Norfolk in fabulous Spingtime

With the longer and lighter days, the warmth from the sun increasing, the bees buzzing and the countryside exploding into growth – it must be Spring, those glorious months of March, April and May when everything is fresh and new.

It’s a great time to get back outside and enjoy nature bursting back into life, the birds singing, flowers blooming, the air full of fragrant smells and blossom – as well as special events to celebrate Easter and Mother’s Day. It’s time to get back outdoors!

Here’s our top 10 of things to do in Norfolk in Spring


It’s lambing season and children love nothing better than seeing cute little lambs gambolling and having the chance to bottle feed them. At Wroxham Barns, just a walk away, you can help feed the little orphan lambs brought in from local farms at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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Enjoy the Spring flowers

Enjoy the amazing carpets of bluebells at the Foxley Wood or the National Trust gardens at Blickling or Sheringham Park. In late spring walk through the spectacular avenues of azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias at Sheringham Park or the unique Stody Lodge Gardens.

View our Norfolk Gardens Guide →

See the seals

Take a boat trip from Morston Quay to see the growing seal pups on the four mile spit at Blakeney Point, owned by the National Trust. It has the biggest seal colony of grey and common seals in the UK and you can get really close to the seals which often bob around the boats.

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Go for a Walk

Now is the best time to explore Norfolk by foot and try one of the fabulous Norfolk Trails – from quiet country lanes with fields of yellow oilseed rape, to spectacular coastal paths where the sky meets the land with huge empty beaches – or the tranquil riverside marshes and boardwalks.

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Try fresh local food

With its fishing and farming heritage, Norfolk is a bountiful county and renowned for its home grown locally produced food and drink. Look out for asparagus stalls, samphire sold on the coast as well as fresh Cromer Crabs, cockles and mussels – all at their best in spring and on many pub menus.

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Try Beachcombing & Fossil Hunting

Just after the Spring tides is a great time to go beachcombing along the Deep History Coast – the 16 miles from West Runton to Cromer – where there are over 20,000 fossil finds a year. This is also where 850,000 year old footprints and a 600,000 year old mammoth skeleton were found.

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Go for a Cycle Ride

Make the most of the warmer weather to explore somewhere you’ve never been before on a bike instead of by car and enjoy the scenery and the fresh spring air. There are lots of trails to choose for all ages, abilities as well as plenty of places to hire a bike if you don’t bring your own

Visit our Cycling in Norfolk Guide →

See the Birdlife

Spring is the time for migrant birds such as the swifts and terns to return and breed. At Blakeney Point see the terns, along with lapwings over the coastal marshes, marsh harriers at Hickling Broad, swifts at Cley Marshes and common terns at Ranworth Broad.

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Discover More

Be here in Spring when the county explodes with colour again. There’s wonderful snowdrop and bluebell walks in the woods, there’ll be chances to feed the new-born lambs and look out for rare birds.

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East View Farm Holiday Cottages
Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh
Norwich, Norfolk
England, NR12 8YW

Tel : 01603 782225



East View Farm Holiday Cottages
Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh
Norwich, Norfolk
England, NR12 8YW

Tel : 01603 782225