Monday, 6 February 2017

Star Night at Fairhaven Garden, Norfolk Broads

The Milky Way above Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk: Shaun Reynolds
It’s Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 7pm.  Telescopes will be set up for viewing the night sky. The evening is being run in partnership with Norwich Astronomical Society.

Do bring your own telescope and wrap up warm, but no torches as they destroy night vision. The evening also includes an illustrated talk from Shaun Reynolds ‘In search of the Milky Way’, a guide to where, when and how to look for the majestic Milky Way, together with photographing it around Norfolk, Suffolk and the UK's incredible coast.

Star Night entry is £3.50 adult, £2 child. Hot snacks, teas and coffees served in the tearoom from 7pm.

Also at half term Fairhaven is running family activities in the garden: Signs of Spring Week and Design a Den Week. Both are from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February, 10am to 4pm daily, and are included in the entry charge: adult £6.50, concessions £5.90, children £3.75 (under 5 free).

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. Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and boat trips (April to October, additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.