St Peters Brewery, Waveney Valley

Brewery Tours at St Peter’s Brewery

If you are looking for an outing with friends in the run up to Christmas, what about a brewery tour of St Peter’s Brewery near Bungay in Suffolk? Sitting adjacent to the 13th century St Peter’s Hall, the brewery has built a reputation for excellent quality beers, using water from their own deep bore hole,…

(c) Earsham Hall, Norfolk, exterior

Festive Events at Earsham Hall, nr Bungay

Earsham Hall, a large Queen Anne house with medieval origins, near Bungay, is going to be buzzing in the run up to Christmas.  As part of the Invitation to View programme, where visitors are invited into a range of historic houses across England for a tour and tea with the owner,  there will be an evening…

Shorelands Western Sitatunga Antelope

African Forest Antelope Arrive in Shorelands, Norfolk

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens in South Norfolk have just received three Western Sitatunga Antelope from Chester Zoo. The Sitatunga is a widespread forest antelope found in central Africa. The Western population is however rare and endangered, occurring along river and swamps in the Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Staff from Shorelands have visited national parks in Senegal…

Local produce at the Waveney Inn

Free ferry ride and special menu at Waveney Inn

Owners of The Waveney Inn at the Waveney River Centre have launched a special, locally sourced menu and free ferry ride for October’s Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival. Newly refurbished for 2014, the new Waveney Inn is the southern Broads’ premiere waterside pub. Featuring an air-conditioned bar and restaurant, a huge deck, with a…

Waveney Valley Food Festival 2014

Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival 2014 – it’s nearly here!

We’re counting down the days to the start of the Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival which runs from 3rd – 12th October 2014 Now in its third year, the Festival helps to raise the profile of the Waveney Valley, encouraging tourism at a traditionally quieter time of year and bringing together local producers, instilling…

Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk

Jazz on the Lawn

Somerleyton Hall is a lovely place to visit and on a late summer weekend, what could be nicer than enjoying a bit of jazz on the lawn of this maginificent house. The hall is regarded as an excellent example of a Tudor-Jacobean mansion and since the mid 19th century the estate has been in the…


Open Gardens in Harleston

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014 10.30am to 4pm The charming market town of Harleston is opening its gardens for the first time this year with many offering plants for sale and offering refreshements. On Sunday 17th August the town’s market place will be buzzing, with stalls of plants, local produce and garden items…

(c) Redgrave and Lopham Fen

Going Wild in Redgrave and Lopham Fen

There are some lovely activities to be enjoyed at the lovely Suffolk Wildlife Reserve, Redgrave and Lopham Fen. It’s the perfect place to keep children amused during the holidays with a list of events as long as your arm. From guided walks, to minibeast safaris, from bushcraft activities to hedgehog family mornings, it’s a place…

Linden House, Eye, Suffolk

Linden House Garden Party

Linden House A garden party in the grounds of Linden House in Eye, in support of Home Start, will take place on 27th July 2014.  Home Start is a charity which offers support and help to parents with young children throughout the Mid Suffolk area and this event will raise money for this important work….

Betsie Jane, River Cruises, Waveney Valley

Betsie Jane River Tours

A delightful way to spend a Friday evening in the summer: a river cruise to through the lovely landscape of the Waveny Valley and a curry dinner, anchored in the quiet and tranquil setting of Oulton Broad. As well as the Friday night curry runs, the Betsie Jane sails regularly on Wednesdays and homeade cakes,…