We have experienced some out of season sunshine this month, with October being labelled one of the warmest and most pleasant on record. With that in mind, you may be planning a last minute break to the county, perhaps a weekend getaway, where you can discover some last minute vitamin D before the harsh winter sets in!

Here are some great ideas for things to do on your break to Norfolk when the sun is shining:


Ever heard of gillying before? All you need is a crab line, bucket and crab bait and you can go gillying in one of the many great places in Norfolk – such as Wells, Blakeney or Cromer.

All the children love this traditional coastal activity and adults will also get stuck in! The little crabs on the North Norfolk Coast are happy to be captured- simply hoist them up, and put them temporarily in a bucket of seawater.  Once you have decided who has caught the largest crab, you can carefully release them back into the sea.

Go for a Walk

Norfolk is a fantastic destination for walking, so make sure you explore the area with some planned walks. Walking along the coastal path is always a nice place to start – taking in all the stunning views, at whatever time of the year. There are also some fantastic parks to enjoy.

Fly a kite

An old childhood activity which can be enjoyed whether you have children or not, flying a kite is a great idea in Norfolk! Head to Brancaster or Hunstanton beach to see if you can actually get it to fly.

Have a day on the beach

There are so many great beaches in Norfolk. They include:

  • The only west-facing resort on the east coast of England
  • Holme-next-the-Sea. Take the Beach Road off the A149 to find this beach
  • Titchwell
  • Brancaster
  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Holkham
  • Wells-next-the-Sea

Staying in Norfolk

While you are enjoying some of these free old-time activities in Norfolk, you might think about staying at a hotel. Norfolk hotels are often very well located so you can enjoy everything that the county has to offer.

The Harper North Norfolk hotel is a great option should you wish to have a bit of luxury on your stay. It is just one mile from Langham and even has a spa and restaurant on site for you to make the most of your trip. It is ideal for an overnight stopover, but can truly be enjoyed when you spend more than a few days there.

Getting to Norfolk

Norfolk is a very accessible county and so you can get there by plane, train or coach quite easily. It is very easy if you are driving yourself because you can get to your specific location very quickly and easily with the help of a sat nav. Remember to take regular breaks while driving!