Norfolk: Things to Do Further Afield

Norfolk is a county situated to the east of Cambridgeshire which features breathtaking scenery, a stunning stretch of 45-mile coastline, Blue Flag beaches, and lush countryside. It is a fantastic area of England to visit on a day trip out from one of our Boutique Room properties. 

In addition to stunning locations, Norfolk offers a wide variety of activities and things to do, suitable for both adults and children. Whatever it is you are after, whether it be history trips, animal spotting, or lazy beach days, Norfolk is a county that can offer a little bit of everything!

If you are looking for something in particular or would like more tailored suggestions for your group when you come and stay with us, then please get in contact and we will do our best to help you!

Hunstanton

From Mark Timberlake on UnSplash

First on our list of Norfolk places of interest is the beachside town of Hunstanton. It is one of the main attractions for families in the whole of Norfolk county and it is easy to see why!

Hunstanton is famous for its striped cliffs, gorgeous sunsets, and welcoming community. Built in 1846, the town continues to maintain its Victorian character and offers something to suit visitors of any age, from crazy golf and penny slots to eating fish and chips along the promenade and wandering through the romantic Esplanade Gardens.

  • Location: Old Hunstanton Beach, Hunstanton PE36 6JJ
  • Suitable For: All Ages
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Norfolk Broads National Park

The Norfolk Broads from SAGA.co.uk

A visit to Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Norfolk Broads National Park, comprising of 60 areas of water, known as ‘broads’, seven rivers, and home to a wide variety of rare wildlife – greater than any other British National Park. The park is the only home to Britain’s largest butterfly, The Swallowtail, as well as the Norfolk hawker dragonfly, and is Britain’s largest protected wetland.

The Norfolk Broads National Park is definitely a must-see for nature-lovers!

  • Location: Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1RY
  • Suitable For: All Ages (children should be supervised)
  • Times: Open 24 hours
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  • Contact:
    • Phone:01603 610734

 

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall from visiteastofengland.com

Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house, constructed for the 1st Earl of Leicester. The stately home and its grounds are rich in heritage, wildlife, and historic architecture, offering a variety of activities suitable for visitors of all ages.

Holkham encompasses a National Nature Reserve, a walled garden, a beach, and acres of parkland, home to Holkham’s residential deer. Holkham hosts numerous events throughout the year and also offers their visitors cycle and boat hire to truly enjoy all the hall and its grounds have to offer.

  • Location: Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
  • Suitable For: All Ages
  • Times: Dependant on the area to visit (visit the website for more information)
  • Prices: Dependant on the area to visit and age (visit the website for more information)
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01328 713111

 

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Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth seafront from Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth is a fantastic day out for families with children as it offers a wide variety of activities to keep little ones busy! It also offers shops, restaurants, cafés, and ice cream parlours and has a promenade which offers beautiful views of the sea to stroll along whilst eating your fresh fish and chips and smelling the sea air.

Great Yarmouth is also a great location if you have mobility issues and use a wheelchair as it offers ramps down to the beach so that everyone can enjoy the feeling of sand in between their toes!

  • Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2QF
  • Suitable For: All Ages
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    • Phone: 01493 856100

 

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BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood from their website

BeWILDerwood is a sprawling, award-winning forest filled with family fun, unforgettable memories, and outdoor adventure!

Explore the one-of-a-kind forest and take part in craft-making, storytelling, den-building, and enchanted boat rides – all included in your ticket! With free parking on-site, many stops for delicious food, and tasty treats, this is a fantastic, unique trip into nature that the whole family will enjoy!

  • Location: BeWILDerwood Norfolk, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8JW
  • Suitable For: All Ages
  • Times: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Prices (Based on Heights): 
    • Under 92cm: Free
    • 92 – 105cm: £15.50
    • Over 105cm: £17.50
    • 65 years +: £9.50
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01692 633033

 

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Blakeney Point

From Keith Luke on UnSplash

Situated at the heart of Norfolk Coast’s Area of Outstanding Beauty, Blakeney Point is a gorgeous setting for family and romantic visits. It has vast open spaces as well as stunning coastline views and offers habitats for a wide variety of wildlife within its saltmarshes, Blakeney Harbour and Blakeney Point shingle spit.

One of the main reasons people visit Blakeney Point is to catch a glimpse of England’s largest grey seal colony, with over 3,000 seal pups born each winter. Seal watching is available all year round and is considered a wildlife spectacular with many seal visitors throughout the year.

  • Location: Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7BH
  • Suitable For: All Ages
  • Times: Dawn till dusk
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  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01263 740241

 

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Norwich Cathedral Quarter

From cathedralquarternorwich.co.uk

The Cathedral Quarter is a specific area of Norwich in Norfolk which is well worth a visit, offering history and character and stunning scenery. The quarter is home to the UK’s oldest hotel, Norwich Cathedral as well as a variety of historic shops and cafés.

In addition to the scenery, the Cathedral Quarter offers food and drink tours, fayres, festivals, art exhibitions and Christmas shopping! There is really something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Location: Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4EH
  • Suitable For: All Ages
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    • Phone: 01603 727946
    • Email: info@cathedralquarternorwich.co.uk

 

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Sandringham

The Sandringham Estate from cntraveler.com

If you want to feel like royalty for a day, then take a visit to Sandringham House, a country estate and the private home of Queen Elizabeth II. The Grade II listed house is on a 20,000-acre estate and set within Norfolk Coast’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A visit to the Sandringham estate can include marveling at the intricate architecture of the house, wandering through the expansive beautiful gardens, taking a picnic and enjoying it within the woodlands of the estate grounds, or visiting the Sandringham Garden Plant Centre or Sandringham Church of St Mary Magdalene.

  • Location: Sandringham, Norfolk PE35 6EN
  • Suitable For: All Ages
  • Times: Dependant on areas visited and time of the year (visit the website for more information)
  • Prices: Dependant on areas visited, age and time of the year (visit the website for more information)
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01485 544112

 

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Hippodrome Circus

From eastangliafamilyfun.co.uk

Roll up, roll up! A visit to the Hippodrome Circus is a must-do when visiting Norfolk! The historic Hippodrome was built in 1903 and is Britain’s only surviving total circus building.

Since its construction over a century ago, the Hippodrome has hosted a wide variety of entertainment, including water shows, circus acts, Houdini hijinks, and even a military practice shooting range during the war! With a whole host of history, a visit to the Hippodrome is not something you’d want to miss!

  • Location: St George’s Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EU
  • Suitable For: All Ages
  • Times: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Prices: Dependant on shows
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01493 738877

 

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Wells-next-the-Sea

From Chloe Frost Smith on UnSplash

Well-known for its colourful beach huts, Wells-next-the-Sea is a stunning town on the North Norfolk coast, offering vast 40-mile stretches of beach and coastline, towering pinewoods, a bustling harbour, and the lush leafy ‘Buttlands’ green with its many taverns.

Wells is the perfect place for a relaxing beach day out and is a fantastic area to spot protected wildlife, go crabbing in the habour or enjoying a delicious meal on the quay.

  • Location: Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1HF
  • Suitable For: All Ages
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We hope this list has provided you with a wide variety of options to make your stay with us during this difficult time even more enjoyable!

For more ideas on how to spend your days with us, why not take a look at our Top 10 Child-Friendly Days Out?

Remember we are always on hand to offer any advice, to provide information, or to answer any queries you might have. Just get in touch below, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible!

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