What’s on when I visit

Feb
9
Sat
Highlights from Viking @ Norwich Castle
Feb 9 – Sep 8 all-day

The Vikings are coming to Norwich! But don’t worry, this time it will be a whole lot more peaceful. Here we give you some highlights from Viking: Rediscover the Legend, a British Museum and York Museums Trust Partnership Exhibition, at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery – 9 February to 8 September 2019.

May
10
Fri
Norfolk and Norwich Festival @ Norwich and Norfolk
May 10 – May 26 all-day

Unmissable performance, music, literature, art and free outdoor events!

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2019 is a classical and contemporary music festival in Norwich, United Kingdom. Its recent lineups have included Amanda Palmer, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Mark Padmore and more. 

In addition to the music, Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2019 also has a programme of circus, dance, visual arts and outdoors work in our city, towns and unique Norfolk landscape.

 

May
25
Sat
Beccles Food and Drink Festival @ Beccles
May 25 all-day

Celebrating its 5th year, Beccles Food and Drink Festival is returning in 2019 to tantalise the taste buds.  Set for Saturday 25th May, the Festival features over 70 food and drink stalls, many of them local artisan producers, as well as those from farther afield in East Anglia.  Based in the centre of the vibrant market town, the Festival will include cookery demonstrations and talks, music and children’s entertainment.  A free Park & Ride service will run throughout the day from Beccles Quay, where additional parking will be available.  Building on the successful formula of previous years, it is hoped to introduce some new and exciting features, details of which will appear on the website as plans are finalised.

Updates to the Festival will be posted on the Festival website and Facebook at regular intervals, so keep checking back to keep abreast of the latest developments.

The LAA & Homebuilt Festival @ Old Buckenham Airfield
May 25 – May 26 all-day

What could be better than a whole day of LAA & Homebuilt aircraft? Two days, perhaps? We’re giving over the entire weekend to aircraft under the umbrella of the LAA. Camping is available for all aviators and our facilities (including showers) will be available throughout, as will  Jimmy’s Cafe  and our two museums. We’re also bringing back (after a ten year pause) the extremely popular aerojumbles; one of two this year. 

 So that we can get an idea of numbers, please fill in the form below. We’ll be able to keep you updated with progress and weather as the event nears. If you’d like to book some space in the autojumble, keep scrolling down and you’ll see an ultra simple way of booking in. 

Landing Fees are half price (just £5). Admission to the aero jumble is £2 per person.   

Our events are always at the mercy of the weather. Please check our Twitter feed @egsv if the forecast looks dodgy. We’ll tweet and update oldbuck.com if we have to cancel at short notice.

May
26
Sun
The Fairy Fair at West Acre @ West Acre
May 26 – May 27 all-day

Discover the magic of nature this May when the Fairy Fair returns with its 21st fair.

This year the fair will be held in the beautiful Bradmoor Woods, West Acre and features workshops, live music, entertainment and lots more for a magical day-out where families with young children can connect with nature.

As well as simply enjoying the woods, there are bookable magical workshops including Fairy Crowns and Fairy Gardens (both about wildflowers), Elf Training and Fairy Training (both very active), Fairy Pets (about caterpillars) and our very own Fairyland Trust Wildlife Hospital where you can tend to some cuddly (toy) magical creatures.

These Workshops most with a unique story, their own decorated tent or woodland setting, draw on authentic magical British nature folklore and natural history to discover interesting stuff about wild plants and animals.

Plus, there is live music, food, drink and entertainment including story tellers, craft stalls and walkabout performers, as well as games, Maypole dancing, competitions and woodland trails and for the first time, the Actual Reality Arcade where you can try your hand at 10 iconic arcade games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make make the games come to life.

Drop-in activities include Fairy Flowers, Bug Bling and Flutterbies and Fairy Houses.

Following its great popularity at The Real Halloween last autumn, the No-new Plastic Fancy Dress Competition is returning for the Fair (free to enter and with prizes).

For the first time we are very pleased to welcome the amazing and charming Mr Alexander who will give three free shows a day featuring traditional circus skills and tricks.

Also new this year is the human-sized Actual Reality Arcade which allows you to play 10 iconic games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make the games come to life!

