Five of the best parks Norfolk has to offer

Autumn in Sheringham Park. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Autumn in Sheringham Park. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Looking for somewhere to wander around on your day off, somewhere to retreat with your thoughts and take time out or just a place where the kids can run wild? These beautiful parks in Norfolk could be the ideal spot.

Eaton Park Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Eaton Park Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Eaton Park

Located on South Park Avenue in Norwich, Eaton Park is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Great for those wanting to take a casual stroll, or for entertaining children as the park boasts a boating lake, skate park, football pitch, playground and a crazy golf course. On a sunny day, you could take a seat by the Pavilion and spend hours watching the world go by, or in the summer you can attend concerts in the bandstand.

Pond in Holt Country Park. Picture: citizenside.com

Pond in Holt Country Park. Picture: citizenside.com - Credit: citizenside.com

Holt Country Park

This Park is dominated by tranquil woodland and is situated on the edge of the Norfolk coast area. Spend a day getting lost among the many Scots Pines and native Broad-Leaved trees.

Deer taking a dip at Snettisham Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Deer taking a dip at Snettisham Park. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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Snettisham Park

This park is definitely an ideal place to take your children. The 329 acre working farm has lots to offer visitors, including a deer safari and lamb feeding sessions. There are also several trails and walks to follow, such as the archaeology trail which reveals the interesting origins of the farm land.

Sheringham Park. Picture: citizenside.com

Sheringham Park. Picture: citizenside.com - Credit: citizenside.com

Sheringham Park

This landscape park and gardens surrounds Sheringham Hall and is in the care of the National trust. All year round the walks provide visitors with spectacular views of the local area, including the coast and steam railway line. It is a particularly popular location in the summer months, when its rhododendron bushes are in full bloom.

Aerial view of Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk.

Aerial view of Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk. - Credit: Archant

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Based in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham offers visitors several attractions, including nature trails, woodland walks, wildlife conservation and play areas for children. For flower and garden lovers, the Park is also home to three vibrant gardens, created by award-winning designers, as well as a beautiful meadow covered in wildflowers.

• Have you been to any of these Norfolk parks? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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