100 things to do in Norfolk 20-11

20 Read the skilfully carved inscription Gloria Deo in Excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) on the lovely limestone and brick façade of Felbrigg Hall. This Jacobean beauty, close to Cromer, also has parklands that are a delight to walk through.

19 Sampled a Mrs Temple cheese. Catherine Temple is a local legend, making cow’s milk cheeses Binham Blue, Walsingham, Gurney’s Gold, Copys Cloud, Wighton, Melton and Wells Alpine at Copys Green Farm, Wighton. You'll find them in many local delis and farm shops.

18 Spent some time wandering around Chelsea-on-Sea, otherwise known as Burnham Market… or is it the other way around? It's so-called NOT because Chelsea football club owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich lives locally or owns the nearby Bacton gas terminal.

17 Been on the beach at Gorleston-on-Sea. Over-shadowed by near-neighbour Great Yarmouth, Gorleston has all the hallmarks of a traditional seaside resort with a huge beach, great cafes and really, really good ice cream. Did we say it's got really, really good ice cream?

16 Walked some (or all) of the Norfolk Coastal Path, through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The best thing is the variety, from huge expanses of beach, to tidal salt marshes, to shingle and the undulating Cromer ridge. You can even park up the car, do a walk, and simply catch the coasthopper bus back!

15 Been in the junior farm at Wroxham Barns. There are activities every day: you can groom the horses, collect eggs from the henhouses, feed the rabbits and, in Spring, bottle feed the lambs. Be warned: you'll want to take them home.

14 Visited the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich, the first permanent recreation of an Elizabethan theatre. You thought the new Globe on the embankment in London got there first, didn't you? Not at all – the Maddermarket was opened in 1921 and it's a world class Shakespearean-style playhouse.

13 Been scared by the prehistoric animals at Dinosaur Adventure Park. You've read all about Norfolk's very own Jurassic Coast (number 86), and now you can see what the monsters who roamed Norfolk hundreds of thousands of years ago looked like.

12 Seen Walmington-on-Sea, the home of Dad's Army, at Bressingham Steam and Gardens. The exhibition of the Dad's Army Appreciation Society includes recreations of Corporal Jones' butchers shop and the church hall where Captain Mainwaring's men would get on parade. Miss this and you really are a stupid boy!

11 Enjoyed family fun at Norwich Puppet Theatre, in the converted medieval church of St James in the heart of the city. It's a nationally unique venue dedicated to puppetry and you'll have a great time. Just remember though, there are strings attached to any visit…

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