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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Fair, Sun 28 Jul 2019, £5


Norfolk Map by Lucy Loveheart

Norfolk Map by Lucy Loveheart

Norfolk Map by kind permission of Lucy Loveheart


After our successful CPRE Norfolk Summer Fair at the wonderful Wolterton Park in 2017, we are thrilled to announce that we will be holding an even bigger and better event this year on ***Sunday 28th July*** in the grounds of the beautiful Raveningham Estate, at the generous invitation of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon. Called ‘AESTIVAL’ to conjure up the spirit of Summer, this will be a joint fundraising fair with the Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust and once again the day will be about showcasing the best of Norfolk, as part of #NorfolkDay weekend, as well as celebrating our beautiful natural and built environment.
If you are interested in joining us as a stallholder then please fill out and return the AESTIVAL BOOKING FORM
We will be joined by:
• lots of local artisan food and drink stalls offering wonderful Norfolk fare
• quality local businesses, designers and craftspeople
• local environmental and historic charities and societies
• the fabulous Rattlebox Norfolk Folk Band
• the internationally-renowned Brook Street Band with their fabulous Handelrepertoire
• tours of the famous gardens with Sir Nicholas, (who is also President of the RHS) in which he will talk about the history of the gardens and the house
• bring along your antiques and collectables to be valued by the experts from T W Gaze Auctioneers and Valuers, including their Director, the BBC’s Elizabeth Talbot
• the brilliant Hoxon Hundred Folk Dancers
• silly Scrufts and sensible Companion dog shows
• Andy’s Mobile Archery will be back as everyone loved it last time
• the gorgeous Nest Project which creates participatory art installations in the grounds using natural found objects
• lots of activities such as a Dinosaur egg trail in the Stumpery, Splat the Rat, an old-fashioned coconut shy, and the ever popular Welly Wanging!
• Friends of Norfolk Dialect will be there with fun competitions to test your knowledge of Norfolk words!
• have a go at traditional basket weaving using willow and rush
• once again we will have a gorgeous display of vintage cars
• Raveningham Café with seating indoors and outdoors, serving lunches, snacks and drinks all day
• picnic area near to café and music
• Wildcraft Brewery bar and BBQ for meat-eaters and vegetarians
• All Fudged Up
• Archangel Distilleries
• Banyard’s Bangers
• Bullards Spirits
• Blackbird Cottage Handcrafted Foods
• Brambledeen Handcrafted Bags
• Coffee Cafe
• CPRE Norfolk
• Crafty Marge
• Danns Luxury Ice Cream
• Duck and Dart
• Fine Norfolk Provender
• Friends of the Broads
• Harleston Cider Company
• Hordiys Glass
• Interiors by Ludlow
• Newsight Photography
• Norfolk Food and Drink
• Norfolk Farming Wildlife and Advisory Group
• Norfolk Gardens Trust
• Norfolk Hedge Baskets
• Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust
• Norfolk Shepherd Huts
• Norfolk and Suffolk Hardy Plant Society
• Norton’s Dairy
• Ollands Farm Foods
• Ray’s Bird Bug and Fairy Houses
• Reclaim that Style
• Ronaldo Ices
• Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
• Season’s Bounty
• St. Giles Gin
• Sweet Nothing Bakehouse
• The Bake Shack
• The History Hildas
• The Tiny Tipple Company
• Tuk-In Street Cantina
• Warlingham Wines
• Waveney and Blyth Arts
• Wildcraft Brewing
and lots more to be announced! Keep up to date and spread the word via our Facebook Events Listing.
See 2017 Summer Fair Exhibitor list for a full list of who joined us last time.
Generously sponsored by Wildcraft Brewery, Cozens-Hardy and The Lady Magazine.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 28 Jul 2019 10:00 to 16:00


12 years and under free
13 years and over £5

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date event
Sun 28 Jul Aestival 2019


Estate Office,
NR14 6NS


See location of Raveningham Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 399964  Lat: 52.51323 Long: 1.53430

By Road:
Take the A146 from Norwich and then the B1136 to Raveningham.

By Public Transport:
Buses run from Lemans Grove, Loddon and stop opposite the gardens on Beccles Road. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted