Things To Do

Things to Do? Just a flavour; there is so much to see and do in Norfolk and Norwich

2018 Looks forward to…

Winter @barnandbeach

Watch out for a full calendar of Norfolk activities listed on my April A2Z Challenge & our blog Barn & Beach also uses the #VisitNorfolkinWinter

The National Trust

With five attractions in easy reach of the Barn & Beach properties, National Trust members are in heaven. Blickling Hall, Sheringham Park, Elizabethan House Museum, Horsey Windpump and Felbrigg Hall with its fabulous walled garden… see local links and of course there is the annual opening of Heigham Holmes! The National Trust in Norfolk has so many ‘Things to Do’

The Broads

Twenty minutes by car and you are in the heart of the famous Broads at Horning, Hoveton or Wroxham.
Take a Day Boat and discover ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’ at your leisure…


Fine architecture and two cathedrals The city offers something for everyone;-

A ‘fine city‘ to spend the day exploring the lanes and alleys of old Norwich
Shop ‘til you drop, then relax in one of the city’s many great eateries.

Famous Norfolk Seals

At Blakeney harbour take a seal boat trip to see the colony, or the long way, a walk across the spit brings you out at the old National Trust Watch House on Blakeney point, from here through the dunes you can stand within one hundred yards of the seal colony, a truly rewarding day (approximately a ten mile round walk it is only for those with a good level of fitness). Alternatively a shorter walk to the Beach at Horsey will bring you up close personal with a growing colony of Grey seals.

Walking and Cycling

With so many great walks on our doorstep, coastal or countryside, we simply don’t have space to list them all here, we are happy to give you plenty of maps and directions to make your own.
If pre-ordered we can arrange two adult mountain bikes – you can use these to discover ‘route 30′ on the quiet lanes network.

Bird Watching

For enthusiasts there are species to note at every turn, a visit to nearby  ‘Hickling Broad’ is unique, a great day out on the watching from one of the many hides. As well as the many waders, Marsh Harriers are a local favourite.

Railway Enthusiasts

The Poppy Line Visit Sheringham Station to ride the Poppy Line (steam trains) to Holt Bure Valley narrow gauge railway runs from Wroxham on the Broads to Aylsham.