Norfolk Day Trips Destinations
Discounted coach trips throughout August
All ages catered for
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Cromer (+ Fish & Chips)
Cromer is a favourite with those looking for a more traditional seaside destination. With great sandy beaches, museums, surfing, plenty of attractions and wonderful walking along the Norfolk Coast Path, Cromer is a great place any time of the year, but expecially in the summer. Cromer Pier has a lifeboat station and Pavilion Theatre, home to the UK’s only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show! The pier is an enduring example of Victorian building, having withstood many storms, tidal surges and even an attempt to blow it up by the Government in WW2 to prevent the pier being used as a landing strip for enemy invaders!
We have 2 trips to Newmarket Racecourse this summer. Newmarket’s annual Royal British Legion Day is one of Newmarket Racecourses' most popular and emotive fixtures of the summer calendar and features a moving Standard Bearers Parade up the track. Not only is it an opportunity to support a very worthy cause it also promises a great day of racing with lots of entertainment including Assault Course Challenges for big and little kids alike, the Army Air Corps Lynx Helicopter and Laser Tag! Secondly, the Family Fun Day is Newmarket Races' penultimate race day of the summer, full of fun for all of the family and will also feature an appearance from everyone’s favourite bear...Paddington! As well as a thrilling afternoon of racing, there will be family sports day races and a Horseplay Roadshow will be on site throughout the day, which gives children the chance to learn through role play and interactive games.
High Lodge, Thetford Forest
High Lodge is a recreational site set in the heart of Thetford Forest offering extensive play areas, walking trails and cycling trails. There is a cafe, bike shop and hire, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, Go Ape Junior and Go Ape Forest Segway as well as many more attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The new Heritage Trail is now open, built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the forest!
Lowestoft Carvery & Highway Garden Centre
Carvery lunch at the Hatfield Hotel & visit to Highway Garden Centre on the way home. Famous for being the most easterly town and the first place to see the sunrise in the UK, Lowestoft has two piers, a zoo, an award-winning theme park, museums and a busy theatre which is home to the Royal Philhamonic Orchestra. Enjoy a carvery at the Hatfield Hotel which is on the sea front and overlooks the sea. Then enjoy a trip to Highway Garden & Leisure, a one-stop shop for gardening, crafts, gifts and homewares.
Greyhound & Horse Racing, Yarmouth Stadium
Greyhound racing every Thursday night. A great night out and everything from good value general admission to the fantastic luxury of the Raceview Restaurant & Executive Lounges. Everything you need for a great night out with friends, especially popular lad's night out and stag dos.
Dinosaur Adventure Park
Roarr! The Dinosaur Adventure Park is a family-owned adventure park in Lenwade. The 85-acre park offers true family fun adventure of a Jurassic nature, including animatronic dinosaurs in natural settings, Dippy’s Splash Zone, Predator High Ropes, Secret Animal Garden and Dinomite – Norfolk’s largest indoor play area! You can also explore the Deer Safari, Dinosaur Trail, Lost World A-mazing Adventure, Pterodactyl Treehouse, Stone Age Road Race indoor race circuit and X-tinction fossil dig.
If you’re looking for a great day out with the whole family, Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft has it all. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions there’s something for everyone whether you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie or not! Younger family members will have a fantastic time exploring the Kiddie Zone with its rides which are suitable for children around one metre tall, while our family friendly rides are the perfect introduction to the theme park world. If you prefer a more extreme day out, there’s a choice of rides including Wipeout – the region’s most extreme roller coaster! If the thought of rides turns your stomach there’s plenty to keep you occupied too. Hop on and off the two trains as many times as you like, enjoy a birds’ eye view of the park from the chairlift and take a seat to enjoy the spectacular sealion and parrot shows to enjoy.
Pettitts Adventure Park
Rated as Norfolk's premier family park with Animals, Rides, Dinosaurs & live entertainment. Pettitts Adventure Park has 30+ different species of exotic and domestic birds, animals and reptiles to meet, feed and pet. There's dinosaur adventure golf and rocky roller coaster mine train, lots of rides and multiple play areas throughput the park such as construction playground, flying elephant ride, tractor farm, boat marina, express minature railway, robin hood adventure play area, quad valley, wild west coaster, toad of toad hall vintage car ride, chicken show, 3 large designated picnic areas and a lake home to the resident ducks and natural wildlife!
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
In the landscaped grounds of Thrigby Hall is a special collection of rare animals from Asia. You will find endangered tigers, huge crocodiles, noisy gibbons and many more exciting animals. A unique network of raised walkways allows you to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. The park is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and benefits from picnic areas, play areas to suit children of different age groups, a cafe and gift shop.
Norfolk’s award-winning visitor attraction set in the stunning countryside close to the Norfolk Broads. There’s so much to see and so much to do, whether you want a relaxing day with friends, a fun time with the family or a chance to indulge in some retail therapy, you’ll find it there. See talented craftspeople and chat to them while they work, or browse the shops which offer everything from unique gifts and stylish clothes to fun toys and delicious foods, before taking a break for refreshment in the Restaurant or Farmyard Cafe serving wholesome dishes and popular afternoon teas. Visit the Junior Farm where you can groom, cuddle and bottle-feed the animals.
