The Royal Norfolk Show is almost here …

You can’t beat a great day out at the Royal Norfolk Show and this year’s is nearly here – Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June (have you got your tickets yet, you can buy online or check out other ticket outlets) .   Did you know that it’s the UK’s largest 2-day County Show! Having started

Adventures on two wheels …

Despite the size of Norfolk – apparently more than 5,000 sq Km!  – it’s actually a great place to explore on 2-wheels.  So be sure to bring your bikes, if you have them.  If not, you can hire and even have them delivered to Dairy Barns if you’re staying with us. Our friends at Broadland

Dates available for Weddings in 2016 and 2017

Many thanks for all the enquiries we have received for weddings in 2016, I’m sorry but we are fully booked for 2016 unless you would like a small evening of afternoon ceremony midweek we may be able to help.  We do a limited number of weddings each month so that we do not have too

The Summer Holidays have flown by…

We have had a fantastically busy summer holidays this year with so many new and returning guests and lots of people who have been recommeneded by their family and friends which is always nice so thank you all of you who have spread the word about Dairy Barns.  This week is the final full week

I’m loving the sea breeze

Its been so wonderfully hot here in Norfolk the past week that the best place to be is by the sea.  There has been a gentle cool breeze from the coast just taking the edge of the heat its been perfect.  We have had a few young families staying in the holiday cottages and they

Blue Flag Award for Sea Palling Beach

We are delighted that, despite tough higher standards that our local beach at Sea Palling had retained its Blue Flag in 2015, one of only four awarded in the whole of Norfolk. A recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society reports that it has excellent water quality and continue to have ‘recommended status’ (their highest

The Swallows are in the stables

As you can probably tell I love the little Swallow birds, just look a the logo of the Dairy Barns. They are such wonderful little birds that fly so very far to come back and spend each summer with us, as soon as they arrive I know that winter is really over and summer is

Hello Sunshine

Isn’t it great to see some sunshine at last?  Really makes you feel like it’s time to get out and about and enjoy what’s on offer right here in Norfolk!  Here are just a couple of ideas we love to suggest to our guests. Messing about on the river … there’s something about sunlight reflecting

We love Cow Parsley …

You may have noticed that the Dairy Barns “emblem” is an image of Cow Parsley which features on our website and our leaflet.  Many people may think of Cow Parsley as just a roadside weed but we think it is beautiful and this native perennial herb is one of the first signs of Spring popping


We’re looking forward to Pancake Day on 17th February. We love them with chocolate spread and banana! You’d be amazed at just how quickly those pancakes seem to disappear, leaving all those empty plates waiting to be washed up.  Did you know that pancake day, also known as Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many countries

Norfolk Getaways

Norfolk isn’t all sun hats and ice cream you know. It’s a beautiful county with our fine City of Norwich as well as beaches, market towns, rivers, pretty villages, marshes, countryside, historic houses and so much more to discover whatever the season. Why not plan a visit now for half-term or even a winter break.