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.

How To Sail A Wherry

    Wherries were once a common sight on the Broads, but now only eight of these iconic boats remain. This enjoyable and relaxing holiday offers an opportunity to sail the pleasure wherry Hathor. After practical demonstrations and training, you can help raise and lower the sail and mast, assist with mooring and quanting and, of course, take the helm. Or if that sounds too energetic you can always let the crew take care of the hard work while you enjoy the view with tea and cake. The price includes full board accommodation, all sailings and illustrated evening talks.

    £425 per person

    Heritage Open Day

      A rare opportunity to explore all the nooks and crannies of How Hill House. Fascinating guided tours with the Trust’s Director will run throughout the day and the gardens and tearoom will be open .

      Booking essential.

      Free of charge

      Weekend Yoga Retreat


        Retreat from your everyday life with a weekend of yoga and relaxation at How Hill House.
        Local yoga teacher Hester Clack will return again in 2019 to lead enjoyable and varied yoga sessions, suitable for all levels. Hester teaches Hatha / Iyengar style yoga with Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and some meditation. Delicious home cooked meals and own bedroom.

        For more information and to book please see or contact Hester directly at

        £285 per person (£85 deposit)

        Craft Fair


          A large range of local craft stalls and demonstrations. Gardens open. Orienteering activity and dyke dipping for children. Homemade cakes, refreshments and light lunches available throughout the day.

          £3 per adult, children and Friends of How Hill free.
          No booking necessary

          Pudding Evening – FULLY BOOKED

            Join us for a light savoury course of soup and rolls followed by four seasonal homemade puddings with lashings of custard and cream.

            £17.50 per person

            Walking Weekend

              Get out and about in the peaceful autumn landscape of the Norfolk Broads. Guided walks will lead you along country lanes and quiet paths beside deserted rivers where the only sounds are from the geese flying overhead and the wind whispering through the reed beds (or you chatting to the nice people you’ve just met on this holiday!). Walks will be 5/6 miles. The price includes full board accommodation, evening talks and a boat trip.

              £200 per person

              Christmas Starts Here – FULLY BOOKED

                Get in the mood for Christmas with this creative short break. Activities include wreath making, Christmas card printing, willow crafts, table dressing and visiting a holly grower. The full board accommodation will include a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and festive evening talks.

                £225 per person

                Christmas Carol Concert

                  Christmas carols, festive readings, complimentary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. Come and see the house decked out in all its Christmas finery.

                  £10 per person

                  Christmas Carol Concert

                    Christmas carols, festive readings, complimentary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. Come and see the house decked out in all its Christmas finery.

                    £10 per person

                    Winter Birds


                      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 minibus transport 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.

                      £375 per person, all inclusive.