There are many things to do, places to see and attractions to visit locally, from hidden gems to must-see attractions.

Here are some of our favourites handpicked just for you.

Downham Market

Downham Market, sometimes referred to as just Downham, is a market town and civil parish in West Norfolk, approximately 6 miles from the Farmhouse. It is set on the banks of the River Great Ouse, and dates back to Saxon times, as one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns.

The attractive market place is immediately identifiable by the splendidly unusual and majestic black and white clock. The area is brim full of historic buildings and amazing architecture. The town retains a really intimate feel, characterised by many fine historic buildings, craft and collectibles markets.

Watatunga Wildlife Reserve

Watatunga Wildlife Reserve is a stunning wildlife reserve offering wildlife safari tours of the animals across the grounds, based just 10 minutes away from The Farmhouse. Situated amongst 170 acres of woodland, grassland and lakes, Watatunga provides a unique environment for over twenty types of ungulate and rare bird species to roam at their will.

Sandringham Estate

Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat, of their majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and has been the private home of British Monarchs since 1862. Offering house and garden tours, Sandringham Royal Park spreads over 243 hectares with way-marked trails for cycling or exploring by foot and a children’s play area.

The Royal Park is dog friendly with facilities.

Thetford Forest

A great day is to be had in the renowned forest of Thetford. Located just 12 miles from Fincham, the forest was created after the First World War as a timber supply and has developed significantly over the years. It now offers a wide range of activities, which makes it one of the most popular outdoorsy visitor attractions in the area.


Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house located adjacent to the village of Holkham, Norfolk. Holkham Hall is privately owned and is the centre of a thriving 25,000 acre agricultural estate. Holkham National Nature Reserve is one of the largest in the country.

Offering Hall tours, picturesque gardens including the Walled Garden, Woodland Parks, Courtyard Cafe, The Lookout at Holkham Beach and cycle and boat hire, there is certainly plenty to do and explore on this grand estate.

Kings Lynn

King’s Lynn is just 10 miles from Fincham and is the capital of West Norfolk with a rich and fascinating maritime heritage. The River Great Ouse flows into the town from the Wash and provides a reminder of the town’s vibrant past as one of the major trading ports of England.

Steeped in history from the 12th century what was once an important seaport is now home to bustling markets and visitor attractions alike.