11 things to do in Norfolk this Bank Holiday weekend

Weekend Guide: Fiddlesticks morris dancers, Horning Boat Show and Stradsett Park Vintage Rally. (L-R

Weekend Guide: Fiddlesticks morris dancers, Horning Boat Show and Stradsett Park Vintage Rally. (L-R) - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this over the Bank Holiday? Here are some of the events taking place across Norfolk at the weekend

Saturday 30 April

• 2016 Horning Boat Show, Horning Village Centre, 10am-5pm, £1

This special one day event in Horning will feature over 100 exhibitors, live music and entertainment, a food court and much more. On display will be luxury and affordable yachts, motor cruisers and there will also be an opportunity for people to try sailing with the Horning Sailing Club.


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• Big C Fire Walk, The Forum, Norwich, 4.30pm-6.30pm, £30 deposit required

Could you walk on fire? Big C, Norfolk's cancer charity, is hosting the ultimate challenge this weekend in Norwich which invites you to conquer your fears and walk across fire. Full training will be given prior to the event and each participant is asked to commit to raising £100 for the charity as part of the challenge.

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• Bank Holiday Family Fun Day, St Nicholas' Chapel, King's Lynn, 1pm-4pm, free entry

Looking for something different to do with the kids this weekend? Head on over to St Nicholas' Chapel for a free afternoon of storytelling and exploring. Hear classic tales retold from popular children's book, Robinson Crusoe, follow a trail to find Crusoe and create your own stories in a storytelling workshop.

• Dean Martin Jnr, Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, 7.30pm, £24-£296.00

This weekend Dean Martin's son will perform an evening of his father's classic songs such as Memories Are Made of This, Volare and Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes. Ricci will also be sharing a series of photos of his father's family life and conducting a question and answer session. Tickets start from £24 for a standard seat and range to £296 for a box seat and meet and greet.

• Pedal Norfolk, Holkham Hall, 8am-7pm, £6.50 - £37.50

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This three day cycling event offers something for everyone, with activities and competitions catering for people of all ages and abilities. Three main cycle routes have been created specially for the weekend, each a different length – 20 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles and all starting and finishing at Holkham Hall. There will also be plenty to do when not cycling, including a climbing wall, adventure playground, trading village and live music.

Sunday 1 May

• Stradsett Park Vintage Rally, Stradsett, 10am-5pm, Adults £5, Children free.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Stradsett Park Vintage Rally. The event will have over 500 exhibits, featuring vintage cars, tractors, motorcycles, steam engines, lorries and heavy horses. There will also be trade stands, ring displays and parades as well as helicopter rides.

• Dancing by Fiddlesticks, St Catherine's Church, Ludham, 11am-12pm, free

St Catherine's Church in Ludham will be holding their annual arts and crafts event this weekend and as part of the entertainment, Fiddlesticks morris dancers will be giving a display accompanied by musicians on Stocks Hill in the village centre.

• May Garland Procession, King's Lynn, Town Centre, 1.30pm, free entry

The traditional event will take place in King's Lynn town centre once again this year. The King's Morris will dance on The Saturday Market Place at 1.30pm before parading through the town centre, carrying the May Garland for roughly an hour.

Monday 2 May

• Mildred's Maypole Mayhem, BeWILDerwood, 10am-5.30pm, included in entry price Mildred is a Crocklebog who lives in the scary lake at BeWILDerwood and this weekend she invites you to join her for a brand new May Day event that will have the whole family twisting and wiggling around the Maypole.

• A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine, North Norfolk Railway, 10am-4pm, £10-£18, children under 2 go free This bank holiday Monday meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at the North Norfolk Railway and experience a ride on a real steam engine. Shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in fun Thomas themed activities throughout the day.

• Happisburgh Light House Open Day, Happisburgh, 11am-4pm, Adults £3, Children £1 Why not spend your bank holiday visiting the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk Coast? Happisburgh Lighthouse is the only indpendently operated lighthouse in the UK and is only open to the public on bank holidays and occasional Sundays. Don't miss out on your chance to see inside the iconic structure.

And the weather...

Saturday will start off nice and bright, with temperatures reaching up to 12C, but the afternoon will see showers gradually coming in from the west.

These are ideal conditions for attending inside events such as the Bank Holiday Fun Day at St Nicholas' Chapel, but other events from the list shouldn't be disregarded.

Roger Tomkins, chairman of the Horning Boat Show isn't worried about rain dampening their event on Saturday and encourages people to simply bring an umbrella. He said: 'Boating is an outdoor activity and so you have to be able to adapt to all weather conditions. If it does rain we hope to still attract some hardy visitors, bring an umbrella and dress for the occasion because we've got a lot going on and it will be a great day out'.

Sunday's forecast is pretty similar to Saturday, with the day getting off to a cloudy start and a scattering of showers. The rain should clear in the early afternoon and temperatures are expected to reach highs of 13 degrees, making it the perfect opportunity to head to a May Day event, such as the May Garland Procession or Stadsett Vintage Rally.

Bank Holiday Monday should see less rain but will still be a rather overcast day, despite temperatures of up to 14 degrees.

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