A Week in Beautiful Norfolk

14th May 2015

weybourne norfolkWe spent the first week of May in Norfolk with Andy’s folks. Despite the rain and the North Sea wind that followed us around, we had a lovely week, relaxing and making the most of the sun when it appeared. We went to North Norfolk for a holiday last September and loved it so much we headed back to the same area! We needed a bigger cottage this time though found a lovely, recently refurbished place in Weybourne.

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After we had unpacked and had tea, we walked over the Weybourne beach to see the sea. Grandad and Seren enjoyed throwing pebbles in the sea.

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We went to West Runton the next day, the boys had fun flying a kite, Seren enjoyed running in the waves and Imogen enjoyed eating sand (then and for the rest of the week). The wind really was biting though so we only stayed as long as we could bear that!

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On Sunday we found a pub in Edgefield called The Pigs for a late Sunday lunch. This was a real find, for as well as lovely food, it had both indoor and outdoor play areas. The outdoor play area, Piggleplay, is an amazing space with a tree house den building, climbing, balancing and a zip wire. Piggleplay was designed by the same team behind the tree house adventure attraction, BeWILDerwood. The girls loved it, I was only sorry there is nothing like this nearer home.

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On Bank Holiday Monday we planned to go to Holkham but we got a tyre puncture so while  Andy got that sorted out the rest of us headed to the nearer Sheringham beach. Seren enjoyed rock pooling and wave jumping. Imogen tried paddling and didn’t like it – too cold I guess! Andy & I had fun trying to win a duck on the tuppenny falls game in the arcade.

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The next afternoon we all went to Cromer for beach play, a walk on the pier and super tasty fish and chips at No1 Cromer. I still love how the kids meals are served in a little bucket and spade and they even gave one to Imogen despite us not ordering a meal for her!

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Thursday was supposed to be nice and we went to Holkham to go to the magnificent beach. We had a good hour or so before the heavens opened and we had a long and very wet trudge back to the car. It’s an absolute stunning beach (often used for film and TV shoots) though perhaps not the easiest to navigate with small children.

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On Friday we had a final fling on the beach at West Runton before bundling the kids into the car in their swim suits and driving home. So, that’s our main holiday for 2015 over now. But we have such happy memories, we love north Norfolk – we’ll be back!

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Read more about our 2014 Norfolk holiday here: Barnhouse Holiday Cottages, Sheringham, Cromer, West Runton & The North Norfolk Railway.

I’m linking this post up to Honest Mum’s Brilliant Blog Posts Link Up.

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  • Reply Emma T (@ETusty) 19th May 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Gorgeous photos, and just reminds me of our childhood holidays. I think we spent 3 years holidaying there thanks to the loan of a friend’s static caravan the other side of Beeston bump. Is there still the shire horse centre at West Runton?

    We always remember the horrendously long walk along the beach from Sheringham to Cromer than our mum said would only be a couple of miles (and the rest). The pier just didn’t seem to be getting any closer. It’s a great place to holiday, if a little faffy to get to from us compared with the other side of the country.

    • Reply Sian | The Mama Story 20th May 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Oh wow what lovely memories! Yes it is still there, we haven’t got there yet. I LOVE that that there is so much to do and each time we go we do a bit more. Wow that is an impressive walk, especially for a child! Beautiful scenery though – hope you got an ice cream to make up for it!

  • Reply Ellie Mulligan 21st May 2015 at 6:34 am

    Lovely photos! Norfolk looks stunning!!!! So many beautiful places in this country that we seem to overlook! #brilliantblogposts

  • Reply MOMM 21st May 2015 at 11:42 am

    Lovely photographs! I had visited te norfolk marshlands and beach quite a few years ago, and this post has brought back all the lovely memories! #brilliantblogposts

  • Reply Honest mum 21st May 2015 at 1:58 pm

    How beautiful, I really want to visit now. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

  • Reply Ashley Beolens 21st May 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I love the Norfolk coast, such a lovely area to walk in, such a shame it isn’t so easy to get to without a car.

  • Reply Adrian 22nd May 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful photos of beautiful Norfolk. We’ve only been once – pre-baby – but I’d love to take Baby B there next year maybe. We’re off to Cornwall soon so I’ll be letting everyone know how that goes!

    • Reply Sian | The Mama Story 22nd May 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you! I do recommend it! We had a lovely week in Bude when Seren was almost 2 – amazing beaches! Have a good time.

  • Reply Penny @ OnePennyTourist 23rd May 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Fab photo’s, it’s been a few years but I have some fab memories of Norfolk. Sheringham and Cromer but also Southwold and Aldeburgh too.

    Thanks for sharing – I do have a strong urge to jump in the car and head up there now when the weather turns nice! 🙂


    • Reply Sian | The Mama Story 24th May 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Ah lovely. We haven’t done Southwold or Aldeburgh yet – another adventure to be had!

  • Reply littleeandbean 23rd May 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, beautiful photos! I’ve not been to Norfolk but I’ve toying with the idea of taking my boys, I really want to go now, it looks gorgeous! #brilliantblogposts

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