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

Award-winning shopping in Norwich

Some great news out this week – Norwich Lanes has come out on top in the City category of Great British High Street of the Year. Just 20 miles from Dairy Barns, many of our guests like to pay a visit to our Fine City of Norwich and, of course, right now we’re all thinking

We’re finalists…

Here at Dairy Barns we have always known how important it is to our business to look after our customers. That’s why we were entered into the EDP Business Awards 2014 in the Customer Care category. We were honoured to be selected as Finalists and attended the Awards Ceremony last week when EDP Editor, Nigel