With gorgeous countryside, beautiful beaches and miles and miles of unspoilt coastline, Norfolk is a great place for a holiday with a baby or toddler. Read on to discover the best places to stay with babies and toddlers in Norfolk including baby and toddler friendly holiday parks, cottages and hotels.
#1. Hopton Holiday Village
Hopton Holiday Village is perfect for a holiday with babies and toddlers in Norfolk. It is ideally located in the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth just a short walk away from the beach. Great Yarmouth boasts 15 miles of beach including the Pleasure Beach theme park, circus and plenty amusement arcades to keep you all entertained! There is loads to do for babies and toddlers onsite at Hopton Holiday Village including the amazing heated indoor and outdoor swimming complex, Splashzone and indoor soft play area. Toddlers will love taking part in fab Tot Activities such as exploring the Nature Trail or taking part in a Pirate Treasure Hunt or RNLI Water Safety sessions.
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#2. Norfolk Woods Holiday Park
Norfolk Woods is a brand-new holiday resort with luxurious lodges (some with hot tubs!) in Norfolk. There is an indoor swimming pool with a splash area for toddlers, as well as a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Parents can escape to the Norfolk Woods Spa for some well-deserved pampering. There is also a family friendly Bistro onsite (which sells Costa coffee!) and a gym too. The Go Juniors activity programme offers activities for children aged 3 – 7. The Queen’s Sandringham estate is just a 20-minute drive away, and the Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton is also close by.
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#3. Stone’s Throw Cottage
Stone’s Throw Cottage is a short walk from a beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach in the gorgeous coastal village of Bacton. It is a detached bungalow with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and an enclosed courtyard garden with tables and chairs. A travel cot, high chair, safety gates, baby / toddler bath, toddler step, baby monitor, children’s cutlery is available to borrow as well as toys such as Duplo, Happy Land and a Brio train set. The seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham are just 12 miles away, as is Wroxham, the ‘Capital of the Broads’. Don’t miss a day out at BeWILDerwood adventure park – an amazing day out for babies and toddlers!
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#4. Thorpe Forest Lodges, Norfolk
Thorpe Forest Lodges are set on the banks of the River Thet in a lush setting close to Thetford Forest. There are variety of luxurious lodges at Thorpe Forest, (including a treehouse!) and some of them also have hot tubs. Toddlers will love the Mini Forest Ranger activities where you can go on a mini beast hunt, learn about plants and trees, make forest crafts and at the end take home a Mini Forest Ranger badge and certificate. Thorpe Forest is within easy reach of Norfolk’s beautiful beaches and also Banham Zoo.
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#5. White House Farm Cottages
White House Farm Holiday Cottages are a cluster of 3 baby and toddler friendly cottages just 2 miles from the seaside village of Mundesley in Norfolk. They are located in the owner’s grounds and they all have private patios and enclosed fenced gardens. All the cottages have central heating, electricity, bedding and towels included. Travel cots and highchairs are available. The cottages are less than 15 miles from the Norfolk Broads in stunning countryside and beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea are also close by.
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#6. The Cattle Sheds
The Cattle Sheds is a 3-bedroom barn conversion in an area of outstanding natural beauty in North Norfolk. Set back from the road, it offers complete privacy and its own courtyard and garden. The cottage is light, and airy with an open plan living area, well equipped kitchen, dining area and sunroom. The Cattle Shed is 1 mile away from Mundesley with its Blue Flag beach, 15 mins from Cromer and 26 mins from Sheringham.
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#7. Lighthouse Cottage
Fancy something a bit different?! How about a cottage located in a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage? Lighthouse Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and amazing views over the sea! The cellar has been converted to a den for children with TV, DVD player and table football. The lighthouse is open to the public on some Sundays in high season where you can climb to the top. Wroxham is 12 miles away, Norwich is 20 miles away and there are shops, pubs and restaurants within ½ mile.
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#8. Dairy Farm Cottage
Dairy Farm Cottage is a beautiful south facing cottage which is ideal for families looking for a cottage for babies and toddlers in Norfolk. There are 3 bedrooms and the cottage is less than 2 miles from the beach. Outside there is an enclosed garden with patio and furniture – perfect for al fresco dining! Plenty of baby and toddler equipment is provided.
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#9. Lower Wood Farm Country Cottages
Lower Wood Farm Country Cottages is a small cottage complex with an indoor swimming pool, play bar and bbq area for summer months! All the cottages have been awarded a Visit Britain 4 and 5 star gold rating and sit in 5 acres of beautiful open gardens and fields which are teeming with wildlife. The cottages are close to the sandy beaches of Winterton on Sea, the famous lifeboat station at Caister on Sea and Caister Castle.
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#10. Hemsby Beach Holiday Park
Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is set just 350 yards from Hemsby’s famously lovely beach. It was refurbished in 2018 to provide a slice of seaside relaxation with an action packed twist! There are brand new luxury lodges with hot tubs, a state of the art Show Bar and an indoor heated swimming pool and play area. There is also a packed activity schedule with the Go Juniors range of activities for children aged 3 – 7. Great Yarmouth is nearby with its sandy beaches, shops and Pleasure Beach and historic Norwich is also within easy reach.
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#11. The Grove – Cromer
The family run hotel is located on the North Norfolk coast close to the town of Cromer (make sure you try a Cromer Crab!). The hotel has family rooms in the hotel, holiday cottages and even glamping in Mongolian yurts. Families can borrow baby equipment like travel cots, high chairs, baby monitors and stair gates. There are toys in the lounge of the house, a trampoline and treehouse and even an indoor heated swimming pool. The hotel also has its own private path through woodland to Cromer Beach.
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#12. Cranmer Country Cottages
This cluster of luxury holiday cottages is set in 175 acres of farmland just a few miles from the sandy beaches at Holkham Bay, Wells-next-the-sea and Brancaster. There are 8 cottages sleeping between 3 and 12 people and all the cottages have well equipped kitchens, cozy sofas, comfy beds and luxury ensuite bathrooms. There is a salt dosed indoor swimming pool which is ideal for babies aged 12 months plus to learn how to swim. Toddlers will love letting off steam in the playground or flying a kite or playing football in the play paddock.
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#13. Home Farm Holiday Cottages
Home Farm Cottages is a cluster of 20 baby and toddler friendly cottages 5 mins walk from the village of Weybourne in North Norfolk. There is an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and a play barn with mini tractors. Just a 15-minute walk away from the cottages is the North Norfolk Steam Railway, and sandy beaches at Sheringham, West Runton and Cromer are also nearby.
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#14. The Blakeney Hotel
The Blakeney Hotel is a family run hotel with views over to the salt marshes at Blakeney Point. There are 60 bedrooms, 2 lounges, a games room and indoor swimming pool. Babies and toddlers are very welcome at the Blakeney Hotel. Children’s high tea and dining is available, and there are children’s TV channels and games available to borrow.
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#15. North Farm Cottages
North Farm Cottages is a group of 2 cottages and 1 shepherds hut for families wanting to recharge their batteries in beautiful surroundings. They are located near Aylsham in the centre of Norfolk providing easy access to the Norfolk Broads, North Norfolk coast and city of Norwich. Toddlers will love feeding the chickens which live on the farm and seeing if they have laid any eggs! There are over 14 acres of meadow to explore at North Farm and a games room for the occasional rainy day.
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