10 things to do in West Norfolk this weekend
- Credit: Ian Burt
From rocking out to Little Mix to taking on the police in a friendly football match, here are 10 fun things to do in West Norfolk this weekend.
Fundraiser for Jac Coffey - West Lynn Social Club
Saturday, June 10, 12.30pm
Police and paramedics will go head-to-head in a fundraising football match for the family of a four-year-old boy with terminal cancer. There will also be a sponsored 5km walk, bouncy castles, assault course, slides, face painting, hot food and a raffle.
Downham Games - Memorial Playing Field
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Sunday, June 11, 10.30am - 2.30pm
This year will see the first ever wife-carrying competition at the Downham Games. Competitors will have to carry a woman around a 400m obstacle course with top prizes including a barrel of beer and a pound of sausages.
- 1 Escape to the Country names 'north Norfolk's seaside capital'
- 2 Pretty thatched cafe business on Broads for sale for £75,000
- 3 Anger as woodland used as 'playground and dustbin'
- 4 Giant Victorian underground reservoir marks supplying city for 150 years
- 5 The areas where Covid rates have fallen the fastest since lockdown began
- 6 Report into woman's murder by jealous ex: 'Employers must do more'
- 7 Homes plan to be revealed for former infant school
- 8 First look at five new homes released for sale at popular site in Taverham
- 9 Former village pub for sale as home
- 10 'We're all shocked' - Butchers shop attacked by vandals
Ride Against Cancer - Sainsbury's, Hardwick, King's Lynn
Sunday, June 11, 10am
Hundreds of motorcyclists will be revving their engines down the A47 to show their commitment in the fight against cancer. The bike ride will be in memory of Angela Amies, from Norwich, who died in December last year aged 72 after a 25-year battle with cancer. Entry fee to join the bike ride is £5.
The Little Mix Experience - King's Lynn Corn Exchange
Sunday, June 11, 5pm
A tribute show to one of the biggest girl bands in the UK is performing in King's Lynn this weekend. The Little Mix Experience are touring the UK and will be putting on an energetic show complete with dance routines at the Corn Exchange.
Thornham Plant Lovers Day - Thornham Village Hall
Sunday, June 11, 11am - 5pm
The event will showcase some of the best specialist nurseries from Norfolk and Suffolk and will also feature some selected crafts and garden related stands.
The Mod Musical - King's Lynn Corn Exchange
Saturday, June 10, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
King's Lynn Corn Exchange are calling all Mods to come along on their scooters for a photo shoot outside the building with some of the cast from the Mod Musical, All Or Nothing. The musical will feature music of the Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee and Itchycoo Park.
The Big Chris Barber Band - Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
Sunday, June 11, 7.30pm
Chris Barber, 86, is one of the last British jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. This year, his 10-piece band will be celebrating 100 years of jazz with music from New Orleans to blues to late '20s Ellington.
Bee Weekend - Oxburgh Hall
Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 10.30am - 4.30pm
The West Norfolk Bee-keeping Association will be celebrating the value of bees with interactive displays, children's activities and trails so that you can discover the wonderful things about bees.
King's Lynn Lions Fun Day - The Walks
Sunday, June 11, 12pm
There will be entertainment for the whole family including a drums marching band, trade stalls and fun fair.
Discover the tapestries in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 11am - 5pm
The tapestries are once again hanging in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall thanks to a painstaking process to digitally recreate them. Although they look authentic, they are in fact photographs that have been printed on linen, which has the same weighting and weave as the originals.