• What’s On in Norfolk

Make the most of your holiday or short break in North Norfolk.

Below you can find a list of local seasonal events in Wells-Next-the-Sea, Fakenham, Holt, Burnham Market, etc and surrounding areas. If you want to organise your own special event, Cranmer’s function room  is available for booking and conveniently located at our luxury holiday cottages.

December

Santa Specials North Norfolk Railway
Thursford Christmas Thursford
Family Christmas Events Blickling Hall
Childrens Theatre Holkham
Christmas Celebrations Holkham
Deepdale Xmas market Burnham Deepdale
Fakenham Races Fakenham Races
Santa’s Grotto Felbrigg Hall
Carols in the Courtyard Felbrigg Hall
Royal Christmas Sandringham
Santa Floodlit feed Pensthorpe
Steam Mini Gala North Norfolk Railway
Mince Pies North Norfolk Railway
Countryside Counts Day Fakenham Racese
Estate Walks Felbrigg Hall

January

Steam Mini Gala North Norfolk Railway
Mince Pies North Norfolk Railway
Countryside Counts Day Fakenham Races
Estate Walks Felbrigg Hall
After Christmas Walk Sheringham Park
Textiles on the Edge Time & Tide Museum Gt Yarmouth
Festival of Winter Walks – Norfolk Ramblers

February

Snowdrop Walk Walsingham Abbey
Ballet Norwich Theatre Royal
Bee A Nature Explorer Pensthorpe
History Comes to Life Felbrigg Hall
Scira Viking Festival Sheringham
Lamb Feeding Sessions Wroxham Barns
Storytelling Week BeWILDerwood
Teddy Bear Express Bure Valley Railway

March

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Felbrigg Hall
Steam Gala North Norfolk Railway
The Later Life Show Norfolk Showground
Eastern County Vintage Tractor Show Norfolk Showground
Circus of Horrors Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth
King’s Lynn Fiction Festival

April

Marble Hall Concert Holkham Hall
Eggstravaganza Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens
Wild About the Wensum Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens
Norfolk Boat Jumble Royal Norfolk Showground
Spring Fling Royal Norfolk Showground
East Anglian Game & Country Fair Royal Norfolk Showground
Family events Norfolk Wildlife Trust

May

National Hunt  Fakenham Races
Thomas the Tank Engine  North Norfolk Railway
Murder Mystery Nights  North Norfolk Railway
Rhododendrons Sheringham Park
Point to Point Fakenham Races
May National Fakenham Races
Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Fantastic Foxley Weekend 
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Go Wild at Barton Broad
Cromer Crab & Lobster Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Houghton Hall International Horse Trials
Houghton Hall Midsummer Literary Ball
Norfolk Open Studios Arts Festival

September

1940s weekend North Norfolk Railway
Sandringham Game & Country Fair Sandringham
Norfolk Heritage Open Days

October

National Hunt  Fakenham Races
Thomas the Tank TBC North Norfolk Weekend
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Children’s Wildlife Watch, Holkham
Vintage Fair Pensthorpe Widlife & Gardens
Trick or Treat Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens

November

National Hunt Fakenham Races
Christmas Fair Sandringham
Christmas Tide Wells-next-the-Sea
Santa Specials North Norfolk Railway
Christmas lights switch on Holt
Christmas lights switch on Burnham Market
Norfolk Antiques Fair Norfolk Showground
Norfolk Craft & Gift Fair Norfolk Showground

June

Summer Diesel Gala North Norfolk Railway
Ladies’ Day Fakenham Racecourse
Sandringham Driving Trials Sandringham
Norfolk Open Studios
Norfolk Ale & Music Festival 
Norfolk Showground Royal Norfolk Show
Classic Car Show Sheringham

July

Vintage Transport Festival  N Norfolk Railway
12th Annual Beer Festival N Norfolk Railway
Holkham Country Fair  Holkham Hall
Worstead Festival Worstead
Langham Street Fayre Langham
Sandringham Flower Show Sandringham
Festival on the Farm Gressenhall

August

Wells Carnival Wells-Next-The-Sea
Sheringham Carnival Sheringham
Mundesley Festival Mundesley
Cromer Carnival Cromer
Attic Tours Felbrigg Hall
Crafts, Art & Sculpture Fair Sandringham
Butterfly Day Fairhaven Woodland
Mediaeval Extravaganza Pensthorpe
Norfolk Antique Fair Norfolk Showground
All About Gardening Norfolk Showground
All About Dogs Norfolk Showground
Sundown Festival Norfolk Showground
Summer Concerts Binham Priory

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    Toby aged 8
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    Dave & Wendy Hardaway – and the family!
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    Jeanette and Ian Sumler- Hutchinson
  • There is so much more on offer. Quiet lanes linking pretty villages with duck ponds and great pubs, watch out for the wild life on the way, brown hares and barn owls don’t seem very shy as they go about their business.

    Jeanette and Ian Sumler- Hutchinson
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    The Reeves family
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    Worthington family
  • Our first winter stay and it was even better than we had hoped for! A beautiful place to relax in comfort, fill your lungs with fresh air and spend some time with the most hospitable owners, Lynne and John, who have become friends over the eight years we have been visiting. Thank you.

    Jones Family, January
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    The Irving Family
  • We very much enjoyed our stay in the lovely warm surroundings of Woodpecker Cottage. Heated pool absolute bliss for early morning swims with the added bonus of splendid views of extensive countryside through those huge windows. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will be back soon.

    Mark and Jo
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    The Wrench family
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    Myra Quick
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    Owl cottage guest
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    Eleanor Denton
  • Our family love visiting Cranmer Country Cottages and we have returned for the past 4 years. We all feel like its ‘home from home’ and are always made to feel so welcome by the wonderful staff. The children particularly love the yummy handmade chocolates on arrival and they are so excited to jump straight in the pool after our long journey from Hampshire. It is so worth the drive! It is brilliantly located for fantastic family days out and long strolls on amazing beaches. We have so many lovely memories

    The Bensons – Hampshire
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    Garden House, August 2015
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  • I really loved Norfolk. The cottage is so so so great and the pool was the best. Everyone absolutely loved it – we thought we should have stayed a whole week. I wish I could stay forever. Bye Bye!

    Isla aged 7
  • We have just been here for three nights but so wish we were able to stay a week! Thank you so much and we wish you every success with this venture which is truly excellent

    Mallinson family Norfolk
  • Probably the coldest week in the last 12 months; ice, snow and very cold! Nevertheless we had a good time. It was always lovely to return to the warm welcoming cottage. We experimented by cooking with the Rayburn – great fun and good results. Try it!

    Alan & Jenny Suffolk