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 ( on 01485 210742 to book a table.

2. I spy, a kid’s railway day out

Board the smallest public railway in the world for a delightful countryside journey between Wells-next- the-Sea and picturesque Walsingham. For half term week (Sat 11 – Sun 19 February), join in with the nursery rhyme ‘I spy’ from a sheet of clues; spot the answers down the line as you travel to and from your destination.

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3. Get on yer bike

Norfolk was designed for easy cycling. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of bringing your bikes with you, Get On Yer Bike is happy to rent you one. Hire periods from an hour’s quick spin to a whole week of exploration can be arranged. Tandems, adult tricycles and tag-alongs are also available.

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4. Discover contemporary painting talent

Norwich University of the Arts’ East Gallery presents new works by three early-career painters chosen as 2016 Jerwood Painting Fellows: Francesca Blomfield, Archie Franks and Dale Lewis. Jerwood Painting Fellowships is on from 7 February to 1 April 2017.


5. Become an otter spotter

Otter spotting is a peaceful yet exciting way to discover the beautiful Broads National Park. Join the guide as you paddle by canoe along miles of quiet, undisturbed tributaries, dykes and streams. Alternatively, try your hand at wild swimming, paddle boarding or even fungi foraging in this wonderful landscape.

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