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School Road
Village, Town or City: South Walsham
Postcode: NR13 6DZ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Louise Rout
Phone number: 01603 270449
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Indie Voucher Details: Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden are delighted to offer 50p off garden entry for up to 6 people (normal prices, adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95) on presentation of this Allthingsnorfolk Indie Voucher. Enjoy our wonderful spring flowers, including candelabra primulas in May or visit during the summer for wild flowers and walks. The autumn colours in late October and early November are very special as well. We are open every day (closed Christmas Day).
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DELIGHTFUL NATURAL WOODLAND AND WATER GARDEN WITH PRIVATE BROAD.

The Sensory Garden is the first thing you’ll see as you walk into Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. It has been designed with our visually and mobility impaired customers in mind.

In spring the garden 'springs' into life again. The primroses come into flower along the Broads Walk and the woodland paths. In May the glorious sight of bluebells will delight you, and our spectacular candelabra primulas, together with azaleas and rhododendrons.

There's lots of activity among the water birds and if you are lucky you may see a flash of vivid blue as the kingfisher dives for its prey.

In Summer there are flowers and shrubs including hydrangeas – in particular along our new Hydrangea Walk – foxgloves and many other wild flowers. Several varieties of butterflies can be seen on our butterfly path.

Autumn brings its own special pleasure, the glow of the golds, reds and browns of the trees as they shed their leaves. The stark contrast of bare branches in Winter has a different kind of beauty, and withering birds come to shelter in the broads.

In December you can buy Christmas trees, wreaths and gifts and Father Christmas will visit before Christmas with gifts for children.

Fairhaven has three miles of peaceful walks. Boat trips are available on our Private Broad and the Public South Walsham Broad from Easter to the end of October, including trips to St Benet's Abbey.

There is a plant sales area which specialises in woodland and bog plants, a Gift Shop and Kingfisher Tearoom for morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas, using the best of local produce. Free entry to tearroom, shop and plant sales.

Dogs welcome on leads (small charge for poop scoop).

2018 entry charges: adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95 (under 5 free).  

Please note we close at 4pm in the winter.

The tearoom opens at 9.15am every day for breakfast (served until 12noon).

We open until 9pm on Wednesdays from May to the end of August.

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Cliff Avenue
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 0AN Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Shaun or Martin
Phone number: 01263 512398
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The Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer North Norfolk is an independently owned 23 bedroom seaside hotel, offering overnight accommodation to suit everyone’s needs.

This stunning Norfolk Hotel offers suites, superking bedded, twins, doubles and single rooms on either a bed and breakfast or dinner B&B basis all located in a converted gentlemen’s club house in the centre of Cromer.

This former club house was reportedly built to entice Edward VII to continue to frequent Cromer, located on the prestigious tree lined avenue opposite North Lodge Park (which overlooks the sea), Virginia Court Hotel is a stone’s throw from both the town centre and the North Norfolk seafront.

Since becoming a hotel in the 1920s the hotel has gone through several re-iterations and updates and now offers fabulous accommodation, delicious food, a sun trapped garden and ample free parking. This North Norfolk hotel is also fully wifi enabled, ensuring connection in both public areas and your bedroom. And its free of charge!

Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is set amidst the beautiful surroundings of North Norfolk. You’ll find plenty to do here including walking along the North Norfolk coastal path, birdwatching at Cley, visiting Sandringham and the halls at Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham and Houghton. Take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney point or explore the Norfolk Broads. Additional activities include exploring the local villages and towns. Holt is a pretty Georgian market town packed with unusual shops and galleries. There’s also a country park and steam railway nearby.

Cromer itself is famous for its delicious, sweet (but small) crabs and when in season between May and September there is nothing better than to eat in our Dining Room restaurant and feast on local crab. Our seasonal menu includes crab served in a variety of ways including; crab crostini, potted crab, crab cakes, salads and thermidor to name a few!

Basing yourself in Cromer allows you to easily explore the town; watch the fishermen land their catch directly on the beach, visit the Henry Blogg and lifeboat museums, catch your own crabs off the pier and take in the famous Seaside Special Shows on the award winning Cromer Pier! For those with a little more energy try a walk up to the Cromer Lighthouse or even play a round of golf at Royal Cromer Golf club.

