Norfolk is a great destination at any time of year. Miles of unspoilt coastline, hundreds of picturesque villages, historic market towns, seaside fun, internationally important nature reserves, the beautiful Norfolk Broads and Norwich, a fantastic heritage and shopping city, are just some of the delights on offer.
The weather in Norfolk is drier and sunnier on average than any other part of the UK. With its easterly position, the Norfolk coast enjoys the longest days and some of the best weather for happy holidays in the UK.
Norfolk is a low-lying county in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast and to the north-west, The Wash borders the county. The bustling city of Norwich is the county town at Norfolk.
School half term dates in Norfolk.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these school half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes. Always check school opening dates with your school and local education authority.
The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and broads (lakes), most of which are navigable. The square area of the Norfolk Broads totals 303 kilometres and just over 200 square kilometres of these waterways are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 Broads. The depth of these waterways is usually less than 4 metres deep. Thirteen of the broads are completely navigable whilst three others have channels open to navigation running through them. There are plenty of reputable boat hire companies operating on the Broads, with higher prices normally occurring during the half term holidays and summer season.
The Norfolk Broads get very busy during the Norfolk school holidays but it is possible to book out of season accommodation and save money and time!
It takes a lot to beat Bressingham Steam and Gardens for a fun packed family day out during the school holidays. Bressingham is where world-renowned gardener and horticulturalist, Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam, to create a truly unique experience for all the family.
Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official 'Dad's Army' exhibition in existence, you'll find something for everyone when you arrive at Bressingham.
Diss is a pretty town with its 16th century timber-framed houses. Aylsham holds popular auctions for fine art, books and antiques. Swaffham has a famous market as well as a wind turbine with viewing platform! Fakenham has a busy racecourse, if your passion is horse racing.
The unspoiled villages and market towns of Norfolk give tourists a place to sample local food and good beer.
Great Yarmouth has over fifteen miles of sandy beaches that stretch from Winterton in the north to Hopton in the south. There are many traditional beach attractions, including trampolines, crazy golf, fun fair, pony rides and bouncy castles. A very popular UK holiday destination for families.
If you choose to visit King's Lynn during the school holidays you should pick up a copy of ‘Discover King's Lynn' from the Tourist Information Centre and follow the Heritage Trail. Take the Pilgrimage Trail, to discover the 15th century Red Mount Chapel. If you choose to explore the Maritime Trail, you will find out about King's Lynn's most famous son Captain George Vancouver. Explore the Hanse Walk to unearth King's Lynn's European connections with the historic Hanseatic League of Traders.
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