Discover Norfolk festivals by rail with Greater Anglia in July

Published on: Monday, 1 July 2024
Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2024

Greater Anglia train in Pride livery.

Above: Greater Anglia train in Pride livery. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and discover Norfolk’s many summer festivals this July by train.

Festival goers can beat the traffic and get to their destination more conveniently by train. There are even a range of train ticket discounts - such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and Groupsave.

Some popular festivals happening in Norfolk in July which are accessible by train include:

Lord Mayor’s Celebration

Join Norwich’s big free street party on 13 and 14 July, the highlight of which is the Lord Mayor’s Procession – a colourful carnival parade of musical bands, dancers, acrobats, giant puppets, walking floats and costumed groups which will wind its way around the streets of Norwich. The entertainment continues in Chapelfield Gardens, including a free-to-attend evening programme of live music headlined by the UK Foo Fighters, ending on Sunday with the Great Norwich Duck Race along the River Wensum. Visit www.norwich.gov.uk/lmw for information.

Festival of Thetford & Punjab

The Festival of Thetford & Punjab 2024 will take place in venues across Thetford in Norfolk between 17 and 21 July, with cultural celebrations inspired by the life and legacy of the Duleep Singh family, the last Royal Family of the Punjab who lived in Elveden near Thetford. Expect talks, workshops, curry nights and activities for all to enjoy, as well as the Thetford Mela, the grand Festival Finale on Sunday. More details at www.sikhmuseum.org.uk/events/welcome-to-the-festival-of-thetford-punjab/

Worstead Festival

Just a short walk from Worstead rail station, the Worstead Festival, which takes place on 27 and 28 July is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy local art & craft stalls, food and drink, activities, demonstrations, music and entertainment. More details at www.worsteadfestival.org/

Norwich Pride 2024

Norwich Pride 2024 will take place on Saturdy 27 July. Norwich Pride is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) community for everyone. Their mission is for everyone to live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves. Greater Anglia has recently announced that it will be the Entertainment Sponsor for the event. More details at https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/news-desk/news-articles/greater-anglia-sponsors-norwich-pride-2024

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, or a summer festival, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

For more information on these and other offers visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/offers/

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit www.greateranglia.co.uk.