Things To Do
This is a wonderful place for dogs & their owners: miles of sandy beach – just a short walk away where dogs are able to run off lead!
North Norfolk has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. The wide beaches are perfect for sunbathers, swimmers and those looking for plenty of space to play. Our beach in Mundesley is a ‘Blue Flag’ beach where children can paddle safely in tidal pools.
Within a twenty miles radius from our village you will find Norfolk’s famous wide sandy beaches such as those at Holkham, Wells, Brancaster – the setting for pop videos and movies. You can explore beautiful small forests, saltmarshes and The Broads.
As you travel around the area you will come across more pretty villages such as Trunch, Southrepps, Northrepps and Overstrand, bustling market towns (North Walsham, Aylsham, Cromer, Sheringham and Holt), secluded sandy beaches, wealth of fine medieval churches and acres of unspoilt countryside.
Cromer and Sheringham have been popular seaside resorts for almost 200 years and offer a relaxed pace of life for those looking for a really laid back holiday. Both towns also have a Blue European Flag for their clean beaches and bathing waters. Visit Cromer Zoo which opened in 2008.
Blakeney, Cley and Wells are outstanding centres for wildlife and a paradise for birdwatchers. You can take a boat to Blakeney Point to see the seals or try out crabbing on the quayside.
The Sandringham Estate & Museum is now the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The gardens, furniture, architecture and history will not disappoint.
Holt, a small Georgian town, is a great place for shopping or browsing around the many art and crafts galleries. You won’t be able to resist the tempting cafes and speciality food shops.
Walsingham is known all over the world as a pilgrimage centre for people of many faiths. There are several religious buildings in the pretty village and the peaceful atmosphere makes Walsingham a perfect place for those who want to escape for a while from the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts.
There are over 700 churches in Norfolk… Medieval and Saxon churches, picturesque thatched churches – and there are more round towers than in any other county. Some of these churches are to be found in the centre of towns and villages, whilst others are in splendid isolation. The Norfolk Churches Guide is an excellent source for further investigations.
Things to do with Dogs
- local agility and obedience classes
- great walks along miles of sandy beach, where dogs are able to run off lead
- woodland and nature reserve walks (Bacton woods, Felbrigg woods, Pigneys wood)
Things to do with Children
- Take your kids to Wroxham Barns to feed the animals at Junior Farm
- Bewilderwood offers a unique adventure with zip wires, treehouses and jungle bridges
- Visit Thrigby Wildlife Gardens near Great Yarmouth and Amazona Zoo near Cromer
- Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse promise a great day out
- you’ll find lots of fun activities at Norwich Castle
- Pleasurewood Hills is a family fun park in Lowestoft
- The Museum of The Broads offers lots of things to do and see
- Banham Zoo offers all manner of animals from the creepy crawlies in the Reptile house to Monkey’s and Tiger feeding walks
- Cromer Zoo offers many animals from the Amazon.
- Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway and runs from Wroxham to Aylsham
- Visit The Sea Life Centre, Great Yarmouth
- Take a boat trip to Seal Island and Blakeney Point to see the seals and birds in their natural environment