Tel: 01953 887771
Fax: 01953 887445
Banham Zoo voted Best Attraction 2007 & 2008 and one of the ultimate fun filled day out. Almost 1000 animals from around the world. Daily feeding talks and displays. One of the most exciting birds of prey display in the UK (seasonal). Live presentation, giraffe house, safari road train, play areas and interactive activity and education centre.
Open Daily from 10am
For admission prices call or visit our website.
South Elmham Hall
Tel: 01986 782526
Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas parties
Corporate events - Civil Weddings and receptions
House Tours - Bed and breakfast
Call John or Nicole on 01986 782526
Denton's little-known National Trust Property.
Darrow Wood was acquired by the National Trust in 1990. This monument is one of the few well preserved small motte and bailey castles in Norfolk its acquisition by the National Trust ensures its continued survival. The whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and it protected by statute.
It can be found off of Darrow Green Road, Darrow Green, opp. Darrow Green Farm.
Tel: 01449 724639
Eye Castle started as a Motte and Bailey castle over 900 years ago and has seen many changes over the centuries. It is located close to the centre of Eye and would have dominated the town in its hey-day. Today a ruined Victorian folly is found at the top of the mound with a viewing platform to allow extensive views across the town and beyond.
The inner bailey is maintained as mown grassland with seats and picnic tables to enable visitors to spend a few quiet moments on site.
The castle is also a popular venue for amateur dramatics with local groups performing Shakespearian plays or children’s theatre during the summer months.
The Mid Suffolk Countryside Team look after the site and hold several events there during the year Contact them on 01449 724639.
Tel: 01986 893209
Flint Vineyard is one of England’s most exciting new wineries, based in the beautiful Waveney Valley, close to the bustling market town of Bungay. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines.
Guided tours & tastings every Wednesday & Saturday at 10am. Tours last approximately two hours. Please call or email to book.
Tour & Tasting prices:
Adults £12 pp
Children under 12: Free
Children 12-17 yrs: £3 pp
Groups (15+): £10 pp
Tel: 01986 788884
Grain Brewery is located in the Waveney Valley of South Norfolk. An area characterised by its vibrant yet tranquil river and its mile upon mile of stunning views across some of the richest farm land in England.
It is in one of these farms that we found the perfect location for our brewery. South farm in Alburgh (pronounced Arrrrrbraa) has been owned and operated by the Bond family for three generations, and it is their old dairy that we have converted into our brewhouse and cellars.
Tel: 01379 854423
Run by the Harleston & District Historial Society this compact museum staffed by volunteers is located next to King George's Hall, Broad Street, Harleston. IP20 9AZ.
Opening times are Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 and Saturday 10.00 - 12.00 from May until September. There is no fixed entry fee, but donations are appreciated.
The Museum displays artefacts relating to the life and times of the people of Harleston and the immediate surrounding parishes from pre-historic times to the present day. More specifically these items illustrate; personal and domestic life, working life, costume, recreation, enterainment and the built environment of the town.
Further information from Judy Alder (Museum Curator) 01379 854423.
This grade II bridge was build in 1869 and is a very early example of the use of concrete.
The bridge spans the boundries of Alburgh and Homersfield in Suffolk.
Extensive repairs were completed in 1995 with grant aid from English Heritage, Norfolk County Council, Suffolk Country Council and Waveney District Council, the Upper Waveney Project, Homersfield Parish Council and Blue Circle Cement.
Tel: 01508 480289
See how the magnificent Langley Abbey complex was constructed using Caen stone delivered by boat from France and why the work had to stop every Autumn. Discover how the Abbey lasted for nearly 400 years - it flourished at the start, owning 62 Norfolk parishes, but then fell into rack and ruin before dissolved in 1536.
Stand in the Abbots private cellar and imagine the room full of provisions, then climb his private sprial staircase to his chamber. Learn how the Abbot and his 14 Canons spent their time, in worship, teaching God's word, managing their estates, as well as doing what they shouldn't!
Travel through time on our farming journey - starting before history when Neolithic man settled in Langley 6000 years ago and began to farm. They harvested crops such as wheat and barley as well as keeping livestock. Was it the owner of the Roma Villa who buried the golden coins found in a pot on our fields? Try to imagine who wore the Anglo Saxon belt buckles also discovered. Understand why the land at Langley has always been occupied, with its fertile soil and proximity to the Yare river highway.
Tel: 01986 896644
The Museum was formed in 1972 by local enthusiasts and is a Registered Charity. 35,000 visitors a year view 60 aircraft, plus over than 23,000 artefacts displayed in two hangars and eight themed buildings on its 8-acre site. The collection reflects the development of aviation over the last 100 years, mainly in the East Anglia region.
There is no admission charge, but donations are encouraged. There is a shop, light refreshment area, picnic tables and fundraising bricabrac stalls. Wheelchairs are available. Dogs are permitted when on leads.
Special events are held on Sundays during the Summer months, and there is a programme of activities for school groups. A raised boardwalk through a Willow plantation leads to the river Waveney and offers a peaceful stroll in natural surroundings.
