Top Holiday Attractions in Norfolk - what to do, where to go and what to see

If you are heading to Norfolk for a cottage holiday or self catering short break we have compiled some of the must see places and the best things to do. Whether you are looking for some family fun, visit relaxing and peaceful gardens or immerse yourself in the history and culture of Norfolk then take a look at some great ideas below.

And, if you are still to book your self catering accommodation we have listed some great Norfolk cottages and apartments close to the attractions and available direct from independent owners and leading holiday operators.

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Bressingham Steam Experience and Gardens, Diss

Attractions in Norfolk

Immerse yourself in a steam experience at this highly popular family attraction. Narrow guage railway rides, Victorian steam roundabout, locatmotive sheds, traction engines, a royal coach, gardens and lots more.


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Norfolk Shire Horse Centre, Cromer

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This shire horse sanctuary at West Runcton (near Cromer) is home to 5 breeds of heavy horses, a farming bygones museum, indoor wet weather play area, Blacksmith days and so much more. Includes feeding of animals.


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Hunstanton Sea Life Centre, Hunstanton

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The Sanctuary features a seal hospital, outdoor pools, penguin and otter enclosures and a breathtaking aquarium with an underwater display tunnel. Come face to extraordinary face with the newest residents from the Hammerhead shark family. A pair of Bonnethead sharks have joined the tropical sharks in the mighty ocean tank. Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is now home to a Chinese Mitten Crab found on the Ouse Wash. Chinese Mitten crabs are an alien species to our British waters, an unusual looking crab, which has furry looking bristles covering its claws earning it the name the ‘Chinese Mitten Crab’. Location: Norfolk (South East)


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Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, Great Yarmouth

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At this SEA LIFE Centre you'll enter an underwater tunnel display housing tropical sharks, sea turtles and colourful reef fish. This year the centre welcomes a colony of Humboldt penguins, all bred at other SEA LIFE attractions. These endearing, sometimes comical creatures come from the coasts of Chile and Peru where there are estimated to be fewer than surviving 10,000 pairs. Colonies like this may one day provide a vital lifeline for this endangered species. Their disappearance would certainly be a tragic loss to the animal kingdom. Location: Great Yarmouth (South East)


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Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth

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East Anglia's most popular tourist attraction, occupying a nine-acre seafront location in Great Yarmouth. With over 20 large rides and crazy golf, water attractions, kiddie rides and awe inspiring white knuckle classics... There is something for everyone.


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Dinosaur Adventure Park, Norwich

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Armed with your Adventurers' Guide, explore and play in 100 acres of woods and parkland, discovering the amazing world of the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs, creepy crawlies, educational activities, discover tribes, raptor racers, Jurassic putt and lots more.


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Banham Zoo, Banham

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Banham Zoo is the ultimate fun filled day out for all the family and home to almost 100 animals from around the world. Set in 35 acres of gardens and countryside you can see everything from the big cats to birds of prey, and siamangs to Shire horses.


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Royal Air Defence Museum, Wroxham

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The museum traces the history and development of Air Defence Radar since its invention in 1935.See the history and development of Detection, Air Intelligence Photography, Air Defence Radar and Air Battle Management from the 1930's to the modern computer technology of today.


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Looking for Accommodation close to Norfolk

If you are looking to spend a short break or holiday in Norfolk there is a lot of great quality self catering accommodation, ranging from apartments and cottages to lodges and chalets, to choose from. Of course, you will also find some lovely guest houses, bed and breakfast and hotels in Norfolk. Find out more by using the links below:

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