That’s not all. Additional free entertainment includes all-day storytelling from our popular trio Cliff Easterbrook, Callum Mc Gowan and Mike Dodsworth, Maypole dancing, music from the bands including Penny Les and the Hal Wrayzer Combo as well as Stripy the giant Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar, and our walkabout Wildflower Fairies, and the The Bee and May Bug.

You can also visit the Pixie Post Office and colour in post cards and follow the Rainbow Trail through the woods to visit the Fairy King and Queen at home (free). Nearby you can also discover the Message Tree where you are encouraged leave a message for the fairies.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a Watering Can for the finale with the king and Queen and if it’s not already decorated, you can join bling your watering can on site.

Food and drink may be found at various catering stalls, plus at The Good Elf Licenced Pub, and the Corncockle Cafe. Stalls in the Fairy Market sell local and handmade crafts. A proportion of their takings goes to support the Fairyland Trust so please think do shop. We have no cash point on site but can offer cashback on your card at the entrance tent should you need it.

Some activities have costs and some are free – please see fairylandtrust.org for full info
The Fairy Fair is a fundraising events for Norfolk conservation charity, The Fairyland Trust.

May
27
Mon
The Fairy Fair at West Acre @ West Acre
May 27 – May 28 all-day

Discover the magic of nature this May when the Fairy Fair returns with its 21st fair.

This year the fair will be held in the beautiful Bradmoor Woods, West Acre and features workshops, live music, entertainment and lots more for a magical day-out where families with young children can connect with nature.

As well as simply enjoying the woods, there are bookable magical workshops including Fairy Crowns and Fairy Gardens (both about wildflowers), Elf Training and Fairy Training (both very active), Fairy Pets (about caterpillars) and our very own Fairyland Trust Wildlife Hospital where you can tend to some cuddly (toy) magical creatures.

These Workshops most with a unique story, their own decorated tent or woodland setting, draw on authentic magical British nature folklore and natural history to discover interesting stuff about wild plants and animals.

Plus, there is live music, food, drink and entertainment including story tellers, craft stalls and walkabout performers, as well as games, Maypole dancing, competitions and woodland trails and for the first time, the Actual Reality Arcade where you can try your hand at 10 iconic arcade games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make make the games come to life.

Drop-in activities include Fairy Flowers, Bug Bling and Flutterbies and Fairy Houses.

Following its great popularity at The Real Halloween last autumn, the No-new Plastic Fancy Dress Competition is returning for the Fair (free to enter and with prizes).

For the first time we are very pleased to welcome the amazing and charming Mr Alexander who will give three free shows a day featuring traditional circus skills and tricks.

Also new this year is the human-sized Actual Reality Arcade which allows you to play 10 iconic games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make the games come to life!

That’s not all. Additional free entertainment includes all-day storytelling from our popular trio Cliff Easterbrook, Callum Mc Gowan and Mike Dodsworth, Maypole dancing, music from the bands including Penny Les and the Hal Wrayzer Combo as well as Stripy the giant Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar, and our walkabout Wildflower Fairies, and the The Bee and May Bug.

You can also visit the Pixie Post Office and colour in post cards and follow the Rainbow Trail through the woods to visit the Fairy King and Queen at home (free). Nearby you can also discover the Message Tree where you are encouraged leave a message for the fairies.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a Watering Can for the finale with the king and Queen and if it’s not already decorated, you can join bling your watering can on site.

Food and drink may be found at various catering stalls, plus at The Good Elf Licenced Pub, and the Corncockle Cafe. Stalls in the Fairy Market sell local and handmade crafts. A proportion of their takings goes to support the Fairyland Trust so please think do shop. We have no cash point on site but can offer cashback on your card at the entrance tent should you need it.

Some activities have costs and some are free – please see fairylandtrust.org for full info
The Fairy Fair is a fundraising events for Norfolk conservation charity, The Fairyland Trust.

May
28
Tue
The Fairy Fair at West Acre @ West Acre
May 28 – May 29 all-day

Discover the magic of nature this May when the Fairy Fair returns with its 21st fair.

This year the fair will be held in the beautiful Bradmoor Woods, West Acre and features workshops, live music, entertainment and lots more for a magical day-out where families with young children can connect with nature.

As well as simply enjoying the woods, there are bookable magical workshops including Fairy Crowns and Fairy Gardens (both about wildflowers), Elf Training and Fairy Training (both very active), Fairy Pets (about caterpillars) and our very own Fairyland Trust Wildlife Hospital where you can tend to some cuddly (toy) magical creatures.

