10 things to do in West Norfolk this weekend

Scene for the dragon boat racing at Downham Market Water Festival 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scene for the dragon boat racing at Downham Market Water Festival 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

With the summer holidays in full swing, here are a selection of things to do in West Norfolk this weekend.

Huge flocks of waders , consisting of knot and bar-tailed godwits, take to the air in a spectacular

Huge flocks of waders , consisting of knot and bar-tailed godwits, take to the air in a spectacular display of swooping and gyrating aerobatics. Picture: John Hocknell - Credit: Eastern Daily Press, Archant

Wader Watch, RSPB Snettisham

Saturday, April 12, 8.30am

Prepare to be mesmerised as a large a flock of waders soar into the air at the Snettisham RSPB nature reserve.

Natalie Emmerson from Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and a seal pup: Picture supplied

Natalie Emmerson from Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and a seal pup: Picture supplied - Credit: Archant

Become a seal cadet at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary


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July 22 - September 6, 10am-5pm

Learn what it takes to look after seals at the sanctuary and what happens at seal rescues with this family-friendly event.

Inspired by Ancient Egypt: A 1920s women�s black silk shoe with gold leather decoration, part of the

Inspired by Ancient Egypt: A 1920s women�s black silk shoe with gold leather decoration, part of the current Shoes! exhibition at Lynn Museum. Picture: Norfolk Museums Service - Credit: Archant

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Shoes! Exhibition, Lynn Museum

July 6 2017 - June 9 2018, 10am-5pm

An exhibition showcasing the changing style of footwear since the 13th century, featuring hand-beaded Victorian heels, white Go Go boots of the 1960s and Egypt-inspired shoes of the 1920s following the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Swaffham-raised Howard Carter.

Meet the animals at Church Farm in Stow Bardolph. Pictured are "pet lambs" from a nearby commercial

Meet the animals at Church Farm in Stow Bardolph. Pictured are "pet lambs" from a nearby commercial farm. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Summer holidays fun at Stow Bardolph Church Farm

July 24 - September 5, 10am-5pm

With a different animal-themed week planned for six weeks, the family can enjoy free prize quizzes, tractor rides and walks all through the summer. This week is poultry week.

Scene for the dragon boat racing at Downham Market Water Festival 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scene for the dragon boat racing at Downham Market Water Festival 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Downham Market Water Festival

Sunday, August 13, 10am-5pm

Don't miss rowers paddling the relief channel in time with the drum in the dragon boat race. Now in its 11th year, the festival has attracted over 4,000 people in previous events, making it one of the biggest family festivals in the region.

Gareth Calway and Anto Morra performing at last year's Folk in the Town festival in King�s Lynn. Pic

Gareth Calway and Anto Morra performing at last year's Folk in the Town festival in King�s Lynn. Picture: Gareth Calway - Credit: Gareth Calway

Folk in the Town, King's Lynn

Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13, 12pm-6pm

Folk in the Town returns for a second year, with two days of traditional folk, Americana and Blue Grass music, to get your toes tapping.

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Nick Stone

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Nick Stone - Credit: Nick Stone

North End guided walk, King's Lynn

Saturday, August 12, 12pm

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum is running a guided tour of the historic fisher's quarters of King's Lynn.

Art workshop, Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13, 10.30am-5pm

Be part of a three-year community art project by creating your own ceramic tile that will form a permanent part of the gardens.

Comedy Club, Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

Sunday, August 13, 6pm - 8.30pm

A perfect end to a day at the seaside, enjoy a free stand-up comedy show on the bandstand in The Green.

The Indians, Hunstanton Princess Theatre

Sunday, August 13, 7.30pm

The Irish showband is returning to Hunstanton with their unique blend of country music from the early 1970s.

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