May 15th, 2013 | No Comments yet
Although it’s wet, cold and gloomy out there it’s not going to stop us from enjoying the Broads Outdoor Festival, is it? This is what the great outdoors are about; exploring and enjoying everything mother nature throws at you… and if what she’s throwing is hail stones, then we must take them on the chin, nose, head and everywhere else they hit us too (they surprisingly hurt =/…)
So what have the Broads got in-store for you this week? Starting today then you get experience the beauty of Raveningham Hall as you stroll through an abundance of flora, explore the Victorian glass-houses, herb and arboretum gardens and of course the stunning 14th century church, an enjoyable afternoon for all the family including the dog (must be kept on lead) awaits you!
As you know the Broads are famed for their magical waters, so Thursday the 15th May has something special set up for you, experience the wondrous waters with a boat tour costing £30 for the whole day. Meeting at Wherry Base along Horsefen Road in Ludham at 9am, remember to wear waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear, a camera to catch the beauty of the Broads and of course a pair of binoculars to catch a closer peak of the wildlife…
There’s a lot to get up to over the whole weekend, with 12 events taking place you’ll be spoilt for choice and as it’s the end of the Broads outdoor festival a good time is guaranteed! Choose from boat trips, canoe trails, wildlife walks, family fun activities, train rides and much more… There’ll be food, drink and merriment all around.
We country folk sure now how to have a good time, so get to the Broads this weekend, or if you haven’t got anything planned for the Bank Holiday weekend then what are you waiting for? Book one of our lovely holiday cottages Norfolk and relish in the beauty of the Broads at Hall Farm Cottages!
May 8th, 2013 | No Comments yet
As you know this weekend kicked off the Broads Outdoor Festival, what a good start it was with the sun beaming on full power it was one of the most enjoyable weekends of the year so we’ve been told! Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it over the bank holiday as there are events going on until the 19th May!
Over today and tomorrow you can get out and enjoy the glorious sunshine and the beautiful surroundings the Broads provide, if you enjoy capturing memories then the ‘Wide Angles on Angles Way’ workshop is perfect for you, discover the prettiest landscaping across the Broads and visit Burgh Castle with a professional photographer at 2:30pm ’til 3pm, what’s better is it’s free, meet at Roman Town car park!
Enjoy a stroll around Wherryman’s Way tonight from 7pm-9pm, take in the idyllic landscaping as the sunsets, perfect for a family or a couple just wanting to explore the surrounding and nature, again this event is free arrive promptly at Hardley Staithe.
Click for more info on the Broads Outdoor Festival events http://www.outdoorsfestival.co.uk/events
Our dog friendly cottages in Norfolk give you all the comfort and privacy of your own home so whether you want to cook up something tasty for yourself and eat it on the garden furniture watching over the greenery, or just explore the surrounding and find a cosy pub to indulge in Norfolk Broads has it all!
Why not get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and visit Hall Farm cottages, there’s plenty to do and see including cooking classes (one of which I’m taking part in today) http://www.plantocook.co.uk/default.html and that’s not all Ludham’s very own Linda Matthews offers painting holidays making our dog friendly cottages in Norfolk the perfect accommodation, so you can paint a pretty canvas just a short distance away from your own private cottage! For the perfect bank holiday weekend visit Norfolk Broads and log onto Hall Farm Cottages’ and checkout their special offers!
May 1st, 2013 | No Comments yet
This week we’re exploring the great outdoors and everything amazing about Norfolk, as a significant part of the Great British countryside you’ll be left in awe of the Broad’s natural beauty and mesmerising wildlife. Whilst exploring the emerald landscapes, golden fields and azure waters open your senses to the beauty that is Mother Nature!
Our dog friendly cottages Norfolk provide the perfect accommodation to enjoy the Broads, with some cottages sleeping up to 7 people and the furry friends too you can make it into a relaxing family holiday… If you like your eggs sunny side up then you’ll definitely enjoy eating breakfast out on the garden furniture and maybe even unwind with a glass of wine as you star out at the starry skies in the evening.
This weekend starts the celebrations of The Broads Outdoor Festival 2013, running from the 4th-19th May all around the Broads, we’ll see over 70 events taking places throughout the fortnight including guided walks, canoe trails, historic windmill and many opportunities to venture out onto the blue waters of Britain’s Magical Waterland!
With regular displays of food and drink you’ll be able to relish on a palette of flavours and cuisines from around the world and of course traditional dishes from Norfolk! With something for everyone the Festival will also bring opportunities to explore places which are not normally accessible to the public. It’s going to be packed with fun and frolics so get down with the children and the dog for a truly memorable time!
