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See the Seals at Winterton and Horsey

A walk on the beach can be a refreshing antidote to all that eating we’ve probably done over the last few days. Norfolk of course has a wonderful choice of beaches, each with its own unique character and features. My personal favourite is Winterton  – I love the miles of empty sand and paths through the dunes, there’s a great café and it is dog-friendly all year.  I will be going for a walk this week with friends and family along the beach towards Horsey until we come to the seals…literally hundreds of them, mothers and babies, littering the water’s edge until around the end of January. If you’ve never experienced this amazing sight, it is well worth a visit. You can follow the crowds to Horsey itself  for sightings from the dunes if  the walk from Winterton is too long for any family members.  Do take care not to disturb the seals.

You can find out more and see videos here.

Liz French, Blog editor

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Free Pre-Christmas treat: Lights in Lynn!

With Christmas only a few days away, our HOHS families are doubtless busy with preparations. But if you’re looking for a pre-Christmas family outing – or perhaps have last-minute shopping to do and can’t face the city crowds – why not go west and hit King’s Lynn in the late afternoon or evening to see the historical town lit up in spectacular, festive splendour?

‘Lynn Lumière’ has seen French-designed illuminations light up the town since Spring this year, funded by the European Union Interreg IVA programme. Currently, from dusk until 10pm every evening, six of the town’s famous buildings are transformed with amazing animated light shows depicting Lynn’s heritage and history. Five of the illuminations are Christmas-themed and two include scenes (with sound!) from classic Disney films, while others have been specially commissioned to represent a joyous Christmas spirit.

You can find out more and see videos here.

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