Things to do in Norfolk

Planning a Norfolk getaway? The diverse county of Norfolk has such a wide range of things to do and see!

Planning a Norfolk getaway? The diverse county of Norfolk offers fantastic coasts and different landscapes. There’s plenty going on in Norfolk! With so much on offer it’s hard to narrow down the long list of things to do. But here’s some of our favourites.

The much loved county of Norfolk is buzzing with family filled attractions, to more peaceful walks through picturesque towns and villages located in the heart of Norfolk.

Family Things To Do In Norfolk 

Spend your days along the magical waterways on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk is possibly most famous for its man-made magical waterways. The Norfolk broads makes for the perfect day out. Undoubtedly, the best and most adventurous way to explore the Broads is by boat. Hire a boat for the day, from your traditional sailing boats to fancy motorboats and cruise through the magical waterways. Discover hidden places only reached by water! Furthermore, you’ll find great fishing spots and wonderful wildlife along the way. In fact, the broads are home to over a quarter of the rarest plants and animals in the UK!

Things to do in Norfolk

Moreover, you’ll find an exciting array of market towns and villages for a pleasurable day of exploring. Wroxham village is known as the capital of the broads. Possibly most famous for its village store ‘Roys of Wroxham’, the world’s largest village store dating back to 1895. The town is a major gateway to into miles of lock free water.  Did you know the broads has more miles of waterways than both Venice and Amsterdam! Cruise along the water ways, don’t worry if you’re feeling peckish along the way, there’s plenty of traditional pubs for you to moor up. Enjoy drinks in the beer garden on a warms summer evening. Alternatively, head inside the traditional cosy pub for some real ‘pub grub’.

Caravan Breaks In Norfolk

Norfolk welcomes you and your family with plenty of things to do with kids!

Norfolk is oozing with things to do with kids. In fact when it comes to family friendly destinations, Norfolk has got to be up there! Norfolk has plenty of adventure playgrounds such as BeWILDerwood and GO Ape. BeWILDerwood is an award winning wild and imaginative outdoor adventure park. A day at BeWILDerwood entails in endless hours spent together with family and friends. Endure in a days of building dens with bracken and sticks, taking lazy boat river rides across the scary lake, crossing jungle bridges and visiting wonderful treehouses.

Moreover, the adventure park is home to enchanting creatures such as Boggles, Twiggles and Crocklebogs bought to life in storytelling. Feeling peckish? BeWILDerwood snack shack and cosy cabin serves everything from Norfolk ice cream to award winning Norfolk sausage rolls! Undoubtedly, there’s endless of fun to be had with the kids in Norfolk.

Things to do with the kids

Alternatively, head to ROARR dinosaur themed park for a located in Lenwade. The 85-acre park offers true family fun adventure of Jurassic nature. From dippy splash zone to predator high ropes, secret animal garden and Dinomite- Norfolk’s largest indoor play area! Perfect for those rainy days! Moreover, guests can explore the deer Safari and the famous dinosaur trail. Not to forget, the park hosts several family friendly themed events throughout the year!

A day out at the Zoo

Unquestionably, a day out at the zoo makes for a great family day out. Furthermore, there’s so much to see and do at Banham Zoo! Take a visit to the subtropical house ‘Eureka’ home to sloths, monkeys, birds, reptiles and the rest.  See beautiful big cats such as Amur tigers, snow leopards, cheetahs and stunning Sri Lankan leopards. Get up close with Africa’s coastal birds in the Penguin Cove. If you’re feeling brave, treat yourself and the kids to an up-close animal experience. Get closer to tigers, cheetahs, owls, sloths, giraffes, meerkats, iguanas and more. There plenty going on in Norfolk for the kids.

Things to do in Norfolk this weekend

Wondering how to spend your weekend in Norfolk. Rest assured, there’s lots going on in Norfolk this weekend. Why not explore the best of Norfolk and discover it’s 84 miles of stunning coasts, picturesque countryside and outstanding beaches?

Unquestionably, Norfolk is famous for festivals celebrating its heritage, there are lots to enjoy in North Norfolk. The crab and lobster festival endures in a feast of fun, food, art, music and heritage. The lively weekend is celebrated on the two fine coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham. Let the fun begin on the Friday night with traditional seaside variety concert at the famous Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer. Come and celebrate Cromer’s proud crab and lobster delicacies, as well as local restaurants, chefs and so much more!

Norfolk’s best beaches

Not to forget, the beaches of both Cromer and Sheringham are outstanding. Cromer is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with wide sand and shingle beach. The sandy beach faces the North Sea and is the perfect spot to build the ultimate sandcastles, paddling in the sea, rock pooling and much more. Alternatively, spend a weekend by Sheringham’s coastline. The thriving coastal town in North Norfolk is home to the North Norfolk Railway, a steam railway that runs on the Poppy line. Take a traditional steam train ride out and enjoy the picturesque coastal views.

Things To Do In Norfolk This Weekend
California Cliffs Norfolk
Spring break 2021
Things To Do In Norfolk

Things to do in Norfolk when it rains

Come rain or sunshine, there’s something to do in Norfolk no matter the weather. We all know the struggle of planning a day out, especially on a miserable, rainy day out. Although Norfolk is England driest county, it’s still geared up for those rainy days.

Rainy days in Norfolk

Why not head to the fine city of Norwich on those rainy days. Even if the weather in our city isn’t quite as fine as it was over summer. There’s still plenty of things to do in Norwich on a rainy day. The city-centre mall is more than just a shopping centre. Amongst familiar high-street favourites, you’ll find a range of activities perfect for family or groups. Moreover, the recently opened boom battle bar, you can find endure in Axe throwing, crazy gold and shuffleboard (plus more!) In addition, there is a licensed bar! After 7pm the boom battle bar is strictly over 18 for any of those that fancy a drink or two.

Escape the rain with a days out in Norwich

Alternatively, escape the bad weather and admire some stunning visual art instead. Any artsy people can admire the Sainsbury centre for visual art. Exhibitions are run year-round, bringing touring work to the city and permanent collection of unique works. Furthermore, you could have the rain and take a walk around the outdoor sculpture collection. Afterwards, warm up with something from the café.

Spend rainy days sipping quintessential tea accompanied by fine scones and sandwiches with Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House. These themed afternoon teas are extremely tasty and extremely pretty. Built as the place for all the Georgian gentry to socialise, its easy to imagine ladies and lords dancing around in the 18th century. Overall, there still lots going on, even on those rainy days in Norfolk.

Menu