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Beyond the 1200 acres of the surrounding estate, you’ll discover the allure of stunning nearby beaches, charming villages, outstanding dining venues, and awe-inspiring stately homes. The local area beckons with a wealth of experiences waiting to be explored, making Sedgeford Hall an ideal base for for the whole family to visit North Norfolk.

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Things to do

Beaches

Brancaster Beach
This expansive stretch of flat golden, unspoilt sand is a year round favourite. With literally miles of beach there is plenty of room for summer picnics and romantic winter walks.
Heacham Beach
Heacham has 2 beaches, the North Beach is a promenade beach with an amusement arcade, café and fish bar and South Beach is rugged and quiet, great for dog walking and fishing. Both are great places to watch beautiful North Norfolk sunsets.
Holkham Beach
Holkham beach is a the jewel of the North Norfolk Coast. At low tide the beach stretches for miles and miles and you can walk in an unspoilt landscape of just sand, sea and sky. On hot days the pinewoods provide some welcome cool shade.
Old Hunstanton Beach
The beach itself is a world away from the pebbles of Hunstanton main beach. Instead it is an expanse of fine golden sand, backed by dunes and the renowned striped cliffs. Dog friendly with cafés, pubs and facilities nearby.
Wells-next-the-Sea
The award-winning beach at Wells is vast, unspoilt and beautiful, famous for its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts. Combine your trip with crabbing on the quay and explore the vibrant town full of local shops and boutiques.

Days Out

Bircham Windmill
A delightful Family Friendly day out in Norfolk. Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. It is the only windmill in working order in this area open to the public.
01485578393
Castle Rising
Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country
01553 631330
Fakenham Racecourse, Pudding Norton
A day out at Fakenham Races lends itself to be one of the top days out in Norfolk for the whole family. With racecourse entry costing from just £10 for an adult
01328 862388
Langham Glass
Experience a fascinating live glassmaking demonstration with informative commentary from the team of glassmakers at Langham Glass. You can also experience glassmaking yourselves and create your very own masterpiece.
01328 863500
Norfolk Lavender
England’s premier lavender farm (est. 1932) renowned worldwide with nearly 100 acres of lavender. Set in beautiful gardens, with an animal farm, farm shop, lavender products, plants and gifts.
01485 570384

Golf

Fakenham Golf Course
The Fakenham Golf Club Course is set in and around the Fakenham Racecourse which provides a spectacular environment in which to play golf.
01328 855678
Heacham Manor Golf Course
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Norfolk countryside, Heacham Manor Golf Club boasts an exceptional 18-hole championship golf course.
01485 579825
Hunstanton Golf Course
A superb championship links course, rated as one of Britain & Ireland’s ‘Top 100’ courses. Overlooking The Wash, Hunstanton is the only golf course on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea.
01485 532811
Kings Lynn Golf Club
The 18 hole, par 72, tree lined course is a magnificent challenge now considered by golfers and golf writers alike, to be one of the finest and most scenic inland courses in East Anglia.
01553 631654
Searles Golf
Searles Golf Club is open daily to all Members & Visitors. The club offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to all levels of golfers. Beginners, improvers and experienced golfers are all welcome at the course located in Hunstanton.
01485 536010
Sheringham Golf Club
Golfers of all abilities are assured of a warm welcome at Sheringham, a glorious cliff-top location. Ranked 75th in the 2022 National Club Golfer Top 100 Courses in England and Top 100 in Golf Worlds top courses.
01263 823 488
West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (Brancaster) is an outstanding links course set on the North Norfolk coast. ranked 61st in the World (for courses you can play) and 17th in England by Golf World.
01485 210087

Kids

Alive Oasis
Indoor swimming pool with slide, kids pool, Funcastle Adventure play area, roller skating, bowls, squash, gym, table tennis and more.
01485 534227
Bewilderwood
A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, face painting and really yummy food!
01692 633033
Blackbeards Adventure Golf
Blackbeards crazy golf is set in the heart of Hunstanton sea-front. A fun and exiting place to visit.
01485 535737
Church Farm, Stow Bardolph
Visit Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, Rare Breeds Centre (Farm Park) for animals, adventure playground, tea room and shop.
01366 382162
Farmer Freds Play Barn at Norfolk Lavender
Farmer Fred’s is an indoor adventure play centre at Norfolk Lavender just 5 minutes away from Sedgeford Hall. Suitable for children from the ages of 0-4 years.
01485 579526
Holkham Woodland Play Area
Ready, set, adventure! The woodland play area is the perfect place to let your children run wild and free. With many treehouses, bridges and climbing frames, where they’ll be swinging, sliding, and zipping down wires all day long.
01328 713111
North Norfolk Railway
From the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, the North Norfolk Railway runs through the county’s most stunning coastal scenery.
01263 820800
Roarr Dinosaur Park
UK’s largest Dinosaur themed adventure Park. With dozens of dinosaur attractions and rides, including indoor and outdoor play, it’s the perfect action-packed family day out.
01603 876310
Sandringham Adenture Play Area
Nestled in the Royal Park you will find the Children’s Play Area. Open daily in line with the Royal Parkland, from dawn until dusk. The main play area, including the water tower and sand play, is suitable for children ages 5-12 yrs.
01485 544112
Sea Life Centre, Hunstanton
Situated on the Southern promenade in Hunstanton the Sea Life Centre is home to penguins, sharks, turtles, many varieties of fish, seals, otters and much more. The pirate cove play area is a real hit with little ones.
01485 533 576
Snettisham Park
Snettisham Park, incorporating Park Farm, first opened to the public in 1986 and is a 329 acre working farm. A trip here can involve many exciting adventures from seeing lambs being born, to a spectacular 45 minute deer safari.
01485 542425
Watatunga Wildlife Reserve
Set in 170 acres of breath-taking woodland, grassland and lakes, the award-winning nature reserve is dedicated to the conservation of endangered deer, antelope and birds where visitors can experience expert-led safari tours.
01553 396007
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Are you ready for your big adventure on the world’s smallest public railway? The famous Wells & Walsingham Light Railway runs between the Norfolk seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the beautiful Abbey village of Walsingham.
01328 711630

