The Poppyland Blog

Spring is nearly here

Posted February 22nd, 2015

Be in Norfolk during Spring when the county explodes with colour again. There’s wonderful snowdrop and bluebell walks at Walsingham Abbey and Blickling woods,  look out for rare birds and wildlife at Cley Nature Reserve. You are pretty much guaranteed being able to find a huge expanse of beach all to yourselves… with maybe a few seals waving at you from the sea. Its a great time to explore Norfolk’s wonderful coast and countryside, whether  on foot or by bike.

Lamb feeding at Wroxham Barns

Posted February 22nd, 2015

Wroxham Barns is one of the few places in North Norfolk where visitors can  bottled feed lambs. Bottle feeding takes place every day in the main barn during the lambing season . For more details go to


Saturday 14th February 2015

Children’s workshops in shield and sword making at Oddfellows Hall, Lifeboat Plain

Sunday 15th February 2015

Continuation of the workshops.
Story telling with theatre at the Viking Village at The Lobster PH.
Slave Market at the Viking Village – bid to own your own slave for a day.
Two re-enactment battles in the High Street.
Parade followed by burning of a 24ft Viking boat (bigger than last year) on the beach.


Fun, Food, Art, Music & Heritage. The Crab and Lobster Festival will take place over the weekend of 15th May. This is a weekend celebration of two lovely coastal towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk’s premier seaside destinations. The Festival raises money for local charities.


Cromer beach








Norwich Castle Museum

Posted January 10th, 2015


Works of  French artist Edouard Manet are on loan to Norwich Castle Museum from the 31st January through to the end of April.  The exhibition comprises approximately 40 works including oils, prints and drawings on loan from national, regional and private collections. Manet’s stunning Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, painted in 1868, is the star of the show and is shown alongside selected works by fellow artists and supporters such as Claude Monet, John  Sargent, and Philip Wilson Steer.

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus 1868




New Years day 2015

Posted December 31st, 2014

A truly unique way to start off the New Year.The display takes place at 5pm from Cromer Pier. Why not make a day of it, have a walk on the beach or along the coast path, do a bit of shopping and warm up in one of the many bars and cafés which will be open.

new-year-2    new-years-day-2012


Deepdale Christmas Market

Posted November 15th, 2014

Christmas presents, decorations and great food & drink from over 80 stalls and the Dalegate Market shops & café on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

Dates Sat 6th December to Sun 7th December 2014
Location Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB





Horsey Seals

Posted November 13th, 2014

During the months of November to February a colony of Grey Seals come onto the beach at Horsey, to breed. This is one of the few accessible mainland Grey Seal breeding sites. This stretch of east coast is part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its scenery and wildlife. At trip to see the Seal Colony is a popular family activity during the breeding season.


Seals at Morston

Humpback whale

Posted November 13th, 2014

A humpback whale has been spotted off the Norfolk coast, a year after the first recorded sighting was made in the county. Hopefully it could become an annual event.



North Norfolks railways

Posted April 11th, 2014
If you’re thinking of coming to Norfolk, why not come by train
Journey on the Bure Valley Railway
Norfolk’s longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, on the Norfolk Broads’
Journey on the Poppy line Railway
The North Norfolk Railway offers far more than just a train ride, experience yesterday tomorrow with a day out travelling through some of Norfolk’s stunning coastal countryside

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