National Trust Events Norfolk in August

By webcoreadmin On July 09, 2013 · Add Comment · National Trust Events Norfolk in August

Plenty to do when you are staying in your North Norfolk Beach House this summer!

Look whats on at the National Trust….Norfolk

Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre

Blissimo Yoga Retreat

Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre

2 August to 4 August 2013, 4:00pm to 4:00pm

Take a nice long, deep breath and radiate over this weekend from the inside out as you feel the ‘Yoga Buzz’. Reduce stress, relax, stay calm and melt into body, heart and mind. Enjoy traditional Hatha Yoga as well as one or two other styles. Join me on the beautiful North Norfolk Coastline for a guided beach meditation and enjoy the peaceful night sky!

Adult £166 (non-residential), Adult £239 (residential)

Booking Essential 01485 210719

Coastal Safari

Between 12 April and 23 August 2013

Adult £5.40, Child £5.40

Come and explore the marsh & creeks of Brancaster Harbour. Get up close & personal with the wildlife & be prepared to get muddy!

Kayaking Taster Sessions

Between 2 April and 30 August 2013

Come and join us for an hour long fun kayaking session. Explore the creeks of Brancaster Harbour, play some games or just enjoy a gentle paddle.

Adult £9.60 (16+ years), Child £9.60 (8 – 16 years)

Sailing Taster Sessions

Between 2 April  and 30 August 2013

Come and join us for an hour sailing session in our Drascombe Longboat around the beautiful Brancaster Harbour.

Adult £15 (16+ years), Child £15 (8 – 16 years)

‘Pen on the Wash’ A Drawing & Painting weekend break

9 August to 11 August 2013

Adult £166 (non-residential participant), Adult £239 (residential participant)

Join Bob Larking M.A. on the beautiful Norfolk coast for two days of location drawing & painting with traditional materials. All things fishing & coastal will provide bold & colourful themes for this Art Workshop for All Abilities. Tuition is friendly & supportive & participants are encouraged to develop their own ways of working.

Family Fun Week

12 August to 16 August 2013

Liven up your summer holidays with a week of family fun at Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. The week is packed full of exciting outdoor challenges and coastal adventures. Stay at our Grade II Listed 17th Century building and enjoy home cooked meals; you’ll be sure to have a week to remember.

Adult £210, Child £286 (further child (8 – 14)), Child £317 (1st child (8 – 14))

Flowers & Gardens in Watercolour

30 August to 1 September 2013

This weekend is suitable for beginners or those who would like to learn further techniques to improve their work. Individual attention will be given, with consideration of personal style. Working inside the studio, you choose your subject from your own photos and pictures, or you may prefer to bring flowers for a botanical painting.

Adult £215 (non-residential participant), Adult £285 (residential participant)

Raft Building

Between 12 April and 23 August 2013

Child £9.60 (8 – 14 years)

Build and float your very own raft down in the creek at low tide in Brancaster Harbour. Be prepared to get wet!

Elizabethan House Museum

Victorian Naturalist – Special Specimen 

Wednesdays –  7 – 28 August, 11am – 4pm

Come along and follow our Vanished Planet trail and see the special specimen on display! Drop in activity.


The Victorian Naturalist 

Thursdays 1 – 29 August 2013, 2 – 4pm

The Victorians were keen explorers of wild places and ardent observers of nature. Make some wild discoveries of your own in this series of hands-on workshops with wildlife experts!

August 1

Moths and Butterflies

August 8

All things ornithological!

August 15

Fossils, fur and Feathers

August 22

Things that go bump in the night and other nocturnal noises

August 29

Wildlife Tracks, trails, poos and pellets!


Come to 3 or more workshops and earn yourself a Victorian Naturalist Certificate and a wildlife Explorer kit!


Chilli Fiesta

Wednesday 7 August, 11am – 5pm

Now in its seventh year the Fiesta is the real hot spot of our events calendar, with stalls selling all things chilli-related, with the added bonus of the best in regional produce too.

Free event, no booking required

Honey Fair

Wednesday 21 August, 11am – 5pm

Our third annual Honey Fair is rapidly establishing itself as the place to be. Stalls selling bee and honey related produce. There’s also family fun with a traditional fete. Come along and enjoy the buzz

Free event, charges may be made at individual fete stalls.

Sheringham Park

Norfolk Smallholders Show

Sunday 4 August, 10am – 4pm

A taste of the ‘Good Life’. Everything smallholding, self sufficiency and traditional crafts. Home produced Norfolk food and goods, many types of livestock, exhibitions and demonstrations. Sheep shearing, fun dog show, feed the animals, livestock member’s poultry exhibition, smallholding talks, a chance to ask smallholding questions and much more. A real family event, find out what the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group has to offer you. Dogs on leads please.

Adult £5, accompanied children under 16 and NSTG members FREE. Prices include car parking and admission to NT grounds. Pay on the day. Contact Susan Bullock on 07942 274299 for stall bookings and further information

Pond dipping

Wednesday 14  and Thursday 15 August, 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00

Drop by and have a dip in the Bower pond to see the amazing variety of life that lives in freshwater.


This activity takes place in the Bower which is dog-free

Bug Hunting

Friday 16 August, 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00

Drop by and see what lurks in the leaf litter! Search for some creepy-crawlies.


This activity takes place in the Bower which is dog-free.

Rock Pool Ranger

Thurs 22 August 14:30 – 16:30

Fri 23 August  15:15 – 17:15

Join us as we look for the incredible creatures that can be found living on (and in!) the beach.  We will be digging for worms, netting for shrimps and catching crabs!

Children £4, accompanying adults £2

Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit  

5% booking fee payable

Or just stay on the Beach and relax Barn & Beach relaxing places to stay….







Batty Bats & Mad Moths

Sat 24 August, 7pm – 9pm

Go in search of bats with a bat detector and have a go at moth trapping.  Especially suitable for families with younger children.

Children £4, Accompanying Adults £2.50.

Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit  

5% booking fee payable


Adder Adventure

Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 August, Time  10:30 – 12:30

Join us as we go in search of Britain’s only venomous snake – the adder!

Includes a walk of around 2 miles with some rough ground – unsuitable for pushchairs

No dogs please.

Children £4, Accompanying Adults £2.50

Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit  

5% booking fee payable


Bat walk

Friday 30 August, 7pm

Explore the world of bats as we take a stroll through the Park as night falls.  Learn about these fascinating animals and listen to them with the help of a bat detector.

Includes a walk of around 2 miles with some rough ground – unsuitable for pushchairs


Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit   


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