Here we list some of the great reasons to visit North Norfolk this June. We list a few of things that we hope might appeal and can be an excuse for you to come and stay at Fakenham Fairways.
DEER AND WILDLIFE SAFARI – Holkham
Saturday 1st June, 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Learn all about the Fallow Deer at Holkham park on board a tractor and trailer. An exciting opportunity for families to hop on board and see the Fallow Deer herd up close. You need to be at the Holkham Ticket Office 10 minutes before the safari.
Tickets: Adult £5, Child (2-16 years incl.) £2.50.
Creak Abbey Farmers Market
Saturday 1st June 9.30 to 1pm
Yum yum. Only 7 miles from Fakenham Fairways we can personally recommend this one…. An award winning market offering a brilliant selection of local produce including meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, cakes, pies, fudge, breads, oils, juices…… Set in 2 old Norfolk Barns and spilling outside I might give you a shopping list!
Congham Food Fayre – 1st and 2nd June 9am -5pm
Another one for the foodies. This is a brand new food and drink fayre celebrating local procducers. Set in the secluded walled gardens of High House this could be a good day out. Admission is £5 per vehicle and it’s only 15 miles from Fakenham Fairways.
North Norfolk Beach Cleans – leave only footprints
Help to keep our beaches clear of rubbish to create a better environment for us and wildlife. These beach cleans contribute to research on marine litter and help to provide safe beaches. New volunteers are always welcome. Call 0789960611 for more details.
1st June – Salthouse – 10.30-12.30
9th June – Mundesley – 1pm to 4pm
23rd June – Happisburgh 1pm ro 4pm
Salthouse: Walk with the Warden: 4 Jun 10.30am – 1.30pm
Explore new land in this circular walk along Attenborough’s walk, up the iron road and back along the shingle ridge with our warden George Baldock. This walk will help you to discover a new walking route in the Cley to Salthouse living landscape and take in the spectacular wildlife along the way.
Cost: £3.50 NWT members, £5 non-members Booking essential: 01263 740008
Salthouse is very accessible from Fakenham Fairways so why not book to stay
Docking Local Produce Market – 5th, 12th 19th & 26th June
11 miles from Fakenham Fairways is the delightful village of Docking where every Wednesday between 9am and 1pm you get the opportunity to enjoy fresh local produce from producers around Norfolk. From fish and meat to vegetables bread and jams there are all sorts of flavours which we are sure will excite your taste buds.
Docking is only 10 miles from Fakenham Fairways so why not book for a stay
Beginner’s Birding – Titchwell Nature Reserve
10.30 every Monday Price: Adults £10 (£8 RSPB members) discount applies for children. Booking essential.
Aimed at novice and beginner birdies this is a fantastic introduction to the birdlife at Titchwell Marsh reserve your guide will aim to show you a wide variety of birds both seasonal and permanent residents without overwhelming you. You will also learn tips and techniques to identify species in general so that you are comfortable birdwatching wherever you go.
Leg Stretch to Salthouse – 5th June
10.15 – 1pm £5
A longer walk giving you the chance to explore the less we’ll know areas of the reserve. During this walk you will learn about the history of the landscape. You will need suitable foot ware for this 4.5mile stroll.
Sketching Masterclass – Titchwell Nature Reserve
10.30 every Tuesday. Price: £12.50 per adult (RSPB members £100. Booking essential
A unique opportunity to combine a morning of birdwatching and wildlife sketching. During this masterclass you will practice field observation techniques in order to study your subject at close range. You will investigate methods to transfer that observation to paper as you sketch wild birds in their natural habitats. You will also learn how to incorporate the wider landscape into your drawing to give a sense of place for your subject. Equipment not provided, please bring A3 paper and drawing medium of your choice. Binoculars are an asset.
Booking essential as this is a small group activity.
Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios May 25th to June 9th
Over 400 artist exhibiting across Norfolk and Norwich. One of the largest and most successful open studio schemes in the country. For 16 days each year, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work. In 2018 over 450 artists will take part from over 250 studios and venues. 16 Norfolk schools are also taking part, celebrating the exceptional artistic talent of young people in the county.
