Things to do in North Norfolk This Spring

Things to do in North Norfolk This Spring

Spring signifies a change in pace, and season making it the perfect time to escape to North Norfolk to banish those winter cobwebs ready for the warmer days. The change in season kick starts the growth of spring flowers, new life, and the animals and birds begin to become more active. North Norfolk is rich with wildlife all year round; however, the start of Spring is the perfect time to see many different species as they emerge from their winter hideouts and begin to have their young. The busiest tourist hotspots also tend to be quieter at this time of year, perfect for long peaceful beach walks.

Our luxury holiday cottages are located by the North Norfolk coast, surrounded by countryside views and nature reserves, making them the perfect place to stay for Spring getaways, keeping you close to the action as well as secluded when you need time to relax. For more information about our holiday cottages, or for our Spring availability, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The lighter days and new life mean you can make the most out of your time in the area, here are our top recommendations for things to do in North Norfolk throughout the Spring.

Discover the local Bluebell Walks

Peppering the floor of the woods with an abundance of bright blue, North Norfolk sees many of its walks taken over by Bluebells in the early parts of the year. There is no shortage of locations where you can view these stunning displays and most woodlands have waymarked pathways and maps to keep you on the right track. Some of our favourite places to visit are Foxley Wood and Sheringham park, but you can find out the other best places for Bluebell walks here.

Visit the newborn lambs

North Norfolk is made up of numerous working farms, all of which work hard to create fresh produce for the local area and further afield. Throughout March until May, the livestock farms will have an abundance of lambs being born, frolicking in the fields that surround the villages and towns. Many places offer live lambing experiences and the opportunity to feed orphaned or rejected lambs, which many children, and adults, love to lend a hand in.

Attend a local festival

Not all festivals are just about music. North Norfolk plays host to many festivals in the year, with the calendar beginning in the early Spring. The most popular events to attend in the early parts of the year include the Crab and Lobster festival, the Spring Steam Railway Gala, and the Norfolk and Norwich festival, the latter of which is held in late May. Celebrating local talent, and history and produce, these festivals are a great way to immerse yourself in culture, arts, and entertainment.

Things to do in North Norfolk This Spring
Things to do in North Norfolk This Spring

Visit the beaches whilst they remain quiet before summer

Lighter evenings mean there’s even more time to explore the region’s beautiful beaches and watch the sun go down on beautiful stretches of this part of the coast. Spring is the perfect time to visit some of the most popular beaches as they remain quieter before the start of the summer months. One of the only issues is deciding which beaches to visit when you stay. Some of our favourites, and those located close to our luxury holiday cottages, we have put in a handy guide of the top five beaches in the region.

Catch a glimpse of the seal pups

Now is the time to catch a last glimpse of the seal pups at Blakeney Point before they head out to sea exploring on their own. Norfolk’s seal colonies are renowned for being some of the largest in the UK and are well worth a visit if you enjoy watching the local wildlife.

Explore the Broads

Britain’s Largest protected wetland can be explored by foot, bike, or boat with the opportunity to stop at many local pubs and towns along the way. Discover wildlife, woodland, and local attractions all hidden throughout, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There’s a whole host of things you can do on the Broads, the trouble is finding the time to fit it all in!

All of this and more can be found by those visiting Norfolk in the Spring, not to mention beautiful cycling routes, a variety of shops, and delicious restaurants. The abundance of things to do, quieter beaches, and seasonal produce, make this time of year increasingly popular. If you would like more information about our North Norfolk holiday cottages, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are more than happy to help you plan your first getaway of the year.

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