For a relaxing leisure break by the coast in stylish Cromer accommodation you will enjoy the Virginia Court Hotel.

With its modern hotel rooms the Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer offers a comfortable relaxed experience where you will receive friendly but professional service from all our team. So sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing drink before sampling the delights of our evening menu featuring a variety of locally sourced foods including the famous Cromer Crab (when in season).

You will find Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is the most ideal of Norfolk Hotels for all types of breaks; awaydays, microbreaks and short weekend breaks or for use as a base for longer stays.

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River Road
Village, Town or City: Westacre
Postcode: PE32 1UA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01760 755800
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What is Westacre?  What happens at Westacre and when?  Where is Westacre?  Well, a warm welcome awaits you at Westacre Theatre which has been offering inspiring, inclusive and creative excellence in the heart of West Norfolk for over a quarter of a century.  And Westacre Theatre is probably the only all year-round rural performance venue anywhere in East Anglia.

Why?  You find Theatres in towns and cities – where there are lots of people.  But Westacre is different.  In rolling countryside, Westacre Theatre’s scenic setting comes complete with landscaped lagoon.  In the Summer, the sheltered South-facing terrace hums with audiences eager with anticipation. 

Centrally located just 10 minutes’ drive from Swaffham, 20 minutes from King’s Lynn, and within half an hour of Downham Market, Watton, Dereham, and Fakenham it is easily accessible to most communities in West Norfolk. 

But tucked away in peace and solitude; it remains one of West Norfolk’s best kept secrets.  And once found, everyone always says how lovely it is and ‘Why didn’t we know about Westacre before?’

Westacre attracts all-comers so the volunteers, cast and crew are a happy band performing vital roles in its varied activities.  Many of the team are long-serving troopers; once at Westacre people tend to stay for the friendship and fulfilment. 

West End this is not and nor does it pretend to be.  But The Westacre Theatre Company perform regularly to great acclaim – straight plays of immense integrity and magical musicals too.  As you may expect, Westacre Theatre is more than just a stage.  You can hear every word and see every movement from any of its 80 seats.  The fully-equipped studio theatre is central to its all-inclusive ethos but there are many other parts too.  And the sum of those parts is greater than the converted Chapel where Westacre Theatre was born 25 years ago and is truly a tardis. 

Its own in-house productions are complemented by sourcing the very best Live! and Encore screenings via satellite from the likes of National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare, The Globe and Matthew Bourne.  Fans of mainstream cinema are catered for under the Wednesday Flicks banner showing a carefully selected programme of contemporary films. 

The Riverside Café-Bar serves relaxing drinks, light lunches and simple suppers.  The light and airy Foyer Gallery hosts a continuous back-to-back varied programme of exciting art exhibitions from both up-and-coming and established artists based locally and further afield.  Drama workshops are held weekly and in school holidays for young people from 6 to 18 years old.  Popular art and craft master-classes are all in the repertoire and often over-subscribed.    

There is ample free off-road parking (with surfaced spaces by the door for the less mobile).  A flat floor throughout (including for a universal access loo) goes right to your front row seat in the Studio Theatre.  Give us a look to see what we mean. 

  • W = Wednesday Flicks - The best of contemporary cinema
  • E = Education – Classes in art, crafts and play reading; Bursaries for fortunate students
  • S = Screenings – The satellite link brings world class performances to our full-size screen
  • T = Theatre – Take your pick from well-known favourites or more challenging drama
  • A = Acting – For ages 6 to 18 to create drama without a crisis in weekly drama classes, half term and summer workshops
  • C = Café-Bar – Relaxing drinks at all our performances with light lunches and pre-performance suppers at selected shows – they are very popular so advance booking is wise
  • R = Riverside Walk – A short wander from our sheltered terrace takes you to the tranquil River Nar
  • E = Exhibitions – Artists of all abilities display their latest work in the three distinct spaces open at performance times

Performances and activities are presented in three seasons each year so there is always something new about to take off. www.westacretheatre.com is constantly updated so a visit there will provide you with the pointers you need about what is in store.  But keep checking because fresh productions are being added all the time.  And the value-for-money ticket prices have to be seen to be believed. 

