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Pensthorpe
Village, Town or City: Fakenham
Postcode: NR21 0LN Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01328 851465
Website: Website Title

Did you know that Pensthorpe Natural Park is not just all about ducks? As well as appealing to nature and gardening enthusiasts, wildlife lovers and bird watchers, it also makes for a perfect day out for families and young children. 

Multiple WINNER of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction*, Pensthorpe is a modern day nature reserve with a focus on inspiring the next generation to enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors – without compromising on the tranquility and calmness that the reserve brings to so many regular visitors.

Former home of BBC Springwatch, the 700 acre reserve is a true showcase for British wildlife; beautiful gardens including one of Norfolk’s largest wildflower meadows which is home to the famous harvest mouse who starred in the recent BBC’s Planet Earth Two series and; more recently, inspiring adventure play, no matter what the weather. Encounter Flamingos, Red Squirrels, and cute ducks that will feed out of the palm of your hand; larger than life bugs on the Bug Trail; and learn more about Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s 'Actively Saving Species' projects including Operation Turtle Dove, the Great Crane Project and their Corncrake re-introduction programme.

Hop on the Pensthorpe Explorer** for a behind the scenes tour to discover the secret side of the Wensum Valley, enjoy home cooked food in the Courtyard café and shop in one of North Norfolk’s largest gift shops. Families can unwind together in WildRootz, an outdoor adventure play area and Hootz House, the award winning indoor play area, complete with soft play for the under 5s.

*EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards

**Seasonal activity with additional charge

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  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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Dalegate Market
Village, Town or City: Burnham Deepdale
Postcode: PE31 8FB Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01485 210305
Website: Website Title

Welcome to Dalegate Market, the independent retail site with shops & Deepdale Cafe in Burnham Deepdale.  The shopping centre is on the A149 coast road, approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.  The centre is a major North Norfolk Coast hub, offering a place to relax, shop, eat, drink and connect with friends and family.

There's great food and drink from Deepdale Café, offering breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and cake.  The shopping site is home to mainly independent shops - Deepdale Stores supermarket & fuel station (petrol & diesel), Fat Face clothing & accessories shop, Gone Crabbing Norfolk clothing & souvenirs shop, Relish jewellery & accessories,  One Stop Nature Shop, The Hare & The Hen gallery (and Philippa Lee pottery workshop), and Driftwood Glass Studio  The shops are joined by Deepdale Bike Hire, Norfolk Hideaways holiday cottage agency and Deepdale Visitor Information Centre (TIC).

Dalegate Market welcomes Pop Up Shops a week at a time throughout the Summer and at various other times of the year.  Dalegate Market is also home to two of the major North Norfolk Coast events - Deepdale Christmas Market and Deepdale Spring Market.

Dalegate Market is popular with visitors, tourists and locals, whether they are shopping for the essentials like bread and milk, or spoiling themselves (or others) with presents and gifts such as jewellery, clothing, binoculars, art and crafts.  Come and join us for some retail therapy for wonderful items that you won't find on the high street.

The site fits well with the tourism accommodation facilities of Deepdale Farm next door, which include Deepdale Backpackers Hostel, Deepdale Camping and Deepdale Groups Hostel.  There are also many other things to do and see in the village - Brancaster Staithe & Burnham Deepdale.

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  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
  • Pets Welcome
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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
Website: Website Title

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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  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
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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
Website: Website Title

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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The Staithe
Village, Town or City: Stalham
Postcode: NR12 9DA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Nicola Hems
Phone number: 01692 581681
Website: Website Title

Enjoy the only waterside Museum of Broadland life at the historic and picturesque Stalham Staithe.  We are family and dog friendly, have an accessible site, with a small café and picnic area.

So why visit?

