich Forum, Bethel Street, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1BH

Tickets: Free event

Scores of local artists and craftspeople will showcase their talents at the Norfolk Makers Festival through open exhibitions, hands-on activities, workshops, demonstrations and talks.

Whether you love weaving, knitting, jewellery making, pottery or more diverse handicrafts, there will be something here for you.

East Anglian Game and Country Fair

Dates: 27th and 28th April 2023

Location: Euston Estate, Euston, Thetford IP24 2QP

Tickets: On the day – adult £23, child £8, family £60, under 5s and parking free of charge. Buy online tickets here for discounted prices.

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair at the Euston Estate has rural fun and attractions for all the family including a motocross stunt show, Army parachute display team, the UK horse-boarding championships, and dog displays and races. 

What’s On in Norfolk in May

Sennowe Park Stately Car Boot Sale

Dates: 2024 date to be confirmed

Location: Sennowe Park, Guist NR20 5PB

Tickets: £5 for adults, under 16’s go free

An eagerly anticipated Norfolk event, this has to be one of the poshest car boot sales in the country! Held in aid of the Norfolk Churches Trust.

Bargain hunters will be able to find rare antiques and historical artefacts as Norfolk’s stately homes spring-clean their attics.

RELATED POST: 14 Stately Homes in Norfolk to Visit

Folk on the Pier

Dates: 10th – 12th May 2024

Location: Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, Cromer NR27 9HF

Tickets: From £26 – get yours here

Held on Cromer’s famous Victorian pier and known as “the best gig on the North Sea”, Folk on the Pier attracts a collection of folk, folk-rock and acoustic artists from across the UK.

Check out who is playing and make sure to book well in advance!

RELATED POST: 21 Of The Best Things To Do in Cromer Norfolk

Cromer pier lit up at night
Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Dates: 10th – 26th May 2024

Location: Various

Tickets: free to £25 – get tickets here

With a range of events, open studios, theatre, outdoor activities and family days, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2023 is a flagship arts festival which transforms public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches to bring people together, both resident and visitor, to experience inspirational events.

RELATED POST: 26 Pictures of Norfolk England to Inspire Your Trip!


Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Tickets: Four hours of unlimited riding costs from £12.99 for adults and £7.99 for kids

Showcasing some of the biggest and best rides travelling Europe, with kids attractions plus a whole host of other fun things to do, making Funderworld the UK’s largest mobile theme park.

The 2023 event in Norfolk promises to be packed with fun, unique thrill rides and roller coasters along with traditional funfair favourites including the waltzer, dodgems and sizzle.

Spring Classic Sportive Cycling Event

Dates: Sunday 12th May 2023

Location: Swanton Morley Village Hall, Maans Lane, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, NR20 4NP

Tickets: Entry from £7, find out more here

Norfolk Cycling Events holds its Spring Classic Sportive at Swanton Morley with rides of 10, 30, 60, 90 and 100 miles for cyclists from young families to the super-fit.  

Mammoth Marathon & Half Marathon

Dates: No dates announced for 2024

Location: Sea Palling to Sheringham / Mundesley to Sheringham

Tickets: Free to watch! Register to race here.

Norfolk’s first full road race marathon since 1990 is held along a course which follows the coast road through many of North Norfolk’s scenic villages from Sea Palling to Sheringham, with the half marathon course running from Mundesley to Sheringham.

RELATED POST: North Norfolk Coast – 19 Unmissable Highlights

Crab & Lobster Festival

Dates: 17th and 19th May 2024

Location: Cromer and Sheringham

Tickets: Free event

The Crab and Lobster Festival brings the seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham together to celebrate the world-famous seafood caught in the seas off both coastal resorts. This seafood spectacular includes concerts, cookery theatre, art and seafood trails with over 35 local eateries taking part.

There’s also a street market packed with local produce, live music during the day and at night, street performers, heritage and seafaring crafts, and children’s activities, and the World Crabbing Competition on Cromer Pier, in which any keen Cromer crabbers can participate!

RELATED POSTS: Restaurants in Cromer – 16 of The Best Places to Eat | Restaurants in Sheringham – 16 Best Places to Eat

tractor waiting for small boat to land on sandy beach
Crabbing boat coming in to land on Cromer beach

North Norfolk Open Studios

Dates: Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June 2024

Location: Various – details of all 150 participating artists, opening times and maps can be found here.

Tickets: Free event

Artists across North Norfolk are looking forward to welcoming you to their studios again this Spring when you get a chance to meet artists, see their studios and buy artwork directly from them. All the artists will be offering original work for sale, and many also produce prints and cards.  It’s such a great opportunity to see what the artists in your area are up to.                             

There will be a ‘Taster Exhibition’ showing work by a selection of participating artists for the Fakenham Group Art Trail at Venetia’s Yarn Shop gallery in Fakenham from Saturday 13th May Saturday 20th May between 10am and 4pm (closed Sunday and Monday. It will be an opportunity to preview some of the work and plan your studio visits. 

Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Art

Dates: 20th May to 1st June 2024

Location: Great Yarmouth

Tickets: free

Loud and proud on the East Coast, the Out There Festival has an international reputation for its exceptional, innovative and diverse programme and regularly attracts more than 60,000 people to Great Yarmouth each year.

Out There has quickly built a national and international reputation for world-class artistic quality, new and diverse work, regional artistic talent, international collaboration and innovative community engagement. With exciting spectacles, quirky comedy, brilliant performances and a family-friendly atmosphere, it’s an amazing way to spend a day in this traditional seaside town.

