Summer holiday fun at Sheringham Park

Bug hunting at Sheringham Park

Take a walk through the wild garden with its impressive viewing towers, explore the different habitats throughout the 1,000 acre estate and enjoy a range of events and activities. Whatever your children are interested in, you’ll find plenty of ways to inspire their natural curiosity at Sheringham Park this summer.

Pond dipping - one of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'
Pond dipping at Sheringham Park
Pond dipping - one of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'

‘50 things to do’ Fridays 

Are you ready to try out 50 of the wildest and most exciting things to do outdoors this summer? Join us on Fridays in August for a different activity as we help you complete the '50 things to do before you are 11 ¾’.

Meet at the visitor centre, where you can pick up a ‘50 things’ guide and get involved in pond dipping, den building, bug hunting and creating wild art! Activities take place in the Bower between 10:30am-12:30pm, and 2pm-4pm.

Visit our events page to find out what’s on each week.

Join Mowgli and friends for a night to remember
The Jungle Book
Join Mowgli and friends for a night to remember

The Jungle Book
Tuesday 20 August, 6.25pm-9pm

Join Mowgli, Baloo, the fierce some Shere Kahn and other characters in this thrilling new interpretation for all the family. The show features puppets, colourful characters, audience interaction and all the comedy and fun that has defined Strange Fascination over the past five years. 

Bring a picnic and enjoy the adventure this summer – perfect entertainment for young and old alike!

Book tickets for the show. 

Bat walks
Explore the world of bats as we take a stroll through the Park as night falls. Learn about these fascinating mammals and listen to them with the help of a bat detector. 

Find out more about these evening adventures!


Family survival school
Wednesday 14 August 10:30am-3:30pm

Has your family got what it takes to survive in the wild? Hone your survival skills with a bitesize bush craft adventure! Build a waterproof shelter, light a fire without matches, forage for edible food and learn how to navigate with a map and compass. 

Sign up for a full day out in the Norfolk backwoods!

Join our adder spotting adventure!
Adders at Sheringham Park
Join our adder spotting adventure!

Adder adventure 

Join us as we go in search of Britain's only venomous snake – the adder! Tracking wild animals is one of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11 ¾’! Adders are shy, but we know of some places in the Park where they can be seen… if we are lucky!

Find out more about our adder adventures!

Moth trapping at Sheringham Park
Moth trapping
Moth trapping at Sheringham Park

Batty bats and mad moths

Tuesday 20 August, 7pm-9pm

Join us as we go in search of creatures of the night. Look for bats with a bat detector and have a go at moth trapping. Going on a nature walk at night is one of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾’!

Sign up for this evening walk event, which is especially suitable for families with younger children.


Family forage days

Family events exploring the wild plants growing in the Park that you can (and can’t!) eat. Foraging for food is one of the ‘50 things to do before you are 11 ¾’! We will do a ‘bush tucker trial’ and then venture out into the Park looking for 'food for free'.

Join us as we head off the beaten track to fill our tummies!


Owl prowl
Thursday 29 August 2019, 7pm-9:30pm

A family event exploring the twilight world of owls. We will dissect an owl pellet to see what owls eat and learn to call like an owl. Then we'll venture out as dusk falls to listen for Tawny Owls, which are particularly active at this time of year. Going on a nature walk at night and discovering wild animal clues are two of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾’! 

Sign up for this hoot!

Rock pooling at Sheringham seafront
Rock pooling
Rock pooling at Sheringham seafront

Rock pool ranger days

Join us as we look for the incredible creatures that can be found living on (and in) the beach. Checking out the crazy creatures in a rock pool, catching a fish with a net and catching crabs are three of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾’!

Starting at Sheringham seafront we will explore the tidal pools and beach to find some amazing marine life. We will be digging for worms, netting for shrimps and catching crabs! 

Find out more details about these watery adventures.

Flying a kite

50 things full activity list 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole list, then here it is.