Things to do in September

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September is upon us and with it the comforting return of misty mornings, reddening leaves and quieter waterways. But the beginning of autumn doesn’t mean that events are slowing up in the Broads, in fact there are loads of events to take part in this September so check out the Visit the Broads website for everything from wherry trips to kayak safaris…

Heritage Open Day (8 - 9 September)

How hill house
Explore How Hill House during this year's Heritage Open Days

An opportunity to discover the Boardman House at How Hill as it is rarely seen with a guided tour through its halls and corridors. Tours will be taken by the How Hill Trust director.

Doggy Day Out (9 September)

This outside event at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens will celebrate all things wet-nosed and four-pawed. With a fun dog show, agility, demonstrations, doggy stalls, food and drink and lots of games for you and your hound, it’s sure to be fabulous day out.

Autumn Bat Walk (11 September)

Common Pipistrelle © hugh clark-batconservation
Common Pipistrelle © Hugh Clark/

Discover the bats at Hoveton Great Broad sequestered away in an area only accessible by boat. Here you will have an opportunity to uncover the bats of the Broads with the help of bat detectors and an expert bat specialist. Make sure that you bring a torch and warm clothes!

Yoga and fire in the woods (22 September)

Stare into the flames and let go of what is holding you back at Whitlingham Country Park. This yoga and fire in the wood event encourages attendees to write down the things which they feel are holding them back before feeding them to the flames to start a new beginning.

Art in the attic and on the easel (22 September)

Art in the attic and on the easel
Pick up a bargain at art in the attic and on the easel

An opportunity to buy and sell unwanted paintings should they be painted by the seller or something which has been gathering dust in the attic for too long. St Catherine’s Church in Ludham makes the perfect gallery for showcasing these wares.

Capturing the seasons (29 September)

Create your own naturalist’s sketchbook with botanical artist, Ruth Wharrier. The focus will be on observational sketching techniques which can be used outside while walking. Berets are optional!