#indiesummer in Breckland

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With this gorgeous weather practically dragging us to go outside to soak it all in, why not pop round to your local shops? They will have something that will come back for more! Indie Summer is the celebration of all independent shops! Help support your locals today!

We’ve gathered the following items from your local shopkeepers in the Breckland area. Towns covered are Swaffham, Attleborough, Thetford, Dereham and Watton.

Flowers – you can never go wrong with a bit of floral added to your summer! Whether they’re a gift or decor of your room – these bright and beautiful flowers from Precious Petals in Swaffham, Daisy Artisan Florist in Dereham and Dutch Flower Parade in Watton are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Below is just a preview of what’s on offer!



  1. Sunshine Aqua – £25.00 from Watton.
  2. White Aqua –  an all-white bouquet, perfect for summer parties and weddings! £30 for Watton.
  3. Small seasonal planter – these flowers can be kept indoors or out. A stable for your garden! It comes in a beautiful woven basket which you can also reuse! £15 from Swaffham.   
  4. Small seasonal basket of flowers – the assortment of flowers can be presented either in a basket of a tin, your choice! £25 from Swaffham.
  5. Baby girl/boy flowers & gift set – going to a baby shower this summer? Why not surprise mum & dad with these pastel pink or the limes & purples with the cutest little bear and celebratory balloon – with the saying ‘It’s a Boy’ and ‘It’s a Girl’. £49.99 from Dereham
  6. Vibrant Front Facing Arrangement – placed in the corner of your conservatory, your summer house or even your room would look absolutely beautiful. A real conversation starter and a lovely stable! £35 from Watton.

Foods – this summer, spend your days outdoors, have a picnic or a BBQ with local produce from you independent highstreet and markets. The district of Breckland is home to many indoor markets and cafes. Treat yourself and grab a gateau!



Swaffham have a fabulous indoor market complete with some handmade items, such as Lisa’s cakes and Peggy Little jams and chutneys. Both starting at £1! For a mouth-watering trip, browse Patisserie Iceni on ShopAppy for some delectable treats! From a range of gateaux, fruit cakes, scones and hot drinks! Having a BBQ should be no bother with impsons butchers the finest, locally sourced meats, confectionery goods, dairy products and ready to eat meals! Jam cream doughnuts, sugar rings, cookie crunch. How do they sound? Check out Wellbread Bakers for some reasonably priced treats. Or why not purchase yourself a curry kit from Curry With Love! Their kit selections are a must try, Pilau Rice Curry and Rogan Josh Curry kit are just a two of the great items. Their prices start at £1. Why not get a monthly subscription?! Or Curry for a Year with the 12 in 1 pack for £45.



Get BBQ ready in Attleborough this summer with Tony Perkins Butcher with gammon, ribs, steak, sausages and more! All for very reasonable prices, 85p – £21.26! Plus a BBQ pack, which includes 4 Chinese Chicken Thighs, 6 Pork and Apple Burgers, 4 BBQ Chicken Wings, 6 Sausages, 4 BBQ Chicken Drumsticks, 6 Beefburgers. All this for only £20. Sometimes you just need a savoury snack in your life, whether it be bread, scones, cheese twists, The Bakery in Attleborough has it all! Grab some cakes and sweet treats at The Courtyard Tearoom, meals and snacks and afternoon tea! Prices start at £1!

Shop Dereham’s finest produce! Visit Authur’s Organics, where you can purchase crates of fruit and veg, ranging from £10 – £21.25! Indulge in some refreshing fruit and veg this summer! Get BBQ ready in Dereham with the help of Tony Perkins Butcher with meats and poultry ranging from just 0.85p – £15.90.

In the Norfolk area this summer? Try out K’s Market, located at St. George’s Chambers, 27, King Street, King’s Lynn! Take a peak at their indoor market, where they have lots of healthy choices and goodies! They also tend to appear at the Swaffham Indoor market on Fridays!


Accessories & clothing – summertime is all about being comfortable and having the time of your lives! Shop comfort for the young ones, hats, jewellery and more in Thetford and Dereham!







Let the little ones run free, and look good whilst doing it, this summer with children’s clothing and accessories from Precious Bear in Thetford! Including trendy maternity wear too! Accessories and toys include a soft plush playmat, ride on wooden vehicles and educational toys such as the classic world learning walker for £49.99. The Wardrobe provides a wonderfully colourful assortment of hats!


Are you feeling crafty this summer? Take a look at Knits Wits & Fabrics in Dereham, they sell fabrics for all! Including ranges from Liberty Quilting available from £3.99 per fat quarter. Treat seamstress with some beautiful blue floral Liberty London Quilting, for £44.99. Summer is the time for you to release that inner fashionista within! Browse the store Vogue and their accessories and add some glam to your looks this season! Including this gorgeous pair of drop down aluminium and sterling silver earrings! These hand-made earrings are perfect for an evening dinner! Priced at £34.95, and this Pixalum Centra Park bangle to match! These colours look absolutely lovely, worn with anything at all! Priced at £49.95!


Treat your companions this summer, a new chew toy, play toy or even new FURnishings! Take a photo of your pet this indie summer and send it in! See below for more details!



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