Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Sheringham
Adventure Activity Days. Book your kids in for the day , zip wires, mud pools Booking essential – tel 01263 824514.
KartTrak Go-Karting, Cromer
Serious fun for all the family – no driving licence required! Height restrictions apply. Drive as fast as you can around a track and pretend you are Jensen Button or Lewis Hamilton!
Wroxham Barns, Wroxham
Something for all the family – junior farm, children’s fun fair, craft studios, gift and clothes shops, rose and plant centre, restaurant.
The Glide Surf School, Cromer
Actually this is good fun for all the family – learn to surf and have fun. Yes, I was able to stand up and surf after a couple of lessons! Some physical fitness needed to stand up on a board!
Extreeme Adventure, Weasenham Woods, Kings Lynn
High ropes and tall trees course for the over 10s
Wild, imaginative outdoor treehouse adventure park – really popular with our guests particularly 5- 12 years old.
Dinosaur Adventure Park, Norwich
Sticky Earth Café, Cromer
Paint a piece of china, collect before you go home – usually requires about 4 days.
Local zoo featuring many animals and birds from South America
Overland Cycle Hire, 34 Norwich Road, Holt
Knight Riders, West Street, Cromer – 01263 510039
Golf and other sports
Sheringham Golf Club
A challenging 18-hole links course overlooking the sea
Links Hotel and Golf Club, West Runton
Tel 01263 838383.
Royal Cromer Golf Club
Historic 18-hole course overlooking Cromer and Overstrand beaches.
Pitch and Putt
Municipal pitch and putt course at Cromer, next to car park by tourist office. Clubs and balls for hire. Pay and play
Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash.
Tel: 01263 513741
Club open to the public for tennis and squash. Professional coach. Gorgeous grass courts open May to September, weather permitting. Tournaments.
Tropical themed public swimming pool and gym. Wave machine and flume – good fun.
Theatres and Cinema
Sheringham Little Theatre
A thriving theatre in the centre of town – see what’s on via website. Plays, dance, and some film showings.
The Pavilion Theatre, Cromer
On the end of Cromer’s Victorian pier and home to the famous Seaside Special
The Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Holt
The Auden Theatre hosts a variety of remarkable musical and theatrical productions.
Theatre Royal, Norwich
Art Deco theatre presenting a high quality mix of comedy, drama, music, dance, opera, musicals and family shows
The oldest established lavender farm in England.
Coastal Hopper Bus
Sit back and enjoy the view – jump on the bus one way and walk back!
From Hunstanton to Sheringham, there’s a bus every half hour during high summer. See website for timetable and fares.
Pick Your Own strawberries
Wiveton Hall, Wiveton – fruit farm and cafe
Tel 01263 740525
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford museum takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides
Poppy Line Steam Railway
Runs from Sheringham to Holt via historic Weybourne Station
Wells Harbour Railway
Runs just under a mile from the harbour to the beach at Wells
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
The longest 10¼” narrow gauge steam railway in the world. A scenic journey with five bridges through lovely countryside.
Trains run regularly from London (Liverpool Street) to Norwich and on to Cromer and Sheringham.
www.nationalrail.co.uk for timetable and fare information.
Nature, gardens and walks
Spectacular park and woodland garden
Blakeney Point – Seals and boat trips
National Nature Reserve famous for bird watching and boat trips to watch the grey seal colony. Trips timed in relation to tide times, usually 2 trips a day.
www.beansboattrips.co.uk or www.temples.co.uk
Cley Marshes Nature Reserve
One of the finest bird-watching sites in Britain and wonderful walks – take stout shoes!
Cley Spy, Birdwatching at Holt
Tel 01263 740088
Norfolk Sea Fishing
Sea fishing charter trips from Wells-Next-the-Sea.
Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path
National Trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
An award winning attraction for nature-lovers. Nature trails, lakes, bird watching and stunning gardens.
Priory Maze & Gardens, Sheringham
Ten acres of gardens – a hedge maze, garden and plant centre, tea rooms
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston
Home of the unstoppable gardeners, Alan Gray and Graham Robeson. A stunning treat.
Open March to October. Tel 01692 650432.
History and Historic Houses
Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn
Stunning formal gardens at the stately home of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole
Tel 01485 528569.
Mannington Hall, near Saxthorpe
Enjoy the gardens and countryside around the home of Lord and Lady Walpole
Ruins of a moated and fortified 15th century manor house.
A forty minute walk from Rookery Farm across footpaths – great scenery on the way.
Stunning ruins, classical music concerts all summer
The Muckleburgh Collection
The UK’s largest privately owned working Military Museum just a couple of miles from the estate.
Sailing Barge ‘Juno’
Explore the coast aboard this luxurious sailing barge.
Norwich Castle, Norwich
Built by the Normans as a royal palace 900 years ago, it’s now one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Museum, art gallery, lots to do for all the family.
One of the finest 17th-century houses in East Anglia. Fantastic walled garden and woodlands with walking paths – easy for pushchairs and prams. Carols in courtyard at Christmas. Led walks by National Trust volunteers. Café in stable yard
One of Britain’s most majestic stately homes – open-air concerts, too.
One of England’s greatest Jacobean houses, famed for its spectacular long gallery.
Park, gardens, events, exhibitions, workshops, cafe. Outdoor concerts bookable in advance
Enjoy a day at the races from autumn through to early summer.