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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Norfolk

Britain's Finest Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Norfolk are listed below.

Holkham Estate (Historic House)

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk


The weight of time hangs heavy in the air in the glorious Statue Gallery while the richly decorated Saloon is groaning under the history of glamorous... more

The Hoste Beauty and Wellness Spa (Spa)

The Hoste Beauty and Wellness Spa, The Green, King's Lynn, Norfolk

The Green, Burnham Market, King's Lynn

For hands-on therapy the Hoste Spa provides the antidote to tired limbs and overworked minds. Glide your way to the serene treatment rooms and choose from... more

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Shirehall, Norwich, Norfolk

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich

Explore the Anglo Saxon and Viking Gallery’s 900 items, marvel at the mummy of Ank Hor in the Egyptian Gallery, learn about the Norwich School and... more

Langham Glass (Attraction / Activity)

Langham Glass, Greenway Lane, Fakenham, Norfolk

Greenway Lane, Fakenham

Watch the team of glassmakers using traditional century old techniques to create elegant handmade crystal and then pop into the shop where not only Langham glassware... more

Thursford Collection (Attraction / Activity)

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk

Thursford, Fakenham

Traditional Norfolk farm buildings have been transformed into Dickensian style gift shops, ice cream parlour, coffee-tea shop and our famous Christmas gift shop. November and December... more

The Muckleburgh Military Collection (Attraction / Activity)

The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk

Weybourne, Holt

At the time of opening, the principal display consisted of 30 vehicles and a small room describing the camp history. Since then, the Collection has grown... more

East Ruston Old Vicarage (Garden)

East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk

East Ruston, Norwich

The individual gardens contained therein include herbaceous borders, cutting and vegetable gardens, exotic garden, Desert wash, Mediterranean garden, sunken garden, autumn borders and a fabulous cornfield... more

Bradenham Hall (Garden)

Bradenham Hall, Bradenham, Thetford, Norfolk

Bradenham, Thetford

The flower gardens are formally designed and richly planted within beautiful yew hedges - formal rose gardens, a paved garden, and herbaceous and shrub borders. The... more

Pensthorpe Natural Park (Garden)

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk


Set in the beautiful Wensum Valley in North Norfolk, it’s famous for serving as the home of BBC Springwatch, giving viewers nationwide a peek into its... more

Royal Cromer Golf Club (Golf Course)

Royal Cromer Golf Club, 145 Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk

145 Overstrand Road, Cromer

The par three ninth green is surrounded by six bunkers before two average par fives lead to the cream of the course. The 14th lighthouse feature... more

Sea Mere (Garden)

Sea Mere, Seamere Road, Norwich, Norfolk

Seamere Road, Hingham, Norwich

There is a new wave garden featuring tall perennials that merge with the natural reeds fringing the mere. The highlight of the garden in summer is... more

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary (Attraction / Activity)

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Southern Promenade, Hunstanton

But there are plenty more sea creatures to see here too. Green turtles, penguins, black tip reef sharks, Asian short-clawed otters, Caiman crocodiles, seahorses, rays and... more

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway (Attraction / Activity)

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea

As well as the famous shrine, the town also has plenty of little shops, restaurants and inns to peruse plus a wealth of history... more

The Muckleburgh Military Collection (Museum / Art Gallery)

The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk

Weybourne, Holt

There is a sixteenth century saying “He who would Old England win must at Weybourne Hope begin” reflecting the ease of landing because of the deep... more

Norfolk Broads (Attraction / Activity)

Norfolk Broads, Broads Authority, Norwich, Norfolk

Broads Authority, Yare House, 62/64 Thorpe Road, Norwich

The Broads Authority was set up in 1989 to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Broads, promote the enjoyment of the Broads and protect... more

Bressingham Steam & Gardens (Attraction / Activity)

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Diss, Norfolk

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss

There are four steam railways to ride around the gardens on - the original owner was mad about steam locos and built up an amazing collection... more

Gooderstone Water Gardens (Garden)

Gooderstone Water Gardens, The Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk

The Street, Gooderstone, King's Lynn

Setting out his plans on the back of a piece of wallpaper, Billy’s imagination was fired and he set about getting the diggers to work on... more

Hoveton Hall Gardens (Garden)

Hoveton Hall Gardens, Hoveton Hall Estate, Norwich, Norfolk

Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton, Norwich

The grounds, with their many statues dotted around, have immaculately kept gardens including a lovely walled garden – in summer this place is a haven for... more

Sandringham House (Historic House)

Sandringham House, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk

Estate Office, Sandringham

The stables have been converted into a museum and house a collection of early Royal vehicles, including the first car owned by a British monarch, along... more

Sandringham House (Garden)

Sandringham House, Sandringham, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Sandringham, King's Lynn

Wander along the peaceful woodland walks or see the dramatic carrstone rockeries. The formal North Garden has pleached lime avenues or visit the intimate Stream Walk... more

Sheringham Golf Club (Golf Course)

Sheringham Golf Club, Sweet Briar Lane, Sheringham, Norfolk

Sweet Briar Lane, Sheringham

An out-and-back course designed over nine holes by Tom Dunn in 1891 and extended to a par 70 of 6,456 yards seven years later with rolling... more

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (Attraction / Activity)

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk

Church Road, Reedham

New Construction Site, New Puppet Chicken Show plus lots more. Animals galore including New Meerkat enclosure... more

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway) (Attraction / Activity)

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway), The Station, Sheringham, Norfolk

The Station, Station Approach, Sheringham

Full-size mainline steam engines, 3 superbly restored stations, William Marriott Museum at Holt station, railway carriage home at Holt station, refreshments at all stations, picnic area,... more

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate (Historic House)

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk

Felbrigg, Norwich

The restored Walled Garden has a working dovecote and the National Collection of Colchicums. The orangery dates from 1707, and is a miniature of the one... more

