Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 17th August 2017
at 21:15 (approximately).

Our Grand Fireworks Display and of course all the fun of the fair up at the Carnival Field.

No entrance charge for fireworks, but please make sure you find one of the donation buckets in the course of the evening!

Make sure you arrive in good time - there's always a last minute rush on car parking, which is very tricky on the evening.

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The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
Wednesday 16th August 2017

The display starts at (TBC).

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

New Year's Day Fireworks 2018
New Year's Day Fireworks 2018
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO willl be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2017. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you're a local person who can help with a bucket collection on that day, please contact the Town Council on 01263 512254 with your offer of help.
Fancy Dress Dance
Fancy Dress Dance
Tickets £10.00 each.

Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested.

Fancy dress only.

Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer, from 9:00 on Saturday 29th July 2017!

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Art Week 2017

26 May, 2017 - 31 May, 2017, 10:30am


An exhibition of paintings, crafts and photography, to view, enjoy and buy at the Parish Hall, Cromer.

This exhibition is a celebration of more than 400 works of art and craft by more than 90 artists and 7 schools and community groups. With earnings, handmade cards, knitted items, photography and artwork, there is something for everyone!

Entry is free, so come and have a browse. Tea, coffee, biscuits and other refreshments are available.

Opening times:

  • 26th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 27th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 28th May - 14:30 to 17:30
  • 29th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 30th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 31st May - 10:30 to 17:00

CLASSES:

Children's Section:

  • Class 1 - A project by any group of children 5 to 7 years
  • Class 2 - A project by any group of children 8 to 11 years
  • Class 3 - A project by any group of children / students from 11 years and upwards

Adult's Section:

  • Class 4 - Open Section - Painting or drawing in any medium
  • Class 5 - Photography
  • Class 6 - Craftwork

Most items are available for sale and proceeds go to Cromer Carnival.

For further information or to display your work, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469.

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Clay Pigeon Shoot

4 Jun, 2017, 10:30am


Come along and try your hand at the annual clay pigeon shoot at the Regenerated parkland, Holt Road layby, Cromer, NR27 9EN.
  • Open Shoot 40 Birds
  • Organised by Northrepps Clay Shooting Club
  • Free parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Cash prizes: 1st - £100, 2nd - £50 and 3rd - £25
  • Pool Shoot
  • Raffle
  • Last entry 4.00pm
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Darts Competition - Open Darts Tournament

7 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come along and enter our Carnival Open Darts Competition at The White Horse, West Street!
  • Booking in from 7.00pm.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Pre-Carnival Helpers Evening

19 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm


Fancy helping out at Cromer Carnival?

Always wanted to have a go or see what happens behind the scenes?

Fancy joining the team?

If the answer is 'Yes', please come along to this event at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer.

Cromer Carnival is always looking for new volunteers, old or young so if you have an hour or two to spare and want to join in, then you are very welcome to come along and find out more.

*** This year, we are looking for any new bucket collectors (individuals or teams), who could help us during the Carnival Parade on Wednesday 16th August 2017. ***

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would still like to help, please visit the Entry Forms page of our website, download a helpers form and send us your details.

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Darts Competition - Paul Hurn Memorial Shield - Mixed Pairs

28 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come along and enter our Carnival Mixed Pairs Darts Competition at The White Horse, West Street!
  • Booking in from 7.00pm.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Fancy Dress Dance Tickets Go on Sale

29 Jul, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017, 9:00am


Tickets will go on sale for the Cromer Carnival Fancy Dress Dance, which is due to be held on Friday 18th August 2017 from 8.00pm to 1.00am.

Cromer Carnival welcomes Firewire!

