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Springtime at Kelling and Events on the Coast

Springtime is always a fantastic time of year for our park. Warmer weather stimulates vegetation and a multitude of wildlife begins to stir after months of quiet, as bats, adders, toads and hedgehogs all begin to emerge from hibernation.

Plants start to grow, too. Greenery is once again restored with buds, flowers and blossom all breaking through across the park. On the northern side of the park, bluebells cover the hilly slopes and migrating birds return from their winters spent in Africa and wider, including the nocturnal Nightjar, which lives on the heath and can be recognised by its strange churring call.

Springtime also means a busier time of year for our guests, too. It was great to see so many of you visiting for the Easter holidays and with Spring Bank Holidays approaching in May, now is the perfect time to enjoy the final stretch of spring here at Kelling. As well as our beautiful surrounds, there is plenty to enjoy and look forward to on the North Norfolk coast. Here are just a few of the key events happening towards the end of this month and into May.

Kings Lyn Hanse Festival
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st May
packed programme of events and activities has been organised to celebrate International Hanse Day and the 12th anniversary of King’s Lynn’s membership of the new Hanse.

Houghton International Horse Trials
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May
The 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.

Reepham Food Festival

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May
Reepham’s first food festival will be taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday with the support of Norfolk Food and Drink. Visitors can expect the very best in local producers, events and entertainment.

Norfolk Broads Open Air Concert
Sunday 28th May
An open-air picnic concert beside Wroxham Broad, featuring a jazz band playing from aboard Ardea, followed by more music and full bar in the NBYC clubhouse.

A Country Fair at Hoveton Hall
Sunday 28th to Monday 29th May
See the colourful displays from the East Norfolk Militia, a local Red Coat Napoleonic era re-enactment group as well as exciting falconry displays, Punch & Judy, children's story-teller and a range of craft and art displays.

Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail
Sunday 28th to Monday 29th May
Nearly 20 gardens and 10 artists' studios open with paintings, photography, pottery, cards and glasswork. The Church Hall will also be providing coffee, lunches and cream teas.

For more information on any of the above events, please visit: www.visitnorthnorfolk.com/whats-on

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What our guests are saying:

Kelling Heath was fantastic, incredibly peaceful but there was still so much to do, the children loved it.

Mara Lee: Past Editor, Practical Parenting