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: [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]