  • Superb displays using a variety of media telling the story of the Broads including Vikings!
  • A cracking range of boats ranging from a water bicycle, an airborne lifeboat, racing yachts, punts to an ice yacht and loads more!
  • Plenty to do for Children including our play boat, our steering boat and why not try out our new Ellis Eel trails for families!
  • Displays of life on the Broads from marshmen, boatbuilders to holidaymakers and including life during the two World Wars.
  • Sail back in time and watch Broads wildlife on board our Victorian steam boat, ‘Falcon' or on our electric accessible boat "Marsh Harrier"
  • Take a hat selfie during your visit and share it online.
  • Our lovely riverside setting is perfect for a picnic
  • Free entry to our shop and cafe selling gifts, some great books plus hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream.

Don’t just take our word for it check out our Trip Advisor reviews and #makeitstalham 

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2020 Opening times and admission prices:

Open from 25th March 2020 Sundays to Fridays until the beginning of November, 1000 – 1630.  Closed Saturdays.

Adult: £6, Children and Young People  (5-18): £2.00

Family Tickets available (see website for details)

All above tickets are valid for one year from purchase.

Twilight ticket (valid on day of purchase only and during last hour before closing): Adult: £2, Child: £1

Free admission to: Friends of the Museum, a Carer of a Disabled visitor, and members of the Museums Association (please show card).  Please note, we are not part of Norfolk Museums Service and cannot accept their pass card.

Steamboat trips 50 mins: Adult: £6.00, Child: £3.00; 30 mins: Adult: £4.50, Child: £2.50

Under fives free.  Well behaved dogs are welcome.

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Slad Lane
Village, Town or City: Woodbastwick
Postcode: NR13 6HQ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01603 720003
Website: Website Title

Our loyal band of customers already know how good the food and drink is at The Fur and Feather Inn - it's what keeps them coming back. Don't just take our word for it, we're featured in the Good Pub Guide, CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and nominated for local awards. Here's why...

It's a beautiful setting to eat or drink, a thatched pub, in one of Broadland's prettiest villages. The atmosphere is as traditional as the setting. Friendly staff behind the oak topped bar, the day's newspapers on top of it. A welcoming fire and no TV, juke box or pool table. Next door is Woodforde's brewery. We serve their award winning ales straight from the cask.

A great place to come for a drink but the Fur and Feather is probably defined by its food. Here traditional meets modern, whether you choose to eat in the restaurant, the bar or large garden. Our chefs have built up a countywide reputation. Steak-and-kidney pudding fans have been known to travel from as far as Fakenham and Lowestoft after hearing about ours!

It's traditional English fare all home-made, seasonal and local where possible. There's always more than 20 main courses to choose from and menus change regularly and our specials boards change daily. Where possible, we use local suppliers. Coxford's butchers at Aylsham make our half pound burgers especially for us. It's all complimented by an exceptional wine list.

Our loyal band of customers already know how good the food and drink is at The Fur and Feather Inn - it's what keeps them coming back. Don't just take our word for it, we're featured in the Good Pub Guide, CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and nominated for local awards. Here's why...

It's a beautiful setting to eat or drink, a thatched pub, in one of Broadland's prettiest villages. The atmosphere is as traditional as the setting. Friendly staff behind the oak topped bar, the day's newspapers on top of it. A welcoming fire and no TV, juke box or pool table. Next door is Woodforde's brewery. We serve their award winning ales straight from the cask.

A great place to come for a drink but the Fur and Feather is probably defined by its food. Here traditional meets modern, whether you choose to eat in the restaurant, the bar or large garden. Our chefs have built up a countywide reputation. Steak-and-kidney pudding fans have been known to travel from as far as Fakenham and Lowestoft after hearing about ours!

It's traditional English fare all home-made, seasonal and local where possible. Find liver and bacon, corned beef hash and treacle tart alongside confit of duck steak and kidney pudding and baked vanilla pod cheesecake on the menu. There's always more than 20 main courses to choose from including an innovative vegetarian selection. Priced between

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  • Children Welcome
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