However long you’re visiting West Norfolk and however you like to spend your leisure time, our things to do guide is aimed at helping you to get the most enjoyment from your visit.
Planning this year’s staycation? With outstanding beaches, incredible wildlife, award-winning restaurants, fun-filled attractions and outdoor pursuits, there is truly something for everyone in west Norfolk.
With its outstanding coastline and beautiful rolling countryside, so many people come to West Norfolk to enjoy some wonderful walking routes, or take to their bike for cycling expeditions around the countryside. Alternatively there are great opportunities for horse riding.
Renowned throughout Britain, the special environment of West Norfolk provides some of the finest nature reserves in country and outstanding opportunities for bird watching.
For fishing enthusiasts the water way networks of the Fens are a particular draw, coupled with the sea fishing opportunities along the coast. With no less than nine golf courses located in West Norfolk, golfers are well catered for.
With around 35 miles of coastline, the sea provides a vast playground to enjoy a variety of water sports, from sailing and jet skiing to the excitement of windsurfing, where Hunstanton offers some of the best conditions in the country for this popular sport.
For ideas of places to visit and things to do check out our guide to attractions, including details of sports and activity centres, animal and wildlife attractions, and places to provide fun for all the family or even ideas to entertain you on the occasional rainy day.
West Norfolk is brim full of history and heritage to enjoy. From famous historic houses, parks and gardens, to castles, churches, museums, heritage sites and working windmills, discover a host of fascinating places to visit.
For details of festivals, performances and special events around West Norfolk visit the events listings for the latest details.
Arts and culture
From the famous performances at the ‘Festival Town of King’s Lynn’, to the work of artists inspired by the architecture and landscapes of West Norfolk, check out details of a host of locations to visit including our leading regular entertainment venues.
Food and drink
With a growing reputation for the quality of food served in our hotels, pubs and restaurants visitors can enjoy some great meals out. Check out details of speciality food shops and markets for some fine local produce to enjoy.
From speciality shops for that perfect souvenir to mainstream retailers for all your holiday needs, our villages and towns will be a pleasure to explore with its fine range of shops.