It’s the time of year, when we have to say goodbye to the warm weather, long evenings and summer clothes. It’s the time of year, when we start lighting fires, dusting off the hot water bottles and checking the radiators don’t need bleeding. And, it’s the time of year when everyone is starting to think and plan Christmas without anyone actually wanting to admit it.
It’s also the time of year, for a lot of people to use up any spare holiday they might have left, which is where we come in. Obviously, The Grove is great value throughout the year, but we do lower our rates in the winter in order to entice people to spend time on the Norfolk coast, as if you needed any enticement. And what’s more, there is plenty to do.
For those who are still determined that the C word should not be mentioned until well into December, you can spy on the largest seal colony in the country, which started pupping this week before settling down in front of a roaring fire in some of the county’s wonderful cosy pubs. For those more interested in embracing the spirit of spend, there are festive markets in Norwich Cathedral on December 1st, Holt Fayre on 24th and 25th November and Holkham Festive Food Fest on 15th and 16th December. And for those wishing to be dazzled, the lights go on in Holt on 14th November, Norwich on 15th November and Cromer on 1st December (we never like to be hurried). The 1st December is also when Blickling starts to host its Christmas light show; not to be missed.
And finally, for those wishing to be entertained in a style of truly British kitsch fun, there is Norfolk’s huge Christmas spectacle in Thursford, throughout November and December, and, of course, Cromer’s very own end of the pier Christmas show, which starts 24th November with all the glitz and pizazz of Britain’s Got Talent on waves, but a bit more polished, this year’s stars include Ollie Day and “King of Cool”, Mark James. The show is always an absolutely wonderful tribute to variety and is not to be missed.
And last but not least, don’t forget our own little effort of The Grove Christmas carol concert on 21st December outside The Grove enjoying some mulled wine, mince pies and a sing-a-long to raise money for the RNLI.
So, if you fancy taking advantage of our lower winter rates, or our fantastic offers, for example, our Pamper Package, which includes dinner, bed and breakfast for two, and a massage for one for £210, then just get in touch.