Head to Hickling Broad for ‘A Bit of a Do’ – on Saturday 27th September to help raise money for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
This outdoors event will be open at 3pm with Norfolk Wildlife Trust providing boat trips, guided nature walks, craft activities, giant garden games and much more.
With food provided by Bite the Bullitt and drinks from Harper Wells, be prepared for a great day out for all of the family. Listen to the brilliant Stone Angel Folk Band in the afternoon in their 40th year of playing music for Norfolk folks and roll on into the evening with The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo who are sure to get you dancing until 11pm. Car parking on site but please do consider car sharing. Tickets are £15 for adults and £5 for children.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust work hard at maintaining our natural habitats, forests, woodlands and much more. So come along, join in the fun and engage with nature.
For tickets please contact Event Organiser 25am Business Group – email@example.com or call 01493 842219.]]>
31st August also sees the start of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival with dozens of events taking place all over Norfolk right through to 12th October – its 10th Anniversary this year – celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink from local producers and helping to support our farmers and our local economy too.
September is of course the ideal month to get pickling and preserving that last glut of summer’s fresh produce and make jams, jellies and chutneys to enjoy through the long, darker days to come. There should be plenty of blackberries, damsons, elderberries, apples, pears and plums about right now. If you don’t grow your own, why not visit your local Farm Shop or even spend a few hours at one of the wonderful Pick Your Own farms around Norfolk – children love it and it’s great for them to see how their food is produced.
A beautiful wide expanse of sandy beach sheltered by the offshore reefs installed for sea defences. Holder of the coveted Blue Flag and with Lifeguards on duty from May to September it’s perfect for family bucket and spade holidays, a brisk walk to take in the salty air or just to sit and watch the waves lapping the sand or even a spot of beach fishing if you’re so inclined.
Backed by Dunes and with deckchair and windbreak hire, a pub, beach café, small amusement arcade, Post Office stores and even a farm shop selling local-caught fish – what more could you possibly want? Plus it’s just 3 miles from Dairy Barns.
The Duchess of Bedford is usually credited with introducing the idea of Afternoon Tea in the mid 19th Century, supposedly to “fill the long gap between Luncheon and Dinner”. It hasn’t changed much over the years and is traditionally dainty little sandwiches and cakes served on the best china.
For us, the ultimate afternoon tea probably has to be Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s in London in the splendour of Thierry Despont’s magnificent Foyer inspired by the 1930s’ heyday of art deco which is a very special experience. We loved it!
But when we’re in the area, we also love to pop in to Folly’s Tea Room in the pretty Georgian town of Holt where they serve tasty sandwiches with seasonal fillings such as local roast ham and Cromer crab and scrummy miniature cakes on beautiful vintage china. What a fabulous way to while away an hour or two!
Everyone should make time to enjoy afternoon tea – surely?
We’re looking forward to meeting lots of guests, old and new, enjoying sharing our wonderful county with them and making sure they know all the best places to go and things to do – the best beaches, the dog-friendly pubs, great local restaurants, where to take the kids, where to go for a boat trip on the Broads and so much more.
There is so much to do in Norfolk we couldn’t list it all here, so for more inspiration, take a look at the “Visit” page on our website where we’ve got ideas for family days out, car-free days out, eating out and seeing local Norfolk wildlife or check out the following great resources to help make the most of your trip to Norfolk.
The section between Sea Palling and Weybourne has now been approved and once the legal requirements are complete the new public rights of access will come into force on this stretch and bring walkers within a couple of miles of Dairy Barns and all the delights of this wonderful part of Norfolk.
Don’t forget also that part of the Weavers Way walk covers Stalham to Great Yarmouth and takes in Hickling (going through the Norfolk Wildlife Trust National Nature Reserve) before going on to Potter Heigham, Thurne, Acle, Halvergate, Berney Arms and finishing in Great Yarmouth. So Dairy Barns is a great place to stay if you’re planning on pulling on your hiking boots to explore.
Even its detractors are of a superior stamp: “Very flat, Norfolk” was penned by no less a luminary than Noël Coward.” So if you’re planning on visiting Norfolk this summer we hope you’ll come and stay with us at Dairy Barns from where you can easily explore The Broads – a National Park and known as “Britain’s Magical Waterland” – or a little further afield to the stunning North Norfolk coastline.
We just know you’ll love it as much as the Daily Telegraph do (and us too!).
In a couple of months’ time they’ll head off once again; travelling over France, across the Pyrenees, down through Spain, Morocco and across the Sahara, often covering 200 miles a day at speeds of around 20 miles per hour.
What incredible little creatures they are!
In April 2014 we were delighted to work with Emma and Sam to plan their wedding at Dairy Barns. They wanted fresh seasonal spring blooms in blue and yellow and photographer Karen Fuller of Fuller Photography captured their day beautifully. She commented “Bold royal blue and bright yellow captured the very essence of spring. The flowers were the centrepiece, with daffodils, irises and grape hyacinths inspiring the most beautiful decorations and bouquets. It was certainly a Dairy Barns wedding to remember”.]]>