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Come and join us at a Norfolk Tortoise Club event in 2019!

Share knowledge and stories over refreshments. We offer support and advice on tortoise keeping and rehoming. Come along to our talks, access our popular club shop and much more! Entry is £2 per person or FREE for members and children under 12. Membership is £10 per person per year and can be obtained at club events. We offer basic tortoise species identification, sexing and healthcare guidance.

Location for events: Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3JJ


Norfolk Tortoise Club Events list 2019:

Feeding and Enclosures: Sunday 28th April 11am-3pm. Talk, weed identification, club shop, Membership, volunteering, displays, refreshments, raffle and tombola.

Tortoise Open Day and Health Check Event: Sunday 21st July 11am-3pm - back by popular demand! Tortoise Health Checks £5, Worming £5 and Chipping £15. Shop, weed identification, tortoise displays, Membership, volunteering, displays, refreshments, raffle, tombola and more.

Hibernation Talk and Health Check Event: Sunday 6th October, 11am-3pm. Special talk on hibernation as well as pre-hibernation tortoise health checks for £5. Talk at 11am. Checks to follow afterwards.

End of Year Celebration & AGM: Sunday 24th November, 11am-3pm. Special talk and presentation on club achievements, followed by food and drink. Club shop, raffle & tombola.

Note: Volunteer events, workshops, trips and small show appearances will be announced on social media and/or email as they are confirmed. Join our mailing list by visiting:

External Community Events we will be attending:

Tortoise Wake up Talk and Spring Health Checks with Suffolk Tortoise Support Group: Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm. Talk, shop, rehoming advice, Membership, volunteering, displays, refreshments, raffle and tombola. Address: Great Barton Village Hall, Elms Close, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2NR. Suffolk and NTC members FREE entry, £2 for non-members and children free.

Spring Fling: Thursday 11th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm. Children’s education event. Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, Costessey, Norwich, NR5OTT.

Royal Norfolk Show: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th June, - 9.00am -5.00pm. Two day country show. The club will have an educational display. Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, Costessey, Norwich, NR5OTT.


Event FAQ’s:

Can I bring my tortoise to an event?
We run specific and clearly advertised tortoise health check events throughout the year, whereby visitors are encouraged to bring their tortoise(s) along in order to receive informal advice from our experienced volunteers. Please note that tortoises must remain in secure boxes. Although opinion can be given by club members, this must not replace veterinary help, when necessary. Alcohol gel or disposable gloves must be used if tortoises are handled. The club cannot be held responsible for advice and treatment given.

Would Norfolk Tortoise Club be able to attend our event or deliver a talk to our community group?
Please contact us via with the details of your event or activity. Please note that our attendance is based on the availability of volunteers. A small donation to continue the clubs work and payment towards volunteer travel expenses is appreciated.

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