If you’re looking for things to do in Norfolk with the kids this weekend, why not head up to the North Norfolk coast and spend the day in the beautiful village of Overstrand. The Overstrand Treasure Hunt is a great way to explore this small village with a big history.
The Overstrand Treasure Hunt
Drama critic Clement Scott made Overstrand a popular destination to visit towards the end of the nineteenth century. So many wealthy and famous people built houses in Overstrand that it had become known as the ‘village of millionaires’ by the start of the 1900s. There are many unusual and historic buildings in the village as a result. The treasure hunt is the prefect way to explore them with the kids. Just follow the treasure hunt trail, solve the clues as you go, and enter the prize draw at the end. The Overstrand Treasure Hunt can be downloaded to print at home, or ordered and delivered to your door, from here.
Places to Eat in Overstrand
The White Horse is the place to go if you’re looking for a delicious pub lunch or dinner. It’s on High Street and about half way around the treasure hunt route. Head chef Nathan Boon and his team make wonderful food largely from local produce. The White Horse’s menu can be found here.
The Sea Marge Hotel is another fantastic option for a relaxed bar meal or a more formal a la carte dining experience. It’s also on High Street and midway on the treasure hunt route. This beautiful Edwardian mansion oozes history and is where Winston Churchill made the call to mobilise the naval fleet at the outbreak of the First World War. The Sea Marge’s menu can be found here.
The Cliff Top Cafe serves yummy home-cooked food throughout the day. The cafe is towards the end of the treasure hunt route and has stunning sea views. The perfect place to stop for lighter lunches or treat yourself to a hot drink and cake after completing the hunt. Dogs on leads are welcome. The Hill Top Cafe menu can be found here.
Overstrand Beach and Cliff Top Walk
Once you’ve completed the treasure hunt, and perhaps rewarded yourself with an ice cream from the village shop on High Street, we can highly recommend spending some time on the beach. Overstrand has amazing cliff top views of the sea and the surrounding coastline. It also has one of the best sandy beaches in the county below. There’s plenty of space for dogs and children to run around and play games on the beach.
If you still have energy – Overstrand also has one of the best cliff top walks in Norfolk. The one-and-a-half mile cliff top path starts close to the beach car park, runs past the Royal Cromer Golf Club and Cromer Light House, and drops down into Cromer itself. Perhaps grab some chips in Cromer and return back to Overstrand along the beach.
If you’re looking for things to do in Norfolk this weekend with the kids then Overstrand is worth a visit. Overstrand has one of the best sandy beaches in the county, has great places to eat, and the village is steeped in history. The Overstrand Treasure Hunt is a fun way of exploring the ‘village of millionaires’ with the kids.
Purchase the Overstrand Treasure Hunt here.
Join the Norfolk Treasure Hunt Community here.