North Norfolk Events

Much-loved TV and storybook character Thomas the Tank Engine peep-peeped his way along the tracks at the North Norfolk Railway this weekend, as part of one of the attraction’s most popular annual events for youngsters.


A North Walsham student will lead a summer of festivities in Cromer after being unveiled as this year’s Carnival Queen.

A Norwich painter’s portrait of a Norfolk MP has led to him being selected for a prestigious national exhibition for a second time.

Norman Lamb

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

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Hundreds of classic cars from all over the county will be lining up at Sheringham’s main car park on Sunday, for the start of North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club’s (NNCVC) annual St George’s Day run.


The British reggae band UB40 has announced they will perform at Holkham Hall as part of their UK summer tour.

United Kingdom

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson was expected to be one of the star attractions at a new festival celebrating the Sixties in Cromer this weekend.

North Norfolk District Council

A Swaffham piper saved the day when a marching band was unable to fulfil its promise to lead an annual parade of 500 Scouts from all over north Norfolk.

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Sheringham carnival committee members are appealing for community-minded young women to take a starring role in this year’s festivities by entering the carnival queen selection event, which takes place at the Two Lifeboats Hotel this week.

From Aylsham to the Wherryman, we have some of our favourite Broads walking and cycling routes.

They draw their performers from all over the country and have performed on some of the biggest stages in the world but, for at least one member of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), playing in Norfolk this summer will feel like a homecoming.

National Trust

Headgear on show at Sheringham’s annual Easter bonnet parade ranged from traditional hats adorned with rabbits, chicks and daffodils, to wacky creations including a Mr Potato Head-inspired Humpty Dumpty topper and a spring garden complete with real grass and knitted carrots.

David Gooch

Stunt bikers from Brazil lead an international line-up of entertainers from around the world at the circus in north Norfolk over Easter.


Want something to do this long Easter weekend? Here are some fun days out ideas.

National Trust

Dates to get in your diary if you don’t want to miss out on splendid leafy havens.


In 1984, having scandalised the art world, outraged the music scene and been branded one of the “wreckers of civilisation” by a Tory MP, Cosey Fanni Tutti did something even more shocking. She moved from inner-city London to rural north Norfolk.


Russell Kane and Mark Watson are among the big comedy names that have been announced for the this years Laugh In The Park Festival.

University of East Anglia

A friendly frog, a yellow chick and a greedy magpie were just some of the characters welcoming youngsters and their families to an Easter egg hunt held at Sheringham beauty spot Pretty Corner.

North Norfolk District Council

Spring visitors in their hundreds flocked to see newborn lambs this weekend, at a series of open days held at Felbrigg Hall Farm, near Cromer.

National Trust

They are learning to pick a pocket or two… but a young Fagin’s Gang is also helping to raise honest funds to improve a community theatre.

Debbie Thompson

Thinking of heading out for lunch this Easter Sunday? Save on the cooking and try the tasty food at one of these great places in the county.


Archant’s entertainment reporter Stacia Briggs travelled to Manchester for an exclusive interview with chart-toppers Take That at the launch of the band’s new musical, aptly named The Band, ahead of tickets going on sale for their Norwich show today. Here, she gives us an insight into what we can expect...


To celebrate a new book highlighting some of our best places to go wild in the country, we look at some of East Anglia’s locations to go off-grid.

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It is one of the biggest weeks of the year in north Norfolk, with visitors travelling from far and wide.

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