Norfolk site begins offering wine tours and Fawlty Towers experience

A study center nestled on the Norfolk Broads and known for welcoming school children is expanding its offer of courses and adult stays.

How Hill, based in Ludham, is expanding its adult residential offering, such as breaks based on a Fawlty Towers experience, puddings, Norfolk at war and an appreciation of county beer and wine.

The 2023 breaks will provide a vital source of income for the center and will follow major improvement works made in recent months.

Eastern Daily Press: How Hill is expanding its adult offeringHow Hill is expanding its adult offering (Picture: Comment Hill)

Earlier this year, How Hill completed an £180,000 project to revamp its bedrooms and create en-suite bathrooms.

Director Simon Partridge said: ‘Our improvements to the house mean we can accommodate more courses for adults, offering a wider range of subjects, all year round at weekends and when the children are on holiday. school.

“These courses are a vital source of income for us – but they’re also great fun, and we get great feedback from people about the events and facilities we now offer.”

The new 2023 program of adult events and residential courses includes several new additions, including a long weekend (September 14-17) to immerse yourself in Norfolk at war, with visits to military and aviation museums locals and hopefully a chance to dress up at the North Norfolk 1940s Rail Weekend.

Eastern Daily Press: Youngsters having fun at How Hill eventYoung people having fun at a How Hill event (Picture: Comment Hill)

Other new features include a Grain and Grape Tour (July 26-29) which takes guests to breweries, a distillery and a vineyard and a Fawlty Towers Night (August 11) with a three-course dinner hosted by the own central Basil.

Eastern Daily Press: The Cast of Fawlty Towers (LR) Prunella Scales as Sybil, John Cleese as Basil, Connie Booth as Polly and Andrew Sachs as Manuel.  (Photo: PA Wire)The cast of Fawlty Towers (LR) Prunella Scales as Sybil, John Cleese as Basil, Connie Booth as Polly and Andrew Sachs as Manuel. (Photo: PA Wire)

All courses include full board, transportation and all registration fees and materials. Overnight visitors can now also stay in a bed and breakfast. Friends of How Hill get a 10pc discount on lessons.

The improvement works were carried out during the last months of The Covid restrictions that had interrupted boarding school visits.

Eastern Daily Press: A flashback to How Hill director Simon Partridge in one of the bedrooms being refurbished.A flashback to How Hill director Simon Partridge in one of the bedrooms being refurbished. (Picture: Comment Hill)

The project was supported by grants and was partly funded by money left to the trust in 2017 by Mulbarton schoolteacher Diane Robinson, who regularly took children to How Hill.

To find out more about How Hill courses and work, visit howhilltrust.org.uk

Adult breaks

Some of the adult breaks in 2023 include:

Pudding Night – light meal with four delicious desserts – February 10 and December 1

Garden Tour hosted by the director – April 11 and 13

Italian Evening – three-course Italian meal – April 14

Spring Birds – led by ornithologist Sue Gough – April 21-23

Norfolk Gardens – guided tours of rarely open gardens – 30 May to 2 June

Butterflies of the Broads – looking for Broadland butterflies on foot and by boat – June 9-11

Grain and Grape in Norfolk – discovering locally made beer, gin and wine – July 26-29

Churches – discovery of local historic churches – from August 1 to 4

Fawlty Towers – dining and merriment with Basil – August 11

Wherry Experience – flagship sailing course and crew of iconic Broads boats – 21-25 August

Norfolk at War – military museum tours and a 1940s weekend tour – September 14-17

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