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Bluebells at Blickling

Amazing things to do when you Spring into Norfolk

Pretty soon there’ll be a big yellow thing in clear blue skies that we haven’t had much acquaintance with these past few months. The air will be buzzing with birdsong. Flowers will be sensing that it’s time to stick their heads out. Yes, it’s time to Spring into Norfolk!

See the seals...

Grey seal pup and mum

It’s a great time to see the seals at Blakeney Point in north Norfolk - the longer days mean there are often two boat trips a day.

Where to see the seals

Feed the new-born lambs!

Feeding the lambs at Wroxham Barns

It’s lambing season and children love nothing better than seeing the cute little creatures gambolling on the grass. At Wroxham Barns you can even feed them, plus they have a junior farm and play barn. Other lamb feeding opportunities are available…

What's On in Norfolk

Dog + beach = pleasure!

Happisburgh beach

Alternatively, get the pooches and head off to our wonderful, huge beaches for a bracing stroll on the sand. There’s not many restrictions on dogs on our beaches at this time of the year. Go on, you’d be barking not to!

Dog-friendly beaches

Book dog-friendly accommodation

Experience colourful flowers

Spring bluebells at Foxley Wood by Matthew Tebbutt

Flowers bring the colour back to our scenery! First are snowdrops, and they’re particularly good at Walsingham Abbey, and then we have bluebells, you’ll find Foxley Wood is carpeted with them. Look out also for the brilliant yellow of Marsh Marigolds growing in the wetter areas or spot purple violets, yellow primroses or the white stars of wood anemones. To get on the wilder side of life, head to Pensthorpe Natural Park or Fairhaven Gardens.

Natural Norfolk in Spring

Time to head out on foot... or by bike

Pingos in the Brecks

Now it’s warmer, what better time to get out on quiet country lanes with a cycle, or put on the hiking boots, pack a rucksack, and head off on one of the county’s great trails. Why not track down a pingo. Yes, we know, it sounds like something from CBeebies, but they’re real, and they’re in the Brecks. They’re actually ice age…

On the Pingo Trail

Walking in Norfolk

Cycling in Norfolk

Our beaches are perfectly paw-some!

Happisburgh beach
Jess French and Baxter on the beach at Winterton-on-Sea
Wells Beach Cafe
Happisburgh beach
Dog-friendly Holkham beach

Watch the beautiful birdlife

Sandwich tern with a sand eel by Nick Appleton

While there’s a little less avian activity than Winter, it’s nonetheless a great time of year to see birdlife in Norfolk. We reckon we’re the UK’s birdwatching capital. Look out for spectacular aerial displays of lapwings over coastal marshes, plus nesting terns and screaming swifts. Birdsong is brilliant at this time of year – particularly the churring nightjar.

Birdwatching in Norfolk

Natural Norfolk in Spring

It's a great time for food


Some of our best home-grown food is on its way! Look out for asparagus stalls on country road layb-bys and samphire sold on the coast, or if you’re in the city there’s nowhere better than Norwich market, the largest covered market place in Europe. Cromer crab (in sarnies or with a salad) is excellent too at this time of year.

What to eat in Norfolk

Watch the exotic wildlife

Banham Zoo tigers

If you think we’re welcoming the better weather, how do you think the tigers and giraffes at Banham Zoo feel. Get yourself along and warm them up with your presence… you might even be able to feed them some eucalyptus. The giraffes, not the tigers. Obvs.

Wildlife & Nature Attractions

Enjoy the natural Norfolk Broads

Southern Broads

Take a boat out on the Broads! Enjoy the tranquillity, the birdlife and beautiful countryside as you slip along. Find a riverside pub or café for lunch. Get the taste and come back for a whole week another time.

Enjoy the Broads

Attractions? You've come to the right place...


After being cooped up in the house, the kids will want to get outside and burn off all that excess energy. Norfolk has SUPERB outside playground areas, such as BeWILDerwood, Roarr! Dinosaur Park and Pensthorpe Natural Park.

Attractions in Norfolk