Fish & Chips
Our favourite is No 1 Cromer, modern and overlooks the seafront & pier. A pleasant dining experience, good food and plenty of it. Kids meals come in a bucket with a spade which they get to take away. Also a takeaway.
The nearest small grocery shop is One Stop shop on Mill Road NR27 0AD
Morrisons on Holt Road (A148) in Cromer
Sainsbury's in North Walsham.
Budgens in the centre of Cromer, on the way down towards the Pier, which has a car park right next to it.
The Foundry Arms, village local, a basic British Pub, in the winter it has a fire & has a friendly landlady & staff. We found a varied menu & very good food (in the Evenings Mon-Sat), if you try nothing else try their HOMEMADE CHIPS.
Nearest -Overstrand ( 5 mins by car) when the tide is out there is a huge sandy beach there are also toilet facilities & a playground for children on the top of the cliff. Overstrand also has the Cliff Top Cafe, which does the usual teas & coffees but also has a fairly wide range of hot meals & home made cakes.
Cromer (10 mins by car)- decent sandy beach but can be tricky to park, large car park behind the Tourist Info Centre.
West Runton (15-20 mins by car), good all rounder, car park, cafe, toilets, rock pools, easy sea access for children.
Wells Next The Sea (40 mins by car), sand dunes & multi coloured beach huts. Quaint cobbled pedestrianised shopping street and great for crabbing and fish and chips returning home.
Holkham (50 mins by car) a huge flat deep beautiful panoramic beach. Just beautiful and out of this world but it is quite a walk (15-20 mins) to the beach from the car park. There is also Holkham Hall Estate a full day out here, with walks around the House and 3,000 acre estate, shops, cafes. There is also Woodland play adventure for the kids, cycle hire, boat hire (rowing, canoes & kayaks). There is also a New for 2020 High rope adventure centre.
Sweet galleries, gifts shops, an old fashioned cinema, tea shops, great ice cream, a bustling pier (crabbing anyone?) and a sandy beach. If you fancy a coffee with a view then go to the cafe above the Lifeboat Museum on the front, Cromer now has a Costa coffee if you like what you like. If you are staying for NEW YEAR festivities, Cromer hold a brilliant celebratory Firework Display, starts at 5pm on New Years Day. It can be busy so you need to get parked early! Visit North Norfolk Website for information. If you fancy eating fish and chips at the same time book a table in No 1 Cromer. Cromer Pier is a good place to go crabbing, where you can easily buy bait in the local shops...bacon works well. And as of April this year Cromer has a Macdonalds if you like that sort of thing. (Take Away only due to COVID rules)
A quaint little seaside town, pebbly/rocky beach. Lovely independent shops & old-fashioned sweetshop. Sheringham Park - lovely shaded nature walks with a viewing platform above the tree line, child friendly.
Roarr Dinosaur adventure :
Any child under the age of 7-8 will love this place, particularly if they are Dinosaur fanatics. It's a huge place, lots to see, loads of picnic areas so you can take your own lunch. Great walks, a farmyard pets area, climbing frames, indoor soft play and outside wet/water park. Dinosaur hunts, gift shop.
Bewilderwood : www.bewilderwood.co.uk
Great fun! Age group of 0-99 which is just about right, great for kids. An Eco adventure playground, a swamp full of Boggles & Twiggles, if you look carefully you can see their little houses up in the trees & the Crocclebog lurking in the lake. Wear your 'play' clothes as you could end up pretty mucky, not cheap but worth a visit.
Shire Horse Centre
Horses, museum which includes an old Romany Caravan exhibit, gift shop.
(35 minute drive) If you fancy a shopping day, go to Norwich. Chapelfields Shopping Centre or hunt around the old town for boutiques. If shopping isn't your thing then there is still lots to see & do including theatres, restaurants, tropical gardens, parks, historical museums old buildings.
Hire a day cruiser from Wroxham, Potter Heigham, Oulton Broad or Sutton. Approx £45 for 2 hours.