in the UK
The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and broads (lakes) that cover 117 square miles of un spoilt natural wetlands and together make up one of Britain's National Parks. Most of the area is navigable and consists of anything from small ponds through to large open areas such as Hickling, Barton and Breydon.
Obviously with so much water around one of the
most popular things to do in Norfolk is sailing. The Norfolk Broads are best
seen from a boat and it is quite common for visitors to have a week long break
sailing along winding, reed-
The Norfolk Broads is a great area for getting away from it all, seeing nature in it's natural habitat and exploring beautiful countryside. You don't need to have your own boat to enjoy the Norfolk Broads as there are many companies that have boats for hire, whether it is for a day trip, a short weekend break or a family holiday.
Animal Adventure Park -
Banham Zoo is home to over 2000 Animals and is set in over 35 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. The zoo is the ideal size in that you can see everything on a single visit.
The zoo has a number of features that visitors enjoy. They offer several feeding talks and presentations where you can learn more about the animals. There is a farm animal petting and feeding area, an activities and education centre for children and a guided train ride through the park. Most visitors enjoy the walk through lemur enclosure as the animals mingle with visitors.
For the daring, there is Skytrek, an aerial adventure course within the grounds of the zoo. This is a joint venture and is paid for separately.
Amazona zoo in Cromer is a smaller zoo with over 200 animals. This is the ideal place to learn about South American wildlife.
Visiting the Seals at Blakeney Point is almost a tradition in the area and has been enjoyed by holiday makers for generations. Although it is possible to walk out to Blakeney Point at low tide, the best way is by boat from Blakeney or Morston Quay. Many people stop off to have a coffee in the visitor centre, wander around to see the abundant bird life before returning later. About 20 minutes walk at low tide is Holkham Bay with a sandy beach, pine forest and nature reserve.
Hunstanton Sealife Sanctuary Combines a spectacular indoor aquarium with a seal hospital and rescue centre, penguins and otters.
The Sealife centre in Great Yarmouth has Sharks,
Crocodiles, Penguins, Seahorses and Rays and walk through the shark tunnel under
Bressingham Steam & Gardens has four railways and 20 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens containing over 8000 plants species. The collection of working locomotives will take you round the magnificent gardens and woodland. The site also has locomotive sheds that allow you to see the power and the glory of mighty steam engineering up close. Bressington has 'The National Dad's Army collection' and some of the items in the steam museum are vehicles loaned to the TV show for filming.
Great Yarmouth Racecourse hosts a wide range of public events alongside horse racing including antiques fayres, craft fairs and music concerts. The track is a left hand course used for flat racing only and is shaped in a narrow oblong about a mile and three quarters round, with two long straights about five furlongs in length.
Pleasure Beach has over 25 rides catering for all ages. The theme park is located on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, dominating the seafront skyline with its famous Skydrop. Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun white knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill, water attractions to catch your breath and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours.
Visit a Real Glass making Experience in Langham Glass in Fakenham. For a really unique memento why not have your child's hand or foot cast in glass?
is the beautiful country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. Many thousands of
visitors come to see the House, Museum and Gardens or just to enjoy the Country
Park. Sandringham is a well managed, thriving, self-
The castle now houses the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, which holds significant objects from the region, especially archaeological finds.
Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors
in Britain. Visitors can descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated
shaft to see the jet-
Adventure Park have provided a plan of action for the
Find great things to do, the best Norfolk attractions, cheap family days out, romantic weekend breaks & fun things to do visiting Norfolk this weekend.