The Poppyland Blog

Big Castle Birdwatch

Posted January 3rd, 2017

 The RSPB and Norwich Castle Museums  annual Big Garden Birdwatch family weekend. Children free of charge and adults only £2.00: to get in. Discover the natural world in your garden! Find out how you can give wildlife a home, pull on your boots and explore nature’s special places. There will be lots of hands-on opportunities during this busy weekend with wildlife friendly activities to make and do.

For more information go see Norfolk Museums

FIJI Art and Life Exhibition

Posted January 2nd, 2017

Spent a few hours at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (on the campus of the University of East Anglia, Norwich), looking at the large and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji that has ever been assembled. An amazing display of  art and cultural history of Fiji since the late 18th century. The Sainsbury Centre is exhibiting nearly 300 works of art, including photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles and sculptures of the 19th and 20th century.

Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich

Open until 22nd January, Norwich Castle Museum is exhibiting the work of  British Photographer Olive Edis.  This landmark exhibition explores the work of the pioneering photographer, Olive Edis (1876-1955).

Edis, although now relatively unknown, was one of the most important photographers of the first half of the 20th century and the first-ever accredited female war photographer.

Norwich Castle Museum website

Happy New Year

Posted January 1st, 2017

Another crisp morning in Norfolk

Posted December 29th, 2016

Scenes from the Thursfords Santas Magical Journey

North Norfolk Restaurant Week

Posted September 22nd, 2016

26th September – 9th October.
Restaurant week now extending to two weeks in the Autumn. One of north Norfolks largest dining events, up to 46 restaurants are taking part offering fine food at a very reasonable price.
For further information visit North Norfolk Restaurant Week

Perfect Beach Days

Posted August 7th, 2016


Cromer Beach

Things to do on Rainy days

Posted May 30th, 2016

Splash leisure Centre

A family fun leisure facility in Sheringham offering a gym, swim, waves, slide, soft play.

Sheringham Tel: 01263 825675

Norwich Castle

There’s always something going on at Norwich Castle – for all ages.

For children and families, there are activities every Monday to Saturday during the school holidays and most Saturdays during term time, including craft sessions, opportunities to handle real objects from our collection, and more. Check events calendar for details or just turn up and see what’s happening!

Enquiries: 01603 493625 / 495897

Stompers North Walsham

large indoor play area and 10 pin bowling.

Aylsham Road
North Walsham
NR28 0Q

Tel: 01692 407793


Sealife Centre

The Sealife Centre at Great Yarmouth offers an insight into life under the waves. Get up close and personal with the Sharks when you walk through the viewing tunnel, take a look at the Seahorse breeding and conservation centre and many other species and creatures which flourish in this controlled environment.

  • Suitable for disabled access.
  • Toilet facilities
  • Children’s soft play area
  • Café

Tel: 01493 330631

Blickling Hall turns blue.

Posted May 25th, 2016

Blickling Hall festival of the blues. Throughout May see the house bathed in blue light, follow the special trails and take a plant home with you. The celebration finishes with an afternoon of blues music in the garden on 28 May.  Take a rug and a picnic and enjoy music by Quiet Stars, Hot Cold Ground, Goldrusha blues band and Hayley Moyses Britgrass Three.

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

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