Make a date with King’s Lynn and west Norfolk in 2024 with these fabulous events, festivals and things to do…
Winter Swan Feeds
Open every day until 29th February 2024
The WWT Welney Wetland Centre host this amazing Winter Swan Feeds experience. Listen to an introduction and a live commentary by WWT Guide as they feed swans and ducks lined up at the reserve. Visitors can enjoy close-up views of whopper and mute swans from the comfort of a centrally-heated hide. There is also an opportunity to ask the Guide any questions after the event.
Tulips for Tapping
Dates TBC – late April to early May
Tulips for Tapping is a highly anticipated event and is a rare opportunity to take pictures and walk through a vibrant UK tulip field as well as support the local charity, The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, who provide palliative care, comfort and compassion to terminally ill patients in west Norfolk.
Weekends 29th June-13th July
The annual Festive Too event in King’s Lynn provides three weekends of free live music and family entertainment to the King’s Lynn town centre. Line-ups include well-known acts from past and present as well as local artists in the East of England. In 2023, Festival Too welcomed huge line-up stars including Example, Feeder and Newton Faulkner.
Folk in a Field
Folk in a Field is an award-winning, family friendly festival at East Walton near West Acre that brings together a diverse mix of folk and roots from all over. The event includes free activities and shows, workshops, stalls, treatments, open mic and locally sourced ales and ciders as well as numerous food outlets.
King’s Lynn Festival
King’s Lynn Festival invites a host of world-renowned classical musicians and performers to take the stage in many striking historic venues including King’s Lynn Minster, Town Hall and St. George’s Guildhall, the oldest working theatre in the UK.
Sandringham Flower Show
Sandringham Flower Show is set in the outstanding surroundings of Sandringham Estate and is a one-day event that attracts over 20,000 visitors (and horticultural lovers) each year including a Royal Patron, who traditionally attends the show each year. The event will be welcoming many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists and there will be display gardens, over 200 trade stands, craft marquee, children’s entertainment, and more.
Heritage Open Day
Heritage Open Day is a popular heritage and culture event in King’s Lynn and provides visitors with the opportunity to take a look inside historic venues that are not normally open to the public including Red Mount Chapel and the underground WWII Air Raid Shelters on the Tuesday Market Place. The event also includes colourful demonstrations, children’s activities, tower tours, vintage bus services and the return of the ‘Classic Car Day’, where vintage vehicles of all makes and ages are proudly displayed in the town centre.
The Real Halloween
The Real Halloween at Bradmoor Woods is a unique and magical celebration of nature and Autumn and includes live music, cosy log fires, a No-New-Plastic fancy dress parade, children’s activity workshops, storytelling, and much more. There is also a chance for children to meet the Fairy King and Queen, play traditional Halloween games and send a postcard from the Pixie Post Office.
Fawkes in the Walks at King’s Lynn
Fawkes in the Walks brings thousands of local residents, and visitors near and far, to King’s Lynn to enjoy a dazzling free firework display as well as fairground rides, children’s activities and live entertainment.
November to December
Luminate Sandringham on the Royal estate is a captivating light trail that takes visitors through the Royal Parkland of Sandringham Estate. There is a mesmerising mile long trail with fabulous light play, ambient music and enchanting scenes to delight and enthral senses.