Snowy Norfolk Days
Published: Tuesday 27th Feb 2018
Written by: Georgia Dawson
Usually, March signifies the beginning of Spring – meaning Easter eggs, sunny mornings, and blossoming trees. However, even though March is drawing closer, snow has been blanketing the country over the past few days. Here are some suggestions of what you could do on a snowy day in Norfolk.
1. Sledding Make the most of the snowy weather (let’s face it, this country doesn’t get an awful lot!), and wrap up warm with a hat and some gloves and head out to the hills for some sledding. Either locate some grassy slopes around your holiday cottage, or head to the snowy sand dunes of the coast. Waxham Sands is a nice beach that will create some perfect hills for sledding when covered in snow.
2. Beach walksPop on a thick coat and a wooly scarf and head to the coast for a refreshing walk that will blow all the cobwebs away. A lovely beach to visit is Holkham – the vast, beautiful sands would be a fantastic place to walk a dog, enjoy a romantic walk, or take the children for a run around. After a long beach walk, you could head into a nice, warm pub such as The Golden Fleece at Wells-next-the-Sea for some lunch.
3. Fish and chipsHead to the coast and grab some fish and chips. A great place to do this is Cromer – you can buy some fish and chips from No.1 and head to the pier to enjoy your warm feast and the beautiful view of the rolling waves. For a little more warmth, head to the glass-screened shelters which will protect you from the winter winds but still give you the stunning seascape.
4. Cycling in ThetfordGrab your bike and head to historic Thetford Forest to enjoy some exercise and fresh air. Select one of the Thetford Forest Cycle Trails, based on your cycling experience, and spend your day outside in the winter sun.
5. Animal footprintsHead outside with the children when the snow has settled and play a game of guess the animal footprints. When the ground is blanketed in snow, animals and wildlife will have left a variety of footprints. Is it a bird? Is it a cat? Is it a deer?