Dog friendly attractions in North Norfolk

Dogs really are part of the family and when it comes to book your holiday one important consideration is finding dog friendly accommodation as well as things to do while away. Luckily for you North Norfolk is full of dog lovers and your four legged friend will be welcome at a whole host of attractions – meaning no more kennels.  

Bure Valley Trains – Aylsham

The Bure Valley Railway is a great day out for all the family where you’ll be able to take a nostalgic trip on a steam train on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway. Dogs are welcome on the trains and the railway has their own resident Cocker Spaniel called Henry.

Broads Tours – Wroxham

Whether you want to hire your own boat or just take in the sights on a guided tour, Broads Tours offers a great way to experience the diversity of the Norfolk Broads and take in the beautiful scenery. All boats allow dogs and the guided tours offer light refreshments, are wheelchair accessible and have a fully licensed bar on board.

Holkham Beach

A trip to North Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without at least a day at the seaside and Holkham beach stretches for miles between Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Overy Staithe. Here you can let your dog off its leash and enjoy the miles of open ground that makes up the Holkham Nature Reserve.


Wells-next-the-Sea is a great place to enjoy a day out at the beach and your dog will be well catered for at the Well’s Beach Café which welcomes dogs inside. The café also has a free Wash n Wag dog wash where you can clean your pet before leaving in the car. Dogs are welcome on the beach at Wells but there are restrictions with a dog free area and protected areas that are roped off to protect nesting birds.


Join the Norfolk Coast Path at Thornham and enjoy a scenic walk along the coast to Old Hunstanton which is a great dog friendly beach. Take the coast hopper bus service back to Thornham and stop off at The Orange Tree pub which offers a great selection of food and drink including dog menu with delicacies such as pig’s ear and bone with marrow.

Holt Country Park

If you’re looking for a day away from the coast then a trip to Holt Country Park lets you get back to nature and explore the pretty woodland of the park. With coloured trails that loop around you’ll be able to enjoy a number of walks in pretty surroundings. Don’t forget to bring a picnic with you as there is no café on site but there are plenty of places where you can eat your picnic.