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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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  • Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth
    Image Credits: Steve Sea - CC BY 3.0

    Merrivale Model Village

    Marine Parade
    Great Yarmouth
    United Kingdom
    NR30 3JG

    01493 842097

    Want to enjoy a unique Great Yarmouth attraction? We recommend checking out the Merrivale Model Village, where a wealth of miniature attractions await.

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  • Norwich Castle Museum and art gallery

    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Castle Street
    NR1 3JU

    01603 493625

    Taking striking position in the city of Norwich, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery stands as a caprivating cultural and historical landmark.  

  • Norwich Cathedral

    Norwich Cathedral

    65 The Cl
    NR1 4DH


    Step back in time as you tour the famous Norwich Cathedral, which has taken centre stage in the city for over 900 years. From its beautiful grounds to the intricate stained-glass windows, there is beauty and history to be uncovered at every turn.  

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  • perfomer at a theatre with an applauding audience

    Pavilion Theatre Gorleston

    Pier Gardens
    Great Yarmouth
    NR31 6PP

    01493 662832

    Looking to be entertained during your visit to Great Yarmouth? Book a seat at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, a fantastic venue offering a varied programme of performances.

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  • Sandringham House

    The 20,000-acre estate is situated within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to the majestic Sandringham House and Gardens, the country retreat of the Royal Family.

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  • Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk

    Sandringham House

    Sandringham Estate
    PE35 6EN


    A grand country house based in Sandringham in Norfolk. Surrounded by 20,000 acres of  stunning grounds, with scenic trails and boasting a decadent interior harking to its royal inhabitants of the past, Sandringham House promises a wonderful day out for all the family.  

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  • Sea Life Great Yarmouth

    Marine Parade
    Great Yarmouth
    United Kingdom
    NR30 3AH

    01493 330631

    Be amazed by the underwater sea life in Great Yarmouth, with starfish and crabs resting in tropical rockpools and fun talks helping you to discover new facts.

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  • Asian mother carrying her baby Feeding Deer in Deer Farm

    Snettisham Park

    Bircham Rd
    King's Lynn
    PE31 7NG

    01485 542425

    A picturesque family-friendly attraction, Snettisham Park is a working farm in King’s Lynn featuring scenic landscapes, interactive farm experiences, pony rides and deer safaris.  

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  • Hippodrome Circus

    The Hippodrome Circus

    Hippodrome Circus
    43A St George's Rd
    Great Yarmouth
    NR30 2EU


    Enjoying the bustling, coastal surroundings of Great Yarmouth, is the renowned Hippodrome Circus. Offering evenings filled with wonder and whimsy courtesy of the talented performance, all within Britain’s last-remaining total circus building.

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  • Time and Tide Museum
    Image Credits: Jeff Tomlinson - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Time and Tide Museum

    Blackfriars' Rd
    Great Yarmouth
    United Kingdom
    NR30 3BX

    01493 743930

    Want to uncover the history of Great Yarmouth? Come to the Time and Tide Museum, where an insight into the town’s past, culture and maritime scene awaits.

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