We love to explore. It is one of our favourite things to do as a family but can it be done on a budget?
I think it is definitely possible and there are a few places that I do have in mind!
When I say on a budget, I don’t necessarily mean 100% free. It might be a few pounds on car parking or the odd thing that you have to buy but most things won’t cost over £10 – £15 per family.
One of our most favourite Instagram accounts to follow is @norfolkplayparks as it showcases the best parks in the Norfolk area! Perfect if you are planning a day out with young children!
What would a list like this be without me mentioning one of our favourite places. Sandringham isn’t too far from King’s Lynn and has alot of things to do. You don’t have to go in to the house or gardens. Most of the time when we visit, we just go for a walk in the woods. The kids love to explore in there and car parking is one a few pounds for around 2 hours or you can get a season ticket. These cost more so not on a budget necessarily but still it is £40 and it lasts a year. If you don’t visit that often then it won’t cost you alot to park for a visit.
Castle Acre –
Now this is one place that I am meaning to take the kids. I remember visiting when I was younger. It is a great place to explore. The castle itself is free to get in. It is the Abbey which costs to get in to. It is castle ruins but a child’s imagination can run wild here!
Creake Abbey –
Another place that we love to visit. Creake Abbey has both the Abbey ruins and the food halls and shops to visit. The Abbey is free to visit and parking is free too so a very cheap time out with the family.
Crabbing at Wells or Blakney –
Crabbing is a firm favourite which pretty much everyone that comes to Norfolk. Wells is our place of choice but you can also go to Blakney. I have noticed that you csn rent crabbing equipment from Wells for a few pounds so this would be a great alternative to buying all the equipment new!
Baconsthorpe Castle –
Another ruins that you can visit for free! This one is closer to the Holt area. The ruins themselves aren’t the biggest and it is in the middle of nowhere but there is alot for the kids to explore!
Holkham just like Sandringham is a popular place for families. We normally visit the beach side of Holkham though. You can walk to the beach or go left to Burnham Overy or right to Wells if you fancy a walk. Again, you only pay for parking!
The Norfolk Broads –
What would this list be without one of the most famous parts of Norfolk – The Norfolk Broads. It is huge area and there are so many walks for you to do! Amazing for families! Wroxham is a favourite for us!
Where are your favourite places to visit in Norfolk?!