Lots to see, lots to do 2014

Posted January 2nd, 2014

As part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Overstrand, Aylmerton and Wickmere are ideal for traditional bucket-and-spade seaside holidays, walking, bird watching, fishing and a host of other activities.

Here are some of the popular things to do locally:

Historic Houses
Wolterton Hall
Eighteenth century house built by diplomat brother of Sir Robert Walpole with fascinating history and interesting collections. Spectacular landscape views.

Mannington Hall
Beautiful gardens with lake, trees and shrubs surround a medieval moated manor (not open). Feature trees, shrubs, roses. Country walks and trails with lovely views.

Visit stately homes – Sandringham, Holkham, Houghton, Blickling, Felbrigg, Wolterton and Mannington

Boating on the Norfolk Broads
Explore the Broads at your own pace, with flexible boat hire to suit everyone. (www.broadstours.co.uk/)

Explore the Norfolk Broads by canoe, kayak or bicycle. (www.thecanoeman.com/)

Watch the birds– at Wells, Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, Blakeney National Nature Reserve and Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve (www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk )

See the Seals– boats go out from Blakeney (

Take a sightseeing boat trip – Wells Harbour Tours (www.wellsharbourtours.com).

Mucleburgh Collectionof tanks and equipment, Holt (www.muckleburgh.co.uk)

Meet some wildlife – drive to Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens, Fakenham (www.pensthorpe.com)

Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway)
One of the UK’s great five heritage railways, The Poppy Line offers a spectacularly scenic ride from Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and through the heathland to Holt. (www.nnrailway.co.uk

An award winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. Treehouse, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling, marsh walks and really yummy food! (

Dinosaur Adventure
A monster day out set in 100 acres of woodland. Dinosaur Trail, Secret Animal Garden, adventure play areas and lots more. Sat Nav: NR9 5JE.


Tracy Riches, Poppyland Holiday Cottages, 21 Regent Street, Wickmere, Norfolk, NR11 7ND
Telephone 01263 577473 | stay@poppyland-holiday-cottages.co.uk

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