Snowdrops at Raveningham Hall Gardens, Norfolk

Snowdrops at Raveningham Hall Gardens

Raveningham Hall Gardens will be open for the snowdrop season from Wednesday, 1st February to Tuesday, 28th February (closed on Saturdays). Visitors will see drifts of snowdrops in the main garden from 11am to 4pm (dusk if earlier). Raveningham Hall is the home of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon and it was Sir Nicholas’ mother,…

Berly Cottage, Waveney Valley

Berly Cottage in Harleston

We are pleased to have a new self-catering cottage on the Visit Waveney Valley website. Berly Cottage is a freshly renovated 19th century cottage which sleeps five people in the attractive market town of Harleston, Norfolk in the beautiful Waveney Valley. The cottage is in a quiet corner of the town, close to footpaths and…

Father Christmas on the Gallopers Bressingham Steam_photo James Hoye

Christmas at Bressingham

Enjoy Christmas at Bressingham. From Saturday, 3rd to Saturday, 24th December Father Christmas will be at Bressingham. Rudolph is away on his holidays so Santa decided to use his old faithful steam car for the journey to Norfolk Visitors can take a ride on the steam train along the Nursery Line; under 12s can visit…

Old Glory Molly Men at the Harleston Christmas Market

Harleston Christmas Market

Harleston is establishing a reputation for vibrant street markets featuring local produce, crafts and gifts, complimented by delicious street food and entertainment, themed trails and window display competitions. This winter is no different and on Saturday 3rd December the town will have a day of festive activities for all the family. A colourful street market,…

Diss & Harleston Food & Drink Festival 2016

Diss & Harleston Food & Drink Festival 2016

The new Diss & Harleston Food & Drink Festival takes place from the 2nd to the 16th October 2016. This event takes the place of the previous Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival. The two week event will showcase a range of delicious food and drink from Norfolk and Suffolk. The first weeks focus on…

Changing Faces Hidden Lives, a play by Suzanne Hawkes

Changing Faces Hidden Lives

Presented by Black&White Productions and Quay Place, Changing Faces Hidden Lives is a new play by Suzanne Hawkes and the focus is on St Mary At The Quay, Ipswich Waterfront and mental wellbeing. Back for a second run to celebrate the completion of this project to convert the medieval church of St Mary at the…

Heritage Open Days 2016

Heritage Open Days

The annual festival of history and culture – Heritage Open Days – is on this weekend from 8th – 11th September. It’s a weekend when many historic buildings throughout England are open to the public free of charge. Some of these buildings are visitor attractions, but many (most) are not and it’s a wonderful opportunity…

Raveningham Walled Garden Glasshouse, Waveney Valley

Fruit and Veg Weeks at Raveningham

Visitors to Raveningham Gardens are invited to explore the 18th century walled garden, which makes up part of this 5,500 acre rural state, which has been home to the Bacon family since 1735. Some 35 different types of vegetable are grown in the walled garden throughout the year and pride of place goes to its…

Waveney Inn, new extension.

Newly Extended – The Waveney Inn

Located on the edge of the Norfolk/Suffolk marshes in the Broads National Park, the Waveney Inn, a riverside pub and boutique hotel, has had a new extension built, to keep up with customer demand. The new room comfortably holds 70 (seated) to 100 people (standing), and will primarily be used as an additional dining area….

Agapanthus at Raveningham Gardens, Waveney Valley

Summer Sunday Opening at Raveningham Gardens

Pay a visit to Raveningham Gardens, near Norwich in Norfolk this summer to see their large selection of agapanthus cultivars – white, blue and dark purple flowers with different sizes and contrasting colours including striped blue and white. The agapanthus varieties are one of Priscilla Bacon’s legacies in the garden; she was a keen agapanthus…