Things to do
Ideas for a Memorable North Norfolk Holiday
There is something for everyone within easy reach of Kiln Cliffs – the Broads, the ancient city of Norwich with its castle and cathedral and a wealth of individual shops that have grown up in its maze of little streets. There are many local markets, nature reserves and bird sanctuaries or you may like to catch the tide for a visit to Seal Island. Or stroll along Cromer Pier and see the End of Pier show. Often a must for our younger visitors is a day out at the American Theme Park or Pleasurewood Hills at Great Yarmouth, full of hair-raising rides and excitement. Around the village of Mundesley itself you will find facilities for golf, riding and fishing, or you may prefer to enjoy a stroll around the countryside and discover some of Norfolk’s old flint-built villages, churches and pubs.
Towns & Villages
The historic city of Norwich has a fascinating ancient cathedral and is a thriving modern metropolis.
The North Norfolk Wildlife Trust offers brilliant information about nature reserves in North Norfolk. These are some of their nature reserves:
Salthouse Marshes: One of a string of important birding sites along the north Norfolk coast.
Cley Marshes: Internationally reputed as a premier birdwatching site.
The oaks here are some of the oldest in the county and could be over 500 years old.
Hickling Broad: The largest expanse of open water in the Broads system, with a great deal to see on foot or by boat.
Martham Broad: This fabulous National Nature Reserve is one of the best sites in Broadland.
Pensthorpe is a multi award-winning attraction situated in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside.
In Mundesley-on-Sea, even in the summer, you will find on the beach a quiet and private place of your own. The beach is considered one of the best in Norfolk, with safe swimming for youngsters when the tide is out.
Mundesley has a busy and thriving village centre with shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants and a doctor’s surgery. There is a range of gastronomic options, from the feted fish and chip shop to substantial pub and hotel meals, offering such delicacies as locally caught crab and lobster. Mundesley offers shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a skate park, children’s play area, golf driving range (popular with teenagers) and plenty of dog walks. Teenagers are often to be seen body surfing.
North Norfolk boasts miles of sandy beaches perfect for lazy days:
- The village of Happisburgh (10 miles) famed for its independent lighthouse
- Sea Palling (20 miles) popular for wind surfing.
- Horsey Beach (22 miles) or Blakeney (19 miles) for seal watching
- Holkham Beach and nature reserve (26 miles)
- Hunstanton (45 miles) popular for kite surfing.
Mundesley, Cromer and Sheringham all have life guards in high season and year round life boat / in-shore rescue services.
- Amazona Zoo – Cromer
- Bewilderwood – Wroxham
- Wroxham Barns
- Priory Maze and Gardens – Beeston Regis
- Shirehorse Centre – West Runton
- Bure Valley Steam Railway – Aylsham and Wroxham
- Poppy Line Steam Railway Sheringham – Holt
- Muckleburgh Collection – Weybourne
- Alby Crafts and Gardens – Alby
- Sea Life Centre – Great Yarmouth
- Dinosaur Adventure Park – Weston Longville
- Pleasurewood Hills – Lowestoft
- Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens
- Banham Zoo
- Thrigby Wildlife Gardens
- Langham Glass
- Thursford (Unique Musical Collection)
- Strumpshaw Steam Museum