A traditional working market town, with beautiful rolling countryside making this an ideal base for cycling and walking. Pensthorpe Natural Park is a great family day out with 700 acres of nature trails and wildlife conservation. This reserve is well known for its work with the BBC programme Spring Watch. The Sculthorpe Nature Reserve is also well worth a visit, there are elevated hides and viewing platforms. The valley is popular for sightings of owls, kingfishers and buzzards.
The Thursford Collection has the world’s largest display of organs and steam engines, there are fairground rides, daily musical performances plus a children’s play area. The town has regular antique markets and auctions, and the farmers market has local produce and crafts. The Langham Glass centre is open all year round, the team on site use ancient techniques and glassmaking experiences are available for visitors. For a rainy afternoon, the Superbowl has a ten pin bowling and a small indoor soft play area. The National Hunt racecourse hosts events throughout the year and on the same site is the Fakenham golf club,
On the outskirts of the town is the Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Shirehall Museum, the site has a long history of pilgrimages and the Priory ruins till stand today. There are 18 acres of meadows and river walks.