These Workshops most with a unique story, their own decorated tent or woodland setting, draw on authentic magical British nature folklore and natural history to discover interesting stuff about wild plants and animals.

Plus, there is live music, food, drink and entertainment including story tellers, craft stalls and walkabout performers, as well as games, Maypole dancing, competitions and woodland trails and for the first time, the Actual Reality Arcade where you can try your hand at 10 iconic arcade games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make make the games come to life.

Drop-in activities include Fairy Flowers, Bug Bling and Flutterbies and Fairy Houses.

Following its great popularity at The Real Halloween last autumn, the No-new Plastic Fancy Dress Competition is returning for the Fair (free to enter and with prizes).

For the first time we are very pleased to welcome the amazing and charming Mr Alexander who will give three free shows a day featuring traditional circus skills and tricks.

Also new this year is the human-sized Actual Reality Arcade which allows you to play 10 iconic games, but not in front of a screen – YOU make the games come to life!

That’s not all. Additional free entertainment includes all-day storytelling from our popular trio Cliff Easterbrook, Callum Mc Gowan and Mike Dodsworth, Maypole dancing, music from the bands including Penny Les and the Hal Wrayzer Combo as well as Stripy the giant Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar, and our walkabout Wildflower Fairies, and the The Bee and May Bug.

You can also visit the Pixie Post Office and colour in post cards and follow the Rainbow Trail through the woods to visit the Fairy King and Queen at home (free). Nearby you can also discover the Message Tree where you are encouraged leave a message for the fairies.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a Watering Can for the finale with the king and Queen and if it’s not already decorated, you can join bling your watering can on site.

Food and drink may be found at various catering stalls, plus at The Good Elf Licenced Pub, and the Corncockle Cafe. Stalls in the Fairy Market sell local and handmade crafts. A proportion of their takings goes to support the Fairyland Trust so please think do shop. We have no cash point on site but can offer cashback on your card at the entrance tent should you need it.

Some activities have costs and some are free – please see fairylandtrust.org for full info
The Fairy Fair is a fundraising events for Norfolk conservation charity, The Fairyland Trust.

Jun
23
Sun
The American Fly In @ Old Buckenham Airfield
Jun 23 all-day

We’re celebrating everything American once again. As a former USAAF base we’ll be turning the airfield back into a piece of America. The 453rd Bombardment Group Museum & 8th Air Force Heritage Gallery will be open and American aircraft of all eras are invited to join a special display. Other aircraft are still welcome, of course.

 Landing Fees are half price at just £5. 

Our events are always at the mercy of the weather. Please check our Twitter feed @egsv if the forecast looks dodgy. We’ll tweet and update oldbuck.com if we have to cancel at short notice.

Pilots; to PPR please visit the Fly In Page. 

Jun
26
Wed
Royal Norfolk Show @ Norfolk Showground
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest two-day agricultural Show in the country has a reputation for being a fantastic event full of entertainment for all the family.

The show is a true celebration of the county’s agricultural industries, with livestock and equine competitions and displays on both days, top-class show jumping, over 3000 animals and hundreds of attractions. Here’s a taste of what to expect!

Bring the family

From youngest to oldest, there’s something for the whole family at the Royal Norfolk Show:
•Learn about Norfolk’s wonderful landscape and the importance of farming and the countryside
•Experience the thrills and spills of the Grand Ring
•Shop’til you drop at over 650 retail stands selling everything from fashion to farm machinery
•Enjoy all the fun of the fair on the vintage showground
•Meet local sports stars and try something new – from cricket to rugby, 4×4 driving to cycling – get active at the Show
•Relax over a summer drink, pick up a bite to eat and listen to the band

Farming at its heart

Experience the biggest two-day agricultural show in the country:
•Get to see farm animals up close – pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and cattle – all looking their best and trying to catch the judge’s eye
•Watch some of the country’s top show jumpers as they compete for the prizes
•Meet growers, farmers and scientists, learn about new technologies and the skills needed for tomorrow’s agriculture
•Understand the connection between food, farming and the countryside
•See today’s hi-tech farm machinery and marvel at the heavy horses and equipment of times gone by
•Take a trip to the Show’s own mini farm

