National Trust in Norfolk

By webchoiceadmin On September 10, 2013 · Add Comment · National Trust in Norfolk

Norfolk National Trust this October;-

Blickling Estate

History comes to life.

Wednesday 2, 9, 23October

See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, exploring the 1930’s.

National Gardens Scheme (NGS) Open Day

Saturday 12October

We donate all money raised from garden admission today to the NGS which gives away £2.5m each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. Usual garden admission applies.

History comes to life.

Wednesday 16 October

See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, exploring the Victorian era.

Garden Highlights

Thursday 24 October

Enjoy a private tour of Blickling’s 55-acre garden with the Head Gardener. Find out more about the new rose garden and our ambitious plans to bring the walled garden back to life. Booking advised. Usual garden admission applies (NT members free).

Bricks & Bats

Wednesday 30 October

Explore the lost buildings of the Blickling Estate with this volunteer-led walk. Why not finish up with tea and cake in the Muddy Boots café? Suitable footwear & clothing recommended. Booking essential. #GBW. Free event, please book on 0844 249 1895

History comes to life.

Wednesday 30 October

Whose house is it? See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, in action.

Hallowe’en at the hall

Thursday 31 October

Face your worst fears and experience the extraordinary atmosphere of Blickling Hall after dark, reputedly one of the most haunted houses in England.  Booking essential on 0845 249 1895

Further information available on the website. 

Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre

Autumn Migrants

25 October to 27 October

Join our small group for an exciting bird watching weekend. There should be a build up of waders in North Norfolk that have returned from their breeding grounds in northern Europe. If the wind is from a favourable direction there may be other migrants about too.

Adult £166 (non-residential participant), Adult £239 (residential participant)

Elizabethan House Museum

An Elizabethan Medicinal Garden

Wednesday 2 October, 10:00am until 12:30pm

Join master gardeners and experts in medicinal history to explore the beautiful courtyard garden and learn how the ‘green fingered’ Tudors used plants for health.

Members £12, Non-members £15

Refreshments included. Advance booking essential.

‘Awesome Autumn’Secrets of the Scullery.

30 October 2013, 10.30am – 4pm

Life in a Victorian scullery was hard especially as winter loomed. Alongside costumed characters and experts in Victorian life, come and scrub vegetables, find out how to use a bath brick, clean cutlery and polish brass in this atmospheric re-enactment of life below stairs!

Felbrigg Hall and Gardens

The Hall at Harvest

Saturday 5 October – Wednesday 9 October, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

See the Hall decorated with flowers, fruit and vegetables from the gardens to celebrate the harvest.

Normal admission prices apply. No booking required.

Heigham Holmes and Horsey Windpump

Red Deer Ramble

Heigham Holmes

Sunday 20 October, 4 – 6pm

Join our warden for glimpse into the private world of red and Chinese water deer.

Look out for other wildlife too. Wear suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them. Suitable for families with older children. See: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50things . Sorry no dogs.

Price Adults £6; children £3 Booking essential 01493 393450.

Email: Heigham.holmes@nationaltrust.org.uk

 Oxburgh Hall

National Trust Walking Festival

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November

The gardens and grounds at Oxburgh Hall will be open for free all week during the Walking Festival in half-term week.

Normal admission still applies for admission to the Hall        

Flower Festival

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November  – half term

Flower arrangements in the Hall on the theme of walking.

Normal admission

Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park Ramble

Sunday 6 October, 2pm

Bring you walking shoes to enjoy a guided walk around the park taking in the stunning coastal views many of which were created by landscape gardener Humphry Repton.

Free to all 

Fungus Foray

Sunday 13 October, 2pm – 4pm

Take a walk with local expert Tony Leech and discover the many varieties of fungi that can be found in Sheringham Park

£7.75 per person Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheringham   5% booking fee payable

Sheringham Park’s Tree-mendous trees

Sunday 20 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Take a walk with Warden Ed to look at some of the special trees that flourish in Sheringham Park, including the largest Scots Pine in England and UK champion Snowdrop tree. Discover how specimen trees around the world came to be present in the estate and what they were used for.

Free (Great British Walk) Booking Required

Scary Halloween Trail

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November daily, 10am-4.15pm

Spooky stories on a trail through the park. Finish the trail and get a Halloween treat!

£2 (includes prize)

A Walk in Repton’s Footsteps

Sunday 27 October, 2pm

Discover the fascinating history of Sheringham Park on our guided walk
Learn about the Upcher family who owned the estate from 1811 and the landscape gardener Humphry Repton who 200 years ago designed the magnificent coastal views you see today. Includes a fun quiz for children

Free for all

Owl Prowl

Tuesday 29 October, 4pm – 6pm

A family event exploring the twilight world of owls.  Dissect an owl pellet to see what owls eat and learn to call like an owl.  We’ll then venture out as dusk falls to listen for Tawny Owls.  Should be a hoot!

Bring a torch and expect a walk of around 2 miles.

Free – Booking required

Wild Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 30 October, 2pm – 4pm

An afternoon tea with a difference!  We’ll look for ‘food for free’ and explore the folklore of plants with an afternoon stroll before tasting some foraged food and drink.

Expect a walk of around 2 miles, including some rough ground.

Free – Booking Required

For all events where booking required please add the wording below.

Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheringham   5% booking fee payable

 

 

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