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Family Days Out in Norfolk
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Dinosaur Adventure Park
Lenwade
Dinosaur Adventure Park Come face to face with giants of the past on our dinosaur trail. Discover the lost world maze and meet creatures great and small in the Secret Animal Garden. Plus 3 levels of indoor adventure play with terrific slides!
Bewilderwood
Wroxham
Bewilderwood A family day out where mums, dads and grandparents can play alongside their children, running, jumping, swinging and creating stories and treasured memories together, whatever the weather.
Pettitts Adventure Park
Reedham
Pettitts Adventure Park There are rides for small children and families, children's theatre, animals and birds, and lots of animals to feed and pet. Good day out in Norfolk for young kids 7 and under.
Pleasure Beach
Great Yarmouth
Pleasure Beach Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun: full-throttle white knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill, water attractions to catch your breath and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours. Some height restrictions.
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth brings you closer than you ever imagined to a breath taking world of underwater life. The Centre is home to more than 40 displays, including a 250,000 litre tropical Ocean Display where you can see our new arrivals: two green sea turtles!
Banham Zoo
Banham
Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
Hunstanton
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary An amazing variety of animals from Otters and Penguins to a full Seal rescue facility and hospital. Classic walk through tunnel, touch pool, interactive rock pool and pirate ship play zone too!
Bishops Boats Seal Trips
Blakeney
Bishops Boats Seal Trips - a boat trip out to see the Seals in their natural habitat, and Landing on Blakeney Point Bird Sanctuary. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Great Yarmouth
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens has a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Rather unique tree boardwalk viewing platforms.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
Fakenham
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens Get closer to nature at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore the wildflower meadow, enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens, take a walk around the park, discover underwater wildlife, become a bug detective and run WILD in our extraordinary 2 acre outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!
Amazona Zoo
Cromer
Amazona Zoo is home to over 200 tropical animals including Jaguars, Monkeys, Snakes, Tapirs, Flamingos and other birds including a newly acquired Toucan. As well as extensive grounds it also has a large indoor soft play area for Under 10s!
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park
Snettisham
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park During the 45 minute round trip you will meet and be able to feed their spectacular herd of red deer. You can be sure to get an amazing close encounter with the Deer all of which are more than happy to feed from your hands! Magical.
Amazonia World of Reptiles
Great Yarmouth
Amazonia World of Reptiles Have a rainforest adventure with over 50 species of Lizards, Snakes and Insects thriving in a Tropical Jungle Environment.
Happisburgh Owls
Happisburgh
Happisburgh Owls A small and friendly place to meet and hold owls that won't break the bank. There are also chickens, turkeys and geese to meet, plus pigs, goats and ferrets.
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve
Fakenham
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve A reserve with a rare fen habitat for wild birds of prey, plus reed bed and woodlands habitats, full of different wildlife to see throughout the year. Free to visit.
Wroxham Barns
Hoveton
Wroxham Barns An award winning Junior Farm with the undercover piggery and Piggy's Play Sty, an 18 hole mini adventure golf course and children's funfair, lots of hands on activities, feeding and grooming the animals. Don't miss the children's menu in the restaurant too. One of Norfolk's most...
Melsop Farm Park
Scoulton
Melsop Farm Park is a complete day out for all the family with a fantastic range of animals, we also have outdoor adventure facilities and a soft play indoor area with some ride on toys. We are also the home of Norfolk Reindeer!
Church Farm Stow Bardolph
Downham Market
Church Farm Stow Bardolph Make friends with a wide variety of tame animals and experience all their young at close quarters throughout the season. Also play areas to keep the kids entertained
Nelson Museum
Great Yarmouth
Nelson Museum Avoid the rats and beware of the cannonfire in Below Decks, a recreation of a man-of-war. Try their hammock, play ship's games, examine cannons from Nelson's time or relax in the picnic area of the Maritime Courtyard.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Dereham
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm and many indoor displays, Gressenhall is the perfect setting for the perfect day out whatever the weather!
