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.

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.

Walls of Sound

Fri August 23
 to Sat August 24
, 2019
Holkham Hall
Experience some of East Anglia’s best musical talent live on stage, in the beautiful setting of Holkham’s walled garden. Enjoy the open-air, summer atmosphere with 8 popular local bands, split over 2 days.

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

Fri August 30
 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.

Sandringham Game & Country Fair

Fri September 6
 to Sun September 8
, 2019
Sandringham Estate
East Anglia’s premier country fair held on the Sandringham Estate, displaying the best in exciting equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs. A great countryside day out for the whole family!

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.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Wed November 6
 to Mon December 23
, 2019
Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk
An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites.

Sandringham Christmas Fair

Fri November 15
 to Sun November 17
, 2019
Sandringham Estate
For a truly unique Christmas shopping experience, visit the Sandringham Christmas Crafts, Food & Gift Fair where you’ll find beautifully made crafts, delicious produce and lively entertainment for all the family.

Pensthorpe Christmas Market

Sun November 24
, 2019
Fakenham, Norfolk
The popular Christmas Market returns for its 3rd year, providing shoppers with a welcome change of scenery from the high street with its pop-up food, drink and craft stalls.

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”