Summer 2016

There are plenty of reasons to visit Norfolk this summer, and with the promise of a heatwave, perhaps we will be able to leave our brollies behind!


The main carnival week in Sheringham starts on the 30th July, but there are several events before and after to whet people’s appetites, starting with the raft race on the 24th July at noon. The carnival starts with aplomb with the annual visit of hundreds of beautifully customised and gleaming Harley Davidson motorbikes.

The events include:

  • Sunday: Crowning of the Carnival Queen
  • Tuesday: Street Races at 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: Parade Day
  • Sunday:: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

And there are plenty of other activities happening around these events.

Sheringham Carnival is then followed by Cromer Carnival week starting on the 13th August, with carnival day on the Wednesday, with the Red Arrows promised to perform a display that day.

More Information:

Full Steam Ahead

The North Norfolk Railway in Sheringham has plenty of activities for all ages:

Quad Art Set Week (2nd to 10th July)

Steam trains with quad-art set will be in service during this period, and in addition, mid-week (4th-5th July) there will be a Vintage Transport Festival when a large number of vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display at the various stations along the line.

For more information, visit their website.

15th Annual Beer Festival

This annual event will be held over this weekend, with beer, food and entertainment available over the three days at Sheringham Station.

For more information, visit their website.


Sheringham Little Theatre

The theatre is in full swing with a series of six excellent productions to entertain, thrill, and amuse you. You will need to book in advance, and pre-theatre suppers are available for most evening performances – these must be pre-booked.

  • 12th – 16th July: Shirley Valentine (Comedy)
  • 19th – 23rd July: Stone Cold Murder (Thriller)
  • 26th July – 6th August: Taking Steps (Farce)
  • 10th – 16th August: Railway Children (Adventure)
  • 18th – 27th August: Changing Rooms (Farce)
  • 30th August – 3rd September: Abigail’s Party (Comedy)

In addition, the North Norfolk Railway will be running Railway Children themed activities for families between the 10th and 16th August, and on the 13th, there is an opportunity to meet the cast at Weybourne Station from 10.30am.

For more information, visit their website.

Summer Seaside Special on Cromer Pier

The Cromer “End of the Pier” Show returns for its 39th year. Headlining this year is comedian Phil Butler. Joining Phil is Australia’s favourite comedy juggler, James BuSTAR. He’s appeared on Australia’s Got Talent and has become a headline act at performances and festivals across the globe. His unique show features stunts ranging from his death-defying axe juggling routine to crowd favourites like his humorous bowling ball juggle.

Fore more information, visit their website.

Other Events

RNLI Lifeboat Day

Every year on a Sunday in August two weeks before the late summer bank holiday the Sheringham Lifeboat Station holds what is known as a their Lifeboat Day where the public are invited into the Lifeboat Station to witness the lifeboat being launched as well as meeting crew and shorehelpers and seeing the Lifeboat at close quarters.

This year the event is on the 14th of August, and the lifeboat station will have many items on display, with stalls, food, games to be played, and fun for all.

Fun day out at Pretty Corner Woods

NNDC’s Sports and Leisure Services are running an event on the 25th August at Pretty Corner Woods, featuring Archery, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Mini Beast Hunt, Orienteering, Shelter Building, Story Telling, Donkey Rides, Woodland Crafts, Food Stalls, Kite Making, Water Rockets, Heavy Horses and Music and Arts.