Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

New Guided Canoe Trail at Fairhaven Garden

Written by  Paul Dickson
Rate this item
(0 votes)
New Guided Canoe Trail at Fairhaven Garden
Free Spirit Canoe Tours are launching a new Guided Canoe Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden on Sunday, June 7. 
 
Get close to nature on the canoe trail on Fairhaven Garden’s private broad. No experience is necessary; life jackets and buoyancy aids are supplied.
 
The trails run from 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm on Sundays, June 7, June 14 and June 28 and all Sundays in July and August; £18 adult, £12.50 child 10-16 and £9.50 child 5-9. Garden entry is included in the price. 
Booking is advisable, t 01603 270449, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, NR13 6DZ, is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), and on Wednesdays until 9pm to the end of August. Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
 
There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. 
 
Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.
 
Last modified on Thursday, 25 February 2016 18:25

Related items

  • Wiggle – Best in Show at Fairhaven Garden Dog Day

    Wiggle, an eight year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, with owner Kerry Frosdick from Halvergate, won Best in Show at Sunday's Fairhaven Garden Dog Show, along with the Prettiest Bitch Age 4+ category. It was Wiggle's second triumph at Fairhaven. She won Best in Show in 2012. 

    More than 200 dogs entered Dog Show categories. Cutest Face was the most popular with 45 entries. It was the ninth time that the Broads garden had staged its Dog Day and Dog Show. Funds raised from the Dog Show will be donated to Dog Lost Norfolk and Suffolk.

  • Whitlingham Country Park

    All Things Norfolk business member Joe Lenton of Original Art Photography focusses on Whitlingham Country Park in the latest of his series of features for All Things Norfolk.

    Joe has over 50 international awards to his name and All Things Norfolk are delighted to bring you another edition of his popular series to help inspire you and learn how to take that perfect image to encapsulate Norfolk.

    Whitlingham Country Park is a beautiful area of 25 hectares of stunning open parkland and water very near to Norwich city centre 

    At its heart is Whitlingham Broad where many water based activities and land based advertures are available for all ages and abilities from taster sessions to skill courses and include Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Bushcraft, Climbing and Archery.

    There is a camp site which includes traditional pitches to the more boutique Shepherds Huts. There is also an information centre along with a cafe which sells delicious home cooked breakfasts, hot meals and homemade cakes and scones.

    You can do a circular walk around the broad and take in the views with various points to stop and sit on a bench too.

    You can find Whitlingham Country Park in Trowse, just a short distance from Norwich city centre.

    The postcode is NR14 8TR and there are pay and display car parks available.

    For more information about Whitlingham Country Park please visit the official website at www.whitlinghamcharitabletrust.com

     

  • Fairhaven Garden - Best 100 Gardens in the UK

    Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham is in Garden News magazine's Best 100 Gardens in the UK 2018. Gardens News readers voted for their favourite garden in a poll throughout the summer.

    Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden's manager said: "We are thrilled to feature in Garden News Magazine's, Best 100 Gardens. Thank you so much to all the magazine's readers who voted for us."

    The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day). Entry charge is £6.85 adult, £6.60 concessions, £3.95 child (under 5 free). Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

  • Head to Fairhaven Garden for The Great Bear Hunt

    Families are invited to visit Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham, this summer and go on The Great Bear Hunt.

    Fairhaven volunteer Andy Usher has carved six bears out of wood from the garden and hidden them next to trees. Armed with a trail map, showing location clues, families can have fun hunting the bears, learn about the trees in the garden and make up names for the bears.

    Andy Usher explained: “I have volunteered in the garden for the last four years. I am chainsaw qualified, bought a carving saw and began experimenting with creating animals. This led to my idea to carve the bears out of Fairhaven wood and give families a fun summer activity. All the bears are next to well-known trees and the idea is for children to discover some of the species that make up the woodland garden, as well as enjoy hunting the bears.” 

  • Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden New 'Essential Essentials' Provisions Shop

    Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham, has opened a small provisions shop in its tearoom to provide 'essential essentials' for local residents and visitors on boating and self-catering holidays in the area.

    Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden Manager explained: “We were very sad when our village shop closed last September. Some villagers asked us if we were going to run a shop, but we don't have enough room. However when visitors on boating holidays came up from South Walsham Broad at Easter and asked if we sold bread or milk, we decided that we would experiment with a small range of 'essential essentials' for visitors on holiday and also our local residents. If demand grows, we can always expand the range and bring in items like cut ham."