Eight things to do in Norfolk this weekend

What's on in Norfolk: Traditional Garden Party in Cathedral Gardens, Wymondham Carnival and Summer O

What's on in Norfolk: Traditional Garden Party in Cathedral Gardens, Wymondham Carnival and Summer Open Day at Pavilion Theatre, Cromer. (L-R) - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Here's a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Saturday July 23

• Summer Open Day at Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, 10am, Adults £3, Children £1

The Pavilion Theatre will be hosting their annual summer open day this weekend which is set to include a special meet and greet session with the summer show cast, as well as a performance on the pier, behind the scenes theatre tours, and various other children's activities.

• Traditional Garden Party, Norwich Cathedral Garden, 2pm-8pm, Free entry


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Norwich Cathedral are throwing a traditional garden party this Saturday in the picturesque setting of the Cathedral Garden. The party will begin at 2.15pm with a Royal parade and children's fancy dress competition which will be judged by special guest Helen McDermott. Then a range of games will be taking place and cream tea and BBQ food will be available. Other activities will include Zumba, face painting, a bouncy castle, beer tasting and a table-top sale.

• Wymondham Carnival, Wymondham town centre, 3pm-8pm, Free entry

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Wymondham Carnival is set to be a big event this weekend, with a wide mixture of events and activities taking place throughout the day, including a parade, games, fun fair, stalls, live music, the final of Wymondham's Got Talent and much more.

• Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' open air production, Catton Park, Old Catton, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Adults £12, Concessions £10, Children (16 and under) £8

Local theatre company, Strange Fascination, a professional company formed in April 2014, present an open air theatre performance of Shakespeare's classic tale A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Sunday July 24

• Norfolk Motorhome Show, Norfolk Showground, 9.30am-4.30pm, Adults £6, Children (under 16) Free

After a successful launch in 2015, the Norfolk Motorhome Show returns to the Showground this year for a bigger and better event. The show will provide visitors with a range of models, and industry experts will be on hand to help you make the right choice. As well as a motorhome display, daytime entertainment such as bingo, soul music, comedy and more will be taking place.

• Picnic in the Park 2016, Whitlingham Country Park, 11am-4pm, Free entry

This Sunday, Whitlingham Country Park will be hosting a big family event to kick off National Parks Week. Families are invited to bring food and enjoy a day in the park. Throughout the day there will also be music, displays, crafts, trails, boat trips, canoeing and family activities.

• Summer Sunday musical afternoons, Great Yarmouth Minster, 3pm, £6

As part of Great Yarmouth's series of musical afternoons, this weekend will see Love, Longing and the Sea (folk music) by Kathy and Brett Butler and friends take place. The £6 entry fee also includes a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

• The Importance of Being Earnest, Hoveton Hall Gardens, 5pm, £13.50 Advance, £15 on the door

Professional theatre company DOT Productions presents a performance of the classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The combination of witty dialogue, fabulous characters and the charming backdrop of Hoveton Hall is sure to enchant audiences this weekend.

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