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Located in the centre of Norfolk, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is 3 miles northwest of Dereham and a 30-minute drive from Norwich, King’s Lynn and Cromer. Set in 50 acres of unspoilt Norfolk countryside, the grounds include a picturesque river valley, water meadows, gardens, woodland and country trails. A popular visitor attraction, there is loads to see and do, both inside and out at Gressenhall, making it a great all-weather destination for the whole family.
Green Flag award winner - Located close to the Norfolk coast and a mile from the quaint market town of Holt, Holt Country Park is managed by North Norfolk District Council and is an area of tranquil woodland and heathland. It is a Green Flag award winner; a sign to visitors that Holt Country Park has the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained with excellent facilities.
Snooker originated amongst British Army officers who were stationed in India in the 19th century and is today popular around the globe and governed by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). Top professional players compete regularly around the world and earn themselves millions of pounds on the World Snooker Tour. The WPBSA believes that snooker is a sport for all and that it offers opportunity and equality for all who want to take part.
Half term is almost upon us in Norfolk, so it’s a good time to start thinking about places to visit around the region. The weather in February can be rather wet, so here are some indoor and outdoor destinations to keep the children entertained this coming holiday.
By February the festive chocolates, Christmas cake and all the leftover booze have probably been consumed and maybe you are thinking now is a good time to make some lifestyle changes and embrace a healthier way of living.
What could be more satisfying than a large slice of warm treacle tart with lashings of cream or ice cream? Norfolk folk like to do things a little differently, and generally most Norfolk Treacle Tarts don’t contain breadcrumbs, a key ingredient in recipes from other regions. Nor do they contain actual treacle…..but after much research, food writer Nigel Slater states, “treacle refers to all forms of syrups made during sugar refining, from golden syrup through to black molasses”, so who are we to argue with Nigel?
The sight of snowdrops peeping through the earth in January never fails to cheer us up and brightens these often-gloomy winter months. Despite the cold, these hardy little pretty white flowers can be found thriving in woods, ditches, pastures and orchards across Norfolk. After a long, dark, wet and cold winter their delicate white petals and perfect green leaves are a very welcome sight that signals new life and hope.
If you are still looking for a romantic way to treat your loved one this coming Valentine’s Day, here are some ideas to help you out. From dinner in a fabulous restaurant to something a bit more adventurous, here are some traditional and more unusual ways you could mark the day.
On Sunday 5th April 2020 it’s the Norwich Half Marathon and online entry is open – there’s still time to enter and secure your place! Starting at 10:30am at Norfolk Showground, the MHA Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon, organised by the members and friends of City of Norwich Athletic Club, also finishes at Norfolk Showground. Runners follow a rural single lap route through Easton, Honingham, Colton, Barnham Broom and Marlingford, with all roads along the race route closed to through traffic whilst the race is underway.
Royal Norfolk Showground - Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020
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