Some of Our Favourite Things To Do & See
We love the glorious sandy beaches at Hunstanton. A Victorian seaside town with charm and character; renowned for its striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets. Have a go at kite surfing! Explore the coast and visit Wells, Heacham, Burnham Market, Cromer and Sheringham and visit the seals on a boat trip to Blakeney Point.
A wander around our ancient market town of Downham Market, 4 miles away, known locally as 'The Gingerbread Town', also home to a clean, well-run swimming pool and leisure centre.
Enjoy a superb mix of shopping, history, cinema and entertainment in King’s Lynn. http://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/explore/kings-lynn
It's not everyday you see your local butcher in a London Bus on the river! Hilgay Raft Race, a hilarious fun-packed, fund-raising event on the river in our normally very sleepy little village! Every July. See the news story.
Dinosaur Adventure, a favourite with our children! A truly ‘monster’ day out with brilliant indoor and outdoor activities. http://www.dinosauradventure.co.uk/
BeWilderwood, another favourite! A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food! Our children loved building a den. http://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/
Stow Hall Gardens; a very local well-kept secret! Shh! Welcomes dogs on a lead. . http://www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/stowhallgardens.asp
The Hare Arms, 5 miles away, simply good local food and beer in a beautiful setting. http://theharearms.co.uk/
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve and England’s most famous fen. http://www.wicken.org.uk
The Cathedral City of Ely, home to 'The Ship of The Fens', one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England. Enjoy a trip on the river! http://visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/
Fishing at Dent’s in Hilgay, just across the road, 5 well-stocked fishing lakes. http://www.sweetpotato.uk.com/fishing.htm
Ryston Park Golf Club, in the next village, welcomes visitors. http://www.club-noticeboard.co.uk/rystonpark/
WWT Welney Wetland Centre, for year-round 'birding' also well-organised activities for all the family. http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/welney/
Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, 5 miles away. A wonderful children’s farm, with many rare breed animals and tractor rides, serving healthy local produce with large outside and indoor play areas. http://www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/
No-one ever forgets their first glimpse of Oxborough Hall! A magnificent 15th Century moated Manor House (National Trust). We are fortunate to be surrounded by many National Trust Properties locally. Although not National Trust, we are also close to The Royal Sandringham Estate, fabulous for walks and also fantastic children's play area! http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/east-of-england/
Cycling and motorcyclists: The gently rolling countryside and quiet back roads are ideal to explore by bike, we have somewhere safe to store bicycles, let us know in advance so we can move the tractor!
Walking: The region is simply a haven for nature lovers and those enjoying the great outdoors. We provide maps and suggested walks in The Coach House. http://www.countrysideaccess.norfolk.gov.uk/circular-walks.aspx
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Finally, the official VisitBritain website for the area: http://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/