If it is a relaxing rural getaway rather than a high powered city break then look no further than Norfolk. Located on the east coast of England it makes for a short break destination with its small towns, rural villages and long stretch of coastline to explore.
Norfolk has a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs, including the opportunity to get back to nature with camping near the beach or maybe a self-catering cottage in the rural countryside.
There are a wide range of eateries to choose from when in Norfolk, from the popular fine dining restaurants in Norwich town to the more old time pubs in the Yarmouth area. Each using locally sourced ingredients, you will not be disappointed be it pub grub or restaurant fine dining.
Take a Trip to the Seaside
Norfolk has many sandy beaches to choose from, including Gorleston; the beach itself stretches for miles and is increasing every year due to erosion along the Norfolk coast. There are cafes and amusements located nearby so it’s perfect for entertaining the whole family all day long.
When in Norfolk a trip to the nearby Norwich Cathedral is well worth a visit if you like your history. Don’t forget your camera when visiting this beautiful imposing landmark. The stained glass windows are incredible with some newer, more modern additions, which help to create a tunnel of colour. There is plenty to see with separate chambers and various displays and artefacts to explore, whilst viewing mirrors help with the viewing of the ceiling. During holiday periods there are often children’s activities.
Experience Something Different
A quick way to see as much of Norfolk as you can in a short space of time would be taking a train journey along the Poppy Line; a popular visitor attraction in Norfolk travelling throughout the countryside. The steam train offers the opportunity to experience life in the 1960s riding first class, with visitor guides to help point out landmarks along your journey.
If you want to do something out of the ordinary when in Norfolk then alpaca trekking offers just that. Available in Wells, it is a top local attraction with the alpaca owners on hand to offer you advice and share their knowledge of these wonderful animals. You will be guided on a trek through the town with them, a truly excellent experience.
Get Close to Wildlife
Families will enjoy exploring the Amazona Zoo in Cromer. Set in secluded grounds on the North Norfolk Coast and with a fascinating collection of animals and birds including jaguars, monkeys and parrots, as well as an outdoor play area, the whole family will remember their visit to this wonderful zoo in Norfolk.