East of England

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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East of England
YHA has a number of hostels which show off the very best coastline that the East of England has to offer, with sites at Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham providing the perfect for a family seaside break. We also have great-value hostels inland at Cambridge and the Stour Valley. The area has so much to offer that it definitely does not disappoint - from historical and attractive cities such as Cambridge and Norwich to sleepy coastal coves and rural country retreats. The East of England provides endless possibilities for activities, relaxation and exploration. Also, the Norfolk's Broads provide the chance to enjoy a safe and steady way to experience boating that you don't find in many other places.
Expert Views: 
<p><strong>Five free things to do on family breaks in the East of England</strong></p> <p><strong>Caldecott Horse Sanctuary</strong></p> <p>If you're enamoured by equines then the Caldecott Horse Sanctuary is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Find out about the valuable work the organisation does in rescuing and caring for horses, and see their success stories enjoying the open spaces. There are also tractor rides and a large play area.</p> <p><strong>The Forum</strong></p> <p>In central Norwich is the &pound;65 million Forum, a central hub for creative experiences in the city. Events include outdoor cinema, theatre, art and craft exhibitions and, during the school holidays, activity days just for kids.</p> <p><strong>The Plantation Garden</strong></p> <p>If you're in Norwich, there's no better place for a stroll than the Plantation Garden. Formed nearly 150 years ago in an old quarry, plants and mixed with gothic architecture for a unique an interesting approach to city-centre parks.</p> <p><strong>St Edmundsbury Cathedral</strong></p> <p>The cathedral in the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds is a stunning piece of architecture, while the stained-glass windows and extravagant painted ceilings ensure that the interior is just as eye-catching. You can learn about the cathedral and the area, while art exhibitions are also held regularly.</p> <p><strong>Enjoy the coast</strong></p> <p>A day at the beach costs nothing, and for kids is often the highlight of the holiday. From the sleepy coves of North Norfolk to the award-winning Southwold Pier in Suffolk, there are plenty of opportunities to make your own entertainment on the beach.&nbsp;</p>

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