Wide range of gifts at Creake Abbey Summer Gift Fair

Creake Abbey courtyard shops.

Creake Abbey courtyard shops. - Credit: Angela Sharpe

The popular Creake Abbey Summer Gift Fair returns on Saturday August 29 with over 40 different artists, plantsmen, food producers and craftsmen offering superb gifts and treats for the home, garden and table.

From fine jewellery to Norfolk baskets, handmade soaps to painted bowls, stunning interior pieces, ceramics and woodcraft, no car boot will leave empty with such a wide range of tempting items on offer.

Ollards Farm Foods, Candi's Chutneys and Sunrise Food & Drink Ltd (with its infamous expresso vodka liqueurs) will satisfy the more gastronomically minded and the wide range of shrubs and plants at Essers of Wisbech will inspire even the most experienced of gardeners.

All the Courtyard boutiques at Creake Abbey will be open and there will also be a bouncy castle for children.

It is open 10am to 4pm.

Lara Mullis, of IzziRainey, the high quality homeware and interiors company based in the heart of rural Norfolk, said: 'As a Norfolk based company ourselves, we are so excited to be a part of a fantastic local fair. Creake Abbey is a beautiful setting for local businesses and producers to promote their work and, being from a farm ourselves, we feel it is a home from home.'

The summer menu at the Creake Abbey Café is also in full swing with seasonal vegetables and locally sourced meat and fresh fish. The Café is delighted to welcome back the celebrated landscape artist, Pat Bustin, with her beautiful paintings. When in Norfolk Pat is based in nearby Burnham Deepdale and the marshes and the countryside of the North Norfolk coast have been her inspiration for many years. She says: 'My real fascination is with the ever moving clouds and light on the marsh so difficult to capture, captivating to watch.'

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Pat has spent many hours in the fields surrounding Creake Abbey and the nearby area to produce this exclusive exhibition which will close on October 5.

The fun carries on into Monday August 31 with Creake Abbey's Bank Holiday Family Fun Day featuring live music from local band Compass Moon and local duo Ed and Laura, plus face painting and fun for all the family including inflatable rides and a cup and saucer ride (separate charges apply). Free entry. 10am-6pm.

For more information visit www.creakeabbey.co.uk.