Summer adventures in Norfolk

Do you remember climbing your first tree, building your most extravagant den, or creating the longest daisy chain you could when you were a child? Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can enjoy with your children and grandchildren at our places in Norfolk this summer.

A child sowing seed in a pot

Blickling Estate 

There's plenty of choice when it comes to things to do with the family at Blickling this summer. The gardens are a natural playground and green fingered monsters can enjoy sow and grow activities in the Walled Garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both our nature trail and cycle trail will help you explore the park, especially for those wanting to burn off a little energy.

Boy dressed in costume at Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum 

Join us on Mondays during the summer holidays for special hands-on event days. Help out with the cooking and learn about vile Victorian recipes, experience life upstairs and down or meet a soldier from the Civil War.  Hear about the wealthy merchants or meet Queen Elizabeth I to learn about life during her reign. There's a museum trail available daily too.

A young family bird watching

Felbrigg Hall 

Let your imagination run free at Felbrigg. Build a den, play hide and seek, or go bird watching. You’re welcome to play games on the lawn, or head inside the Walled Garden, where you can see if your little ones have green fingers, in an area set aside especially for them.

Rock pooling at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Sussex.

Norfolk Coast 

What’s not to like about endless summer days spent at the seaside? The perfect location for family fun, picnics, sandcastle competitions, crabbing and beach games. Join us for Terrific Tuesdays at Blakeney Quay, Wild Wednesdays and 50 things Thursdays at Brancaster Beach.

A family enjoying a leisurely walk at Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall 

Throughout August, we’ll be running our popular Tudor Tuesdays and Wild in the Woods Wednesdays at Oxburgh. However, you don’t just have to wait until those days to have fun, there’s trails to enjoy, Victorian garden games to play and dens to build whatever day you choose to visit.

A child pond dipping at Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park 

Make the most of the long summer days and warm sunshine at Sheringham Park. Join us as we look for the incredible creatures that can be found living on (and in) the beach, we’ll go in search of Britain’s only venomous snake – the adder, as well as explore the world of bats as we take a stroll through the Park as night falls.

Children climbing a tree in the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire.

50 Things in the East of England 

This summer fill your days with challenges and adventures and become the explorer you were meant to be. To help you on your way, here’s our top places to tick off some of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.