Norfolk in a day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the greatest showcase for all that’s best about our county:
•Sample food and drink from more than 70 local producers in our Food Hall – from cheese to chorizo, whisky to wine, salads to sweets, it’s all produced in Norfolk
•Get green fingers! Visit the Flower and Garden Show, meet the experts and try your hand at something different
•Watch top chefs in action in our state-of-the art cookery theatre – learn new tips and tricks
•Meet the people who support our county every day – including Fire & Rescue, Police and the Armed Forces
•Be entertained by some of the county’s top musicians, take in the art show and see craftsmen at work
•Walk through the woodland, learn how to turn a chair leg or make a basket
•Countryside, waterways and coast – find out what else you can do in this great county

Jun
27
Thu
Royal Norfolk Show @ Norfolk Showground
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest two-day agricultural Show in the country has a reputation for being a fantastic event full of entertainment for all the family.

The show is a true celebration of the county’s agricultural industries, with livestock and equine competitions and displays on both days, top-class show jumping, over 3000 animals and hundreds of attractions. Here’s a taste of what to expect!

Bring the family

From youngest to oldest, there’s something for the whole family at the Royal Norfolk Show:
•Learn about Norfolk’s wonderful landscape and the importance of farming and the countryside
•Experience the thrills and spills of the Grand Ring
•Shop’til you drop at over 650 retail stands selling everything from fashion to farm machinery
•Enjoy all the fun of the fair on the vintage showground
•Meet local sports stars and try something new – from cricket to rugby, 4×4 driving to cycling – get active at the Show
•Relax over a summer drink, pick up a bite to eat and listen to the band

Farming at its heart

Experience the biggest two-day agricultural show in the country:
•Get to see farm animals up close – pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and cattle – all looking their best and trying to catch the judge’s eye
•Watch some of the country’s top show jumpers as they compete for the prizes
•Meet growers, farmers and scientists, learn about new technologies and the skills needed for tomorrow’s agriculture
•Understand the connection between food, farming and the countryside
•See today’s hi-tech farm machinery and marvel at the heavy horses and equipment of times gone by
•Take a trip to the Show’s own mini farm

Norfolk in a day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the greatest showcase for all that’s best about our county:
•Sample food and drink from more than 70 local producers in our Food Hall – from cheese to chorizo, whisky to wine, salads to sweets, it’s all produced in Norfolk
•Get green fingers! Visit the Flower and Garden Show, meet the experts and try your hand at something different
•Watch top chefs in action in our state-of-the art cookery theatre – learn new tips and tricks
•Meet the people who support our county every day – including Fire & Rescue, Police and the Armed Forces
•Be entertained by some of the county’s top musicians, take in the art show and see craftsmen at work
•Walk through the woodland, learn how to turn a chair leg or make a basket
•Countryside, waterways and coast – find out what else you can do in this great county

Jun
28
Fri
Royal Norfolk Show @ Norfolk Showground
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest two-day agricultural Show in the country has a reputation for being a fantastic event full of entertainment for all the family.

The show is a true celebration of the county’s agricultural industries, with livestock and equine competitions and displays on both days, top-class show jumping, over 3000 animals and hundreds of attractions. Here’s a taste of what to expect!

Bring the family

From youngest to oldest, there’s something for the whole family at the Royal Norfolk Show:
•Learn about Norfolk’s wonderful landscape and the importance of farming and the countryside
•Experience the thrills and spills of the Grand Ring
•Shop’til you drop at over 650 retail stands selling everything from fashion to farm machinery
•Enjoy all the fun of the fair on the vintage showground
•Meet local sports stars and try something new – from cricket to rugby, 4×4 driving to cycling – get active at the Show
•Relax over a summer drink, pick up a bite to eat and listen to the band

Farming at its heart

Experience the biggest two-day agricultural show in the country:
•Get to see farm animals up close – pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and cattle – all looking their best and trying to catch the judge’s eye
•Watch some of the country’s top show jumpers as they compete for the prizes
•Meet growers, farmers and scientists, learn about new technologies and the skills needed for tomorrow’s agriculture
•Understand the connection between food, farming and the countryside
•See today’s hi-tech farm machinery and marvel at the heavy horses and equipment of times gone by
•Take a trip to the Show’s own mini farm

