Tulips for Tapping is returning in 2024

Tulips for Tapping is returning in 2024

A great opportunity to celebrate the start of Spring by visiting a working tulip field.

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House and tulip grower Mark Eves of Norfolk Tulips are thrilled to announce the return of Tulips for Tapping again this Spring. This will be the fourth year this unique event has taken place and will run from Thursday 18th April to Monday 29th April 2024 (closed Tuesday 23rd April and Wednesday 24th April). The event is a rare chance to celebrate the start of Spring by visiting and walking through working tulip fields, taking advantage of special photo opportunities and enjoying a day out in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

The tulip fields are located just off the A148, close to the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn. The exact location will be given to ticket holders at the time of purchase. Tickets will be for 45 minute slots with first entry at 10am and last entry at 3.30pm. Adult admission is £7.50 each, children (aged 5 to 17) are £5.00 each and under 5s are free. This year we are offering three late evenings, where we will be open from 10am and last entry will be 7pm (Friday 19th April, Thursday 25th April and Friday 26th April). This year there will be a parking charge of £2.00 per car which will cover the cost incurred by The Norfolk Hospice to rent the land for the car park. Please note, there is no public transport or walking access to the event; all attendees must travel to the event by car or taxi.

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House invites everyone to come and enjoy the breath-taking display of colour and celebration of the tulip season. While there is a small price increase for tickets this year, the price is reflective of the cost to run this event and is benchmarked against similar events which run throughout the UK. Tulips for Tapping continues to be a great opportunity to experience the stunning display of colour and beauty the tulip fields offer, with all proceeds going directly to the Hospice. The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House provides vital services in the local community offering free care, comfort and compassion for people who are living with a life limiting condition, whilst also providing support for their families and friends.

Nicola Ellis, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House said “We are delighted to be opening the tulip fields for another incredible event. Each year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the visitors, who come from near and far, to see the splendid sight of the tulips in full bloom.

As a charity providing free end of life care to people in West Norfolk we are reliant on the income that events such as this generate. With our annual care services running in excess of £3.25 million a year, we welcome the opportunity to invite people to share in such a wonderful experience whilst contributing to such a great cause.

I would especially like to thank the team at Norfolk Tulips, Michael Rae and Roydon Hall Farms for making this event happen once again in 2024.”

To ensure entry, tickets must be pre-booked in advance, online at www.norfolkhospice.org.uk. Tickets go on sale on Monday 8th April at 10am. There will be local traders selling food and refreshments, toilet facilities, parking and a stall selling merchandise at the event.

Dogs and drones are strictly forbidden on the fields. While those using wheelchairs and buggies are wholeheartedly welcomed at the fields, we would ask that users be aware that conditions on the day are wholly dependent upon the weather. The terrain will be uneven and can be muddy or dusty; please bear this in mind before you visit and ensure you wear appropriate footwear. Please note the site is a no-smoking zone.

For further information, please visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk or contact The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House on 01485 601 701.

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