Are you going to the Worstead Festival?

We love the Worstead Festival. It’s quite amazing that a little village has been holding such a huge event for 50 years!  This year it’s on the weekend of 25th/26th July and its well worth a visit if you’ve never been. You’ll see heavy horses, vintage vehicles, crafts and an art show, animals, traditional “sideshows”

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

Walking the Coastal Path

As those of you who have stayed with us before will know, mum and I love to try and help you make the most of your stay by giving you ideas for days out.  This spring to make sure we give you the right advice we have started walking the various paths and trails near

Spring Wedding Days

We welcomed Tamsin and Jason to celebrate their wedding day with us earlier this month.  Family and friends started arriving Friday afternoon and a frenzy of bunting hanging and decorating the spring-themed barn began. Everyone headed out for supper at the nearby pub before returning to bed for an early night.  First to arrive Saturday

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

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’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

Breaking news …

We are so excited to hear that Emma and Sam who held their wedding at Dairy Barns last year with a beautiful blue and yellow spring theme have not only won the regional East Anglian 2014 Wedding of the Year but are about to be announced as winners of the National competition too!  With photos

Time to celebrate women’s achievements worldwide

8th March is International Women’s Day – a day when we celebrate the achievements of women worldwide.  There are so many inspirational women around the world, both past and present – Norfolk’s very own Edith Cavell is perhaps one of the first that comes to mind. It has been observed for over 100 years and