Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Fairhaven Green Festival andNorfolk Broads Green Boat Show Combine – June 22

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden's Green Festival has joined forces with the Norfolk Broads Green Boat and Tourism Show to stage an action packed day of entertainment and fun environmental activities on land and afloat on Sunday, June 22.

The Green Festival and Green Boat Show at Fairhaven Garden, South Walsham, supported by NorfolkBroads.com, will run from 10am to 5pm. Normal entry charges apply on the day: adult £6.10, concessions £5.60 and child £3.60 (under 5 free).

Entertainment includes music from 9 out of 10 cats reduced, The He Hews and St Edmund's Youth Orchestra, The Pedants Revolt Morris Dancers and Stevie Spud’s circus skills workshop.

Pedant's Revolt Morris Dancers
Rutland Pedalcraft, Nancy Oldfield Trust (sailing for visitors with disabilities), Free Spirit Canoe Tours, Broadland Cycle Hire, Burnt Fen Alpacas, Compassion in World Farming, Green Home Energy Solutions, Hallswood Animal Sanctuary, Happy Bee Company, Home Grown Revolution, Master Composters/Gardeners, Norfolk Hedge Baskets, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB, The Broads Society, The English Shepherd's Hut, The North Walsham Dilham Canal Trust and Norfolkbroads.com have all booked to attend with more exhibitors to be confirmed in the run up to the event.

Green Boat Show 2013
The Green Boat Show, which has been running since the early 1990s and claims to be the longest running show of its kind in the UK, has moved from Salhouse Broad. Peter Howe one of the organisers said: “Combining the Green Boat Show with the Green Festival will make a bigger, better and more interesting event. The facilities on Fairhaven’s private broad are ideal for demonstrating the advantages of quiet, low-impact boating. Together with the exhibits, food stalls, demonstrations and entertainment in the garden, the event will be a great family day out.”

Louise Rout, Manager Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden said: “Our Green Festival has been a firm family favourite for the last 15 years. It’s a fun event with lots of hands-on activities and promotes business and charities with a ‘green’ focus. Green boating naturally complements our activities on dry land. Our visitors are going to enjoy getting out on the broad in the canoes, dinghies and other environmentally friendly craft.”

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden. Mobility scooters are available. Nancy Oldfield Trust will be providing sailing opportunities for visitors with disabilities on June 22. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance.

Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

Exhibitors who wish to book in their water or land based activity should contact Sue Telford, bookings@fairhavengarden.co.uk.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, tel. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.