There’s a packed programme of Family Events at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, Norfolk Broads, in August, with weekly Wildlife Wednesdays, Robin Hood’s Lost Adventure and the annual Fairhaven Dog Day and Dog Show, along with an evening Forest Adventure and RSPB Butterfly Day.
|Robin Hood's Lost Adventure, 24 August|
RSPB Butterfly Day, Tuesday, August 5, 11am to 3pm. Make butterfly feeders for your garden and butterfly art, then follow the butterfly quiz trail. Included in garden entry charge.
Wildlife Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11am to 3pm. Fun family wildlife activities in the woodland garden. Included in garden entry charge.
Children’s Day – Robin Hood’s Lost Adventure, Sunday, August 24, 11am to 3pm. Family theatre of thrills, fight injustice with Robin, shout boo at the Sheriff of Nottingham and solve the mystery of an ancient, medieval alien invasion. Theatre and craft workshops, magic making and much more. Performances at 11.30am and 1.30pm with free workshops. Included in garden entry charge.
Forest Night Adventure, Saturday, August 30, 8pm to 10pm. Experience the magic of the woodland garden at night with Jon Tyler of Wildforwoods leading an evening adventure of astronomy, wildlife and sensory discovery – rounded off with just a touch of night magic. Ticket £8 adult and £5 child. Age 8+. Booking essential. Sorry no dogs allowed at this event.
|Fairhaven Dog Day, 31 August|
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
The garden is open daily all year 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day and closes 4pm during the winter), also open Wednesdays until 9pm from May to the end of August. Entry is £6.10 adult, £5.60 concessions and £3.60 child (under 5 free). Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.
There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and boat trips (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.
Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.