Secret gardens, swaggering pirates and classic cars. These are just a few of the things on offer for families in Norfolk this weekend.
Whether you’re looking to explore in the sun or keep the kids entertained, here are 7 things you could do.
Exhibition “Elements of Nature” by Nicola Slattery, Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
Nicola Slattery is a fellow of the Royal Society of British Artists whose work has won several art awards and is featured in contemporary art collections around the world.
His most recent exhibition, Elements of Nature, opens Saturday, June 5 at Mandell’s Gallery – located near the top of historic cobbled Elm Hill in Norwich.
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The exhibition consists of more than forty paintings and prints in limited edition.
Speaking about her recent work, Ms Slattery said: “I wanted to create something as a tribute to the natural world that I encountered, either through my surroundings in South Norfolk or through my imagination.”
The exhibition opens on Saturday June 5 and continues from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 26.
For more information on Nicola Slattery, visit her website here, www.nicolaslattery.com.
Bishop’s House Open Garden benefiting Home-Start, Norwich
This is a rare opportunity to visit Bishop’s Garden for the benefit of the Home-Start charity, which supports families with young children across Norfolk.
Visitors are welcomed in its beautiful walled gardens, next to the cathedral, to meet some of the association’s volunteers and raise funds to support their work.
It will include a cake sale, a jungle walk, the smart spell trail, storytelling and a raffle.
The event takes place on Sunday, June 6 in three timed sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with limited tickets to ensure the safety of Covid.
An entrance fee of £ 5 is payable at the door, children under 16 and wheelchair users are admitted free.
Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite here, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bishops-house-open-garden-in-aid-of-home-start-norfolk-tickets-146726269221.
The pirates live at the Racecourse, Great Yarmouth
Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac in a captivating pirate water show featuring an incredible cast of actors, acrobats and acrobats. All on a huge galleon in the Water Spectacular Hippodrome.
Families will be able to attend the show on Saturday June 5 at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6.30 p.m. and Sunday June 6 at the same times.
Prices vary based on seating, adults £ 25- £ 20, discounts £ 22- £ 19, and children £ 15- £ 14.
You can contact the ticket office on 01493 738877 or by e-mail, [email protected]
You can visit the Hippodrome website here, https://hippodromecircus.co.uk/pirates-live.
Norwich Free Market, Norwich Theater Royal Car Park
Norwich Free Market is a community hub for traders, makers, bakers, artists, producers and street vendors, held once a month.
In a Facebook post, Norwich Free Market also announced that musician Sanguine Sea (SS) will be performing.
The market will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday June 6.
They wrote: “We bring you some of the best food in Norfolk, some of the most creative makers in Norfolk, but we don’t stop there because we also bring you some of the most gifted musicians in Norfolk.
“So, we are delighted to announce that Sanguine Sea (SS) will be performing at the next market.
“It will start at 4pm, so get there early and make sure you don’t miss it.”
Continental Circus Berlin, Norfolk Show Ground
This is your last chance to attend the Circus Berlin UK Tour at the Norfolk Showground.
The show was created by the producers of some of the best circuses in the world.
At Continental Circus Berlin, you won’t believe your eyes with everything from the death-defying globe of death to swirling acrobatics.
Clowns Angelo and Eddie will guide you through the show and it will be in a socially distanced marquee tent.
You can attend the circus on Saturday June 5 at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. and on Sunday June 6, noon or 3 p.m.
Ticket prices depend on seating positions. For adults, circle £ 12, inner circle £ 22 and £ 30 at the edge of the VIP ring.
For under 16s, students and over 60s circle £ 10, inner circle £ 16 and £ 24 at the edge of the VIP ring.
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Circus Berlin website here, https://www.circusberlin.co.uk/venues/norwich/.
Wild bee! Pensthorpe Nature Park, Fakenham
This family-friendly event promises traditional outdoor fun in the sun at Pensthorpe Nature Park.
Follow Queenie, the white-tailed bumblebee on an adventure around the park to learn more about her bee friends. This new trail will allow you to explore the park and the kids will leave at the end of the day with a better understanding and a greater passion for the great outdoors and wildlife.
The event will run until Sunday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets for non-member adults cost £ 12.95, non-member seniors (60+) £ 11.95, non-member children aged three to 16 £ 11.95 and under three enter free.
All visitors, including members and children under three, will need to pre-book their tickets online. You can book tickets here, https://pensthorpe.merlintickets.co.uk/product/EV000009
For more information on the event, go here, https://www.pensthorpe.com/event/bee-wild-half-term-2021/.
Autojumble and Classic Motor Show, Arminghall, Norwich
After the event’s success in 2020, Arminghall is expected to bring back the Autojumble and the Classic Motor Show.
It’s a great day out for motor vehicle enthusiasts and families in Norfolk on Saturday June 5th.
The event can accommodate up to 300 Autojumble stands and up to 600 classic vehicles.
The stalls sell everything from engine or motorcycle parts, tools, souvenirs, vintage, clothing, services and other related products.
For the general public it opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Entrance cost for adults is £ 2 and those under 16 enter for free.
For more information visit the event page here, https://www.arminghallevents.co.uk/autojumble-classic-motor-show .