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Where to stay and what to do in Norfolk
Dramateacher1 · 15/02/2022 17:25
Looking at booking a trip to Norfolk for myself, husband and 6 year old son in the may half term holiday.
We usually do Northumberland- love bamburgh in particular and have no idea about Norfolk.
Looking for a hotel near a beach with some nice places to eat. Also ideas of places to go for days out (3 days) thanks so much in advance.
MySaladDaysAreGone · 15/02/2022 17:56
Look at Chestnut Group for hotels (or pubs with rooms). Byfords in Holt too.
Beaches - Brancaster, Wells, Hunstanton.
Seal trip - Blakeney or Morston Quay.
Rockpools - East or West Runton (I forget which!)
Crabbing at Wells or Blakeney.
Holkham hall has good adventure play area and bike hire.
Nice shops - Holt, Burnham Market.
Can you tell we go to Norfolk every year?!
Roselilly36 · 15/02/2022 18:03
So much to do, wonderful sandy beaches, Norwich city centre is very scenic, always worth checking if there is anything happening at the Cathedral, in the past there has been a helter skelter, and Dippy the Dinosaur, on the last stage on the uk tour.
Steam trains trips, hire a day boat on the broads, or have a trip on the passenger boats, wells next the sea is beautiful, sheringham, go crabbing on Cromer pier. Langham Glass, do glassblowing demonstrations. You can often spot seals on the coast too.
With regard to hotels it depends on what part of Norfolk you want to stay, countryside or beach. Have a look on Tripadvisor.
Have a lovely holiday.
AlwaysaLittleBitTired · 15/02/2022 18:03
Holkham Beach / Wells Beach are fabulous. You can park at one and walk/bike to the other and back. A 6yo could manage that no problem, and there is ice cream at each end.
Blakeney is nice for crabbing, and there is a nice hotel on the quayside.
We always stay in a cottage, so move around quite a bit.
Dramateacher1 · 15/02/2022 18:10
Thanks everyone, I’m excited now! We love Northumberland, but are ready for a change abs we’ve never explored Norfolk at all. Looking to stay somewhere near the beach as apposed to country side as I love the sea. I’m not convinced anywhere can beat bamburgh beach, but I’m happy to be proved wrong 😊
Fivemoreminutes1 · 15/02/2022 18:14
I’d go for Cromer. It has a large sandy beach, some excellent seafood, good spots for crabbing etc… It’s not too far from Bewilderwood, Sheringham (which has a steam railway), Mundesley (seal watching) and I’d also recommend a trip to Roarr dinosaur adventure for your son!
Longdistance · 15/02/2022 18:30
I love Norfolk it’s our go to place. It’s a place where I can really relax —we may have just bought a holiday home there— i don’t feel stressed and under pressure in Norfolk. Everything slows down.
Sheringham is a good shout, so is Cromer. You can get the train between the two and a day in Holt. Beaches are fabulous. One place I really like is Sea Palling. It’s very quiet in tourist wise ie, no big pier etc, but the beach is shallow and kid friendly.
AlwaysaLittleBitTired · 16/02/2022 11:39
Holkham Beach is a close call to be fair - I love Bamburgh too!
TheDoveFromAboveCooCoo · 17/02/2022 08:38
Wroxham is a lovely place. Although I'm pretty sure everything belongs to Roy.
We used to stay on a lovely houseboat when I was young, we had a little rowing boat tethered by the balcony. I could have sat there watching the crested grebe's and their babies all day.
2anddone · 17/02/2022 08:51
Loads to do in Norfolk.
Hunstanton for traditional seaside fun (fun fair, arcades, donkey rides and the wash monster which will take you out to see the seals)
Norfolk lavender in Heacham has an animal farm, lovely cafe and farmer Fred's soft play if you get a rainy day.
Paddle boarding at Brancaster Staithe which can be booked on north Norfolk paddle boards
Wells has a lovely mini train which takes you to the beach and you can also walk llamas!
Wells and Walsingham Light railway is a lovely day/afternoon out and often has themes running along the train line.
Nice restaurants all along the coast, hotels can be pricey but some lovely cottages to rent.
Love a thread like this to remind me how lucky I am to live here....quite easy to forget on a normal day to day!!
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