Fancy dress judging will start at 10.00pm

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested on entering the Carnival field and marquee.
  • Fancy dress only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road on Saturday 29th July 2017 at 9.00am on a first come, first served basis. None will be reserved.
  • There will be no tickets available at the door so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.
  • Any person banned under the Pub Watch scheme will not be admitted to this event
  • There is a strictly No Smoking policy for the Carnival Marquee and toilets.
  • LAST ENTRY to the Fancy Dress Dance is at 23:45
  • Tickets are limited to SIX per person

Spot What's Odd - Window Competition

1 Aug, 2017 - 14 Aug, 2017


Entry forms available from Sticky Earth Cafe, Church Street, Gifts of Bond Street, Bond Street and The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Hamilton Road.

Completed entry forms should be returned to any of these places by close of business on Monday 14th August 2017.

Prize winners will be announced and prizes presented on Carnival morning, Wednesday 16th August 2017 at the Henry Blogg Gardens, outside Cromer Museum on Church Street, at 10:40.

Carnival Quiz

1 Aug, 2017 - 30 Sep, 2017


The Cromer Carnival Quiz will be on sale this year with cash prizes available to win.
  • 1st prize - £30.00
  • 2nd prize - £15.00
  • 3rd prize - £5.00

Available for sale from 1st August 2017.

Carnival Quiz sheets are available for sale at:

  • Cromer Social Club, The Croft
  • Cromer Tourist Information Centre, Louden Road
  • Indoor Shopping Centre, Garden Street
  • Kutting Edge Hairdressers, Brook Street
  • Morrisons Garage, Prince of Wales Road
  • Overstrand Road Pharmacy
  • The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road
  • The White Horse (Cromer), West Street
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Darts Competition - Doubles and Singles Finals

4 Aug, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come and enter our Carnival Darts competition at Cromer Social Club, The Croft!

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Skate Park Competitions

5 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


Organised by Cromer Skate Park on behalf of Cromer Carnival.
  • Three categories - Scooter, Skateboard and BMX
  • Prizes awarded after each event for the winner
  • In between times - free session for all to use the park
  • Judging will be based upon, complexity of trick / stunt, execution of trick / stunt, use of the park, style, but above all effort and enjoyment

12:00 - Registration for skateboard competition
12:30 - Skateboard competition
13:00 - Registration for BMX competition
13:30 - BMX competition
14:00 - Registration for scooter competition
14:30 - Scooter competition

For further information, please contact Emma Spagnola on 07920 149446.

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Cromer Soapbox Derby

6 Aug, 2017, 11:30am


We are excited to announce details of the 2017 Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 11.30am
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station

Classes:

  • Junior - 10 to 15 years
  • Junior - 16 to 18 years
  • Adults - 18 years and over

Prizes:

  • Concourse de Elegance for each class
  • Fastest driver for each class

*** Full details, including Race Rules and Application Form, can be downloaded from the Entry Forms page of our website or collected from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road, Cromer. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017.

NO CRASH HELMET, NO RACE! All carts must pass scrutineering, before being given a race number.

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Fashion Show

11 Aug, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Tickets £5.00
  • Children free
  • Complimentary glass of wine

Tickets will be available from various businesses around the town and also in the M&Co shop.

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Please Note .....

12 Aug, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017


- PLEASE NOTE:

Spectators watching or anybody taking part in any event during Carnival week, do so at their own risk.

- ALCOHOL ON SITE:

Cromer Carnival is a member of the Pub Watch Scheme and therefore, any person banned under the Pub Watch Scheme will not be served at the Carnival Marquee bar.

During Carnival week, members of the public are asked not to bring alcohol onto the Carnival Field or into the Carnival Marquee.

The Security Guards have permission to question any person entering the Carnival Field or the Carnival Marquee and have instructions to confiscate any alcohol found, unless the alcohol has been purchased from the Carnival Bar.

- SMOKING:

There is strictly NO SMOKING in any of the Carnival marquee's or toilets. This includes regular cigarettes, E-cigarettes and vaping machines (of any kind).

