Combining vast countryside and beautiful golden sands, a staycation in Norfolk offers plenty of things to do and see. Boasting seven different areas – Breckland and Thetford Forest, the Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth, West and North Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk, your days can be filled with exploration, fantastic food and drink and endless opportunities to make lifelong memories.
Norfolk also borders Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk making it a great base for exploring other regions. Start your staycation along the Norfolk coast, enjoying the pet-friendly walking trails and sitting back in some of the local cafes. Keep an eye out for the regular farmers market or head into one of the region’s cities for something a little more lively.
Of course, when you’re not out and about, there’s plenty of family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday homes that will put the cherry on top of your getaway. Choose from those with a private hot tub and swimming pool and take your pick from enclosed gardens, open fires, large living spaces and plenty more. One thing’s for sure, wherever you look, there’s likely to be an incredible view. In fact, it’s unlike anywhere else.
So if you need some help finding a property in Norfolk for your next family holiday or romantic retreat, why not take a look at cottages with hot tubs? After all, you can rest assured that we know what we’re looking for.
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Want some helping deciding which place to go? These are our favourite locations which are packed with log cabins and lodges with hot tubs.
Best for? A traditional seaside break
Our top property pick: Lighthouse View
Possibly one of the most popular seaside resorts in the whole of the UK, Great Yarmouth is renowned for its long sandy beach and beachside attractions. While the area is steeped in history, there’s also a few moden pop-ups like the SEA LIFE Aquarium and various amusement parks. It can get quite busy in peak periods and come nighttime, there’s a lively entertainment scene that pulls in visitors from all over. But if you’re looking to experience a traditional British beach break, look no further.
Best for? A bit of history
Our top property pick: Oak Tree Lodge
Norwich might be a UK city but it’s so far from the likes of London, Manchester and Liverpool. Of course, all of these cities have a rich history but its colourful past is what makes Norwich really special. Medieval, Romans, Saxon – the architecture and streets have reference to it all. It’s also fast becoming a fantastic place for food and drink meaning you really can make an entire day out of it. There’s also plenty of holiday cottages – both inside and just outside of the city centre – so you can take your pick.
Best for? Picture-perfect opportunities
Our top property pick: Lakeland Lodge
You might think that the whole of Norfolk is great for picture-perfect moments, and we’d agree! But Hunstanton, a seaside town in the area, is probably one of the best. Why? It faces west to The Wash and is one of the only places on the east coast where the sun actually sets over the sea. Get up with the larks and enjoy a coffee to go at sunrise or pack a fizzy picnic and set up your spot to watch the most perfect sunset. Hunstanton is also a fantastic place to explore Norfolk’s coastline, and has everything you’d expect from a seaside resort.
Best for? Art lovers
Our top property pick: Spinney’s Den
You might have heard about Cromer as it was made famous by Banksy’s Great British Spraycation. But even before this, it was still one of our favourite holiday destinations in the UK. It’s a traditional seaside resort that’s home to a pier, lifeboat station, entertainment facilities, shops, bars and restaurants – and has plenty of things to do and see, whatever season you visit. The views here are incredible too so be sure to find a quiet spot on the beach to take it all in from.
Best for? Getting out and about
Our top property pick: Ragnalls
Forget about the Peak District and Lake District, The Norfolk Broads is home to a series of incredible waterways, lakes and vast countryside. In fact, experts have predicted that it’s home to nearly a quarter of the UK’s rarest plants and animals. Hire out a boat, get your walking boots on or sit back and enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature. Whether visiting for the day or choosing to base your staycation here, we guarantee you won’t look back.
Where? Great Yarmouth/Hunstanton
Discover the world under the sea, like never before, and learn about its inhabitants while getting up close and personal with them. From penguins to sea turtles, jellyfish to sharks, this aquarium and rescue centre has one of the largest selection of fish and marine life around. The Hunstanton branch even has the area’s only seal sanctuary!
A day on the beach should definitely be on your list if you’re visiting Norfolk. But this isn’t just any old beach. It’s a prime spot for seal watching and home to hundreds of the animals in the winter. If you’re lucky, you may even get to spot a few baby ones. You certainly don’t want to forget your camera.
The Pleasure Beach
Where? Great Yarmouth
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker who likes to feel the wind in their hair or you prefer to stay on steady ground and try your luck at a few games, The Pleasure Beach is a great family-friendly day out. It’s not just about the rides either as there’s lots of food stalls and entertainment to keep everyone busy.
Have you got what it takes to complete this award-winning outdoor adventure course? It’s not as simple as it sounds though because it’s built up above in the trees! Work with your friends and family to make it through the tree houses, navigating wobbly wires, slippery slopes and the ultimate leap of faith!
Your Insta feed is going to seriously thank you for this. It’s around 100 acres of beautiful Lavender fields which you’re invited to wander around and take uber cool photos off. That’s not all as there’s also an oil distillery, restaurant and gift shop which use lavender in everything it sells.
Have your own personal spa day in your very own hot tub. Take a Hot Tub Break today!