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FAQ's

Find answers here to our frequently asked questions

  • Are you currently open ?
    No, but Tulips for Tapping 2024 coming soon... More information will be available towards the end of April, this is weather dependent.
  • When do you open and Why don't you open at the same time every year?
    Just like flowers in your garden, they bloom at different times/dates each year, the same happens with our tulips. They are a natural growing crop which bloom when they are ready. Sun and rain affect the growing schedule along with other factors that are out of our control. Closer to April we will be able to provide you with dates. Our 2024 opening dates coming soon...
  • Where is the field located ?
    The field is in Norfolk around the King's Lynn area. Location is given to ticket holders once tickets are released.
  • What time are you open ?
    Most days we open at 10am and last entry is at 3.30pm. We ask that the Tulip field is vacated by 4.30pm. This year we are offering three late evenings, where we will be open from 10am and last entry will be 7pm, We ask that the Tulip field is vacated by 8pm. We offer 45 minute time slots, to manage all of the visitors. The field will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for essential field and crop maintenance. Please do not try to visit on these days.
  • How much are tickets, How do I buy them and Can you let me know when they go on sale?
    Adult tickets (18+) will be £7.50 each and children's tickets (5-17) will be £5 each. Under 5's are free and do not require a ticket. Please note that there will also be a parking charge of £2 per car. The tickets will be released approximately two weeks prior to opening. These can be purchased via the link on our event page or through The Norfolk Hospice's website link. Unfortunately, we do not have a mailing list for advanced notice on ticket sales. The best way to keep up to date is to follow us on Facebook & Instagram @norfolk_tulips to see when they are released or keep an eye on local press for more information. We will make an announcement roughly 5 days before they go on sale and we will make an announcement at the time they do go on sale. There is a maximum booking size of 10 tickets. If you are looking for larger group booking of 20+, please email: tulips@norfolkhospice.org.uk
  • I am travelling by public transport, how do I get to the field ?
    The closest public transport to the field will be the Train Station at King's Lynn, from there our best advice is to get a taxi to the field. We recommend that you get a taxi, it is not safe to travel by bus or to walk. There are lots of local taxi firms that can support you.
  • Can I bring my dog ?
    No we do not allow dogs at the field. It is important for us to protect our crop and the land owners wishes. Assistance dogs are permitted with prior notice given to our team
  • Can we pick the tulips?
    Sorry no, they need to remain for our growth process and to ensure we have a stronger bulb for the following year! We do have bunches of tulips available for you to purchase at the field. This year there will be an opportunity to pre-order our bulb boxes so you can have a slice of the field for your own garden in the coming years.
  • Why do you do this ?
    We do this to support a local charity called The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House. Your entries and donations at the field help support those receiving end of life palliative care.
  • What facilities are at the field ?
    We have previously has stalls selling refreshments, cakes, ice creams and merchandise. There will be portable toilets on site, and hand sanitiser available. Please note that there is no running water at the Tulip field.
  • I'm a professional photographer and want to take pictures, is this possible ?
    Yes this is possible, If you are interested in a commercial photography pass, please email tulips@norfolkhospice.org.uk with the following information; your name, your company name, email address and telephone number. They will be in touch once we have more information regarding prices, dates and times.
  • I am a wheelchair user am I able to visit the field ?
    You can visit, but please bear in mind this is a working field with no specific access or formal pathways. You will not be able to get down the rows but you would be able to view from the end of the rows.
  • I would like to bring my drone to fly over the field, is this possible ?
    Currently, this is not possible. We do try to cater for all needs as best we can, but unfortunately this is not possible at the moment.
  • I want to film in the Tulip Fields, is this possible ?
    All enquiries to tulips@norfolkhospice.org.uk
  • I want to visit on a date you are not open is this possible ?
    No, we work tirelessly to prepare the field before the event and it is not safe for you to visit before we open and likewise once we close. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and we hope you understand how hard we work to be able to make this happen.
  • I would like to make a group booking, is this possible?
    All enquiries to tulips@norfolkhospice.org.uk
  • Can I swap my ticket as I have bought it on the wrong date/time ?
    All tickets are non-refundable and cannot be swapped by us. All tickets are distributed via email.
  • Will you be opening more slots ?
    No, currently we are at capacity.
  • Can I turn up and buy tickets on the day?
    No, currently we are only able to give entry to those who have tickets. We cannot offer anymore tickets at this time.
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