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Days out & walks

We’re sure you’ll love Norfolk as much as we do, so we’re creating a selection of downloadable “Days Out”  and monthly What’s On listings so you can make the best of your time here. Enjoy many Norfolk walks and events. Click and download your choice below

Walks

How Hill to Ludham

How Hill and Ludham are about a 15 minute drive from Dairy Barns. The postcode for your Sat Nav for How Hill Nature Reserve is NR29 5PG. Be aware that the last five minutes of the journey is down narrow country lanes but the car park is signposted. How Hill is great spot for a picnic and if you want to get some nice
local goodie

Felbrigg to Holt

From Dairy Barns, make your way to the A149 and follow the signs towards North Walsham (you will pass a Waitrose – perfect if you want to pick up some picnic goodies) and then towards Cromer.

Barton to Wroxham Walk

Head to Barton Broad Boardwalk – A great way to see the Broads without going on a boat – About 20 minutes’ drive from Dairy Barns.

Events

Great Days out in March

­DAYS OUT IN MARCH

Spring is very much on the way in March with longer days and hopefully a little more sunshine. Here are a few of the events going on locally this month

The Seals at Horsey have now finished having their pups, almost 1,500 since November, but there are still plenty to be seen playing in the sea and on the beach. There are some great walks that incorporate the beach and Horsey Mere which is the home of the National Trust Mill.

Norwich Castle “Small Stories at home in a dolls house” The castle is hosting an exhibition of 12 of the V&A museums most treasured dolls houses. Open 10 – 4.30 Monday to Saturday. If you are heading into Norwich the simplest way is to use the park and ride on the Wroxham road, Sprowston.  It drops you at Castle Meadow. http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/Whats_on

Fairhaven water garden in South Walsham, really is a garden for all seasons with wonderful woodland walks down to the river. They are open 10 – 4 every day. On the 26 March they have a guided walk with the head gardener where you will see wild primroses, daffodils, camellias and wood anemones. http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk 01603 270449

The Canoe Man is based in Wroxham and offers a varying selection of canoe based activities. This month there is Otter spotting, Canoe trails, Bush craft taster sessions and Swallow and Amazon days.   For full details contact the Canoe Man 01603 783777 http://www.thecanoeman.com

Greyhound Racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium Greyhound Racing every Monday and Wednesday, first race 6.30pm, doors open at 6pm, along with Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.30pm, adults £8. Pay on the door and enjoy a great night out at the dogs. No booking required. Price includes Race card, Admission and Car Parking. Children under 16 in your party go FREE!  https://www.yarmouthstadium.co.uk/greyhoundracing

Blickling Hall, National Trust, The estate is open all year round for walking and the house reopens 7 days a week from Monday 6 March, 12 – 5pm. There are costumed interpretation groups bringing the hall to life on Wednesdays 12 – 3 throughout March and on Sunday 12,19 & 24 March cooking will be taking place in the 1930’s kitchen.  The Buckinghamshire Arms next door to the hall is a super place for lunch. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate

 

 

Keys Auctioneers, Sale ground, Aylsham, NR11 6JA, Keys holds over 80 Fine Art, Antique, Country, Commercial and Specialist sales a year, operating from the same five acre sale ground in Aylsham it started on in the 1950’s.  Hundreds of people attend Keys’ weekly Country Sale, which sees a huge range of goods from furniture, china, pictures, and a variety of household goods on sale, sourced from house clearances, probate, private sellers and companies, along with garden produce and nursery stock.

Monday Sale times

10am: Garden produce and nursery stock (Room 9) 10.30am: First furniture sale (Room 5) 12.30pm: Motor vehicles (sold from Room 5) 1.30pm: Second furniture sale (Room 6)

This month’s specialist sales

 

6th Antiques & Interiors

20th Antiques & Interiors

21st Fine Sale Day 1 – Ceramics,Glassware, Oriental, Collectables,Militaria

22nd Fine Sale Day 2 – Silver, Jewellery,Clocks, Watches, Furniture

23rd Fine Sale Day 3 – East Anglian Paintings Part 1 & Books

http://www.keysauctions.co.uk/          01263 733195

 

