Summer fun for the family in North Norfolk

Summer fun for the family in North Norfolk

If you’re planning a family summer holiday in North Norfolk then you’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of fun things to keep you and the kids entertained. From simple pleasures such as building a sandcastle and riding a bike to trying something new such as learning to sail. If you want a holiday that is packed full of fun then you’ll love North Norfolk.

Boating and sailing

Any trip to the North Norfolk coast wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the seaside. Whether you’re new to sailing or are a seasoned sea dog there are plenty of water sports available to enjoy.

Morston Harbour, Norfolk

Sailing Dinghies at Morston


Take advantage of the relatively calms waters of Blakeney Point with a sailing course for the kids or get to grips with surfing the easy way by hiring a stand up paddleboard. For thrill seekers a powerboat course with get your adrenaline flowing and guarantee you leave the boat smiling.

Spend a day at the beach

Continuing the seaside theme spend a whole day at Brancaster beach which offers miles and miles of beautiful golden sand which is perfect for building sandcastles. Kitesurfing and kite boarding is popular on the beach and there is a dedicated launch and landing area for all kite users. For those that love nature why not take on the 4 mile Brancaster Straithe wildlife walk which takes in the coast, Barrow Common and an ancient Roman Fort.

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Brancaster Staithe

Discover dinosaurs

Take the kids to Dinosaur Experience for a fun day out for children of all ages. The indoor Dinomite zone is packed full of climbing nets, slides, bridges and ball pools and has an area dedicated to children under five. Outside, the fun continues with the Dinosaur trail where you can get up close to model dinosaurs and hear the sounds they make. Other attractions include racing quads, pedal carts, mazes, crazy golf, skywire, animal garden and much, much more.

Feed the seals

Experience a unique encounter at Sea Life Hunstanton by feeding the resident and rehabilitating common and grey seals. As well as feeding the seals you can see a variety of wildlife including otters,

Blakeney Point, Norfolk

Seals at Blakeney Point


green sea turtle, sharks, tropical fish, rays, penguins, Piranhas and dwarf caiman. The Sea Life centre really is packed full of interesting wildlife and has got plenty going on to keep you entertained on a dry or rainy day.

Take a leisurely bike ride in the park

Visit Holkham Park and explore the 3,000 acre grounds by hiring bikes and enjoying the traffic-calmed routes. Take a circular route around the lake and see if you can spot some of the Red Deer or Fallow Deer on your travels. Pack a picnic and bring some blankets to enjoy lunch by the lake or travel light and stop off in Holkham Village for some lunch.

A holiday cottage in North Norfolk provides the perfect base to explore the local area and pack in plenty of summer fun for all the family.

Bluebell Barn, Sculthorpe (sleeps 4)