Events | May 2017


Here are loads of excuses for visiting the beautiful North Norfolk Coast throughout the year.  We list both our own events and local North Norfolk Coast events we think you might enjoy.  The listings here include festivals, courses, concerts, guided walks, quizzes, activity breaks and festive celebrations - All great reasons for staying at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping.

 

 

Pop Up Shops | North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Nutty Crafts & KCR Crafts, Sue Welfare’s Making Things & Flitz Fotos in the beach huts this week. | Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB  

Pop Up Shops
Thursday 27 April 2017 to Tuesday 2 May 2017
North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Nutty Crafts & KCR Crafts, Sue Welfare’s Making Things & Flitz Fotos in the beach huts this week.

 

Field to Fork Tractor Trailer  | Farming without having to put your wellies on! | Holkham Hall  

Field to Fork Tractor Trailer
Saturday 29 April 2017 to Monday 1 May 2017
Farming without having to put your wellies on!

 

Huge Charity Book Sale | A huge CHARITY book sale in aid of Friends of Morston Church is taking place in Morston on the North Norfolk Coast. | Morston Barn, Binham Lane, Morston, North Norfolk Coast, NR25 7AA (Just off the coast road in Morston on the North Norfolk Cost)  

Huge Charity Book Sale
Saturday 29 April 2017 to Monday 1 May 2017
A huge CHARITY book sale in aid of Friends of Morston Church is taking place in Morston on the North Norfolk Coast.

 

Early Summer Exhibition | An exciting selection of new work for early summer | Bircham Gallery, 14 Market Place, Holt, North Norfolk NR25 6BW  

Early Summer Exhibition
Saturday 29 April 2017 to Wednesday 24 May 2017
An exciting selection of new work for early summer

 

Norfolk by Design | A showcase of more than 40 of Norfolk’s finest artists, designers and craftspeople | The Stables, Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, North Norfolk PE31 6EU  

Norfolk by Design
Sunday 30 April 2017 to Saturday 30 September 2017
A showcase of more than 40 of Norfolk’s finest artists, designers and craftspeople

 

Parkland History Tour | Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Parkland History Tour
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.

 

Pop Up Shops | North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host CeeCees  & Westfield Forge in the beach huts this week. | Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB  

Pop Up Shops
Thursday 4 to Tuesday 9 May 2017
North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host CeeCees & Westfield Forge in the beach huts this week.

 

Folk on the Pier | Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England’s beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg as  

Folk on the Pier
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May 2017
Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England’s beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg as "the Best Gig on the North Sea"

 

Poetry next the Sea | This year’s theme is Beyond Frontiers which will also be the subject for the symposium on Sunday 7th May.  | Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast  

Poetry next the Sea
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May 2017
This year’s theme is Beyond Frontiers which will also be the subject for the symposium on Sunday 7th May.

 

Wild About the Wensum | Now in it's 11th year, this community event celebrates the natural beauty and importance of the Wensum Valley in a fun and informative way, with this year's theme being   

Wild About the Wensum
Saturday 6 May 2017
Now in it's 11th year, this community event celebrates the natural beauty and importance of the Wensum Valley in a fun and informative way, with this year's theme being "Endangered Species: Children in the Countryside".

 

Fakenham Races | Spend your Friday enjoying a day out at Fakenham Races! | The Racecourse, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NA  

Fakenham Races
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Spend your Friday enjoying a day out at Fakenham Races!

 

Field to Fork Guided Tour | What better introduction to the Field to Fork Experience than a guided tour through sights, sounds, stories and even tastes. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Field to Fork Guided Tour
Tuesday 9 May 2017
What better introduction to the Field to Fork Experience than a guided tour through sights, sounds, stories and even tastes.

 

Coastal Photography Workshop  | Taking a stroll along the Norfolk coast can be an awe-inspiring experience at this time of the year offering a rich diversity of natural subjects to photograph. | Holkham National Nature Reserve, North Norfolk Coast  

Coastal Photography Workshop
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Taking a stroll along the Norfolk coast can be an awe-inspiring experience at this time of the year offering a rich diversity of natural subjects to photograph.

