Summer adventures in Norfolk

Do you remember climbing your first tree, building your most extravagant sandcastle, or creating the longest daisy chain you could when you were a child? Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into on a family day out at our places in Norfolk this summer.

A girl and boy running through the garden

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 there's a new cycle trail to help you explore the wider estate. If you're heading inside, come and see what cook and Mrs Forsythe is rustling up for Lord Lothian’s dinner party or join Mr Dunning the butler on his recruitment tour. Why not pick up one of our children’s trails when you arrive?

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.

Watch it grow

Felbrigg Hall 

Let your imagination run free at Felbrigg. Build a den, play hide and seek, or go for a bike ride. 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 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.