Events at How Hill
Please call 01692 678555 to book any of the How Hill Trust events listed on this page.
The Friends of How Hill also organise events. For Friends events click here.
Friends of How Hill Craft Fair
£3 per adult, children and Friends of How Hill free.
A huge range of local craft stalls and demonstrations.
Dyke dipping for children, gardens open with a fun orienteering activity. Homemade cakes, refreshments and light lunches available throughout the day.
Exhibitors include: Polly Plowman – Button collection; Rob Dunster – Potter, Kit Calladine – Print maker, Fiona Johnson – Silversmith, Paul Williams – Woodcraft, Alison Bradnock – Printmaker, Anne Nickerson – Textile artist, Sue Andrews – Basketmaker, Margaret Fletcher – Beader, Avril Bird – Stained Glass, Cindy Cogan – Books embroidery, June Spit – Embroiderer, Tina & Nina – Fabrics and patchwork, Della Ames – Cards and paintings, Anna Ovenden – Glass beads, Emma Riley – Painted furniture and cards, John & Bron – Woodturning demonstration, Clair Goodman – Potter demonstration, Ray Milsom – Bird houses and tables, Anne Filgate – Cards and paintings, Simon Camp, Katherinr Womack – Metalwork, Ros Wilson – Cards, paintings and textiles, Spinning and weaving demonstrations and products, Esme – Knitted items.
Pudding Evening – FULLY BOOKED
Join us for a light savoury course (soup and rolls) followed by four seasonal homemade puddings with lashings of custard and cream.
£15 per person
Christmas Carol Concert
Come and see the house fully decked out in Christmas finery.
Arrive from 6.30pm for complementary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. At 7pm the Norwich Singers will begin their performance of Christmas carols and festive readings.
Hot and cold drinks will be available for sale during the interval.
£10 per person
Winter Birds Break
Treat yourself to a wonderful birdwatching holiday and help to support this unique educational charity.
Give yourself something to look forward to after Christmas with this enjoyable winter break, suitable for all bird lovers. Whether we have piercing blue skies, wintery showers or atmospheric mists our guided birdwatching expeditions are sure to be memorable. Bring your stout boots, binoculars and cameras and prepare for bracing walks (with a choice of distances) and warming lunches in local hostelries. The price includes full board accommodation: hearty home-made meals with full English breakfasts and puddings to stick to your ribs; all transport in a luxury minibus and illustrated evening talks. How Hill House is wonderfully cosy in winter and sunset views over the marshes can be spectacular.
The exact itinerary will depend on weather and bird sightings, but past holidays have included:
Buckenham Marshes – for Bean Geese, Wigeon and a plethora of other wildfowl, Peregrine Falcon plus an impressive Corvid roost.
Horsey/Waxham/Sea Palling – the coast provides an excellent opportunity to see a variety of species, from Snow Bunting to Divers.
Stubb Mill at Hickling – a raptor roost with Marsh/Hen Harriers and Merlins; Owls, Cranes and the occasional Glossy Ibis.
Breydon Water NNR – an estuary habitat excellent for waders.
Barton Broad and the River Ant aboard our boats with coffee and cake for sustenance – wintering ducks, Divers, and fingers crossed for Bittern
St Benet’s Abbey – all three species of swan, wintering wildfowl and raptors.