What to see and do in March

The days are getting longer and the weather warmer and drier (we hope!) so if you are looking to stay this month these are our suggestions and don’t forget we are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 up unti the 28 March all available dates

George Skipper Walking Tour Cromer – Paul Dickson Tours 9 March 10.30am

Ticket £12.This 1 hour 45 minutes walking tour in Cromer looks at architect George Skipper’s legacy in the Norfolk seaside town. He worked on projects in Cromer from the late 1880s through to the 1930s.  Skipper designed seven hotels, notably the Hotel de Paris, overlooking Cromer Pier and the Cliftonville and Sandcliff on Runton Road. To find out more about this tour and others and to book www.pauldicksontours.co.uk

Childrens Wildlife Watch Hares and Rabbits – Hickling Nature Reserve 9 March 10.30am https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/all-events/2024-03-09-children-s-wildlife-watch-ha

Hares are often confused with rabbits, but once you know the difference you’ll never confuse them again! Come and learn about what makes hares so special and why we see ‘mad March hares’!

10 March, Mother’s Day at Hoveton Hall Gardens, mums go free

Hoveton Hall Gardens https://www.hovetonhallestate.co.uk/events/

It’s a great time to see our wonderful display of daffodils, there is no need to book to visit the gardens, just turn up on the day. The Garden Kitchen Café will also be open all day

Easter Activity trail @ Horsey Windpump   From 28 March until 12 April


There’s plenty of fun to be had at Horsey Windpump this Easter. Get hands-on and creative in nature with our fun, family trail (10am-4pm, daily). Search for minibeasts, make music with woodland instruments, mid-air food pass beanbag challenge, and nest-building with willow are just some of the fun challenges to try.

National Garden Open Scheme

16 March East Ruston Vicarage Gardens, NR12 9HN 24 March Mannington Estate, NR11 7BB

Horsey Seal Boat Trips

Boats Trips from Sea Palling Beach, dates and times vary depending on the tide.  Contact them on 07759331641 or 07968798700. There are a large number of adult seals on the beach at the moment and the boats are a great way to see them without disturbing them.  They also offer Angling and Lobster trips and Sea Kayak Hire.

East Ruston Gardens https://eastrustonoldvicarage.co.uk/

These stunning coastal gardens re-open for the season on 1 March and are then open Wednesdays to Sunday and bank holidays, 12 til 5.30pm.  A beautiful, 32-acre modern garden containing many garden rooms with herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical gardens, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert Wash and a large woodland garden — there really is so much to explore, along with a nice tea room for some lunch or refreshments.

Picnic Boat Hire

https://www.marthamferryboatyard.co.uk/              01493 748291

Enjoy the quieter part of the Broads by hiring a picnic boat from Martham Ferry.  You can motor to Hickling and Horsey Broads, the boats are electric so great for the broads environment and much quieter than a diesel day boat. As they open all winter they have heaters on the boats to keep the chill off, but still wrap up warm! 

The Honing Daffodil Mile, Daffodil Day 17 March NR28 9AB

The annual ‘golden mile’ which fringes Long Lane in the village of Honing is something of a favourite local secret. Located just a few hops and skips from North Walsham, the village is holding a Daffodiul Day on Sun 17 March, from 11am to 4pm, with vintage tractor rides for people hoping to tour their beautiful blooms.

Weekly Monday auctions at Keys Sale Ground Aylsham, 9.30 plants and yard sale and 11am antiques and collectables   https://www.keysauctions.co.uk/

Heydon Tea Rooms open Wednesday to Sunday 10 – 4, NR11 6RE

Heydon Tea rooms and village is about 50 minutes from here but only 10 minutes from National Trust Blickling Hall, so if you are heading over to Aylsham and Blickling Hall it is only a few miles further on.  Heydon is a delightful discovery, off the beaten track but with a collection of small artisan businesses, the village is an idyllic example of unspoiled, rural England. You can wander through the village, sit on the village green and walk in the park where the main hall is located. There is a pub, tearooms, bakery and artisan stores. When youu arrive you will see signs for the village car-park (free) please use this as the village roads are quite small. We went to the tea rooms in late February, and it was wonderful, perfect to eat in or grab a coffee and cake for your walk.  The interior is beautiful, the staff attentive with such amazing and pretty cakes and goodies!