If you’re after a jam-packed city break where you absorb large amounts of culture, Norfolk isn’t for you. If, however, you quite fancy a rural retreat with long coastal walks and wildlife, there’s no better place. Surprise, surprise — much of the activity here revolves around the water, from boating on the Broads to seal spotting in the North Sea. Stay in one of our hotels in Norfolk for a weekend exploring the great outdoors. With this much open-air activity, there’s guaranteed to be a car full of sleeping children on the way home.

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Book a hotel in Norfolk and start exploring the 93 miles of coastline. Cromer Beach sits in the middle of the Norfolk Coast Area of Natural Beauty and offers a golden sand beach, breaking only for the resting seals. Download and print the Cromer Treasure Trail to keep the children entertained. For older kids, maybe a surf lesson? After a day at the beach, sleep well at our Norwich Cringleford Hotel, 26.4 miles from Cromer. If you’ve had enough sand in your shoes, visit Sandringham Estate, one of The Queen’s country homes. The house showcases rare and interesting pieces that have been collected by the royal family, but no visit is complete without a walk around the grounds. Our Kings Lynn Long Sutton Hotel is 20.1 miles away.

Things to do in Norfolk

Nicknamed ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland,’ the Norfolk Broads make up a network of waterways throughout the county. The best way to see it is, of course, by boat. Either join a tour or book your own. The village of Horsey is a great starting point and it’s just 10 miles from our Great Yarmouth Acle Hotel. You’ll be treated to a windmill as soon as you get going. For something different, go to Bewilderwood. Located a 25 minute drive from our Norwich Central Riverside Hotel, this is a myths and legends themed adventure park. Expect treehouses, zipwires and boat trips.