Days Out

Just a few miles away from the cottages, in the village of Gressenhall, is the popular Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Built in 1775 as a workhouse, at its peak in 1801it housed 670 ill or destitute people from local parishes. Today it contains Roots of Norfolk, providing visitors with vivid experience of life in years gone by. Adjacent is Union Farm. Still run today in the style of a farm from the 1920s, the farm showcases a range of rare breed animals, including Suffolk Punch horses, one of the oldest breeds of working horses recorded in the UK and traditional farming techniques. It also has a fabulous play area suitable from the littlest to the biggest of kids .

Children will also enjoy the nearby Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, which is just a ten-minute drive away. You could also pay a visit to Castle Acre Priory, or Banham Zoo both of which are about half an hours drive away. A little further afield are Africa Alive in Lowestoft, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens near Yarmouth or Amazona Zoo in Cromer, to name just a few. For the adventurous, there’s always Go Ape Thetford at High Lodge Forest for some tree top challenges.

The fine city of Norwich is just 16 miles away and has a fabulous selection of pubs, clubs, shops, cafes, parks and churches, as well as two cathedrals and Norwich Castle Museum . The award winning outdoor market tempts you with around the world street food, pop up shops and traditional stalls. Norwichs’ castle and market place district is one of the oldest parts of the city and this is the perfect place to begin if your journey to Norwich is one of historical discoveries, Inside the Forum is the tourist information centre, where you can book a guided walking tour, as well as pick up a free city map.

There are many country estates to explore, including the Queens in Sandringham, birthplace of Diana, Princess of Wales. Other to enjoy are Holkham, Bickling, Wolterton Park, Houghton Hall ( home of Britain’s first prime minister), Oxburgh Hall and Felbrigg Hall.

On the North Norfolk coast, Hunstanton, Sheringham and Cromer are a great days out for some seaside fun and the beaches of Wells next the Sea, Holkham and Waxham will provide the perfect day out. Further a field is the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth and its Pleasure Beach and no trip to Norfolk would be complete without visiting the famous Norfolk broads which are a short trip to the east of the county.