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Cornflake Barn – walk to a village green, with tennis courts, play area & outdoor gym equipment. A short drive to a cinema, bowling alley, local vineyard, fishing lakes and golf courses, and on to sailing and so much more…

Blakeney for seals, sailing and walking
Credit: National Trust – Blakeney Point Coastal walk

Sport and leisure facilities in North Norfolk surround Cornflake Barn.

From your doorstep to farther afield, you will be spoilt for choice. Cornflake Barn is ideally situated in a geographical sweetspot between Sandringham and Cromer, offering easy access to everything in North Norfolk.

If you fancy more than just relaxing, you can choose from tennis, fishing, wine-tasting, cinema, cycling, historical places, golf at all levels including crazy golf, horse racing, sailing and paddle boarding.

Do them all and you’ll definitely need the hot tub to unwind in each day!

Sailing in North Norfolk
Sailing in North Norfolk

South Creake Recreation Field – The centre of the village boasts a large playing field, children’s play area and outdoor gym equipment. All just a 5-minute walk from Cornflake Barn.

South Creake Tennis Club – Located on the village playing field are 2 grass tennis courts offering child and adult coaching. Visitors are very welcome to play. You can book courts by the hour and pay online via their website at:

South Creake Fishing Lakes – Offer a wide range of fishing from the beginner to the most competent carp anglers. The 3-acre fishing lake offers the chance to catch mirror/common carp, tench, roach, rudd and bream. Open all year around from first light through to dawn. A day ticket costs £7.00 Adult and £5.00 Child (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) and £5.00 for concessions. The day tickets can be brought on the bank of the fishery as there will be a bailiff that will be on site at least 3 times a day, or fishing clubs can pre-book with the owner Nick Gardner. Burn Valley Fisheries, South Creake

The Church of Our Lady St Mary – A beautiful church largely rebuilt in the 15th century, can be seen from the master bedroom windows at Cornflake Barn (amazing views!). Sunday services are held at 9.30am. Church of England. Our Lady Saint Mary, South Creake

South Creake Play Area
South Creake Play Area
Simon pullen / South Creake Fishing Lake
South Creake Fishing Lakes
The Angels in St Mary's
The Angels in St Mary’s

Burn Valley Vineyard – A 10-minute drive away in North Creake. An amazing opportunity not to be missed to taste great English wines in the Norfolk Countryside. Why not book a tasting tour at £15pp, booking is essential. Visit

Fakenham Cinema – Central Cinema is situated in the town centre, it first opened in 1936. Central Cinema

Cycle hire – 18-minute drive away in Wighton is Norfolk Cycle Hire. Not only can you hire bikes, they will also advise on routes and refreshment stops. Please book online to hire bikes prior to arrival. For more places that offer bike hire visit: Bicycle hire in Norfolk (

For more information on cycle routes visit: Cycling – Norfolk Coast Partnership (

Burn Valley Vineyard
Burn Valley Vineyard

Stay at Cornflake Barn and enjoy some of the best beaches in England – clean, unspoilt and uncrowded.

Crazy Golf – Just a 5-minute drive away is Fakenham Fairways 9-hole crazy golf course. The course is Norfolk themed, allowing you to putt your way from Hunstanton to Cromer via iconic local landmarks, including Sea Henge at Holme, the brightly coloured beach huts of Wells-next-the-Sea, Cley windmill and Cromer Pier. Perfect for family groups of all ages and abilities, the Crazy Golf course is an ideal way to while away some time in the fresh Norfolk air. Once round: £3.50 Adults, £3 Under 12s. They also have a Pitch & Putt, and a driving range too.
Crazy Golf – Fakenham Fairways – North Norfolk

Fakenham Golf Club – Set both inside and around the Fakenham Race Course. It makes great use of the parkland type landscape, following the river and woodland.
The course is a pleasant 9 hole, Par 71, with different tees on the back 9, to give you 18 interesting holes. Visitors welcome, open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk. Fakenham Golf Club.

Of course, for the more serious golfer the renowned links courses at Hunstanton, Royal West Norfolk, and Royal Cromer, as well as the cliff top course at Sheringham, offer outstanding golf challenges, each with magnificent views as your backdrop.

Fakenham Race Course – Horse racing, spectator tickets can be booked online on their website. Fakenham Racecourse

The Wells and Hunstanton crazy golf holes
The Wells and Hunstanton crazy golf holes
On the tee of one of the cliff-top holes at Sheringham
On the tee of one of the cliff-top holes at Sheringham

Boating & Sailing – From leisure sailing to racing, the North Norfolk coast has many opportunities,
Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club has a beautiful natural harbour and welcomes visiting craft.

Situated at the East End of Wells Harbour, with panoramic views over the salt marshes and creeks of North Norfolk is Wells Sailing Club.

Sailing in an area of outstanding natural beauty is Blakeney Sailing Club.

Please visit this site to see all boating and sailing opportunities in the area: Boating holiday on the Broads (

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) – North Norfolk Paddleboards provide paddleboard hire, taster sessions and guided tours in Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells and Brancaster Staithe, North Norfolk Paddleboards 

For those with previous experience, North Shore have tours and lessons available NorthShore SUP and Surf (

Sea fishing for Mackerel, Bass and Tope  – During the summer months, Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter are based at Brancaster Staithe on the North Norfolk coast

Norfolk Sea Fishing Trips run out of the small fishing port of Wells-Next-the-Sea

Sailing at Brancaster Staithe
Sailing at Brancaster Staithe
North Norfolk Paddleboards
North Norfolk Paddleboards