Outdoor Adventures in Norfolk

*This is a collaborative post with Norfolk Country Cottages*

Norfolk is one of those places that I know I want to visit, it’s somewhere I see on TV and am always drawn to how beautiful it looks but had you asked me to find it on the map I wouldn’t have had a hope in hell until I checked a minute ago.  I associate it with being coastal and south of Manchester (which let’s be fair, most things are) but I literally had no idea where it actually was.  So if you’re geography is as poor as mine, Norfolk is a county in East Anglia which is the mid-East coast of England (also known as the sticky out bit before you hit the South  . . . yes, my geography is that bad!)

Having not been to Norfolk (yet!) I asked some of my favourite bloggers to tell me what they thought were the must do activities for a trip to “sticky out bit before you hit the South” . . .

What Alex Did lives in Norfolk and makes the most stunning videos.  I just had to share this one of his day at Sheringham Park which, as you’d expect from a National Trust property, looks like a beautiful place to spend day!

Little Pickle’s Mom spoke enthusiastically about a seal spotting trip she took to Blakeney Point where she was lucky enough to see hundreds of seals.

Becky from Baby Budgeting suggested eating on the big pirate ship that sits in the harbour before taking the little train down to the beach which is filled with multi-coloured beach huts (and I do so love a beach hut!)

Lauren from Dilan and Me suggested the very exciting looking Dinosaur Adventure Park:

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and continuing with the outdoor adventure theme she also suggested High Lodge Thetford Forest, this image alone is enough to make me want to visit:

What Hannah Did Next suggests BeWILDerwood which, with treehouses, zip wires and bridges looks like the sort of place that Ben would absolutely love to visit!

Lauren from Scrapbook Blog shared a beautiful post about Mundesley Beach full of beach huts, sandy stretches and sunshine.

Mundesley beach - Scrapbook Blog

I love that almost every one of these suggestions is fully outdoorsy and exactly what I expected from Norfolk.  Of course with all these exciting adventures to be had, you’re going to need somewhere comfortable and cosy to stay!  As I’ve mentioned before, we find more and more that self-catering properties are the best way of meeting our needs as a larger family so a quick look at Norfolk Country Cottages should solve that problem easily enough!

Have you visited Norfolk recently?  Have you got any recommendations that I’ve missed?

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