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Five Norfolk things to do in March

1. High tea with an author The 2017 Bookfest season at Briarfields kicks off with crime writer Elizabeth Haynes speaking at 3pm on Sunday 12 March. Her best-selling books have been published in 30 different countries and in 20 different languages, and Elizabeth’s first novel Into the Darkest Corner was featured on Channel 4′s TV Book Club and she was selected as one of Amazon UK’s Rising Stars. Tickets are £15 per person, including Briarfields’ delicious afternoon tea. Call 01485 210742…

March 14, 2017 , article by

Five Norfolk things to do in February

1. A candlelit meal for two Book yourself and a loved one in for a special evening of romance and delicious food at Briarfields. The restaurant’s menu is packed with delectable treats, including a chocolate dessert plate to share. Round the evening off with a stay overlooking the stunning marsh landscape of this SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) coastline. Candlelit suppers at Briarfields are available on 11 and 14 February. Call Briarfields (briarfieldsnorfolk.co.uk) on 01485 210742 to book…

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Five Norfolk things to do in January

1. Heart the art of the Pacific Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is the most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji and Fijian art ever assembled, created from exceptional collections from the UK and elsewhere, including the Fiji Museum. Among the highlights are a specially-commissioned sailing canoe and bark cloth wedding dresses. Visit scva.ac.uk for more details. 2. Talk a winter walk An excellent way to blow away the cobwebs and earn those hours relaxing in…

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Five Norfolk things to do in December

1. Explore the great outdoors Take a tour of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Learn about the history of Fairhaven, the collection of plants introduced by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven, and the organic working methods still used today. Finish your walk with a complimentary mince pie and hot mulled wine in the cosy eco-tearoom. Find out more at fairhavengarden.co.uk 2. Create a Christmas wreath On 2 December between 10am-6pm, join the gardener from Oxburgh Hall to make your own beautiful woven wreath…

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Five Norfolk things to do in November

1. Junior naturalists The Children’s Wildlife Watch at Hickling board on Saturday 12 November is a must for young fans of David Attenborough. Discover the way reptiles, amphibians and mammals go into dormancy and find out what makes their winter retreat perfect. Put into practise what you’ve learnt when you make a hibernaculum to take home. Call 01603 625540 for more information. 2. Seasonal Spectacular From Thursday 10 November – Friday 23 December, Thursford hosts its annual Christmas Spectacular. Set in the magical…

November 9, 2016 , article by

Five Norfolk things to do in October

1. Apple Day This ever-popular event is held on 16 October at one of Norfolk’s best-loved museums, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. It’s a chance to celebrate the very best of autumn with all things apples: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Experts are on hand to name ‘mystery apples’, along with live entertainment, local craftsmen and artists.. Call 01362 860563 or visit museumsnorfolk.org.uk for details 2. Broads ramble Discover Norfolk’s secret Broads reserve with a Ranger this month. Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve is…

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Five Norfolk things to do in September

1. Living history Heritage Open Days are back and this month for four days from 8-11 September there is the chance to explore ordinarily inaccessible parts of Norfolk. Handle new Roman finds at Aylsham Heritage Centre, take a tour of King’s Lynn’s historic buildings and watch archive film of the town’s past at Marriotts Warehouse or take a vintage bus to the Hardwick Cemetery. Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for details of events taking place near you. 2. Ooh-ah, me hearties! Celebrate all things swashbuckling…

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Five Norfolk things to do in August

1. Carnival spirit! It’s carnival season and two of the coast’s best are on this month, with Sheringham kicking off proceedings from 30 July – 7 August and Cromer taking residence for a week on 13-19 August. There are crazy competitions, funfairs, displays and, of course, parades, so get ready to join in the fun. 2. 80s night Dig out your neon legwarmers and disco gear and relive the 80s at a glorious evening of music at Holkham Hall. Big name bands Level…

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Five Norfolk things to do in July

 1. The 66th King’s Lynn Festival, 17-30 July From art writer Andrew-Graham Dixon speaking about the secrets of the Mona Lisa, to soprano Lesley Garrett and friends singing Mozart’s aria and Gershwin, the King’s Lynn Festival once again presents a varied and rich programme. Throughout July find walks, exhibitions and recitals in this beautiful medieval Hanseatic town. www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk 2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Holkham Hall, 20 July London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) brings one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies to…

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Five Norfolk things to do in June

1. Summer Diesel Gala, Sheringham to Holt, 10-12 JuneThe Weybourne Traction Group returns in 2016 with another eagerly anticipated Diesel Gala on the North Norfolk Railway. Over three days, the NNR puts classic diesel locomotives from a variety of eras to work between Sheringham and Holt. Visitors will find refreshments in a beer tent and real ale bar, while the team will be putting as many of its own locomotives and coaching stock into use as possible, along…

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