Golf: Hunstanton Golf Club (10 minutes’ drive) Hunstanton is a challenging ‘out and back’ championship links course that is testing and fun and visited by golfers the world over. A top 100 course set in a spectacular seaside location where members always make visitors welcome all year round.
Extreeme Adventure Weasenham (25 minutes drive) Hours of adrenaline rushing family fun (must be 10 years of age plus) which takes aerial trekking to new extremes. Swing, climb and jump at 20ft or 40ft for the more adventurous! High up in the trees there are over 20 different elements to conquer. In addition there is a 3G swing, a 80ft fan descender jump and a 1,000ft zip wire.
Norfolk Coast Cycleway. The route takes you along idyllically peaceful back roads and country lanes parallel to the Norfolk Coast from King's Lynn to Cromer (59 ½ miles). It's signposted all the way and takes you past dozens of historic sights, country churches, village pubs and viewpoints, best take a touring or mountain bike.
Cromer Karts Northrepps Cromer ( 60 minute drive) Beginner taster sessions for 8 years and upwards through to full team racing sessions on their tarmac 500 metre track.
Norfolk Ski and Snowboard Centre Norwich (60 minutes drive) The club is open all year round and provides for 12 years+ an extensive range of lessons and sessions for all disciplines and ability levels.
Planet Ice Drayton Norwich (55 minutes’ drive) A very different way to chill out with lots of different ice skating experiences for the absolute beginner through to expert level.
Bowlers Bowling at the Pier Hunstanton 10 lane full-sized alleys with bumpers for younger players an amusement arcade downstairs and child-friendly restaurant
Abraham's bosom Wells-next-the-Sea (25 minutes drive) Abrahams bosom is a very pretty outdoor leisure area. The area has a 7 acre lake with 60 canoes and rowing boats , 8 professional trampolines [with coach] bouncy castle with ball pool, crazy golf, mini golf and a pool room with 3 tables. All this surrounds a lovely picnic area. A great idea for family days out in Norfolk.
Blackbeard’s Adventure Golf course, Hunstanton (10 minutes drive) An 18 hole golf course with a Pirate and Aztec theme. Donkey rides and other young fun can be found nearby
Premiere Tennis and Racquets Club Sedgeford (5 mins drive) If yu don't want to totally relax this centre boasts 3 indoor tennis courts, 1 outside tennis court, 2 squash courts, fully equipped gymnasium, sports shop, sauna and steam plus bar and lounge area.
Norfolk Sea Fishing, Wells-next-the-sea (30 minute drive) Try your luck on Tope, Cod, Bass & Mackerel Fishing all along the beautiful Norfolk coast ! Also offering short Mackerel trips for novices or anyone wanting to pursue the joys of sea fishing.
01487 813648 or 07880 812375. http://www.norfolkseafishing.co.uk/
Wind and Kite surfing Hunstanton (10 minute drive) One of the major sports on the Norfolk coast whether you are just being dragged along the sand by the kite (intentionally or by accident) or surfing and buggying. Kite surfing and kiting can be done most places, with Brancaster and Hunstanton beaches being very popular.
Imagine Health & Spa, Knights Hill Hotel, King's Lynn (20 minutes drive) A top of the range spa, prices for an Imagine day spa experience start from £49 for two hours. Give your significant other a special few hours with a range of treatments including massage, reflexology, manicure and pedicures.
Birdwatching Norfolk has a large number of birdwatching sites, ranging from RSPB & Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserves with lots of facilities, to more low key general birdwatching areas where it is possible to get away from it all.
Beach days (Holme, Brancaster & Holkham and many more) You can walk to the beach from Thornham Bay or it's just a 10 minute drive from Pigeon Wood.. Norfolk offers many of the best beaches in the UK with miles of golden sands .You will find plenty of room for beach cricket, kite-flying or an undisturbed picnic in the dunes – even on the sunniest days in July and August.
Sandringham Country Park an area of 243 hectares of The Queen's private Estate at Sandringham designated as a Country Park. The park is open every day, there is no charge for entry and parking is also free. There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one 1½ miles long (2.4km) and the other 2½ miles long (4km), and there are many other woodland paths to explore either on foot or bike. Tractor and trailer tours also run daily.