Open November to March: Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday 10.00 - 4.00
April to October: Sunday to Thursday 10.00 - 5.00
Tel: 01379 853967
For mill opening times please call the above number.
The Mill can also be opened for groups, schools etc.
Grain for milling required any variety or quality.
Food available at Horseshoes Public House opposite mill.
Charity No 1033274
Tel: 07836 734748
Adult/Child price: £6.50 Adult £5.50 Child
Open: Easter to end of October
Animal farm park specialising in camelids of the world. Set in a truly tranquil part of North Suffolk. See, touch and learn about camels, llamas and alpacas. Cuddle-a-Pet sessions with rabbits, guinea pigs, ferret's and many more. Goats, donkeys, pigs and rare breed farm animals. Children's play areas including zip slide, mini maze, bouncy castle, crazy golf and ball pond. Land train rides around the park on selected days. Picnic areas, gift shop and cafe.
Lots of fun and interest for all the family.
Tel: 0870 040 0033
A trip to Redwings’ Caldecott Visitor Centre near Great Yarmouth makes a wonderful family day out.
This Quality Assured Visitor Attraction is home to more than 80 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules through the Summer months including handsome heavy horse Prince, tiny Shetland Sampson and cheeky donkey Denise.
As well as plenty of chances to meet the horses and ponies, visitors can learn more about the work of Redwings on a ‘Walk and Talk’ around the site, watch horse care demonstrations, buy goodies in the well-stocked gift shop or enjoy a delicious meal in the Nosebag café. There is a children’s play area, ‘Horse Wise’ education centre with interactive games, and plenty of special events throughout the season too. Children’s birthday parties are also on offer at the site, and are always popular!
The centre can be found at Caldecott Hall, opposite Fritton Lake, on the A143 between Beccles and Great Yarmouth and is open from March to October with free admission.
Telephone us or visit our website for more information or details of special open weekends at Redwings’ HQ at Hapton, south of Norwich.
St. Peter's Hall
St. Peter South Elmham
Tel: 01986 782322
St. Peter’s Brewery is based in a moated medieval Hall at St. Peter South Elmham, just off the A143 between Harleston and Bungay.
The brewery was built in 1996 and is housed in an attractive range of traditional former agricultural buildings adjacent to St. Peter’s Hall. Siting the brewery at St. Peter’s was ideal because of the excellent water quality from a deep bore-hole. Locally malted barley is used, together with quality hops to produce premium bottled ales. St. Peter’s distinctive oval-shaped bottles were specially designed and are a copy of one from Gibbstown, near Philadelphia which dates from c. 1770.
St. Peter’s brew 'traditional' beers - bitters, mild etc. - as well as some more unusual beers such as honey porter and fruit beer. The award winning range of bottled beers are brewery conditioned and then cold filtered to give a smooth rounded finish when consumed.
Tel: 08456 807897
Fax: 01449 710018
Established as a registered charity in 2001, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is based at Stonham Aspal in Suffolk, where it operates a comprehensive facility for the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region, and the promotion of owl conservation throughout the UK and beyond.
The Sanctuary at Stonham Barns is the focal point of our organisation and provides a delightful place to visit to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of Owls and other birds of prey. There are over 70 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations.
You will also find Red Squirrels, Chipmunks, the Raptor Hospital, The Barclays Sensory Garden, an information centre about Owls, a woodland walk with bird hide, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children including a mini-maze & adventure frame.
Tel: 01449 724639
The Pennings is a Local Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Eye, lying on the banks of the River Dove. Once an arable field, the site has developed into a damp meadow with an abundance of wild flowers and grasses. A small picnic area with tables is located by the car park and mown grass paths allow visitors to explore this small site.
Wildlife seen along the river includes Kingfisher, Water Vole and several species of dragonfly. In Summer the grassland is alive with grasshoppers and other insects.
The Mid Suffolk Countryside Team look after the site and hold several local events there during the year. Contact them on 01449 724639.
Tel: 01379 788345
Open daily 9am – 6pm
(or dusk in the winter months)
The12 miles of waymarked footpaths within the Thornham Estate wind through beautiful countryside taking visitors into ancient parkland, woodland, farmland and water meadows. The Walks also include a surfaced path suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, which leads for half a mile to the Thornham Walled Garden, passing on your way the renovated hermitage and pets’ cemetery. Other trails may not be suitable for wheelchairs. Electric all terrain wheelchairs are available. See our web site for annual programme of events, or pick up an events leaflet from the car park.
Mon – Sat £1, Sun & Bank holidays £2.00
Also available at Thornham
Forge Café and The Old Coach House, Picnic areas, Play equipment, Information & advice.
Thornham is signed off the A140 near Eye
Tel: 01379 384505
Wingfield Barns - East Anglia's most beautful space for entertainment and creativity. A unique rural venue for the arts, training, conferences and weddings.
Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5RA. Tel 01379 384505
Take a look at our website for more information about us and all events, or please get in touch to be put on our mailing list where you will be the first to know about what is going on here.
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