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IsabellaofFrance Sat 02-Jan-16 10:44:49

So I have booked the DC's and I a cottage in Sheringham for the summer - walkable to the beach.

Looking for recommendations for things to do in the area. We will be using public transport so anything that can be reached by bus/train.

EdithWeston Sat 02-Jan-16 10:56:33

These links might be a starting point

What sorts of things do you like to do on holiday?

EdithWeston Sat 02-Jan-16 10:58:04


YeOldeTrout Sat 02-Jan-16 11:28:17

how old are the kids?

IsabellaofFrance Sat 02-Jan-16 12:38:08

They will be 15, 9 and 7.

The steam railway will be a definite, and if we can get to Blakeney a boat trip to see the seals would be amazing.

We like outdoorsy stuff, rockpooling, paddling in the sea, etc.

lljkk Sat 02-Jan-16 14:38:22

Summer.... everything is your oyster.

Take the bus from Sher'm to SalThouse/Cley, and walk back along the beach to Sheringham. Admire the slumps & look for fossils along the way. 6-7 miles. Bring snacks & sarnies. Bus time table. Tide timetable here.

In other direction you can walk to Cromer and back (better on beach, need low tide), or even onto Overstrand and back. There's a nice clifftop stretch/walk from Cromer to Overstrand. And a fab cafe in Overstrand.

You can walk to these NT places, but quite a hike roundtrip (esp. for 7yo). So taxi instead to Felbrigg or Sheringham Country Park. I don't go on the Hall at Felbrigg, we lark around in the woods. Find the viewing platform at Sheringham CP.

Your 9yo & 15yo might enjoy Hilltop for activity stuff (climbing, swinging, shooting, ££). You could take the train to Hoveton & taxi over to Bewilderwood (£££).

If weather is bad then go to Splash in afternoon (shorter wait, may not be chucked out after only 1 hr). Still costs £25 for whole family.

EdithWeston Sat 02-Jan-16 14:58:34

If weather is bad, go to Norwich for the day. The Castle is well worth a visit (good example of a Norman one, with lots of hands on stuff that would be about right age for your younger two).

Also, you can get the train to Wroxham, which is a good place from which to explore the Broads. We enjoyed a guided paddle with (other providers are available).

IsabellaofFrance Sat 02-Jan-16 20:07:06

Thank you so much. This will be my first holiday as a single parent and you have both cheered me up and stopped me worrying it would be a total bust.

EdithWeston Sat 02-Jan-16 20:16:54

It won't flop, it's a lovely part of the country for a holiday, and whether with or without a car there's a lot within easy reach.

Also, as you say outdoorsy, there's surfing on the east coast (certainly at Cromer and I think at Sheringham too). It's not the most exciting, but is something else to do on a beach, and might appeal to your eldest.

There's a lovely retro sweetie shop in Sheringham.

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