Yesterdays World
Great Yarmouth
Yesterdays World Discover an amazing 125 years of British social history magically brought to life with life size street scenes and shop displays! Our award winning museum attraction recaptures our amazing past and is considered to be one of the best collections in the UK. New figures and movie theatre.
Green Britain Centre
Swaffham
Green Britain Centre Unique windmill with internal viewing platform, educational and environmental displays and projects, organic gardens and orchard. Plus see the Greenbird: the world record holding, fastest wind powered vehicle on the planet.
Time and Tide
Great Yarmouth
Time and Tide Discover Great Yarmouths' fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Hands on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides and film shows.
Trues Yard Museum
Kings Lynn
Trues Yard Museum Discover King's Lynn's lost fishing community. Step back in time as you explore the tiny cottages, where nine children once shared one bed! Smell the fish hanging in our Victorian smokehouse and take a look at the Activity fishing smack as you learn more about the lives of the fisherfolk.
The Mo Sheringham Museum
Sheringham
The Mo Sheringham Museum A stunning museum telling Sheringham's fascinating history. We have a beautiful collection of boats and lifeboats. Our social history galleries include a historical street scene, an art gallery, exhibits about the history of the town, and a temporary exhibition gallery. Our tower offers 360 degree views...
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Norwich
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum Tells the story of the development of Radar including how it was used during the Battle of Britain, the Cold War and is now used both in the UK and on deployed Operations. A place that all the family will enjoy, informative atmospheric visitor attraction with a hands on approach to it's exhibits.
City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Norwich
City of Norwich Aviation Museum A great collection of aviation history with plenty to see both in and outdoors. For kids really into planes, remember to take a camera and sketchbook or notepad.
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum
Walsingham
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum Splendid grounds seasonally blanketed with snowdrops make for excellent family rambling, plus a hands on museum and a spooky old prison to explore.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds
Hoveton
Wroxham Miniature Worlds The UK's largest indoor modelling attraction with stunningly intricate scenes from around the world laid out in amazing detail. 10,000 sq ft of 'wow'! Under 5s would require assistance to view some sections.
Inspire Discovery Centre
Norwich
Inspire Discovery Centre Hands-on science centre great for all ages with special under 5s' zone, live shows for groups and loads of exhibits.
Museum of the Broads
Stalham
Museum of the Broads The museum's unusual collections and educational displays explore the area's social and economic relationship with it's waterways, but beyond this there's also a real steam boat ride, kiddie quiz, explorer packs, trails, dress up, a play boat and accessible picnic area! A great all rounder...
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Norwich
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell A museum dedicated to the story of Norwich and its people. A number of galleries, packed with collections and displays, many of which are interactive like the listening and smell stations!
Norfolk Tank Museum
Forncett St Peter
Norfolk Tank Museum Learn about tanks, military equipment and vehicles in this hands on experience. You can climb aboard some of them and operate the controls! Accompanied children under 12 years can visit for free.
Splash Sheringham
Sheringham
Splash Sheringham Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterslide. Children's paddling area. Sun terrace and poolside cafe.
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre
North Walsham
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre Offers a great condition full size swimming pool with Fun Family Session for parents and children with floats, balls, zoodles and water toys.
Marina Leisure Centre
Great Yarmouth
Marina Leisure Centre Facilities include a large swimming pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor beach. MCs diner is open all year serving all sorts of food. Mikki's Madhouse indoor play area is open weekends through the winter and everyday in the summer. The Piazza has monthly Wrestling events and a Summer Pantomime...
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre
Thetford
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
Swimming at Oasis Leisure
Hunstanton
Swimming at Oasis Leisure 25m warm water swimming pool with separate toddler fun pool; whirlpool spa and a whopping 33m aqua slide! On same site ice skating and indoor play: you can't go wrong!
Elephant Playbarn
Mundesley
Elephant Playbarn A beautifully converted Norfolk flint barn full of all the soft play toys that children love; ball pools, bouncy castles and climbing frames, especially designed for children to slip, slide, bounce and generally have a lot of fun. Under 7s.
Planet Zoom
East Dereham
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
Playbarn
Poringland
Playbarn Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas and more besides.