RELATED POST: 26 Exciting Things To Do On the Norfolk Broads

What’s On in Norfolk in June

Norwich 100/60/30 Mile Ride

Dates: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Location: Starts at The Forum, Bethel Street, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF and ends at Norwich Lower School, Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA

Tickets: See prices and book online here for the 100 mile race and here for the 30 and 30 mile races.

Returning for its 28th year and starting in central Norwich outside The Forum, the three circular routes all take in classic North Norfolk countryside and coast before looping back to the finish near the Cathedral where a warm welcome awaits with beer, music and good company. 

Gin & Rum Festival

Dates: The Gin and Rum Festival is now coming to Norwich in 2024. Check back here for 2025 dates!

Location: Saint Andrews & Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich

Tickets: £12.50 to £15

The Gin and Rum Festival is coming to Norwich on its tour of the UK. Distillers and producers will be showcasing the best of the rum and gin, with free samples on offer. There will be guides sharing knowledge and talks and masterclasses from renowned makers. Music from an award-winning DJ and great live entertainment will help the night go with a bang!

RELATED POST: Five Ideas for a Short Break in Norfolk

Forest Live

Dates: 20th – 28th June 2023

Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest IP27 0AF

Tickets: From £50 – get them here

With a lineup including Bryan Adams, Sting, Paloma Faith and Tom Jones, this series of open-air summer concerts in the lush surroundings of Thetford Forest makes for a great night out. The venue is actually in Suffolk, but so close to the Norfolk border, we couldn’t leave it out!

RELATED POST: 18 Top Things to Do In Thetford

Live music event at night

Norfolk Superhero Challenge

Dates: 8th June 2024

Location: Burnham Overy Staithe

Tickets: free to spectate

The Norfolk Superhero Challenge is a quadrathlon event which involves swimming, kayaking, cycling, and running, all through sand, mud and marsh, and all for charity. Participants take part in teams of two over a course that includes a one mile swim, a four mile kayak paddle, a 45 mile circular cycle route and an eight mile run across the beach, finishing with the last mile over the marsh …ouch! It’s great to watch the team work on display and spot the competitive edge between teams.

RELATED POST: Burnham Overy Staithe: Off-The-Beaten-Path Norfolk

Open Air Theatre at Salle Park

Dates: 2024 dates and shows to be confirmed

Location: Salle Park, Manor Farm, Salle, Norwich NR10 4SG

Tickets: Adults £15, children £10, family £45 – get tickets here.

An open-air theatre is set in the beautiful grounds of Salle Park Estate, near Reepham. Refreshments will be available or bring a picnic to enjoy as you watch classic plays. Gates open early to enable everyone to choose their spot and visit the “secret” walled garden if they wish. 

Royal Norfolk Show

Dates: 26th – 27th June 2024

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Tickets: £29.50 for adults, £14 for children 5-16 and free for children under 5, £25 for concessions and £14 for carers – buy tickets here

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest agricultural show in the country. With over 700 trade stands, more than 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience and hundreds of attractions, there’s something for everyone.

RELATED POST: 30 of the Very Best Things To Do in Norfolk

Festival Too

Dates: 24th, 25th and 30th June, 1st, 7th and 8th July 2024

Location: Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 1JJ

Tickets: free and unticketed

This event is usually held over three weekends in late June and July and has a history of attracting great acts like Will Young, Judge Jules and Reef.

What’s On in Norfolk in July

Folk in a Field

Dates: 4th – 7th July 2023

Location: Bradmoor Woods, West Acre, King’s Lynn PE32 1FQ

Tickets: From £45 / free parking and basic camping – get your ticket here

Set in a pretty woodland clearing, Folk in a Field brings together a diverse mix of folk at an award-winning family-friendly festival. With a laid-back vibe, free activities and shows, workshops, stalls, treatments, open mic and locally sourced ales and ciders, as well as numerous food outlets, this is a wonderful way to spend a weekend in Norfolk.

Norwich Lord Mayor’s Weekend

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Various locations around Norwich

Tickets: Free event

The Lord Mayor’s celebration usually starts with a funfair and pop-up food stalls on the first Friday of July, followed by carnival day on the Saturday, when the city is packed with performers, live music and outdoor theatre.

RELATED POST: 10 Brilliant Reasons to Visit Norfolk!

Ensemble East Concert

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: St Peter Mancroft, Hay Hill, Norwich NR2 1QQ

Tickets: £18 and under 18s go free. Tickets are available here.

Ensemble East makes a welcome return to St Peter Mancroft this July to perform a varied programme of Mozart, Ibert, Ives & Schubert.

Ladies Evening at Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Dates: 17th July 2024

Location: Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU

Tickets: From £29 – book here

Enjoy a glamorous night at the races in the modern grandstand at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. Ladies Night is a really popular summer event when racegoers love to scrub up and glam up for a great night out. For an extra special evening, book a table in the Trafalgar Restaurant for a freshly prepared three-course meal, or splash out and book a private suite for you and your friends to enjoy a panoramic view of the course.

RELATED POST: 13 Exciting Things To Do in Great Yarmouth

Kings’s Lynn Festival

Dates: 14th – 27th July 2024

Location: Various locations in King’s Lynn

Tickets: 2023 prices to be confirmed

The King’s Lynn Festival fortnight sees performances of classical music, jazz and folk, plus talks, walks and exhibitions.

