As poll reveals top 25 favourite family activities in England - what are your top Norfolk simple pleasures?

A boat from the hunters fleet sailing on the River Bure near St Benets Abbey on the Norfolk Broads.

Picture: James Bass

A boat from the hunters fleet sailing on the River Bure near St Benets Abbey on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: James Bass

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
2:02 PM

As a poll has revealed the top 25 traditional family days out in the country, we are asking for your top Norfolk days out.

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The Visit England survey placed the Broads in ninth place in its list of favourite activities nationally.

The full list from Visit England is as follows:

1. Enjoying a fish supper on Blackpool Pier, Lancashire

2. Indulging in afternoon tea, Devon

3. Picnicking on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, Cumbria

4. Rock-pooling in Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall

5. Camping in the New Forest, Hampshire

6. Marvelling at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

7. Getting lost in the maze at Hampton Court Palace, Greater London

8. Taking a stroll beside Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland and Cumbria

9. Boating day out on the Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk

10. Watching the puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

11. Stargazing in Exmoor National Park, Somerset and Devon

12. Taking in the vista from the peaks at the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

13. Trying to make the Queen’s Guard laugh at Buckingham Palace

14. Watching the changing of the Guards at Windsor Castle, Berkshire

15. Fossil-hunting on Brook Beach, Isle of Wight

16. Exploring the famous White Cliffs of Dover

17. Playing Pooh Sticks at 100 Acre Wood, East Sussex

18. Rolling down the hills around Corfe Castle, Dorset

19. Visiting a honey farm in Devon

20. Skimming stones at Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland

21. Picking blackberries on Box Hill, Surrey

22. Riding a narrow boat through the canal ways, Birmingham

23. Taking in the grandeur of Chatsworth House from the park, Chatsworth, Derbyshire

24. Seeking out the deer at Richmond Park, London

25. Admiring Bamburgh Castle from the beach, Northumberland

Nearly half of respondents claim their fondest holiday memories are from time spent in England, with having a picnic, taking a walk and building sandcastles coming out as the most memorable activities.

Interestingly the research shows that kids today get outside almost as much as their parents did, with nearly 50% of families enjoying outdoors activities.

Parents also highlighted just how precious quality family time is, with over a third saying they enjoy at least one family outing a month.

Now we are asking for your favourite days out in Norfolk, to compile an East Anglian list along the same lines.

Comment below with your suggestions, tweet @edp24 or email samuel.russell@archant.co.uk

1 comment

  • I spend a fair deal of time on the broads and to say most of the people look bored out of there heads would be an understatement. Unless you are interested in wildlife or an angler, I can see why.

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    Catton Man

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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