Things to See & Do Throughout Norfolk in December
Christmas and Winter are fabulous times to visit Norfolk from superb shopping to wonderful festive shows. December is a great time to get in some extra outdoor activities too from coastal walks and bike rides, to frosty woodland walks.
Take a Winter Walk
Wrap up warm and brave the great outdoors for a bracing walk. Head to the north Norfolk coast and it is likely it’ll just be you, the shoreline, the sea and sky – and perhaps your partner, the kids and a dog or two! If you’re up for it, there are some longer walks too. Afterwards find a welcoming pub with a roaring fire for a well-earned pint and a hearty meal, or a friendly café for a warming mug of hot chocolate or a cream tea.
Experience a Deep History Coast
Walk in the footsteps of the first people ever to come to our country, and where mammoths, hyenas, bison and lions used to roam! Hunker down in the sand dunes on the coastal stretch between Hemsby and Happisburgh (you can’t miss the candy-striped lighthouse) and watch the sea whip up a swell and unleash its power as giant waves explode on the shoreline. Remember that only a few thousand years ago the sea in front of you was a land link to the Continent.
A Festive Family Show
Take the whole family to enjoy the country’s fantastic Yuletide shows, from pantos around the coast and throughout Norwich to the Cromer Pier Christmas Show, the last end-of-pier theatre experience in the world! There is no better way to get into the festive spirit.
Winter is a wonderful time to see Norfolk’s wildlife, from the migrating geese at Norfolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB reserves on the north Norfolk coast, to the largest seal colony in England at Blakeney Point.
There are many majestic creatures in which you can see throughout Norfolk including deers, swans and even seals…
- Wild Deer – Book up on a wild deer safari at Holkham Hall – hundreds roam the estate and woods and are an amazing sight!
- Swans – Head out into the Fens to watch the swans come in to feed! At WWT Welney on the Ouse Washes there’s activity every afternoon – the sight of hundreds of white swans punctuating the inky black of twilight is something you won’t forget.
- Seals – Norfolk’s amazing Winter Wildlife Safari is completed by the Grey Seals who pup during the Winter at Blakeney Point – at this time of year there’s a THOUSAND of them! Honestly, you’ll simply be cooing at their cuteness!