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Norfolk’s beautiful Broads named among top 50 family-friendly destinations worldwide

The tranquil waterways, stunning landscapes, dazzling wildlife and rich history of the Norfolk Broads has long made them a favourite with visitors.

But the peaceful wetland has now been recognised as one of the leading destinations in the world, after being voted as one of the top family-friendly holiday hotspots in a nationwide poll.

The Broads have made it into a rollcall of the 50 best child-friendly destinations across the globe, coming in above Nice, St Tropez, Rome, Tuscany and New York.

It also pipped the Caribbean, Barcelona and Los Angeles to a higher position in the poll, commissioned by Holidaylettings.co.uk.

Chris Haycock, park manager at Clippesby Hall, hailed the Broads as family friendly and thought the fact it catered to all ages was among the qualities that made it so popular.

 

via Norfolk’s beautiful Broads named among top 50 family-friendly destinations worldwide – News – Anglia Afloat.

 

That’s tasty! Showcase for fine South Norfolk flavours – Eating Out or Eating In

At Bressingham Steam and Gardens on Friday, South Norfolk Flavours 2014 showcased the wealth of local food-producing talent the area boasts and gave buyers from the hospitality, catering, retail and tourism industries the chance to meet suppliers in one place and find exciting new tastes to tantalise their own customers.

Martin Wilby, deputy leader of South Norfolk Council which supported the event, said: “The idea behind the project is all about making it easy for food and drink buyers keen to meet local producers and sample their goods. Being able to get together in one place will make it much easier for buyers who are looking to source locally in such a diverse market.

“This event supports the work that we are already undertaking with our partners to ensure that our market towns are in the best shape possible to attract shoppers, tourists and businesses, now and in the future.”

At an event aimed to recognise the vital role that the local food industry plays in Norfolk’s economy and celebrate the bountiful produce that is made in one of the county’s largest regions it would have seemed churlish not to join in with an open mind (and mouth).

South Norfolk Local Flavours Event at Bressingham. Mark Ford from Big Skies Food Co.

Photographer Simon ‘Hollow Legs’ Finlay and I took a culinary tour of the exhibition hall at Bressingham, starting with a business based in Bressingham itself, Hodmedod, which sources British beans and peas and is the only company in the country which produces British baked beans in addition to dried pulises, dhal and a range of canned bean and pea products.

Founded in 2012 by Nick Saltmarsh, Josiah Meldrum and William Hudson, the company sells British-grown beans – split and whole fava beans – and peas – Kabuki marrowfat, black badger, yellow, large blue, split green and split yellow.

“For years, the British have grown beans and exported them – we thought that was a waste, so we use our British beans and peas and make wonderful products from them,” said Mr Hudson, offering Simon and I some roasted fava beans (like healthier peanuts – ridiculously moreish).

Find out more about Hodmedod at www.hodmedods.co.uk.

via That’s tasty! Showcase for fine South Norfolk flavours – Eating Out or Eating In – Eastern Daily Press.