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Carnival Saturday - On the Field

12 Aug, 2017, 7:00am


- CARNIVAL FIELD

07:00
Carnival Car Boot Sale

  • 07:00 - Open to cars
  • 09:00 - Open to public
  • All day at Runton Road
  • Secondhand goods only
  • Single pitches from £7.00
  • Double Pitches from £14.00
  • No trade stalls
  • Free admission from 9:00
  • Admission charge of £2.00 from 7:30 to 9:00
  • Refreshments and funfair

10:30 to 12:00
Dog Agility

  • Showing off their dog training skills.

12:00
Cromer Carnival Bake Off

  • All cakes are to be made at home and brought to the carnival field for judging at 12:00, for judging at 12:30.
  • All cakes will be judged on taste / texture and appearance.
  • There will be awards for the Best Taste and Best Appearance, in each category.

Groups:

  • Juniors aged 6 to 16
  • Seniors aged 16 to 21
  • Adults
  • Businesses / professional (this includes those who bake to order at home)

Categories:

  • Cup cakes (6 cakes to be made and presented)
  • Sponge cake (9" cake to be made and presented)
  • Tray bake (cake to be made and presented)
  • Specialist (i.e. gluten free, allergen free - please specify this on entry)
  • Scones

13:30 to 15:30
Novelty Dog Show with Holt Dog Training Club

  • No pre-registration required
  • Entrance fee £1.00
  • Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and the Judge's decision is final
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and must provide their own scoopers.
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme
  • Between 11:30 and 13:00, members of Holt Dog Training Club will be available to provide information on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, which promotes responsible pet dog ownership.

Classes:
1. Puppies (6 to 12 months)
2. Prettiest Bitch
3. Most Handsome Dog
4. Waggiest Tail
5. Happy Families (2+ dogs)
6. Most Dissimilar Pair
7. Best Six Legs (dog and owner)
8. Best Rescue
9. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
10. Dog the Judge would most like to take home


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE:

09:00 to 15:00
Craft Fair

  • From earrings and hand-made cards to works of art, you are sure to find something that you like!

11:00 to 18:00
Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival

  • Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

14:00
Tom, Dick and Harry

  • Talented, local singers to entertain you!
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Mini Beer and Cider Festival

12 Aug, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017, 11:00am


Come along to the Carnival Marquee to sample our real ales and cider, including Carnival Ale!

(Available while stocks last).

Confirmed so far are:

Ale

  • (TBC)

Cider

  • (TBC)

Carnival Saturday - Around the Town

12 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


12:00 to 16:00
Open Mic Event - North Lodge Park

Part picnic, part Carnival, part DIY music. All afternoon fun!

Rock the Lobster will be there, giving performers a chance to perform with 15 minute sessions, across the afternoon.

14:45
Car Treasure Hunt - Starting at Amazona Zoo

Starting at Amazona Zoo, follow clues and directions to the finish at the Carnival Field, Runton Road, Cromer.

  • Assemble in the car park of Amazon Zoo at 14:45
  • Toilets available
  • First cars away at 15:30
  • Maximum entry 45 cars
  • Route should take approximately 3 hours to complete
  • Entry fee minimum donation is £3.00 per car
  • Trophy and cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
  • Entries will be marked in the Hospitality Tent, Carnival Field, Runton Road


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)
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The Great British Cromer Carnival Bake Off

12 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


For the second time in 2017, we are hosting our very own Great British Cromer Carnival Bake Off!
  • All cakes are to be made at home and brought to the carnival field at 12:00, for judging at 12:30.
  • All cakes will be judged on taste / texture and appearance.
  • There will be awards for the Best Taste and Best Appearance, in each category.

Groups:

  • Juniors aged 6 to 16
  • Seniors aged 16 to 21
  • Adults
  • Businesses / professional (this includes those who bake to order at home)

Categories:

  • Cup cakes (6 cakes to be made and presented)
  • Sponge cake (9" cake to be made and presented)
  • Tray bake (cake to be made and presented)
  • Specialist (i.e. gluten free, allergen free - please specify this on entry)
  • Scones

Happy baking everybody!!

