The Norfolk Explorers

After many years of clogging up Instagram, Facebook or any other social media at my disposal I thought it would be time to centralise our family tours, renovations and general life through blogs, showing the highs and lows of family life!

Now let me be clear, we are the last family who want to see another family preaching and showing life’s finer parts and neglecting the reality of life. Therefore this is purely a platform where I can share our day trips or our holidays, a Sunday DIY project to a bathroom makeover, in order for you all to make your own memories and set your own challenges without the traditional social media filter.

We consist of a normal family of 5 of two working parents , with the ambition of giving are kids the experience of the great outdoors. I hope you enjoy what we offer and I welcome suggestions on any new trips. Simply scroll to the bottom to see the latest adventures and to see all the adventures simply go to the menu at the top and select Adventures.

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Lockdown V3 – Repairing the Greenhouse and Smoking Brisket

With all the positivity surrounding multiple vaccines the reality of the long road ahead to us is now oddly more obvious then it was with the original lockdown back in March 2020. With spiralling numbers both in cases and sadly deaths we have taken the decision that even though entirely within the rules of ‘lockdown’

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Visiting Stonehenge for Free !

Stone Henge is up there with some of the most iconic British landmarks, standing proud in the countryside of Wiltshire just off of the A303, this circular ring of standing stones attracts visitors from far and wide – Even from as far afield as Norfolk ! Yet even with all the history luring me in,

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The Mystical Woods – West Norwich

I’m not sure to when the woods behind Thorpe Marriott became known as the ‘Mystical woods’ however it is more attractive then simply ‘the woods’. Growing up in Thorpe Marriott i had little interest in this woodland and it wasn’t until i was in my early 20’s i went to the Mystical woods after purchasing

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Cromer – Norfolk – Loaded Fries and Beach Walks

As Norfolk emerges from Christmas day into Tier 4 the Norfolk Explorers continue to find trips out that remain within the guidelines and this week we found ourselves in the beach town of Cromer, famous for its mighty peer projecting into the North Sea and its long coastal walks we took the opportunity to explore

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Bowthorpe Southern Park- Norwich – Norfolk

Keeping the children busy every weekend is always difficult, specially as we head into the long winter nights. With darkness upon us by 4pm often a long drive out to the big hotspots isn’t an option and therefore places like Bowthorpe Southern Park are great as they offer a local option still packed with lots

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Oxburgh Hall – Kings Lynn – Norfolk

Oxburgh Hall is defiantly one of the National Trust’s greatest gems – Steeped in history, Oxburgh Hall stands proud in the West Norfolk Countryside just outside Kings Lynn and is a great day out for the whole family – Read below to see our day out at this 15th Century hall ! Completed in 1482

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