Nature

Blakney National Nature Reserve
Spectacular wildlife and uninterrupted views of beautiful coastline.
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Cley and Salthouse Marshes (Norfolk Wildlife Trust)
NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve.
01263 740008
Holme Bird Observatory (Norfolk Ornithologists)
An independent Norfolk charity dedicated to the scientific study of birds and other wildlife, with four visitor reserves in the county.
01485 525406
Pensthorpe
From family-friendly bird hides and unique habitats to enchanting wildflowers, unique experiences, and off-road adventures – this nature reserve has it all.
01328 851465
RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve
Titchwell Marsh is, not surprisingly, one of The RSPB’s most popular reserves from sandy beaches to lagoons and reedbeds – it’s all here! See the magnificent Marsh Harriers soar overhead! Something for everyone.
01485 210779
Snettisham Nature Reserve
Snettisham reserve sits on the stunning Norfolk coast, tucked into the huge Wash bay. Enjoy panoramic views across saline lagoons, salt marsh and a vast expanse of mudflats.
01485 211973
The Holkham National Nature Reserve
Delight in one of the most unspoilt, natural, and beautiful stretches of sand in the country, along with the many fascinating habitats and rare species of flora
01328 713111

Sailing & Water Sports

Brancaster Boards
Offering beginner lessons and longer tours for Kite Surfing and Paddle Boarding. Born from a desire to bring the joy of exploring the Norfolk coast by sea to everyone!
07810 775533
Branta Cruises
Looking for a unique way to experience the North Norfolk coastline, wanting to discover more about the birds, the wildlife and beautiful landscape – and feel like exploring magical Scolt Head Island?
01485 211132
Coastal Exploration Company
Coastal explorations depart from Wells-Next-the-Sea. Sail to some of the most beautiful and remote creeks, islands and beaches and then enjoy the best of our local and sustainable table – all food and drink is produced within 30 miles.
07817 307551
Holkham Lake Boat Hire
What better way to while away a summer’s afternoon than in a rowing boat on Holkham’s mile-long lake? This stretch of water is a haven for wildlife and a great way to see the Hall and park from a new, rather relaxing, perspective.
01328 713111
Hunstanton Sailing Club
Hunstanton Sailing Club offers a wide range of water sports including kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking & wing-foiling.
North Norfolk Riding Centre
Small family run business offering lessons and hacking for all ages and abilities.
01328820933

Seal Trips

Beans Boat Trips
Daily boat trips to see the seals & birds in their natural environment at Blakeney Point.
01263 740505
Bishops Boats
See the seals in their natural environment, basking on Blakeney Point or swimming freely around the boat.
01263 740753
Blakney Point Seal Trips, by Ptarmigan
A family-run, local business offering daily boat trips out to Blakeney Point, Norfolk
01263 740792 or 07563 332088
Temples Seal Trips
Take a boat trip to see the seals with TEMPLES SEAL TRIPS. Located on the North Norfolk Coast (A149) where their red and white boats, Morston Ferry & the Four Sisters leave from Morston Quay. The trip is suitable for all ages.
01263 740791

Stately Homes & Gardens

Blickling Estate
The breath-taking Jacobean mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows.
01263738030
Felbrigg Hall and Gardens
A welcoming 17th-century Hall, home to a fascinating collection, one of the largest in the National Trust.
01263837444
Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall is open on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Book a combined ticket for a visit to the fascinating Holkham Stories Experience and the tranquil Walled Garden too.
01328 713111
Houghton Hall
The Hall is set in extensive parkland, with its famous white fallow deer, an award-winning Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum (the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world), Cafe and Gift Shop.
01485 528569
Oxburgh Estate
Moated medieval manor house with Victorian Gothic interiors, home to the Bedingfield family for over 500 years.
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Sandringham House
With a variety of things to see and do throughout the year, Sandringham offers opportunities to relax and unwind, exercise and clear your mind and give a fascinating insight into the heritage of The Royal Family.
01485 544112

