Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk at the weekend
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If you are looking for something to do with the children, or to just pass the time this weekend then have a look at some of the great events taking place.
The Chapterhouse Theatre Company return on Saturday at 4.30pm with a performance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in the grand setting of the Blickling Hall estate. This version of the well known production takes the audience a step back in time to meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters, along with the famous Mr Darcy, who Elizabeth falls for. The play will be staged out in the open under the Norfolk skies, offering a chance to revel in a world famous love story. Take your own rugs and picnics, with tickets costing £13.50, £9 children, £40 families. For more information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Saturday sees the Return of annual Hunstanton Kite Fair at the Smithdon High School from 9am till 5pm. With everyone hoping for a windy day there will be a chance to fly and buy a wide selection of Kites, from traditional to modern, with help on hand from sessions teaching you how to get your kite off the ground. The main ring will feature a wide range to entertainment to keep the family busy with expert kite flyers showing of their skills, to classic cars and motorbikes. There will also be a wide range of stalls for you to spend your hard earnt money. Admission £5, £2 children, £12 family. www.hunstantonrotary.org
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This year is the 350th anniversary of the formation of Wells Harbour Commissioners and to celebrate Wells will be holding a Harbour
Day, on Sunday. This will be a day for all the family, as Children can see puppeteer fishmongers bringing fish to life and can witness stirring in the jellied eel bar. Along with this films about the sea can be seen in the lighthouse along face painting and an entertainer to keep the children happy. Workshops will also take place all themed around marine activities or you could just book a kayak safari and take in the sights of the creeks. If none of that takes your fancy then you can mull around the range of maritime stalls, food stalls and local charity stalls. For more information visit: www.wellsharbour.co.uk
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Join Hazel Nudd for a trip down Memory lane at the restored Stubb Mill in Hickling during with a guided tour of this wonderful building on Sunday at 11.30am and 2pm. You will get a chance to look at historical photographs and climb right up into to cap to see the inner workings of the mill. Admission is £2.50, and £1 for children, free with full reserve admission and to NWT members. To pre-book call 01692 598276 or visit: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.co.uk
The Gunton Arms on Cromer Road at Thorpe Market with be hosting its first ever beer and music festival from Friday to Sunday at 11am till 11pm. As well as local beers, the music will include Silver at 7.30pm on Friday; The Scratch Band at 3pm on the Saturday, and Feral Mouth at 7.30pm also Saturday. More details 01263 832010 or visit: www.theguntonarms.co.uk