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March 20, 2023

Today hopefully marks the end of the ‘blast’ and heralds the start of warmer weather here in North Norfolk. What better place to visit – endless beaches, skies, historic houses, doggy days out and some of the best places to eat in the Country. Plan your visit over Easter and you will be in for a treat. Easter heralds the first long weekend of the year and promises warmer, brighter days, making it the perfect time to visit North Norfolk.

With the King’s Coronation fast approaching, why not head to Sandringham for a rare viewing of more than 40 of the King’s watercolour paintings, all painted around the world on his travels? Whilst there, take the time to explore the Royal Parkland by foot, or bike, or take place in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Fancy a flutter? Enjoy an action packed day at Fakenham races on Easter Monday, with the first race starting at 2pm. Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Take a picnic and try to beat the bookies!


The Sheringham Viking Festival takes place on the 1st April, celebrating ancient Viking culture. If you have never heard of the Festival, you are in for a treat! This unique festival brings together all sorts of Viking-era activities. Witness the historic boat burning on the seafront, as well as the re-enactments on Beeston Bump. Vikings once struck terror into local residents. However, their return will be greatly welcomed! The Festival is free to attend.


A visit to Holkham will exceed all expectations. Parkland alive with deer and old oaks, a walled garden bursting with blooms and heritage, a nature reserve thrumming with wildlife, and an expansive beach backed by sand dunes and woodland For younger visitors (or perhaps those simply young at heart?) join in the Easter Egg hunts. Fill and feast at the Easter Food, Drink and Gift Market on the 8th and 9th April.


The Burnham Market International Horse Trial takes place over three days from the 14th April and is one of the country’s finest equestrian events. You will find trade stands, food vendors and funfair rides aplenty. Pop and say hello to our Aurina girls in our gorgeous Burnham store, grab a drink at The Hoste and feast at the wonderful Number 29. Visit a slice of Tuscany at the Tuscan Deli and pick up some Italian delicacies.


Looking for different ways to explore the Norfolk countryside and unique towns, why not take a trip on the North Norfolk Railway, fondly known as the ‘Poppy Line’? Chug from the smart Victorian seaside town of Sheringham to the stunning Georgian town of Holt, running through some of the County’s most stunning coastal scenery. Whilst in Holt, come at visit our lovely store, ‘Aurina’, grab a hot chocolate in Byfords and stock up on some award winning beers, wines and spirits at Adnams.


Ramp it up a level and explore the Coast with award winning EBikes courtesy of Cockle Bay E-Bike hire. Incredible RADPower electric bikes are perfect for touring and discovering the countryside. Based in Wells-next-the-sea, the Cockle Bay team will happily tailor a day to your requirements, creating a bespoke experience, including an entire adventure on EBike, Creek sailing trips, yoga, delicious food and much more.

Norfolk and dogs go together like walkies and waggy tails. Even Admiral Lord Nelson, one of Norfolk’s most famous residents, had a dog named Nileus! There are miles upon miles of miles of walkies to be found along the golden coastline. Add to that mouth-watering pubs and restaurants, unforgettable attractions and the cosiest dog friendly cottages (head to Norfolk Hideaways to book your perfect stay), North Norfolk is the perfect recipe for a holiday with your hound.

Finally, for those garden lovers, look no further than the spectacular Old Vicarage at East Ruston. A exotic 32 acre modern garden containing many rooms with herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical plants, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert wash and a large woodland garden. There is so much to explore!

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