Activities in and around Cromer

Enjoy the peace and quiet of holidays in North Norfolk.

There are lots to do throughout Cromer and Norfolk: ‘the Norfolk coastline, the North Norfolk countryside, the pretty villages and variety of landscapes!

Memories of crabbing off piers and exploring rockpools in childhood, steam trains, vast skies, sand and shingle beaches and safe bathing in the blue flag shallows of the North Sea. This was Martins’s response to ‘why he moved here’ when he was featured in Coast magazine in Jan 2010.

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things to do in cromer

Exploring historic houses, gardens and villages

National Trust

With Blickling Hall and Felbrigg the National Trust have some outstanding properties in Norfolk. (

Holkham Hall

Still privately owned the Holkham estate offers deer roaming around the lake and parkside, a stunning Hall and one of the best sandy beaches on offer in the North Norfolk area, it stretches for mile after mile, just be careful the tide doesn’t catch you! ( )

Royal Sandringham

One of the Royal families private family homes, The Queen and her family famously spend every Christmas and New Year in the North Norfolk area. The house and gardens are open from April to October every year. ( )

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens

These stunning gardens have evolved over the past few years and offer outstanding vistas and colour, whatever the season . (

Picturesque villages and Parks

Whichever direction you head in, North Norfolk has some stunning villages, many with great independent stores. Try Georgian Holt, the religious village of Walsingham, Burnham Market (with possibly the best hat shop in East Anglia, if not beyond) or Blakeney and Cley for their pretty cottages surrounded by salt marsh land. Sheringham Park offers many lovely walks through the woods with the Azaleas and Rhododendrons being a particular draw in April & May when blooming.

Activities for the more active!

Boating on the Norfolk Broads

What could be better than lazing the day away on a boat tour of the Norfolk Broads, enjoy being close up to wildlife, drifting along at a leisurely pace. Self drive boats are available to hire for a half day or more, alternatively take an organised boat trip.(


With four courses in the immediate area there is no shortage of suitable courses for a Cromer golf short break, including of course the famous Royal Cromer Golf Club and Sheringham links courses on the clifftops with fabulous sea views. We have arranged specially discounted rates with many local courses, call us to discuss your requirements.( and


The Norfolk wildlife trust have several very good hides not far from Cromer including at the purpose built visitor centre at Cley Marshes. (  Pensthorpe, Holkham and the Norfolk Broads offer great possibilities as well.

Walking & Cycling

Walkers and cyclists are spoilt for choice.  ( and


For the more energetic why not try surfing in Norfolk? ( )

Theatre shows

Cromer end of Pier Shows

The Pavilion Theatre at the end of Cromer Pier offers year round live entertainment. As well as hosting the last traditional end of pier variety show in Europe, Seaside Special, throughout the summer and Christmas period there is a continuous mix of touring musicians and tribute acts, comedy evenings, local amateur drama groups and dance shows amongst others for your entertainment. Naturally we can book tickets for you, just ask. (

Thursford Christmas extravaganza

Not to be missed, this show has been running for over 40 years and gets better every year. Running throughout November and December we have many satisfied coach parties that return year after year, contact us if you would like a quote for your next group visit. (