Afternoon tea, gin tasting and free entry tickets: West Norfolk events and offers on Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 13:55 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 09 July 2018

Jason Clark and (R) Matthew Keeley-Smith preparing to celebrate Norfolk Day at the Beers of Europe warehouse at Setchey. Picture: Ian Burt

Jason Clark and (R) Matthew Keeley-Smith preparing to celebrate Norfolk Day at the Beers of Europe warehouse at Setchey. Picture: Ian Burt

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Dozens of events are taking place across West Norfolk to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day this year.

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Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

Families can begin their summer holidays by taking part in a number of events organised for the special day:

• Free entry for children to Bircham Windmill, Bircham Newton.

• Beers of Europe, in Setchey, King’s Lynn, will be hosting a free Norfolk beer and Norfolk gin tasting day.

• The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables will be holding free valuation morning, hosted by auctioneer David Palmer.

• The Steiff Shop, which has the largest collection of Steiff teddy bears and animals in East Anglia, has donated a teddy cushion for a raffle with proceeds going to the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

• The King William IV pub in Sedgeford will be putting on a Norfolk Day menu. Head chef Chris Marshall has included a variety of tasty local produce and ingredients in his dishes, including Stiffkey cockles, Cromer crab and lavender panna cotta.

• Visitors to Snettisham Park can have one free admission if with a full paying adult and arriving before 11am. Park opens at 9am.

• Afternoon tea at Le Strange Arms Hotel, Old Hunstanton, plus a free glass of Pimms served between 2-5pm, £25 (plus booking fee) for two people, call 01485 534411 to book.

• RSPB Titchwell Marsh Reserve is hosting a walk called Easy Birding, free admission for anyone accompanying a full paying adult, £7.50 per adult, £6 for members, call 01485 210799 to book.

• Music concert by guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, Park House Hotel, Sandringham Estate, 5pm, 01553 764864,

• Downham Market’s Paint Pots will be holding a Bee Painting day from 11am – 4pm.

• Trenowath Place in King’s Lynn will be hosting a barbecue for residents in the summer house area from 3pm.

• Stories of Lynn, Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Museum and the Custom House are coming together to offer a special Norfolk Day ticket. Tickets are £8 for an adult, £7 for a concession, £5 for a child or £22 for a family.

• Special restaurant menu and offers at Downham Home and Garden Store restaurant, Stonecross Lane, Downham Market.

• Downham Market WI is holding its annual coffee morning from 9am-noon in the Clock Room, Downham Market Town Hall.

• The five-acre walled garden at Houghton Hall will be open to the public from 11am-5pm,

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