Large variety of community events planned to celebrate Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 15:14 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 23 May 2018

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Scores of events have now been organised to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day this summer.

Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on July 27.

Below is a list of what events have been organised so far:

■Lamberts building material store on Whiffler Road, Norwich, will be offering in-store discounts, hosting a barbecue and inviting tool and construction suppliers to give demonstrations, 01603 422101.

■Open day and tour at Woodspring House residential care home, Bridge Street, Fakenham, 10.30am-4.30pm, 07775 722441, Tea and coffee will be served in the Orangery, alongside activities, and a barbecue with music by Banjo-Man will start at 2.30pm.

■Roys of Wroxham will be showcasing its local food and drink suppliers as well as giving out samples of the goods. During the weekend of July 28/29 the store will have promotions on Norfolk produce. During the run up to Norfolk Day there will be a giveaway to win a hamper full of Norfolk items on the Roys of Wroxham Facebook page.

■Notcutts Garden Centre on Daniels Road, Norwich, will be hosting Norfolk-related activities during the day.

■Norfolk Comedy Festival, Green Dragon Tavern, Church Street, Wymondham, from 2pm-7pm on Sunday, July 29, starring Normal For Norfolk, Second Hand Scott and Other Nonsense, Alex Oliver, The Intellectual Hooligans, Harrison Salter, Dom Mackie, That Was The Quiz That Was, Hooma Comedy presents Tom Fitzhigham (£6.50), @hoomacomedy, 01953 607907.

■Barbecue night, live music, Norfolk food and drink, Beach Café, Beach Road, Wells, from 5pm, 01328 713055.

■Creative writing courses bringing together collection of real-life stories about local people, Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich, for people aged 16+, Saturday, May 26, 9.30am,


■Children’s competition to design a religious stole, St Peter Mancroft church, Chantry Road, Norwich, for 8-12-year-olds, entries in by June 8 to, visit for details.

■Celebration of the Sea menu, Yaxham Waters Holiday Park, Dereham Road, Dereham, celebrating coastal produce from Norfolk, all day,

■Enterprise Centre open day, the Enterprise Centre, Research Park, University of East Anglia, University Drive, Norwich, tours, afternoon tea, beach party,

■Free entry to Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Bridewell Alley, Norwich, all day,

■Free entry to Stranger’s Hall museum, Charing Cross, Norwich, all day,

■Family activities inspired by Paston Treasure Trail, Norwich Castle, all day,

■Library events across the county including family-friendly story walks at eight spots around Norfolk, countywide.

■Bunting display by Barford, Wramplingham and District WI around bus shelter to raise awareness of WI and Norfolk WI contribution to Norfolk Bus Forum, 01603 759747, email Sandra Tovee on

■Children’s cake decorating activity and competition by Caister-on-Sea WI, Caister Community Centre, Beach Road, Caister, registration forms are available from the community centre, email Ruth Bond on

■Members of Norwich All Saints WI helping out at Salvation Army soup kitchen and giving out cakes, Norwich, email Kathy Riviere on

■The Pickenhams’ WI is decorating the Blue Lion pub in North Pickenham and giving out Norfolk cake and sandwiches during the day, Blue Lion pub, Houghton Lane, email Melanie Cousins on

■Members of Rock Buns and Rolling Pins WI will give out lavender posies to people in North Walsham, email Juliet Wright on

■Sheringham WI is hosting a Norfolk cake stall, Ottendorf Gree, Sheringham, email Liz Withington on

■Members of Southery WI will do a litter pick in Southery and sing hymns and host afternoon tea in the village church.

■Members of Swallowtail WI in Sprowston will hide painted garden rocks with WI-themed designs in the area, working with the Norfolk Rocks UK group, residents can take part, email Szara Froud on

■Erpingham and Calthorpe WI will be serving morning coffee, tea and cakes at Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Erpingham, 10am-noon. Walking maps and history booklets on the local area will be available for sale at the village hall from 9am. WI crafts and the group’s project to create a textile map of the village will also be on show.

■Celebrating Norfolk Service, Ecumenical Celebration for Christians, St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, 9.30am.

■Coffee morning by Attleborough WI, Attleborough Town Hall, Queen’s Square, 10am-1pm.

