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Holidays in Norfolk

Uncover the secrets of the forest during your holidays or short breaks in Norfolk, and spend quality time getting back to nature.

Discover Norfolk

Something for everyone

From beaches to broads, cities to seascapes, there is an almost endless list of discoveries to be made in Norfolk. Whether you stay for a weekend or two weeks, you’ll find an array of activities to trial, sights to see, and fascinating places to explore!

Norfolk holidays are ideal for weekend breaks or longer stays. Whether you're looking for dog friendly holidays in Norfolk or hot tub holidays in Norfolk, our self catering cabins at Thorpe Forest, near the Suffolk border, are the perfect choice.

History, mystery, and royalty

There’s nowhere quite like Norfolk

Wherever your interests lie, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when you visit Norfolk. Make the one hour drive from Thorpe Forest to Bury St. Edmunds to find a town steeped in rich history, where medieval buildings greet you at every turn.

For a little mystery, we recommend the roman fort at Burgh Castle, a fascinating stop-off during a day trip to Great Yarmouth. If you’re looking to make a royal connection, the ruins of Castle Acre or the Sandringham Estate are both close to nearby King’s Lynn.

A day at the beach

Discover 90 miles of coast

With the nearest beach just over one hour away from Thorpe Forest, and so many miles of coast to explore, there’s no reason why a Forest Holiday can’t also be a seaside holiday! Our top three picks for beach-goers have to be Great Yarmouth, Wells-next-the-Sea, and Horsey; each offering something different and each a fantastic choice for a day at the beach.

Animal magic

Take a walk on the wild side

What do 2,000 of the world’s animals, a dinosaur, and a rare breeds centre have in common? They’re all in Norfolk!

See daily feeding displays, fascinating primates, exotic birds, and much more at Banham Zoo – with 50 acres full of animals, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. If you feel like a trip back in time, make the 45-minute journey from Thorpe Forest to Dinosaur Adventure, an award-winning attraction.

If the thought of making friends with a wide variety of farm animals appeals, the Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre in Stow Bardolph is somewhere you’ll never want to leave!


Family-friendly Norfolk

So no-one feels left out

Getting back to nature with your family has never been so much fun! Adventure or exploration, there are a number of places for you to choose from in Norfolk. Some of our favourites include High Lodge and Go Ape in Thetford Forest, BeWILDerwood, and Blackdyke Fishery.