Local Attractions

Things to do and places to visit…

George Clock Norwich Castle Norwich Cathedral

Swaffham 

Swaffham’s fine Georgian buildings are a reminder that this town has long been a commercial centre – reputed to be a one-time favourite of Lord Nelson. Amongst its more famous sons was Howard Carter, the Egyptologist who discovered Tutankhamun, celebrated in the town museum. 

There is a bustling Saturday Market and twice monthly Farmer's Market held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday in each month.  Visitors to Sunday’s Farmers’ Market will be tempted by a range of tasty treats including local cheese, rare breed pork, artisan breads, real ales, cider, pork pies, cakes, tarts and elderflower champagne. 

The church of St Peter and Paul, is one of the finest medieval churches with its magnificent double hammer-beam angel roof and carvings depicting the Pedlar of Swaffham, John Chapman.
 
Visit the EcoTech centre and climb up the 300 steps inside the wind turbine to enjoy the superb views as far as Ely Cathedral and enjoy their organic gardens. 

Other local attractions, activities and entertainment include Westacre Theatre, Gooderstone Water Gardens, the Iceni Village,  wild life and nature reserves, local gardens (National Garden Scheme), fishing, golf (course in Swaffham plus championship courses locally), walking and bird watching. 

In nearby Thetford Forest visit Go Ape, Grime's Graves, hire a bike and enjoy horse riding.   

Local attractions…   

  • 0 miles from Oakleigh House - Peter Kingdom's Office!
  • 4 miles from Castle Acre Priory
  • 7 miles from Oxborough Hall - National Trust
  • 15 miles from Royal Sandringham
  • 15 miles from the Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn
  • 18 miles from Fakenham Racecourse, Fakenham
  • 19 miles from Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens
  • 23 miles from the Norfolk Showground, Norwich
  • 27 miles from Snetterton Race Circuit & Market
  • 28 miles from the fine city of Norwich
  • 32 miles from Carrow Road, Home to Norwich City Football Club  


Diary Dates & Local Events
   

 

2017 Events

 

January 2017

 

Sunday 1st January 2017                Fakenham Races                                                              Fakenham Race Course

Sunday 8th January 2017                EDP Wedding Show @ Dunston Hall                                    Dunston Hall, Norwich

Sunday 15th January 2017              Fakenham Races                                                              Fakenham Race Course

Thursday 26th January 2017            Fakenham Races                                                              Fakenham Race Course

Sunday 29th January 2017              Hingham Antiques Fair                                                      Sports Hall, Hingham

 

February 2017

 

Friday 17th February 2017              Fakenham Races                                                               Fakenham Race Course

Saturday 18th February 2017          Bride: The EDP Wedding Show                                           Norfolk Showground

Sunday 19th February 2017            Snetterton Stage Rally                                                       Snetterton Race Circuit

 

March 2017

 

Wednesday 1st March -                SNS2017: The Sea of Opportunity                                        Norfolk Showground

Thursday 2nd March 2017  

          

Wednesday 8th March -                Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival                                       Norfolk Showground

Thursday 9th March 2017              

 

Friday 17th March 2017                Fakenham Races                                                                Fakenham Race Course

 

Saturday 18th March -                 CRMC Club Bike Championships                                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 19th March 2017

 

Saturday 25th March 2017            MSVR Club Car Championship                                             Snetterton Race Circuit

 

April 2017

 

Saturday 1st April -                      CSCC Club Car Championships                                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 2nd April 2017                     

 

Sunday 2nd April 2017                  Norfolk Boat Jumble                                                           Norfolk Showground

Tuesday 4th April 2017                  Norfolk Spring Fling                                                           Norfolk Showground        

Saturday 8th April -                       BRSCC Club Car Championship                                         Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 9th April 2017                     

 

Sunday 9th April 2017                   Norwich Half Marathon                                                       Norfolk Showground

Thursday 13th April –                    Burnham Market International Horse Trials                          Burnham Market

Saturday 15th April 2017

 

 

Friday 14th April –                          Easter at Holkham                                                           Holkham Hall

Monday 17th April 2017 

 

Monday 17th April 2017                  Fakenham Races                                                             Fakenham Race Course

 

Friday 21st April –                          North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala                          Sheringham

Sunday 23rd April 2017   

 

Saturday 22nd April -                      East Anglian Game and Country Fair                                 Euston Hall, Thetford

Sunday 23rd April 2017                   

 

Saturday 22nd April -                      Eastern Counties Vintage Tractor Show                             Norfolk Showground

Sunday 23rd April 2017                   

 

Saturday 22nd April 2017 -              750 Motor Club Championships                                        Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 23rd April 2017                   

 

Friday 28th April 2017                     Chamber Music Concert – Stephen Hough                         Holkham Hall

Sunday 30th April 2017                   Wings and Wheels                                                           Old Buckenham Airfield

