Norfolk is not short of family-friendly outdoor things to do, but if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration have a little look at our list of ideas…
Beaches I don’t know many people in Norfolk who don’t love a beach trip (apart from my youngest who has only recently started to enjoy the beach, although he still won’t go near the sea!) and we have LOTS of lovely beaches. Having grown up in the Midlands, it still blows my mind that we can ‘pop’ to the beach for a morning! Have a look at the list of Norfolk beaches, but we also have a post of Quiet beaches, with minimal shops and no arcades after someone messaged Mumbler on Instagram to request we put one together. (If you have any ideas of things we can put together that might help other parents/families, let us know as we’re happy to help!)
Woodland Walks These are my personal favourite! I love the smell of pine woods in particular and whenever we go on a woodland walk I always wonder why we don’t do it more often – I feel so relaxed (except if someone falls into a massive muddy puddle 5 minutes into the walk when you haven’t taken any tissues/wipes…learn from my mistake, people, take supplies!!)
Our recent Woodland fave is Harrison’s Wood in Sprowston for it’s plethora of dens to play in, but we also enjoyed exploring the new Broadland Country Park when it opened too.
There are so many great walks around Norfolk, check out our page of suggestions here. I’ve popped a picture of Taverham Mill below, but we visited a while ago and I’m not sure if it’s still open, so do check before visiting! It had a lovely little play area there too.
One of my Mini Mumbler’s favourite things to do is to go for a paddle, whether it be in the sea or in a stream/river. The water might be a bit cooler now we’ve hit September, but we’ve got a list of places that are good for paddling on the website.