Conquer the 550-metre circuit at Karttrack Cromer. Head out to Blakeney Point to see England’s largest grey seal colony, with around 4,000 pups born each year: book a ferry trip from Morston Quay. Or ride the Bure Valley Railway between Aylsham and Wroxham, with a teddy bear-themed event every February.
Get over to Cromer for all manner of seaside fun, including crabbing off the pier, digging on the sandy beach, checking out the Banksy artwork, walking the clifftops, paddleboarding with Glide Surf School, and finding your way out of the 12-acre maize maze at Wizard Maze. Finish up with fish and chips from Mary Jane’s.
Discover a zoo with a difference at Amazona, focused on South American wildlife and home to over 200 South American animals and tropical birds, including jaguars, monkeys, snakes, flamingos and tapirs. Or experience BeWILDerwood, an adventure park with treehouses, play spaces and zip wires themed on a local children’s book.
Visit Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure for over 100 life-sized dinosaurs, a dinosaur trail, and indoor and outdoor play areas. Catch a film at Regal Multiplex, the oldest cinema in the country. See 120 vehicles, tanks and guns at The Muckleburgh Military Collection, or paint anything from a mug to a moneybox at Doodles Ceramic Café.
Head out to Norfolk’s hauntingly beautiful north and east coastlines that feature fabulous beaches such as Holkham, renowned as the jewel in the crown of this coast. Brancaster, Sheringham and the sheltered, west-facing Hunstanton are also all worth an afternoon of your time.
Take your pick of picturesque coastal villages as well, such as Cley-next-the-Sea, Blakeney, Weybourne, Overstrand and Cromer, or the galleries, boutiques and cafes of ancient Holt. Don’t miss the local history, either, with National Trust properties at Felbrigg Hall, Holkham Hall and Blickling offering fine historic homes and gardens.
Battle the wind as well as the rough at stunning Royal Cromer Golf Club, perched on the clifftops and ranked as one of the top 100 courses in England. Assassinate some clay pigeons at Go Ballistic. Explore the coast with Sea and Pine Cycle Hire in Sheringham. Or walk the dramatic North Norfolk Coast Path.
Fish for mackerel off Cromer Pier. Canoe in shallow waters with Hunstanton Kayaks, or out on the river with The Canoe Man. Or swish through the centre of Norwich with Pub and Paddle. Finish the day in The Gangway, Cromer’s first choice for cocktails, craft beers, Norfolk spirits, cakes and pastries.