Preparing a short break to Norfolk

I haven’t been on holiday to Norfolk since I was 9. However, it’s a holiday I have very fond memories of. I particularly enjoyed Great Yarmouth and sailing a boat along the Norfolk Broads. We recently took Autumn camping in Cornwall, but I’d actually planned to camp closer to home in somewhere like Norfolk or Dorset first! Norfolk is about 2 hours from us in Kent, perfect for a short break. I’ve been chatting to the blogging community about what there is to do in Norfolk if you, like me, are considering having a holiday there.

1. Bewilderwood

Bewilderwood, as suggested by Leigh at Dad Geek is not your usual theme park. Nestled in a beautiful forest setting, stories and magic are laced around the park. There are treehouses, rope bridges, slides, zip wires, a maze and more for children to explore!

2. Gruffalo Hunting

The Gruffalo is a very popular book, for good reason! In Thetford Forest you can go on a trail to find The Gruffalo, with the help of an app that turns signposts into animated 3D scenes. Another suggestion of Leigh at Dad Geek, this sounds great.

3. Redwings Horse Sanctuary

If you’re a horse lover like me, a trip to Redwings Horse Sanctuary would make a lovely day out. Lyndsey at Me, Him, The Dog and A Baby had a lovely day there earlier in the year. She was pleasantly surprised by what was there and how much there was for the family to look at, considering entry is free.

4. Pensthorpe National Park

If nature, flower and walks are your thing, Lyndsey also recommends a day out at Pensthorpe National Park. Suitable for the whole family, there are lots of different areas to explore. There is also an indoor play area!

5. Blakeney

Emma at The Money Whisperer recommends going to Blakeney for some crabbing and mud sliding!

crabbing and mud sliding in blakeney, norfolk

6. Cromer Pier

Emma also recommends going to see the show at the end of Cromer Pier. It’s the oldest end of pier show in the world!

cromer pier show, norfolk

7. Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Mandi at Big Family Little Adventures recommends Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. It looks great fun and as though there is something for everyone at this dinosaur theme park! There are also undercover activities, should it rain.

8. Teddy Bear Festival

If you plan your visit for July, there is a teddy bear festival! Cat from Theo Plus Grace recommended this and shared this great picture of some straw teddy burglars!

9. Boat Hire

One of my favourite memories of my own holiday to Norfolk was sailing a boat along the beautiful Broads. You can hire boats for the day from various places around the Broads or go on a wildlife spotting trip.

10. Bowling House

Bowling House in Norwich is a beautiful bowling alley with good food and drink. It’s not your usual run of the mill bowling alley. The lighting and decor is beautiful. Take a look for yourself in this post by Jules at Pondering Parenthood.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Norfolk Cottages. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own. 

Thanks to Matt Davey on Unsplash for the cover image.

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