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Summer Holiday Activities in West Norfolk 2023

Create memories and entertain the whole family during the six-week holidays in west Norfolk. We have rounded up a variety of activities, events and holiday...

Create memories and entertain the whole family during the six-week holidays in west Norfolk. We have rounded up a variety of activities, events and holiday ideas to enjoy this summer. Solve clues and go on a treasure hunt, take part in arts and crafts or wrap up warm, bring a deckchair and enjoy an outdoor cinema event!

Please be aware that tickets for events, activities and attractions may need to be booked in advance. We advise contacting the venue before you visit to avoid disappointment.

Attractions

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Holkham Estate

Holkham Estate, on the very north-east edge of the west Norfolk border, has something for everyone to enjoy. A stunning coastal landscape, stately home, rolling parkland, fun-filled family attractions – a fantastic place to visit this season.
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Rainbow Amusement Park

The amusement park in Hunstanton offers a wide range of fairground rides as well as other complimentary attractions and food and drink outlets – fun for the whole family!
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Sandringham

Sandringham is the much-loved royal retreat of the British Royal Family. The estate has two waymarked nature trails, a fantastic woodland play area, restaurant, shop, and much more.
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Oxburgh Estate

Visit Oxburgh Estate this summer and make memories in the Natural Play Area, Kitchen Garden and Orchard, Parkland and Hall.
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Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe is the ultimate destination for discover and was named one of England’s Top 3 visitor attractions in 2022. The site offers awesome activities for little nature lovers including an impressive eco-friendly play area, Pensthorpe Explorer tours, Discovery Centre, and much more.
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Snettisham Park

Discovery trails, a sheep centre, gigantic adventure play area, indoor animal barn, wildlife and riding centre, craft centre, and three hundred and twenty nine acres of farming fun – there is plenty to keep your little ones entertained this summer at Snettisham Park.
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Hunstanton

Entertain the whole family at Hunstanton this season. Relax by the sea, play on the sand, go on a donkey ride, have fun in the amusements or take part in a game of crazy golf or bowling.
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SEALIFE Hunstanton

Explore the ten spectacular aquarium zones at Hunstanton’s SEA LIFE Centre. With a wide variety of exhibits and wonderful species in each zone, you are in for a treat at this fun-filled marine aquarium.
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Church Farm

Make friends with a wide variety of rare breed animals at Church Farm in Stow Baldolph this season. Meet horses, sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, rabbits and more! Explore the petting areas and learn more about each breed during an Animals Encounters session.
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Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn

Stimulating 3D play experience transports kids to a world of adventure and fun. Giant slides, ball mazes, 2-4s low ropes adventure course and dedicated 0-2s area.
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Stories of Lynn

Learn about King’s Lynn’s most celebrated characters at Stories of Lynn Museum. The fun-filled heritage centre opens your eyes to life inside an old goal cell, striking historic treasures, and so much more!
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Lynn Museum

Lynn Museum tells the story of west Norfolk. Walk through Seahenge, browse around the local history gallery, learn about the magnificent Victorian fairground gallopers, and enjoy a fun-filled programme of holiday activities.
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Bircham Windmill

Come and enjoy the fun-filled family run attraction, Bircham Windmill. Bake bread, climb up to the top of the mill, play in the garden, treat yourself in the tearoom or gift shop, and much more.
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Discover Downham Heritage Centre

The Discover Downham Heritage Centre shows how Downham’s local trade, communities and locations helped shape it and how we can still see these stories from the past today.
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Brancaster Beach

Build a sandcastle, pack a picnic, fly a kite – plan a fantastic family fun day in the sun at Brancaster Beach this summer.

Events | July – August

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Music in the Bandstand | King’s Lynn

Dates in June, July, August and September 2023. Free summer concerts in The Walks Bandstand, King’s Lynn.
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Folk in the Town | King’s Lynn

22nd and 23rd July 2023. Folk in the Town returns to King’s Lynn for a sixth time. Two days of traditional folk, Americana, folk rock, bluegrass and everything in between, all live and free.
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Dog Show and Family Fun Day | Creake Abbey

23rd July 2023. Join us at Creake Abbey Dog Show and Family Fun Day on Sunday 23rd July 2023. Arts and craft stalls, doggy trade stands, children’s activities and entertainment, and much more.
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Harlequin Fayre

27th, 28th, 29th and 30th July 2023. Music and performance, circus acts, dance shows and a wide range of entertainment.
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Dragons & Mythical Beasts

31st July 2023. Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical Olivier Award Nominated show for all the family.
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Summer Storytime | Stories of Lynn

Dates in July and August 2023. Enjoy storytelling, crafts and cooking based on one of four beautiful books, linked to the history of King’s Lynn.
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Pebble Painting on the Green

Dates in July and August 2023. Join us for pebble painting on Hunstanton Green. Meet at Hunstanton Bandstand. This is a FREE event.
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Costumes & Capers | West Acre

