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Summer holiday outdoor activitiesThe Summer Holidays are upon us once more which affects us all - even if you don't have kids it still plays to plan ahead to make the most of any sunshine and free time available.

If you do have kids, Then it's imperative!

Bearing this in mind we've done a bit of research into what outdoor activities are taking place in Norfolk in the 2015 summer holiday - next week will be looking at some great indoor activities just in case the summer turns out to be a wash out!

Summer holiday Sports and fitness events and activities

Unless you're snooker fan, Summer holidays are The best time of year for outdoor sports and fitness activities, And whether you're a player or spectator Norfolk has more than its fair share of Sporting events this summer.

A great place to start is Active Norfolk’s website - they are an organisation who hold free and paid sports and fitness events all over the county for all ages.

One in particular that caught our eye is a series of free to join bike rides for people aged 50 and over for a as part of a project in partnership with the British Cycling Association.

They will be held in Aylsham, Norwich, Fakenham and Attleborough be about an hour and a half in length which sounds like brilliant way of seeing some beautiful Norfolk countryside.

At the other end of the page spectrum, there is a family field fun day planned for late August to be held in Caistor, When they will have traditional "sports day" events like Egg and Spoon and sack races, And As well as stalls, face painting and refreshments (including candy floss!)

Active Norfolk’s full list of events can be found on their website - it’s well worth a look!

Open air theatre and festivals

Not everyone's interested in running around building up a sweat - if you're more in the market for art, music theatre there's still plenty to choose from.

We were particularly taken by the openness theatre performances held at Holkham Hall. This years programme includes a musical version of Robin Hood, A Shakespeare play and an adaption of children's classic the Secret Garden.

Holkham Hall is beautiful, Historic Norfolk building it's well worth visiting its own right, add open air theatre and it can be I truly magical experience. Highly recommended!

If you are an avid festival gather the Norfolk has plenty of those this summer too - we found a great list of every imaginable type of festival on the Visit Norfolk website.

There are festivals for almost everything - food and drink, music (both kinds - Country and western!), Literature, Horses - even crabs and lobsters!

You'll never fit them all in there's so many to choose from.

What outdoor events are taking place here, at Bressingham up?

Obviously our gardens are absolutely gorgeous in the summer months, so they are always worth a visit and possibly a picnic - but we’ve also got plenty of summer events planned too.

There’ll be plenty to see and do at our East Anglia Garden Railway show on the 8th of August which will feature loads of traders all showing off their steam related wares.

Our Annual Steam in Miniature event is on the same weekend - there will be the usual assortment of working scale models of steam locomotives ranging from 2½ inches to the foot to the larger models of approximately half the size of the originals!

We musn't forget, for younger enthusiasts, towards the end of the summer Postman Pat will be coming to Bressingham (31st of August) which always provides great entertainment for families!

Are there any local places or events you think we should know about?

If you’ve particularly enjoyed any places or events in Norfolk or Suffolk let us know.

We always like hearing about other local attractions!

If there is get in touch and let us know – you can also do it on Facebook or Twitter.


By Alastair Baker at 30 Jul 2015, 18:30 PM