Norfolk in the Springtime
10 March 2019
Norfolk is a wonderful place to be in the spring months, when the spring flowers burst into colour and the slightly warmer weather makes it much more enjoyable to take part in outdoor activities again.
Our Tydd St Giles park is right on the Norfolk Border and makes the perfect base to explore this wonderful part of the country, so with that in mind we thought we would run through just a few of the things that make Norfolk so great in the spring.
One of the most unique and wonderful things about Norfolk in the springtime is the colourful tulips that carpet the fields at this time of year. Near King’s Lynn, you’ll find the UK’s largest field of tulips at Belmont Nurseries!
They also grow other flowers including daffodils, which are also a total delight in the spring months.
Boat out on the Broads
Once the weather gets a little bit warmer, taking a boat out onto the Broads is a really fun way to enjoy the area and soak up the tranquillity of the countryside and maybe even spot some bird life too.
You’ll find riverside pubs and cafes dotted about so you can stop for a spot of lunch as you enjoy navigating the 125-mile expanse of lock-free waterways.
Go seal watching
Norfolk is a great place to get up close to nature and is a great place to go seal watching. There’s a colony at Blakeney Point that is made up of Common and Grey seals, and it is actually the largest seal colony in England.
You can take a boat trip out to see them and in the spring months, there are often two boat trips per day now that the days are longer. Seal pups are also often born in May, so you may even get to see some fluffy cute babies.
For more information about taking a seal watching boat trip, check out this page from Visit Norfolk which tells you everything you need to know.
Feed the lambs
Springtime means lots of new-born lambs and if you head out into the countryside you’ll see them out in the fields with their mothers. If you want to get even closer to them, at Wroxham Barns you can actually feed the lambs! This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with these adorable creatures and the kids will love it.
They also have an indoor soft play area, mini golf and a funfair as well as lots of shops, so it makes for a great day out for all the family.
Walk along the beach
Once springtime is here and the bitter winter is behind us, walking on the beach suddenly becomes a much more pleasant activity once again. It might not be warm enough for sunbathing yet, but you can still go for a lovely stroll!
Why not bring the whole family and get some fresh sea air? Norfolk is home to lots of dog-friendly beaches too, so you can even bring your four-legged family members along.
Great Yarmouth Easter Fair
Every year Great Yarmouth hosts an annual Easter fair, and this year it returns from the 25th to the 28th of April. You’ll find rides and stalls set up in the Market Place, Fullers Hill Car Park and Brewery Plain Car Park, and it is an event not to be missed if you are in the area!
We hope that this has given you a few ideas of things that you might like to do if you’re planning on visiting us here in Norfolk this spring. Be sure to get in touch to check our availability if you’d like to join us at Tydd St Giles!