Father's Day in the East of England

Quality time at the Beach

Dad Beach

East Anglia has a beach for every kind of Dad! Thrill seekers will enjoy the Pleasure beach and amusements at Great Yarmouth, whilst those looking for something a little different are sure to enjoy the quirky 'under the pier show' at Southwold. Challenge your dad to a stone skimming contest or a spot of crabbing at Walberswick or dam up one of the streams on the vast beach at Holkham or treat your Dad to fish and chips and ice cream on Cromer Pier!

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Enjoy a ride on a Steam Train

Bure Valley Railway, The Broads National Park

Take a ride on Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge steam railway, the Bure Valley railway which runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham. Alternatively, the North Norfolk Railway runs between Sheringham and Holt, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visit historic stations, a museum of the railway's history, a museum signal box and a children's activity carriage.

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Visit a Historic Castle

Orford Castle

Enjoy a historical day out with your Dad at one of East Anglia's Castles dating back from 1140 AD! Step back in time and wander round a keep or a climb up a tower! Why not pack up a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Click below to discover East Anglia's castles.

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Enjoy a Scenic Walk

Walk the Norfolk coastal path

East Anglia's varied landscape offers many kinds of walks to explore. From spectacular coastal paths of North Norfolk to walks in the wildlife-rich broads. Take a rural countryside walk and stop to discover charismatic wool towns in Suffolk. Check out our Top 10 Walking routes including suggestions of where to eat once you've worked up an appetite. 

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Treat your Dad to some local ales

Adams Brewery
East Anglia produces many fine ales and gins which make fantastic gifts for your Dad.  For a special day out why not treat your Dad to a trip to the Adnams Brewery in Southwold.  Learn about one of the most modern breweries in the UK and discover their award-winning beers and spirits.  Click below to find out about other local breweries.

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