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The 10 best holidays in Norfolk for 2024

One of the fleet used for the WWII Dunkirk evacuations in May 1940, her restoration included a new curved mahogany canopy and mast. Be sure to spot  Ernest Tom Neathercoat, a lifeboat which served Wells between 1965 and 1990.

How to do it: Curlew Coastal Charters (07512 086794; curlewcoastalcharters.co.uk) offers trips ranging from £10 per person (one-hour sightseeing tour of Wells Harbour) to £350 (a half-day private charter for up to 12 people). April to October.

Enjoy some family fun

Gone Wild festival, headed up by survival expert Bear Grylls, is launching for the first time in Norfolk this year, with four days of non-stop family activity in the grounds of Holkham Hall in August. It offers over 100 activities including circus skills, quad biking, sailing, martial arts workshops and survival skills.

Speakers include explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Triathlon world champion Helen Jenkins. Bands McFly and Scouting for Girls will perform and camping spaces are included in the festival ticket price (pre-pitched bell tents, tipis or yurts are also available). 

How to do it: Gone Wild Festival (norfolk.gonewildfestival.com) offers a three-night family ticket (two adults and two children aged under 18 years), from £499, including a camping pass. August 8-11, 2024.

Be the king of the castle

Norwich Castle’s Norman keep reopens this summer after a massive, £15-million renovation supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Dating from William the Conqueror’s reign and completed by Henry I in 1121, the keep has been a prominent city landmark for over 900 years.