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Bug hunting at Blickling Rob Storthard

Six weeks of summer fun with National Trust Norfolk

With the school holidays just around the corner, the National Trust in Norfolk is making it even easier for families to plan their days out with a holiday planner that’s packed full of ideas of what to do and where to go with the kids.

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly events or want to plot your own adventures and see how many of their '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities you can complete, you can pick up a planner at your local property or download a copy from the website.

What's On in Norfolk

Croquet at Blickling John Millar

Highlights in Norfolk include

Blickling Estate

Blickling is a natural playground where green fingered monsters can enjoy planting seeds in the Walled Garden and wildlife detectives can lend a hand with a butterfly survey. For those wanting to burn off some energy, why not hire a bike and explore the park, or enjoy games led by the Active Outdoors team? And for those interested in heading behind the scenes, pick up a hard hat and book yourself on a new family-friendly attic experience.

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

If you visit the Elizabethan House Museum on a Monday during the school holidays, you’ll be able to enjoy some special hands-on experiences. Help out with the cooking and learn about vile Victorian recipes, hear about the wealthy merchants or meet Queen Elizabeth I to learn about life during her reign. There's a museum trail available daily too.

Family day out at Felbrigg Arnhel de Serra

Felbrigg Hall

Let your imagination run free at Felbrigg. Build a den, play hide and seek, or go bird watching. You’re welcome to play games on the lawn, or head inside the Walled Garden, where you can see if your little ones have green fingers, in an area set aside especially for them.

On Mondays throughout the school holidays there will be craft activities available in the Orangery and each Wednesday there will be activities with a sporty twist, from football, tennis and cricket to name just a few, culminating in a sports day.

Dress up at Oxburgh Hall Nick Daly

Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh’s popular Tudor Tuesdays return this summer, where you’ll be transported back to 15th century England and have the chance to dress up as the Lord or Lady of the manor. However, you don’t just have to wait until those days to have fun, there’s trails to enjoy, Victorian garden games to play and dens to build whatever day you choose to visit. Why not visit on 10-11 August, for War of the Roses, when Oxburgh will become a soldier’s encampment for the weekend?

Pond dipping at Sheringham Park Trevor Ray Hart

Sheringham Park

Make the most of the long summer days and warm sunshine at Sheringham Park. Look for the incredible creatures that can be found living on (and in) the beach when you become a Rockpool Ranger for the day, go in search of Britain’s only venomous snake – the adder, or explore the world of bats when you take a stroll through the Park as night falls. Many of these events are bookable, so check the website in advance.

Fridays in August are also great for those who just want to drop in and join in. Activities on these days will include creating wild art, hunting for bugs, pond dipping and den building.

What's On in Norfolk