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Family activities at Morston Quay

Family visiting Morston Quay dressed for Winter
Visiting Morston Quay with family | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Plan a day full of fun and adventure at Morston Quay. Whatever your children are interested in, you’ll find plenty of ways to inspire their natural curiosity.

Working quayside

Morston is a working quayside with vehicles and trailers coming and going, so please take care around the car park and quayside areas when visiting as a family.

Planning your family visit

Here's the information you need at a glance to make the most of your family day out at Morston Quay:

  • Baby-changing facilities are available
  • Children’s lunchboxes are available in the café

Wildlife bingo

Pick up one of our wildlife bingo sheets when you arrive and try to spot and tick off each box as you look around for local wildlife... Then shout BINGO when you get them all! We have two difficulty levels available for you to try and there's an ID sheet on the back to help if you're not sure what you've seen!

Take part in an Easter trail

Our Morston Quay Easter trail runs daily from 28 March to 12 April, between 10am and 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm and costs £3 per child. Pick up your trail map from our Visitor Welcome centre in the Lookout. Find and complete the 10 activities that are hiding along the way, taking in the beautiful surrounding of this section of coast as you go.

Look and listen out for the wide variety of birds that can be seen amid the wide open stretches of saltmarsh. Finish the trail and collect your chocolate egg (we have dairy, vegan, and Free From options available).

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

There are lots of '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities to tick off whilst at Morston Quay. Here are a few recommendations:

No. 33 Go cloud watching

Find a spot to lie down and look up to the sky and see what shapes, trails and colours you can see in the clouds. Can you make up a story about any of the shapes you can see?

No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild

Why go home for lunch when you can eat in the wild? Pack a blanket and a picnic, or pop to our café to add to your supplies and enjoy tucking into your sandwiches surrounded by nature.

No. 13 Make a mud creation

There's often lots of mud at Morston Quay! Get your hands mucky and create a mini muddy sculpture, you could use sticks and pebbles or shells to help you. Make a muddy hand print or footprint, what shapes can you make?

No 32 Float in a boat

Take one of the Seal trips from Morston Quay and feel what it's like to be out on the water.

Male marsh harrier in flight over the saltmarsh at Morston Quay, Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Discover more at Morston Quay

Find out how to get to Morston Quay, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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