Great Yarmouth is one of the UK’s top seaside resorts with stunning beaches and a newly revived seafront. It has a fascinating maritime past with a wide range of period architecture. As the beautiful countryside around includes the famous Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth is hard to beat as a holiday base. Its coastal location, almost on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, makes it a great base for coach holidays, with both counties easily accessible.
With many Wetherspoons pubs restored from interesting and unique buildings, our Wetherspoons Tour is a great day out. We start off at the Queen of Iceni in Norwich, then onto The Whiffler, The Kings Head in Beccles, The Joseph Conrad in Lowestoft, The William Adams in Gorleston, The Troll Cart in Gt. Yarmouth and back to Norwich finishing at The Bell. All that travel for just £15 makes it a great value day out!
Sandringham Estate & Hunstanton
Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year. Hunstanton is renowned for its unique striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets, made special by its position as the only west-facing resort on the East coast. The seaside town began as a purposely-built resort in 1846 and retains its Victorian charm and character to this day, remaining a popular holiday destination for visitors of all ages. From buzzing family activities such as Crazy Golf, Pitch-and-Putt, and the Oasis Leisure Centre to the tranquil Esplanade Gardens there is something for everyone. The town’s array of gardens are especially delightful during Summer months.
Skegness is the largest resort on the Lincolnshire coast and has been a holiday favourite destination for generations, home of the World's First Butlin's holiday resort which opened in 1936. There is so much to do with wide, clean, award winning beaches, a boating lake, bowling greens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, mini golf, the Skegness Clock Tower and Gardens, Skegness Pier, and the Compass Gardens. Everything you could want is in Skegness: clean sand, sea to paddle in, great attractions and many other facilities along the promenade and seafront. Skegness has something for everyone of all ages.
Bury St Edmunds Market Day
Visit the vibrant and bustling market in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesdays. With more than 60 stalls, Bury St Edmunds Market has an excellent food offer including fruit and vegetables, meat, and fish stalls with fresh locally sourced seasonal produce. Not only is there a wonderful array of foods you can also find everything from authentic Italian shirts, Portuguese pottery, vintage clothes and colourful plants and flowers. Foodies will also love the market with its wonderful selection of food and drink from around the world.
Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens
Springfield's Outlet Shopping features outlet stores from top premium brands and is simply heaven for those that love shopping! The Award-Winning Springfields Festival Gardens are a beautifully landscaped area featuring Chelsea-style celebrity showcase gardens including designs by Charlie Dimmock, Chris Beardshaw, Kim Wilde and Steven Woodhams, plus the spectacular Japanese Garden by Sansui Design. For families and children there is Adventureland featuring the JCB Young Drivers Zone, Tree Top Village with 7 wooden towers and a massive 12 sq metre suspended net, Springy’s Beach - a sand play area and rockpool water stream, Dino Golf, Goldie’s Gold Mine where you can pan for gold and 2 minature railways. For foodies, there is a mouth-watering choice of cafés and restaurant including the famous Noshery Restaurant in the Home and Garden Centre with a wide variety of tasty home cooked seasonal dishes.
In the city that inspired great minds from Charles Darwin to Stephen Hawking, you'll find one of the world's oldest universities, the 1871 Gothic- revival All Saints Church and the gardens favoured by 17th-century poet John Milton. Cambridge is small and the historic town centre is 100% traffic-free, so is perfect for walking around or spend an hour punting on the river - easily the best way to see the beauty of Cambridge. There are no hills in the centre of town. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands. Relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Ed Sheeran, Chantry Park
Ed Sheeran is performing at Chantry Park, Ipswich from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August. Let us take all the hassle out of getting there and back home again! Simply book your ticket and we'll get you there with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere before the concert, and take you back to Norwich after the gig.
Jess Glynne, Thetford Forest
Jess Glynne is performing at Thetford Forest, Suffolk on Saturday 22nd June. Let us take all the hassle out of getting there and back home again! Simply book your ticket and we'll get you there with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere before the concert, and take you back to Norwich after the gig.
Classic Ibiza, Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall is the original home of the Classic Ibiza events and is Norfolk’s biggest outdoor celebration of iconic dance tunes from the white isle. Let us take all the hassle out of getting there and back home again! Simply book your ticket and we'll get you there with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere before the concert, and take you back to Norwich after the gig.
Forbidden Nights, Cromer Pier Theatre
Forbidden Nights is a full production male variety show combining superlative circus and acrobatic skills with finely honed physiques. This unrivalled night of glamour, talent and torsos showcases sizzling new acts, stunt-orientated routines and explosive provocative choreography. Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the hugely entertaining cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in a high-octane show.
Norfolk Day Trips