Enjoy A Traditional Seaside Holiday in Norfolk

Norfolk has been attracting holidaymakers for many years and with its beautiful beaches and interesting countryside you can see why so many people head there for a family summer holiday.

Most families opt to stay in or near one of the seaside towns, where not only do you have family-friendly beaches but you’ll also find plenty of traditional seaside entertainment. Examples include Great Yarmouth which has lots of rides and amusements at the Pleasure Beach, as well as donkey rides on the sands for the kids.

Great Yarmouth Beach

Cromer has the pier as its central feature and then there are the quieter resorts like Sheringham, Hunstanton and Mundesley. You’ll also be able to visit more remote beaches like Holkham, a wide windswept stretch of sand near Wells-next-the-Sea.

Cromer western seafront ©  E Gammie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Cromer western seafront © E Gammie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

For Thomas the Tank Engine fans, there are plenty of different steam railways to visit in Norfolk, where you can take a ride on one of the steam engines. History buffs can visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum to see what rural life used to be like in Norfolk.

A nice meadow seen at the working farm at Gressenhall ©  Ashley Dace and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

A nice meadow seen at the working farm at Gressenhall © Ashley Dace and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

There are plenty of different attractions in the area which will appeal to families with children of all ages, including theme parks and animal parks. One such example is Snettisham park where you can visit a deer safari and have the chance to bottle feed the newborn deer. There’s also a Dinosaur Adventure park and Great Yarmouth has a circus at the Hippodrome.

As it’s such a popular holidaying place, there are plenty of different accommodation options. Choose from one of the many caravan parks Norfolk has to offer, or book a week in a hotel or B&B in one of the seaside towns. Of course, there are also plenty of private holiday cottages for rent in the area.

Caravans in Holiday Village, Hopton-on-Sea ©  Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Caravans in Holiday Village, Hopton-on-Sea © Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Norfolk is a great location for a traditional seaside family holiday, with plenty of other attractions within easy reach.

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Comments

  1. Pauline Wiles says

    The north norfolk coast, near Wells/Holkham/Blakeney is my favourite part. It’s incredibly unspoiled and a lot less fish-and-chippy than the more family oriented resorts to the east.
    Holkham Beach also became famous for its starring role at the end of Shakespeare in Love.

  2. Harry says

    Last visit was the coastal town of Sherringham in Norfolk. Absolutly beautiful.

  3. Steve Day says

    I spent the best years of my youth in Great Yarmouth and Caister-On-Sea. I love and miss that part of the country!