Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Summer holidays at Clippesby Hall

Just one week left now of the summer holidays, here's a 'snapshot' of what has been going on for the last few weeks.



The campsite has been fully booked from the start of the school holidays.  One of our younger guests has recently carried out a survey which shows that tents seem to be more popular than caravans on site this year - thank you Merri for doing this, it was very interesting.

Our next availability for pitches is the 2nd of September, so there is still time to get a few days away before school starts again.  Or, if you fancy a break in one of our cottages or lodges, take a look at our 'Offers Page' where you will find details of which properties we have available.

It has been lovely to see some of your holidays photographs posted on our facebook page, please keep adding them and we will choose some to use as our cover page.



John has been working hard on his garden all summer, he now provides the Muskett Arms and the Coffee Shop with flowers and salad and the chickens are laying enough eggs for Sue to use when she baking the cakes - as food miles go, you can't get much more local than that!

Also this summer we had the arrival of 12 geese which are living in the walled garden.

 

Ben and Malc have been busy keeping the park looking smart, the new 'all weather' pitches have been a real bonus this year especially during the early part of the season when it was wet.  We've got plans to add more in the Heath during the winter.



Ben - one of the Park Rangers
Brandan has been looking after the cycle hire this year, helping get people out and about in the Broads, mending punctures & doing repairs and giving advice on routes and days out.

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We are all starting to look forward to our 'Beer Festival' weekends, which are held on 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd September - there are a very limited number of pitches left and only a couple of cottages, so if you fancy joining us, give the booking office a call on 01493 367800 - with lots of local ales and ciders to try, along with family entertainment, it is always a really relaxed and fun weekend for the whole family (not just dad!)

Monday, 6 August 2012

What's On in the Norfolk Broads - August '12

Sunday 5th August

Take a look on-board the Wherry Albion at Oulton Broad Yacht Station.  Learn about the history of the Wherries and their importance to the Broads.

Caister Lifeboat Day at Caister Lifeboat Station, Come and meet the crew, see both lifeboats being launched and enjoy a fun family day out supporting this very worthwhile cause.  10.00am - 4.30pm

Wroxfest - This one day music and beer festival, in partnership with The Shed Wroxham, will be held at Trafford Park on Sunday 5 August 2012 (Gates open 12pm – 11pm).

Tuesday 7th August

Evening Explorers at Ranworth Broad.  Join us for an evening adventure at NWT Ranworth Broad, it is a great time to be on the reserve as the wildlife that calls it home are either settling down for the evening or just getting active. Who knows what we will see. Keep your eyes peeled adventurers!  Cost: £4 adults, £2.50 children, booking essential - call 01603 625540.  7.30pm - 9.00pm

Wednesday 8th August

Take a look on-board the Wherry Albion at Norwich Yacht Station.  Learn about the history of the Wherries and their importance to the Broads.

Firework Display at Great Yarmouth Central Beach from 9.00pm

Friday 10th August 

One Hand Clapping, playing  at the Lion Inn P.H, Thurne.  Local band playing a mix of classic and modern rock, folk, rhythm and blues, roots and Americana from 8.00pm.

Saturday 11th August

Guided sunset canoe trail, with the help of your canoe guide you can silently explore South Walsham inner and outer broad and undisturbed tributaries, with the opportunity to see some of the Broads’ best kept secrets – kingfishers, bitterns and maybe the elusive otter.  For departure times and to book see website.

Sunday 12th August

Pirate Day at Museum of the Broads in Stalham  10.30am - 5.00pm.  Enjoy being a Pirate on the Broads. Make a pirate hat and eye patch, follow the clues to find the Treasure, have your face painted as a pirate, dig for gold, play on our Pirate ship, take a boat trip to our 'Treasure Island'. Meet the Museum Pirates on their home ground!!  A PRICE FOR THE BEST DRESSED PIRATE ON THE DAY!  BBQ available at lunch time. Falcon rides from 11.00 to 15.00
Normal Museum charges. Adult £4, concession £3.50, Family (2+3) £12, child £2.50

Tuesday 14th August

Take a look on-board the Wherry Albion in Horning .  Learn about the history of the Wherries and their importance to the Broads.

Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse - Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.  Whether it’s a get together with friends, an excuse to get dressed up, or time to be enjoyed together as a family, there’s something for everyone.   Tel: 01493 842527

Wednesday 15th August

Pottering Round the Middle at Potter Heigham - A free guided walk starting at Potter Heigham and walking along the riverbank up to Candle Dyke, then inland along the dyke to Middle Wall where we turn south and return to Potter Heigham.  10.00am - 1.00pm
PLEASE NOTE - the walk is approximately 5km long.  Booking strongly advised. Limited to 20 places.  Angela Rowe  Tel: 01603 226173

Ghost Walk at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, South Walsham.  Enjoy a spine-tingling walk through the woods listening to the myths and legends of the Fairhaven Garden.  Free with garden entry. £5.50 adult; £5 conc.; £3 child; under 5s free; dogs 25p. Free to members. No need to book.   From 6.30pm

Firework Display at Great Yarmouth Central Beach from 9.00pm

Saturday 18th August

Farmers Market at  Fairhaven Water Gardens, South Walsham - Lots of lovely local produce fresh from the Broadland area.   10.00am until 2.00pm

One Hand Clapping, playing at The Malsters P.H at Ranworth from 8.00pm.

Sunday 19th August

Nelson's Column Ascents at The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument - A wonderful opportunity to climb all 217 steps of Nelson's Monument in Great Yarmouth and experience the breathtaking views. Trained Monument Guides are on hand to explain the monument's construction, history and restoration and its links with Admiral Lord Nelson.  10.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday 21st August

Evening Explorers - Join us for an evening adventure at NWT Hickling Broad, it is a great time to be on the reserve as the wildlife that calls it home are either settling down for the evening or just getting active. Who knows what we will see. Keep your eyes peeled adventurers!  Information & Booking Tel: 01603 625540   7.30pm - 9.00pm

One Hand Clapping, playing at The Reedcutters P.H at Ranworth from 8.00pm.

Wednesday 22nd August

Summer Fun Day at Great Yarmouth Market Place - Family fun, entertainment and activities on market day in the town centre. Shop and have fun with all the family.  11.00am - 3.00pm

Firework Display at Great Yarmouth Central Beach from 9.00pm

Friday 24th August

Really Wild at Ranworth at NWT Ranworth Broad.  Join us this morning at our floating visitor centre before heading out and exploring the reserve in search of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled explorers! Who knows what may be lurking in the reeds.   11.00am - 12.00pm  Ms Val Bowers Tel: 01603 625540 - children £2 each

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th August

The Curious Crocklebog Capers at BeWILDerwood, Horning.  A celebration of all things Crocklebog… Brave through the Crockleclock Challenge, follow Mildred's Butterfly Bumble AND make an authentic Crocklebog handbag or tiara!

Sunday 26th August

Take a look on-board the Wherry Albion in Coltishall.  Learn about the history of the Wherries and their importance to the Broads - this event is to mark the 1912 flood centenary.

Thurne Windpump Open Day - A unique opportunity to experience first hand the workings of the mill.  2.00pm - 4.00pm

Swallows & Amazons – paddle to TheCanoeMan Woodland Activity Centre where you will be taught the mysterical art of bushcraft, learning to light fires and build shelters. During the lunch break you will have the opportunity to explore the wood, followed in the afternoon by a woodland archery session to discover who amongst your friends is the next Robin Hood.  Sessions start 11am – 3pm  or 3pm – 5pm.

Wednesday 29th August

Firework Display at Great Yarmouth Central Beach from 9.00pm

All information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Local Church Services for August '12

Sunday 5th August

9.00am    Holy Communion at St Edmunds Church, Thurne

10.30am  Holy Communion at St Marys Church, Martham

Roman Catholic Service at 9.15am at St Edmunds Church, Acle

Sunday 12th August

10.30am   Holy Communion at St Marys Church, Martham

10.45am   Service at St Peters Church, Clippesby

Roman Catholic Service at 9.15am at St Edmunds Church, Acle

Sunday 19th August

9.00am     Holy Communion at St Edmunds Church, Thurne

10.30am   Holy Communion at St Marys Church, Martham

6.30pm     Evening Prayers at St Peter & St Pauls Church, Repps with Bastwick

Roman Catholic Service at 9.15am at St Edmunds Church, Acle

Sunday 26th August

9.00am     Holy Communion at St Peter & St Pauls Church, Repps with Bastwick

10.30am   Holy Communion at St Marys Church, Martham

10.45am    Holy Communion/Morning Worship at St Peters Church, Clippesby

Roman Catholic Service at 9.15am at St Edmunds Church, Acle

 

Information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.