Ten things to do in West Norfolk over the bank holiday weekend

Jubilation at The Walks as Cameron Norman celebrates Lynn's opener in last night's play-off semi-fin

Jubilation at The Walks as Cameron Norman celebrates Lynn's opener in last night's play-off semi-final against Weymouth. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

There are a host of things to do in West Norfolk over the long Bank Holiday weekend.

The Wash Monster at Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

The Wash Monster at Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

1/ Hit the beach. The borough boasts some of the region's finest ranging from Hunstanton's sweeping sands to remote Holme.

2/ On your bike. The King's Arms at Shouldham is hosting a classic bike and car meet on Sunday, May 6 (12-noon).

3/ Get in GEAR. King's Lynn is hosting the annual 10k Grand East Anglia Run on Sunday. Places are full but there's plenty for spectators to see.

4/ Come on you Linnets. The Walks will be the stage for one of the biggest games it has seen in years when Lynn play Slough in the Southern League play-offs (kick-off 3pm).

Kate Dunbar enjoying the sunshine in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Kate Dunbar enjoying the sunshine in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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5/ Feathered friends. If birds are your thing, the RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham are bustling as the breeding season gets into full swing. You might even spot an elusive bittern or a majestic marsh harrier.

6/ Foody fare. Asparagus is now starting to appear at farm shops and on roadside stalls, so snap up a taste of early summer.

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7/ Wash monster. See the seals on board the Wash Monster from Hunstanton.

8/ See life at sanctuary. Hunstanton Sealife Sanctuary has a major new exhibit this summer, with its expanded penguin colony.

Red Deer in the fields at Snettisham Park Farm. Picture: Ian Burt

Red Deer in the fields at Snettisham Park Farm. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

9/ Royal collection. An exhibition of some of the Queen's personal collection of pictures, celebrating her love of her gardens, has gone on show at Sandringham.

10/ Farmers market. Creake Abbey hosts its mega farmers market on the first Saturday of every month.

Clouds of waders swirling over The Wash at Snettisham. Picture: Steve Rowlands

Clouds of waders swirling over The Wash at Snettisham. Picture: Steve Rowlands - Credit: Archant

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