National Trust Events in June – North Norfolk

By webcoreadmin On May 13, 2013 · Add Comment · National Trust Events in June – North Norfolk

As part of our ongoing series we like to give our guests at Barn & Beach a flavour of days out to come at the local North Norfolk National Trust properties.

We are lucky to have five major attractions in close proximity to our self-catering  properties

Blickling Estate

Cliff Richard at Blickling
Thursday 6 June
Doors open 5.30pm, on-stage 8.30pm
A Summer Holiday to remember! Superstar Rocker Cliff Richard returns to the UK with his Midsummer Nights – Still Reelin’ and a-Rockin’ tour. Blickling’s historic park is the venue for this special all-seated event. One of only 7 public UK dates in 2013. Ticket prices £45, £60 & £90 available at 0871 220 0260.
Sorry, this isn’t a picnic concert & no food or drink will be permitted in the arena.

History comes to life
Wednesdays 12, 19 & 26 June
Back to the 1930’s with the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group.

‘As You Like It’
Saturday 22 June
“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players”. Shakespeare open-air theatre performed by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men in the grand setting of Blickling Hall. Pre-booking advised on 0844 249 1895. Adults £14.50, children £8. Starts 6pm.

Sheringham Park

Goatsuckers and Lightning Bugs
Friday 14 June, 9.00pm – late
Join us for a late one as we go in search of creatures of the night. An evening walk on Weybourne Heath listening for Nightjars and searching for an illuminated insect – the glow worm!
Sorry no dogs
£5.75 per person Booking required. Tel. 0844 249 1895 or visit 5% booking fee payable

‘An inordinate fondness for Beetles’ Quiz Trail
May 25 – June 2 daily, 10am – 4.15pm
There are over 350,000 different species of beetles! Come and learn about them with a fun quiz trail.
£2 includes prize

Every Saturday 9am
A free weekly 5km event for runners of all standards. A timed fun run offering an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. For full details go to

‘All is Animation – Walk-Talking the Landscape’
Wednesday 19 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join Hayden Lorimer (University of Glasgow) and Angus Farquhar (NVA arts organisation) on a guided walk around Sheringham Park, exploring its different landscapes and habitats. On what will be their first visit to the Park, they will use their expertise to offer a fresh perspective on what they see as the key locations and challenges, focusing their attention on how matters of environmental change are being addressed. Participants will be invited to join in conversations about the future of Sheringham Park along the way.
This event is part of a collaborative project called Landscaped Estates of the 1800s: Designs on the Future which involves a temporary ‘twinning’ of Sheringham Park with the Kilmahew Estate in Cardross, Scotland.
Free event but booking essential. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit

are just two of the five……

or you could try a little further afield in neighbouring Suffolk?

Sutton Hoo

Birds of Prey
Saturday 8 June, 11am-4pm
Eagles, falcons and owls! Come and see these beautiful birds and watch one of our flying demonstrations.
Normal admission

Out of the Case
Sunday 16 June, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Get a step closer to our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replicas at an informal talk in our exhibition hall.

Fæder Daeg (Father’s Day)
Sunday 16 June, 10.30am-5pm
Come and meet King Raedwald! He will be on site hollering in Old English. Also, get closer to Anglo-Saxon weaponry in our Out of the Case session (1.30pm-2.30pm).
Free entry for all fathers

Summer Solstice
Friday 21 June, 6.30pm-10pm
Sutton Hoo as it should be seen!
Join Time Team’s Dr Sam Newton for a Midsummer Eve talk on the great festivals of the pre-Christian calendar, followed by an Anglo-Saxon inspired dinner and a sunset stroll across the sacred turf of the old royal barrows.
£29 includes exhibition visit, talk and a three course dinner. Booking essential 01394 389714.

These are just some of the great days out to be had from our North Norfolk self-catering holiday cottages at Barn & Beach





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