Can you help things to do in East Runton with a 3 year old
Well there's a nice beach if the weather's OK, but little else in East Runton itself. It is however close to Cromer and Sheringham where you may find things for a three year old. A trip on the steam railway Poppy line form Sheringham may suit, and further afield there's a narrow guage railway at Wells running to Walsingham.
Beach and railway!
East Runton is just a collection of Caravan sites, nice beach, small shop and a pub. You need to venture into Cromer or Sheringham to try and find more to keep a child occupied. I seem to remember there is a swimming pool on the road in to Sheringham. There are boat trips to see the seals from Blakeney. The steam railway. Try the visit Norfolk website for more ideas.
East Runton is a fantastic place if you are a three year old. All the above reviews lack imagination big time! When the tide is out , there is agreat opportunity to go crabbing in the rock pools. witha bucket. If you have a GPS and are in to Geocaching, there are several caches placed around the village . Climbing Incleborough Hill is a must as the view of the coast on a clear day is awesome. Kite flying on the beach is a must as well as the usual bucket and spade ideas. Thre is also a lovely evening walk up to the local duck ponds to feed the geese where there is also a quant old playground for younger children. The fishing Boat pub is also child friendly with a kids corned of playthings if the adults fancy a drink. I could go on but check it out. It really is a lovely little village if you ignore the caravan sites and retains that quaint old english sea-side vilage feel. I am not a 'local' and I live in northamptonshire. Hope that helps.
Not far away in West Runton is the Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary. There is a lot of information on their website and it would be suitable for all weathers. We took our daughter here when she was 3 (although it was called a different name then) and it sparked her love of horses which continues to this day (she is now 36!!)
but it has an excellent beach with rockpools and kite/wind surfing options - with favourable weather, of course.
The Fishing Boat pub does great value meals and has friendly, helpful staff and a superb beer garden at the rear which borders on wilderness!
The village is blessed with good coastal and inland walks, and you can pick up the Norfolk coastal path nearby. Incleborough hill is well worth the climb ( beware of adders and stampeding Dartmoor ponies!) and if you continue over the top of the hill, you emerge in West Runton, where a well-earned pint in the garden of the Village Inn always goes down a treat.
We are going with a 15 year old, and hoping to get around mainly walking and by public transport (my husband is a professional driver, so we aim to give him some days off driving!) Is this feasible? Our son will be thrilled by fossil possibilities, what other things should we take him to see? We have been to Norfolk several times, last time he was 10 so there are some things we have already seen a few tkmes. Also any other restaurant/pub recommendations in walking distance? Thnks!