Blakeney Harbour Room Folk, Poetry & Beer Festival

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: On the Green, and at Blakeney Harbour Room, 139-141 High Street, Blakeney NR25 7NU if it rains

Tickets: Free event

The Blakeney Folk and Beer Festival will be returning to Blakeney Harbour Room this July for a weekend of live Norfolk music, poetry workshops and evening concerts from some of the biggest names in the folk music scene. A wide selection of beers, wines, ales, and gins will be on offer in the lawned garden where the festival will take place.

RELATED POST: Blakeney Norfolk – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Holt Festival

Dates: 13th – 28th July 2024

Location: Holt

Tickets: From £10, check specific events and buy tickets at the box office here.

The Holt Festival takes place in July every year in the charming Georgian market town. Look out for a lively and eclectic mix of international music, drama, visual arts, comedy, literature, street theatre and cinema.

One of my favourite Norfolk towns, Holt is a place where independent shops and local businesses thrive and food sellers still source their ingredients locally. You’ll find lots of great cafes and restaurants as well, all of whom reflect the feisty vibe of this historic town.

RELATED POST: 22 Perfect Things To Do in Holt Norfolk

The beautiful North Norfolk town of Holt

Paint Out Norfolk

Dates: 18th Jul 2024

Location: Flint Barn Café, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR

Tickets: Free event

The 90+ plein air artists of Paint Out Norfolk are visiting as part of their annual tour of cities and towns, coast and countryside. The rolling exhibition of around 100 fresh artworks will be on display each day and 200+ on the final day drawn from 600+ created during the week.

Raveningham Sculpture Trail

Dates: 17th July – 1st September 2024

Location: Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham NR14 6NU

Tickets:  £7 adults, under 18s free. Book online here.

The Raveningham Sculpture Trail returns this summer for its 10th year in the beautiful wild gardens at the Raveningham Centre in South Norfolk.

Visitors to the site will be able to walk through 3 acres of wild gardens and view the work of over 60 artists from across the UK which have been made specifically for the trail. There will be a pop up gallery with handmade artworks and crafts by established makers and artists working in a variety of materials such as stained glass, ceramics, steel, textiles, wood, recycled materials and more. 

The Norfolk Motorhome and Campervan Show

Dates: 19th to 21st July 2024

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Tickets: From £6 in advance, check out prices and availability here

The rock ‘n’ roll weekender has fast become a camper’s favourite. 2023 will be bigger than ever, with the inclusion of the new Boston Jive Big Top, twelve rock n’ roll bands and a 50s beauty parlour. There are up to four nights of camping available to make the most of the event.

Norfolk Day

Dates: 27th July 2023

Location: Everywhere!

Tickets: Free event

Norfolk Day is a time to celebrate everything good and unique about the beautiful county of Norfolk! It is a day of fun, laughter and pride for Norfolk. Backed by the Eastern Daily Press and BBC Radio Norfolk, there’s always lots going on and plenty of chances to get involved. If you love Norfolk, then you’ll love Norfolk Day!

Sandringham Flower Show

Dates: 31st July 2024

Location: Sandringham Estate, Sandringham PE31 6AZ

Tickets: £20 for adults, and children under 16 are free. Cash on the gate only.

The Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England and attracts around 20,000 visitors each year, including some of the royal family – it’s a favourite of King Charles and the Queen Consort.

The colourful display gardens are a popular attraction along with some of the counties leading nurseries and horticulture specialists exhibiting their plants. You can also see steam engines, displays of old farm machinery and much more.

RELATED POST: The 21 Best Gardens in Norfolk to Visit

Stately home with herbaceous borders either side of a gravel path
Sandringham Gardens in bloom

Norwich Pride

Dates: Saturday 27th July 2024

Location: Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG

Tickets: Free event

Norwich Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBTQIA+) community for everyone. Our mission is to live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves.

What’s On in Norfolk in August

Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival

Dates: Friday 2nd to Sunday 11th August 2024

Location: Wells-next-the-Sea

Tickets: free event but donations are welcomed here

Wells-next-the-Sea is on the heart of the North Norfolk coast and holds a traditional summer carnival for residents and visitors. Head to Wells for family fun and events including a carnival procession around the town with floats and fancy dress, which takes place on Saturday 5th August. Traditional seaside activities include a sand castle competition and the crowning of the carnival royals. Don’t worry about getting peckish, you’ll find stalls selling everything from local delicacies to exotic street food.

RELATED POST: 20 Brilliant Things To Do in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norwich Yoga Festival

Dates: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Location: The Barn Meadow, Whitlingham Lake, Whitlingham Lane, Norwich NR14 8TR

Tickets: From £11.55, get yours here.

The first Norwich Yoga Festival takes place this summer and it will be a jam-packed day of classes, guest speakers and activities. Organised by Norwich-based Alex Howarth, at least eleven Yoga and Pilates classes will take place in a tent, with space for 50 mats in each. 

Classic Ibiza

Dates: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Location: Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich NR11 6NF

Tickets: from £48 – get yours here (camping tickets are also available)

Norfolk’s biggest outdoor celebration of iconic dance tunes from the White Isle boasts the Urban Soul Orchestra and a host of critically acclaimed vocalists for a fantastic evening of anthems, performed live in beautiful surroundings.

Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Dates: 3rd and 4th August 2024

Location: Gorleston-on-Sea Cliffs, Marine Parade, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6EX

Tickets: Free event

This award-winning family festival is jam-packed with family fun on the cliffs above the beach. Expect over 40 hours of live music on the main stage and acoustic arena, arts and crafts activities in the kid’s arena theatre, live displays a dog show and a fun fair including waltzers, dodgems and other adrenaline-raising rides!

There are also many, many stalls selling food and drink, local crafts, collectables and lots of other goodies to take home with you.

RELATED POST: Gorleston-on-Sea: A Traditional Norfolk Seaside Town

The Wayland Show

Dates: 4th August 2024

Location: Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk

Tickets: 2024 prices to be confirmed – get them here

The new, family-orientated Wayland Show will reflect the heritage of the region and the countryside of the 21st century, and provide visitors old and new with a truly rural show experience.

New and exciting interactive events and competitions will offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy hands-on experiences. At the heart of the 2023 Show will be all that is best from the region – quality livestock, unique craftsmanship, local musicians, and local foods and produce.

Sheringham Carnival Week

Dates: 5th – 11th August 2024

Location: Sheringham

Tickets: Free event

With events and activities taking place all week, Sheringham is a lively and fun place to be during carnival week. The main carnival procession will take place on Wednesday 7th of August.

RELATED POST: 23 Amazing Things To Do in Sheringham

Gone Wild Festival

Dates: 8th – 11th August 2024

Location: Holkham Park, Holkham Road, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

Tickets: Various tickets are available depending on how many days you want to attend. Get the details here.

Gone Wild, the UK’s ultimate family adventure festival will be coming to Norfolk for the first time in 2024.

Created by co-founder TV adventurer Bear Grylls OBE, the four-day festival will be set in 2,000 acres of Holkham estate and includes music, entertainment and wild experiences on land and on water.

Bear Grylls will be attending, taking part, and will be one of the festival’s headline speakers. Headline acts include Example, Sam Ryder, Reef, Scouting for Girls, and McFly.

Over 100 free experiences include archery, abseiling, survival skills, axe and spear throwing,  tree climbing, break dance workshops, foraging walks, shelter construction, raft building, rock climbing, wild swimming and SUP experiences.

Houghton Festival

Dates: 8th – 11th August 2024

Location: Houghton Hall, Bircham Road, Kings Lynn PE31 6UE

Tickets: 2024 tickets can be bought here (camping and campervan tickets also available)

Craig Richard’s Houghton Festival is a fest of dance and electronic music. With its unique 24-hour licence, meaning the music never stops at Houghton, emphasis is placed on the spontaneous back-to-backs and longer-than-usual sets.

Reepham Festival

Dates: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2024

Location: Rookery Meadow, Reepham NR10 4JG

Tickets: From £40 for adults, under 16’s accompanied £1. Get your tickets here

Back for its 15th year, Reepham Festival has a regular attendance of 1,500+ festival fans. In 2024, the headline act is The Hoosiers plus a two day line-up of acts that vary from rising stars to local festival favourites and top tribute bands. 

Reepham Festival is an affordable and family-friendly party, entirely staffed by volunteers and all profits are given to charity. Could this be the best small festival in East Anglia?

Tour de Broads

Dates: 11th August 2024

Location: Octagon Park, Hospital Road, Little Plumstead NR13 5FH

Tickets: Entry from £15 for a family route – find out more here

Tour de Broads is an epic cross-country cycling event which takes in as many of the Norfolk broads that can be reached by road, with stunning picturesque scenery in between, offering you the chance to ride through the stunning Norfolk broads taking in many of Norfolk’s lovely country roads and back lanes. The Tour features 25, 50, 75, 100 mile routes, as well as a family-friendly ride.

Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Week

Dates: Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th August 2024

Location: Hunstanton Recreation Ground, Cromer Road, Hunstanton PE36 6BZ

Tickets: £12 to enter, free to watch

Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Week started in 1920 and is the UK’s largest event of its kind after Wimbledon, taking place on 38 grass courts. An open tournament, experienced players and beginners can get involved – or if you prefer to watch, you can do that too!

RELATED POST: 21 of the Best Things To Do in Hunstanton

Cromer Carnival Week

Dates: Carnival Day is Wednesday 21st August 2024, full dates to be confirmed

Location: Cromer

Tickets: Free event

Cromer Carnival is a week of festival family fun with children’s entertainment, live music, rides and local food, culminating in a spectacular Carnival Parade on Wednesday 21st August. Have fun!

Norwich Summer Social

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich NR4 7AU

Tickets: To be confirmed

A long bank holiday weekend of movies, music, comedy, street food and kids activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Maui Waui Festival

Dates: 23rd to 25th August 2024

Location: Bullard’s Farm, Dereham NR19 2NR

Tickets: Various ticket prices depending on how many days you want to attend, find info and book here.

Maui Waui is a 3 day and 4 night international festival of music, performance and arts. Maui Waui focuses on an all-welcoming family feel with lots to do for kids and adults, from watching world-class bands, full circus shows in a dedicated circus tent, big bass dance tents, small upbeat bands and acoustic acts, cabaret, comedy and the Americana Day on Sunday.

Festival of Bowls

Dates: Sunday 25th August to Friday 20th September 2024

Location: Britannia Bowling Greens, 2 North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 1ED

Tickets: free to watch

The largest outdoor bowls tournament in the country includes almost four weeks of action on Great Yarmouth’s famous seafront. The annual competition attracts expert and novice players of all ages from across the United Kingdom, with participants competing in men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams for singles, pairs, triples and fours titles.

