Seal trip and historic Holkham
A great chance to get up close to nature. Take a Bean Bros boat trip from Morston harbour or Blakeney quay to Blakeney Point where you will see hundreds of Common and Grey seals, basking on the sands and swimming around in the water amongst the boats.
Keen nature-lovers can land at the National Trust nature reserve at Blakeney Point to see the many migrant birds and enjoy the spectacular view back towards the coast. In Winter, this becomes England's largest seal colony at a time when north Norfolk is also teeming with migrating birds.
In the afternoon, travel just along the coast to Holkham Hall. At the heart of a thriving 25,000 acre estate, Holkham Hall is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife. The seat of the Earls of Leicester, this elegant 18th century mansion is still very much a lived-in family home and the Coke Family take pride in sharing their house with visitors. It makes for a spectacular destination and many opportunities for group visits, including to the Walled Gardens.
The café in the park overlooks the lake and the cricket pitch and offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, tasty snacks, sandwiches, cakes and scones, whilst the gift shop has brought together a tempting blend of gifts and souvenirs.
The boats to see the seals can only go at high tides (often twice in the summer as daylight allows) so this trip could be reversed depending on tide times.