The Poppyland Blog

New Years Day Fireworks 2019

Posted December 26th, 2018

A very popular event and truly unique way to start the New year.

The Cromer fireworks display starts at 5pm

new years day fireworks

Cromer Boxing Day Dip

Posted December 19th, 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Brace yourselves as hundreds of hardy souls are expected to brave freezing temperatures and jump into the sea to raise money for charity. Organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners this event is firmly fixed in the Christmas Calendar.

Meet at Cromer Pier for a warm up run from 9am (optional),  countdown to the dip at 10am

Boxing day dip


Christmas at Poppyland

Posted November 26th, 2018

We still have availability in The Old Bakehouse and Beach Retreat over Christmas for a week or short break.

Christmas at Poppyland

Luxury Spa Treatments

Myblissfulretreat are a visiting spa company offering you bespoke treatments in the privacy of your holiday cottage.

Vicky and her team of therapists have over 15 years experience between them and are excited to deliver you the most relaxing treatments.

To book your spa treatment please visit:

Blickling Estate cycle hire.

cycle hire

Explore the great outdoors with your little ones. The cycle  hire at Blickling, has a wide selection of bikes and equipment available, including children’s bikes and tag-alongs. Cycle hire is open daily from 10am with the exception of 24 and 25 December, located next to the main visitor reception. Just turn up and you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the scenic trails.

Visit north Norfolk and download vouchers for many award-winning attractions in the area.

There’s plenty of fun-filled days out for the whole family, click on the link below to find out about discounts.

Discount Vouchers

Sandringham Flower Show

Posted July 2nd, 2018

Flower Festival and Show, Wed 25 Jul 2018

Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. The show is now in its 137th year and is so much more than just a Flower Show. The  event offers not only the best in horticulture but also an excellent family  day out.

Sandringham House

Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day Show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year.

St Benet’s Abbey

Posted June 29th, 2018

Boat trips from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet’s Abbey during July with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey.

The surviving ruins and earthwork remains are very interesting, it was the only Norfolk monastery founded in the Anglo-Saxon period which continued in use throughout the Middle Ages.

As well as being of great historical interest, St Benet’s is also very atmospheric. Standing in the depths of Broadland, away from roads, it is a wonderful place to spend time surrounded by the wide open skies on the edge of the river.




Enjoy Norfolks Beaches

Posted June 26th, 2018

overstrand beach

Blickling Bluebells

Posted May 14th, 2018

Blue Festival  19 April – 19 May

Bluebell season at Blickling changes wintered woodlands into a magical sea of blues and purples, offering a perfect opportunity to walk the grounds of one of Norfolk’s historic sites.

Blickling Estate historically known for its links to Anne Boleyn.  The hall its self boasts the national trusts most reputable book collection and its walls are strung with portraits making it the cynosure for all budding artists, historians and book fanatics.

This utopian image was captured at the beginning of May. Commonly known as ‘fairy flowers’ bluebells are thought to have been around since the last ice age, although picking these blue wonders could be costly due to their protection under the law. When in numbers bluebells create an image that can’t be forgotten and is altogether truly magical. The flowering of the bluebell signifies the end of its yearly cycle and its presence proving the site is ancient woodland. Breath taking views such as this can be seen on many of the estates walks and completed with some pub grub or a quick coffee, making it the perfect family day out.

The Buckinghamshire Arms, just opposite the picturesque opening to the hall is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. “The bucks” is a 17th century pub serving scrumptious food that can be washed down with a drink or two before or after heading out to view the bluebells.  If you are more of a tea and cake person the National Trust offers several on site cafes, perfect on a spring day. Blickling estate is only a 10-minute drive from the cottages at Wickmere and can be made an easy walking distance.

Tracy Riches, Poppyland Holiday Cottages, 21 Regent Street, Wickmere, Norfolk, NR11 7ND
Telephone 01263 577473 |

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