If you’re looking for inspiration on where to travel next, Norfolk is a great place to start.
There’s plenty of things to do in Norfolk, with beautiful beaches and coastlines that stretch from Brancaster beach to Gorleston Sea.
The coastline is home to some of Britain’s best seaside resorts like Happisburgh, Winterton and Brancaster Beach, which are perfect for families with kids or couples who love walking along sandy shores hand in hand.
Or suppose you prefer your holidays more active. In that case, there are plenty of fun activities on offer, including surfing lessons at Mundesley beach, kayaking around Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve or sailing across The Wash from King’s Lynn Marina.
The Broads National Park
The Broads, a UK National Park, is the perfect location to explore by boat, particularly if you’re looking for things to do in Norfolk as a family.
With narrow winding rivers and vast open marshlands, the area is home to 125 miles of navigable waterways perfect for sightseeing or exploring on houseboats.
If you prefer your holidays a little more active, then the Norfolk Broads is also home to several nature trails perfect for hikers and cyclists.
Many offer beautiful panoramic views of the lakes and waterways below, as well as opportunities to spot wildlife.
Hunstanton is an enchanting seaside resort that dates back to Victorian times.
Hunstanton has plenty to offer for families looking for a traditional British beach holiday experience.
You can enjoy arcades, a Sea Life Sanctuary, mini-train rides along the seafront, boat trips, donkey rides, and watersports.
The North Promenade is the start of the Norfolk Coast Path, which is popular with hikers.
Norfolk Coast Path
The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, covering an 83-mile stretch.
Opening in 1986, it encompasses the North Norfolk Coastline, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are some truly stunning views along the way, with plenty of locations to stop off at, including sandy beaches, seaside towns, pine woodlands and the opportunity to spot wildlife in the tidal marshes along the way.
Wells Next The Sea Beach
If you’re looking for a family-friendly seaside destination Wells Next The Sea is the perfect place to visit.
It’s got everything you could want from a seaside town – from crabbing at the harbour to exploring The Buttlands; there’s something fun for everyone here in Wells-next-the-Sea.
And don’t forget the fish & chips! They are some of the best around, so make sure you stop by one of the many restaurants before heading home.
Norwich Castle is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England. It’s steeped in history and has been used as a royal residence, prison, courthouse and even an art gallery!
You can explore the castle on your own or join one of our guided tours. And don’t forget to check out our gift shop – it’s got some great souvenirs that will remind you of your trip for years to come.
Do you want to visit the Queen’s country home?
Sandringham is a beautiful estate that has been in the royal family for over 150 years.
You can explore the house, 60 acres of formal gardens, 600 acres of Royal park, or have afternoon tea like royalty.
Not only will you get an inside look at one of Britain’s most historic homes, but you’ll have access to some of its most beautiful gardens as well.
Amazona Zoo is a unique, award-winning zoo in Cromer, Norfolk, with over 200 tropical animals.
Animals include monkeys, pumas, peccaries, otters, owls, macaws, parrots, capuchins, spiders, snakes, flamingos, rheas, guinea pigs, iguanas, caimans, ocelot and tapirs.
There’s an education yurt to learn more about the animals and a soft play adventure area for those aged 12 and under.
North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway is a 5-mile heritage steam railway in Norfolk.
Also known as the Poppy Line, trains run between Sheringham and Holt, stopping through scenic countryside and the county’s most stunning coastal scenery.
Take your time and ride the rails on our steam trains if you want to see true beauty.
Bewilderwood is a unique forest adventure park and activity centre in the middle of Norfolk.
It’s excellent for children and adults of all ages, with plenty of activities to try, from mazes and treehouses to zip-lining!
Bewilderwood is suitable for children between 2 and 12 years.
The Plantation Garden
Known locally as ‘The Secret Garden,’ the Plantation Garden is maintained by volunteers. The restored Victorian town garden includes lawns, woodland walkways, a rustic bridge, a Medieval terrace wall and a Gothic fountain.
The Plantation Garden is open daily. Guided tours are available.