The opening dates to visit the popular tulip fields in Norfolk have been revealed.

The colourful fields, near the Sandringham Estate, are open to the public each spring for the annual Tulips for Tapping event in collaboration with The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

Each year thousands of flowers are grown to make a vibrant display and visitors can even purchase a bunch of their own after exploring.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The annual event raises money for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping HouseThe annual event raises money for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House (Image: Denise Bradley)

It was previously unknown when the field would open for 2024 after a winter of heavy rainfall waterlogged the bulbs and restricted their growth.

But it was revealed this morning that Tulips for Tapping would run from April 18 until April 29, only being closed for crop maintenance on April 23 and April 24.

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Tickets must be pre-booked in advance and will be available from 10am on April 8.

The field is off the A148 and its exact location will be given to ticket holders at the time of purchase - but Norfolk Tulips has warned guests not to attempt to walk there as it is only accessible by car or taxi.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for children aged between five and 17.

Under fives go free and car parking will cost £2 per car.