Norfolk has lots to offer all year round, especially for families. For our family our holiday starts as soon as we hit the A11, we find bbc radio Norfolk, crank up the volume and let it mellow us into the Norfolk way. In recent years, since having small kids, we’ve been most likely to make a trip down after tea time, kids ready for bed and try and do the trip in one go, no stops. However in haste and desperation to leave the work load and stress behind, we have been known to leave in the morning. There are some amazing little places to stop on route. We come from the south so head into North Norfolk from the A11. So here is some thing’s to do on this route, that ease you into holiday mode. If your anything like us, this transition can take days, so any way of making the transition quicker is helpful.
Thetford forest: This has a great cafe, toilet block and walks, we have a dog so it’s handy for that important pit stop.
A Place of historic interest, Grime’s Graves: An English heritage site, great place for a spot of history and picnicking . Check out http://www.english-heritage.org.uk for more information.
RAF Lakenheath: How about, for the plane enthusiast amongst you (Grandparents, children alike) A spot of plane watching at RAF Lakenheath, the largest U.S run military base in the U.K. They have a designated area where you can park and watch the fighter jets come in. Very impressive to watch, you will always know if there’s planes coming in or out, just look for lots of men with cameras and step ladders.
Go Ape: This is also based in Thetford forest, near Brandon. They have a Tree top adventure for adults and separate adventure for juniors (over 1m) and a New Segway forest adventure. It sounds like a well worth afternoon activity to do on the way into Norfolk or on our way home, perhaps one last memory made. At a glance on your trip into North Norfolk you could potentially make many stops and be fully transitioned into holiday mode, well before you park up and open the key safe. Every moment is an opportunity to make a memory … Even the trip to and from a Norfolk Hidden Gem. Check out http://www.goape.co.uk
if you do not travel up from the south then the only other way into North Norfolk is from the North and West through Kings Lynn. Check out tomorrows blog for more information on this route.