Carnival Saturday - Evening Events

12 Aug, 2017, 7:00pm


19:00 to 22:00
Family Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Come and enjoy an evening of fun games, and disco for all the family, with Captain Fantastic! Fun for everyone!

  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £1.00
  • Children 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult

Carnival Monday - Around the Town

14 Aug, 2017, 10:30am


10:30
Marlene's School of Dance - Pier Forecourt
  • Dance, shimmy and shake yourself fit, with our Fitsteps and Zumba class!
  • Footsteps instructor - Marlene Duniam, with Ballroom and Latin workouts
  • Zumba instructor - Natalie Day, with the hottest Latin moves
  • Open to all ages and abilities

15:00
Best Dressed Waiters and Waitresses Competition followed by the Waiters and Waitresses Race - Pier Forecourt

  • Race from the Pier Forecourt to the old Bath House Hotel and back, carrying a full tray of drinks!
  • Contestants must be fully dressed in uniform
  • Over 18's only
  • There might be a race for spectators, if all the drinks aren't spilt!


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)

Carnival Monday - Evening Events

14 Aug, 2017, 7:15pm


19:15
Carnival Quiz Evening - Parish Hall, Church Street
  • £12.00 per table of four people
  • To be ready by 19:15 for 19:30 start
  • To book a table, as numbers are limited, please telephone 01263 514515
  • PLEASE NOTE: This event does sell out, so please book early!

19:30
Line Dancing - Pier Forecourt (TBC)

  • Have a night of fun with the Cromer Renegades!
  • Organised by Cromer Social Club
  • Come along and watch or you can join in.

19:30
Race Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

  • Come and join us and have a night of fun with a bet on the horses!
  • Free entry to the marquee
  • Bar open all evening
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Darts Competition - Team Finals

15 Aug, 2017, 8:45pm

  • The top three teams of each league go through to the finals at Cromer Social Club, The Croft.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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The Red Arrows

16 Aug, 2017


Wednesday 16th August 2017

The display starts at (TBC).

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

Carnival Day Parade

16 Aug, 2017, 5:00pm


17:00 onwards
Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road

17:45
Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

  • All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website
  • To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

19:00
Cromer Grand Carnival Parade
Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.

PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

  • (TBC)

Playing at various places around the Carnival parade route will be:

  • (TBC)

Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


Rules and conditions of entry for floats taking part in the procession:

1. All floats and entries taking part in the Carnival Parade should enter via the gateway to the Carnival Field (not the NNDC car park entrance).

2. Distribution of favours and advertising material. No advertising material, edibles, gifts, samples or other object may be thrown or otherwise distributed from any vehicle or elevated float. At the sole discretion of the Parade Organiser favours and advertising material may be distributed on foot, providing no risk is thereby incurred to spectators, particularly children, in relation to moving vehicles, machinery or animals.

3. Entrants are reminded that liquid should not be squirted over either floats or the public.

4. All float organisers are reminded that they should hold Public Liability Insurance for their float display. All floats are required to make sure that their entry is not too wide to go through the town.

5. The safety of all persons riding on floats is the responsibility of the respective float organiser and driver of the float vehicle. The Carnival Committee and Cromer V.E.O Limited cannot be held liable for any accident to any person taking part in the Carnival Procession, unless that accident is the direct result of action by a member of the Carnival Committee or authorised helper, providing such committee member or helper is on duty at the time the instruction was given.

6. Collecting in the Parade can only be made by official Cromer Carnival Collectors. No other fund raising for any other purpose is permitted.

7. Floats wishing to leave the Carnival Procession en route without returning to the Carnival Field must inform the Parade Organiser before their float leaves the Carnival Field. Permission will only be given where the Police on duty agree that it is feasible without causing danger to the spectators.

8. The driver of any vehicle should hold a driving license in respect of the vehicle used
(i.e. HGV License for HGV licensed vehicle).