Now for all the budding landscape designers out there how about getting down to BeWILDerwood and helping Minty the mini Crocklebog create a beautiful garden with whizzy windmill flowers? An activity for all the family to enjoy join the BeWILDerwood gang from Saturday 4th May- Monday 6th May, you’ll be able to take your windmill flowers home to plant in your own gardens too! Or make a day of it and check out the BeWILDerwood theme park while you’re there, it’ll go down a treat for the kids!
So there you have it guys the start to a perfect bank holiday weekend right here in the good old British countryside, remember Hall Farm Cottages for the all English holidaying feel, we’ve still got a few cottages available so why not give us a call on 01692 630 385 and book your stay now !
April 24th, 2013 | No Comments yet
Something we all look forward to is the bank holidays, and the perfect way to spend this one is with us here at Hall Farm Cottages in the beautiful Broads of Norfolk. Our sweet and stylish self-catering cottages Norfolk provide the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary accommodation, with some of our cottages sleeping up to 7 people it’s just the place to enjoy a family holiday; and what’s more the dog is welcome too!
Now there’s a lot to do as we build up to summer and the bank holiday weekend is full of activities and excitement! Unwind and start your weekend at Dragon Hall’s Annual Beer Festival, celebrating the best of Norfolk ales produced by the many independent brewers in the county, the festival has fast grown to become one of the friendliest and relaxed beer fests in the UK. With historical surroundings, the environment is pleasant and the many volunteers managing the bars make it all the better. So get ready to taste the finest ales and beers of Norfolk, for more info log onto http://www.dragonhall.org/
If before all the taste bud tantalising treats you wish to get out and about in the fresh air and discover the beauty of the Broads on a bike then the Pedal Norfolk Cycle Festival taking place on the 4 – 6 May at Holkham Hall is just your thing. The festival celebrates all areas of cycling and will have attractions and events for all types, ages and abilities of rider. For further details, please contact Peter Flett on 01485 500 231.
Saturday the 4th May seems like a busy one in the Broad with plenty to do and see we welcome the Horning Boat Show into town! With a spree of boats, equipment, vehicles and so much more on display, get ready to be amazed amidst the idyllic locations of the Horning Boat Show. With FREE ENTRY to the show and free parking and transport from Bewilderwood; who will also be at the show providing creative activities for children, including book readings and offering reduced price entry to the park from 3.00 pm for visitors from the Boat Show.
So for a fun-filled family break explore the greens and greats, stay in our self-catering cottages Norfolk and relish the gorgeous surrounding of the Broads…
April 18th, 2013 | No Comments yet
So after a long looooong winter, we’re finally getting to see daylight after finishing work and our wildlife is awakening, this week we’re celebrating British sleeping beauties in the wild and you betch’ya we’ve got some great things lined up for you to explore!
As the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country, Norfolk wildlife trust has for long been a key sanctuary in bird breeding and was one of the first. Throughout the year many events and activities are organised to explore the lush greens and beautiful blues of both the landscape and north Norfolk coast. So this Saturday 20th April 2013 sees a Wild Norfolk Adult Workshop take place between 10am-3pm, it’s a beginners guide to identify trees and starts by investigating the leaves, bark, buds, twigs and general shape of tree. The workshop is led by Nick Acheson and is completely free of charge, though booking is essential, call 01603 598333.
Now although the activities picked this week overlap each other, they do provide you with some of the finer things in life like long nature walks, fresh air and picturesque views… Take to exploring the ancient woods through the latter part of the morning and walk your way through the afternoon in a ground flooded with bluebells. If you’re interested meet at NWT Foxley Wood on Saturday by 11am, there’s no need to book and our custom-built trailer will be on hand to guide you towards the best bluebells, feel free to bring picnic baskets =)…
Alternatively if you’re looking for a fill in activity or just want to enjoy a quality walk after lunch then a one hour guided walk through one of Norfolk’s largest woodlands is perfect. Pass through a carpet of bluebells and explore the habitats of many wildlife creatures, again there’s no need to book just meet at Norfolk Wildlife Trust in Foxley Wood at 2pm on Saturday, there will be a small fee of £2 for adults and children, but it’s sure to be an hour full of discoveries. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture your special moments!
So as spring sweeps in across Norfolk, our special offers are getting better with the weather, who wouldn’t want to explore the Broads, the emerald greens and the charismatic coast close by? If you book to stay in our dog friendly cottages Norfolk for next week Monday 22nd April ‘til Friday 26th April 2013, you could benefit from our fantastic 3 bedroom cottage offer which sleeps 6-7 people at only £250! Told you we were getting good; don’t forget to check out our other special offers! ;-P