From exploring ancient woods and gardens to indoor activities with a warming lunch, these are some of the best winter adventures to enjoy at National Trust sites in Norfolk this February.

1. Blickling Estate

North Norfolk News: There is much to do at Blicking Estate this FebruaryThere is much to do at Blicking Estate this February (Image: citizenside)

February half-term is a great time for a family day out at Blickling Estate

The house is open daily between 11am and 3pm and on February 20 and February 22 there will be an opportunity to meet the team cleaning the glass chandelier in one of the state rooms. 

In the gardens, there is the Early Spring Explorers spotter sheet where participants are encouraged to look, listen, smell, touch and discover winter-flowering hellebores and scented shrubs. 

Cycle hire is also open from February 21 to February 25, with a range of bike sizes available.

2. Felbrigg Hall Gardens and Estate 

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Explore a selection of "decadent" showrooms at Felbrigg Hall this February and have a go at Guess Who with the people in the portraits. 

Stop at Squire's Pantry tea room before heading out into Felbrigg's 520-acre estate with a free tracker pack containing binoculars and animal track sheets.

Activities include the "50 things to do before you're 11¾’ list" which includes building a den and going welly-wandering. 

3. Oxburgh Hall

North Norfolk News: Snowdrops at Oxburgh EstateSnowdrops at Oxburgh Estate (Image: National Trust/Mike Selby)

The snowdrop trail is open at Oxburgh Estate from now until February 25 when the grounds are "carpeted in a gorgeous swathe of white bell-shaped flowers".

Join a member of the garden team on a snowdrop tour and then take part in a variety of games and challenges designed to test snowdrop-spotting skills.

Tours are bookable online as a free event, with a suggested donation of £5 per person on arrival. 

4. Sheringham Park

North Norfolk News: Try and guess the poo at Sheringham ParkTry and guess the poo at Sheringham Park (Image: National Trust/Rob Coleman)

The popular family night hike event returns to Sheringham Park this February half-term where visitors can listen for the hoot of tawny owls and spot deer come out of hiding.

There is also the "Guess Poo" trail in the daytime which aims to match the right animal to the type of dropping. 

Collect a letter at each station along the trail to reveal a password that unlocks a treat at the Courtyard Cafe.