Brancaster Estate - National Trust

Brancaster Estate - National Trust
Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre,
Dial House,
Brancaster Staithe
King's Lynn
PE31 8BW




01485 210719

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Sun setting over the saltmarshes at Brancaster Staithe in Norfolk.

Extensive coastal area around the fishing village of Brancaster Staithe, famous for wild birds.

As well as the site of the Roman fort of Branodunum and Scolt Head Island (to which there is a private ferry service), there are tidal mud and sandflats and saltmarshes to explore. For those who prefer a more structured visit, there is the well-resourced Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre, which offers residential and day courses for families, adults and school groups. The centre also delivers its innovative Energy Busters Outreach Programme, exploring ways to reduce carbon footprints with schools and colleges in Norfolk.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Archaeological site, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Free, charge for some events


  • National Trust
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of daisies

Wild Wednesdays at Brancaster Beach

  • 29 October 2014 10am-4:30pm

From kite flying to stone skimming, track a wild animal or make some coastal wild art. Stay with us for as little or as long as you like, there's no pressure. Grab your scrapbook and start ticking off your adventures.

Please dress for the weather, even on summer days it can get chilly on the coast. Please wear old clothes and shoes you don't mind getting muddy. Bring a towel and spare change of clothes.

Sessions start at 10:00 or 14:00 and last 2 and a half hours, please check venue website to clarify start time.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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Wild Wednesdays in the Dark!

  • 22 October 2014 5:45-8:15pm

Join our rangers for a 50 things night walk on the Norfolk Coast. Tick off numbers 27. Go Star Gazing, 31. Hunt for Bugs and 40. Go on a nature walk at night from the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. The walk will include bat detecting, moth trapping and, weather permitting, star gazing.

Please meet at Brancaster Staithe harbour (PE31 8BW). Look out for flags and staff.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £3.50, Child £1.50.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Roman Site Village Study

Explore the site of the Roman fort of Branodunum.

How to obtain

Call 01485 210719 or email for more information.

Sustainable Development Visit

Educational initiative on the important topic of sustainable development, suitable for Key Stage 2 - 4.

How to obtain

Call 01485 210719 or email for more information.