■Special restaurant menu and offers, Downham Home and Garden Store restaurant, Stonecross Lane, Downham Market.

■Norfolk community photo challenge, competition for pictures celebrating community life/groups across the county, deadline for entries May 31, email, 01603 623958,

■Pop-up Porkstork stall, House of Fraser at intu Chapelfield, Norwich, 9am-7pm, more than 20 Norfolk food and drink producers selling their products.

■Fun day, Lathams of Potter Heigham, Bridge Road, local craft stalls, children’s entertainment and live local music, time TBC.

■Catton Afternoon Townswomen’s Guild party, Lecture Room at Rosebery Road Methodist Church, Norwich, 2-4.30pm, games, quiz, tea and cakes.

■Flower festival, Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street, July 27, 28, 29, Old Bootiful theme.

■Norfolk-themed menu, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital main restaurant, contact Richard Hughes on 07725144334 or

■Art competition for young people, supported by Norfolk County Council, closes on June 30, email digital entries to, including the child’s name, age, category and contact detail.

■Finals day for the Lawn Tennis Association Summer County Cup, Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Cromer Road, 10am-close, 01263 513741.

■Celebrating Community-Understanding Mental Health talk, All Saints’ Church, Belton, 2pm-5.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm, 01493 780822, 01493 780776.

■Bee Painting Day, Paint Pots, Downham Market High Street, customers can paint bee-shaped pottery, 11am-4pm, 01366 386189.

■Norfolk Day menu, The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross, TBC, 01508 492497.

■Triorca international youth orchestra performance at OPEN Norwich, Bank Plain, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £20/£15, 01603 763111,

■The Assembly House afternoon tea, Norwich, 12-5pm, 01603 626402.

■Totally Broads free family fun day, Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, 11am-3pm, 01603 756089,

■Norwich Cathedral talent showcase, time TBC, submissions should call 01603 218300 or email Tracy O’Hara on

■North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust cruise from Ebridge Mill to Spa Common and canal history walk, 10am/noon/2pm/4pm from Ebridge Mill, £7.50, 07585 160772, visit for more information

■Wherry Hathor boat open day, How Hill, all day,

■Parish in Bloom Flower Festival, Hempstead, Lessingham and Eccles, time TBC,

■206-mile county motorcycle ride, from 9am, 01366 728040,,

■Family Fair, All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, Scratby, 10am-4pm.

■The Eaton Experience golf tournament, taster session and barbecue, Eaton Golf Club, Newmarket Road, 3pm, 01603 451686.

■Free fitness classes for all ages and abilities, Norwich Fitness Club, Drayton High Road, Drayton, all day, 07867 780364.

■First training session organised by Proud Canaries (Official Norwich City Football Club LGBT fans and friends group), time TBC,

■Cast In Stone garden ornaments, in Wendling, is doing a special commemorative cast, time TBC, 07888 832444,

■Free entry to Museum of the Broads and Victorian steamboat trips to Barton Broad, Staithe Road, Stalham, 10am-4.30pm, there will be a charge for boat trips, 01692 581681,

■Aylsham celebration, Aylsham Care Trust, time TBC, 01263 733385.

■Trenowath Place, King’s Lynn, residents’ barbecue, 3pm, 07845745142.

■Private garden party, Burgh House Residential Care Home, Burgh Castle, for residents and families only.

■Sainsbury Centre exhibitions, Norwich, two for one entry to SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990 on July 27, 10am-6pm, £12/£10.50 concessions, 01603 593199.

■Bowlers’ fun day, Dereham Indoor Bowling Club, Station Road, time TBC, 01362 693419.

■Barbecue, cream tea and entertainment, Halsey House Care Home, Cromer, 11am-noon/1.30pm-2.30pm, 01263 517938.

■Norfolk Day meal at Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk Day meal, 5pm-9pm, 07786 694325,

■Music concert by guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, Park House Hotel, Sandringham Estate, 5pm, 01553 764864,

■Gig in the Park, Diss Park, talent competition for young performers, July 27-29,

■Street food and local beers being sold at community event, the Fox Inn, Garboldisham, all day,

■Sheringham Golf Club tournament, auction, raffle, time TBC, 01263 823488.

