Visit the seals
Take a boat trip with Beans Boats from Morston Quay to see the seals at Blakeney Point – it’s the largest seal colony in the country. From Late October until February the seals come to the beaches near Horsey to have their pups. It is well worth a visit to see them blubbering around on the sand.
exploreThings to Do
Whilst you are visiting us, there is an abundance of things to do, places to see and local produce to sample around the local area. We’ve included some of our favourite activities, but please feel free to speak to one of our team who will be happy to help to plan your perfect itinerary.
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Amble around a country estate
The Royal Family’s private country house, Sandringham Estate, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall are all stunning places to visit. However our favourite has to be Holkham Hall. There are lots of different walks around the 3000 acre grounds (keep an eye out for the resident fallow deer). Take a look at whats growing in the beautiful walled garden, grab a coffee from the Courtyard Cafe and stroll around the impressive 18th century Palladian style house for a wholesome day out.
From speciality birds in Norfolk such as the marsh harrier, bittern and stone curlews to easily recognisable birds like kingfishers and geese, Norfolk has a stunning range of bird life, and beautiful nature reserves in which they can be discovered. Cley Marshes (one of David Attenborough top 10 places to visit), Titchwell Marsh and Pensthorpe National Park are to name a few.
Rent a boat on the Broads
Hire a day boat from Broads Tours from Wroxham and explore the unique Norfolk Broads National Park. It’s the only way to properly enjoy the 125 miles of navigable, lock-free waterways, surrounded by nature. Our tip – Pack a picnic and find a grassy spot on the riverbank, or moor up at a waterside pub for lunch.
A local tipple
For beer lovers visit Woodfordes for a tour of a real ale brewery and Redwell for craft beer heaven. For the Whiskey connoisseur, St. Georges Distillery is the place to go. We are lucky to have Home Farm Gin right next door who offer a distillery tour and tasting. For award winning English wines, pay a visit to Winbirri or Flint vineyards. If you’re after a taste of everything, Adnams in Southwold is the place to go. With a brewery on site, gin distillery, wines and ciders, you’ll find something delicious. Our tip is to buy a couple of cans to takeaway and enjoy on the beach or cliff top.
History in the city
Norwich city is full to the brim with history. Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a royal palace over 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. Norwich is home to the most complete Norman Cathedral in England and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. Our tip – Stop in at the Adam and Eve pub, located in Bishops Gate. It is said to be the oldest pub in Norwich, with the earliest known reference to the venue being made in the 1240’s.
Family days out
Banham Zoo – See tigers, leopards, sea lions, giraffe, monkeys and so much more!
Go Ape Thetford – Get your adventure fix either in the trees tackling wobbly crossings, giant Tarzan Swings and zip wires.
Norfolk Snowsports Club – Experience the thrill of downhill skiing, snowboarding or the ever-popular tubing!
BeWILDerwood – A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure – The 85-acre park offers true family fun adventure of a Jurassic nature, including animatronic dinosaurs in natural settings.