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Norfolk holiday recommendations please?

jeng9 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 13 in Transport and travel
Hi Everyone
I am hoping to take my disabled husband on holiday.  He has Parkinsons and cannot manage steps and uses a wheelchair and walker.  We dont want to go too far - Norfolk would be ideal. We would like somewhere we could go for walks but it would need to be flat. He doesnt like holiday camps.  He loves wildlife.  We wouldnt have any transport during our stay so would need to walk/wheel everywhere. We would use our local wheelchair taxi to get to our destination, then to return home after the holiday. Does anyone have any recommendations for suitable places please?
We havent had a holiday for over 5 years now and both need a bit of a break.
Yours hopefully


  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,228 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello  @jeng9 I no doubt you will get lots of advice. I just nudged in to welcome you both to our Scope community xx
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,201 Disability Gamechanger
    I know Norfolk really well, we don't have lots of experience of accessing Norfolk with physical disabilities but the people we visit in Norfolk have a family member who uses a wheelchair and walker so may be able to help a little bit

    I would certainly recommend Norfolk if you like wildlife, and if you need somewhere flat, you are definitely looking at the ideal county :D 

    A problem I can see you having though is that places in Norfolk seem quite far away from each other. I don't know how long you plan on staying for but unless you were able to drive around a bit I can see you maybe getting bored of staying in one place for more than a few days

    Some places that we have found good, even with a physically disabled person as part of our group  ...

    If you are into posh old houses...
    Sandringham - no explanation needed really
    Felbrigg Hall - National Trust grade 1 listed house

    Seaside towns...
    Holt is quite posh but we found it quite accessible, not perfect, it's probably my favourite town though, I liked it a lot and there are a lot of diverse things there. Some cobbled streets that may be a problem but we found it generally OK but maybe not perfect. I guess it's a balance of maybe having a slightly physically harder time but for a much nicer place??
    Great Yarmouth is nice but, I don't know how to say this without sounding like a snob but it's a bit common if that makes sense... I suppose if you say that you don't like holiday camps then you might not get on with the crowd in Yarmouth...don't let that put you off, we like it, but that may be as a result of clinging onto childhood memories
    Cromer is nice, it's like a watered down version of Yarmouth, like, a nice place but taken over by the same crowd... like as an example we went into a restaurant there and there was a family there all wearing their jogging bottoms

    I hope this helps maybe a tiny bit

    If you have any other places in Norfolk you have thought of I'm sure me or someone else in my family will know it so just say it and I will try to get back!!!
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