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Attractions

Spring Farm Campsite is situated in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, giving campers a central base from which to explore the best of Norfolk. From fun days out, to great walks and cycles, wildlife spotting, a fantastic coastline, local ales and railways, Norfolk has something for everyone. These are just some of the things on offer...

Seal watching at Blakeney Point
North Norfolk Coast



The North Norfolk coastline has much to offer; these are just a few suggestions:

 

Seal watching trips at Blakeney Point

Blakeney Point is looked after by the National Trust and is an important breeding ground for not only seals, but also many rare birds. Take a boat trip to watch the Grey and Common Seals in their natural habitat. There are a few companies which operate boat trips, booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

 

Beautiful Beaches

If you are after a day out on the beach, Wells-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton, Holkham, Mundesley or Sea Palling are excellent choices.

 

Estuary Walks

For truely scenic walks try visiting Holkham, Blakeney or Wells-next-the-Sea.

 

Cromer Crab

A trip to Norfolk isn't complete without experiencing a crab sandwich on Cromer pier!

Nature Parks and Animal Sanctuarys

 

Pensthorpe Natural Park

http://www.pensthorpe.com

With 660 acres of woodland, wetland and farmland habitats, this is a fascinating showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.

 

Water Gardens, Gooderstone

http://www.gooderstonewatergardens.co.uk

A unique restful attraction for all garden lovers, naturalists, artists and photographers.

 

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

http://www.redwings.org.uk

Thetford Forest

 

Located just under 20 miles away, Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in the UK. Start at the High Lodge Forest Centre to pick up useful information on the best places to explore.

 

Walking

There are 26 walking trails around the forest, most of which are suitable for pushchairs. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see red deer.

 

Cycling

There are a variety of routes which are graded by colour. Mountain bike hire is available from the visitor centre.

 

Adventure play

There are also children's adventure play areas and Go Ape for the adventurous adult!

Bird Watching

 

Norfolk is considered by many to be the bird watching capital of Britain.  A large portion of the North Norfolk Coast is nature reserve, including Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) Cley Marshes and Holkham National Nature Reserve. There are also numerous other bird reserves around the county including NWT Hickling Broad, RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and RSPB Snettisham to name but a few.

Visit http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/things-to-do/Birdwatching.aspx  for a brief guide to bird watching in Norfolk.

Even if you do not visit any nature reserves, you can still see barn owls and marsh harriers when out walking or you may spot the peregrines which nest on Norwich Cathedral. 

 

 

Norwich

 

The city of Norwich has much to offer, here are just a few suggestions:

 

Norwich Cathedral

Religious or not, Norwich cathedral is well worth a visit to admire the beautiful Romanesque architecture, take a free guided tour, learn about it's history or just try to spot it's nesting peregrine falcons.

 

Shopping

If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, the shopping in Norwich is excellent. From the cobbled Norwich Lanes to the Royal Arcade’s Art Nouveau elegance, you’ll be wowed by the eclectic mix of independent shops. And with two large city-centre malls and an impressive array of department stores, there’s something for everyone.

 

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Learn the history of the Castle, view it's outstanding museum collections, enjoy superb displays of the work of the Norwich School of Artists and read the fascinating stories told in the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum displays.

 

Plus much more...

From the iconic market to ghost walk tours, there is much more to experience in Norwich.

 

There is plenty of city centre parking and park and ride services operate from the A47.

The cliffs at Hunstanton
Norfolk Broads

 

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park. The open shallow broads and the connecting rivers and waterways, surrounded by reed beds and marshes are home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK. Boat hire is available from a number of compaies in Wroxham, Potter Heigham and Horning. Booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. There are also guided river trips available during the summer season from Norwich and Wroxham, offering shorter excursions for those wanting a leisurely afternoon trip.

Norfolk's Railways

 

Bure Valley Railway

Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads'. The 18 mile round trip runs through the picturesque Bure valley countryside following the meandering river through meadowland and ancient pasture stopping occasionally at small country villages.

 

Mid Norfolk Railway

The Mid Norfolk Railway is an 11 mile railway line which runs between the market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. Run entirely by volunteers, the railway runs Heritage Railcar and Diesel services between March and October every year, and weekends in June, July and August run Steam trains.