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The Coastal Mummy: There are so many incredible things to do in Norfolk!

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With the summer holidays now here, entertaining children becomes a challenge.

As parents, we go from having our school aged children at home for two whole days to seven whole days!

There are so many pressures that come with the summer holidays too from working parents juggling to parental guilt when it comes to not doing enough. As parents, we need to remember to be easy on ourselves. It hasn’t been the easiest year after all. But how family friendly is Norfolk?

Rebecca Fisher with kids at the sea. (47297277)
Rebecca Fisher with kids at the sea. (47297277)

Norfolk has a great amount of history to be discovered as well as over 100 miles of coastline to explore. As a county, we might not have the biggest zoos or the largest theme parks but it certainly does pack a punch when it comes to things to do for families.

Norfolk prides itself in having some of the best beaches in the UK. People travel for miles to come and experience them and we have them on our doorstep. Holkham, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Hunstanton and Brancaster are some of the most well known of our beaches and great for a family day out.

Travelling to them via bus is probably the best way as it cuts down the amount of traffic to villages and you don’t have to worry about parking. A beach day is great for all budgets too.

Mable's in Burnham Market (50320244)
Mable's in Burnham Market (50320244)

If an attraction is what you are after then the Norfolk Heritage open days are coming up in September. There is a great King’s Lynn Heritage day as part of it so that is an amazing way to show children the local history. Castle Acre and Castle Rising are also historical sites that are worth visiting.

Along the coast are some of the best places to visit and again you can reach these via the bus.

Snettisham Park is a great one for farm loving children who want to experience a working farm, Mables Paint Pot in Burnham Market is one of the most beautiful shops in Norfolk.

With its colourful windows and flowers around the door and windows, it is a traditional sweet shop and pottery painting studio. It does get busy but is a must visit if you are in the Burnham Market area. Burnham Overy Staithe also has a new ferry which takes you to Scolt Head, you need to check tide times but it is an easier way to visit Scolt Head with

A top tip for a budget-savvy day would be to research walks in the local area. There are so many lovely places to walk, you get to plan your own day out and it is also a brilliant way to get out of the house to get your daily steps in. However, you have been spending your summer holidays, don’t be too hard on yourselves. We can create our own adventures and Norfolk definitely makes that more achievable with its amazing family friendly activities! There are incredible things to do in Norfolk!

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