Banham Zoo A1067 near Norwich (40 minutes drive) is set amongst 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with innovative and exciting enclosures, providing sanctuary for almost 1000 animals ranging from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs. Experience at close quarters some of the world's most rare and endangered animals. Plan your day around their fascinating daily animal feeding talks!
Peddars Way and the Norfolk coastal Path (access to it within 15 minutes walk) runs for 93 miles along a distinctive Roman road from Knettishall Heath Country Park to just beyond Sedgeford at Holme-next-Sea and then the path crosses wide sandy beaches to Cromer pier. It is an enjoyable mix of country lanes, footpaths and tracks through a varied landscape of open heath and meres, woodland, rich farmland and beachside walks.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Inside you will find an amazing variety of animals from Otters and Penguins, to a full Seal rescue facility and hospital. Among the rich diversity of life in the displays are Sharks, Seahorses and Rays.
Crabbing this is a favourite Norfolk pastime with some of the best catches at Brancaster and Wells Quay all you need is some bacon, a line and a bucket and hopefully not too much patience. Never fails to enthral youngsters and horrify adults! Don’t forget to put them all back…
Sea and Seal Tours. Operators Searles owns 3 vessels, two amphibious ones and an ex-diving boat moored near the beach at Hunstanton . The main tour lasts approximately 2 hours with a visit to 'Seal Island', which is located off the coast of Lincolnshire. There are around 3000 common seals in the Wash so you will 100% see some seals. There are two shorter trips of approx 30 minutes which explore the Norfolk coastline shipwrecks and all.
Traditional Seal Trips (40 minutes drive) Departing daily from the picturesque Blakeney harbour or Morston quay and great for older kids. Experienced captains guide you on their traditional clinker-built wooden boats which wind their way down the sheltered waters of the creek to the far end of Blakeney Point.
01263 740 753
Coasthopper. ( Access at Holme 10 mins drive, 30 minutes cycle & 60 minutes’ walk) The best way to explore the Norfolk coast. Buy a ticket and you can jump on and off all day long. Coast Hopper runs from King's Lynn to Cromer every 30 minutes til late. The bus stops in most villages along the coast and most local attractions can also be reached.
Amazona ZOO Cromer 45 minutes drive has taken 2 years to emerge from 10 acres of derelict woodland and the abandoned brick kilns just to the south of Cromer town. Now home to a wide range of animals from Tropical South America including Jaguar, Otters, Spider Monkeys and Flamingos.
01263 510 741
Norfolk Coast Shopping There are a number of great places to shop on the Norfolk coast where you will small businesses sell everything from clothes to crabs, pudding to pictures. Must-see places include Burnham Market, Holt and Wells-next-to-Sea which are all a short drive away.
Arts and Crafts Norfolk has a large number of small Arts and Crafts businesses, many of which are run in the owners garden shed, renovated barn or in specially created centres. You will find an array of pictures, pottery, candles and clocks as well as a whole range of special little items that you will never find on the high street.
Hunstanton Fun Fair Cracking fun at a traditional seaside funfair with everything from dodgems to carousel rides, ghost trains to candy floss. It’s what being young is all about! Entry is free but you pay for rides taken.
Mississippi Paddle Boat Horning (60 minute drive) The Southern Comfort is a luxury double-deck paddle boat which runs regular trips from the beautiful village of Horning, along the River Bure. Nature comes alive as you pass lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds.
Holkham Hall A classic 18th century Palladian-style mansion. Situated in a 3,000 acre deer park on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, it is part of a great agricultural estate. Attractions include: Bygones Museum, Holkham Pottery and Gift Shop, art gallery, café, tearooms, lake cruises and Holkham Beach and Nature Reserve.
Sandringham Estate (15 minutes drive) The Royal Family's home in Norfolk. Come and see where the Queen has her dinner and run around in her back garden. Take a look at the fascinating museum including the first Royal motor car, a fire engine and a roaring lion!
Muckleburgh Collection One of the UK’s largest working military museum of tanks, guns and vehiclesYou can even drive a tank o ride in a personnel carrier. Great historic exhibits, including uniforms, operating radios and loads of weaponry.
Majestic Cinema Kings Lynn (25 minute drive) 3 screen cinema with regular 3D showings.
Princess Theatre Hunstanton (10 minute drive) Theatre with some film shows, pantomime, tribute bands and family orientated seaside shows during the summer
01485 532252 http://www.princesstheatrehunstanton.co.uk/