Places to go and things to do in and around Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells is an ideal base for exploring the many venues and attractions across North Norfolk. The popular venues listed here have a full calendar of events, offering activities and entertainment throughout the year.

Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
01328 713111
Holkham hosts a full calendar of events throughout the year, including tours, concerts, walks and runs, outdoor theatre, food festivals, a deer & wildlife safari plus seasonal events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Wells Maltings
Staithe Street, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AU
01328 710885
A brand new £5m arts, heritage and community complex hosting a series of exciting events. Look out for music, film, drama, dance, comedy, art, poetry, heritage, talks, family and community activities and much more!
Blickling Estate
Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
01263 738030
Explore the magnificent mansion or the glorious garden. Head out into the park and follow the cycle trail or the estate walk. Grab a bite from one of three cafes, or browse the bookshop and gift shop. A great day out!
North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RA
01263 820800
The North Norfolk Railway runs through the county’s most stunning coastal scenery. A wide range of special events throughout the year cater to the young and young at heart.
Cromer Pier
The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HE
01263 512495
A traditional Victorian pier with a full working theatre. The Cromer Pier Show is a ‘must see’ show for the whole family. Enjoy a full day out on the pier with gift shop, refreshments, crab fishing and priceless views!
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Road, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0LN
01328 851465
A great day out for the whole family! Connect with nature and learn more about conservation. Explore stunning gardens, meet rare and native species, and run wild in WildRootz, the outdoor adventure play area.
Houghton Hall
Bircham Road, King’s Lynn, Houghton PE31 6UE
01485 528569
A fine example of Palladian architecture with an award-winning five-acre Walled Garden and a collection of contemporary sculptures in the grounds. Major exhibitions include Damien Hirst in 2018 and Henry Moore in 2019.
Creake Abbey
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9LF
07801 418907
Site of the majestic ruins of an Augustinian abbey founded in 1206, Creake Abbey is home to an award winning farmers’ market, fantastic shops and studios, special events and the now famous Plant Lovers’ Day held annually in May.
Cley Marshes
Cley next the Sea, Holt NR25 7SA
01263 740008
Cley Marshes is one of the UK’s best bird watching sites. The award-winning visitor centre has an observation area, café and gift shop. The panoramic view across the marshes is spectacular and the variety of wildlife at Cley makes for an unforgettable day.
Felbrigg Hall
Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8PR
01263 837444
One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. The walled garden is a delight. The rolling landscape park with a lake, woods and waymarked trails is a wonderful place to explore nature and wildlife. Good day out for families.
Blakeney Nature Reserve
Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk NR25 7BH
01263 740241
The reserve is noted for its spectacular displays of the summer breeding tern colony and winter breeding grey seals ensuring delight for visitors all year round. Great for walkers, sightseers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Sheringham Little Theatre
2 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RE
01263 822347
An intimate and welcoming arts venue packed with entertainment for all tastes and ages. The stage hosts fun farce, singalong musicals and family panto, while movies and top national arts events are beamed onto a big screen.
The Princess Theatre
13 The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5AH
01485 532252
An intimate theatre comprising stalls, front circle, and upper circle, the Princess Theatre provides a wide variety of entertainment spanning across live shows, films and live theatre screenings from around the world.