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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, England
+44 1603 270449
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Idyllic

Wonderful place to wander through spotting lovely birds and butterflies and up to broad were you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
theneen22
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Was ok but at £6.85 to walk round a woodlands was a bit pricey. Had a lovely boat trip which is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tinanewbury17
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Luton, 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. 2017 Entry prices: Adults £6.75, Concessions £6.15, Children £3.85, Dogs 25p. 2017 Boat trip prices: 20 minute Broads trip, Adults £3.75, Children £2.75, Dogs 50p each (only two dogs per trip permitted). St Benet's Abbey trip, Adults £6.75, Children £4.75, Dogs £1 each (only two dogs per trip permitted.)
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, England
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+44 1603 270449
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful place to wander through spotting lovely birds and butterflies and up to broad were you can take a boat trip, only negative for me was cafe prices rather steep

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was ok but at £6.85 to walk round a woodlands was a bit pricey. Had a lovely boat trip which is extra but well worth it. Loads of different walks. Cafe exspensive for drinks. Had 2 small cartons of juice small bottle of water and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely garden with its own Broad where it is possible to take a boat trip. It's a long walk so pre book a mobility scooter if walking is a problem.Accessible walkways enable you to get into this watery world. Good cafe and shop.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of unusual plants and walkways To help you get around the dikes. There is a boat trip around the private broad which is a nice inexpensive addition to the day.

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

Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed exploring the garden and taking the boat trip round our private broad. Thank you Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful place to while away a couple of hours with beautiful woodland walks beside channels of water full of impressive plants. We saw and heard lots of birds and whilst on the boat ride on the private broad we were lucky enough to...More

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

Dear Lucy Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the garden, including 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 via mobile

Visited on a lovely June day during the week. The car parking is free and entrance fee is reasonable, because we decided to have the day there we also booked the 50 minute boat trip which was excellent being a small launch seating only 12...More

1  Thank williamwalker890
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Paul D, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mr Walker Thank you very much for your review, which is much appreciated. I am so pleased that you enjoyed visiting the garden and taking the boat trip to St Benet's Abbey. Thank you Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to walk. Saw lots of wildlife and beautiful flowers and trees. The boat trip was lovely along the Broads. Good value for entry fee and boat. The cafe is reasonable and good food. A lovely place to visit.

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

Dear Rose Thank you very much for your review and kind comments about the garden, boat trip and cafe. Paul Fairhaven Garden

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the signpost to Fairhaven on our way to Wroxham so on the way back came off course a bit to visit. Having been not too sure what to expect I have to say we were absolutely thrilled with what we had found. Beautiful...More

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good trail for kids to follow. Lovely scenery. Boat trip a worthwhile addition. Look out for the otters.

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place. The walk is a magical route around beautiful flora of all types. The 50 minute boat trip is well worth the money. Even the cafe is good. The but is the poor welcome from the pay desk, no introduction to...More

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

Dear Richard Thank you very much for your review and your feedback about visitor reception. I am glad that you enjoyed visiting the garden and taking the boat trip. 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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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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