9. Commercial organisations are limited to two vehicles each and these must be decorated.

Please Note:
On Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

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Fun Run

17 Aug, 2017, 5:30pm


Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, entry is open to all that can run
either one or two 1.5 mile laps on a revised circuit. Personal best times from previous years will stand.
  • Register at the Pier Forecourt between 17:30 and 18:30
  • Race starts at the Pier Forecourt at 19:00

Come along and enjoy the fun!

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Illuminated Procession

17 Aug, 2017, 7:00pm


19:00
Assembly of Illuminated Procession - The Meadow and Meadow Road

The Parade will be led by the TS Norfolk Marching Band.

On sale before the parade:

  • Lanterns £4.00 each
  • Glow Sticks £1.50 each

The starting point for the Illuminated Parade will be The Meadow, just off the pitch and putt course, by Meadow Road.

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats and Umbrellas - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats and umbrellas will assemble on Meadow Road
  • Please enter from the Hall Road end

Classes:
- 1 illuminated floats, up to 2 metres
- 2 illuminated floats, over 2 metres
- 3 illuminated umbrellas

Carnival Friday - Around the Town

18 Aug, 2017, 10:30am


10:30
Crab Catching - Cromer Pier
  • Hand lines and nets
  • Classes for each
  • No mixed classes

A chance to get some practice in before the World Crab Catching Championships on Sunday 27th August 2017, from 10:30 until 13:30!

14:00
Walking Treasure Hunt

Starting at the Cottage, Louden Road, follow clues and questions along a route around the town, cliffs and paths of Cromer.

  • Entry £2.00 per set of questions
  • Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
  • Route should take approximately 2 hours
  • Assemble at 14:00
  • First treasure hunters away at 14:30
  • Refreshments available


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)
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Carnival Friday - Evening Events

18 Aug, 2017 - 19 Aug, 2017, 8:00pm


20:00 to 01:00
Carnival Fancy Dress Dance - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Cromer Carnival welcomes Firewire!

There is a special cup for the overall winner of the fancy dress competition, on the night, sponsored by John and Jeanie Hedge in memory of Simon Hedge.

Fancy dress judging will start at 22:00

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested on entering the Carnival field and marquee.
  • Fancy dress only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 29th July 2017 at 9:00 on a first come, first served basis. None will be reserved.
  • There will be no tickets available at the door so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.
  • Any person banned under the Pub Watch scheme will not be admitted to this event
  • There is a strictly No Smoking policy for the Carnival Marquee and toilets.
  • LAST ENTRY to the Fancy Dress Dance is at 23:45
  • Tickets are limited to SIX per person

Arty Porthole Art Trail and Grand Charity Porthole Auction

27 Aug, 2017, 10:00am


Follow the Crab and Lobster Festival Arty Porthole Art Trail around Cromer, Sheringham and beyond and view the Cromer Carnival porthole at Merchants Place, Church Street, Cromer!

As well as the Cromer Carnival porthole, there are over 80 other wonderfully decorated portholes to seek out, as you follow the trail.

The Grand Charity Auction for all of the portholes will be held at 14:00 on Sunday 27th August 2017, on the Pier Forecourt, Cromer. Market stalls will be open and the beach huts will be on display from around 10:00, with the World Pier Crabbing Championships also taking place on the pier from 10:30 to 16:00.

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Senior Citizens Christmas Concert

5 Dec, 2017, 7:00pm


Enjoy an evening with Cromer Carnival Committee with sherry, coffee and mince pies.

A Christmas concert for senior citizens in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer.

Featuring local artists, singers, dancers and a visit from Father Christmas.

  • Free admission
  • Free coach from Suffield Park play area at 6.25pm, Links Avenue (Station Road end) and Suffield Park Post Office
  • Free car transport available for those who cannot get to coaches

For further information, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2018

1 Jan, 2018, 5:00pm


A truly unique way to start off the New Year!

It is advisable to join us in Cromer and make a whole day of it, as the town does fill up for this event. See you then!

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2018!

11 Aug, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2018!!

Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.

So in 2018 it will be held from Saturday 11th August to Friday 17th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 15th August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!