Norfolk in a day

The Royal Norfolk Show is the greatest showcase for all that’s best about our county:
•Sample food and drink from more than 70 local producers in our Food Hall – from cheese to chorizo, whisky to wine, salads to sweets, it’s all produced in Norfolk
•Get green fingers! Visit the Flower and Garden Show, meet the experts and try your hand at something different
•Watch top chefs in action in our state-of-the art cookery theatre – learn new tips and tricks
•Meet the people who support our county every day – including Fire & Rescue, Police and the Armed Forces
•Be entertained by some of the county’s top musicians, take in the art show and see craftsmen at work
•Walk through the woodland, learn how to turn a chair leg or make a basket
•Countryside, waterways and coast – find out what else you can do in this great county

Jun
30
Sun
Great British Cycling Festival
Jun 30 all-day

British Cycling Challenge 100

We are delighted to bring the Great British Cycling Festival to Norfolk in June 2019. Not only will be hosting the 2019 HSBC UK | National Road Championships, but we’ll be giving you the chance to ride in the wheel tracks of those elites riding for the British title with the British Cycling Challenge 100 Sportive. Please note this is an open road event with a closed road start and finish.

For the first time in the championships’ history, the men’s and women’s races will be on the road simultaneously before both finishing in Norwich city centre – with the women’s race to reach its conclusion after the men’s. This is all followed by you starting and finishing in Norwich City Centre and riding behind the championships.

We’re giving you the chance to challenge yourself, and benefit from the support of the crowds who will gather to see the country’s best riders go head-to-head to claim the national champions’ jerseys. With live TV coverage you may even see yourself on TV!

 
Jul
27
Sat
Old Buckenham Airshow @ Old Buckenham Airfield
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Over the last few year’s we’ve created movie history, repeatedly broken our own records and are proud to have created “The Ultimate Family Day Out” at the Airshow

We must be doing something right; we’re delighted to have won the coveted title of “Family Event of the Year” at the EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards in 2016.

Once again we’re attempting to improve on past glories such as the truly unique moment when Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) was reunited with her ‘Goldfinger’ helicopter after fifty years, a unique piece of history of which all other Airshows are jealous. Honor is not the only Hollywood star to have visited the Airshow; every year the most famous Spitfire of all, MH434, steals the show. 

On the ground there is so much to see and do we’ve had to make a weekend of it. Have a look at the ‘On the Ground’ page in the menu to find out about the Gourmet Food Village, Ice Cream Revolution, Attack and Destroy Bar, hundreds of classic cars, 453rd Museum and a host of stalls and exhibits.

Very few shows allow you to take the controls of  a range of exotic aircraft, and fewer still allow you to witness the very best pilots in aviation flying the greatest and most famous aircraft on Earth. Hover over the logo at the top of the page to find out why Old Buckenham was the only Airshow to make Country Life’s list of the 100 events making up the ‘Greatest Summer Ever’.

http://www.oldbuck.com/en/events/the-award-winning-old-buckenham-airshow-2019/

 

Sep
7
Sat
Sandringham Game and Country Fair @ Sandringham Estate
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Back at Sandringham for our 13th year, the Sandringham Game and Country Fair 2017, 7th-9th September promises to be bigger and better than ever.
 
THREE main arenas, displaying the best in exciting equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs; a huge steam and vintage area, have a go falconry, fishing, fieldsports and more. A great countryside day out for the whole family.

Sep
8
Sun
Highlights from Viking @ Norwich Castle
Sep 8 2019 – Apr 6 2020 all-day

The Vikings are coming to Norwich! But don’t worry, this time it will be a whole lot more peaceful. Here we give you some highlights from Viking: Rediscover the Legend, a British Museum and York Museums Trust Partnership Exhibition, at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery – 9 February to 8 September 2019.

Nov
10
Sun
Remembrance Sunday @ Old Buckenham Airfield
Nov 10 all-day

We’re expecting to be honoured with the presence of veterans and relatives of those who fought and died here during World War 2. The traditional Service of Remembrance will be held around the War Memorial, starting just prior to 11am. The 453rd Bombardment Group Museum and 8th Air Force Heritage Gallery will also be open all day.
Entry to all is free. Drivers and Pilots please note that engines must be off and remain off from 1055 until 1120.

Our events are always at the mercy of the weather. Please check our Twitter feed @egsv if the forecast looks dodgy. We’ll tweet and update oldbuck.com if we have to cancel at short notice.