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Join us in celebrating the first ever Norfolk Day!

PUBLISHED: 13:01 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:01 09 July 2018

Norfolk Day Walcott Beach (photo: Antony Kelly)

Norfolk Day Walcott Beach (photo: Antony Kelly)

Archant Norfolk 2018

It's time to celebrate our glorious county, and although every day is Norfolk Day at EDP Norfolk magazine, here are 10 special events to give a flavour of the new festival of all things Norfolk

This month is the first ever Norfolk Day – a chance to shout about all things that are great about our county, to celebrate what makes it special and to discover exciting new things to do and places to visit. On July 27, there will be a host of events marking the occasion right across the county, from village fetes and fairs to exhibitions, talks and activities

in landmark buildings and special settings.There will lots of opportunities to eat our delicious produce, get a taste for some of the activities and events taking place across the county and explore our glorious landscape.

For full details see edp24.co.uk/going-out/norfolk-day

Customs House, King's Lynn (photo: Ian Burt)Customs House, King's Lynn (photo: Ian Burt)

1. Celebrate Norfolk Day at the Parish in Bloom flower festival at Lessingham Church on Norfolk Day itself and Friday and Saturday July 28-29.

See beaches, lifeboats, lighthouses and farming celebrated in flowers. The festival also features local artists and makers. Homemade cakes and refreshments available at the village hall.

Entry is free but donations welcome.

2. The Museum of the Broads at Stalham is celebrating Norfolk Day with free entry for all, plus trips on its Victorian steamboat (charges apply) from 10am to 4pm. 01692 581681. museumofthebroads.org.uk

3. Hare off to a free family fun day at Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich, from 11am to 3pm, including an attempt at creating a world record for dressing up as hares, 1-2pm. Full details of the Totally Broads Day at south-norfolk.gov.uk

4. WI members across the county will be getting into the Norfolk Day spirit by decking villages with bunting, hosting coffee mornings and cake afternoons and (in Sprowston) hiding painted garden rocks around the area, working with the Norfolk Rocks UK group. At Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall, WI members will be showing the group’s project to create a textile map of the village and in Norwich visitors can enjoy a free slice of cake with the A Slice of Norfolk WI Life event at the Norfolk WI headquarters on All Saints Green, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm.

5. Gig in the Park at Diss is a talent competition for young performers running over Norfolk Day and the weekend. gig-in-the-park.co.uk

6. Join a family friendly story walk at seven locations across the county. The libraries at Gaywood, Cromer, North Walsham, Great Yarmouth, Harleston, Tuckswood and Norwich Forum are leading 90 minute walks aimed at children aged three to seven. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the story walks will take place whatever the weather – so bring wellies, sunhat etc as appropriate.

7. Rock up at Park Britannia cafe in Norwich’s Waterloo Park for a retro 1950s-themed fete.

8. Enjoy a free family fun day featuring a dog show, miniature therapy donkeys, face painting and arts and crafts at Gold Park, Mundesley, noon-4pm.

9. Norfolk food and drink festival Porkstock has a special pop-up for Norfolk Day. Porkstock Pop-Up at House of Fraser at intu Chapelfield, 9am-7pm, includes more than 20 local food and drink producers. porkstock.co.uk

10. Enjoy Norfolk Day free entry to the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and Strangers Hall in Norwich. museums.norfolk.gov.uk

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