22 places to visit with your dog in Norfolk. Fun days out for the whole family – dog included!
There’s no need to leave your dog behind on a family day out when visiting Norfolk. The county offers plenty of places to explore with your pooch. Whether you’re visiting for the day, weekend or holiday, read our guide to the best dog-friendly attractions in Norfolk.
A mix of sand, shingle and footpath, it’s a fantastic walk with seal sighting opportunities. A ban applies to dogs from 1 April until 15 August due to nesting birds.
One of Norfolk’s best beaches for dog walkers. Explore miles of stunning coastline. There’s plenty of parking and it’s dog-friendly all year.
Bure Valley Railway
Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6BW
Pooches are welcome to hop aboard on the trains and walk beside the line with their owner. Fresh water provided and marquee will be available for shade in hot weather. Dogs are not permitted inside the café, but dog leash hitches are available.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Alysham & Coldecott | Tel: 01508 481000
Meet the horses and learn more about the work of the sanctuary. Free entry.
Blickling NR11 6NF
Dogs are not allowed in the house or gardens but there are four miles of beautiful walks within the grounds.
Main Road, Burnham Deepdale PE31 8FB | Tel: 01485 210305
Most of the site is dog friendly, and dogs are welcome to sit outside at the café. Pop up shops and events take place throughout the year.
Dogs welcome along the pier, but a seasonal ban applies to the beach so check ahead before visiting.
Tunstead Road Hoveton, NR12 8QU | Tel: 01603 783762
Well behaved dogs welcome on lead at this fun family-friendly attraction. There’s plenty to see and do including shopping, playing, mini golf and more. Note dogs are not allowed in stores, the Junior Farm, the Children’s Fun Fair, Mini Golf or grass areas where children may play to limit the risk of Toxocara Canis.
Beans Boats – Seal Trips
Mortson Quay | Tel: 01263 740505
Embrace the best of Norfolk’s wildlife and scenery with a trip to the see the seals. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Booking advised.
A pebbly beach that is dog friendly year round. A relatively quiet stretch of coastline, where walkers can stroll to neighbouring villages such as Cley and Salthouse.
Norfolk Broads dog walks
Lower Street, Salhouse, NR13 6RX
Salhouse Broad is a great place to explore with your dog. Dogs can paddle in the water before taking a stroll into the village, where they are welcome at Radley’s Tearoom and the Fur & Feathers Pub. Note dogs are not allowed in nature reserves and must be kept on a lead at Whitlingham Broads.
Sandringham Country Park
Sandringham, PE35 6EH | Tel: 01485 545408
Dogs are not permitted in the house or gardens but can enjoy the parkland. Most annual events at the estate are dog friendly. There have been reported cases of Seasonal Canine Illness at Sandringham Park so check ahead when visiting.
North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham Station, Sheringham NR26 8RA | Tel: 01263 820800
Hop aboard and Norfolk’s stunning landscapes. Dogs are welcome on trains for a small additional charge.
Fairhaven Woodland & Water Gardens
School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ | Tel: 01603 270449
A beautiful garden with woodland and lakeside walks. It’s 25p entry for dogs and they must be kept on a lead. A poop scoop can be provided for you to tidy up after your dog and pets are permitted to sit outside at the café.
Dad’s Army Museum
The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane, Thetford IP24 2DS | Tel: 07562 688641
Dogs are permitted in the museum but not in the Marigolds Tea Rooms.
Thetford Forest Park
Thetford IP27 0AF | 0300 0674400
Get outdoors and explore! Dogs are welcome in the forest including the area immediately around High Lodge Café.
It’s clear to see why this is an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, the white and golden sands stretch for miles, backed by a dense pine forest. Dogs can run free and enjoy the large beach, dunes and water all year round. There are lots of walking trails that take you through the forest and nature reserve. Please be aware of lead restrictions during nesting season.
Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB
Dogs are not allowed in the Hall but can enjoy the surrounding parkland. However they must be kept on the lead as there is lots of free roaming wildlife and deer.
Expect stunning scenery, wind-swept sand dunes and miles of golden sand. The huge expanse of sand means that even during peak season you’ll have plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy. It’s dog-friendly all year.
The Wells And Walsingham Light Railway
Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1QB | Tel: 01328 711630
Dogs are welcome aboard the trains.
Broads Tours River Trips
The Bridge, Wroxham NR12 8RX | Tel: 01603 782207
Hunstanton is split into two parts. The new area is a seaside town famed for its pink cliffs, however a dog ban applies during the summer. Therefore dog owners should visit Old Hunstanton, which offers a huge stretch of sand and a great place to watch the sunset.
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