This month’s choice for a light lunch or coffee and cake

Kingfisher Tea Room at Fairhaven Gardens

South Walsham, NR13 6DZ (Follow Brown tourist signs)

Non garden visitors are welcome too

The tea room is open daily all year; they serve snacks, light lunches, sandwiches and homemade cakes all day. Open 10 – 5

Much of the menu is locally sourced and they can cater for most dietary requirements, including coeliacs

01603 270449

 

 

Great days out in February 2017

DAYS OUT IN FEBRUARY

Norfolk starts to emerge from the short winter days in February with lots of outdoor activities to keep you busy, have a filling breakfast, wrap up warm and make the most of the winter sunshine, remembering that you have a warm cosy room to return to in the evenings! Here are a few local activies.

The Seals at Horsey have now finished having their pups, almost 1,500 since November, but there are still plenty to be seen playing in the sea and on the beach. There are some great walks that incorporate the beach and Horsey Mere which is the home of the National Trust Mill.

Fairhaven water garden in South Walsham, really is a garden for all seasons with wonderful woodland walks down to the river. They are open 10 – 4 every day and week commencing 11 February they have “signs of spring week” and “design a den week” which is great for the children.  http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk 01603 270449

Saturday 18 February Fairhaven hosts “Star Night”                                                 Telescopes, talks and teas all evening with the friendly astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society. Please feel welcome to bring your own telescope if you have one. Wrap up warm. No torches please – it destroys your night vision. Hot food, tea, coffee and cake will be available in the tearoom from 7pm. Shaun Reynolds will be talking about “In search of the Milky Way”: a guide as to where, when and how to look for the majestic milky way, together with photographing it around Norfolk, Suffolk and the UK’s most incredible coast. Showing Images taken along the way.  £3.50 adult; £2 child. Tickets available online in advance or can be bought on the door.

The Canoe Man – Otter spotting on the River Bure http://www.thecanoeman.com/guidedcanoetrails.php

Every Saturday in February you have the opportunity to go on a guided canoe trail Otter spotting with the Canoe Man. This event starts at 2.30 and finishes at approximately 5pm, booking essential.  For full details contact the Canoe Man 01603 783777

Norfolk Broads River Trips from Wroxham     http://www.broadstours.co.uk/ 01603 782207

From 11 to 18 February river trips leave the bridge at Wroxham for a 1.5 hour cruise on the broads. Adults are £8.50 and children go free.  Trips depart at 11.30 and 2.00.

 Greyhound Racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium https://www.yarmouthstadium.co.uk/greyhoundracing  

Greyhound Racing every Monday and Wednesday, first race 6.30pm, doors open at 6pm, along with Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.30pm, adults £8. Pay on the door and enjoy a great night out at the dogs. No booking required. Price includes Race card, Admission and Car Parking. Children under 16 in your party go FREE! You will gain access to our Trackside / Raceview Bars, Raceview Diner, fast food snack bar & the outside betting ring

Feed the Lambs at Wroxham Barns                                                       http://www.wroxhambarns.co.uk/ 01603 783762

The thing I like about Wroxham Barns is the children love the junior farm and I love the restaurant and shopping, so it keeps everyone happy.   When local farmers have orphaned lambs or when ewes can’t feed triplets, these fluffy little bundles of fun come to Wroxham Barns where the dedicated team at Junior Farm takes on the task of bottle-feeding them.  From Saturday 11th February they’ll be holding lamb bottle-feeding sessions daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and visitors can come along and help.  It’s fantastic fun, enjoyed by all ages.  There is also a full programme of daily activities on Junior Farm, including cuddle, grooming and feeding sessions with the lambs, goats, pigs, rabbits, chick and ponies as well as indoor play and crafts.

This month’s choice for a lovely lunch or afternoon tea…..

Small sticks café

Open Thursday to Sunday in February 10 – 3                                                            (01692)583368

You’ll find them at the end of Cart Gap Road, off the B1159, in Happisburgh (near Stalham), next to the beach and Lifeboat Station, NR12 0QL. Or follow the coastal path from Sea Palling to Cart Gap and head off the beach where the life boat ramp is and enjoy the walk, it is about 25 minutes from Sea Palling. They offer light lunches and delicious coffee and cake, what’s not to like!

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