■A Taste of Norfolk menu, Warwick Street Social, Warwick Street, Norwich,

■Cribbage tournament between five Norfolk cribbage leagues, 7.30pm-10.30pm, location TBC, contact Siv Sears, 07478 879152.

■Craft stalls and entertainment, the Lacon Arms, Hemsby, 01493 733281.

■Live poetry reading, Banningham Crown, Banningham, 8pm, will include an open mic session and charity raffle and sales of poetry books for North Walsham-based dementia support group, Cameo Café, 01263 733534.

■Live painting demonstration of Norwich Market by John Patchett, 10am-2pm, 01502 710491.

■Limited edition Norfolk Day Sunrise and Norfolk Day Sunset beers by Norfolk Brewhouse sold across 70 pubs, 01328 878495.

■Children’s treasure hunt and Beetle drive, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 4-6pm (treasure hunt) and 7.30pm (Beetle drive), 01692 670852/ 01692 670878 to book.

■Live theatre, Woodforde’s Brewery, Woodbastwick, Strange Fascination Theatre performance of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 7pm, £12 adults/£7 children (six-16 years)/free for children under five, £35 for a family ticket, 01603 720353, 01603 720003,

■Pop-up stall on Norwich Market by Seasons Bounty (marmalade/jam producer), unit 14, from July 23-July 28, 9am-5pm, selling 60 Norfolk Day jams, 07707029940.

■Family fun day about reed cutting and Norfolk wildlife, the New Inn, Rockland St Mary, all day, 01508 538211.

■Charity competition to name Norfolk Day beer made by Woodforde’s Brewery, visit to enter by May 31.

■Public survey by Wildcraft Brewery to create Norfolk Day beer, suggestions provided via a survey by the middle of May, search Wildcraft Brewery on Facebook. Visit

■Sports demonstrations and open park morning, Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Beach Road, all day, 01493 733610.

■Norfolk-themed barbecue and beer festival, Thomas Paine Hotel, Thetford, 01842 750372.

■A Slice of Norfolk WI life, free open house at headquarters of Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes, Evelyn Suffield House, All Saints Green, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm, 01603 624580.

■BeWILDerwood photo competition, visitors can take pictures of themselves at the attraction’s Trecherous Trail with Norfolk Marshes, share on social media using #NorfolkDay, #BeWILDerwood and #NorfolkMarshes, 01692 633033.

■Aylsham Country Market, Aylsham Town Hall, 8.30am-noon, 01263 862396.

■Two free tours of historic Britons Arms Coffee House, Elm Hill, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.

■City sightseeing bus tour around Norwich, leaves Castle Meadow at 4.30pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.

■Free backstage tour of Norwich Theatre Royal, 11am, book by July 13 by calling 01603 598542.

■Evacuees-themed afternoon tea and dance event, Dereham Meeting Point, St Withburga Lane, 1940s dress code, time TBC,, 01362 698866.

■Buy Local Norfolk challenge, shoppers are being encouraged to buy local for a week through the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce project.

■Spirit Motorsport is getting involved.

■Green Farm Coffee expressed an interest in getting involved.

■Pavilion Big Band expressed an interest in getting involved.

■Norfolk Saffron expressed an interest in getting involved.

■NorseCare homes will be putting on events.

■Wymondham Dementia Support Group will be making a special Cromer trip.

■Norwich Harmony ladies’ barbershop chorus expressed an interest in taking part.

■Reeverberate Ceilidh will perform traditional folk tunes and Norfolk sea shanties, Millenium Plain, Norwich, 1pm-4pm.

■Barbecue, store discounts and tool demonstrations, Lamberts supply store, Whiffler Road, Norwich, time TBC, 01603 422119.

■Scarecrow competition, location and time TBC, organised by MESH Neighbourhood Project in Gorleston.

■Street party, Hermitage Close, Acle, time TBC.

■Thatching Open Day, Church of St John, Maddermarket, Pottergate, Norwich, talks taking place every hour from 10am-4pm.

■Are you arranging a Norfolk Day event? Email details, including times, locations and contact details, to, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.


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