News from our Business Members

19 September 2018
Christmas is an enchanting affair at Pensthorpe Natural Park near Fakenham, as twinkling festive lights adorn parts of the 700-acre nature reserve and special winter events draw visitors in from the cold.  From the warmth of the viewing gallery join Pensthorpe’s resident experts for their magical daily Floodlit Feeds, which take place at 4pm from 1 to 31 December 2018, and 3pm from 1 to 31 January 2019. Watch the birds gather for their afternoon feed as the sun sets over Mill Pond and the surrounding Wensum Valley
09 September 2018
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 ...
05 September 2018
It is hoped that the breeding fortunes are on the up for a group of Greater Flamingos at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham in Norfolk, which has welcomed 20 new birds to join its resident flock ...
06 June 2018
Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny (age 33), Head Chef at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich and Chef of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016, has reached the semi-final of the Craft Guild of ...
05 September 2018
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, which claims to be the oldest hotel in the UK, is offering a choice of three or four night Festive breaks. Christmas at the Maids Head features culinary feasts ...
28 August 2018
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 ...
19 July 2018
A Norfolk visitor attraction is doing its bit to help save wetland habitats by launching a new Wetland Discovery Area for visitors.  On Thursday 19 July 2018, Pensthorpe Natural Park, in Fakenham, ...
09 July 2018
Pensthorpe Natural Park, in Fakenham, is celebrating three decades of nature conservation as the reserve toasts its 30th anniversary on 11 July 2018. Opened in 1988 as a waterfowl and wetland ...
06 June 2018
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 ...
21 May 2018
A new Community Access Public Defibrillator (CAPD) has been installed next to the main entrance of the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich.   The family and friends of 18-year-old Tom Pottle, who ...
16 May 2018
One of Norfolk’s largest attractions is on the hunt for budding David Attenborough’s to join its Junior Board. Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, is searching for young nature enthusiasts ...
15 May 2018
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 ...
25 April 2018
The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has achieved a Four Star Silver Award, for the first time, in its 2018 AA overnight inspection. The hotel's Wine Press Restaurant has retained its Two AA ...
13 April 2018
Six members of staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich have had babies in recent months. The new arrivals, parents and siblings were invited to the hotel for a special afternoon tea celebration on ...
14 March 2018
TV presenter, author and naturalist, Nick Baker, is set to open The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s* annual community event Wild About the Wensum on Saturday 12th May 2018. Intrepid explorer ...
12 March 2018
Paralympic swimmer, Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE and Councillor David Ward, Chairman Broadland District Council, will officially open the completed Main Bridges Path project at Fairhaven Woodland and ...
09 March 2018
Celebrate English Tourism Week from Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 25 at the historic Maids Head Hotel in Norwich. A classic English Afternoon Tea will be on offer, along with special English ...
07 March 2018
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden's ancient King Oak, believed to have been a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings and one of the oldest trees in Norfolk, has been given a 'trim' to ensure ...
07 March 2018
After living the high life at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London, four flamingos have put their high society days behind them and have relocated to Norfolk.  Flamingos Bill, Ben, Splosh and ...
19 January 2018
Fairhaven Woodland Water Garden's gardeners and volunteers have embarked on their major winter leaf collection and dyke clearance project. The gardening team collects all the autumn's fallen ...
19 January 2018
Peter Rye, great-grandson of Walter Rye, who was owner of the Maids Head Hotel from 1889-1895, visited the hotel for lunch with Christopher Kitching, author of a new biography of Walter Rye called A ...
21 December 2017
The ever-changing kaleidoscope of light, patterns and colours waiting to be discovered at Pensthorpe Natural Park creates a rich vein of material for budding photographers. Wells photographer Julia ...
20 November 2017
For three years it provided a stunning backdrop for millions of TV viewers who watched entranced as BBC TV’s Springwatch showpiece provided a ‘through-the-keyhole’ view of nature. ...
08 November 2017
The Grove Cromer is teaming up with The Massage Hut to offer hotel guests and visitors holistic massage therapy seven days a week, in a tranquil wooden cabin surrounded by trees and birdsong. The ...
16 October 2017
Foresters at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden marked the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm today (October 16), by giving that great survivor, the King Oak, its annual close inspection. The King ...
18 September 2017
Hannah Barnes won a competition earlier this year, run in conjunction with City College Norwich Art and Design students, for an illustration of the Maids Head Hotel to be printed on new mugs, which ...
14 July 2017
Jenny Sadler and her mother Dorothy Watts and 10 other members of the Watts family and friends, joined the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman at the Maids Head Hotel on Friday, July 14 ...
03 July 2017
Nine common tern chicks, from four breeding pairs of adult birds, have hatched on the new floating breeding platform secured on Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s broad at South Walsham. ...
13 May 2017
The Grove in Cromer, owned by three generations of the Graveling family for the past 81 years, is the winner of AA’s Bed and Breakfast with a Story for 2017-18. Richard, Chris and Liz ...
27 March 2017
A new floating breeding platform for common terns was secured on Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s broad today (March 27) at South Walsham. It was attached to posts that survive from an old ...