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2023. Wesatacre is delighted to welcome back MissAdventures Theatre Company and Camilla Falconbridge for another fun-packed 3 days. Budding young actors will have the chance to create characters, stories, scenes and plays, experimenting and exploring all things theatre.
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Family Fun

Dates in August 2023. Explore the theatre. Enjoy a short, family-friendly story, make crafts to take home. Get dressed up and deliver your lines on stage!
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Summer Family Forest Fun | Sandringham

Dates in August 2023. A laid back, traditional forest school in the beautiful ancient woodlands of the Sandringham Estate. Suitable for all the family.
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Punch and Judy sessions on the Green

Dates in August 2023. Punch and Judy sessions on the Green. By the Bandstand on Hunstanton Green. This is a FREE event.
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Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood

2nd August 2023. The Three Inch Fools are back with their calamitous take on the legendary folktale, Robin Hood. Join us in the grounds of Oxburgh Estate for an evening of open-air theatre in front of the medieval hall.
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Film: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (PG)

2nd August 2023. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy.
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Adventure Gardeners

3rd and 17th August 2023. Can you find the fabled Golden Trowel of Hunstanton? Join Gardeners Percy and Polly and become an Adventure Gardener yourself. Have fun with a treasure hunt, meet puppet friends and solve riddles to save the gardens. Fun for kids aged 5-9 years old.
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Celtic Warriors Family Event

3rd August 2023. Join the team at Lynn Museum for our Celtic Warriors Family Event Day. Explore the world of Celtic tribes as you meet warrior characters, handle real artefacts, and make your own crafts to take home.
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Play in a Day – The Reluctant Dragon

3rd August 2023. A gentle dragon and St George the dragon slayer, what could possibly go wrong? A fun theatre workshop inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s book.
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Hercules at Stow Hall Gardens

5th and 6th August 2023. Join us at Stow Hall Gardens for a family friendly telling of the classic story, Hercules. To be held in the walled courtyard within Stow Hall Gardens so bring your own blankets to sit on and picnics to enjoy.
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Pirate and Mermaid Event

5th August 2023. Ahoy there me hearties! Join us on Saturday 5th August, 10am-3pm, where we will be kick starting our summer of fun events with a pirate and mermaid spectacular! We have a whole host of FREE family fun on offer, not to be missed!
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Medieval Lynn Family Event

10th August 2023. Journey back to the thriving medieval port town of Bishop’s Lynn to discover how people lived, worked, and traded in Norfolk, with real medieval artefacts and fun crafts.
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Play in a Day – Wind in the Willows

10th August 2023. Join Ratty, Mole and Toad for this theatre workshop inspired by the well-known story set on the riverbank.
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Norfolk Wildlife Trust Free Family Event

11th August 2023. Visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Activity tent for some fun nature-themed drop-in activities for children!
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Free Family Outdoor Theatre: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Saturday 12th August 2023. Free family outdoor theatre event held at The Green in Hunstanton next to the Bandstand.
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Film: Strange World (PG)

16th August 2023. “Strange World,” introduces us to three generations of the legendary Clade family as they attempt to band together and navigate an uncharted, treacherous land beneath their world.
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Victorian Fairground Family Event

17th August 2023. Experience the colourful world of the Victorian fairground. Learn about King’s Lynn’s famous ride engineer Frederick Savage, discover how carousels are made, and explore historic games throughout the museum.
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Play in a Day – Midsummer Nights Dream

17th August 2023. A theatre workshop full of magic and mischief, inspired by one of William Shakespeare’s best loved plays.
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Free Family Outdoor Theatre: Top Gun Maverick

Saturday 19th August 2023. Don your flight suit and aviators to come and enjoy a free screening of the most recent Top Gun film starring Tom Cruise. Film starts at 9pm. Arrive early with your blankets and chairs to get your place.
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Free Family Outdoor Theatre: Grease

Sunday 20th August 2023. West Norfolk T-Birds and Pink Ladies are invited to a free screening of the classic 1978 musical comedy starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Film starts at 9pm. Arrive early with your blankets and chairs to get your place.
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1940s Home Front Family Event

24th August 2023. From childhood games to real air raid equipment, discover what life was like for people on the Home Front in wartime Norfolk.
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90s / 00s Day | King’s Lynn

27th August 2023, Enjoy music from the 90’s and 00’s at this free event in King’s Lynn, west Norfolk.
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The Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense | West Acre

27th August 2023. The village of Pokeytin is under threat. Their crops and cows disappear in the night. Mrs Dodos’ washing has been pinched from the line and Mr Walrus can’t find a single oyster! Who is to blame? Why the Jabberwocky of course!
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The Ultimate Pop Party

28th August 2023. This pop concert extravaganza features the UK’s top tribute acts to Ariana Grande (Ariana Live), Dua Lipa (Dupa Lipa) and Little Mix (Little Fix). The biggest solo female pop stars join the world’s greatest girl group for the Ultimate Pop Party!

Please note that the information provided on this webpage was accurate on the date and time it was published [17/07/2023 at 15:40]. Details may have changed after this time and date.

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