May Day traditions to explore at Gressenhall museum’s Spring Fair

May Day celebration at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. Picture: Norfolk Museums Service

May Day celebration at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. Picture: Norfolk Museums Service - Credit: Norfolk Museums Service

Discover the ancient origins of the May Day celebration at a Spring Fair at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse on Bank Holiday Monday.

The site is brimming with things to see and buy as well as the chance to learn how and why traditions started such as dancing around the May Pole.

There will be lively Morris dancers and lessons under the beady eye of the Victorian School Master and the chance to create a May Day crown to show off in the Grand Gressenhall Parade.

UEA drama students will be performing an original play called 'Keeping the Balance - 300:8' about the life and daily routines of a workhouse inmate.

From homemade sweet treats to handmade pies, stalls selling fresh produce, crafts and plants, there's sure to be something for everyone.


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Spring is in full swing on Gressenhall Farm, from the spring flowers to the new lambs and chicks.

Special Event ticket prices apply, open 10am to 5pm.

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