Art Trails are organised by Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios artists, and offer visitors the opportunity to make a day of their studio visits as well as explore the local area. There are 16 Art Trails to choose from this year and details and maps can be found at the following website. https://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk/art-trails
Rhododendron & Wild Garden Walk – Sheringham Park
4th and 11th June 2pm Admission £5 well behaved dogs on leads welcome
Take a walk in the wild garden when the flowering rhododendrons should be at their best and in the company of head gardener Graham see which ones are flourishing this year. He will take you on a tour of the wild garden to see the colour provided by the flowering rhododendrons and azaleas alongside specimen trees from across the world.
Historic show at Houghton by Britain’s greatest sculptor
Wednesday 1 May 2019 to Sunday 29th September 2019
In a unique collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, Houghton Hall in Norfolk presents the major exhibition, HENRY MOORE AT HOUGHTON HALL: NATURE AND INSPIRATION.
The exhibition includes several monumental outdoor pieces in the grounds of the house, as well as a selection of smaller works, models and etchings, which will be shown in the ground floor gallery
Henry Moore (1898 – 1986) is considered to be one of the most important British artists of the
20th Century and arguably the most internationally celebrated sculptor of the modern era. Moore
was a pioneer, and the first British artist to become a global star in his own lifetime. His work came
to symbolize post-war modernism and can be said to have caused a British sculptural renaissance.
Moore’s sculpture can be seen in innumerable museum collections around the world. He worked
in many different mediums, but his most recognizable works are large bronze groups using both
figurative and abstract elements. He also produced fibreglass versions of some of his most iconic
pieces, specifically for exhibition, and two of these will be on show at Houghton.
Houghton Hall is only 10 miles from Fakenham Fairways so why not book to stay for Henry Moore at Houghton Hall
Ticket information: https://www.houghtonhall.com
Tickets £18 (Students £10, Free to Under 17s)
OPEN FARM – SUNDAY 9th June 10am – 5pm – free
There will be a display of large, modern farm machinery and a chance to talk to the farming team about what it’s like to operate the huge machines. You can take a tractor trailer tour to discover more about Holkham’s farming operation or meet some of the animals we have on the estate.
The Breeding Birds of Blakeney Point
5th June 9.30am-12 noon £12.50 (free for Norfolk Wildlife Trust members). Booking essential
Discover ground nesting birds, see the little Tern colony and learn about the UKs smallest and rarest sea bird. Unfortunately suitable for children or dogs. Meeting pointMeet at Cley Beach Car Park. Free for Norfolk Wildlife Trust members but charges for everyone else including National Trust members.
Hidden Passages and Servant’s Stairs -Holkham Hall
Every Wednesday in June from 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm
This is an exciting exploration of the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall. An opportunity to see parts of the hall normally not accessible this tour takes you right up to the highest tower rooms and attics in the Hall. You will even see what lies behind the beautiful ceiling of the Marble Hall and hear how it was made.
Find out how the servants managed to flit between the grand State Rooms without being seen and how they serviced the State Bedchambers, where royalty once slept. Learn where Princess Victoria’s Ladies in Waiting were accommodated. See where the fantastic collection of manuscripts were once found, when Coke of Norfolk inherited the Hall. See where the Housekeeper, the Cook, the Butler, and the Steward once ruled the roost and see the bells which summoned them, and their staff, on demand.
Do wear comfortable foot ware as you will need to climb seventy stairs to the top of the house (and seventy stairs down again!).
Tickets: £25 adult, £12.50 child (recommended age 10+). Parking charge included in ticket price.
Guided sea Kayaking with Canoeman – 19th May Brancaster
An amazing opportunity to see mudflat wildlife from a canoe. Guided by a fully qualified coach who will point out the amazing flora and fauna of the marshes. You will have the unique opportunity to see the mudflats close up. Sounds amazing.
Dragonflies and Damselflies – Felbrigg Hall
29th June 10.30-1.30 £17.50 booking essential
Dragonflies are some of the most colourful and charismatic insects found in the UK and form a fascinating subject for study. At this time of year, most of the British species can be encountered on the wing, and the lake and wetlands at Felbrigg provide excellent habitat for common species, as well as attracting the odd rarity. This workshop will provide an introduction to dragonfly and damselfly identification through a combination of classroom and field sessions.
Flamingo Fiesta – Pensthorpe
29 Jun 2019 – 30 Jun 2019
It’s a weekend to celebrate flamingos! Pensthorpe now have a flock of 49 and have developed a special purpose-built wetland habitat for them. There will be flamingo related activities and trails and any child who goes dressed up as a flamingo will enter the park for half price.