Diane Shortland

Freelance Writer

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Finest of Norfolk - July 2013

Hi guys and welcome to our July newsletter.
Summer is in full swing now so we’ve concentrated this issue on days out for you to explore – from brewery tours and craft barns, to beautiful gardens and wildlife, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your free time in Norfolk. Don’t forget Norfolk Lavender, is in its full purple haze right now - take a tour to the Queen’s private estate to see many acres, all in uniformed rows. Cameras at the ready!
There’s endless events and fairs taking place across the county this month so make sure you check out our Festivals and What’s On guide. If you’re looking for summer fun for the kids hot off the press is Pensthorpe’s new Wild Rootz play area, plus remember there are over 50 beaches to explore in Norfolk, we showcase the best here.

Whatever you get up to over the summer be sure to keep in touch. We’d love to hear from you. Email: diane@finestofnorfolk.co.uk. Happy holidays!
Diane and the Team

COMPETITION
WIN A SIGNED COPY OF SAMPHIRE COAST
Former international fashion designer Robert Greenfield cuts ties from London and flees to North Norfolk to renovate a ramshackle house into a boutique B&B. Click here to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy.

PROMOTIONS
THE ANCIENT MARINER MEAL VOUCHER
Download a voucher to receive £10 off the cost of your bill when you spend over £25.
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Traditional village pub with great atmosphere, real ale, good food, and stunning views of the sea and beaches – a perfect spot for sunset watching whilst relaxing with friends.

WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH
NORWICH CATHEDRAL SHAKESPEARE WEEK
The Merchant of Venice & A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Performances
Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th July
Shakespeare’s classic plays performed in full period costume by Britain’s finest professional actors set against an impressive cathedral backdrop.

THE GHOST BOAT OF THE NORFOLK BROADS
Saturday 13th July
Join paranormal investigators and set sail into the night in search of the Ghosts of the Broads including a dis-embarkment at St Benet’s Abbey.

EXPLODING BRASS WITH LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
Saturday 20th July
One of the largest and best loved brass bands in Norfolk take to the stage in an outdoor Proms show.

SEDGEFORD HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECT OPEN DAY
Sunday 28th July
Dig into the past with the largest independent archaeological project in the UK resident at Norfolk’s own Sedgeford site of historical interest; hands-on demonstrations and education from the experts.

EVENTS THIS MONTH
WOODFORDE’S BREWERY TOURS
Saturday 6th, Thursday 11th, Wednesday 17th and 24th July
Take a tour and discover how award winning Norfolk ale is produced. Spaces are limited – book yours now!
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ALBY CRAFTS & GARDENS FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday 21st July 12.30 to 4.30pm
Petting zoo, circus skills workshop, music, stalls, magician, face painting, bouncy castle, giant garden games, workshops, competitions and a nature treasure trail.
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PENSTHORPE SUMMER FUN SILVER TRAIL & WILD ROOTZ ADVENTURE PLAY OPENING
25th July to 4th September
Celebrating 25 years of conservation work, take the self guided trail around the reserve. If you manage to answer all the questions you receive a prize.
Wild Rootz adventure play – nature’s way! Opening this month.
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OFFERS THIS MONTH
WROXHAM BARNS JUNIOR FARM SEASON TICKET OFFER
Unlimited free admission all year round – craft barns, fun fairs, mini golf, ceramic painting and junior farm - 2 free guest passes, 10% discount on every purchase from the restaurant and coffee shop, and 10% discount on your child’s birthday party – all for £24!
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NEWS
Festivals in July
Dubs at the Hall – Norfolk’s Premier Volkswagen and Music Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July
Ludham Festival of Music and Art
Saturday 6th July
King’s Lynn Festival
14th to 27th July
Congham Snail Racing
Saturday 20th July
Holt Festival
Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th July
Gorleston Clifftop Festival
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July
Sandringham Flower Show
Wednesday 31st July

Fish and Ships Designs Byfords of Holt
Andrew Ruffhead of Fish and Ships coastal art in Burnham Market is commissioned by the higgledy piggedly world of Byfords of Holt to draw two designs for their new range of products coming soon.

FEATURES
SAMPHIRE COAST – INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
From dog-eared diaries to debut novel, Robert Greenfield gives the inside scoop on running a boutique B&B in North Norfolk.

USER REVIEW
If you have a place in Norfolk you love then share it with everyone by writing a review. Send over your recommendations and photos to diane@finestofnorfolk.co.uk
No.89 Oaklands Hotel Restaurant – nr Norwich
Amazing value quality carvery in modern and tastefully decorated restaurant – unbeatable on price!

LATEST OFFERS & PROMOTIONS
If you’re a quality venue in Norfolk, we’re happy to promote your latest offers and promotions, news and late availabilities, on both our newsletter and website for free. Get in touch: diane@finestofnorfolk.co.uk