Discover exciting events and activities in North Norfolk from August to December 2024. Norfolk is a treasure trove of activities and events, especially in the latter half of the year. Whether you’re a local resident or planning a visit, there’s something for everyone. From vibrant festivals to magical Christmas celebrations, North Norfolk offers a diverse array of experiences. Here’s our guide to the top events and activities happening from August to December 2024.

August: Summer Fun and Festivals


1. North Norfolk Music Festival

Dates: 9th – 16th August 2024
Location: Various venues across North Norfolk

Celebrate the rich musical heritage of Norfolk with the North Norfolk Music Festival. This event showcases both classical and contemporary performances by renowned musicians. Venues include historic churches and intimate spaces across Norfolk, providing a unique experience.

Kite Festival Tickets, Sun 28 Jul 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

2. Hunstanton Kite Festival

Date: Date in August TBC
Location: Hunstanton Beach, only 15 minutes from Fring Estate

The perfect family day out, Hunstanton Kite Festival showcases stunning kite displays, live music, and funfair rides, as well as a dog show and classic car rally. You can even bring your own kite along to join in the fun!

September: Heritage and Outdoor Adventures


3. Heritage Open Days

Dates: September 12-15, 2024
Location: Various historic sites across North Norfolk

Step back in time with Heritage Open Days, where you can explore North Norfolk’s rich history and culture. Many historic buildings and sites, usually closed to the public, open their doors for a limited time offering free tours and special events.

4. Sandringham Game and Country Fair

Dates: September 21-22, 2024
Location: Sandringham Estate, only 10 minutes from Fring Estate

Immerse yourself in country life at the Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Enjoy displays of falconry, dog shows, equestrian events, and traditional country crafts, along with a variety of delicious food stalls!

October: Autumnal Delights and Halloween Fun


5. Norfolk Restaurant Week

Dates: 4th – 8th & 11th – 15th November
Location: Various restaurants across North Norfolk

Indulge in North Norfolk’s culinary delights during Norfolk Restaurant Week. During this week participating restaurants offer special menus at discounted prices, showcasing the best of local produce – we recommend the Rose and Crown at Snettisham, only 8 minutes from Fring Estate.

The Rose & Crown, Snettisham, Norfolk

6. Pumpkin Festival at Pensthorpe 

Dates: October half term, 2024
Location: Pensthorpe, only 25 minutes from Fring Estate

Pensthorpe will be transforming into a land of magic and mystery this October half term for our Pumpkin Festival. Get ready for creepy woodland trails, scary scarecrows and petrifying pumpkin carving – the perfect family day out!

November: Cosy Fires and Winter Warmers


Cliff Top Fireworks Display

7. Clifftop Fireworks Display at Hunstanton

Date: Saturday 3rd November
Location: Hunstanton Clifftop Car Park, only 15 minutes from Fring Estate

One of the largest firework displays in North Norfolk, the clifftop fireworks are a spectacular show and if that wasn’t enough entertainment there is a funfair, stalls, live music with a laser show and a large bonfire!

8. Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair

Dates: 15th -17th November
Location: Sandringham Estate, only 10 minutes from Fring Estate

Kick off your Christmas shopping at the Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair. Browse a wide selection of unique gifts, handmade crafts, and delicious local produce in the beautiful setting of Sandringham Estate.

December: Festive Cheer and Holiday Celebrations


9. The Norfolk Light Express Railway

Dates: 15th November – 1st January 2025
Location: Sheringham, 50 minutes from Fring Estate

Come November, the North Norfolk Railway is transformed into the Norfolk Lights Express. Decorated with multicoloured lights and gliding through the winter nights, passengers can watch in awe at illuminated Christmas scenes from the windows – a truly memorable family experience. 

10. Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Dates: 8th November – December 23rd
Location: Thursford, only 27 minutes from Fring Estate

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is not one to be missed. The largest Christmas show in the country, featuring a cast of 130, this dazzling show combines music, dance, and comedy in a festive extravaganza.

Plan Your Visit to North Norfolk

With such a rich array of events and activities, North Norfolk is the perfect destination for memorable experiences, right through to winter. Whether you’re interested in music, history, outdoor adventures, or festive celebrations, North Norfolk has something to offer everyone. Check availability at Fring Estate and find a cosy cottage to provide the perfect bolthole. 

By keeping an eye on this guide and planning ahead, you’ll ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the excitement happening in North Norfolk during the latter half of 2024. We hope you enjoy your visit!

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