Playland
Wells-next-the-Sea
Playland Is thoughtfully designed to allow children every opportunity to play, climb, tumble and explore at their own pace. Staff are available to ensure the high standard of safety is maintained.
Brewers Fayre Broadland View
Norwich
Brewers Fayre Broadland View Wacky Warehouse style "Fun Factory" indoor play centre attached to this large pub. Multi-levelled play centre which the kids running themselves ragged on. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre
Diss
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre A secure environment where your "little monsters and angels" can play in safety. Cram packed with adventure and suprises, food and drink for all.
MB's Funhouse
Hemsby
MB's Funhouse Fantastic indoor play area which appeals to both children and their carers! We have a lovely comfy seating area for the Grownups, a full licensed bar, a great menu that is freshly cooked to order, large screen tv, and we are totally FREE to get in!
Megafun Play Centre
Fakenham
Megafun Play Centre Slides and tubes and play centre play structure
Stompers Play Centre
North Walsham
Stompers Play Centre Come play at Stompers, North Walsham's exciting indoor play centre for children. There are three separate play zones providing a safe and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 10 years. Whatever the weather we are open for lots of fun and great food.
Monkey Business
Great Yarmouth
Monkey Business Premium children's indoor activity centre offering multi level adventure soft play, physical and imaginative play.
Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn
Kings Lynn
Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn East Anglia's state of the art adventure play area, offering children from 0 to 12 years a unique 3D play experience, stimulating their imaginations and offering a tremendous cardiovascular workout!
Captain Willies Activity Centre
Hunstanton
Captain Willies Activity Centre Low level playing areas, ball pit and slides for younger children, and higher levels with rope swings, fast tunnel slide and climbing areas for bigger children. And all decorated with the adventures of Captain Willie and the Wash Monster!
The Fun Castle at Oasis Leisure
Hunstanton
The Fun Castle at Oasis Leisure At the heart of the awesome four-storey play frame, mini adventurers will find an exhilarating 450 degree spiral slide surrounded by cargo nets, a ball cannon arena and a thrilling sky glide ride with splat landing pad! For under 10s.
Planet Zoom
Kings Lynn
Planet Zoom With cool snake slides, fun activity towers, colourful ball pools and more, their clean, safe and secure children's soft play zones provide the ultimate freedom for your young ones to exercise body and mind.
Hulabaloos
Suton
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
Jump for Joy
Norwich
Jump for Joy Smashing multi level adventure play frame plus totally separate Toddler Castle. Features include climbing frames, slides, ball pool and bouncy castle plus a veritable fleet of Happy Hopperz for the smalls!
Castle Carvery
Norwich
Castle Carvery Indoor and outdoor play areas with oodles of features including air cannon, climbing wall, mirror maze and spiral slide, plus light up target game in the ball pit!
Funkys
Norwich
Funkys An amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors! Plus purpose built maple wood roller skating rink too.
Crazy Club at Regent Superbowl
Great Yarmouth
Crazy Club at Regent Superbowl A lush tropical jungle environment surrounds the adventure main frame, with waterfall and twisting snake slides, ball lagoon, climbing webs and loads more besides with dedicated toddling space too!
Grimes Graves
Thetford
Grimes Graves Today visitors can don a hard hat and descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft, an unforgettable experience, the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Weybourne
The Muckleburgh Military Collection Norfolk's largest working military museum of tanks, guns and vehicles. Come and drive a tank and ride in a personnel carrier. Exhibits include, uniforms, models and operating radios. We have kennels for dogs too so they don't have to be left in cars.
Norwich Castle
Norwich
Norwich Castle Multi media exhibits and classic galleries combine with atmospheric dungeons and imaginative special exhibits to form a great family day out.
Blickling Hall
Aylsham
Blickling Hall Stunning Jacobean House famous as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Henry VIII's second queen. 55 acres of beautiful gardens, parkland and lakeside walks.
Sandringham
Sandringham
Sandringham The Royal Family's home in Norfolk. Come and see where the Queen has her dinner and run around in her back garden. Take a look at the fascinating museum including the first Royal motor car, a fire engine and gifts presented to The Queen!
