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  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards
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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information



Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden


130 acres of ancient woodland with over 3.5 miles of paths. We have a tearoom, gift shop, bird hide, children's nature trail and plant sales area. We also have a programme of events all year round - details can be found on our website.

Visit in the spring to see the UK's finest collection of Candelabra Primulas as well as bluebells, camellia's and wood anemones. Summer brings Hygrangeas, Philadelphus and many wild flowers. Migrant birds and other wildlife come to the garden in the autumn, and there are many varieties of fungi and toadstools. Winter walks are great for spotting King Fishers, Deer and Otters.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards - Sustainable Tourism. Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Awad. Berry Savory Tourism Award - Excellence in Tourism. Part of WTGNN & NTAA & Norfolk Tourism Forum.

Opening details

We are open all year round except Christmas Day.
Late opening on Wednesday evenings during May, June, July and August until 9pm.


Our prices are adults £6.50, concessions £5.90 and children £3.75. dogs are still 25p and under 5's are free.

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 31 Oct Halloween
Thu 8 Dec Christmas Ghost Evening
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Father Christmas
Wed 14 Dec Wreath Workshop
Sat 17 Dec Wreath Workshop
Mon 26 Dec Boxing Day Walk


School Road,
South Walsham,
NR13 6DZ



See location of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 368133  Lat: 52.66604 Long: 1.50154

By Road:
Sign posted on A47 at B1140 junction. We are opposite South Walsham Village hall and Fairhaven Primary School.

By Public Transport:
There is no direct public transport route to Fairhaven Gardens from Wroxham and Hoveton. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards - Sustainable Tourism. Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Awad. Berry Savory Tourism Award - Excellence in Tourism. Part of WTGNN & NTAA & Norfolk Tourism Forum.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Full access by wheelchair to all facilities, including gardens. Mobility scooters advised, hire available please ask for more details. Hearing loop-in facilities and some Braille information points in garden.