The Poppyland Blog

New Years Day Fireworks 2020

Posted December 28th, 2019

Annual firework display in Cromer, with Titanium Fireworks, a very popular event and truly unique way to start the New year.

The Cromer fireworks display starts at 5pm

Please note that the town does get very busy for this event, so it is advisable to arrive early.

new years day fireworks

Pre Christmas Breaks

Posted November 4th, 2019

Thinking of having a break before Christmas?

The cottages will be decorated for the festive season from November the 18th.

Christmas at poppyland

There is plenty to do close by during the lead up to Christmas, book a cottage for a mini break and visit some of Norfolk’s Christmas events.

Thursford’s Santa’s Magical Journey.

Truly a magical fantasy setting for visiting Father Christmas.

Thursford santas magical journey

Thursford santas magical journey

Christmas at Blicking Hall.

Celebrating Christmas on the estate, beautiful tree lined drive and  garden of lights, explore the decorated hall in all its glory, do a bit of Christmas shopping and enjoy a glass of mulled wine.

Christmas at Blickling

Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

To date is the largest Christmas show in the country, set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels.


Santa Special Poppyline railway.

Climb aboard the  heritage steam train for a relaxing journey to visit Father Christmas at Weybourne station. Festive treats are served on the way, warm mince pies and a glass of sherry for the grown ups and a drink and cookie for the children.

santa specials

Happy Halloween

Posted October 31st, 2019

Guests being super busy at Poppyland.





The 40s weekend

Posted August 14th, 2019

Step back in time for a very popular event, this year commemorating the 80th anniversary of WW2.

14th & 15th September 2019

Dress up in the period to really feel like you have been transported back in time. Most of the entertainment taking place at the north Norfolk railway stations, towns of Sheringham and Holt hosting many events.

1940s weekend

1940s weeekend

1940s weekend

Cromer Carnival 2019

Posted August 12th, 2019

Cromer Carnival 2019 will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary! Full details of all Cromer Carnival events can be found on the website.

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Bishops House Gardens Norwich

Posted June 11th, 2019

Bishops House Open Gardens

A four acre private walled garden that has belonged to the Bishops of Norwich for over 900 years.

The Gardens will be open during 2019 to support the work of many local charities.

Bishops house gardens

Bishops house gardens



Blue Flag Beaches

Posted June 4th, 2019

Keep Britain Tidy

North Norfolk has one of the very best stretches of sandy coast in the country.  The Blue Flag awards have been given to Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling, East Runton and West Runton, and a seaside award for Wells-next-the-Sea for 2019.

Overstrand beach

Cromer Beach




Hollybrook House is our latest addition new to Poppyland Holiday Cottages.

The cottage sleeps up to eight plus cots. Three bathrooms, spacious kitchen diner and gorgeous relaxing lounge with multi fuel stove. Enclosed garden and off road parking for several cars.

Soon to be live on our website and available to book now. Please email or call for more information.

The house is situated in the village of Aylmerton just a five minute drive to the seaside village of West Runton. Lovely walks from your front door around the Felbrigg Hall estate and lake.








Norfolks Fabulous Coast

Posted March 6th, 2019

Such a variety of of Beaches to enjoy.


Weybourne Beach

Blakeney Seal Trips, Norfolk


Snowdrop walks

Posted January 22nd, 2019

Chestnut Farm West Beckham

Mature 3 acre garden with collections of many rare and unusual plants and trees. 100+ varieties of snowdrops, drifts of crocus with seasonal flowering shrubs. Later, wood anemones, fritillary meadow, wild flower walk, pond, small arboretum, croquet lawn and colourful herbaceous borders.

Open by arrangement.


Walsingham Abby

Snowdrop walks begin in late January and run throughout February with usually at least a week in March. One of the days at the peak of the season is donated annually to a Norfolk charity.

Free admission to Members of Historic Houses, is not applicable on a charity day.

Snowdrop Charity Day 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Blickling Estate

The National Trust-owned Blickling Estate is comprised of the grand country house, built on the ruins of an older property in the early 17th century, and its extensive grounds that includes 500 acres of woodland, 450 acres parkland and 3,500 acres of farmland.

The woodland is dotted with clusters of pretty snowdrops at the end of winter, the perfect accompaniments for a tranquil walk.

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

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