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Things to do in Norfolk

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Explore 45 miles of gorgeous coastline, picturesque farmland, natural reserves, the Broads National Park, woodlands, and beaches whilst in Norfolk. You’ll find a number of things to do in Norfolk all year round, with its wonderful selection of culture, arts, theatre, and places to eat.

Norfolk Attractions

Visit the private home of the Royal Family, Sandringham House. The property is at least partially open to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating interiors and beautiful gardens. For grand country houses, majestic estates and historic castles, the many heritage attractions in Norfolk are ideal. Wander over to Blickling Estate, Holkham Hall, Oxburgh Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Norwich Castle for a taste of regal history.

Norfolk Activities

BeWILDerwood near Norwich is an ever-popular Norfolk activity, an outdoor forest adventure for all the family. The park features boat trips, treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges and more. Gorleston Beach is a must-visit if you’re looking to bask in the summer sun. Just outside of Great Yarmouth, this stretch of glorious sand appeals to everyone from families to keen surfers.

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  • Banham Zoological Gardens

    Banham Zoological Gardens

    Kenninghall Rd
    NR16 2HE


    Enjoy a wild day out at the award-winning Banham Zoological Gardens, set in 50 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens and home to thousands of animals, sure to be enjoyed by all the family.  

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  • Beans Boat Trips

    Beans Boats Seal Trips

    Morston Quay
    NR25 7BH

    01263 740505

    A family-run business operating boat trips where visitors can set sail to the wildlife rich Blakeney Point, which is home to a variety of birdlife and seals, the latter of which can normally be seen bathing on the shores. A Beans Boat trip to Blakeney Point is a wonderful way to see Norfolk’s resident wildlife.

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  • BeWILDerwood

    A magical outdoor forest adventure that features boat trips, treehouses, zip-wires, jungle bridges and more, BeWILDerwood invites children to use their imaginations and for parents to play alongside their children.

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  • Blickling Estate

    This breath-taking estate covers just under 5,000-acres and includes woodlands, parkland and the grand Blickling Hall, a grand red-brick mansion that also includes the RAF Oulton Museum.

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  • Dinosaur Adventure

    Offering a host of dinosaur-themed indoor and outdoor activities over 85-acres, this pre-historic attraction is an award-winning and unique family day out.

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  • Felbrigg Hall

    Explore the manicured gardens and 15th-century mansion of this National Trust estate, exuding class all around.

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  • charming beach near great yarmouth

    Gorleston Beach

    Beach Road
    Great Yarmouth
    NR31 6BS

    This 3-mile stretch of glorious sandy beach lies just a few miles away from popular resort Great Yarmouth, and is a popular destination for both surfers and families.

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    Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

    The Pleasure Beach
    S Beach Parade
    Great Yarmouth
    NR30 3EH

    01493 844585

    With its fun rides and water attractions, this is a promising day out for everyone, whether you seek the thrill of roller coasters or a wondrous family adventure.

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  • A woodland trail at Holkham Hall and Estate

    Holkham Hall and Estate

    Holkham Rd
    NR23 1AB

    01328 710240

    The sprawling estate of this 18th century Palladian masion covers a staggering 25,000 acres. With stunning architecture an impressive art collection and awe-inspiring surroundings, Holkham Hall and Estate is a facinating day out.

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  • Mother and daughter playing a game of outdoor mini golf

    Lost World Adventure Golf

    28 Beach Rd
    Great Yarmouth
    NR29 4HS

    01493 731500

    Nestled in the lively coastal village of Hemsby, embark on an exciting journey through prehistoric-themed courses at Lost World Adventure Golf. A memorable day of family-friendly fun awaits.

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