5 things do on a rainy day in Norfolk


While Norfolk is renowned for being one of the driest corners of this beautiful country, it is not immune from the rain. Regardless of what you have planned to do during your stay, there is a chance a little rain could see you postponing your plans. So, what do you do when the sky clouds over?

1. Stay in and play

OK, staying in may not sound very exciting, but when you are holed up in accommodation as cosy and comfortable as what we have to offer, you probably will not mind too much. Most of our cottages, lodges and apartments have Wi-Fi, televisions and DVD players, so bring a selection of games to play and films to watch just in case it is too wet to venture out.

2. Discover the past

There are museums galore in Norfolk, and most of them are either inside or provide shelter so you can wait out the rain. Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, the Thursford Collection, the City of Norwich Aviation Museum and Cromer Museum are just a few that will provide hours of entertainment.

3. Take the train

There are some beautiful heritage railways that run the length of Nelson’s county, so you can explore even when there is a downpour. The Poppy Line, which runs from Sheringham to Holt, is particularly striking, offering gorgeous views of both coastline and heathland.

4. Go green

The Green Britain Centre at Swaffham is home to the world’s only climbable wind turbine and there are stunning views of the distinctive landscape that is the Brecks from the top. What better way to spend a wet day, than climbing – under cover! – into the clouds?

5. Live like a lord and lady

Norfolk has an array of stately homes to be explore, including the royal family’s country house at Sandringham. You will find much on offer at venues across the county; from organised events to art collections to panoramic views, spending the day at one of Norfolk’s estates will brighten even the greyest of days.

Do not let a little rain spoil your day – enjoy a different side of Norfolk instead.

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