Things to see & do

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Things to see and do

Guided Tours

Tours limited to pre-booked groups (min 10 people) on Wednesdays and Sundays between 10am and 2pm April - October (charges applicable including members), due to restricted access. Booking essential.

Heigham Holmes Open Day

The annual Heigham Holmes Open Day will be held on 2 August 2015. This secret island is a hidden gem in the Norfolk Broads and is home to a host of wildlife some of which is unique to the area including the Swallowtail Butterfly and the Common Crane. Enter the via a special swing bridge at Martham Ferry and enjoy a day out as a family. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor games we have on offer. Activities include kite flying, bug hunting, pond dipping, nature trails, and more. Light refreshments are available including hot drinks, cold drinks, ice cream and snacks. Come and go anytime between 11am and 4:30pm and admission is free but please note some activities provided may be chargeable. Please see events for more details.


We also run a limited number of events covering wildlife, management and history of Heigham Holmes. So if you are are not part of  a group here is your chance to explore Heigham with a Ranger.

Dont miss...

  • Lark ascending ©

    Spring fever

    Mass flowering of buttercups, skylarks sing on high and the tumbling aerial displays of lapwing.<...

  • A water vole snacking on a willow leaf © NT Morden Hall Park

    The sound of...

    The buzz of insects, the quiet chewing of a water vole and the rustle of a lizard.

  • Female Marsh harrier ©

    Summer haze

    Butterflies flutter, hobbies hawk for dragonflies, marsh harriers feed their fledglings.

  • Short eared owl on the lookout for a tasty vole ©

    Autumn skies

    Pink footed & white-fronted geese return for winter. short-eared owls & calling cranes.

Things to remember

  • Pre-booked group visits only to Heigham Holmes.
  • There are no toilets or tearoom - bring a snack if you want to.
  • It is much bigger than you think - be suited and booted for walking.
  • The weather can change suddenly so be prepared.
  • Bring binoculars and a camera - you never know what you might see.
  • Heigham is part of a working farm - we may need to adjust our walk on occasion.
  • On most events - sorry but dogs are not permitted - to reduce disturbance to livestock, wildlife and fellow visitors.