Things to Do
A selection of local activities
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.
Magnificent Palladian hall with rolling parkland. A wealth of wildlife, attractions and events.
Tel: 01328 710227.
Near Aylsham. A National Trust Jacobean redbrick mansion with a garden, orangery, parkland and lake.
Tel: 01263 738030
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
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.
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
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
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