things to SEE & DO in north norfolk
discover north norfolk
For family fun all year round, there are plenty of all-weather attractions. Visit zoos, adventure parks, museums and nature reserves. You can take steam train rides and boat rides and ramble round historical places of interest. North Norfolk's unique coast & countryside means you can enjoy many activties like crabbing, rock pooling, sailing, beachcombing, kite flying and building sandcastles.
Famous for festivals celebrating its heritage, there are lots to enjoy in north Norfolk. The Crab & Lobster Festival and Viking Festival are must sees and Summer sees annual carnivals in seaside and market towns. For those seeking arts & culture, you will find galleries & exhibitions, and concerts ranging from classical at country houses, to outdoor clubbing events. There are also festivals celebrating our local beer, literature and food & drink. To explore the area's history, visit the excellent museums and exhibitions, and you can even take a journey back in time on a heritage steam railway. Our Deep History Coast is great for fossil finding, since the discovery of a 600,000 year old mammoth's remains, as well as a prehistoric flint axe and 850,000 year old footprints – the oldest evidence of man found outside the Great Rift Valley in Africa.
North Norfolk's other hidden gems include the remains of two World War II Covenanter tanks in Titchwell Marsh, revealed at low tide. Close to the shore is ‘Britain’s Great Barrier Reef’ the Cromer Shoals Chalk Bed, created in the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs roamed. It is the longest in the world at 20 miles long. And in nearby Kelling Heath, take advantage of the dark skies to star gaze and if you're lucky, see the aurora borealis, or northern lights.