50 things to do in Norfolk

The sun high in the sky at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher

The sun high in the sky at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

You know you've made the most of our county when you've ticked off at least three quarters of our 50 quintessential Norfolk experiences.

The Albion Wherry passing the jetty on Breydon Water.

The Albion Wherry passing the jetty on Breydon Water. - Credit: Nick Butcher

? Heard the choir at Norwich Cathedral

? Built a sandcastle on beaches facing north, east and west

? Been royal spotting at Sandringham

? Peeked at Merrivale Model Village and ridden the roller coaster at the Pleasurebeach at Yarmouth

Last night of the Blickling Summer proms concert with a 1940's. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Last night of the Blickling Summer proms concert with a 1940's. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

? Visited the ruins at Baconsthorpe, Castle Acre, Binham and Castle Rising

? Nipped across the Suffolk border to ride the chairlifts over Pleasurewood Hills

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? Talked to the giraffes at Banham Zoo

? Put your head through the Flintstones character cut outs at Dinosaur Adventure

Scenes from the Wader Spectacular at RSPB Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from the Wader Spectacular at RSPB Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

? Completed the trail at Pensthorpe Natural Park

? Wandered the historic woods at Felbrigg Hall

? Seen the teapots at Norwich Castle

? Said 'stupid boy' at Dad's Army Museum in Thetford

? Peered into the moat at Oxburgh Hall

? Photographed a deer at Holkham or Snettisham

? Eaten chips: on Cromer pier, watching the sun set at Hunstanton, overlooking Diss Mere; while feeding the ducks at Loddon.

? Ridden a tram at East Anglia Transport Museum

? Stroked a rescue horse

? Strolled the formal gardens at Blickling Hall

? Stepped back to the olden fishing fleet days at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth

? Floated on the Victorian steam launch at the Museum of the Broads

? Eaten locally made ice cream

? Sat and watched the boats go by at Wroxham

? Bought spices, fresh bread, sausages and a mug of tea at Norwich Market

? Eaten fresh crab from Cromer or Sheringham

? Been to Thursford Christmas Spectacular

? Applauded the acrobats at Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus

? Floated in the waves at Great Yarmouth's Marina Centre and Splash in Sheringham

? Flown a kite at Hunstanton kite festival

? Been crabbing – don't discard your plastic line and bucket

? Seen the swans at Welney WWT

? Had a picnic in Thetford Forest

? Walked miles to find the sea at low tide at Holkham

? Watched the birds at Titchwell Marsh, Cley Marshes, Holme Dunes and Ranworth Broad

? Walked at least part of the Norfolk Coast Path, Peddars Way and Boudicca Way

? Talked to the snakes at Amazona Zoo in Cromer

? Discovered the history of King's Lynn in the Stories of Lynn heritage exhibition

? Taken a whisky tour at St George's Distillery at Roudham.

? Counted the animals at Wymondham Abbey

? Climbed Beeston Bump

? Hired a beach hut at Wells, Cromer, Sheringham or Mundesley

? Had a lavender scone at Norfolk Lavender

? Visited the shrines at Walsingham

? Cheered on the racing at Yarmouth Stadium or Fakenham

? Tasted whisky at St George's Distillery near Thetford

? Looked for trout in the water gardens at Gooderstone

? Taken a boat trip to see the seals

? Ridden on a steam train

? Climbed the wind turbine at the Green Britain Centre, Swaffham

? Learnt about the workhouse history at Gressenhall

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