Martin Dupée's Norfolk

Martin Dupée, of Banham Zoo and Dinosaur Adventure Park, tells us about his favourite Norfolk things.


Where is your favourite place to eat, and why? The Boars at Suton, near Wymondham. The exceptionally friendly service is matched by the quality of locally sourced food on offer.

What do you long for if you've been away? Home, looking out over the south Norfolk countryside is amazing. From the openness of the fields to the density of the forests and the wildlife that populate the area and bring it all to life.

Martin DupéeMartin Dupée feeds a meerkat at Banham Zoo.

What's your favourite Norfolk place and why? Home, it's where my heart is. Apart from that, our caravan at Hopton-on-Sea lets me enjoy the views out to sea whilst catching up on the latest Val McDermid novel.

Where would you have a picnic and what Norfolk food would you have? Packing the picnic chairs and heading to Blakeney Point has to be one of the best places to head for our picnic. Lunch would be followed by a long walk out to the nature reserve, keeping an eye out on the many different species of birdlife. Of course I'd have to pack some proper Norfolk sausages while Kirsty enjoys the Binham Blue.

Your favourite Norfolk view? From my seat on the Jarrold Stand watching the Canaries win at home. Of course, we're very welcoming to away fans too! Hopefully they'll take the opportunity to see the city while they're here, and perhaps even stay for a night or two.

Where would you send a visitor to really appreciate Norfolk? Along the north Norfolk coast ending up at Cromer. From the open beaches of Holkham and Wells and the natural spendour of Morston and Blakeney this is the very best of what Norfolk has to offer.

What piece of advice would you give to a visitor of the county? Be ready to enjoy what the region has to offer. Norfolk's attractions are unique and totally committed to ensuring visitors have the very best time. Visit the amazing award-winning attractions in the area from Pensthorpe Natural Park to BeWILDerwood, a boat trip on the Broads and, of course, a day at Banham Zoo or Dinosaur Adventure. There is so much to do. A week is never enough.

What's your idea of Norfolk Big Sky Thinking? Norfolk is famous for its big skies. It's time to see, time to think, time to enjoy.

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