 

Parkland History Tour | Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Parkland History Tour
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.

 

Pop Up Shops | North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Warlingham Wines & Charmaine’s Country Collection in the beach huts this week. | Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB  

Pop Up Shops
Thursday 11 to Tuesday 16 May 2017
North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Warlingham Wines & Charmaine’s Country Collection in the beach huts this week.

 

Ailyn Pérez Concert | Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham.  | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Ailyn Pérez Concert
Friday 12 May 2017
Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham.

 

Norfolk & Norwich Festival | Each May the Festival transforms our city and county with magical and inspirational artistic experiences – some created by artists who live around the corner, others who have travelled from the other side of the world. | Various Venues around Norwich and Norfolk  

Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Friday 12 to Sunday 28 May 2017
Each May the Festival transforms our city and county with magical and inspirational artistic experiences – some created by artists who live around the corner, others who have travelled from the other side of the world.

 

The Hunstanton Fun Dog SHow | Come along and enjoy the best day out for dogs on the Norfolk coast.  There are 12 fun classes to enter with rosettes up to 10th place in each class – With Best in Show and Reserve BIS Trophies. | Glebe House School, Cromer Road, Hunstanton, PE36 6HW  

The Hunstanton Fun Dog SHow
Saturday 13 May 2017
Come along and enjoy the best day out for dogs on the Norfolk coast.  There are 12 fun classes to enter with rosettes up to 10th place in each class – With Best in Show and Reserve BIS Trophies.

 

Bird Identification Workshop | Do you know how to tell a swallow from a swift or a kestrel from a kite? | Holkham, North Norfolk Coast  

Bird Identification Workshop
Sunday 14 May 2017
Do you know how to tell a swallow from a swift or a kestrel from a kite?

 

Sea Kayaking | Brancaster, Cley and Blakeney are renowned areas of natural beauty as well as being havens for many thousands of native and migratory birds. | Brancaster - North Norfolk Coast  

Sea Kayaking
Sunday 14 May 2017
Brancaster, Cley and Blakeney are renowned areas of natural beauty as well as being havens for many thousands of native and migratory birds.

 

Nature Reserve Guided Walks | Take in the seasonal highlights and points of interest of the Holkham National Nature Reserve | Holkham National Nature Reserve, North Norfolk Coast  

Nature Reserve Guided Walks
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Take in the seasonal highlights and points of interest of the Holkham National Nature Reserve

 

Parkland History Tour | Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.  | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Parkland History Tour
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.

 

Pop Up Shops | The North Norfolk Coast for shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host four local artisans & producers in the beach huts this week. | Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB  

Pop Up Shops
Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 May 2017
The North Norfolk Coast for shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host four local artisans & producers in the beach huts this week.

 

Crab & Lobster Festival | A lively weekend celebration of two fine North Norfolk coastal towns, Cromer & Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk’s premier seaside destinations to create a friendly and entertaining weekend event. | Cromer and Sheringham  

Crab & Lobster Festival
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017
A lively weekend celebration of two fine North Norfolk coastal towns, Cromer & Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk’s premier seaside destinations to create a friendly and entertaining weekend event.

 

Spring Garden Tours | Join one of our landscape team to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Spring Garden Tours
Sunday 21 May 2017
Join one of our landscape team to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public.

 

The Georgia Shackleton Trio | For our inaugural Sunday Session at Deepdale Backpackers, we have a real treat; one of the hottest folk acts around, fresh from the launch of their debut album which is garnering great acclaim across the folk and roots music spectrum. | Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8DD  

The Georgia Shackleton Trio
Sunday 21 May 2017
For our inaugural Sunday Session at Deepdale Backpackers, we have a real treat; one of the hottest folk acts around, fresh from the launch of their debut album which is garnering great acclaim across the folk and roots music spectrum.

 

Black Horse Acoustic Session | A free, open acoustic music session | The Black Horse, Castle Rising, West Norfolk  

Black Horse Acoustic Session
Tuesday 23 May 2017
A free, open acoustic music session

 

Parkland History Tour | Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Parkland History Tour
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.

 

Houghton International Horse Trials | The Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.  | Houghton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE  

Houghton International Horse Trials
Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May 2017
The Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.

