We live in a region that is full of opportunities for fun-filled days out and this year we are all looking forward to welcoming back a programme of summer events that includes something for all tastes – from music to food and drink festivals and from outdoor theatre through to horticultural shows.

The Holt Festival runs from 28 to the 31 July, and is one of the highlights of the summer calendar in North Norfolk. We are delighted to be a sponsor of this popular festival, which this year includes East Anglian talents like Luke Wright, The Jefford Brothers and Holt-based poet and writer James McDermott. The programme also includes internationally known performers such as Julian Bliss, who will be showcasing a mixture of classical and jazz clarinet works and the fantastic Dom Joly with Holiday Snaps: Travel & Comedy in the Danger Zone.

Here is a round-up of some other local events that are due to take place in our region this summer.

17 July – 30 August (every weekend) – Feast in the Park, Holkham

24 July – HMS Pinafore, North Lodge Park, Cromer

24 July – Mixed Traction Weekend, Sheringham Station

28 July – Outdoor Theatre, Wonder with Grimm, Holkham

28 – 31 July – Holt Festival

31 July – Southrepps Horticultural Show

1 August – Village Fair, Overstrand Sports Club

6 – 8 August – Sandringham Food, Craft & Wood Festival

8 August – The Scarlet Pimpernel, North Lodge Park, Cromer

13 – 15 August – Festival of Sport, Holkham

19 August – Outdoor Theatre, Mr Stink, Sheringham

21 – 22 August – Woodstockwick

21 – 29 August – Active Fakenham Week

22 August – Alice in Wonderland, North Lodge Park, Cromer

23 August – Cromer Crab Festival

29 August – The Proms at Sandringham