Pinewoods Holiday Park may be perfectly placed in an area of outstanding natural beauty but this idyllic spot is also within easy reach of many of the attractions Norfolk has to offer.
Whether you come for the open air and scenery, the local wildlife, or the stately homes and the heritage, there is so much to see and do on a short break here.
Out and about
You really don’t need to venture far from Pinewoods to enjoy much of what Norfolk has to offer.
Top of the list for most of our guests is to explore the surrounding area and it couldn’t be easier. Stroll along the water’s edge or hop on the Wells Harbour Railway for the short journey into Wells-next-the-Sea, enjoying the views along the way.
At the end of your short journey you’ll find yourself at the heart of a flourishing port town, dotted with quaint fisherman’s cottages, souvenir shops, galleries and several excellent restaurants serving great pub grub and catch of the day.
Families will be spoilt for choice during a stay at Pinewoods. The park’s facilities alone are enough to keep most youngsters occupied and with beautiful Wells beach right on your doorstep, you have two great reasons for staying put!
But if curiosity gets the better of you it’s time to head for the great outdoors. Why not nurture their love of nature with a trip to a local zoo, or take a boat trip to spot playful seals off Blakeney Point or even head inland for pony trekking in the Norfolk countryside?
Whether it’s dinosaurs or big dippers, roller coasters or rope bridges, Norfolk has its fair share of theme parks, all promising fun-filled family days out. All Norfolk’s theme parks are within driving distance of Pinewoods so the toughest decision you’ll have to make is which one to visit!
Art and culture
Wells is home to a thriving community of artists and craftspeople so if you’re seeking a unique memento of your trip there are a plethora of art galleries and craft shops to browse through. From one-off ceramic creations to original artworks inspired by the wild Norfolk coastline, you will find something to take home and treasure here.
Beyond Wells, Norfolk hosts a range of show-stopping attractions for culture vultures all year round. From Britain’s very first arts festival (Edinburgh, eat your heart out) in May to the UK’s biggest food fest in September, plus a whole host of smaller, local events, there’s always somewhere to go and something to see on your visit.
Norfolk is tuned in to music lovers too. Bigger seaside resorts, like Cromer and Hunstanton, have daily concerts on the pier throughout the summer season, but if you fancy something a bit different you could attend a concert in a forest glade, at a stately home, even on a beach!
Nothing says stately quite like the harmonious symmetry of Georgian architecture and the merchant’s houses of Wells offer a tantalising glimpse into Norfolk’s architectural past.
Nearby, the Palladian grandeur of Holkham Hall, inspires and awes visitors – many returning again and again to explore new corners of this sprawling country estate.
Just a short drive from Pinewoods is the splendid Jacobean residence, Sandringham House. Sound familiar? Well, it would, it’s the Queen’s own rural Norfolk escape.
HRH doesn’t need an excuse to visit Norfolk and neither should you – we look forward to welcoming you!
For more information on the local area visit the Holkham website Local Guide.