Places to eat

Cafes

The Lavender Lounge at Norfolk Lavender
Delicious home-made sandwiches, cakes and hot meals are served here every day 9.30am – 5pm for you to enjoy.
01485 571965
The Norfolk Deli Cafe
Charming seaside café in the heart of Hunstanton, with a deli shop full of wonderful local produce, including a cheese wall, not too far away
01485 535559
The Old Store, Snettisham
Coffee. Brunch. Bread. Wine. A microbakery and a coffee shop, serving delicious things in and on bread. Alongside it, you can enjoy expertly made coffee, fine tea, smoothies, juices, milkshakes or a brunch cocktail!
Thornham Deli
Showcasing the very best of local produce and home-made treats in a great relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Thornham Deli has a delicious varied menu including daily specials to dine in or take away.
01485 512 194

Restaurants & Pubs

Socius, Burnham Market
This award winning open plan style restaurant and kitchen is informal but stylish. Early booking essential. Michelin 2023, AA Restaurant of the year, England 2022/23,
01328 738307
The Duck, Stanhoe
Recently refurbished with amazing food, flying the flag for local suppliers and seasonal menus. Sourcing the best seafood available from Cromer to Wells-next-the-Sea and free range meats from local farmers and butchers.
07899 697 487
The Gin Trap Inn, Ringstead
A 17th century coaching Inn serving farmers, traders, fishermen and smugglers since 1668. With a constantly evolving collection of over 100 gins behind the bar and 2 menus; ‘bar’ or ‘a la carte’ available for casual or more formal meals.
01485 525264
The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market
In the heart of Burnham Market, the Hoste is a popular destination to drink and dine with a cosy bar and numerous restaurants including a stunning garden room.
01328 738 777
The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster
Voted the nation’s favourite family pub, the18th century village local serves real ales from Brancaster Brewery, great pub classics, local seafood including Brancaster Mussels, stone baked pizzas and ice cream from a garden beach hut.
01485 210314
The King William
Award-winning Country Inn & restaurant within walking distance of Sedgeford Hall, serving traditional style pub food, including area for outside dining.
01485 571765
The Lifeboat, Thornham
Classic coastal inn that has been greeting visitors for over five hundred years. Serve traditional food and have a great selection of ales.
01485 512236
The Lodge
Situated in the village of Old Hunstanton, The Lodge Hotel is just a short 3-minute walk from the beach. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant, garden room or bar with a family-friendly menu redefining pub classics.
01485 532896
The Neptune
3 AA Rosettes and have held their Michelin Star since 2009! Intimate fine dining restaurant, lovely for a special occasion. Using the best seasonal produce that Norfolk has to offer.
01485 532122
The Old Bank, Snettisham
The Old Bank is an intimate, family run fine dining restaurant. The restaurant has been listed in the prestigious Michelin Guide since 2019. It was also was named The Good Food Guide Best Local Restaurant 2019 for the whole of Britain.
01485544080
The Orange Tree, Thornham
A stylish and contemporary dining pub nestled in the heart of Thornham. Including children’s play area and alfresco dining great for the warmer months.
01485 512213
The Rose & Crown, Snettisham
Great enclosed garden and play area for kids as well as a family friendly garden room restaurant. Named Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2020 by The Good Pub Guid
01485 541382
The Ship, Brancaster
Specialises in locally caught seafood – also good for a great lunchtime sandwich or quality pub meal after a walk on the beach.
01485 210333
The White Horse, Brancaster
Delicious menu selection whether you choose to dine in the award winning conservatory restaurant, terrace, bar, courtyard, or in summer months, the Marshside Bar. Dogs welcome in the Bar but not the restaurant.
01485 210262
Titchwell Manor
Proud to have consistently held 3 AA Rosettes since 2013, Titchwell Manor has a reputation for delicious modern European food, exquisitely prepared and presented with flair.
01485 210221

Takeaways

Eric’s Pizza, Drove Orchards
Eric’s Pizza is situated in a unique Yurt restaurant at Drove Orchards, Thornham. Serving the tastiest pizza, using the best, freshly sourced ingredients. Enjoy alongside great antipasti, beers and wine. With plenty of outdoor seating.
01480 775415
Eric’s Fish and Chips, Drove Orchards
Situated within the grounds of Drove Orchards on the North Norfolk Coast. Eric’s restaurant provides a relaxed family-friendly dining environment with plenty of outside dining space.
01485 525886
Fishers of Hunstanton
Based on the Green at Hunstanton, serving Fish & Chips since the 1950s for restaurant or take away. Included in The Times Top Fish and Chip Shops in the UK.
01485 532487
French’s Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea
An award-winning, family-owned fish and chip shop with both take away and restaurant. French’s enjoys panoramic views of the famous Wells Quay making it a popular spot all year serving traditional fish & chips since 1921.
01328 710396
Henry’s of Hunstanton
Overlooking the green and the Wash, Henry’s are committed to providing high quality fish and chips in a stylish, family friendly restaurant, terrace and takeaway.
01485 524513
Plattens Fish and Chips, Wells-next-the-Sea
Plattens began by serving fish & chips that captured the flavour of Wells-next-the-Sea’s spectacular coast and over the last 55 years, they have grown to become part of the entire seaside experience.
01485 518656

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