With such a diverse landscape and plenty to do, there is no denying that it serves as the perfect staycation location. Norfolk has been blessed with some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, making it an incredibly scenic part of the UK.
However, it is not just the coastline and views which make it stand out from the rest, it’s the atmosphere and the fact there is so much to see and do.
The British have become accustomed to opting for a weekend or week staycation, because let’s face it, it’s a lot easier than having to book a flight and hotel somewhere overseas, and not to mention cheaper. Short breaks away, are what your family will treasure for the rest of their lives, as some of the best memories are made on these trips.
Things to do
As we said above, Norfolk is known for its miles of unspoilt coast, 90-miles to be precise, and this is what draws many to this region. This coast is a spectacular sight, and can also make the perfect family day out. Places like Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton, Cromer and Gorleston-on-Sea are all great examples of beautiful beaches, with many of them having a number of seaside attractions surrounding them.
In Cromer, you will find the only ‘End-of-the-Pier’ show in the world. The Cromer Pier Show, is one of the only true live variety shows in Britain, which we are sure you’ll just love! There is a blend of music, ballads, acts and comedians. Come rain or shine, Norfolk beaches are there to enjoy through every season.
Throughout Norfolk you will find a number of great family-friendly activities, which are great for all ages:
· Banham Zoo, Banham
· Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Hunstanton
· Amazona Zoo, Cromer
· Lynn Museum, Kings Lynn
· Dinosaur Adventure, Norwich
Norfolk is home to the Broads National Park, and in this area there a group of villages and towns which are lovely to explore. Throughout The Broads there are 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways, which are surrounded by beautiful towns and villages. Often referred to as ‘the Venice of the east’, it serves as a fantastic experience for many looking to relax on the water. There are plenty of places along the waterways to explore and get a bite to eat. Hire a boat, bike or just simply walk along the water and you won’t be disappointed. There are many boat trips which are available through the waterways, if don’t fancy driving a boat yourself.
For those who wish to explore towns, there are some traditional and beautiful ones throughout this county. Norwich is a wonderful mix of modern and old, and its city centre is great to walk around. As well as being the most complete mediaeval city in the UK, it has great music, cultural and arts scene. If you are looking for great High Street shopping, then there is no need to look any further.
So, if are looking for the perfect staycation, we have a lovely range of short breaks for families, which are sure to suit all needs.
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