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Welcome to west Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty. Once visited, you’ll want to come back to west Norfolk again and again.

Springtime in West Norfolk

Lighter evenings are here and warmer weather is (almost!) upon us. Take advantage of the new season by exploring all the great areas, events and things to do in west Norfolk this Spring.

Visit the first of a series of brand new west Norfolk Food Festivals held in Hunstanton, experience live lamb feeding events and explore the great outdoors with a whole range of trails and paths across rural and coastal west Norfolk via our Explore West Norfolk website (and two free apps!). Alternatively, check out our event listings section for events that cater to a wide range of tastes and interests.

Please be aware that experiences featured on our website may need to be booked in advance. Please check ahead with event organisers and venues before setting out.

Experiences

From music festivals to superb historic sites, tranquil nature parks to fun-filled entertainment venues, west Norfolk has something for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year.

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Activities

Get out and about and enjoy the many activities and things to do in west Norfolk. The region is a real haven for nature lovers and for enjoying the great outdoors.
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Attractions

There’s so much to do in west Norfolk that you’ll want to come back again and again.
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Events

Discover the huge range of events going on all year in west Norfolk. Whatever your interest there is something happening in the area to suit you.
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Food & Drink

With a growing reputation for the quality of our local food, visitors can enjoy some great meals out.
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Shopping

From speciality shops for that perfect souvenir to mainstream retailers for all your holiday needs.

Destinations

Brim full of heritage and renowned for its stunning coastline and unspoilt countryside, west Norfolk is the ideal place to explore, unwind and soak up the sheer sense of space and tranquillity.

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Hunstanton

The classic resort of Hunstanton offers Victorian charm and traditional seaside fun. Along with neighbouring Old Hunstanton, it is the ideal base for enjoying the wonderful coastline.
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King’s Lynn

The Hanseatic town of King’s Lynn is brim full of maritime heritage and outstanding historic buildings. Combined with its bustling shopping centre, it is a great place to discover and explore.
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Downham Market

The ancient town of Downham Market is full of character, an excellent base from which to explore the countryside and a haven for lovers of wildlife, peace, and tranquillity.

What’s on?

Discover the huge range of events going on all year in west Norfolk. Whatever your interest there is something happening in the area to suit you. Always check with the event organisers before setting out to an event.

  • Art for the Environment

    GroundWork Gallery, King’s Lynn
    Saturday 16th March – Saturday 8th June 2024.

    Art for the Environment showcases work by some of the most exciting artists emerging today who are drawing attention to our fragile planet.

  • Top Secret – The Magic of Science

    King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn
    Thursday 30th May 2024, 2:00pm.

    This is your opportunity to surround yourself with the mystery of magic, cleverly fused with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hold on to your seats as the Corn Exchange is transformed into a real-life science laboratory and lots of unbelievable “how did they do that!” moments.

  • Mama Afrika

    Westacre Theatre, West Acre
    Friday 31st May 2024, 7:30pm.

    Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of an iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist – Miriam Makeba, charting her rise from the townships of Johannesburg to global star, forced into exile for her stand against apartheid and marginalised for championing Black Rights.

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West Norfolk… Naturally

West Norfolk… Naturally – Time to Explore with Greener Footsteps

At Visit West Norfolk, we promote sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim to protect our coast, countryside, communities and diverse wildlife for future generations of visitors.

Our West Norfolk… Naturally tourism campaign highlights the many great ways visitors and businesses can reduce their impact on the environment and conserve west Norfolk’s beautiful landscapes and sustainable tourism destinations.

From greener ways of travelling to walking and cycling routes, our regularly updated guide aims to help us all move towards a greener West Norfolk for the benefit of us all!

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King’s Lynn Experiences For Groups

Suggested ideas for superb group-oriented experiences to be found in and around the historic market town of King’s Lynn.
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The New Hunstanton Observatory

The brand new venue-for-hire Hunstanton Observatory is great news for Dark Skies related visitor-focused experiences in west Norfolk.
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