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4 Unmissable Days Out On a Norfolk Broads Holiday

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The Norfolk Broads is renowned as one of the largest and most picturesque national parks in the country. Famous for its wildlife and natural scenery, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the Broads are a magnificent feat of human engineering. In this blog post, Hall Farm Cottages explores some of the moments and days out that you can’t afford to miss on your Norfolk Broads holiday.

Norwich Cathedral

No Norfolk Broads holiday is complete without a visit to Norwich Cathedral. Founded in 1096, Norwich Cathedral is one of the finest Norman-era structures still standing in the UK. It makes for a stunning day out with a fabulous history of almost a full millennium. Explore the expansive cloisters, the tranquil library, and the well-kept gardens in the cathedral grounds. Relax with a coffee in the Refectory restaurant. Take in some of the exhibitions at the Hostry. There ‘s plenty to see and do at Norwich Cathedral.

The Broads

Known simply as the Broads, Norfolk’s national park is the jewel of any Norfolk Broads holiday. This vast network of man-made lakes that was constructed by flooding the areas enormous peat workings. There’re countless ways to explore the park at your leisure. We recently explored some of the best running routes near Hall Farm Cottages, most of which double as exciting ways to witness the Broads at their finest.

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary is an unmissable day-trip, particularly if you’re taking the whole family on your Norfolk Broads holiday. This advanced marine aquarium is home to a colony of Humboldt penguins, and all manner of sea creatures that you can get up close and personal with. You can now walk the penguin trail to get a feel for how these charming birds spend their day and watch their acrobatic underwater manoeuvres in the marine centre.

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary is a ticketed venue, with prices starting from around £10.


BeWILDerwood is something of a hidden gem; an imaginative adventure park built-up of magical treehouses. It is the setting for local children’s author Tom Blofeld’s mystical book ‘A Boggle at BeWILDerwood’, and is a a must-see on your Norfolk Broads holiday with the kids. Meet the woodland’s curious characters and get in touch with your inner child on your Norfolk Broads holiday.

Norfolk Broads Holidays with Hall Farm

Hall Farm Cottages is situated in prime position for you to explore Norwich and the surrounding area on an adventurous Norfolk Broads holiday. If you would like any more information about trips and excursions you can make from one of our cottages, please contact a member of the team and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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