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Easter Weekend!!

Posted March 28th, 2016

Good Friday, lovely day for sailing on the Norfolk Broads or hiring a motor boat for the day.



Easter Sunday, day trip along the coast to Hunstanton and walk along the beach, stopping of at Brancaster Staithe for an ice cream on the way home.


Brancaster Staithe a working fishing village, and great spot for a walk.

Brancaster staithe 1

Easter Monday, well what can I say, the weather can only get better for the rest of the week!

Easter Events at Sheringham Park

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt from 25th March – 10th April

Tadpole watch, 31st March. Learn how to tell a frog from a toad and pond dip for tadpoles.

Adder Adventure, 1st April. Search for Britain’s only venomous snake.

For more information see Sheringham Park Norfolk

13th – 21st February 2016
Join the mascot Bear for a week of fun! Free travel for every child who brings it’s own teddy when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. (maximum of two children per adult.)
Trains depart Aylsham 10.00, 12:40 and 15.30; Wroxham 11.10, 14.00 and 16.40.
Teddy bear themed food also available at Aylsham. Every child travelling will be able to take part in a bear themed competition. For more information see the Bure Valley Railway website


Glorious Norfolk in January

Posted January 28th, 2016

Cant believe its January! more like a summers day apart from a chilly wind along the north Norfolk coast. Brisk Walk from Sheringham to Weybourne, quick coffee stop at the village shop, then back by Weybourne station and Sheringham park. Managed to capture some lovely pictures on the way.

Approximate time to complete this walk with coffee break, three hours.


Fishing Boat on the shingle bank at Weybourne.



Sheringham Park






The Poppyline Railway Spring Steam Gala. Taking place over the first weekend of March. Opportunities to see visiting engines working alongside the engines already on the Poppyline.


Visiting Locomotives

LMS Ivatt Class 4, NO. 43106, 2-6-0 ‘Flying Pig’

SR Maunsell U Class, No. 31806, 2-6-0 ‘U Boat’

Home Fleet Locomotives

BR Standard 9F Class, No. 92203, 2-10-0 ‘Black Prince’

BR Standard 4MT, No. 76084, 2-6-0 ‘Standard 4′

GER Y14 Class, No. 564, 0-6-0

As well as one of the folowing (subject to confirmation)

LNER B12 Class, No. 8572, 4-6-0

HUNSLET ’16 Inch’ Class, No.1982, 0-6-0

Animal Tracking

Posted January 23rd, 2016

Animal tracking at Sheringham park. Learn how to track deer, badgers, foxes by spotting footprints and signs that they leave behind. Also have fun making a plaster cast print.

This event is taking place on  the 16th and 17th of February, 10.30 – 12.30

Sheringham Park, north Norfolk



Astronomy evening

Posted January 23rd, 2016

In partnership with Norwich Astronomical Society, Fairhaven gardens will be hosting an astronomy evening on the 13th February at 7pm. Feel free to take your own telescopes. Refreshments will be available.


Design a Den Week

Posted January 23rd, 2016

Fun for all over half term, Fairhaven gardens are holding a design a den week. Chance to win a family membership for the year, just take a photo of your den  and send to their Facebook page.

Walsingham Abbey snowdrop walk

Posted January 10th, 2016

Walsingham Abbey

Over twenty acres of woodland, provides a stunning display of different varieties of snowdrops as well as the spectacular ruins of the medieval priory and place of pilgrimage. From the  30th January to Sunday 6th March 2016 the walk will be open every day .


Tracy Riches, Poppyland Holiday Cottages, 21 Regent Street, Wickmere, Norfolk, NR11 7ND
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