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Things to do in Norfolk all year round

Things to do in Norfolk Things to do in Norfolk

Dramatic coastlines, pretty towns and abundant natural spaces make Norfolk a haven for holidaymakers. And if you’re looking for fun things to do in Norfolk during your stay, we’ve got plenty of travel inspiration for you to delve into. Discover our top tips for a dreamy getaway in Norfolk.

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1. See the famous beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

If secluded sand dunes and pretty pastel beach huts are your thing, head for the beautiful seaside resort of Wells-next-the-sea. Explore the sandy bay or get some swoon-worthy snaps for your social media. And don’t forget to make time for a splash in the ocean.

2. Go Alpaca trekking at Wells-next-the-Sea

If you’re searching for more unusual things to do in Norfolk, this experience is sure to make your trip to Norfolk memorable. With the fluffiest alpaca at your side, navigate the coastal paths of Wells-next-the-Sea or Stiffkey and learn about the history of Norfolk. Soak up those amazing views and don’t forget to reward your Alpaca with their favourite treat of chopped apple.

3. Become a cider tasting expert at Whin Hill brewery

While you’re in Wells-next-the-Sea, enjoy a cider tasting session at farm-to-table brewery, Whin Hill Norfolk Cider. All the cider and perry produced here comes from orchards just a few miles away. Have a tipple (or two) in the secluded courtyard, learn about the cider making process and stock up on gifts for loved ones that offer a true taste of Norfolk.

4. Take in the views on a day trip to Blakeney

Looking for things to do in North Norfolk? The coastal village of Blakeney is not to be missed if you’re into countryside walks. And with its quaint cottages, moorland views and authentic feel it’s no surprise Blakeney’s been awarded an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty badge.

5. Adventure through the Norfolk broads by boat

The Norfolk Broads are a historical network of rivers and lakes that span Norfolk and Suffolk. Locals say the only way to truly experience them is by boat. If you know your stuff when it comes to sailing, you can hire a boat by the day. Or spend a few hours canoeing through the grassy wetlands. Prefer to simply relax onboard? Hop on a boat tour with Bean’s Boats, a family run company that’s been offering boat trips in Norfolk for 60 years.

6. Explore Norwich Cathedral Quarter

Discover independent stores and pavement cafes against a backdrop of quaint buildings in the picture-perfect Norwich Cathedral Quarter. Known for its creative atmosphere and vibrant energy it’s easy to while away the hours here, whether you’re browsing local shops or taking photos of the historical architecture.

7. Improve your golf game surrounded by spectacular views

Did you know Norfolk is one of the top places in the UK to play golf? In particular, an area nicknamed ‘Norfolk’s Golf Coast’ is known for its sunny climate, flat terrain and sea views. Whether you’re a beginner or enthusiast, you won’t be short of courses to enjoy.

8. Spend hours seal watching in Norfolk

Norfolk is home to the largest seal colony in the UK. Inquisitive and playful, watching these super-cute creatures in their natural habitat is sure to create a lifetime of happy memories. To help you plan your expedition, Visit Norfolk has a range of recommendations on the best seal-watching spots and tips on how to interact with them safely.

9. Enjoy a lively night out at Britain’s largest circus

Built by a legendary showman and known for hosting Houdini and Charlie Chaplin, The Hippodrome Circus has been a seaside staple since 1903. Book ahead and catch bright lights and incredible sights at their famous Halloween Spooktadcular an annual Christmas shows - or step back in time and tour the onsite museum.

10. Tuck into afternoon tea in a secret garden

The whimsical gardens of Hindringham Hall are a distinctly English paradise just waiting to be uncovered. Listen to the birdsong, smell the roses and rediscover inner calm as you explore its award-winning gardens that have been described as “perfection”. Our tip? Relax at the tea rooms overlooking the gardens for cake and tea served on pretty bone china.

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Discover log cabins in Thorpe Forest Norfolk

Our cabins at Thorpe Forest are nearby some of the best things to do in Norfolk. Nestled under leafy trees beside the River Thet, you’ll be in the perfect place to recharge after a day of exploring. Choose from a range of cabins and tailor your break with extras and activities to make your break in Norfolk one to remember.

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