Further afield

Well when we say further afield, between 30 and 60 minutes away in a car. These locations make a great day out of maybe you could plan them in on your way to or from your holiday at Chapel Cottage?

The Muckleburgh Collection (12 miles/ 25 mins)

A popular attraction is the Muckleburgh Collection: the largest privately-owned

collection of tanks, armoured cars and other military vehicles. The main

attraction has got to be tank driving but there are a multitude of static exhibits.

Weybourne (12 miles/ 30 mins)

The village is surrounded by well-ordered arable fields, woodland and heathland. The area is excellent for walking, enjoying the countryside and coast. There are opportunities to see wildlife, sea-fishing on Weybourne Beach and bird-watching are very popular.

The beach is mainly shingle but has some small cliffs offer great views of the surrounding countryside.

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Brancaster (30 mins/ 13 miles)

Brancaster was famous for its siting of the northern-most Roman fort of the Saxon Shore, but is now better known for Brancaster beach, of which the National Trust maintains an interest, The Roman settlement here named Branodunum. Numerous theories exist as to what the Roman presence would exploited in the area, in particular, the natural harbour that the fort would have been very close to at that time.

Brancaster National Trust Activity Centre 

Run children's adventure days and family fun weeks.  Events emphasis the fun that can be had when exploring the environment through outdoor pursuits. We are outside as much as possible to keep the children entertained, making the most of the coast that surrounds us, i.e. orienteering, sailing, kayaking, exploring.

Bircham Windmill (30 mins/ 15 miles)

Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. Visitors can climb the five floors up to the fan stage and, when possible, on windy days, visitors can also see the sails and the milling machinery turning.  There are bread baking experiences, tea room & gift shop.

Norfolk Lavender, Heacham (35 mins/ 18 miles)

The oldest established full-scale lavender farm in England.  You make take a tour of the lavender fields, there is also an animal garden & playpark, tea rooms, herb garden and garden centre. 

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Amazona Zoo, Cromer (40 mins/ 20 miles)

After 2 years of development, 10 acres of derelict woodland and abandoned brick kilns on the outskirts of Cromer have been transformed into a home for a wide range of tropical South American animals, including Jaguar, Otters, Monkeys and Flamingos.  The park style zoo, has a network of paths and viewing areas, there is a cafe overlooking the lake, a picnic area and children's play area.  

Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade (40 mins/ 37 miles)

A monster day out set in 100 acres of woodland. Dinosaur Trail, Secret Animal Garden, adventure play area, small water park and lots more. 

Sealife, Hunstanton (40 mins/ 21 miles)

DIVE INTO AN UNDERWATER ADVENTURE! The underwater world is closer than you think! Visit Rescued Seal Pups, Penguins, Otters, Sharks and so much more!

Cromer Lifeboat Museum (40 mins/ 20 miles)

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer. Aimed at adults and children alike, this inspiring museum tells the story of Henry Blogg 'the greatest lifeboatman of all time'. Together with his crew, he risked his life to rescue 873 people from the sea. While visiting the Lifeboat Museum, don’t forget to visit RNLI Cromer lifeboat which is situated at the end of Cromer Pier. 


Snettisham Park (40 mins/ 21 miles)

Snettisham Park is a 329 acre Working Farm. A trip to us can involve many exciting adventures from seeing lambs being born, to our spectacular 45 minute deer safari where you will meet our magnificent red deer herd. You can bottle feed lambs, collect fresh farm eggs and ride ponies as well as taking a walk on one of three wonderful trails.


Bewilderwood, Hoveton (1 hr/ 33 miles)

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