Cromer and its surrounding areas are full to the brim with local events that you can get stuck into this Spring.
Cromer and its surrounding areas are full to the brim with local events that you can get stuck into this Spring. From themed weekends, to music festivals – there is something for everyone.
We’ve made this handy list so you can see “what’s on” at a glance.
March 29-31 | 60’s Weekend, Cromer
Kicking off the 60s weekend, get down and boogie with vinyl spinning from Trevor Half Nelson and “Hitman Hawkins” on the Friday. Dust off your 60s gear and head over to the Pavilion Theatre Bar. This ticketed event is now on sale.
Saturday is the all-day main event. Hop on an original London Routemaster double decker bus, complete with conductor, and take a trip to the surrounding areas. Further filling the air with 60s nostalgia, embrace live music courtesy of Rock the Lobster, and get a selfie with an original full-size Dalek and Cyberman from Doctor Who.
Here are some of the things you can expect:
Head over to the theatre on Saturday evening and celebrate the unique sounds of the 60s with a mod-tastic musical production.
April 15 | Easter Egg Hunt, Felbrigg Hall
11:00 - 15:30
The Easter Bunny has been leaving a trail of clues for you and the children to solve. Get involved in the outdoor family fun and win tasty Cadbury Easter eggs, all whilst enjoying the beautiful grounds of the West Garden. What better way to enjoy Easter?
Event tickets are only £2.50 which makes for an affordable family outing!
For more information, visit their website here
May 10-12 | Folk on The Pier, Cromer
In its 21st year, the Pavilion theatre is hosting its annual Folk on the Pier event.
Get back to your poetry and folk music roots with a weekend of energetic sets and passionate performances. There will be a line up of exciting stars, highly respected in the folk-rock world.
Over the weekend, listen to interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songs and the songstress Sally Barker. You’ll get to see a rare performance by duetting John Tams and Barry Coope, as well as several other well-loved bands.
The founding father of British folk-rock, Ashley Hutchings, will perform a duo set with Becky Mills, showcasing songs from both of their new highly praised albums.
Saturday’s line-up includes festival regulars Chris While, Julie Matthews and Christine Collister. Well-loved band, Daphne’s Flight, closes the evenings performance.
Up-and-coming band Merry Hell headlines Sunday’s afternoon antics, and the long-time touring Oysterband close the show in the evening.
For information on getting hold of tickets, head over to www.thecromerpier.com or purchase from the Pavillion Theatre box office on 01263 512495.
May 18-19 | Crab & Lobster Festival Cromer & Sheringham
Celebrating the best of the fine coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, this annual festival promotes local seafaring heritage and active fishing communities. You’ll get to sample and experience the best of North Norfolk’s chefs, crafts, preserves, cakes, charcuteries and much more.
A traditional seaside variety concert kicks off the festival on Friday night. Join in the fun by heading over to Pavillion Theatre on the pier. Make the most of the weekend by following the entertainment that continues on Evington Lawns, Cromer.
For more information, visit www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk.
May 25 | Deckhands: Pocket Rockets, Cromer
This fun activity is held at the RNLI’s Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer. Suitable for children over 5, create and colour your own mini rocket and see how far it can travel. Take your creations home with you, as well as the memories and discoveries of the museum.
For more information, have a look on their website
June 1&2 | Wells at War, Wells-Next-The-Sea
Experience the spirit of the 1940s as Wells recaptures the nostalgia of wartime in North Norfolk. This event is hugely popular and attracts locals and visitors alike. Get into the swing of the weekend by donning your best victory suit, or knee length A-line dress.
Some things you can look forward to:
June 24-30 | Great British Cycling festival, Norwich
Norfolk is the proud (and excited!) host of this year’s Great British Cycling Festival. Roughly 50 minutes from Cromer, in the centre of Norwich, the race begins and ends. This is the first time Norfolk’s turf has been raced on by elite riders, all trying to claim the national champions’ jersey.
Fancy a go? Take to the peddles and challenge yourself to the 100-mile course. Be cheered on by the crowds, and with live TV coverage, you might find yourself on the TV!
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