Kett Event Guide
There are many things to do in Norfolk when you visit on your holiday. Norfolk is a place that offers something for everyone, and that’s reflected in the huge range of events taking place throughout the year across the county. With festivals, concerts, game fairs and markets, to the more unique celebrations like the Cromer Crab Festival, there’s never a dull moment.
Whatever the weather, there are events and attractions to suit all pockets and interests. From zoos to festivals, fairs and historic houses. The county is a great place to participate in many outdoor activities and sports, with the coast and broads both offering opportunities to go boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing, rock-pooling and more. For music lovers there are events like Cromer COAST art & literary festival, for film lovers there is Films Under the Stars at Holkham, and for animal lovers the Sandringham Horse Driving Trials in June.
Some visitors come to Norfolk so that they can attend a specific event, others like to know what’s going on while on holiday. So, we have pulled together The Kett Event Guide which highlights the more interesting things to do over the forthcoming weeks. Check back later to see more events added throughout the year.
If you require any advice on a particular event or in finding the perfect cottage for an event you are attending in the area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kett’s team of local expertise who are always happy to offer advice and guidance.
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Cromer Carnival 2017
Cromer Carnival – Norfolk’s biggest and best carnival! It’s a fun packed time with lots to do leading up to the carnival and of course, during the carnival week itself. Carnival high points include the Procession, Fancy Dress Ball and closing fireworks.
For full details: cromercarnival.co.uk
Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament
Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament started in 1920 and quickly became a popular event attracting entrants from Norfolk and beyond. Today it remains the UK’s largest tennis tournament and arguably the most popular grass tennis tournament in the world.
The tournament takes place on about 38 grass courts located on the southern edge of the famous Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton. It is an open tournament catering for the most experienced players down to enthusiastic beginners. It covers all ages from the senior veterans down to ‘under twelves’ and if time permits there is also a ‘round robin’ for even younger players. Pop along and meet the Kett team!
Soul & Motown
Soul and Motown in Little Massingham Avenue
This Norfolk music venue in Little Massingham Avenue presents a night of Soul and Motown. The headlining band ‘Brass Monkey’ will be delivering an evening of classic tracks, covering the likes of the Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and many more of the best! Brass Monkey’s funky bass lines and their screaming horn section will keep you dancing through the night.
Tickets are on sale now, please purchase here
Sandringham Game and Country Fair
Whole areas devoted to falconry, fishing, wildfowling, archery and many other country sports and pursuits, together with lots of activities for families (and their dogs!) makes this event a true celebration of country living.
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural Park
A must-visit for any families visiting Norfolk, Pensthorpe is located in the heart of the Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe is an exciting outdoor adventure for all the family.
Look out for wildlife, stroll the beautiful gardens and play in the adventure park, no matter what the weather, there’s fun activities to try. When it’s time to relax and refuel, there’s the CourtYard cafe serving delicious food and drink.
Nelson & Norfolk
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill Norwich Norfolk NR1 3JU
Nelson is a big part of Norfolk and this major exhibition brings together some of the most extraordinary objects connected to Admiral Lord Nelson. The bullet, which is usually on display at Windsor Castle has been generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. This is the first time that these objects have ever been presented together in one exhibition and many have not been seen for decades.
Special Exhibitions Ticket only Norfolk and Nelson, 29 July – 1 September 2017 Adults: £6.00; Concession: £5.70; Child (4-18 yrs): £4.80 Mon-Sat: from 10am–5pm Sun: 1–5pm Open Bank Holidays (hours as above). Last admission half an hour before closing.
NEW Pop-Up Event at Houghton Hall
Norfolk by Design’s latest pop-up exhibition at Houghton Hall Stables, encompasses a diverse selection of art and craft by 45 artists and craftspeople inspired by Norfolk. All the work is for sale and it is free to view when you visit the Houghton Hall Estate. Ends September 30th 2017, open 11am to 5pm every Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun and bank holidays. This pop-up is open alongside Earth Sky by Richard Long – an exhibition of sculpture by one of Britain’s most celebrated land artists – installed in the house, gardens and park.
Alternatively you can shop online at https://norfolk-by-design.co.uk/
Amazona Zoo in Cromer is a fun day out for all the family. Home to over 200 animals from tropical South America, including jaguars, monkeys, otters, owls, macaws, parrots, spiders, snakes, flamingos, guinea pigs, iguanas, caimans, pumas and more!
Enjoy exploring each animal habitat and learning new and exciting facts. Based on the North Norfolk coast it’s ideally suited for some coastal exploration afterwards.