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 for tickets.

2. Enjoy a little hygge

Simple pleasures, reconnecting with nature and trying new things – three fantastic reasons to head to Deepdale’s Hygge Festival, taking place from 24-26 March where there’ll be music, stalls and pop-ups from those who want us to enjoy the Danish way, Norfolk-style.

3. Take a walk on the wild side

Take a Mothering Sunday Guided Woodland Walk to explore Fairhaven and its woodland gardens as its wild primroses, wood anemones, skunk cabbages and daffodils spring into life. The head gardener leads this informative walk, from 11-12.30pm on Sunday 26 March, with every mother receiving a primrose plant as a reminder of her visit to this lovely 130-acre site.

Call 01603 270449 for more information.

4. Mother’s ruin

Head to Norwich city and explore ‘The fascinating World of Gin’ over an evening with The Norwich Gin Club at The Library Restaurant from 6.30pm on Thursday 30 March. Learn about the spirit’s 200-year controversial history and the journey from its origins as a medicine to its position today as a top tipple with local artisan gin maker Janet Peachy.

Visit vanvino.co.uk for details

 5. Sunrise at Snettisham

Get up early and start the day with a Heart and Sole Wellbeing Walk at RSPB Snettisham Reserve from 7-9am on Friday 31 March. Watch the sun rise over The Wash and enjoy nature at its best – see how many mad March hares you can spot! Tickets cost £4 from www.rspb.org.uk/Snettisham

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