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Camping Holidays in Norfolk

Norfolk provides such a rural idyll that it’s hard to feel anything other than relaxed when visiting this charming county. With its diversity of scenery from the fens to the broads and with coastline aplenty there are beautiful vistas wherever you look.

Such charming scenery also boasts charming towns and villages, whether on the coast or in the countryside. It also has some rather grand places to boot, Holkham Hall and the Royal residence of Sandringham to name but a few.

A holiday in Norfolk is sure to offer you the opportunity to escape it all and leave you well and truly recuperated before heading home.

Norfolk Broads

Norfolk is a truly excellent location whether you want a fun, interesting or relaxing family holiday. In fact why not have all three!

The landscape is diverse and there is a wealth of natural wonders to explore, yet with it being relatively flat it is an excellent location for walking and cycling for families and this is a healthy and fun way of exploring. There are several unique landscapes to discover in Norfolk; the coast, fens, Broads and the Brecks, as well as a multitude of historic villages and towns amongst it all.

The Norfolk coastline is truly breath-taking; from Hunstanton in the north west with its majestic cliffs, to Brancaster Bay with its huge swathes of sand and magnificent skies making it worth hanging around for sunset.  Then there are the wonderful seaside resorts too; head to pretty Cromer, where its famous crab surely has to be on the menu, and of course there’s the fun family resort of Great Yarmouth with amusements and activities aplenty. The coast hosts plenty of nature and is particularly well known for its bird-life, so for any budding naturalist it has to be the perfect location. In particular there’s Holkham National Nature Reserve with its pinewoods, dunes and saltmarsh. You can take a boat trip out to see the seals and visit the Sea Life Centre Sanctuary at Hunstanton. If you prefer to get more active and try out something new then why not have a go at windsurfing, land-boarding, sailing or water-skiing, it’s all on offer on the Norfolk coast.

Even inland there’s plenty of fun to be had splashing around. The Norfolk Broads are a truly unique network of rivers and lakes and are easily explored by boat, or you could take to two wheels and see the sites on your bikes. In the countryside too, there are some lovely villages and market towns worth a visit and you can also be sure you’re never too far from a good pub! A particular highlight includes Wymondham in the south of the county; this beautiful ancient town also has a Benedictine Abbey and is a great place to explore some history. And if it’s history you’re after then visit King’s Lynn and Norwich. King’s Lynn with its stunning quayside, minster and medieval old town just oozes maritime history and will certainly keep you well occupied. Norwich is the only city in the county and offers some great shopping opportunities in some truly individual shops. Another ancient town is Thetford and with its nearby forest it offers more fun and activities for all the family. With cycle hire, walks and tree top adventures with Go Ape there’s a lot of outdoor fun on offer!

Campsites Norfolk

There are many campsites to choose from in Norfolk, the hard part is deciding exactly where you want to go with so much to see!

On the coast there are plenty of sites to cater for all tastes and budgets. There are fewer sites further inland but still plenty to choose from, whether you want to stay in the broads, fens or forest, Norfolk caters for all. With its splendidly warm microclimate and low rainfall The Brecks are an excellent place for a spot of camping.

Glamping fans will also be pleased with what is on offer. Choose to stay in a yurt in the gardens of Burlingham Hall or how about a tipi on a farm at Burnham Deepdale? There are again plenty of options to suit all!

Holiday Parks in Norfolk

Things to do

Bewilderwood, Horeton

A fantastic forest adventure awaits! With tree houses, zip wires, bridges, boat trips and more this day will be packed full of fun for everyone.

Norwich Cathedral

Soak up the history and culture presented by this magnificent Norman cathedral. Enjoy its tranquillity and learn more by participating in a guided tour. There’s also a herb garden to potter around and an exhibition area which often has new and interesting exhibitions throughout the year. A must see for all visitors to Norwich.

Fineway Launch Hire, Wroxham

The best way to explore the Norfolk Broads is by boat so why not take one out for the day! This family run company offers daily boat hire for 2-11 people. Book ahead in busy periods to avoid disappointment.

Sea Life, Great Yarmouth

More than an aquarium the Sea Life centre is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the deep blue sea and all its inhabitants. With a newly extended display area and hands on rock pools with native and tropical species no one will be complaining of boredom on this trip!

Getting there

Although there are no motorways in Norfolk getting there is still relatively easy. From London the M11 and then the A11 will get you in to the county in around 2 hours. From the north the A1 and then the A17 is the most direct route.

Taking the train is another viable option. There are direct trains from London Liverpool Street to Norwich in just under 2 hours. Regular trains can be taken from pretty much anywhere else within the country but you’ll just have be prepared to make 1 or more changes, this should be fine as long as you plan ahead.

Norwich has its own international airport if flying is your preferred option.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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