Westacre Theatre is overseen by a charitable foundation so all the support you give to Westacre (just by enjoying a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, or acquiring that piece of art which caught the corner of your eye) will all go to the worthwhile cause of keeping Westacre Theatre sustainable and alive for the next generation.  The cast and crew is a tiny team but they certainly make it all happen.  Now they are on your radar, do different and try the Theatre that is different too.      

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College Road
Village, Town or City: Thompson
Postcode: IP24 1QG Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Katharine Wolstenholme
Phone number: 01953483318
Mobile Number: 07930470619
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College Farm is a medieval house situated in the village of Thompson three miles from the market town of Watton.  It was built by Katharine's ancestors in 1349 as a College of Priests to serve St Martin's Church and the villagers of Thompson.   The college was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1541 when it then became a private house.

College Farm sits in 17 acres of lawns and woodland on the edge of the village and is the perfect secluded venue for your wedding reception or private party.  B&B accommodation is also available in our en suite rooms.

Our Jacobean dining room is available for hire for private lunch or dinner parties and we also serve traditional cream teas in the garden (weather permitting) or by the fire in the dining room if it's too cold to sit outside.

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Hall Farm
Village, Town or City: Horning
Postcode: NR12 8NJ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Hannah
Phone number: 01692 630385
Mobile Number: 07825 833920
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Hall Farm Cottages offer a wide range of high quality self-catering, bed and breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation in the Norfolk Broads. Our spacious Norfolk Broads Holiday Cottages are situated between the villages of Horning and Ludham a short drive from Wroxham, an ideal base for your holidays and exploring the North Norfolk Coast.

Our aim is to provide you with luxury accommodation at affordable prices in the heart of the broads. These holiday cottages provide disabled access, with dog friendly accommodation available upon request. There are also options if you are on holiday with the children, of any age. If you have a specific requirement please tell us, if we can’t help, we’ll know a man who can. The Hall Farm team will be pleased to help you anytime.

Our luxury self catering cottages include - WiFi Internet access available from your holiday cottage. - Spacious lounge with comfortable furniture and colour Flat Screen TV (Freeview). - Dining room with pine furniture. - Fully fitted kitchen with Microwave and Dishwasher. - Downstairs bedroom (twin or double) with roll-in en-suite shower room and WC. - One or two further bedrooms on first floor (twin or double). - Bathroom with shower and WC on first floor.

On your doorstep, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation are pubs on the river, boat hire, shops, churches, fishing and an adventure playground to name but a few.. You can hire our holiday cottages for as little or as long as you desire.

Please feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Runton Road
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 9AS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01263 512543
Fax Number: 01263 515700
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Open all year round, the Cliftonville Hotel has established an enviable reputation with stunning coastal views. The Edwardian elegance of the hotel has been skilfully retained, whilst the comfort and standards that guests have come to expect from a top class family run hotel are self evident. Located on Cromer’s west cliff, it sets an impressive standard as one of North Norfolk’s leading hotels. 

Located at the Cliftonville Hotel is Bolton's Bistro, a busy and thriving bistro which specialises in fresh fish dishes including the world renowned Cromer Crab and locally caught lobster (when in season), as well as a variety of meat dishes, seasonal salads, steaks and also vegetarian choices. 

The vast Specials Board changes on a daily basis, and with desserts to die for and tempting liqueur coffees, a visit to Bolton's is a must for anyone visiting the area. Open Daily 12noon to 2pm and 6pm to 9pm. Booking is essential.
• Pre-Pier Show booking available
• Cromer Crab and Local Lobster when in season
• Rump, Fillet and Sirloin steaks
• Full Vegetarian choices
• Fresh Fish dishes
• Seasonal Salads
• Children's Menu available
• Ronaldo's Homemade Ice Cream
• Desserts to die for!
• All meals cooked fresh to order
• Only the best in local produce from land and sea
• Locally sourced where possible

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