Snettisham Park

Published 28th February 2019

After a beautiful half term and with Easter on the horizon, over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing our favourite days out and places to visit, all within a few miles of Caley Hall.

Having lived in Hunstanton for 15 years I have visited lots of wonderful attractions in the area. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country with the beach on our doorstep and so many amazing places to visit. My favourite thing to do is walk my chocolate Labrador Charlie along the cliff top, through the beach hut studded sand dunes in Old Hunstanton and along the beach to Holme, even though he’s 11 years old as soon as his paws touch the sand or he gets a whiff of the water he’s off like a spring chicken!

Since having two little ones who are now six and eight I have spent the last few years visiting child friendly attractions. They are extremely lucky to have grown up in an area with so much to do. The highlight of my childhood was a trip to the park or the local swimming pool and the occasional trip to Sunny Hunny.

At the top of my list is Snettisham Park. Having been a season ticket holder for the last 8 years I’d say I’m pretty much an expert.

It’s a family run 329 acre working farm with something for all the family. Spring is the perfect time of year to visit if you’d like to see a baby lamb being born. Other activities include bottle feeding the baby lambs, collecting fresh eggs, pony rides and grooming and rabbit and guinea pig cuddling. The 45 minute deer safari is not to be missed, enjoy hand feeding the beautiful herd of red deer. We’ve even had the pleasure of bottle feeding teeny tiny baby piglets and cuddling new born goats and puppies.

Over the years I’ve gone from chasing tiny people around shouting, ‘mind the pooh’ and ‘don’t get muddy’ and ‘don’t get too close or they might bite you’ to now, where I park my bottom and don’t even have to say ‘go and play’ while I drink hot chocolate and eat a delicious freshly baked (at Bircham Windmill) scone or two with clotted cream and jam. Sometimes I even treat myself to a hot sausage roll which has now turned into 3 hot sausage rolls (which in my opinion are way too good for kids) and one to take home for the husband along with a scone so he doesn’t get jealous.

All in all it’s a lovely family friendly day out that we’d recommend to everyone! For more information about Snettisham Park please visit https://www.snettishampark.co.uk/

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