The Best Outdoor Experiences in Norfolk

Plan your holiday in Norfolk to the finest detail. Read our guide of things to do and outdoor activities in Norfolk. 

Sure, there are big beaches and miles of stunning countryside, but have you ever seen Norfolk up close? Close enough to feel the sea salt whip your face or hear the pitter patter of deer hooves? There are plenty of opportunities to get back to nature in Norfolk. Make sure you add these activities to your next trip.

Norfolk safaris
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North Norfolk Safaris

There’s no need to travel to Africa for a thrilling safari, this is a real back to nature experience. Hop into the classic Land Rover and let the excitement build as you bump across meadows and splash through water to find a close encounter with Norfolk’s wildlife.

Experiences are available for one or two people at a time, in order not to disturb the habitat or wildlife. Your guide will take you to remote marshes and hidden hideaways where you’ll glimpse sight of owls, hares and more. From autumn to early spring opt for the ‘Wild Goose Chase’ where you’ll track down and watch pink footed geese. Don’t forget your camera! Price from £80 pp. Book here.

Sailing in Norfolk
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Coastal Exploration Company

Feel the wind in your hair as you sail Norfolk’s saltmarshes. You’ll see the coastline from a whole new perspective. A sailing schedule is released every Friday, however if you’re eager to book one of the four boats available for charter, then simply email your dates, what you’d like to do, and the helpful team will organise the rest! Charters include the opportunity to swim and eat delicious locally sourced food! Prices from £340. Book your boat.


Norfolk Paddle Board Hire
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North Norfolk Paddle Boards

Let’s set the scene; the water is gently lapping at your board, the sky is on fire and there’s only quietness as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. It’s easy to see why paddle boarding or SUP as it is known, has become hugely popular. It’s a great way to explore the water, and you don’t need to be an expert. It’s surprisingly easy to stand up and softly paddle along the marshes. Hire and tours are available at Brancaster Staithe, Burnham Overy Staithe and Wells-next-the-Sea.

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Grey seal pup on the beach in the sunset light of Blakeney, Norfolk

Seal Trips

A visit wouldn’t be complete without trying to catch sight of Norfolk’s cutest residents. There are a number of seal trips to choose from Morston Quay and Blakeney. Trips take place daily, weather permitting. You might also be able to spot the seals on a walk along the beach; they are often found basking on the beach at Horsey during winter months.

Read our guide to North Norfolk.

Broads Boat Tours

Norfolk is blessed with fantastic waterways. Tours and boat hire are a great way to see the best of the Norfolk Broads. Broads Tours ferries passengers from Wroxham to Salhouse with full commentary from the skipper. You’ll learn about points of interest and wildlife while taking in the stunning scenery. Dogs are welcome aboard too!

Plan your trip to the Norfolk Broads 


Local Deliveries in Norfolk

If you’ve planned the perfect staycation in a cute, cosy cottage, why not go all out and have local produce delivered? The Thornham Oyster Co deliver oyster platters complete with accompanying wine and seafood hampers straight to your door – fancy, eh?

For locally sourced jams, sauces, cheese, meats, cakes and more, place a hamper order at A Little Bit of Luxury.

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