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One of West Norfolk's most popular charities is offering a colourful way to spend a few hours in the spring sunshine.

Millions of tulips are creating a spectacular display, which it is hoped could raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House over the next few days.

And officials say they have already sold more tickets for this year's Tulips for Tapping show than for a similar event a year ago.

Visitors admire the tulips. Picture: John Marrow (56228315)
Visitors admire the tulips. Picture: John Marrow (56228315)

The site, which is just off the A148 near Lynn, opened to the public yesterday and will be welcoming visitors until Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.

Around 14 million tulips, grown by PS and JE Ward of Terrington St Clement, have been planted on land owned by Roydon Hall Farms.

All proceeds from the display will go to the hospice which provides end of life care and bereavement support from its base in nearby Hillington.

The spectacular scene near Hillington. Picture: John Marrow (56228318)
The spectacular scene near Hillington. Picture: John Marrow (56228318)

Around 6,000 visitors, many travelling from across the country, attended a similar display last year, which raised more than £20,000 for the charity.

But, with 8,000 tickets sold ahead of the fields opening, officials are hopeful of exceeding that figure this year.

The fields are open from 10am to 4pm each day until May 2, except for Tuesday and Wednesday. Purchasers will be told the exact location of the fields when they book.

Tickets, which are for 45 minute slots, are priced £5 for adults and £3 for children aged five or over. Last entry is at 3.30pm and refreshments are available at the site.

Visitors enjoy the spectacle. Picture: John Marrow (56228329)
Visitors enjoy the spectacle. Picture: John Marrow (56228329)

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The spectacular scene of Tulips for Tapping near Hillington. Picture: John Marrow (56228326)
The spectacular scene of Tulips for Tapping near Hillington. Picture: John Marrow (56228326)
Volunteers welcoming staff to the tulip site. Picture: John Marrow (56228312)
Volunteers welcoming staff to the tulip site. Picture: John Marrow (56228312)


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