Local Events

In addition to all the wonderful places to visit in the local area, there are often events taking place nearby that you may want to see.
Although by no means an exhaustive list, we will try to keep this page updated with events you may not want to miss.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens 2023 Events                                                                  

Visit Norfolk's unique steam attraction. On the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Bressingham Steam Museum has a timeless appeal and is somewhere all ages can enjoy together. A charity since the early 1970s, Bressingham Steam and Gardens is the home of Alan Bloom’s collection of plants and Industrial, mainly Steam powered, engineering. Open to the public since 1961, Bressingham has welcomed thousands of visitors over the years, bringing to life the magic of Steam. It is a place where Alan Bloom wanted a hands-on approach for all the family to have fun.

Heritage Steam Gala                                                                                           

Steam Gala

Sat 29 Apr 2023 to Mon 1 May 2023

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1940's Day                                                                                                      

1940's Themed event

Sun 14 May 2023

A 1940's themed event with the Dad's Army Appreciation Society.                                                                                              

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Narrow Gauge East                                                                                                      

Narrow gauge railway

Sun 9 Jul 2023

Model Railway Show: A celebration of narrow gauge modelling.

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Fire Engine Gathering                                                                                                  

Fire Engine Display

Sat 22 Jul 2023 to Sun 23 Jul 2023

Displays of Fire Engines at Bressingham

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Steam Portable Weekend                                                                                             

Steam Portable

Sun 27 Aug 2023 to Mon 28 Aug 2023

A special weekend featuring displays of portable steam engines.

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Model Railway Day                                                     

Sun 1 Oct 2023

Model Railway

Model Railway Exhibition featuring visiting layouts of various scales and gauges. 

The exhibition will also feature several trade stalls.

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Other local events are taking the place of interest.

One of the many diverse performers

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

12th - 28th May 2023

For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, our world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.

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The Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July 2023

Horse & Carriage

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest two-day agricultural show in the country.

Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, the Creators of the Royal Norfolk Show, are proud to put

on such a prestigious event for the local community at the beautiful Norfolk Showground. 

Enjoy celebrating summer the Norfolk way with an impressive selection, with 700 trade stands, 

over 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s most extensive food and drink 

experience and hundreds of attractions. There’s something for everyone. 

Whilst immersing yourself in a variety of music, heritage, and culture.

With loads going on, this is an event not to be missed!                                                                      

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Old Buckenham Airshow 2023:

29-30 July 2023


    Old Buckenham History

Old Buckenham Airfield is a former Royal Air Force Station built in 1942-1943 and used during 

the Second World War by the United States for the strategic bombing campaign against Germany.

The USAAF Eighth Air Force designated Old Buckenham as USAAF Air Station 144, 

and the 453rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) operated B-24 Liberators. James "Jimmy" Stewart,

the Hollywood movie star was a group operations officer at Old Buckenham during the spring of 1944. 

Stewart's fellow actor Walter Matthau was also based at Old Buckenham.

Today, Old Buckenham hosts a two-day airshow each year, usually at the end of July or the beginning of August. The Old Buckenham Airshow has

a 4-hour display each day and includes several warbirds such as Spitfires, Mustangs, 

and B-17S, display teams and RAF aircraft such as the Typhoon.                                                                                                             

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photo of motorcycle race
Superbike action at Snetterton

British Superbikes

7th - 10th July 2023

Snetterton circuit is one of the UK's finest motor racing facilities and the country’s newest circuit following a major redevelopment in 2011. The circuit blends a challenging and complex layout with fast straights to create a unique challenge - much of which can be viewed from raised spectator banks to offer some of the best viewings in Britain. The Bennetts British Superbike Championship uses the 300 circuits designed by circuit boss Jonathan Palmer. It features a thrilling mix of corners, some of which are inspired by other circuits across the globe.

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Hot Air Balloon Festival
Hot Air Balloon Festival

Buckenham Hot Air Balloon Festival

11th - 13th August 2023

The third annual Balloon Festival will take place at Old Buckenham Country Park, near Attleborough, from Friday, August 11, until Sunday, August 13 2023.

It will feature balloon flights and stunning evening night glows.

A fun-filled weekend for everyone, full of activities from live music, street food, BBQ Grill, beer festival, children’s entertainment, ballooning equipment and memorabilia up close and much more. If the British weather allows, you will also see morning and evening hot air balloon flights taking off from our park and our stunning night glow!

With this family-dog-friendly event kicking off at 10.30 am Friday 11th August,

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (15 miles)                                             

The Street, Flixton, Bungay, NR35 1NZ

Tel: 01986 896644

The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum recognised as East Anglia’s Aviation Heritage Centre, is run entirely by volunteers,

The collection early in 2014 comprised 66 aircraft (including cockpits) and more than 30,000 smaller artefacts. 11 aircraft and 6 cockpits are displayed outdoors. Still, everything else is on view within themed buildings for the Royal Observer Corps No. 6 Group, the 446th (H) Bomb Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, RAF Air-Sea Rescue & Coastal Command, and local aviation from the pioneer years to the present day.

Museum open dates

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 10:00 to 16:00                                     


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