RELATED POST: A Local’s Guide to the Norfolk Broads

Sandringham Concerts

Dates: 24th and 25th August 2024

Location: Sandringham House, Sandringham PE31 6AZ

Tickets: Ticket prices to be confirmed

Organised by Heritage Live, the big August Bank Holiday live concerts at Sandringham will be back for 2024 but as yet, no acts have been announced.

Aylsham Show

Dates: Monday 26th August 2024

Location: Blickling Estate, Blickling NR11 6NF

Tickets: Adult tickets start from £21, under 16s go free when accompanied by an adult. Get your tickets here.

Billed as ‘fun, food and farming for all the family’, the Aylsham Show is held in Blickling Park on August Bank Holiday Monday every year.

With Norfolk farming favourites as well as local food, countryside-themed attractions, a funfair, classic cars, livestock competitions, dog agility and lots more, this is one not to miss!

RELATED POST: Aylsham: A Historic Market Town in Norfolk

Sundown Festival

Dates: 30th August – 1st September 2024

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Tickets: 2023 ticket prices to be confirmed

Sundown Festival is an annual bass and pop music festival, bringing some of the best artists in the scene to the Norfolk Showground arena, just outside Norwich. Alongside the music, revellers will also enjoy the chance to explore the festival’s magical woodland, complete with quirky art installations, or enjoy a spot of thrill-seeking on the funfair rides.

North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival

Dates: 31st August – 1st September 2024

Location: Holkham Hall, Holkham Road, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

Tickets: Free / Parking £5

The hugely popular North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, now in its fourteenth year, features local food and drink producers who grow, rear, produce, supply and sell food in North Norfolk. Held in the stunning walled garden, historically used as a kitchen garden for Holkham Hall, you’ll find fresh meat and game, vegetables, cakes, artisan beer, bread, tarts, juices, cakes and bakes, and chocolates to try and buy. There’s also a cookery theatre where local chefs share their top tips and tricks.

RELATED POST: Holkham Beach – Complete Visitor Guide

aerial shot of walled garden with stalls
The walled garden at Holkham Hall

What’s On in Norfolk in September

Norwich Foodies Festival

Dates: 6th – 8th September 2024

Location: Earlham Park, Norwich NR4 7TQ

Tickets: From £17 – find out more here

Norwich Foodies Festival is a huge celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. Watch top chefs in chef’s theatre and Great British Bake Off stars making cakes (and sharing tips!), as well as sampling new wines and foods. A must for all Norfolk foodies!

Heritage Open Days

Dates: 6th – 15th September 2024

Location: various locations across Norfolk, see more here

Tickets: free

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together local people, organisations and volunteers. Every year in September, people come together across the counties of England to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored and histories brought to life. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences around Norfolk.

The theme for Heritage Open Days 2023 is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’, with organisers celebrating inspiration in all its forms, from photography to literature to garden design. 

Sandringham Game & Country Fair

Dates: 7th and 8th September 2024

Location: Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, Norfolk PE35 6EN

Tickets: £16 for adults, £15 for over 65s, £5.50 for children aged 5-15, and free for children under 5

The Sandringham Game & Country Fair showcases the best of Norfolk with a range of crafts and food stalls, outdoor demonstrations of country sports, live music, wildlife activities, steam and vintage engines and lots of family fun.

Steam Back to the Forties

Dates: 21st and 22nd September 2024

Location: North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

Tickets: From £25. Book here.

The railway’s popular 1940s Weekend returns for its 28th year – get dressed up and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of this momentous era.

RELATED POST: North Norfolk Railway: Is It Worth It?

Deepdale Festival

Dates: 26th to 29th September 2023

Location: Deepdale Camping and Rooms, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale PE31 8DD

Tickets: From £30 for adults to £20 for kids for one day, and £70 to £45 for the full festival. Book here.

Deepdale Camping hosts a small but perfectly formed music festival across four stages on the last weekend of September.  The Brick Barn, Orchard Stages, Courtyard & St Mary’s Church will host over 40 superb acts. 

King’s Lynn Literary Festival

Dates: 27th to 29th September 2024

Location: Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ  

Tickets: Tickets are £10.00 for each session and a weekend ticket can be purchased for £40. For further information visit lynnfests.com.

Building on its reputation as one of the friendliest and most intimate Literary Festivals on the circuit, King’s Lynn will be welcoming both familiar and new faces at the Poetry Festival to be held in September.

As well as mingling with writers between readings, audience members are also invited to join them for lunch in nearby restaurants on both the Saturday and Sunday. Headliners for this event include Kit Wright, Wendy Cope and Hugo Williams.

During the course of the weekend, a well-stocked bookstall manned by knowledgeable staff and featuring the writers present will be open in the Stone Hall. There will also be refreshments available throughout the day, and a bar at the evening events. 

Barrington Farm Harvest Festival

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Barrington Farm, Walcott NR12 0PF and All Saints Church, Walcott NR12 0PD

Tickets: Entry is free but you do need to book here.

Barrington Farm, supported by Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Barrington Farm Day Centre and The Barrington Farm Trust, is holding a sensory arts festival celebrating rural Harvest traditions.

The event will include art exhibitions by self-taught artists, theatre performances, open studios, drop-in creative workshops, music, farm tours, refreshments and much more. Celebrate the Norfolk harvest on the dates of the full Harvest Moon!

