Norfolk Day 2018

Events, special offers and things to do on Norfolk Day

The inaugural Norfolk Day takes place on Friday 27 July 2018, and is a day of celebrating all that is Norfolk and what we love about the county. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, find out about events, things to do and special offers in north Norfolk.


Norfolk Day at Holkham Hall. Show your love for Norfolk and celebrate with some traditional games and activities. There's a chance to earn a medal at the sports day races and browse stands from local charities and community groups. There's face painting, children’s crafts and games, walled garden plant sale, cake sale, a Norfolk quiz and much more! There's also 50% off entry to the Field to Fork Experience and the walled garden for this day only!


Holkham Hall

Bishy Barney Bee Hunt at Gooderstone Water Gardens. There's a day full of fun for all the family. Wander around the beautiful water gardens with ponds and bridges and search for the secret places the Bishy Barney Bees are hiding. Enjoy the eight acre nature trail, kingfisher hide, plant sale and stop off at the tea room for delicious cakes and icecreams. You can also learn more about those forgotten Norfolk words and sayings. 


Gooderstone Water Gardens

Norfolk Day Madness with Norfolk Country Cottages. On 27th July, for 24 hours only, you can save 10% off all holiday bookings. Simply quote ND10 at the time of booking. The offer is valid for bookings made on Friday 27th July 2018 only, for holidays starting between 30th July and 31st December 2018. The discount cannot be applied to holidays already booked. 


Norfok Friday at Holt Festival. What better way to celebrate Norfolk Day than with Norfolk’s best loved and most popular comedy duo The Nimmo Twins at The Auden Theatre. The Nimmo Twins (Karl Minns and Owen Evans) are comedy legends in their home county of Norfolk where their rude, hilarious and hugely popular Normal for Norfolkshows have entertained sell-out crowds for over 20 years. 

Peter Wilson MBE, a legendary Norfolk based theatre producer, Chief Executive of Norwich Theatre Royal for 25 years, producer of West End hit The Woman in Black (longest running show after The Mousetrap) and of many touring shows, takes a rare step back onto the stage at St Andrews Church to perform TS Eliot’s Four Quartets. This, the poet’s last great work, has been described as ‘the greatest twentieth-century achievements in the poetry of philosophy and religion’.


Peter Wilson at Holt Festival

Banningham Church will be holding a farming, history and food event to celebrate Norfolk Day. Enjoy a farming exhibition and displays by local organisations. There will be free food taster sessions where you can try out local produce between 11am—12noon and 2pm—3pm. Enjoy a traditional afternoon with bowls demonstrations on the village green with coffees and cream teas at The Banningham Crown. All proceeds will go to Kings Beck Benefice.

Banningham Green

Poetry Open Mic Evening at the Banningham Crown. From 8.00pm the Banningham Crown will be hosting a poetry open mic where everyone is weclome to read their own poetry or just come and listen! Local poet Matt Jewell will be there and says “It is nice to spread the word about what makes Norfolk brilliant.”


The Banningham Crown

Houghton Hall. This spectacular stately home will be hosting a special discounted opening on Norfolk Day. Visit the Walled Garden, stables, Soldier Museum, cafe and gift shop all for a special price on the day. Adults £5 and under 17yrs free. 


Houghton Hall