Did you know that Norfolk is said to be the combined sunniest/driest county in the country?!! So with the summer months upon us, Norfolk with its fabulous 90 miles of coastland has to be a destination favourite. Perhaps Norfolk is best known for its man-made Broads, over 125 miles of navigable waterways set amidst stunning countryside, but there is so much more to discover in this county…..Norfolk (aka Nelson’s County- spot the signposts!) is famously known to be the birthplace of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, in the tiny village of Burnham Thorpe, near the glorious and interesting North Norfolk coast. Discover more of the life and times of this illustrious seaman at the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth https://www.nelson-museum.co.uk/. There are many other great coastal towns to explore as well such as Hunstanton, Cromer, Wells-next-the-sea and Sheringham, to name but a few.
Here’s a selection of upcoming events in Norfolk this summer for your enjoyment that have caught our eye…
15 July – World Snail Racing Championships, Congham. For something totally different….!
16-29 July – King’s Lynn Festival Delight in this festival extravaganza of classical, choral, jazz and folk music, as well as talks, exhibitions and films.
Every Wednesday 19 July onwards (for 7 weeks) – Summer Fireworks, Great Yarmouth Central Beach (Free entry) Enjoy live music at the Sea Life Centre Gardens at 8pm before a spectacular firework display starting at 10pm.
22-23 July – Holkham Country Fair, Holkham Hall. Two days of great events celebrating everything countryside, including the Grand Ring entertainment and Showground events, and featuring the Red Arrows on Sunday.
29-30 July – Gorleston Clifftop Festival, Gorleston-on-Sea A cliff-top fun-packed event for all the family including live music, Dog Show (Sat 29th), Strong Man/Woman Competition (Sun 30th) and much more…
12 Aug – Great British Proms, Blickling Hall The National symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis, will be performing a great collection of music from across the home nations, culminating in a spectacular firework display. The British Proms will also be taking place at Bowood (6 Aug), Knebworth House (20 Aug) and Bolesworth Castle (2 Sept).
9-10 Sept – Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival A fantastic opportunity to view traditional and modern Maritime vessels moored on South Quay as well as soaking up the atmosphere with live shanty folk music, arts and crafts demonstrations and the thrills of the Jetski Display Team.
For more ideas on things to do and a selection of our special B&Bs to stay, check out:-