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U is for Umbrellas

And we don’t mean parasols to hide from the sun! No, we mean those contraptions to keep us dry when rain comes in from Wales or Scotland.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Mother's Day

Now, first of all, can we just reassure you that Norfolk is the combined sunniest/driest county in the UK… but… there might occasionally be a trifling amount of precipitation and so it’s right to cover the bases and tell you that Norfolk’s coast is nicely weather-proofed with attractions like these…

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure: A great day out any time, but there’s also the addition of Dinomite, an indoor attraction with climbing nets, bridge, massive slides and ball pools as well as café.

Pensthorpe Natural Park: Hootz Hall is the major indoor adventure attraction here.

Wroxham Barns: In the Junior Farm there’s a Hen House, Poultry Pens, Piggery and Pony Stable as well as the Piggy’s Play Sty children’s play and party centre. Plenty of stuff for the adults too and the restaurant does groovy local grub.

Sealife Centre: We have TWO in Norfolk, at Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton. You can stay dry from the rain as you watch amazing underwater life, from sharks to turtles, while learning lots more about our fishy friends.

Amazona: Whatever the weather cheeky little monkeys can have a ball playing in the soft play centre Jungle Tumbles. It’s Brazilliant!

Norfolk has a range of stately homes that would each give Downton Abbey a run for their money, including Royal residence Sandringham, Palladian Holkham with its museum where you can discover the origin of the bowler hat and Felbrigg.

Stay dry in the confines of a heritage steam railway – there are a few on the coast. The best known is the North Norfolk Railway, otherwise known as The Poppy Line, between Sheringham and Holt with a stop at Kelling Heath.

Learn about Norfolk’s history in our museums that include Time and Tide, Tolhouse and Elizabethan House at Great Yarmouth, Cromer Museum (see mammoth bones!) and King’s Lynn (see Seahenge!).

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