Norfolk – this quiet little corner of England

The Berney Arms - not accessible by car

Norfolk is a great county to choose for a traditional family break at any time of the year, but it’s a particularly good choice for a summer holiday as there’s so much great coastline to explore. More and more families are choosing to stay within the UK for their summer break and given the stunning natural beauty which the UK has to offer, it’s easy to see why.

The Berney Arms - not accessible by car

From Hunstanton to Sheringham

Norfolk has a wealth of heritage, culture and stunning scenery to offer and one way to explore it is by taking the coast path which is one of twelve national trails and stretches from Hunstanton to Sheringham. The whole trail is within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there’s plenty of breath-taking countryside to take in as you’re walking along. There’s lots of wildlife to look out for as you’re making your way along the coast path, which is great for keeping children entertained, and you may spot some interesting birds. You should also keep an eye out for seals as you pass Blakeney Point.


If you head into the city you’ll find a lively hub of activity with great shopping, restaurants and bars all set within the medieval lanes and historic architecture. You can’t miss the city’s impressive cathedral which is definitely worth a look.

Cherry Tree

As for accommodation, staying in one of Norfolk’s caravan parks means that you have plenty to do on site as well as exploring what the area has to offer. For example at Parkdean’s Cherry Tree Holiday Park, Mill Rd, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QR, you’ll find that there is a fantastic heated swimming pool (great for rainy days) and a kids’ club that offers plenty of entertaining activities for the kids when you fancy a bit of quiet time by yourself. Cherry Tree is conveniently situated for easy access to Gorleston Beach and the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, where you’ll find the Pleasure Beach, Model Village and Sealife Centre.

Staying in

Staying on a caravan park also means that there are plenty of other children for yours to play with and make new friends during their holiday. There’s evening entertainment provided so there’s no need to drive off-site every night. And of course, staying in self-catering accommodation, you can do as much or as little cooking as you feel like.

From countryside to coastline, from forests to farmland, Norfolk also has bustling city life, shopping and restaurants to keep city girls happy.


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