Tulips in the spring sunshine. Picture: Julie Smart

A West Norfolk field ablaze with colour is set to attract hundreds this tulip season – and all for a good cause.

The Ffolkes at Hillington is holding a Tulips for Tapping event, where visitors can walk among the beautiful tulips in bloom near the hotel.

The field will be open daily for more than two weeks and all the money raised from ticket sales will go to The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, also based in the village.

Organisers said it was the only tulip field of its size in the country, boasting views comparable to those in Holland, making it the ideal place to meet family and friends.

The tulips, grown by Belmont Nurseries in Terrington St Clement, are already blooming and will continue to show their bright colours until the end of next month.

Mark Eves, tulip grower director of Belmont Nurseries, said: “We are pleased to be able to support the work of The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, as even within the circle of people that we know, it’s amazing to see how many lives that have been touched and benefited from their care and continued support.” 

Lyndsay Carter, CEO at The Norfolk Hospice, said: “We are thrilled that Belmont Nurseries and The Ffolkes have chosen to support The Norfolk Hospice by working together to open the stunning tulip fields to the public. 

“We would like to thank them both for this fantastic opportunity to raise much-needed funds after such a challenging year.”

The event will be socially distanced and there will be access to the field via steps and the muddy terrain on the fields makes it unsuitable for motorised vehicles and buggies. 

Refreshments will be available and The Ffolkes will be open for guests to use their toilet facilities on all opening days.

The field will be open daily, 10am to 4pm from Wednesday to Sunday, May 9, but closed on Tuesday, May 4.

There are several slots available through the day, each lasting 45 minutes. Tickets are £3 per person, and under 5s are free. 

They must be pre-booked online before visiting.

To book, visit https://www.ffolkes.org.uk/tulips