Five things to do in June

1. Regal affair

For two days, the county comes together for the Royal Norfolk Show which celebrates all things agricultural. With more than 700 retailers to shop, plenty of local food and drink to sample, plus entertainment from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and  RAF Falcons, it’s worth pre-booking a two-day ticket at royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk and treating the family to all that the region has to offer.

 

2. Oh deer!

It’s calving season at Snettisham Park where the beautiful spotted deer are on show. The stags are growing their antlers for rutting season, and of course there’s all of the rest of the farm to explore too. With the chance to feed and pet animals, it’s a great way to get up close to nature on our doorstep. Head to The Lodge, Old Hunstanton afterwards and treat the kids to lunch and a sundae treat.

 

3. Treat dad

It’s Father’s Day on 18 June and if your dad (and grandad!) share our nostalgic fondness for steam railways, head to the Bure Valley Railway in Aylsham which is offering a Father’s VIP Package. Starting at Wroxham, the steam train will transport you to Aylsham for lunch and every father gets the chance to drive an engine as part of the experience – all aboard! Call to book.

 

4. Top of the shops

Throughout June and July, Dalegate Market at Burnham Deepdale is hosting local artisans and producers at its beach hut pop-up shops from Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm. Browse the stores and then head to Briarfields for lunch or tea and admire your Norfolk purchases.

 

5. Go wild

On Tuesday 20 June, the Holkham National Nature Reserve is offering a guided walk with one of its wardens, taking in seasonal highlights and areas of interest on the beautiful Estate. Tickets are £5 per person for the 90-minute tour. Call 01328 713111 or visit www.holkham.co.uk to book.

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