Local Attractions

Beaches

There is a wonderful variety of vast Norfolk coastline to explore.  For a quiet beach day head out to Brancaster or Mundesley, they have a cafe and toilets nearby which is handy when you have children.  Or why not try Wells with it's amazing sandy beach, childrens play areas and plenty of little shops and places to eat.  If rock pools are your thing then West Runton is worth a visit and if you follow along the coast road you will come to Cromer with it's traditional pier, clean sandy beach and excellent fish and chips.  There is also Holkham, famous as a location in the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love, with it's vast beach and fantastic dunes perfect for picnics and games on the beach. Yarmouth and Hunstanton are great for a family day out with fun fairs, large sandy beaches, crazy golf and amusements.

 

Nature, Walks and Wildlife

For those wanting walks and wildlife then why not explore the Norfolk Coastal Path.  This takes you along deserted stretches of the coast, alongside nature reserves such as the Cley Marshes Reserve with its incredible bird life and through quaint coastal communities, it stretches from Hunstanton to Cromer.  One of the most popular spots on the Norfolk coast is the isolated Blakeney Point, famed for it's resident seal population and extensive wildlife.  Boat trips are available from Morston Quay or Blakeney Quay.  A trip to the Norfolk coast would not be complete without a spot of crabbing.  A bucket, line and bait kit are available from plenty of seaside shops and local butchers, top spots for crabbing are Cromer pier, Wells harbour and Blakeney Quay.

Just a 10 minute drive away from us is Pensthorpe, a stunning nature reserve where BBC's Springwatch has been filmed.

Norfolk also has the Broads for wonderful waterways and wildlife.  Boats can be hired out for day trips or you can take a guided river trip complete with commentary about the history of the Broads. We are 30 minutes drive away from Wroxham, the centre of the Broads.


 

 

 

 

Family Fun

There are many, many places for a fun filled family day out, too many to list so we have mentioned our favourites below and have a range of leaflets for other attractions that you may wish to visit.

Dinosaur Adventure Park - spend the day with dinosaurs around every corner, amazing adventure play area and daring dino-walk through the woods. (15 minutes drive away)

Gressenhall - step back in time and discover the countys agricultural and social history, watch re-enactments of workhouse life, explore the Victorian school and shops and have a tractor ride.  There is also an animal farm and an adventure play area. (10 minutes drive away)

Thursford - famous for it's Christmas Spectacular, but there is more.  It has a renowned collection of steam engines and magnificent organs, a fairground collection and also a great play area.

Bewilderwood - set in 50 acres of woodland this is a fantastic mix of tree-houses, walkways, daring slides and zip wires all combined with a magical world of mysterious characters.

 

Stately Homes

The Queen's country residence of Sandringham is nearby, it has amazing gardens and a tea room and you can take a tour of the house itself.

National Trust properties Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are fantastic places to visit and full of history.  Blickling Hall is one of Englands greatest Jacobean houses and it is claimed that it's the National Trust's most haunted house - said to be visited by the spirit of Anne Boleyn, killed in 1536, with an apparition that appears on the anniversary of her death every year.

 

Golf

Norfolk has an abundance of good golf courses, but we recommend Weston Park which is only 15 minutes drive from us. It is in a magnificent parkland setting, very tranquil surroundings and with an elegant clubhouse to end.
www.weston-park.co.uk