Royal Wedding events in North Norfolk

The wedding of the year is only a day away - and to help with plans for what to do on the big day, there is a host of events taking place across North Norfolk to mark Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Some people have been starting their celebrations early.

Staff and children from North Walsham Childminding Group , who together with Kidzone and Kingfisher Kids Club, held a Royal Wedding Street Fair at North Walsham Scout Hut last week.


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Children ranging from babies right up to 12-years-old joined in with Royal competitions and quizzes, and two lucky youngsters were picked as the 'bride and groom' for the day, eight-year-old Alisha Redgrave and Ian Glover, 11.

Sally Lee who helped organised the event, said: 'It has been fantastic, we have had about 50 children here.'

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Royal Wedding Events

April 28

Blakeney: From 1.15pm on April 28, Blakeney Primary School and pre-school children dressed as princes and princesses stage 'royal procession' through the village.

April 29

Aylsham: Street party on Crompton Road 1.30pm onwards.

Blakeney: The Blakeney Hotel, The Quay 10.30am, April 29 - Large screen television coverage followed by light finger buffet, tea and coffee. Bar available. �9.50 per person. Pre-booking essential on 01263 740797.

Cromer: Picnic and party on Pier, start at 12.30pm on the east beach with a sand castle-building competition, followed by a street party on the pier and then 4pm - 6pm a disco, dancing and games on the pier forecourt. Tickets are �2.50 and are on sale at the recpetion of the Red Lion Hotel.

Cromer: Ringing of church bells of St Peter and St Paul Church from 10.15am, and at 11am - celebratory cry from town crier outside church and then the planting of a commemorative rose bush - North Lodge.

Gresham School - 8.45am - 3.40pm Range of events including wedding breakfast on Kenwyn lawn for parents and pupils, zorbing, cooking, table-top treasure huny and other activities all day.

Neatishead Village party - at the New Victory Hall from 10.30am onwards with the chance to watch the wedding on a big screen inside the hall. The hall will then remain open for the rest of the day for people to bring picnics etc.

Overstrand: White Horse pub, Royal Mr and Mrs Competition from 9.30pm onwards. Entry fee �2.50 per couple in aid of Sidestrand School Playground Appeal.

Reepham: Royal Fun Run, 10km fun from Whitwell Station and a 5km walk from Themelthorpe Station. Followed by afternoon tea and afternoon of activities including tug-of-war, face painting and bouncy castle. Free event.

Sheringham: The Mo Museum, flag decorating workshop for youngsters 1.30pm – 2.30pm. In the evening, songs inspired by the coming of spring and the Royal wedding with the Broadland Youth Choir , from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets can be booked by contacting Laura Crossley on 01263 824482 / laura.crossley@sheringhammuseum.co.uk, or can be bought at the museum shop during usual museum opening hours.

Skeyton: Village Hall - 3pm - 5pm Royal wedding tea party with children's fancy dress, egg and spoon race and craft tables.

Southrepps: Church Street will host a street party and fayre. for local residents only. 12.30-6pm - St. James Church open (tower open 2-4pm), 1pm - Bring a picnic, Church Street, 2pm - Mick Murphy New Orleans Four, Church Street, 3pm-4.30pm - children's fun sports event, recreation ground, 5pm - organ recital, St James Church, 7.30pm - dancing to Chibber, Vernon Arms

Other events and attractions include, bouncy castle and swings, barbecue, raffle, balloon race, guess the weight

of the cake and face painting. Optional fancy dress - competition for the best Prince and Princess.

To order a commemorative mug - free to all residents in Southrepps, 16 years old and under, call 01263 833388.

For more information on the events, call 01263 834030 or visit www.southrepps-fayre.com

Stalham: Royal Wedding street party and fair being held on the High Street from 2pm onwards.

Suffield: The parish council is organising a village picnic on Cooks Lane. The road will be closed from 12pm to 8pm.

Swanton Abbott - Jolly Farmers pub Royal garden party all day,

West Runton: Street party in Water Lane, 11.30am onwards,

April 30

Buxton: Buxton Village hall from 2pm holding a community celebration of the Royal Wedding, includes Active Norfolk taster/demonstrations of various sports as well as stalls, children's activities tombola & a raffle.

Local children will be performing a short concert in the local church and there is a 'bring & share tea' from 4.30pm.

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