Days out

We have an abundance of great Country Estates to explore and enjoy in Norfolk. We'll start with the Queen's holiday home of Sandringham, the house and gardens are open to the public from March to October. There is a great playground for smaller children and it is a lovely place to have a walk and a picnic. Holkham Hall is one of my favourite places to visit, they hold events throughout the year March - October, have an amazing playground, delicious cafe, rent a bike to explore, walk down Lady Anne's Drive to the beautiful beach, discover the historic house and end with a drink at The Victoria pub. Perfect! Houghton Hall is open May - September and is known for it outdoor sculpture collection. Other estates include Blickling Hall, Felbrig Hall, Sheringham Park and Wiveton Hall.

Beans Seal Trips is a dog/child-friendly day out. The boats depart from Morston Quay daily and the time is dependant on the tides, it really is a wonderful way to see these beautiful animals. The seal pupping season is from November - February.

North Norfolk Railway The Poppy Line has steam and diesel trains that run from Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt, they hold popular events throughout the year including a magical Christmas trip. It's a great way to see the coastline.

Beaches - We are completely spoilt for choice from Hunstanton all the way round to Cromer... There is a great guide of Norfolks 9 best beaches for different activities, personally, I prefer to go crabbing in Burnham Overy Staithe and see the Seals in Titchwell (we are lucky enough to have a small colony). In my opinion, Brancaster and Holkham really can't be beaten, one of my favourite walks is along the sea wall at Burnham Overy Staithe to Holkham beach. All the beaches are connected by the Coastal Path which you can access via the Norfolk Trails site. You can download printable maps here.

If you fancy a day out with a difference, why not book a beach hut on Wells beach for the day? Peak season they cost just £31/day!