From a huge car boot sale to a steam gala, here are some things to do in Norfolk over the May bank holiday weekend.
1. Horning Boat Show, Horning
Where: Around the River Bure in Horning, park for free at BeWILDerwood (Horning Road, Hoveton, NR12 8JW) and take a shuttle to the exhibition sites
When: Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free entry, shuttle £1 each way for adults and 50p for under 12s, more info at horningboatshow.com
This event promises a fun day for all ages with exhibitors showing off everything from luxury motor cruisers and sailboats, to charity stalls, classic cars, an auction and a food court.
2. Dogs Day Out, Aylsham and Wroxham
Where: Bure Valley Railway – Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, NR11 6BW/Wroxham Station, Belaugh Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UU
When: Monday, May 2, from 10 a.m.
Prices: Return tickets: Adult (16+): £16, Child (5-15) £8, Under 5: Free, To claim your free dog enter code FREEDOGMAY2 at checkout, bvrw.co.uk
Travel between Aylsham and Wroxham on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway. For this special event, dogs travel free and there will also be treats for animals and owners.
3. Fun Dog Show, Overstrand
Where: The Sea Marge Hotel, 16 High Street, Overstrand, NR27 0AB
When: Monday, May 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free, £1 to enter each dog category
Put the bark in your holiday with the Fun Dog Show taking place in Overstrand, with categories ranging from the best rescue to the most rowdy tail. The event, which raises funds for the village, will also include cakes and raffles.
4. Pirate Show, Great Yarmouth
Where: Hippodrome Circus, St George’s Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EU
When: until Monday, May 2
Prices: Adults: £19-£26, Concessions (60+): £18-£22, Children (under 1)4s): £12 to £16, racecoursecircus.co.uk
Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac in an all-new swashbuckling pirate show featuring an incredible cast of actors, acrobats and acrobats on a huge galleon in the spectacular Hippodrome water show.
5. Bluebell Open Days, Hainford
Where: Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park, Old Church Road,
Hainford, NR10 3BG
When: Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free admission but guest donations for Norfolk and Waveney MIND
This natural burial ground covers several acres of ancient woodland and at this time of year there is a carpet of bluebells. The trails are wheelchair accessible and dogs on a leash are welcome.
6. Heritage Steam Gala, Bressingham
Where: Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens, Low Road, Diss, IP22 2AA
When: Saturday April 30 to Monday May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prices: Adults (16+): from £15.44, Reduced (65+): from £14.53, Children (3-15): from £9.99, under 3 years: free, bressingham.co.uk
The museum will operate its own collection of steam vehicles alongside road and rail locomotives. Visitors will also be able to ride the four railway tracks, ride the Victorian gallopers and explore 14 acres of gardens.
7. Majestic Car Boot Sale, Guist
Where: Sennowe Park, Guist, NR20 5PB
When: Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: £5 entry, free for under 16s (cash only)
This huge garage sale will offer 200 locations and is coming back for the first time in five years. The event will raise funds for the Norfolk Churches Trust and there is free parking.
8. Norfolk Plant Heritage Spring Plant Sale, Hethersett
Where: Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ
When: Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: 1€ (free for members)
Plant Heritage is a registered charity that carries out important conservation work and awards prizes to promising gardeners. Expect top quality plants at great prices at this event.
9. Junkyard Market, Norwich
Where: Outside St Mary’s Works, Norwich, NR3 3AF
When: Friday April 29: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday April 30: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday May 1: 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: Free to book a table at junkyardmarket.co.uk
Head to Junkyard Market over the holiday weekend, with vendors offering everything from Greek gyros to Korean street food and bars in shipping containers.
From 5pm to 10pm on Friday there will be DJs and street magic, Saturday from 12pm to 5pm it will be arts and crafts for kids and DJs from 5pm to 10pm.
On Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a magic potion masterclass for children and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will also be soul music with DJs.