Events in Norfolk – August 2019

Here we list some of the great reasons to visit North Norfolk this August.   We list a few of things that we hope might appeal and can be an excuse for you to come and stay at Fakenham Fairways.

Historic show at Houghton by Britain’s greatest sculptor

Wednesday 1 May 2019 to Sunday 29th September 2019

What an opportunity to see some of this sculptor’s major works. Henry Moore lived from 1898 to 1986 and was one of the first British artists to become a global icon in his lifetime. He envisaged many of his works to be set in the open air. The grounds of Houghton Hall are the perfect setting for some of these pieces. However there will also be smaller works, models and etchings inside in the ground floor gallery spaces. He worked mainly in bronze but he also produced fibreglass replicas of some of his most iconic pieces, particularly for exhibition and two of these are on display at Houghton.

Houghton Hall is only 10 miles from Fakenham Fairways so why not book to stay  for Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

Ticket information:
Tickets £18 (Students £10, Free to Under 17s)

Houghton Hall  Supporting Festival of Contemporary Artists

In the Stables of Houghton Hall.  Open until 29th September

Even more to be found on the Houghton Hall Estate!

“Houghton” Music Festival… Thursday 8th August until Sunday 11th August

Tickets selling fast… Go to Website for details

Creake Abbey – Summer Gift Fair

Saturday 24th August from 10.00 until 16.00

Come and find a wide range of local gifts from wood carvings and baskets to soaps, paintings, textiles, drawings and ironmongery plus much more!  These will be complemented by a selection of the food producers from our award winning farmers’ market.

Go to website for full details

Creake Abbey – White Three Sugars exhibition

Open everyday from 10.00 until 16.00

A chance to see an exhibition of vintage style travel posters incorporating North Norfolk scenes

Entry is free to both of the above

Creake Abbey is only 8 miles from Fakenham Fairways


Thursford Collection

Great for a rainy day. A working museum of mechanical organs, fairground and road steam engines, Wurlitzer shows and silent movies. Plus a behind the scenes tour to show how the engines would have been used….not to pull trains obviously!



Entrance fee….£6.50 all adults. Children under 12 free.

Opening Hours for August…… Monday to Wednesday 11.00 – 16.00  Sunday 11.00 – 16.00 [closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday]

Distance from Fakenham Fairways 7 miles


Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

The wildlife charity The Hawk and Owl Trust run this delightful and interesting reserve. It may only be small, 45 acres, but it has a variety of habitats encouraging many different species of birds. The entire area is accessed via board walks and there are several hides. Definitely a worthwhile visit.


Opening hours 8.00 until 17.00

Phone: 01328 856788 to check entrance fees and opening times

Distance from Fakenham Fairways only 0.8 miles


Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society Events within 25 miles of Fakenham Fairways during August

Wildlife Walk..flies and other insects of Cley. Saturday 3rd August…10.30 start….free entry….venue Cley Marshes NWT

Booking essential…phone 01603 453524 or email…[email protected]

An introduction to the Mindfulness of Nature….Sunday 4th August…10.30 until 15.30…cost £26…venue Cley Marshes NWT

The day will consist of walking, games and reflections to help a better understanding  of the life within and around us.

No previous experience required and everyone welcome.

Booking is essential… 01263 740008

Back to the Wild: Discovering Mindfulness of Nature for Families….Monday 5th August…10.30 until 13.30..£10 per child accompanying adult free…venue Cley Marshes NWT

Exploring our relationship with the incredible natural world. The event will feature exercises, games and short discussions for the whole family.

Booking is essential…phone 01263 740008

Wildlife Watch: Rockpools and Rocks….Saturday 10th August…9.30 until 11.30…£6 one accompanying adult free…venue West Runton

Come and explore the rock pools and search through the rocks for fossils

Booking is essential…01603 625540