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Activities and Competitions at Fairhaven 2017

The Fairhaven Garden Trust
School Road
South Walsham
Norfolk
NR13 6DZ

Telephone:
01603 270449

Visit Website



Features

  • Accepts Groups
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Family Entertainment
  • On-site Catering
  • On-site Light Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Young Children Welcome

Description

Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway just waiting to be discovered.

Fairhaven is a unique garden rich in wildlife. The Garden is an eclectic
mix of native and cultivated plantings with a network of
dyke systems and a private broad.

Saturday 11th February to Sunday 19th February from 10am to 4pm - Signs of Spring Week

It´s (nearly) Spring! Celebrate with us by looking out for signs of Spring in our woodland garden.

Included in garden entry. Free to members. No need to book.

Saturday 11th February to Sunday 19th February from 10am to 4pm - Design a Den Week

Design a den in our woodland garden, photograph your creation and post it on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a family membership for a year.

Included in garden entry. Free to members. No need to book.

Saturday 1st April from 6:30am to 9:00am - Dawn Chorus

The early bird catches the worm and a boat trip too at Fairhaven Garden. This special trip round our private broad will get close up and personal with our wildlife. Short introduction to the garden bird life with our Wildlife Warden. Tea, coffee and croissants included afterwards. Optional upgrade to full English breakfast £2 per person.

£10 adult; £5 child. Members get reduced rate: £8 adult, £4 child. Members get reduced rate: £8 adult, £4 child. Booking only event. Call 01603 270449.

Saturday 1st April to Monday 17th April from 10am to 5pm - Scavenger Hunt Bonanza

A whole bumper fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods! Fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.

Included in garden entry. Free to members. No need to book.

Saturday 8th April from 8pm to 10pm - Woodland Night Walk

Take a journey into the night-time world of Fairhaven. Explore the stars, unlock the secret of rub light, encounter nocturnal wildlife and witness strange night phenomena as we discover the magic hidden in the dark when the sun goes down.

£9 adult; £6 child. Age 8+. Booking is essential. Call 01603 270449. Sorry no dogs allowed.

Friday 14th April - Good Friday from 11am to 4pm - Easter Egg Hunt

Family event: Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolatey eggy prize! Face painting and Easter crafts for children.

£2 extra per child for Easter egg trail (Every child gets an egg.). No need to book.

Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June from 10am to 5pm - Wing It Week

Family event: Using our spotter sheet find all things fluttery in our garden.

Included in garden entry. Free to members. No need to book.

Wednesday 31st May from 11am to 3pm - Wild Touch

Family event: Wild Touch wildlife rescue is a small, experienced rescue service in Rollesby rescuing and rehabilitating wild and exotic creatures. Come and meet some of their animals and get closer to nature than you ever expected. Hold a Barn Owl, play with a Raven and get to know a variety of other animals that you would never normally get the chance to meet.

Drop in activity. No need to book. Does not include garden entry. There may be a small charge for some activities.

Sunday 18th June from 10am to 5pm - Fathers Day

Dads den building competition. Best den wins a family membership for a year. To enter build your den, take a photo, then post it on Facebook.

Included in garden entry. Free to members. No need to book.

Sunday 23rd July from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: All Creatures Great and Small

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : All creatures great and small - how many can you spot?

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Sunday 30th July from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: Butterflies Galore

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : Butterfly feeder workshop and Quiz trail.

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Sunday 6th August from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: The Big Bug Hunt

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : The Big Bug Hunt - searching out those creepy crawlies.

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Sunday 13th August from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: ´There Be Dragons´

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : Exploring dragonflies with a quiz trail and make a dragonfly to take home.

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Sunday 20th August from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: Bug Bingo

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : ABug Bingo - Bug friendly game.

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Sunday 27th August from 11am to spm - Bugsbirdsandbeasts´: Flying Critters

Family event with ´Bugsbirdsandbeasts´ : Flying Critters - who’s got wings!

Drop in activity on the staithe. £2 per child in addition to garden entry. No need to book.

Friday 20th to Sunday 29th October from 10.00am to 4.00pm - Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Forage for an acorn in our woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.

Included in garden entry: Free to members. No need to book.

Saturday 21st October from 11am to 3pm - Hedgehog Day with Hodmedod Hedgehog Support

Family event: Come along and learn how you can help hedgehogs this winter. Donations of cat and dog food always welcome and needed thank you.

Drop in activity. Does not include garden entry. There may be a small charge for some activities.

Saturday 28th October from 10:300am to 12:300pm - Fungi Foray

Find out how to identify your death caps from your deceivers on this foray into our woodland garden with one of our tree surgeons. Don´t forget to bring your camera.

Garden entry applies. Free to members. Booking is advisable. Sorry no dogs allowed.

Saturday 9th December from 10:00am to 12:00midday and 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Wreath Workshop

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden. All materials supplied just bring secateurs and an apron. No previous experience necessary.

£20 per person (£18 members). Includes mince pie refreshments. Booking is essential. Call 01603 270449.

Wednesday 13th December from 10:00am to 12:00midday - Wreath Workshop

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden. All materials supplied just bring secateurs and an apron. No previous experience necessary.

£20 per person (£18 members). Includes mince pie refreshments. Booking is essential. Call 01603 270449.

More events can be found on our Events/What´s On listing.

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