There’s more to Fakenham than meets the eye….

Thanks once again for a lovely stay at Fakenham Fairways last bank holiday weekend. We were particularly pleased that you shared the picture of our ‘Camping 1978 Style” on your Facebook page. You have requested that campers write some stories for your website and have probably been inundated with tales of the beautiful beach at Wells next to the sea, visits to the grounds of Holkham Hall, the wonderful Thursford collection and the multitude of other things nearby. We have done all of the above on our previous visits and I may write about them in future but on this occasion we kept our visit very basic and tried some simple things closer at hand.cara 1

We loved our family time on the driving range and our daughter at 8 is finally beginning to develop quite a swing  (thanks for your hints and tips) and whilst I will never be a proper golfer I am beginning to hit at least some of my shots fairly straight albeit not as far as the new boat target that appeared during our stay.

When the in laws arrived to join us our practice paid off and we gave them quite a run for their money on the pitch & putt and we all had a good time, even my father in law despite being beaten by two of his grandchildren!

We also ventured into Fakenham and discovered the bowling alley (and soft play), how can we have not known about that despite our many visits. Anyway, we will definitely be doing that again as it was something I was much better than my wife and daughter at and that is said about very few things.

Other activities included in-laws taking grandchildern to the Fakenham cinema so my wife and I could get a few miles in on our bikes and the final day the in-laws on the other side taking my wife and daughter to Pensthorpe for the day so I could spring clean the van and pack up for the journey home.

All of the above was of course regularly punctuated by your lovely coffee and Barbara’s amazing cakes and perhaps the occasional glass of your craft ales in the coffee stop by the woodburner. I haven’t yet managed to try them all but I was particularly impressed by Ruby from the Norfolk Brewhouse and Norfolk Kiwi from JoC’s Norfolk Ale .

Anyway I will stop now before I start boring you with tales of my BBQ Haloumi and Drifters fish and chips. I hope to hear that this has both hit the website and won the draw for a free nights stay but will settle for either.

Gareth and Family, Pitch 46

Jacqui and Pen would like to thank Gareth for his insights into the Fakenham area.  We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and wish you luck in the prize draw!