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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Gressenham Farm & Workhouse (40 mins/ 21 miles)
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is based in a former workhouse, originally opened in 1777 as a ‘House of Industry’. Now the site houses an extensive museum exploring what life was like for those who once lived and worked here. The museum allows you to stand in an evocative workhouse setting, face to face with projections of staff and inmates, and listen to the first-hand stories, often tragic, but also inspirational, from the people who once walked these whitewashed corridors.
Gressenhall’s farm used to produce food for the inmates at the workhouse. Today, the farm showcases a range of rare breed animals, traditional farming techniques and reveals how farming has changed over time.
A new playground incorporates many new features from rope bridges and slides to a zip wire and swings, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Set in 50 acres of unspoilt Norfolk countryside, there is plenty to explore.
Roarr Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade (40 mins/ 37 miles)
Set in 85 acres of gorgeous woodland, come and hunt dinosaurs on our trail! From raptors rummaging in the undergrowth, to our giant Brachiosaurus, take a leisurely walk and see if you can find them all! Strap up and swing in the trees, marvel at dinos hiding in the woods, scamper around the maze or test your nerve on the assault course. Pet cute animals, admire the not-so-cute ones and maybe make a few animal friends too. Splash, climb, race and then take a break in one of our tasty food stops before deciding what challenge you’re ready to take on next.
BeWILDerwood, Hoveton (1 hr/ 33 miles)
BeWILDerwood is the enchanting world of Twiggles & Boggles. An award-winning, forest full of family fun. BeWILDerwood is based on the magical children's books written by local author and creator of BeWILDerwood, Tom Blofeld. The whole family can spend hours running, whizzing and clambering on the sustainable wooden play structures, from aerial ropewalks to climbing walls, balancing logs and muddled mazes in a beautiful forest setting.