Top Unusual Things to do in Norfolk

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to do with the kids whilst visiting us at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park? There’s plenty of unusual things to do in Norfolk – read on to find out what they are!

Archived Alive in Norwich

A fun puzzle-solving activity, Archived Alive at Norwich Guildhall sees the ‘City Historian’ having locked himself in the secure archive vault – it’s up to you, and your team of up to 8 players, to figure out a variety of puzzles, stories, and surprises, as well as find clues, to unlock the vault and save the historian. The game takes place every day, and you can find times and extended opening times during the school holidays on their website.

Cryptic Escape in Norwich

A real-life escape game, find objects, codes, hidden hints, and more that are the key to your freedom! With out-of-the-box thinking required to solve the puzzles as well as team work, Cryptic Escape is for 2-5 people! The building has three different game rooms to choose from: The Lab of Dr. Lev Pasted, The Treasure of Green Beard, and The Haunted (under construction). If you get stuck, then the game masters will help guide you through!

Colman’s Mustard Museum in Norwich

A staple of Norwich (as well as some people’s diet!) is the Colman’s Mustard Museum & Shop in Norwich City Centre. Filled with all things Colman’s Mustard, this is worth a look if you’re in the area. The shop stocks a variety of unique mustards and local condiments, and the museum is within the shop with a number of displays and storyboards around the shop illustrating the history of the Colman family and the legacy of their mustard.


Geocaching can be a fun activity if you enjoy both walking and scavenger hunts! Described as ‘the world’s largest treasure hunt’, whilst this isn’t exclusive to the Broads, there’s plenty of walking trails in the area with fantastic geocaches to find. Just pick a route and go!

Go Seal Spotting

Seals in NorfolkYou may or may not know, the Norfolk coast is home to seal colonies! Adorably curious, Norfolk’s seal population grows each year, meaning each year there are more and more fluffy seal pups to spot! The closest place to Hemsby Beach Holiday Park to see the seals is at Horsey, at just a 15-minute drive. Whilst the area is cordoned off during pupping season to keep both you and the seals safe, there are clear paths and a viewing platform where you can watch the seals. You can read more about seeing the seals in Norfolk on our website here.



Please contact service provider before travelling for correct information. Last reviewed 04 May 2017. Photo of seal at Horsey by Adam Yardley.
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