Out & about around Kelling and beyond …

To find out what’s going on in the local area, go to: http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/whatson.html

January

Steam Gala – North Norfolk Railway
Countryside Day – Fakenham Races
Estate Walks – Felbrigg Hall
After Christmas Walk – Sheringham Park
History comes to life – Felbrigg Hall
Scira Viking festival – Sheringham
Lamb feeding sessions – Wroxham Barns
Storytelling week – BeWILDerwood
Teddy Bear Express – Bure Valley Railway

February
Snowdrop walk – Walsingham Abbey
Fakenham races – Fakenham Racecourse
Bee a nature explorer – Pensthorpe
Valentines Dinner – Felbrigg Hall

March

Steam Gala – North Norfolk Railway
Kings Lynn – Fiction Festival
Vintage Tractor Show – Norfolk Show ground
Spring Fling – Norfolk Showground
Norfolk boat jumble – Norfolk Showground
East Anglia Game & Country Fair – Norfolk Showground
Antique & Collectors Fair – Norfolk Showground

April

Easter Fun – Holkham Hall
Eggstravaganza – Pensthorpe
Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Fantastic Foxley Weekend

May

National Hunt Racing – Fakenham
Thomas the Tank Engine – North Norfolk Railway
Rhododendrons – Sheringham Park
Point to point – Fakenham
Cromer Crab and Lobster Festival – Cromer
Houghton Hall International Horse Trials
Norfolk Open Studios Arts Festival
All About Dogs – Norfolk

June

Summer Diesel Gala – North Norfolk Railway
Ladies Day – Fakenham Races
Sandringham Driving Trials – Sandringham
Royal Norfolk Show – Norfolk Showground
Classic Car Show – Sheringham

July

Vintage Transport Festival – Norfolk Railway
Holkham Country Fair – Holkham
Langham Street Fayre – Langham
Sheringham Flower Festival – Sheringham
Sandringham Flower Show – Sandringham
All About Gardening – Norfolk Showground

August

Wells Carnival – Wells-Next-the-Sea
Cromer Carnival – Cromer
Attic Tours – Felbrigg Hall
Crafts, Arts and Sculpture Fair – Sheringham
Norfolk Antiques Fair – Norfolk Showground

September

1940’s Weekend – North Norfolk Railway
Sandringham game & Country fair
Christmas Trees in Church – Fakenham

October

National Hunt Races – Fakenham
Thomas the Tank – North Norfolk Railway

November

National Hunt Races – Fakenham
Christmas Fair – Sandringham

December

Santa Special – North Norfolk railway
Thursford Christmas Spectacular – Thursford

Eating at Home (All in Holt)

Byfords ready meals Holt 01263 713520 www.byfords.org.uk
Sunny Chinese takeaway, High Street, Holt 01263 713221
Taste of india, Bull Street, Holt, 01263 711484 (eat in or take away)
Back to the Garden Letheringsett. Exceptional farm shop and cafe, organic meat and fish 01263 715996 www.back-to-the-garden.co.uk
Alberts Fish Bar, Albert Street, Holt

In our opinion: Best all round local cuisine
The Pheasant Hotel Coast Road, Kelling Holt 01263 588382 www.pheasanthotelnorfolk.co.uk
Taste of India, Bull Street, Holt 01263 711484 (eat in or take away)
Morston Hall (book well in advance) Morston, Holt 01263 741041 www.morstonhall.com
Byfords Holt 01263 713520 www.byfords.org.uk
The Victoria Hokham 01328 710469
The Kings Head Leatheringsett 01263 712691

Best pubs
Wiveton Bell, Wiverton
The Dunn Cow, Salthouse
Three Pigs, Edgefield (quiz night on a Wednesday)
The Kings Head, Holt
The Ship, Weybourne

