Hootz House, Pensthorpe Natural Park’s iconic adventure play centre has won a national building award.
The popular north Norfolk play barn beat off competition from around Great Britain to be named best Recreation & Leisure project of the year by the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association.
Bespoke framework for the innovative project was constructed by Hingham-based steel-framed building specialists A C Bacon Engineering in conjunction with the primary contractor Bunting & Son.
The Maids Head Hotel launched a new Norwich Summer Staycation package at the Royal Norfolk Show, with a ‘beach burial’, on the hotel’s stand. Amy Elvin, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator is pictured being buried by Carey Briggs from Pensthorpe Natural Park, hotel colleague Katherine Renhard and Louise Rout from Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.
Barry Phillips and his wife Margaret, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, have been visiting Great Yarmouth for holidays and day trips for 40 years. Barry, who was in the market for a new car, browsed round Great Yarmouth showrooms during his last holiday in September and was so impressed with the customer service at Thurlow Nunn, that he drove home in a new Astra. Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park and Cherry Tree Holiday Park also support the local economy with vehicle leasing and servicing.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is pleased to announce that Sheringham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been handed over to North Norfolk Railway (NNR).
The handover paves the way for a newly redeveloped TIC and toilet facilities and improved opening hours and has offered NNR the opportunity to shape how local services are run.
NNR submitted a Localism Act Expression of Interest to the Council to provide and manage the Sheringham Tourist Information Centre and the public toilets at Station Approach, Sheringham.
All Things Norfolk is delighted to bring you the first of an exclusive regular column by award winning Broadcaster, Journalist and Writer Colin Chapman. Colin's career started off at the EDP and progressed to Economic Correspondence at BBC Television News, Presenter of The Money Programme and Director of Broadcasting at the Financial Times. Colin work has taken him to all four corners of the World but has always kept Norfolk close to his heart, especially his beloved Norwich City Football Club.
In his first article "Sleepers Awake" Colin looks into whether Norwich International Airport requires a shake up.
Tourism bosses from Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA), Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership and Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Tourism Division today launched the new official Greater Yarmouth app, whilst enjoying the view of the borough and its attractions from the top of the Atlantis Tower on the seafront.
Norfolk Tourist Attractions’ Association (NTAA) launched the 2015 Great Days Out in Norfolk & Suffolk booklet at Pensthorpe Natural Park, North Norfolk, on Tuesday, March 3. Norfolk and Suffolk attractions are investing more than £7.7 million in new facilities and events to improve the visitor experience.
Pensthorpe Natural Park is developing the new family Hootz House, a £1.25 million investment, opening summer 2015 bringing WildRootz’s adventure play the natural way indoors, with a magical natural world where children can scramble, scamper, climb and slide and have hours of fun.
The new Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area (GYTBIA) launched its 2015 campaign on Tuesday, December 9 at The Boathouse, Ormesby St Margaret, to an audience of more than 200 local tourism & business professionals.
An initial 21 projects will be funded from GYTBIA’s £304,000 marketing and events budget, financed through the Business Improvement Area (BIA) levy.
Caravanning is undergoing something of a rebirth at the moment – over recent years, the popularity of static caravans has dramatically increased, with 1.7 million people making up the UK’s caravanning community and Britain’s overall Caravan industry worth a staggering £6 billion a year.