Things To Do


North Norfolk has an abundance of beautiful, blue flag beaches to choose from:

Thornham Beach

Thornham Beach

Thornham Beach

A short walk from the famed Coal Barn along the North Norfolk Path, very secluded, but you have to watch the tide times.

Brancaster Beach
One of the most stunning beaches in the area, perfect for families and dogs, it has a small shop for hot and cold snacks and beach paraphanelia, and toilets on site.

Thornham beach

Brancaster beach


Hunstanton Beach
Broad sandy beaches and plenty of rock pools, it was awarded a blue flag in 2010 and offers many amusements on the seafront, including a small pier and a funfair.

Holkham Beach
Part of the beautiful Holkham Hall estate, it has been voted by Coast Magazine as the Best British Beach for the past 3 years in a row. Not much in the way of facilities but great for picnics and family days out.

Lovely beaches but also very popular with children for catching crabs on lines over the sea wall.

Days Out

Sandringham Estate
The Norfolk retreat of the Queen, the beautiful castle is a wonderful walk round and the gardens are pristine. For those less inclined or on a budget, there are 2 nature walks and a scenic drive, all free, accessible from the car parks. The walks include a picnic area and treetop viewing platform, great for the kids.
Holkham Hall and Estate
Another of England`s beautiful stately homes, the residence of the Earl of Coke since the 1700s and still a family home, there is also a deer park for wildlife lovers and of course the wonderful beach.

Dinosaur Adventure Park
Near Fakenham, ideal for kids and families, with trails, rides, excavations, dino tracking, races and more.

Norfolk Lavender
Lots to see and do at one of Heacham`s most famous attractions, with a kitchen restaurant, tea room and farm shop. For the kids there is a new play barn and rare breeds animal centre.

Bircham Windmill
Lovingly restored, you can climb to the top of the windmill for wonderful views across the countryside, the children can pet and feed the farm animals, there is a tea room and bakery, where the children can even try their hand at baking.

Fakenham Races
Just 15 minutes away, a perfect chance for a flutter on the geegees!


Hunstanton Golf Course:
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club(Brancaster):
Sheringham Golf Club:
Fakenham Golf Club:

Bird Watching

There is a wildlife conservation area at Thornham itself, and there are many different species to spot, including: The Barn Owl, Turtle Dove, Grey Partridge, Bullfinch, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Pink-footed Goose, Fieldfare, Brambling and Waxwing.

There is also the RSPB Reserve at Titchwell, one of their most visited nature reserves, and another at Snettisham.
Also there is a National Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Holme-next-the-Sea, the neighbouring village.
Lastly, there is Pensthorpe wildlife park, the home of BBC’s Springwatch programme.