Dairy Barns awarded 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Hooray, today Dairy Barns has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, this award celebrates hospitality businesses that over the past year have consistently received strong praise and ratings from reviewers, achieving at least 4 out of 5 “bubbles”. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodation providers, eateries and attractions located all

Norfolk’s world first twin seals …

We love “our” seals which appear on the beach between Horsey and Winterton every winter with hundreds of pups arriving during the course of the pupping season.  Watched over by Friends of Horsey Seals volunteer seal wardens, this season saw what was thought to be the first ever recorded twin birth in the world. Now

Birds of a feather …

For the last week or so we’ve been lucky enough to have the local Cranes flying over the farm and landing on our meadow, it’s the most amazing sight – and sound – to hear them overhead and apparently their call can be heard for 3 miles! Nearby Stubb Mill, close to the Norfolk Wildlife

The beautiful Broads..

We love living and working within the Broads National Park and we’re delighted to hear that the Broads has been nominated for a prestigious award from BBC Countryfile Magazine.  Experts were asked to draw up a shortlist in several different Awards categories and Ellie Harrison from the popular Sunday evening TV programme commented “Wetlands will

Helping to look after our seals

We think we’re so lucky to share our beautiful Norfolk coastline with Grey Seals where each winter hundreds of pregnant females return to nearby beaches to give birth to their pups.  (You can read more about the seals in our previous Blog). However, they face many hazards, both natural and otherwise, and in 2012 The

As Time Goes By …

We run a working farm here at Dairy Barns and Ian loves his shiny, big John Deere tractor to work the fields but there’s currently a search going on to find Britain’s oldest working tractor.  The LammaXchange farming machinery classified website has a fantastic prize of £1,000 up for grabs to the owner of the

We’ve gone national ! …

We’re very proud to announce that Dairy Barns has gone ‘national’ – we’re on the Visit England website with a feature entitled “Feast on Plough to Plate Breakfast on a Norfolk Farm Stay” telling visitors to the site that Dairy Barns is a great place to stay for your visit to enjoy all the delights

National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week 14-21 February 2015 Did you know that this week is National Nest Box Week when our bird population start thinking about where to start raising their family? We’re very lucky to see so many different species of birds here around the Farm and we’ve recently been busy putting up even more

Big Garden Birdwatch

Will you be taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend of 24th/25th January 2015? Since 1979 the RSPB have been encouraging all of us to spend just an hour watching and recording which birds visit our gardens.  This annual survey helps to monitor how some of our well-known and well-loved garden

We “Love The Broads”

As passionate ambassadors for the Love The Broads visitor giving scheme we’d like to offer them our congratulations for being shortlisted as a Finalist in the Best Marketing category at the EDP Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards 2014. Unfortunately, they didn’t win the category but their achievements were recognised and gained them publicity which is great.

Splashing about on the river.

As the old song says, there’s “nothing better than splashing about on the river”. Well here in our part of Norfolk we are in the Broads National Park with miles of rivers and Broads to explore. There are cycleways and footpaths galore but if you want to get to the heart of the Broads there’s