Sunday 30th April 2017                   Classic Car & Motorcycle Meet                                          Swaffham Market Place

Sunday 30th April 2017                   Bump and Beyond and Toddler Fair                                  Norfolk Showground

Sunday 30th April -                         Stradsett Park Vintage Rally                                            Stradsett Park

Monday 1st May 2017                    

 

Sunday 30th April -                         Thundersport Club Bike Championships                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Monday 1st May 2017                    

 

May 2017

 

Monday 1st May 2017                        Spring Fair: May Bank Holiday Celebration                      Gressenhall

Saturday 6th May -                           BARC Club Car Championships                                       Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 7th May 2017                      

 

Tuesday 9th May 2017                   Fakenham Races                                                                 Fakenham Race Course

 

Friday 12th May 2017                    Chamber Music Concert – Ailyn Perez & Gary Matthewman     Holkham Hall

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12th-28th May 2017                       Norfolk and Norwich Festival                                                Norwich Various City Locations

 

Saturday 13th May -                      Race for Life and Pretty Muddy                                             Norfolk Showground

Sunday 14th May 2017                   

 

Saturday 13th May -                       Snetterton Mini Festival                                                       Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 14th May 2017                   

 

Saturday 20th May -                        BMCRC Club Bike Championships                                       Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 21st May 2017                    

 

Sunday 21st May 2017                     LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in                                                       Old Buckenham Airfield

 

Thursday 25th May -                        Houghton International Horse Trials                                     Houghton Hall

Sunday 28th May 2017

 

Sunday 28th May –                          North Norfolk Railway Dad’s Army Live                                Sheringham

29th May 2017                                   

 

Friday 26th May 2017                       Rock ‘n’ Roll at Gressenhall                                                Gressenhall

Saturday 27th May –                        Pedal Norfolk                                                                    Holkham Hall

Monday 29th May 2017 

 

Saturday 27th May -                         Duxford Air Festival                                                          Duxford

Sunday 28th May 2017                   

 

Saturday 27th May -                         British GT and BRDC British F3 Championships                   Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 28th May 2017                   

 

June 2017

 

Saturday 3rd June -                          Stradsett Country & Craft Show                                        Stradsett Hall

Sunday 4th June 2017                     

 

Sunday 4th June 2017                      Retro Kings                                                                      Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 4th June 2017                      Hockwood Country Fair                                                     Wilton Farm, Hockwood

Sunday 4th June 2017                      Ladies Day @ Fakenham Races                                          Fakenham Race Course

Friday 9th June –                             North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala                                      Sheringham

Sunday 11th June 2017   

 

Saturday 10th June -                        BRSCC Club Car Championship                                        Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 11th June 2017                   

 

Sunday 11th June 2017                    The American Fly-in 2017                                                 Old Buckenham Airfield

Sunday 11th June 2017                    Euston Park Rural Pastimes                                               Euston Park nr Thetford

Thursday 15th June –                       Great Yarmouth Airshow                                                   Great Yarmouth Sea Front

Sunday 18th June 2017                   

 

Saturday 24th June 2017                 Michael Ball and Alfie Bow                                                  Euston Hall, Thetford

Sunday 25th June 2017                   Cliff Richard                                                                      Euston Hall, Thetford

Wednesday 28th June -                   Royal Norfolk Show                                                           Norfolk Showground

Thursday 29th June 2017               

 

Friday 30th June 2017                      Olly Murs                                                                          High Lodge Forest Centre

 

Friday 30th -                                   MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship                   Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 2nd July 2017                      

 

July 2017

 

Saturday 1st July 2017                     Rick Astley                                                                        High Lodge Forest Centre

 

Saturday 1st July -                           North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival                  Sheringham

Sunday 2nd July 2017      

 

Monday 3rd – 9th July 2017               North Norfolk Railway Suburban Coach Week                     Sheringham

 

Saturday 8th July -                            East Anglian Festival of Dogs                                             Elveden Estate

Sunday 9th July 2017                       

 

Saturday 8th July -                            Flying Legends Air Show                                                     Duxford

Sunday 9th July 2017

                               

Saturday 8th July 2017                       Aston Martin Club Racing                                                    Snetterton Race Circuit

Friday 14th July –                               North Norfolk Railway 16th Beer Festival                              Sheringham

Sunday 16th July 2017     

 

Saturday 15th July -                           BRSCC Club Car Championships                                         Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 16th July 2017                     

 

Friday 21st July -                                Norfolk Motorhome Show                                                    Norfolk Showground

Sunday 23rd July 2017                    

 

Saturday 22nd July -                           Holkham Country Fair                                                         Holkham Hall

Sunday 23rd July 2017                    

 

Wednesday 26th July 2017                  136th Sandringham Flower Show                                 Sandringham Estate

 

Friday 28th July –                                Wells Carnival 2017                                                            Wells-next-the-Sea

Sunday 6th August 2017

 