What’s On in Norfolk in October

Norfolk Oktoberfest

Dates: 12th October 2024

Location: Epic Studios, 112-114 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1JD

Tickets: Early bird tickets start from £17.21 – get yours here

With a selection of authentic Bavarian beers served in steins and the iconic Bratwurst sausage (with meat and vegan options), this is a fantastic Oktoberfest experience. Legendary Oompah act The Bavarian Strollers and stellar party band NightTrain just add to the party! Fancy dress is not a rule but is definitely encouraged – so feel free to wear a cheeky Bavarian outfit or a pair of classic Lederhosen.

Norfolk Restaurant Week

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Various

Tickets: no tickets, but you do need to pay your restaurant bill!

Restaurant Week is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a gastronomic celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people, land and sea who produce it.

Restaurant Week is an opportunity to sample those restaurants you have always wanted to try, or to go back to old favourites, all at lower-than-usual prices. Table bookings are highly recommended.

You can find out all about it and which Norfolk restaurants are participating here.

What’s On in Norfolk in November

Wroxham Barns Low Bang Firework Display

Dates: 1st and 2nd November 2024

Location: Tunstead Road, Hoveton NR12 8QU

Tickets: You must book a pitch on the campsite to enjoy the fireworks, which cost £65 per pitch for up to six people.

Low-bang fireworks provide an amazing visual impact without the loud bangs, which can cause anxiety to pets and local livestock. The fireworks are set to child-friendly music between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on both days. 

There is also a licensed bar, a selection of food trucks, entry to the Junior Farm and a funfair, making this a great evening out for the whole family.

RELATED POST: 22 Fantastic Things to Do in Wroxham

Norwich Film Festival

Dates: 6th November – 3rd December 2024

Location: Various locations around Norwich

Tickets: Prices vary by film, check here for ticket info

The Norwich Film Festival showcases the best local, national and international short films in the city of Norwich each November, alongside panels, workshops, features & more!

Dalegate Market Christmas Pop-Up Shops

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Main Road, Burnham Deepdale, King’s Lynn PE31 8FB

Tickets: This is a free event.

There’s no Deepdale Christmas market this year but you can still do your Christmas shopping at this hidden gem on the North Norfolk coast.

Dalegate Market will be hosting a wide variety of pop-up shops on Monday to Thursday, and Fridays to Sundays, changing twice weekly to give you a wider selection of presents, decorations, food and drink from local Norfolk artisans & producers. All the excellent permanent shops will also be open. Enjoy your festive retail therapy!

Hunstanton Guy Fawkes Night

Dates: Saturday 3rd November 2023

Location: Cliff Top Car Park, Lighthouse Close, Hunstanton PE36 6EL

Tickets: On the night only – cars with up to seven people £20, on foot adults £7, under 16s and over 65s £3.

Hunstanton cliffs and the huge skies stretching over the Wash are the perfect spot for a spectacular fireworks display on Bonfire Night. With a funfair, stalls, live music and a laser show, this is the Guy Fawkes celebration to attend in Norfolk.

Gates open at 5.00pm and the giant bonfire before is lit at 6pm, with fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Try to get there at least an hour in advance of the fireworks starting, and make sure to wrap up warm!

Watching fireworks from the beach

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Dates: 8th November to 23rd December 2024

Location: Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0AS

Tickets: From £43 – get yours here.

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular has become one of the most hotly awaited festive events in East Anglia and has been attracting audiences from across the region since 1977.  With a cast of 130, moving sets, singing and dancing and a distinctly Christmassy vibe, this really is an extravaganza! Book early, this show sells out quickly.

Luminate Sandringham

Dates: 21st November to 24th December 2024

Location: Sandringham Estate, King’s Lynn PE35 6EN

Tickets: Adults from £18.25, kids from £13.25, families from £61, carers go free. You must book in advance.

The Sandringham Estate winter light trail is an illuminated trail through the wonderful parklands of Sandringham. The trail is a mile long and takes 60-90 minutes to walk, with plenty of ‘wow’ moments and music along the way.

Norfolk Lights Express

Dates: 15th November 2023 to 1st January 2025

Location: North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

Tickets: Fares start at £24 per person and under 3s are free as long as they’re not in a seat.

The North Norfolk Railway, known as the Poppy Line, will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on most evenings from early November, until January 2024. Catch your steam train decorated with multi-coloured LED lights and spend the evening chugging through winter darkness from the comfort of your vintage carriage.

The stations at Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt are also illuminated, creating scenes fitting for the festive season alongside the tracks, as you enjoy a glass of something from the onboard licensed bar.

Autumn Lights

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey NR5 0TT

Tickets: £5.00 for children and £12.50 for adults, book here.

This year the show is being touted as Norfolk’s largest fireworks display and the evening will include glow walkers, live music, street food and a drinks village, as well as two fireworks displays (one for children and the main event at the end of the evening), with both being set to music.

Mid Norfolk Railway Polar Express

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF

Tickets: Adults and children from £31.95. Book online here.

The Polar Express train ride is a really festive treat, where the whole family are encouraged to wear PJs just like in the film, which is theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale.

Once onboard, scenes from the film come to life as dancing Chefs and Waiters arrive to serve cookies and hot chocolate before the Polar Express story is told.

Upon arrival at the North Pole Santa gets on board and as you return to Dereham singing carols, he presents each passenger with their very own “First Gift of Christmas”, a silver bell from his sleigh!

Norwich Tunnel of Light

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: St Peter Mancroft Church, Hay Hill, Norwich NR2 1QQ

Tickets: This is a free event.

