Giving Back

As a family-run, local business, we are passionate about looking after Norfolk. We sponsor several businesses, charities and non-profit organisations in the community which help make Norfolk so special. Here’s just a sample of what we do…

Wheatfen Nature Reserve

Wheatfen Nature Reserve

Wheatfen Nature Reserve, in Surlingham, is Norfolk Cottages nominated Charity. David Bellamy once said "Wheatfen Broad is, in its way, as important as Mount Everest or the giant redwood forests of North America. It is probably the best bit of fenland we have because we know so much about it”. One of Norfolk’s best kept secrets, Wheatfen nature reserve consists of largely open fen, reed beds, swallow carr and two small broads. It is a recognised Site of Special Scientific Interest, one of the last tidal marshes of the Yare Valley and a wonderful place in which to contemplate the wonders of nature. 

Today the reserve is managed by the Ted Ellis Trust who’s board, warden and volunteers work to conserve it’s fragile ecology and to keep the land and its wildlife accessible for all. The reserve is free to enter meaning the Trust relies heavily on donations for the upkeep of the wetland. Wheatfen is Norfolk Cottages chosen charity meaning everytime you book with us you have the option to donate. To date we have raised over £10,000 for the reserve and this money is used for important conservation. Projects in the past have included the dredging of Thatch Pond and the building of an educational centre at the Reserve.

To find out more about Wheatfen’s history and how Norfolk Cottages customers and homeowners can support the Ted Ellis Trust head to the blog here.

Wheatfen
Sheringham Little Theatre

Sheringham Little Theatre

We are proud sponsors of Sheringham Little Theatre. Dating back to 1958, this theatre puts on spectacular shows throughout the year. From pantomimes, to films, to cutting edge drama, to their spectacular summer rep season there is something for everyone. Even when there isn’t a show the theatre is always buzzing through its famous cafe, The Hub, run by volunteers from the local community. The theatre is located at the heart of Sheringham high street, a pretty coastal town on the North Norfolk Coast.

Sheringham Little Theatre
Proudly Norfolk

Proudly Norfolk

Proudly Norfolk is a non-profit organisation dedicated to celebrating the amazingling diverse Food and Drink industry in Norfolk. One of the three headline sponsors of the organisation, we love to encourage our owners and customers to shop local. Proudly helps visitors to the region know what is available to them and puts on fantastic events throughout the year including a Food and Drink Festival in Norwich in April.

Proudly Norfolk
Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust was founded in 1926 making it the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The Trust cares for over 50 nature reserves and other protected sites across Norfolk. As sponsors we help the Trust save Norfolk’s wildlife in the future. Many of the nature reserves can be visited and the Trust often puts on educational and fun events for all the family throughout the year.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal brings some of the biggest and most talked about plays, musicals and Operas to Norfolk. The Theatre has been in the centre of Norwich for over 250 years and is the largest theatre in the East of England. Our sponsorship helps support the work of the Theatre bringing these amazing shows to life and also supports the Theatre’s educational charity which works with thousands of local young people each year. The theatre is a non-profit organisation, reinvesting all its surplus into the Theatre’s work and the upkeep of the building

Norwich Theatre Royal
Holt Festival

Holt Festival

Holt is the home of Norfolk Cottages and we are extremely proud of the amazing group of cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and galleries that make up the destination town. Every summer we sponsor the festival, a celebration of theatre, music, art and spoken word which brings the Holt community and visitors together. Performances take place throughout the town and is a fantastic week of entertainment.

Holt Festival