Things to do


Situated in the heart of the Bure Valley, Norfolk, Birds Place Farm is surrounded by a plethora of things to do. Whether you enjoy peaceful walks through the beautiful English countryside, a day at the beach or something more adventurous – there’s something for everyone. Norfolk County Council provides plenty of ideas if you’re looking for something in particular.

Local Walks

There’s plenty of things to look at and do within walking distance. A short walk will see you find yourself at Buxton Mill, situated on the upper River Bure. Equally close by is the Bure Valley Railway. Running alongside the railway, you’ll find a quaint footpath that follows its journey from Aylsham to Wroxham. There’s also plenty of other footpaths nearby, such as the Marriotts Way and Weavers Way.

Local Attractions

For the steam enthusiasts Norfolk has more full gauge and narrow gauge steam railways than any other county.

The Bure Valley Railway runs from Aylsham to Wroxham, through the village of Buxton, the train stop is less than ten minutes walk from the farm.
Sheringham is home to the The North Norfolk Railway, a full size steam railway running through to Holt on the old M&GN line.
Dereham houses the main station of the Mid Norfolk Railway, which runs old and preserved BR diesel stock through to Wymondham.

The Medieval City of Norwich is a mere 10 miles away. There are numerous Museums in Norwich, one of the most famous and popular being Norwich Castle, boasting a complete Norman Keep.

At Wroxham you can shop or browse for hours at Roys of Wroxham , the largest village store in the world, or take a leisurely cruise on the broads aboard one of the large passenger boats.

Norfolk has many magnificent historic stately homes.
Blickling Hall with its beautiful lake, gardens and park just seven miles away.
North Norfolk’s Holkham Hall, home to the Earls of Leicester and the Coke family is a must visit when you stay in Norfolk. The vast deer park there is spectacular. Holkham beach is truly breathtaking, probably one of the finest beaches in the country.
Wolterton and Mannington Halls are both within a 20 minute drive.
Felbrigg Hall is about 30 mins away, near the Victorian seaside resort of Cromer.

For the fishing enthusiast there are many coarse fishing lakes in the area, as well as many free fishing opportunities on the broads. Please note, however, that the fishing rights on the River Bure in Buxton are privately owned.

Further afield, (within an hours drive) we have Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre PrioryCastle Rising CastleThe Muckleburgh Collection near Weybourne on the North Coast, a museum containing tanks and guns from the Wars, many of which are fully operational.

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are an idyllic network waterways, rivers and broads situated only a short 10 minute drive away. As one of the UK’s 15 National Parks, the Broads is home to beautiful landscape, diverse wildlife and important cultural heritage. visit https://www.visitthebroads.co.uk/ for more info.

The Coast

Norfolk has miles upon miles of sandy beaches, some just a few miles from Buxton.
Sheringham and Cromer are two of the most popular seaside resorts in Norfolk, the former hosting a popular market on Saturday mornings, and the latter more recently known for its Banksy artwork.
Great Yarmouth (40-50 minutes away) has its famous Golden Mile of soft sand and dunes, along with its Pleasure Beach, boasting the oldest wooden roller coaster in the country (c1930).



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