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

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

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

It’s not all Jam and Jerusalem …

Do you know anything about the Women’s Institute – the good old WI?  Well, in September this year the WI will be celebrating 100 years in the UK as the country’s first WI was formed in Llanfair, Anglesey on 16 September 1915 and there is a special exhibition at The Forum in Norwich 14th –

Vote for local food!

Being a working farm, we at Dairy Barns would like to ask you to join in the 15th annual BBC Food & Farming Awards that celebrate the best of British food and those who grow, make and supply it and you can nominate your favourites – from Best Food Market, Best Street Food or Takeaway,


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

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

Holidays are coming…

The schools break up for the Christmas holidays on 19th December and no doubt the children will be asking “what can we do … we’re bored”. Well, there’s lots to do all across Norfolk no matter what the weather One of our favourites is to take in one of the Christmas Shows taking place in

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