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ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS If you’re a lover of all things furry (or prickly!), get yourself down to one of these fabulous autumn events.



Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB. Tel: 01328 713111. Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th October; 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Adults (£5), children (£2.50).

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk NR13 6DZ. Tel: 01603 270449. Saturday 21st October, 11am to 3pm. Adults (£6.50), children (£3.75), concessions (£5.90).


his is an exciting chance for families to explore Holkham Park and its stunning herd of fallow and red deer on a fun-filled tractor trailer tour. You’ll learn all about the lives of the Holkham deer, with plenty of time for you to ask any questions you may have. Bring along your camera to capture some fantastic wildlife photographs of the deer in their natural habitat, and find out how their behaviour changes with the seasons. Holkham Park offers a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife, so why not see for yourself on this special safari tour?


ome along and learn how you can help the hedgehogs in your garden ahead of the chilly winter season. Hodmedod’s Hedgehog Support will be in residence at Fairhaven on Saturday 21st October, offering support to hedgehog rescuers and carers. Find out more about the plight of hedgehogs and the dangers they face, and be inspired to make a positive difference in helping to stop the decline of our prickly friends here in Norfolk. Donations of cat and dog food are always appreciated, so if you would like to help in one small way, this is a great opportunity.

LEMUR LOVE! Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE. Tel: 01953 887771. Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October, 9.30am to 5pm. Adults (£20.85), children (£15.40), senior citizens (£19).


et into the carnival spirit, as Banham Zoo goes loopy for lemurs as part of the World Lemur Festival. Get up close and personal with the charismatic but endangered lemurs of Madagascar in the Lemur Encounters walk-through enclosure, home to a troop of Madagascar’s most recognised inhabitants, the ring-tailed lemur, as well as some of its most noisiest, the red ruffed lemurs. And don’t forget to stop off at the activities and education centre to learn more about these beautiful, furry creatures.


Issue 59

Norfolk on My Mind - Autumn 2017  
Norfolk on My Mind - Autumn 2017  

The Autumn 2017 edition of Norfolk on My Mind Magazine. Cover all of North Norfolk, including Holt, Burnham Market, Sherringham, Cromer, Fak...