Norfolk Festival of Nature

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017
See website for more information

As the North Norfolk Coast begins to move out of Covid-19 lockdown, and tourism businesses re-open, more planned events are taking place.  These are just listings, so please follow links and check with organisers of events before assuming events are running.

The Norfolk Festival of Nature at Gresham’s, a celebration of the county’s unique countryside, returns to Holt on 16th – 18th June 2017 with a fantastic new line-up!

The opening event on Friday 16 June welcomes well-known television presenters and wildlife lovers Martin Hughes-Games (BBC’s Springwatch) and Iolo Williams (BBC Wales) for an amusing and informative show. The ‘Wildlife Road Trip’ will be packed with facts and fun for the whole family.

The weekend continues with a variety of free events including a nature trail for children from 7-12 years and photography and poetry ‘Wildlife in Nature’ themed competitions. If you are looking for a unique Father’s Day experience, don’t miss the free Fens Falconry event on Sunday 18 June from 10.30am where you can get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful birds of prey.

Friday 16th June at 7.30pm
Wildlife Road Trip
Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams
Tickets £19; concessions £17
Wildlife TV presenters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams have teamed up for an amusing and informative show packed with facts and fun for the whole family. Extremely wild about wildlife, these two brilliant and entertaining enthusiasts will take the audience on a funny and fascinating journey. The tales of their journeys continue to where they are today: well-known and passionate wildlife TV presenters working with the BBC to educate and inspire its audience to connect with and care for the natural world. Here the audience can take a look behind the scenes of wildlife TV presenting and some of the interesting things it entails.

Saturday 17th June at 10.30am-11.15am
Nature Trail
FREE (Please book)
This activity is suitable for 7-12 year olds who should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Children (7-12) are invited to follow a nature trail around Gresham’s School’s beautiful woodlands where they can explore the great outdoors. There’s a hotbed of nature for the children to discover, from fungi to some of the wild flowers and trees that have made Gresham’s woodlands their home. Parents are welcome to purchase lunch from Gresham’s new Britten Building from 11.45am-12.45pm

Saturday 17th June at 1pm-2.30pm
Storytelling in the Woods
Gresham’s Sixth Form pupils share stories in the school’s dramatic and enchanting wooded amphitheatre on the themes of Wildlife in Nature.

Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm
Field Sports - Destruction or Conservation?
FREE (Please book)
Take part in a discussion on the eff ect of field sports on our local environment. Do you think that fi eld sports are a threat to the balance of nature? The speakers who will present an opinion and their insight include:

John Bailey - a Norfolk angler, presenter, author and EDP columnist.
Dr Roger Draycott - Head of Advisory Services for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Simon Reinhold - Assistant Director for the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, Central England.

The talks will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions can be submitted ahead of this event by email to or send by post to Mr Paul Laidler, Gresham’s School, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA.
Please submit your question by 12pm on Saturday 17th June

Sunday 18th June at 10.30am
Father’s Day Special - Fens Falconry
FREE (Please book)
Make Father’s Day special with a visit to Gresham’s to get up close and personal with some of nature’s best designed predators.
Handlers will provide an informative and entertaining talk and, weather permitting, a flying display in the grounds.

Poetry and Photography Open Competition

Price: See website for details

Location: Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Cromer Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EA

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