April Events in Norfolk

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In Norfolk, spring starts to gain momentum in April with more flowers and leaves starting to come back on the trees. Tourism in the area is just starting to pick up so it’s definitely still possible to avoid the summer crowds. In this post, we will share the best events in Norfolk in April 2022.

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April 2022 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in April, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in April 2022 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

In 2022, Easter falls in April, so also check up our roundup of Easter events in Norfolk.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Please also make sure you follow all COVID guidelines. You should take a lateral flow test before meeting up with others and stay home if its positive or you have symptoms.

Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth

When: 13 March – 17 July

Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth looks at the early artistic development of Pablo Picasso, from his teenage years to his thirties (1896 – 1914). With over 20 works by Picasso including rarely seen paintings and drawings along with more familiar works, the exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre follows Picasso’s progress, from his childhood in Malaga to his rise in Paris.

Read our review of Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth.

Spring Steam Gala at North Norfolk Railway

When: 1 – 3 April

The annual Spring Steam Gala is back and will feature a very special guest locomotive in the shape of Ivatt 2-6-2T No 41241 making her first-ever appearance on the line. With five or more steam locomotives running on an intensive timetable, there will be over 9 hours of on track entertainment each day.

Get more information here.

Vintage 60s Festival at Cromer Pier

When: 2 April

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their best Sixties clobber and enjoy free entertainment, which will include live music at the end of the pier and on the promenade. There will also be vintage stalls selling everything from vinyl records to new and pre-loved clothes and memorabilia in Cromer.

Get more information here.

Sheringham Viking Festival

When: 9 April

This free event is typically held in February but was moved to April due to Covid uncertainty. It will celebrate the history of Sheringham and it’s Viking heritage.

The funs starts at 10:00 at Beeston Common. There will be stalls, axe throwing, and a battle display towards the end of the day. Then to wrap things up there will be a parade through town with torches and a Viking boat will be burned on the beach.

More details coming soon here.

Norfolk Artisan Fair in Spring

When: 9 – 10 April

See over 100 local food, drink, and craft stands at Fakenham Racecourse. Bought to you by the same people who used to do the Christmas Fair at Holt Hall.

Get tickets and more information here.

Trowse 10K

When: 17 April

This popular 10K road race, traditionally held on Easter Sunday, is based at the Norfolk Snowsports Club in Whitlingham Lane, Trowse just outside Norwich. You run beside Whitlingham Broad before following a two-lap route along quiet roads through the heart of Trowse and close to Whitlingham Hall.

Get more information here.

The Birds and the Bees at Norwich Playhouse

When: 20 – 30 April

The Birds and the Bees is a fantastic new show about love, lust, family and farming set on the outskirts of Cromer. Expect lots of Norfolk jokes and music nostalgia. Read our review of The Birds and the Bees here.

Use the discount code BUZZING to get 2 for 1 tickets. Get more information and book here.

Great Yarmouth Easter Fair

When: 21- 24 April

It may be a few days after Easter, but Great Yarmouth is celebrating with thrill rides plus some that are child-friendly, delicious treats, and more. It takes place in the Market Place, Fullers Hill, Brewery Plain and Church Plain.  

Get more details here.

Horning Boat Show

When: 30 April

The charming village of Horning in the Norfolk Broads will again be having a boat show. It will be a fun family day out with marine exhibitors, entertainment, a food court, charity stands, classic cars, an auction, and more.

You will need to park at BeWilderwood and take a shuttle bus to Horning (£1 each way for adults and 50p for under-12s).

Get more information here.

Living Heritage Food, Craft and Wood Festival at Sandringham

When: 30 April – 2 May

The whole family can enjoy live music, craft demonstrations, along with plenty of food and drink! There will be an extended food market offering a selection of fine foods, wines and spirits from local and national food producers. You can also try out some specialist street food vendors.

Crafters will be doing demonstrations including vintage machinery and chainsaw wood carving. Foodies can watch cookery demonstrations too. There will also be a variety of live music performances including jazz bands and solo artists.

Save on admission by purchasing tickets in advance.

Get more information here.

The 2022 Bressingham Steam Gala

When: 30 April – 2 May

Traction engines and narrow gauge railway locomotives will be visiting Bressingham for the gala event. They have a busy few days planned. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Looking Ahead

See May events in Norfolk here.

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