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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, England
+44 1603 270449
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Nice place, somewhat disappointing

We had such a lovely day here, the walks were great and we couldn’t fault the boat trip. However, I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clolabo
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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Brilliant day out with the grandchildren

We have been before to enjoy the gardens and lakeside, took the grandchildren today, there was an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
norfolkgirl2018
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North Walsham, United Kingdom
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Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful day out away from the hustle and bustle in our 130 acre organic woodland garden with our exclusive broad. Wander the 3 miles of fully-accessible paths, take a trip on our boat Primrose then enjoy a cream tea or light lunch in our eco-tearoom before browsing around our giftshop. Open all year round except Christmas day Fairhaven is a garden for all seasons whether you visit us in Spring to see the spectacular primula display, in Summer to enjoy our events, in Autumn to appreciate the amazing autumnal colour or Winter to view the wildlife. 2018 Entry prices: Adults £6.85, Concessions £6.60, Children £3.95, Dogs 25p. 2018 Boat trip prices: 20 minute Broads trip, Adults £3.85, Children £2.80, Dogs 50p each (only two dogs per trip permitted). St Benet's Abbey trip, Adults £6.95, Children £4.85, Dogs £1 each (only two dogs per trip permitted.)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had such a lovely day here, the walks were great and we couldn’t fault the boat trip. However, I don’t think it’s worth the money they charge. We paid close to £50 for 5 of us and there wasn’t much on offer for the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been before to enjoy the gardens and lakeside, took the grandchildren today, there was an area down by the lake set up with crafting ideas for the children, the volunteers were so helpful and friendly the children loved it, also face painting available,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here during a stay in Edingthorpe and loved it. Took our dog Max who was loving exploring - only thing that stopped our visit early was when he was either bitten or stung by something on his paw so we had to leave earlier...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, including the hydrangeas, and am sorry to hear that Max was stung on his paw. Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving through Wroxham and not been able to get parked we stumbled upon this little gem of a place! Lovely walks and good food at reasonable prices in the cafe. Followed by a 50min boat trip on the broads out to the abbey, Overall...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Adam Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I am so pleased that you found us and enjoyed your visits to the garden and tearoom, along with the boat trip to St Benet's Abbey. Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little sanctuary and the entrance fee is reasonable although you could get the same sights and sounds free anywhere on the Broads. Unfortunately our trip was let down buy the rip off prices in the cafe. I had a cheese and...More

Thank Allan T
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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Allan Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I am pleased that you enjoyed visiting the garden and taking the wildlife canoe trail. There are also evening canoe paddles on Wednesdays until the end of August. Thank you also for the feedback...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m wondering why I’ve not discovered this place sooner!! It really is such a lovely day out and appeals to young and old alike it also represents really good value for money. Highlights for me:- - Gorgeous gardens so well maintained just stunning well worth...More

Thank Amanda F
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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Amanda Thank you so much for your review and recommendations. I am very pleased that you and your children enjoyed their visit and are keen to return. Thank you also for your kind words about our staff working on the Wildlife Wednesday activity. Paul...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walks around the woods and water gardens. Topped off by a boat trip around South Walsham Broad or a longer one to St Benets Abbey. The boat operator was s joy and gave a running commentary as we passed places of interest and various...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendations. I am so pleased that you enjoyed exploring the garden and taking the boat trip. Thank you also for your kind comment about our boat skipper. Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice walk round/through woodland to a broad and back. It had a couple of bridges or shortish board walks and the remnants of some ornamental planting either naturalised (lovely) or over-run by weeds (I understand it must be very hard to maintain...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about the Second Lord Fairhaven. We follow the gardening practices of Lord Fairhaven. Fairhaven is a natural garden with ancient woodland and is gardened organically. There are more than 3.5 miles of footpaths, along...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a horrible experience thanks to your belligerent boat driver who singled us out the moment we got there. Your offices over booked the St Bennett’s Abbey tour and boat ride and your boat driver had the nastiest possible attitude towards us. While I...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. I fully apologise for your very disappointing visit to Fairhaven Garden. The overbooking of the boat trip was entirely our fault. It was up to us to resolve the situation for our visitors. Our skipper should not have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fairhaven on a blisteringly hot day during the recent heatwave - and what a glorious oasis it was! Beautiful woodland walks with vistas of South Walshem Broad and charming shady inlets into the woods. The boat trip was fun and the cafe was...More

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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paul Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. I am very pleased that you enjoyed exploring the garden, taking the boat trip and visiting the tearoom. Thank you Paul Fairhaven Garden

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mick1942606
13 July 2017|
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Response from Pink_Primula | Property representative |
Our 2017 Admission prices are; Inc. donation (Not inc. donation) Adults £6.75 (£6.14) Concs £6.15 (£5.59) Child £3.85 (£3.50) U 5's... More
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clairestapley
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Response from Paul D | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leads are very welcome and water/drinking bowls are provided. There is a small charge for dogs (25p) to cover the cost of a poop scoop.
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