The Old Police House

The Old Police House

Things to Do

Things to do in Wells

A selection of local activities

Wells Beach

The beach is at the end of the beach bank and be accessed by foot, by car into the Pay & Display car park, or by using the seasonal miniature railway. The sandy beach stretches all the way to Scolt Head

As an alternative to the busy Quay, the slipway at the East End can be used for crabbing. The slipway can also be used at low tide to access the marshes and sand.

Please pay attention to the warning signs regarding the tide. A siren is sounded when the tide is coming in and there is a danger of being trapped on the wrong side of the channel, either at the beach or on marshes.

Local Attractions

Holkham Hall

Magnificent Palladian hall with rolling parkland. A wealth of wildlife, attractions and events.

Tel: 01328 710227.

Blickling Hall

Near Aylsham. A National Trust Jacobean redbrick mansion with a garden, orangery, parkland and lake.

Tel: 01263 738030

 Felbrigg Hall

One of the finest country houses in Norfolk. A grand tour collection, period furniture and fine library. Walled garden, extensive parkland, ancient woodland and way marked trails. National Trust.

Tel: 01263 837444


The country retreat of H.M. The Queen.

Tel: 01485 545408

Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Remains of an Augustinian Priory set in picturesque gardens and parkland.

Tel: 01328 820259

Holkham Beach

The beach can be accessed by car from Lady Anne’s Road in Holkham; there is a charge for parking. The beach can also be accessed by walking along Wells beach or through the pine trees that run behind the beach. The walk along this unspoilt stretch of coast line can be continued all the way to Burnham Overy.

Wells Lifeboat

The lifeboat station houses an all-weather lifeboat and an inshore lifeboat.  Regular open days and open evenings are held with visits onboard and a chance to meet the volunteer crew members.

Tel 01328 710230

Wells Harbour Tours

Explore Wells Harbour aboard the “Island Ferry” sightseeing trips to the beach or marshes.

07747 401 222

Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

Visit the longest 10¼” narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotive “Norfolk Hero” which was especially built for this line

Tel 01328 710631

Walsingham Farm Shop

Local shopping through their partnership with local farmers and producers.

Tel 01328 821877

The Granary Theatre

The theatre is situated in the heart of Wells-Next-The-Sea and offers a programme of theatre, comedy and music.  The theatre is also the home of cinema in Wells Screen-Next-The-Sea offering recent releases and live satelite transmissions.

Tel 01328 710193

The Poppy Line, Sheringham to Weybourne to Holt

The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. With three beautifully restored century-old stations, the Poppy Line is one of the UK’s most scenic heritage railways.

Tel: 01263 820800

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens

Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails and beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.  As one of the leading Norfolk attractions, it’s a brilliant place to visit, with beautiful gardens and spectacular wildlife.

Tel 01328 841465

Bewilderwood, Hoveton

An award winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. Treehouse, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling, marsh walks.

Tel: 01603 783900

Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade

A monster day out for younger children set in 100 acres of woodland. Dinosaur Trail, Secret Animal Garden, adventure play areas and lots more.

Tel: 01603 876310

Cromer Lifeboat Museum

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer. Aimed at adults and children alike, this inspiring museum tells the story of Henry Blogg ‘the greatest lifeboatman of all time’. Together with his crew, he risked his life to rescue 873 people from the sea. While visiting the Lifeboat Museum, don’t forget to visit RNLI Cromer lifeboat which is situated at the end of Cromer Pier.

Tel: 01263 511294

Norfolk Lavender, Heacham

The oldest established full-scale lavender farm in England.

Tel: 01485 570384

Creake Abbey Studios, North Creake

A tranquil shopping destination next to the ruins of Creake Abbey where you can browse the shops, cafe and the monthly (first Saturday) Farmers Market.

Tel: 07801 418907

Snettisham Park, Snettisham

Spend a day on this working farm.  Lots of attractions including farm animals, farm activities, deer safari, adventure playground and trail walks.  Farm shop and cafe.

Tel: 01485 542425

Thursford Collection, Thursford

A fabulous day out for all the family. Come and see the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs, ride on fairground carousels and the gondola, enjoy ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ tours and watch silent movies. Lunch in the barn and shop in their olde worlde village shopping village.

Tel: 01328 878477

Brancaster National Trust Millenium Activity Centre

Run children’s adventure days and family fun weeks.  Events emphasis the fun that can be had when exploring the environment through outdoor pursuits. We are outside as much as possible to keep the children entertained, making the most of the coast that surrounds us, i.e. orienteering, sailing, kayaking, exploring.

Tel: 01485 210719

Brancaster Estate

Fakenham Racecourse, Fakenham

A friendly National Hunt Racecourse that has been in existence since 1905. Its racing season runs between October and May and race meetings are enjoyed by crowds from all over the country.

Tel: 01328 862388

Norfolk Stables and Horse Riding Schools

The school which is in close proximity to Wells is North Norfolk Riding Centre, Walsingham

Tel: 01328 820933

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