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Iceni Magazine | August 16, 2022

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Have Fun at Some of the Greatest Events in Norfolk

Have Fun at Some of the Greatest Events in Norfolk

Planning to visit Norfolk, UK? Such a wise choice. It is one of the most popular destinations in the UK.

In 2018 alone, there were over 50 million trips to the area contributing £3,337 billion to the county’s economy.

From the Broads National Park, fascinating museums, historic stately homes, ancient medieval churches, nature reserves to the sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone.

However, if you want to savour a real taste of the region’s culture, you should attend some of the popular Norfolk events. Below are some of these must-attend events for your next trip:

  1. Burnham Market Horse Trials

Since gaining international recognition in 2003, the Spring Burnham Market Horse Trials has become one of the most notable events in Norfolk. It is an ideal event for the family, whether you are a riding enthusiast or not.

The course is on undulating farmland in a hilly part of Norfolk and there’s also a water complex on the grounds. Spectator viewing is excellent and you can catch the action from different angles.

You will get an opportunity to see Olympic and Championship athletes showing their mastery on home turf.  Some other attractions include bouncy castles, bungee trampolines for kids, over forty shops, circus workshops, dog displays, great food and drinks and much more.

  1. Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

This is another popular summer event and happens at the Great Yarmouth Britannia. It ranks as one of the biggest outdoor open bowling events in the UK.

There are over 1000 participants, and you can enjoy a lot of fun watching the activities with family and friends. Of course, you have to remember the dress code; Trousers or skirts for ladies and white tops or official bowls clothes with grey trousers for men.

After a day out on the bowling greens, you can sit back and relax with family and friends while enjoying your favourite slot games. For this, you don’t need any dress code as you can now play online if you visit here.

  1. Norfolk’s Folk on the Pier

It takes place at the Pavilion Theatre, The Pier, Cromer and other organised venues.  It features folk-rock and acoustic acts who light up the event every year.

Folk On The Pier is the best show on the North Sea for a good reason. There are afternoon and evening concerts every day. Here, you can catch up with some of the world’s best acts in acoustic-folk, and folk-rock genres.

  1. Great British Cycling Festival

It is a new event, but the excitement and interest it elicited in 2019 showed its potential as an annual event. Featured in the event are the 2019 HSBC UK National Road Championships. The organisers have indicated they will bring the festival back every year. It is a great fun day out for the family.

  1. King’s Lynn Festival

In Summer Norfolk comes to life. During the King’s Lynn Festival, you will find thrilling events across town. Some of the popular events include classical recitals, orchestral concerts, talks, films, exhibitions, jazz, folk, choral, and dozens of fringe events in the area. The festival is in its 69th year and going strong.

The organisers use some of its beautiful historic venues and invite internationally renowned performers. The festival organisers seek to cater to every taste in entertainment making this a must-attend event when in Norfolk.

Final Thoughts

There’s so much to see and do in Norfolk and you might have to come back for more. These events give a glimpse of what the area has to offer. Ready to get dazzled? Welcome to Norfolk.


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