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Wish you were here? Visit Norfolk UK

Wish you were here? It was a common message on seaside postcards of the past, sent back to relatives and friends who weren’t enjoying the fabulous holiday you were, left behind in a horrible, hot city, probably toiling nine to five in a joyless, airless office.

With social media channels, postcards are pretty much redundant nowadays, but the premise is the same: Wish you were here?

So here’s our top 10 of great things to do here in Norfolk that you can use to show everyone what a great time you’re having…

Playing on the beach

Norfolk has 90 miles of coastline, studded with miles and miles of fabulous, unspoilt sand. Just find the spot to flop!

Best beaches in Norfolk

Best secret beaches in Norfolk

Dog-friendly beaches in Norfolk

Paddling in the sea

It’s a given. What better way to cool off than getting your feet wet in the briny!

The best seaside paddling in Norfolk

Catching crabs


A great way for little nippers to get close to some other little nippers!

How to go crabbing in Norfolk

Delving into a rockpool

Rockpool rummage at West Runton, credit Matthew Roberts

What might you find in there? Norfolk has some great spots for aquatic adventure.

How to go rock pooling in Norfolk

Family fun at a theme park


We’ve got loads of them – you’re sure to find something to suit your needs. Want to burn off steam? Learn about nature or exotic animals? Get an adrenaline rush?

Attractions in Norfolk

Go on a magical history tour

Time & Tide Museum Gt Yarmouth

If you want to learn some nuggets of history to amaze your friends, then a trip to one of Norfolk’s top 10 museums is for you.

Top 10 Norfolk Museums

Take a trip to see the seals

Blakeney Point Seals

For real adventure take a boat from Morston or Blakeney quays to see the amazing seals at Blakeney Spit. It’s the largest colony in the country!

Where to see the seals in Norfolk

Go on a heritage steam railway

North Norfolk Railway train.

We’ve got loads of them in Norfolk. All aboard! Choo choo! You’ll see amazing coast and countryside depending on which route you choose.

Steam railways in Norfolk

Take a boat on the Broads

Cruiser family Broads

It’s a National Park with fabulous wildlife and scenery. And the best way to see it is by boat – enjoy 125 miles of navigable, lock-free waterways. Actually, to see it properly you might want to hire a boat for a week.

Best things to do in the Broads

Day boat hire

Take part in a festival or carnival

Hippodrome Circus Gt Yarmouth

There’s always something going on, particularly on the coast, including Summer carnivals and processions and variety shows at Cromer and Great Yarmouth.

Best festivals in Norfolk

What’s on in Norfolk