Leisure Sports & Tourism

 

 




  Leisure Facilities

 

 

Jubilee Community Centre  

The town community centre has a kitchen area and hall suitable for a range of activities. There is a car park and large playing field. If you wish to hire the venue for anything- from one evening to a regular daily slot please contact the Town Council to find out more and book.

 

Jubilee Community Centre Downham Market

 

Address: Jubilee Community Centre

Howdale Road

Downham Market

Norfolk PE38 9AH

 

Contact the Town Council

Phone: 01366 387770

mail:info@downhammarkettc.co.uk

 

 

Alive Downham Leisure

Bexwell Road
Downham Market
Norfolk
PE38 9LL
Telephone (01366) 386868

Website click here

 

 

 

Downham Market Town Hall

Bridge Street

Downham Market

Norfolk

 

The Town Hall is owned by the Town Council and any information
concerning bookings can be obtained by phoning the Town Council Office
01366 387770 during normal working hours or emailing
info@downhammarkettc.co.uk

 

 


For details of sports clubs and facilities please go to our Clubs & Societies page by clicking here

 


  

   

 

  Out and About around Downham Market

Kings Lynn

Ely

March

Welney Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Other local tourist attractions

 

 

  Downham Market Festival Week

 

Held annually around the end of May Bank Holiday weekend this is a week long series of events, with the main Festival Parade and arena events on the Howdale being held on the Bank Holiday itself.

                     

 

 

 

 St Winnold's Parade

 

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(Photographs courtesy of Stephen and Christine Nunn)

 

St Winnold’s Fair is a Civic event to commemorate the first market charter granted to the town in 1046. 

 

The last Friday before Good Friday is marked by a procession round the town and market of local dignitaries, some in a horse and trap, all headed by a led shire horse. 

 

The event was resurrected in 2004 and has quickly become established as a popular and unique event on Downham’s calendar.

 

See History for more


RAF Marham  IX (B) Squadron Homecoming Parade & Medal Ceremony

 

On Thursday 28th March 2013 a special parade was held in Downham Market to celebrate the homecoming of IX(B) Squadron from RAF Marham following their period of service in Afghanistan. The service personnel who had been involved in Operation Herrick 17 were presented with their medals by Air Vice-Marshall Greg Bagwell CB CBE MSc RAF.

 

 

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RAF Marham homecoming parade 28th March 2013    RAF Marham homecoming parade 28th March 2013

 

Water Festival

 

 

During August the Downham Market Town Council, supported by local organisations, organises a Water Festival on the Relief Channel alongside the Hythe Bridge to the west of the Town. The main feature of the day are the Dragon Boat Races where local businesses and organisations compete against each other and provide much fun and entertainment for everyone. There are also a number of stalls, sideshows and food outlets to attract the visitors.

 

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 Town Square Events

 

 

Chinese New Year

 

The annual celebration of the Chinese New Year takes place on the Town Square with a special performance of the Chinese Lion Dance. Children from local schools enjoy the spectacle.

 

 

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Photographs courtesy of John Fox

 

 

Other Town Square Events

 

Hilgay Silver Band performing on the Downham Market Town Square

Saturday 12th May 2007

 

 

 

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Just one of the regular events held on the Town Square.

 

 

  

 

Tourist Attractions

 

Downham Market is centrally placed for visitors to enjoy many of the local attractions. 

Located on the main A10 Downham Market makes an ideal base for your holiday.

 

Local Attractions