The Norwich Tunnel of Light has wowed visitors to Norfolk since 2016. With more than 57,000 LED lights on display until midnight every day and over five miles of cabling, this light show creates a sparkling festive scene in the centre of Norwich.

The light show is always changing so you will definitely want to hang around and walk through it more than once.

Sandringham Christmas Fair

Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th November 2024

Location: Sandringham Estate, King’s Lynn PE35 6EN

Tickets: Adults £12, over 65’s £11, kids £5.

The dog-friendly Christmas craft food and gift fair at Sandringham has over 100 craftspeople, artists and designers showcasing and selling their wonderfully unique wares. There will be a fantastic food hall, with chefs cooking up a storm in the country kitchen.

There is also live music, an interactive panda show and a Noisy Oyster puppet show. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts and goodies to enjoy over the festive period!

Holt Christmas Lights Switch On

Dates: Friday 22nd November 2024 (provisional date)

Location: High Street, Holt NR25 6BN

Tickets: This is a free event.

The official switching on of the Holt Christmas lights includes entertainment and a panto horse race, as well as a parade. It all starts at 5.30pm, with the switch being thrown at 7pm, and live music until 9pm.

Thursford Enchanted Journey of Light

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0AS

Tickets: £22 per person, children aged 2 and under go free. Book here.

Head into the Fantasyland Building and you travel past the illuminated penguins and polar bears, to the giant-sized teddy bears! Throughout your journey, you’ll meet lots of fantasy land characters including the snowman family – make sure to watch out for their snowballs!

Outside is the lantern light extravaganza, with lots of creatures to marvel at and a beautiful festival of luminous sculptures, from a fantasy underwater world to the wilds of the North Pole.

Wells Christmas Tide Festival

Dates: 29th and 30th November 2024

Location: The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EX

Tickets: This is a free event.

The Wells Christmas festival will start on the evening of 24th November with a carol-singing event from 6.30pm, featuring the Fakenham Town Band and Wells United Churches Choir. Whilst getting into the spirit of Christmas you can enjoy some mulled wine and refreshments.

On Saturday there will be all-day entertainment from 10am, along with craft and product stalls, and in the evening at 5pm you can enjoy the arrival of Santa at Wells Quay by boat. The kids can also meet Santa in his grotto at Wells Maltings during the evening of 25th and all day Sunday 26th November.

Burnham Market Christmas Market

Dates: Saturday 16th November 2024

Location: Burnham Market PE32 8HD

Tickets: This is a free event.

The Burham Market Christmas market held on The Green in this popular Norfolk town, also includes the switching on of the Christmas lights. As well as arts and crafts stalls, there will be hot food including vegan & vegetarian options and plenty of entertainment.

Dippy’s Christmas Celebration

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade NR9 5JE

Tickets: Tickets for £5. Book online here.

Father Christmas has teamed up with Dippy to spread some Christmas sparkle. Join the fun in Dippy’s Theatre for a Christmas movie, Dippy and Friends Christmas Show, a visit to the festive present room and lots of delicious hot chocolate.

Choose from the Jingle All Day experience which includes a visit to Father Christmas and his elves at the North Pole, or the Sparkle in the Dark experience, where your journey takes you from the festive forest to the North Pole where you’ll meet Mother Christmas at her Gingerbread kitchen, before travelling through the magical lights towards Christmas Cottage.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Dates: 16th November to 29th December 2024

Location: Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, Cromer NR27 9HF

Tickets: Adults from £28.50, children under 16 from £21.50. Book at the box office here.

The unique Cromer Pier Christmas show is a great outing for the whole family, and will get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Expect a professional West End-style production with lots of exciting features and special effects.

The show lasts for 2.5 hours with a 30 minute half time interval, and there are both matinee and evening shows to choose from. There will a bar open for drinks and snacks before the performance and during the interval.  

The Night Before Christmas

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich NR2 1NY

Tickets: Adults and kids £12.50, Concessions £8.50 Book your tickets here.

“’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!” 

Dress up to dance, race after reindeer and prepare to party as you help Lucy get ready for her Christmas celebration. Have a game of giant Jenga with a pile of presents, and pick up some percussion to join in Lucy’s orchestra. But who’s the unexpected guest arriving in a cloud of soot? Sing, jump and play your way through the party in our special interactive studio theatre. 

This original show for ages 0-4 is a feel-good, fun and family-focused journey that will lift your spirits and capture the true magic of Christmas. 

Norwich Global Village Christmas Market

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: The Forum, Norwich, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

Tickets: This is a free event.

This is a great place to find amazing Christmas gifts from around the world. The Global Village Christmas market will feature the finest local traders, craftspeople and makers selling beautiful gifts from around the world with a focus on fairly-traded and eco-conscious products.

Plus on the Saturday there will be Christmas carol singers and brass bands to put you in the festive spirit, as well as delicious global hot food and mulled wine!

What’s On in Norfolk in December

December is the month of Christmas celebrations, New Year festivities, light festivals and of course, panto! Check back here for more info about individual events as and when news about dates and tickets is announced.

Wroxham Barns – The Christmas Experience

Dates: 1st to 23rd December 2024

Location: Tunstead Road, Hoveton NR12 8QU

Tickets: Children aged 2-16 from £30, children under 2 from £10, adults from £23. Book tickets in advance here.