Best dog friendly pubs
The Dunn Cow, Salthouse
The Ship, Weybourne

For Children

Wide sandy beaches at Cromer and Holkham. Sheringham has pebbles at high tide but is flat and sandy at low tide. Nearby Weybourne and Kelling have shingle banks.
Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Sheringham Adventure Activity Days Booking essential 01263 824514 www.hilltopoutdoorcentre.co.uk
KartTrak Go-Karting, Cromer Bookings 01263 512649 www.karttrak.co.uk
Bewilderwood, Norwich Wild, imaginative outdoor treehouse adventure park. www.bewilderwood.co.uk Dinosaur Adventure Park, Norwich Large area with Dinosaur trail and a big indoor play area too. www.dinosauradventure.co.uk
Sticky Earth Cafe, Cromer Paint a piece of china, collect before you go home. Bookings 01263 519642 www.stickyearthcafe.co.uk
Amazonia Zoo, Cromer A collection of wonderful South American animals. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Tel: 01263 510741 www.amazoniazoo.co.uk
Family Days out in Norfolk A range of activities for all the family http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php?county=norfolk

Railways

Poppy Line Steam Railway Runs from Sheringham to Holt via historic Weybourne Station (not far from Kelling Estate). www.nnrailway.co.uk Wells Harbour Railway Runs just under a mile from the harbour to the beach at Wells freespace.virgin.net/michael.l/WHR Wells and Walsingham Light Railway The longest 10¼” narrow gauge steam railway in the world. A scenic journey with five bridges through lovely countryside. www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

For Dogs

Beaches at Cromer, Wells and Holkham are perfect for long dog walks and for clearing the cobwebs all round. For Nature Lovers

Blakeney Point – Seals and boat trips National Nature Reserve famous for bird watching and boat trips to watch the grey seal colony www.beansboattrips.co.uk
Cley Marshes Nature Reserve One of the finest bird-watching sites in Britain and wonderful walks – take stout shoes! www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk Focus on Birds Guided birding breaks in Norfolk, based at Wells. www.focusonbirds.co.uk
Norfolk Sea Fishing Sea fishing charter trips from Wells-Next-the-Sea. www.norfolkseafishing.co.uk Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens An award winning attraction for nature-lovers. Nature trails, lakes, bird watching and stunning gardens. www.pensthorpe.com

History

The Muckleburgh Collection The UK’s largest privately owned working Military Museum just a couple of miles from the estate. www.muckleburgh.co.uk Albatros A Dutch sailing barge and one of the oldest ships afloat, moored at Wells harbour. Can be chartered by private and corporate groups www.albatros.eu.com Sailing Barge ‘Juno’ Explore the coast aboard this luxurious sailing barge. www.charlieward-trad-boats.co.uk

Big Houses

Felbrigg Hall One of the finest 17th-century houses in East Anglia. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Holkham Hall One of Britain’s most majestic stately homes – exciting open-air concerts, too. www.holkham.co.uk

Blickling Hall One of England’s greatest Jacobean houses, famed for its spectacular long gallery. Park, gardens, events, exhibitions, workshops. www.nationaltrust.org

Houghton Hall A fine Palladian mansion set in beautiful parkland. www.houghtonhall.com

For Art Lovers

Garden House Gallery Garden Street, Cromer www.gardenhousegallery.co.uk

Bircham Gallery Market Place, Holt www.birchamgallery.co.uk

Pinkfoot Gallery Cley www.pinkfootgallery.co.uk

Appleyard Gallery Appleyard, Holt www.theappleyardgallery.com

Sporty

Fakenham Races Enjoy a day at the races from autumn through to early summer. www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk

Sheringham Golf Club A challenging 18-hole links course overlooking the sea www.sheringhamgolfclub.co.uk

Royal Cromer Golf Club Historic 18-hole course overlooking Cromer beach www.royalcromergolfclub.com

Other Nice Things

Norfolk Lavender The oldest established lavender farm in England. www.norfolk-lavender.co.uk

Useful websites

www.glavenvalley.co.uk All about north Norfolk www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tourism/ For local events www.edp24.co.uk Find out what’s on right now