Saturday 29th July -                             Old Buckenham Air Show                                                    Old Buckenham Airfield

Sunday 30th July 2017                     

 

Saturday 29th July -                       Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship            Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 30th July 2017                     

 

Monday 31st July -                                Newday                                                                             Norfolk Showground

Sunday 6th August 2017

 

August 2017

 

Saturday 5th August 2017           BRSCC Club Car Championships                                         Snetterton Race Circuit

Saturday 5th August -                           Sandringham Food Festival                                                  Sandringham Estate

Sunday 6th August 2017

 

Friday 11th August 2017                        Classic Ibiza at Blickling                                                      Blickling Hall

Saturday 12th August 2017                    Great British Proms at Blickling                                            Blickling Hall

Saturday 12th August -               MSVR Club Car Championships                                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 13th August 2017              

 

Wednesday 16th August 2017                Cromer Carnival                                                                 Cromer Seafront

Saturday 19th August -                          Truckfest                                                                           Norfolk Showground

Sunday 20th August 2017              

 

Saturday 19th August -                           2CV 24 Hour Race                                                             Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 20th August 2017              

 

Sunday 27th August 2017                       Village at War, Glitz and the Blitz                                         Gressenhall

 

September 2017

 

Friday 1st September -                           North Norfolk Railway Autumn Steam Gala                           Sheringham

Sunday 3rd September 2017       

 

Friday 1st September -                           Sundown Festival                                                               Norfolk Showground

Saturday 2nd September 2017    

 

Saturday 2nd September -                     MSVR Club Car Championships                                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 3rd September 2017      

 

Saturday 9th September -         Sandringham Game & Country Fair                                      Sandringham Estate

Sunday 10th September 2017

 

Saturday 9th September -                      British Truck Racing Championship                                      Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 10th September 2017     

 

Friday 15th September 2017    Chamber Music Concert – Carducci Quartet & Simon Rowland-Jones        Holkham Hall

Saturday 16th September -          North Norfolk Railway 1940’s Weekend                                      Sheringham

Sunday 17th September 2017     

 

Sunday 17th September 2017                 Vintage Festival                                                                   Snetterton Race Circuit

Saturday 23rd September 2017              HSCC Club Car Championships                                             Snetterton Race Circuit

Saturday 23rd September -                    Duxford Air Show                                                                 Duxford

Sunday 24th September 2017     

 

Sunday 24th September 2017                750 Motor Club Car Championships                                       Snetterton Race Circuit

Saturday 30th September -                   MG Club Car Championships                                                 Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 1st October 2017              

 

October 2017

 

Saturday 7th October -                        BMCRC Club Bike Championships                                           Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 8th October 2017              

 

Saturday 14th October -                      MSVR Club Car Championships                                               Snetterton Race Circuit

Sunday 15th October 2017            

 

Sunday 15th October 2017                  Apple Day: Simply Scrumptious                                               Gressenhall

Friday 20th October 2017                    Fakenham Races                                                                    Fakenham Race Course

 

November 2017

 

Wednesday 1st November 2017          Fakenham Races                                                                     Fakenham Race Course

 

Thursday 9th November-                    Thursford Christmas Spectacular                                              Thursford

Thursday 23rd December 2017   

 

Friday 10th November 2017               Chamber Concert Music – Castalian String Quartet                      Holkham Hall    

 

Friday 17th November -                     Sandringham Craft, Food & Gift Fair                                           Sandringham Estate

Sunday 19th November 2017

    

Tuesday 21st November 2017            Fakenham Races                                                                      Fakenham Race Course

 

December 2017

 

Thursday 9th November-                   Thursford Christmas Spectacular                                               Thursford

Thursday 23rd December 2017   

 

Saturday 2nd December 2017           North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Sunday 3rd December 2017              North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Monday 4th December 2017              Fakenham Races                                                                     Fakenham Race Course

Saturday 9th December 2017            North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                        Sheringham

Sunday 10th December 2017            North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Saturday 16th December 2017          North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Sunday 17th December 2017            North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Tuesday 19th December 2017          Fakenham Races Christmas Meeting                                           Fakenham Race Course

Wednesday 20th December 2017      North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Thursday 21st December 2017         North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                         Sheringham

Friday 22nd December 2017             North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                        Sheringham

Saturday 23rd December 2017          North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                       Sheringham

Sunday 24th December 2017            North Norfolk Railways Santa Special                                       Sheringham

Tuesday 26th December 2017           North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                Sheringham

Wednesday 27th December 2017      North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                 Sheringham

Thursday 28th December 2017          North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                Sheringham

 Friday 29th December 2017             North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                Sheringham

Saturday 30th December 2017          North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                Sheringham

Sunday 31st December 2017            North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                                Sheringham

 

January 2018

 

Monday 1st January 2018                  North Norfolk Railways Mince Pie Specials                               Sheringham

 

 

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