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29th February 2024 – The Gift of an Extra Day

Catherine of Aragon Suite with Swans and Petals Catherine of Aragon Suite with Swans and Petals. One of four uniquely designed suites

A leap year brings with it the gift of an extra day, a bonus 24 hours that needs to be celebrated. Not only that, those born on the 29th of February have a rare opportunity to celebrate their birthdays.

Imagine a birthday that arrives only once every four years. This demands recognition and the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones.

For centuries, a leap year has also been seen as the chance for females to propose to their partners. Legend has it that St Bridget, a 5th century nun, made a deal with the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. They agreed that women could propose to men on this day every four years!

So let’s celebrate birthdays, new engagements or simply just the fact there is the gift of an extra day in this year’s calendar and let’s really make it count!

The Maids Head is committed to transforming Thursday, 29th February 2024 into a memorable day, and our Stay and Dine sleep offer is set to make it truly exceptional.

With our special Stay and Dine this leap year day, we have put together a package that encompasses not just accommodation and dining but a tapestry of unforgettable moments. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you on Thursday, 29th February

One of the Hotel's vintage Bentleys offering complimentary spins around the City

One of the Hotel’s vintage Bentleys offering complimentary spins around the City

– a complimentary room upgrade, so i.e book a feature room and we will check you into one of our beautiful, uniquely designed junior suites.

– a bottle of Prosecco will be found chilling in your room.

– table for dinner in our historic 2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant (allowance of £40 per person). Head Chef, Oliver and his Brigade offer seasonal menus championing local produce.

– complimentary spin around the City in one of our stunning vintage Bentleys.

-complimentary use of our Bobbin Bikes for you to plan your own adventure.

-Planning to propose? Let us know and we will decorate your bed with swans and petals.

– Celebrating your birthday? A gift from the Hotel will await your arrival.

– booking more than two rooms? We will treat your table to a complimentary celebratory cocktail.

WinePress 2 AA Rosette Restaurant

The WinePress Restaurant offering a fine dining experience

Christine Malcolm, General Manager said “our team are committed to going the extra mile for our guests by delivering exceptional experiences and creating special memories. Whether you wish to propose, or to celebrate your birthday on your actual birth date, or just embrace the gift of an extra day in the calendar, be sure to make it count.”

Park your car up early on the 29th and take the time to explore Norwich before checking in. Stroll around the river, visit the Cathedral, Norwich Castle or Strangers Hall, take a Shardlake Tour with local tour guide Paul Dickson, visit TheShoeBox for a fascinating tour of the historic hidden street under central Norwich or take a trip out to the coast via the Norfolk Broads. So much to do, you will be spoilt for choice.

Our sister Hotel, The Ship in Brancaster is also joining in this celebration. They are offering a dinner, bed and breakfast stay on the 29th along with a bottle of Prosecco found waiting in the room. You can also stay for half price on Wednesday 28th, so guests can fill the 29th to the maximum. Whether this is sat in front of the fire with a book or taking a walk along the stunning Brancaster Beach to blow away the cobwebs (four legged friends are optional!)

The Ship Hotel at Brancaster

Our sister hotel, The Ship at Brancaster


Offers are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.

To find out more contact our Reservations Team on 01603 272007 or email

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