Things to do and places to visit in February in Norfolk?
Well top of the list has to be seeing the Snowdrop displays…..
Spring is just around the corner but before it arrives there is the encouraging sight of carpets of snowdrops in beautiful settings around North Norfolk.
We have rooms and our holiday cottage available on dates throughout February and so simply click on the ‘CHECK AVAILABILITY’ box at the bottom of this blog to make a booking so you too can see & photograph these fantastic displays. Remember that we have both breakfast & evening meal awards, were The AA’s Friendliest B&B in the UK for 2016/17 and listed as one of the 20 greatest value holidays on the planet by The Sunday Times.
So here are some of the best places to see vast carpets of these delicate flowers:
Walsingham Abbey, Little Walsingham
Located between Fakenham and Wells, snowdrops cover 18 acres in the grounds of the ruins of the ancient Abbey. Woodland and river walks. Open daily until March 4, 10am-4pm. Admission £5 (which includes a voucher for a free tea or coffee at the moment). www.walsinghamabbey.com
Lexham Hall, East Lexham (between Fakenham and Swaffham)
The Estate opens its gardens for charity each year. The Snowdrop walk will be open on Sunday 18th February 2018 in aid of the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind from 11am to 4pm. Adults £6, dogs on leads. Homemade refreshments. Plants for sale.
Brinton Hall, Brinton (near Holt)
Brinton Hall has a private tour of the house and the garden with a snowdrop walk on Friday, February 23 which includes lunch. Book through Invitation to View at www.invitationtoview.co.uk
National Garden Scheme gardens open for charity
Bagthorpe Hall, near Fakenham, snowdrops carpet a circular woodland walk. It is open on Sunday, February 25, 11am-4pm. Admission £4 in aid of NGS charities.
Chestnut Farm, West Beckham, near Holt, mature three-acre garden with more than 90 different types of snowdrops and large drifts of crocus. It is open on Sundays February 25 and March 4, 11am-4pm, Admission £5, in aid of NGS charities. www.ngs.org.uk
National Trust Gardens
Snowdrops abound in three local properties, Blickling Hall, Sheringham Park and Oxburgh Hall.
Oxburgh Hall has guided snowdrop walks which are free with normal admission. Each walk lasts around an hour and a half from 11.30am and 2pm on February 10-18, 24-25, and March 3-4 and 10-11. www.nationaltrust.org.uk