Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

A couple of weekends ago Ben and I went to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, and we loved it so much we’re thinking of signing up for an annual membership! I thought I’d share a few of the pictures we took to show you what it’s all about in case you’re in the are and it’s the sort of thing you’re into. It’s based in South Waltham, Norfolk and costs £6.50 for adults and £3.75 for children aged 5-16 (under 5’s are free). We went on Sunday 1st May when they happened to be doing a Bluebell Walk, which was free to join in with. Fairhaven has several events throughout the year, some are free, others, like their Beginners Photography Workshop, come with a very reasonable price. The only day they are closed is Christmas Day, and with the way they have done their planting, means there’s always something to see no matter what time of year you visit.

There are so many different trees, plants and flowers, bodies of water and history to take in. You can take along a picnic and sit looking out over the Norfolk Broads river, or dine in their tearoom on tasty homemade goodies. There’s plenty to do, learn and see, including some wildlife if you’re lucky. So if you’re like me a like nature, gardening, or even just like getting outside on a nice day and taking a relaxing wander through some pretty scenery, I would definitely recommend checking out Fairhaven.

To be honest, we didn’t take too many pictures as we were too busy taking in the beautiful, wild gardens and listening to our tour guide telling us the history of Lord Fairhaven and how these gardens came to be, but here’s a few we managed to snap, and I’m certain we’ll be back to take more later this year:

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

The King Oak is around 950 years old

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

King and Queen Oak Trees

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

Norfolk Broads

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

The Bluebell Walk

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

Fair haven Woodland and Water Garden

boat trip on the broads

Boat Trip on the Broads

Last weekend I took a boat trip on the Broads with my Dad and Ben. Boats have always been an interest of my Dad’s, and he recently bought himself a little boat and wanted to take us out on it. We went as far into Norwich as you can get and it was really cool to see our city from this different perspective. From there we turned around and went out to Brundall before finally turning back and mooring up for the day. It was such a lovely trip, beautiful weather, and so nice to get to spend some quality time with my Dad. There are some really pretty and interesting sights to be seen, and I’d really recommend hiring a boat to see them for yourself. But just in case you don’t get the chance, I thought I’d share some of the pictures we took to give you a little insight.

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads

Ben & Dad

boat trip on the broads

Pulls Ferry

boat trip on the broads

Norwich Cathedral

boat trip on the broads

Cow Tower

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads

Norwich Quayside

boat trip on the broads

The writings on the wall

boat trip on the broads

1804

boat trip on the broads

Flood Level

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads

Riverside

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads

My Dad and Me

boat trip on the broads

Ben and I

boat trip on the broads

boat trip on the broads