Tulips for Tapping Returns in 2023

Tulips for Tapping Returns in 2023
Photo: Ian Burt

A rare opportunity to visit the working tulip fields

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House and tulip grower Mark Eves of Belmont Nurseries are thrilled to announce the return of Tulips for Tapping once again this Spring. The unique event, which will take place from Thursday 27th April to Monday 8th May (closed Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May) is a rare chance to visit and walk through working tulip fields, taking advantage of special photo opportunities and enjoying a day out unlike any other in the country.

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 3.15pm. Adult admission is just £5 each, children (aged 5 to 17) are £3 each and under 5s are free. There will also be a special late afternoon/early evening opening on Thursday 4th May where the last entry will be 5.45pm.

Norfolk Hospice Tapping House invites everyone to come and join in this wonderful celebration of the tulip season. All proceeds will go towards the Hospice which provides vital services in the local community offering free care, comfort and compassion for people who are living with a life limiting illness, whilst also providing support for their families and friends.

Nicola Ellis, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice said “This year’s Tulips for Tapping event promises to be fantastic. The tulip fields are a spectacular sight and with local traders selling food and refreshments, it really is something a bit different for people to enjoy. We hope people will support the event as all proceeds will go towards the crucial services the fantastic teams at the Hospice provide.”

To ensure entry, tickets must be pre-booked in advance, online at norfolkhospice.org.uk. Tickets go on sale on Monday 17th April at 10am. There will be local traders selling food and refreshments, toilet facilities, free parking, and a stall selling merchandise at the event.

Nicola added: “We are so grateful for the support of the local community and we hope that by organising events such as Tulips for Tapping we are able to provide people with unique experiences, while fundraising for the Hospice at the same time. I would especially like to thank the team at Norfolk Tulips, Michael Rae and Roydon Hall Farms.”

Dogs and drones are strictly forbidden on the fields, and wheelchair and pram use is discouraged due to uneven terrain. Please also note that the site is a no-smoking zone. The terrain is uneven and can be either muddy or dusty according to weather conditions - please bear this in mind before you visit and ensure you wear appropriate footwear.

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

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