Local Attractions

There is so much to do in this part of Norfolk, in low season as well as high, that I cannot even try to list everything.   Below are some of the main attractions that we enjoy time and time again.  Whether you like walks in the countryside or on the beach, sailing, shopping, stately homes, bird-watching or even the fun of the fair (at Hunstanton) there is something for everyone.  The difficulty you will have is choosing what to do or where to go next.


Burnham Holkham Bay View Hunstanton Beach


Fun Family Norfolk Events for 2015

All perfectly located, just a few miles from Manningham House


6 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug   Farmers' Market at Bircham Windmill

21 April-20 October                                  Guided walks - Holkham National Nature Reserve (monthly.  See Holkham website for details)

26 April, 31 May and 14 June                   Care Rally at Sandringham (see website for details of cars)

2-4 May                                                  Day out with Thomas, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham

2-4 May                                                   Pedal Norfolk Cycling Festival (based at Holkham Hall)

3-4 May                                                 Craft Fair at Bircham Windmill

24 May                                                  Spring Tours of the Private Gardens at Holkham Hall (11am, 1pm and 3pm)

25 May                                                  Country Day at Bircham Windmill

28-31 May                                              Suburu Houghton International (Houghton Hall)

27 May-24 August                                    Walled Gardens Discovery Day at Holkham Hall (6 days - check website)

28-31 May                                             Houghton Horse Trials

3 June-14 October                                    Deer Discovery Walks (6 days - check website)

7 June                                                      Open Farm Sunday at Holkham Hall

12-14 June                                              Summer Diesel Gala, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham

17-19 June                                              Beer Festival, Sheringham

26-28 June                                              Sandringham Driving Trials (horses

28 June                                                   'Music under the Sails of Bircham Windmill' 3pm

28 June                                                   Hunstanton Carnival

2 July, 16 July and 3 Sept                         Walled Gardens Ramble at Holkham Hall

5 July                                                     National Garden Scheme Open Day (including Ringstead)

12 July and 16 August                               Car Rally at Sandringham (see website for details of cars)

18 July                                                      Burnhams Flower Show and Carnival

19 July                                                      Summer Tours of the Private Gardens at Holkham Hall (11am, 1pm and 3pm)

22 July,5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug      Outdoor theatre performances at Holkham Hall

25- 26 July                                                 Holkham Country Fair

26 July                                                     RNLI Open Day with Beach BBQ, Wells

29 July                                                      Sandringham Flower Show

31 July-9 August                                      Wells Carnival

2-9 August                                               Norfolk Open Churches Week

4 Aug                                                       RNLI Sandcastle Competition, Old Hunstanton Beach

8-9 August                                               Sandringham Food Festival

11 August                                                Gamekeeper Discovery Day at Holkham Hall(11am-4pm)

 15 August                                               Burnham Market Craft Fair

24 August                                                Bread Festival at Bircham Windmill

25 Aug, 27 Aug, 1 Sept                            Bat Discovery Walk at Holkham Hall

29 Aug-31 Aug                                      Wolferton Scarecrow Festival, Wolferton

4-6 September                                         Grand Steam Gala, Sheringham

4-6 September                                        Pirate Festival, Wells

5-6 September                                         North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival at Holkham Hall

12-13 September                                     Sandringham Game and Country Fair

19-21 September                                     Hunstanton Lifestyles Festival (extreme sports and culture)

20 September                                          North Norfolk Triathlon

20-21 Sept                                             Burnham Market Horse Trials 2

22 Sept-5 Oct                                          North Norfolk Restaurant Week

26-27 September                                     Holkham Plant Fair (10am-5pm)

10 Oct and 24 Oct                                    Deer Safari at Holkham

18 October                                               Autumn Tours of the Private Gardens at Holkham Hall (11am, 1pm and 3pm)

24-31 October                                          Hallowe'en Week at North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham

25 Oct-31 Oct                                           Hallowe'en at Holkham Hall

20-22 November                                       Sandringham Christmas Fair

4-5 December                                           Diva Opera at Holkham Hall

4-6 December                                            Deepdale Christmas Fair, Burnham Deepdale

5-24 December                                          Santa Specials, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham

12 December                                           Christmas Tide, Wells - Santa, fireworks, procession...

12-13 December                                      Christmas theatre at Holkham Hall (details to follow)

18-Mon 21 December                               An Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham Hall

25 December                                            Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim (advance registration necessary)

26 Dec-3 January                                      Mince Pie Specials, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham