Places to go and things to do in and around Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells is an ideal base for exploring the many venues and attractions across North Norfolk. Check what events are on during your stay, or plan your visit around the events you’d like to attend.

Henry Moore at Houghton Hall
Wed May 1
 to Sun September 29
, 2019
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
An exhibition including several monumental outdoor pieces in the grounds of the house, as well as a selection of smaller works, models and etchings, in the ground floor gallery spaces.
Houghton International Horse Trials
Thu May 23
 to Sun May 26
, 2019
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
The Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.
Spring Calling at Pensthorpe
Sat May 25
 to Sun June 2
, 2019
Fakenham, Norfolk
Celebrating all that is wonderful about the natural world, this event features hands-on activities such as guided pond dipping, nature-inspired craft making and a ‘Sounds of Spring’ trail weaving through the woodlands and wetlands of the reserve.
Plant Lovers’ Day at Creake Abbey
Sat May 25
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
This much-loved horticultural event is now in its twelfth year. Plantsmen from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex plus nurseries from further afield will be on hand to inspire the region’s gardeners.
Tours of the Private Gardens
Sun May 26
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
A wonderful opportunity to join one of our knowledgable gardeners in Spring, Summer or Autumn to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat June 1
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”
Open Air Cinema at Holkham Hall
Fri June 28
 to Sat June 29
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
The Luna Cinema once again transform the beautiful grounds of the walled garden into the ultimate setting for two nights of blockbuster cinema under the stars.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat July 6
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”
Tours of the Private Gardens
Sun July 14
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
A wonderful opportunity to join one of our knowledgable gardeners in Spring, Summer or Autumn to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public.
Holkham Country Fair
Sat July 20
 to Sun July 21
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
North Norfolk’s hugely popular Country Fair is returning to Holkham Park. Celebrating all things countryside with two days of Grand Ring entertainment, Showground Events and stands to satisfy the most comprehensive of shoppers.
Sandringham Flower Show
Wed July 24
, 2019
Sandringham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Now in its 135th year, it is a unique event offering the best in horticulture and an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment.
Wells Carnival
Fri July 26
 to Sun August 4
, 2019
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more.
Sheringham Carnival
Sat August 3
 to Sun August 11
, 2019
Sheringham, Norfolk
With a packed programme featuring fun for all the family, Sheringham Carnival promises to be an event to remember.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat August 3
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets.”
Classic Ibiza Blickling
Fri August 9
, 2019
Aylsham, Norwich, Norfolk
Classic Ibiza is a symphony for your senses. Join the Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of critically acclaimed vocalists on a magical roller coaster ride of dance music’s most iconic tracks, performed live in the beautiful grounds of Blickling Estate.
Cromer Carnival
Sat August 17
 to Fri August 23
, 2019
Cromer, Norfolk
Cromer’s biggest event of the year! A week-long celebration of family fun and entertainment culminating in a spectacular Carnival Day Parade.
World Pier Crabbing Championships
Sun August 25
, 2019
Cromer, Norfolk
Join us for another fun family day on August bank holiday Sunday. Enter the World Crabbing Competition as a team or an individual competitor, go to your assigned pitch, and try to catch the most crabs or the biggest crab.
North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival
Sat August 31
 to Sun September 1
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
A celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in North Norfolk. You’ll find everything from freshly baked bread, delicious pork pies to real ale and local spirits.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat September 7
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”
North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend
Sat September 14
 to Sun September 15
, 2019
Sheringham, Norfolk
Step back in time at our annual 1940s weekend, our most popular event in the Railway calendar! Come in uniform or 1940s civilian dress to add to the atmosphere. Don’t forget your gas mask and ration books!
Deepdale Festival
Thu September 26
 to Sun September 29
, 2019
Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk
Hosting over 30 acts over 3 days, performing music, spoken word and more across four stages. Enjoy rock, blues, country, folk, americana, bands, duos, solo artists, street performers, poets and more.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat October 5
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat November 2
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”
Tours of the Private Gardens
Sun November 3
, 2019
Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
A wonderful opportunity to join one of our knowledgable gardeners in Spring, Summer or Autumn to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public.
Wells Christmas Tide
Sat November 30
, 2019
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
An all-day jamboree of entertainment suitable for the whole family leading up to the big moment when Santa Claus arrives from the North Pole by sea.
Farmers' Market at Creake Abbey
Sat December 7
, 2019
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce. Recently recognised in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”