This plus that equals…. our favourite Norfolk day trips
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about our favourite Norfolk day trips (sometimes spilling into Suffolk). Those trips we make again and again.
In Norfolk we’re lucky to be surrounded by stunning coast, fab tourist attractions and activities that are fab whatever the weather. We have a few trusty fall backs though, so here they are.
This summer I had promised L a trip on a train. I hadn’t given it much thought, I just knew it would be something he would enjoy. So when Greater Anglia launched their #RailAdventure campaign and wanted to know if we would like to take part I leapt at the chance.
We are lucky enough to be situated close to two rail stations, Diss and Wymondham. In fact we spend quite a bit of time at Wymondham Station thanks to the delightful Station Bistro. A lovely establishment that allows us to enjoy great food whilst watching the trains go by, it one of L’s and mine favourite spots.
The Broads National Park in Norfolk is home to over 11,000 species of wildlife, some of the UK’s rarest plants and animals, including the nationally protected fen orchid and crested buckler fern, the Norfolk Hawker dragonfly, the Marsh Harrier, Swallowtail Butterfly and the ‘booming’ bittern!
New to north Norfolk is Cromer’s only campsite, launching from the last week of July and for the month of August 2017.
For me this is really exciting as I have such fond memories of camping at nearby East Runton as a kid and walking into Cromer for the carnival, so actually being able to camp in Cromer itself will be amazing.
We have never been away at Christmas time before, not once. But with work being a bit stressful and all the upheaval we have gone through recently I couldn’t have been happier when Bluestone got in touch to see if we would like to stay for a few nights.
A holiday park with a difference, Bluestone is set in a beautiful National Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales. We loved Pembrokeshire last time we visited, and were familiar with the area There is loads to see and do, plenty of walking, attractions and a truly stunning coastline. We were so excited to be returning, especially as Bluestone had everything we needed, right there, there would be no additional travelling, spending or time. Just a few days to kick back and relax. Oh and Christmas was in full swing which was really exciting. All the December breaks included tickets to ‘The Kingdom of the Elves’.
Last Friday we went to London for a cooking lesson at School of Wok. Our session was an Introduction to Thai and it was amazing. Even though it was only a week ago, and I can’t believe how quickly that has gone, I would go again tomorrow.
I hadn’t visited the Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell since I was a kid. A middle school trip if I recall. Today L and I had been invited along to see the half term activities that Dipple & Conway Opticians had teamed up with them for to mark their centenary.
We’d already done loads that morning and I was worried L wouldn’t really be in the right mood, plus I woefully unprepared for a day out with a three year old.
I love Aldi. I’ll make no bones about it. It’s cheap, stocks my favourite lemonade with coconut and lime in it and my second favourite bottle of Pinot. The SpecialBuys are some of my favourite things ever. Oh and the nappies and wipes are amazing.
My Aldi love story has only been added to recently. You see I have been taking part in the Aldi #MamiaDaysOut Challenge with BritMums so I was sent a very lovely hamper filled with goodies to get out and about with from the Mamia range.