10 Things to do in north Norfolk this weekend

Dancers at last year's Potty Morris and Folk Festival. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dancers at last year's Potty Morris and Folk Festival. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

Mundesley's annual Soap Box Derby, on Saturday from midday-4pm, promises to be bigger and better than ever. As well as a series of races, the event, at Gold Park in the village, will include stalls, a coconut shy, a bouncy castle and a tombola. Entry forms are available from Mundesley Hardware.

Dancers at last year's Potty Morris and Folk Festival. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dancers at last year's Potty Morris and Folk Festival. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

There's a traditional garden fete with fun dog show at Erpingham Rectory gardens, in School Road, from 2pm-5pm on Saturday. Attractions also include a dog agility demonstration, stalls, cakes, games and a Pimms bar. Entry is £1 (under 12s free), with proceeds going towards replacing lead stolen from the church roof last month.

The Bure Valley Railway, which will be handing out free strawberries and cream to passengers this we

The Bure Valley Railway, which will be handing out free strawberries and cream to passengers this weekens.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

The streets of Sheringham will be echoing with the sound of clattering clogs on Saturday and Sunday, when 40 morris dancing sides from all over the country will descend on the town for the annual Potty Festival. The two-day event kicks off on Saturday with a procession through the town, continuing with dancing in the town centre and at the main arena on Lifeboat Plain until 5.30pm. The fun continues into the evening with folk music at the main arena, and on Sunday, when there will be dancing from 10.30am-1.30pm.

The Bure Valley Railway, which will be handing out free strawberries and cream to passengers this we

The Bure Valley Railway, which will be handing out free strawberries and cream to passengers this weekens.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant


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Live music, a barbecue and stalls selling cakes, toys and bric-a-brac are among the attractions at a garden fete running from 1.30pm-4pm at Oakhurst, Top Common, East Runton, on Saturday. The event is in aid of Seizure Alert Dogs.

Norfolk Artisan Fair: Picture: Glyn Kirpalani

Norfolk Artisan Fair: Picture: Glyn Kirpalani - Credit: Archant

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Jay Readings, from North Walsham, is organising a 'VW Bus Cruise' in aid of cancer charity Bloodwise. Leaving North Walsham's Vicarage Street car park at midday, the run will pass through Stalham, Walcott, Mundesley, Cromer and Sheringham, collecting cash along the way. VW camper van owners wanting to join the crusie are welcome and donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jay-readings

Keen cyclists of all ages can sign up for a sponsored bike ride in aid of Corpusty Primary School on Sunday. The ride, which follows either a six-mile or a 12-mile route, starts at 10am from the Duke's Head pub in the village, with registration from 9.30am on the village green. There will be a fete and a barbecue afterwards, with medals presented to all youngsters taking part. Sponsorship forms are available at the school, the Spar shop and the Duke's Head.

Ten West Runton residents will be opening their gardens to the public from 10am-4pm on Sunday, in an annual event held in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Light lunches and refreshments will be available in some gardens and admission is £5 (children free).

A fantastic range of Norfolk-made food, crafts and drinks will be on sale at the latest Norfolk Artisan Fair, running at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne, from 10am-4pm on Sunday. Entry and parking is free.

Tuck in to some classic British summer fare on The Bure Valley Railway, which will be handing out free strawberries and cream to passengers travelling on Saturday and Sunday. Trains run between 10am and 5pm on both days and return tickets are priced £13 (children £6.50, under 5s free).

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