Hunstanton Golf Club (Golf Course)

Hunstanton Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton

Changes have been made over the years, including the addition of 40 bunkers. Plateau greens were introduced to the 6th, 7th and 8th holes while the... more

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate (Garden)

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk

Felbrigg, Norwich

Espaliered fruit trees, vines and figs trained on the old brick walls while beds contain dahlias, roses and herbaceous plantings as well as herbs. The ornamental... more

Banham Zoo (Attraction / Activity)

Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham, Norfolk

The Grove, Banham

The zoo also offers a lot of get closer type experiences, so you can book up to go behind the scenes in the big cat enclosure... more

Oxburgh Hall (Historic House)

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk

Oxborough, Swaffham

The Kings Room is panelled and hung with tapestries and in a corner is an accessible priest´s hole. There are attractive gardens with a French parterre,... more

Mannington Gardens (Garden)

Mannington Gardens, Mannington Hall, Norwich, Norfolk

Mannington Hall, Norwich

The Heritage Rose and 20th century Rose Gardens have roses in areas with designs reflecting their date of origin from the 15th century to the present... more

Houghton Hall Walled Garden (Garden)

Houghton Hall Walled Garden, King's Lynn, Norfolk

King's Lynn

Some 600 white fallow deer plus some rare deer species such as the Pere David and Sambar graze on the land. The gorgeous five acre walled... more

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (Golf Course)

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Brancaster, King's Lynn

The third, at 407 yards, is a classic par four with the marshes on the right and a second shot across a massive bunker to a... more

Sheringham Park (Garden)

Sheringham Park, Sheringham, Norfolk


There are stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and countryside from the viewing towers and many delightful waymarked walks through the park and mature woods,... more

Heacham Manor Golf Course (Golf Course)

Heacham Manor Golf Course, Heacham Manor Hotel, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Heacham Manor Hotel, Hunstanton Road, Heacham, King's Lynn

The Natural features of the Heacham and Ringstead Rivers run through the course and the design maximises these to the full potential, the rivers being an... more

Norwich Cathedral (Attraction / Activity)

Norwich Cathedral, 12 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk

12 The Close, Norwich

But there is a lot more here to see than the building. Inside is a treasure trove of religious art works and you will find amazing... more

Merrivale Model Village (Attraction / Activity)

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth

Who can resist the tiny damsel in distress waving from the castle turrets at the knight about to joust in her honour and the daring wee... more

Time and Tide Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth

Stroll through `Victorian Row´ and see the fisherman´s homes. Follow the transformation from a sandbank to the present day... more

Blickling Estate (Garden)

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk

Blickling, Aylsham, Norwich

Bring your bike and go sailing past stunning views, get hold of a map of the walks on the estate and set off to discover lost... more

Park Farm Hotel (Spa)

Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk

Hethersett, Norwich

At the heart of it lies a grand inviting pool, set off with relaxing dim lighting and surrounded by a bubbling hydrotherapy pool and a feast... more

The Bressingham Gardens (Garden)

The Bressingham Gardens, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk

Bressingham, Diss

Bressingham is also well known in gardening circles for its amazing winter colour and some 60,000 visitors a year fall in love with the seasonal shows... more

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary (Attraction / Activity)

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Norwich, Norfolk

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hilltop Farm, Frettenham, Norwich

There is also a museum to pop into focusing on farming history through the centuries. The site was set up by animal lover Wendy Valentine who... more

Holkham Estate (Garden)

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk


Go by foot or saddle up and cycle three marked routes that take in spectacular landmarks including the impressive 80ft obelisk, the highest point in the... more

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Museum / Art Gallery)

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich

The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class building, designed by Norman Foster, at the University of... more

Marriott Sprowston Manor Hotel (Spa)

Marriott Sprowston Manor Hotel, Wroxham Road, Norwich, Norfolk

Wroxham Road, Norwich

From detox, youth promoting, muscle easing and mind clearing, there’s something for you. Make a night of it and stay for the evening, extending your relaxing... more

Oxburgh Hall (Garden)

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk

Oxborough, Swaffham

The dazzling summer bedding for the parterre included ageratums and French marigolds. The Victorian kitchen garden is now planted as a formal orchard with plums, medlars,... more

Dinosaur Adventure Park (Attraction / Activity)

Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Norwich, Norfolk

Weston Park, Lenwade, Norwich

There’s also a chance to befriend some living creatures in the Victorian walled garden, where wallabies, sheep, kune kune pigs and donkeys roam, and the Fun... more

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden (Garden)

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, School Road, Norwich, Norfolk

School Road, South Walsham, Norwich

Boasting the UK’s finest naturalised collection of Candelabra primulas, a 950 year old Oak Tree (home to a family of ducks), and 130 acres of natural... more

Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre (Attraction / Activity)

Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth

You can help feed the sharks with a marine expert, get a manicure from the cleaner shrimp in the touch pool and learn about life underwater... more

Hindringham Hall Gardens (Garden)

Hindringham Hall Gardens, Hindringham Hall, Hindringham, Norfolk

Hindringham Hall, Blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham

The garden includes a walled vegetable garden, herb parterre, daffodil walk, bluebell copse, stream garden, bog garden, herbacious borders, autumn border, victorian nut tunnel and medieval... more

Pensthorpe Natural Park (Attraction / Activity)

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe Road, Fakenham, Norfolk

Pensthorpe Road, Fakenham

Not only is there a huge variety of birds and wildlife to spot, but families can choose from a range of activities to engage everyone whatever... more

Houghton Hall (Historic House)

Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk

King's Lynn

Inside it’s just as handsome; admire the grand and intricately designed rooms, constructed by the finest craftsmen of the time, and imagine life back in 18th... more

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