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Hootz House, Pensthorpe Natural Park’s iconic adventure play centre has won a national building award.

The popular north Norfolk play barn beat off competition from around Great Britain to be named best Recreation & Leisure project of the year by the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association.

Bespoke framework for the innovative project was constructed by Hingham-based steel-framed building specialists A C Bacon Engineering in conjunction with the primary contractor Bunting & Son.

The Maids Head Hotel launched a new Norwich Summer Staycation package at the Royal Norfolk Show, with a ‘beach burial’, on the hotel’s stand.  Amy Elvin, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator is pictured being buried by Carey Briggs from Pensthorpe Natural Park, hotel colleague Katherine Renhard and Louise Rout from Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. 

Published in News from our Indies
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads has a busy programme of special family adventure activities during the summer holidays.
Wildlife Wednesdays, weekly Treasure Hunts and special activities with Wild4Adventure, Canoe Trails, Forest Night Adventure, Ghost Walk and to round of the summer the Big Wild Day on August 31 are all in the schedule.
Published in Visitor Guide
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Great Days out in Norfolk & Suffolk

Norfolk Tourist Attractions’ Association (NTAA) launched the 2016 Great Days Out in Norfolk & Suffolk booklet at the Sealife Centre and Merrivale Model Village Great Yarmouth, on Tuesday, March 8. The launch featured a costumed characters and mascots race celebrating English Tourism Week, won by the Sealife Centre's Shaky the Shark.  
Norfolk and Suffolk's attractions continue to invest in new projects and events. Sealife Centre Great Yarmouth is opening Turtle Shelter, a themed exhibit featuring turtles in their natural habitat. Merrivale Model Village has installed the Merri Eye, a 12ft high observation wheel for the resident ‘Merrivalians’. 
Published in Visitor Guide
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:00

New online films launch GYTABIA 2016 campaign

Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd (GYTABIA) launched its 2016 campaign on Tuesday 8 December at the Hollywood Cinema to an audience of over 200 local tourism and business professionals.
The centrepiece of the launch was the première screening of 15 new films, including a special extended version of the new TV advert, all to be shown online in 2016. These new films, produced by Norfolk based Ember Films for internet use, are aimed at the growing audience of online viewers who use YouTube as a search engine and the trend of watching ‘on demand’ online, both of which are increasing as traditional media loses viewers to the internet. 
Published in Visitor Guide

Barry Phillips and his wife Margaret, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, have been visiting Great Yarmouth for holidays and day trips for 40 years. Barry, who was in the market for a new car, browsed round Great Yarmouth showrooms during his last holiday in September and was so impressed with the customer service at Thurlow Nunn, that he drove home in a new Astra. Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park and Cherry Tree Holiday Park also support the local economy with vehicle leasing and servicing.

Saturday, 03 October 2015 00:00

Sheringham TIC handed to North Norfolk Railway

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is pleased to announce that Sheringham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been handed over to North Norfolk Railway (NNR).

The handover paves the way for a newly redeveloped TIC and toilet facilities and improved opening hours and has offered NNR the opportunity to shape how local services are run.

NNR submitted a Localism Act Expression of Interest to the Council to provide and manage the Sheringham Tourist Information Centre and the public toilets at Station Approach, Sheringham. 

Friday, 07 August 2015 00:00

Snow Leopard Cubs born at Thrigby

Two rare snow leopard cubs, the first to be born at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Garden near Great Yarmouth, have made their handling debut.
The cubs born to mother Nima and father Mohan in June have been handled for the first time by Ian McNichol, Senior Veterinary Surgeon of Acle Anchorage Veterinary Hospital. They were sexed, vaccinated and health checked. Ian McNichol gave the cubs a clean bill of health and pronounced them to be both male. 
Published in Visitor Guide
Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:00

Sleepers Awake

All Things Norfolk is delighted to bring you the first of an exclusive regular column by award winning Broadcaster, Journalist and Writer Colin Chapman. Colin's career started off at the EDP and progressed to Economic Correspondence at BBC Television News, Presenter of The Money Programme and Director of Broadcasting at the Financial Times. Colin work has taken him to all four corners of the World but has always kept Norfolk close to his heart, especially his beloved Norwich City Football Club.

In his first article "Sleepers Awake" Colin looks into whether Norwich International Airport requires a shake up.

Tourism bosses from Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA), Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership and Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Tourism Division today launched the new official Greater Yarmouth app, whilst enjoying the view of the borough and its attractions from the top of the Atlantis Tower on the seafront.

Published in Visitor Guide
Ken and Beryl Sims, who have been at Thrigby Hall for nearly 40 years and opened the Wildlife Gardens in June 1979, are to retire from active involvement in running the visitor attraction this summer.
Three long-serving and expert members of staff are joining Ken and Beryl as Directors of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, to take over responsibility for the day to day management.
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

Attractions Invest £7.7million

Norfolk Tourist Attractions’ Association (NTAA) launched the 2015 Great Days Out in Norfolk & Suffolk booklet at Pensthorpe Natural Park, North Norfolk, on Tuesday, March 3.  Norfolk and Suffolk attractions are investing more than £7.7 million in new facilities and events to improve the visitor experience. 

Pensthorpe Natural Park is developing the new family Hootz House, a £1.25 million investment, opening summer 2015 bringing WildRootz’s adventure play the natural way indoors, with a magical natural world where children can scramble, scamper, climb and slide and have hours of fun.

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Greater Yarmouth Tourism & BIA

The new Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area (GYTBIA) launched its 2015 campaign on Tuesday, December 9 at The Boathouse, Ormesby St Margaret, to an audience of more than 200 local tourism & business professionals. 

An initial 21 projects will be funded from GYTBIA’s £304,000 marketing and events budget, financed through the Business Improvement Area (BIA) levy.

Published in Visitor Guide


Caravanning is undergoing something of a rebirth at the moment – over recent years, the popularity of static caravans has dramatically increased, with 1.7 million people making up the UK’s caravanning community and Britain’s overall Caravan industry worth a staggering £6 billion a year.