 

Pop Up Shops | North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Newleaf Woodcraft, So Sweet , Jay Seabrook Printmaker & Cushion Cottage in the beach huts this week. | Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB  

Pop Up Shops
Thursday 25 to Tuesday 30 May 2017
North Norfolk Coast shopping that’s not on the high street from local producers & artisans. Dalegate Market will host Newleaf Woodcraft, So Sweet , Jay Seabrook Printmaker & Cushion Cottage in the beach huts this week.

 

Fakenham Farmers’ Market | A wide variety of fresh local fare, organic foods and quality locally grown produce, plus entertainment and a great atmosphere make this a wonderfully traditional Norfolk market. | Market Square, Fakenham, North Norfolk  

Fakenham Farmers’ Market
Saturday 27 May 2017
A wide variety of fresh local fare, organic foods and quality locally grown produce, plus entertainment and a great atmosphere make this a wonderfully traditional Norfolk market.

 

Sully | The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson River | Amy Robsart Hall, Syderstone PE31 8SD  

Sully
Saturday 27 May 2017
The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson River

 

Surf & Turf Night | We will be using all locally sourced produce and showing off exactly what we at Deepdale Cafe can do. | Deepdale Cafe, Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast  

Surf & Turf Night
Saturday 27 May 2017
We will be using all locally sourced produce and showing off exactly what we at Deepdale Cafe can do.

 

Pedal Norfolk Festival | Get on your bike for three days of events for all levels and ages. | Holkham Hall  

Pedal Norfolk Festival
Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017
Get on your bike for three days of events for all levels and ages.

 

Hare, There & Everywhere! | Join us for half term, where we will be asking the big question - who is the fastest (and slowest) creature in Pensthorpe?  | Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN  

Hare, There & Everywhere!
Saturday 27 May 2017 to Sunday 4 June 2017
Join us for half term, where we will be asking the big question - who is the fastest (and slowest) creature in Pensthorpe? 

 

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios | Over 400 artists exhibiting across Norfolk and Norwich. One of the largest and most successful open studio schemes in the country. | Studios and galleries all over Norfolk  

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios
Saturday 27 May 2017 to Sunday 11 June 2017
Over 400 artists exhibiting across Norfolk and Norwich. One of the largest and most successful open studio schemes in the country.

 

Heydon Tug of War | Please join us for the annual Heydon Tug of War - an afternoon of fun for all the family on Heydon village green. Includes live music, hog roast, games and side stalls. | Heydon, Norfolk  

Heydon Tug of War
Sunday 28 May 2017
Please join us for the annual Heydon Tug of War - an afternoon of fun for all the family on Heydon village green. Includes live music, hog roast, games and side stalls.

 

Pond Dipping | Pop along to Holkham Park for some hands on, fun family activities exploring the wildlife you can find there.  | Holkham Park, North Norfolk Coast  

Pond Dipping
Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 May 2017
Pop along to Holkham Park for some hands on, fun family activities exploring the wildlife you can find there.

 

Fascinating Farming Trail | Visit our exciting, interactive experience all about food and farming at Holkham. | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Fascinating Farming Trail
Tuesday 30 May 2017 to Sunday 4 June 2017
Visit our exciting, interactive experience all about food and farming at Holkham.

 

Field to Fork Tractor Tour | Farming without having to put your wellies on! | Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast  

Field to Fork Tractor Tour
Tuesday 30 May 2017 to Sunday 4 June 2017
Farming without having to put your wellies on!

 

50 Things - Wild Wednesdays | Join our team for a day of 50 things themed family fun on the Norfolk Coast at Brancaster Beach. Fly one of our kites, (or bring your own), try stone skimming, track a wild animal, build an epic sandcastle, or sit back and watch the birdlife or hunt. | Please meet at Brancaster Beach (PE31 8AX), look out for flags & staff.  

50 Things - Wild Wednesdays
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Join our team for a day of 50 things themed family fun on the Norfolk Coast at Brancaster Beach. Fly one of our kites, (or bring your own), try stone skimming, track a wild animal, build an epic sandcastle, or sit back and watch the birdlife or hunt.