Wroxham Barn’s Christmas spectacular includes six different experiences for the whole family where kids can sort mail in Santa’s mail room, visit the North Pole HQ and try their hand at making reindeer food, take part in snow-lympics, make crafts in Santa’s workshop to take home, decorate gingerbread people in Mrs Claus’ kitchen and meet Father Christmas in an active and immersive way… phew, there’s definitely a lot going on!

Santa River Cruise

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Broads Tours, The Bridge, Wroxham NR12 8RX

Tickets: Adults and kids £23, under 3s £5.50. Book tickets here.

Santa Claus is returning to the Broads to make this Christmas extra special! Santa’s Elves will have a gift bag for all children aboard over 3 years old, including a juice box, activity book & crayons, and a festive treat. Plus, all children can visit Santa in his grotto and receive a present from Santa himself!

Santa still remembers all the adults aboard, who’ll receive a glass of mulled wine and a festive treat and enjoy the festive music and activities as you cruise down to Wroxham Broad.

Bure Valley Railway Festive Express

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6BW

Tickets: Adults and kids £22. Book tickets here.

Hop on board BVR’s festive express steam train and enjoy a one hour experience from Aylsham station, which includes festive treats, a 30 minute steam train ride and a visit to see Santa in his grotto.

Christmas Visits at Bressingham

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Bressingham Gardens Low Rd, Diss IP22 2AA

Tickets: Entry prices vary by age and gift, you can find more information and book tickets here.

Christmas is always a magical time at Bressingham and is a very special experience for all the family. Under twinkling fairy lights, your Christmas visit to Bressingham includes a ride on a Steam Train on the Fen Railway for everyone both young and old, a festive spin on the Gallopers and a visit to Father Christmas, including a present, for children up to the age of 12 years.

Cromer Pier Father Christmas Experience

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, Cromer NR27 9HF

Tickets: £17.50 per child, adults go free. Book tickets here.

Make a precious memory with your family when you meet Father Christmas in his grotto on Cromer Pier. This is a unique and intimate experience that the whole family can be a part of with lots of opportunities to take your own keepsake photographs and videos, as your child meets Santa and receives their age-appropriate gift. 

Holkham Hall By Candlelight

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

Tickets: £36 adults, £18 children, under 2s free Book tickets here.

Take the opportunity to see the amazing Holkham Hall by candlelight, when the whole hall will be wonderfully festive with hundreds of candles and decorations to get you into the Christmas spirit. You can either take a guided tour or go it alone, with tours taking around 45 minutes. Included in the price are a mince pie and a glass of bubbly or soft drink.

Holkham Hall Christmas Food & Drink Market

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

Tickets: Entry is free, and parking is £5 which is redeemable with a £30 spend in the gift shop.

This wonderful Christmas market will include the best local producers showcasing their seasonal food, drinks and gifts. There will be live music and a food court, making this a fantastic and festive place to start your Christmas shopping.

Father Christmas Lands

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Old Norwich Road, Horsham St. Faith NR10 3JF

Tickets: Online Tickets are unavailable for this event. Tickets are sold on the gate only and no price has been published.

This ever-popular event returns again this year with Santa’s Grotto located inside one of the museum’s iconic aircraft where all children shall receive a small gift from Father Christmas.

Refreshments are available from the museum’s Friendship tearoom, together with a seasonal sing-along with the resident entertainer.

Sunday Lunch with Santa at Barnham Broom

Dates: 2024 dates to be confirmed

Location: Barnham Broom, Honingham Road, Norwich NR9 4DD

Tickets: £28.95 per person, children under 11 from £20.00 + gift. Book here.

Bring the family together for a delicious pre-Christmas lunch in the stylish Brasserie restaurant. Barnham Broom’s chefs will be serving traditional, locally sourced fayre to perfectly complement the festive period.

Father Christmas will also be stopping at Barnham Broom to deliver gifts to younger guests to add to the excitement.

Cromer Boxing Day Dip

Dates: 26th December 2024

Location: Cromer beach, Cromer NR27 9HP

Tickets: This is a free event.

North Norfolk Beach Runners will be holding the official Boxing Day Dip at Cromer, to raise money for the SarcomaUK charity. Due to the tide being high, the Fun Run will be at 9am and the Dip at 10am.

As always, the Coastguards, RNLI and St John Ambulance will be on hand to provide support if required and keep a watchful eye on swimmers.

Norwich market in winter
Norwich Guildhall and market in the snow

Have I missed a Norfolk event you love to attend? Leave a comment below so I can include it in this post!

Love it? Pin it!

What's On in Norfolk guide

4 thoughts on “What’s On in Norfolk – 80+ Dates for Your Diary in 2024”

  1. We’d be very grateful if you would be willing to post this on your website
    Thank you
    Christopher Meynell (Bergh Apton)

    Enthusiastic comments about Charlie keep rolling in and tickets are selling fast.
    Charlie Haylock’s hilarious evenings are legendary and he visits

    Bergh Apton Church on 15th October.

    He will be telling behind the scene tales of the making of The Dig film by Netflix

    Telling the remarkable story of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo, Burial ship.

    Charlie achieved amazing results with his coaching of Ralph Fiennes,to perform with an impeccable Suffolk accent.

    15th October promises to be a pretty special evening.

    Tickets from
    or 01508440

  2. BagLadies Winter Gift Fair December 3rd 10-4
    Thornham Village Hall
    Main rd
    PE36 6LX

    20 stalls of high quality goods , delicious refreshments , free entry .
    Raising funds for Thornham

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top