Norfolk has many attractions to offer its visitors from zoos, theme parks, museums, wildlife, stately homes and railways, to name some that may interest you. The Norfolk Broads are one of the most important wetlands in Europe.
The best way to see the Broads is by boat, you can explore over 100 miles of navigable waterways. Many people hire a boat for a week and explore the waterways at their own pace. There are other options you can hire a boat for a day or an hour alternatively sit back, relax, and enjoy an organized boat cruise
Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway runs from Aylsham to Wrexham, Aylsham Station is situated half way between Norwich
and Cromer. In East Anglia and the Norfolk Broads you can enjoy sailing, fishing, hiking, walking and bird watching. There are lots of interesting and enjoyable places to visit
if you are on holiday with children.
The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre at West Runton near Cromer where you can see mare & foal parades, daily live shows and entertainment including wagon rides. There is a children’s farm, a large collection of farming implements, horse-drawn carriages etc.
Approximately one mile from Fakenham is the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, set in beautiful countryside with some wonderful lakes. You can explore miles of nature trails through woodlands and meadowlands. The reserve is home to many species of waders and waterfowl including endangered waterfowl, migratory birds can often be seen in the summer and winter months. Pensthorpe offers a range of activities especially for children, there is also a play area, restaurant and gift shop.
You can also experience a fun filled day out at Banham Zoo near Norwich where you will see some exotic and rare endangered animals here in the beautiful parkland. Learn all about the animals by listening to the talks and watching the presentations. There are some lovely picnic areas open in the summer months, a restaurant and snack outlets for food & refreshment.
The sea-side town of Cromer is about 20 miles from Norwich it is worth stopping off for a few hours, there is a good beach where you might want to spend some time, have a stroll along the pier and do the cliff top walk.
Another attraction you may want to visit is the Langham Glass Factory, a working factory where you can see live glass-making demonstrations; there is a play area, and restaurant, a factory shop if you wish to make a purchase!
There are plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation from hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and camp sites. Norfolk and Suffolk offer a good variety of outdoor activities as well as parks, gardens, museums, houses to visit, something to suit most everyone.