Rainy Days

Well, it is the UK after all and we know that can mean rain at any time of year. However a little bit of rain certainly won’t spoil your holiday as there is so much to see and do that’s under cover.

Cinemas and Theatres

There’s a great cinema at Cromer, the Regal Movieplex. Click here for current films and showtimes. If you don’t mind driving further afield, then Norwich has several cinemas; the Odeon Imax, Vue, the Hollywood and Cinema City.

For live action we have some wonderful theatres in Norfolk.

Cromer Pier Pavilion TheatreOur nearest is the fabulous Pavilion Theatre, at the end of Cromer Pier. The Seaside Special during the summer and Christmas, is really worth a visit, but whatever your taste there’s a huge variety of shows throughout the year.

Sheringham has Little Theatre, right in the heart of the town. It is a community arts venue with a year-round programme of events, including film, art exhibitions, dance, drama, music and comedy. They also have a popular winter pantomime

For Norwich theatres, click on this page to find links to Theatre Royal Norwich, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Maddermarket Theatre and Sewell Barn Theatre

Family Attractions

Pop over to our Attractions or What’s for the kids pages for lots of indoor places to visit, including historic houses, indoor play centres and animal attractions.

Sporting Activities

Stay active and keep fit playing Ten Pin Bowling, Roller Skating, Swimming and lots more. Swim at Victory Swim and Fitness, North Walsham, Splash, Sheringham, and Riverside Leisure Centre, Norwich. Bowl at Strikers, North Walsham, Hollywood Bowl, Norwich or Regent Superbowl, Great Yarmouth. Finally, you can roller skate at Funkys in Norwich where they also have an indoor play area or at Retroskate, Great Yarmouth.


Great Yarmouth Stadium is home to Motor racing on Sunday and Tuesday evenings and Greyhound racing on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Great fun for all the family; enjoy the informal atmosphere on the trackside, under the super covered stand or from the many Raceview bars. The Raceview Reastaurant is open on Greyhound nights, so you can dine in style and watch the big screens at the same time.


Norfolk has more than 50 museums in total and so there are plenty to choose from whatever the weather.

Local ones include the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum and Cromer Museum, both in Cromer.
Mundesley has the Maritime Museum and Museum Of The Broads can be found in Stalham.
Great Yarmouth has five including the Time and Tide Museum.
Norwich has seven, the largest of them being Castle Museum, based in the Norman Castle built as a royal palace some 900 years ago.

For links to them all, look at the North Norfolk, Norwich and Great Yarmouth pages on the Museums Norfolk site


The North Norfolk Railway, known as the Poppy Line, runs from Sheringham to Holt, with steam trains and diesel. Runs during school holidays and most weekends through the year. Bure Valley Railway runs from Aylsham to Wroxham and you can combine a ride on a train with a cruise on the Broads on certain dates. Further afield, the Wells to Walsingham railway operates a daily service between April and October. Check the Visit Norfolk site for details and links to them all.


Check our Shopping page for shopping centres, markets and farm shops

For more ideas on places to shop throughout Norfolk, look at the Tour Norfolk Shopping page. For Norwich specific information go to this Visit Norwich page

Tours – book in advance for something a little different!

Lots more ideas at the Visit Norfolk website, so have a look there if you still need inspiration.