Somerleyton
Great Yarmouth
Somerleyton Home to a famous adventure playground, rowing boats in nearby Fritton Lake, indoor activities, a putting green, a variety of family sized nature trails, maze and seasonal opportunities for pony trekking.
Tales of the Old Gaol House
Kings Lynn
Tales of the Old Gaol House Families with brave ones can physically experience the spooky cells below ground and the snug stocks in the square, as well as the exciting audio tour through the gaol house itself detailing the prison stories of drunks, robbers, smugglers and murderers! Eek!
BBC Norwich Tour
Norwich
BBC Norwich Tour is a fantastic chance to gain access to the rarely seen world behind the famous TV and radio programmes broadcast and produced from BBC Norwich at The Forum, plus a hands-on interactive studio experience.
Castle Acre Priory
Kings Lynn
Castle Acre Priory One of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England. The Cluniac love of decoration is reflected in the extensive ruins. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids.
Castle Rising Castle
Kings Lynn
Castle Rising Castle A famous 12th century castle with enchanting grounds and great historical significance. Within the inner bailey can be found the remains of an early Norman Church. In good weather, kids roll down the grassy moat slope and catch grasshoppers (gently!).
Bircham Windmill
Kings Lynn
Bircham Windmill Traditional rare working windmill with bakery attached, kids can climb up and explore inside the mill and bake their own bread, pet the farm animals after and then go on a little family bike ride.
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich
Norwich Cathedral Welcoming families for worships or exploration, offering free guided tours with exciting tales of riot, war, plague and fire, with the Cathedral surviving everything thrown at it! Kids will especially enjoy the musical recitals and choir performances, plus following visitor trails.
The How Hill Trust
Ludham
The How Hill Trust A great educational resource centre offering plenty for the public too, including nature trails, Nature Tots programme and Electric Eel boat trips! Plus plenty of natural space to explore.
RNLI Lifeboat Station Cromer Pier
Cromer
RNLI Lifeboat Station Cromer Pier Visit an active RNLI lifeboat station for a free look around and learn about the team and the vital work they do. Dressing up for the kids, plus flags and equipment to play with. Free to visit.
Norfolk Snowsports Club
Norwich
Norfolk Snowsports Club Awesome tubing slope for inflatable ring racing and great opportunities for juniors 8+ to take taster sessions in skiing and 10+ in snowboarding, plus lessons for the over 12s.
Funkys
Norwich
Funkys A purpose built maple wood roller skating rink and amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors!
RetroSkate
Great Yarmouth
RetroSkate Dedicated skating venue with specialist coaching sessions and classes available, standard public sessions, roller discos, parent and toddler sessions and a roller tots rink where the little ones can practice in safety.
Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure
Hunstanton
Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure Eco friendly ice rink for classic family wobbles and whooshes on an ultramodern surface, with other family activities elsewhere on site.
Hilltop Outdoor Centre
Sheringham
Hilltop Outdoor Centre An outdoor activity centre open to the public in school holidays. Hilltop has activities including: zip wires, climbing, archery, high ropes, super swing, assault course and mountain biking. An ideal family day out, full or half days available for children aged 6 and over.
Wells Beach Leisure
Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells Beach Leisure offers a 7 acre lake with canoes and rowing boats, trampolines, bouncy castle with ball pool, crazy and target golf and a pool room with 3 tables. All this surrounds a lovely picnic area.
Quasar Norwich
Norwich
Quasar Norwich Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Open
Norwich
Open 12m high indoor climbing wall with taster sessions and beginner equipment ideal for kids giving it a first go, plus they welcome climbers with any kind of disability and offer trained staff and specialist equipment.
The Base Activity Centre
Horsford
The Base Activity Centre is a large multi activity centre. Catering for all ages, the centre has indoor and outdoor activities. Soft play area and other facilities for the under 6s and a host of extreme sports and activities for the over 6s.
Highball Climbing Centre
Norwich
Highball Climbing Centre Features the largest bouldering walls in the region, plus extensive lead and top rope climbing. Taster sessions for kids of different ages include training games, friendly tuition and full equipment. Beginners over 4 years welcome!
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre
Norwich
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre A tremendous quantity of activities in and out of doors, in and out of water, plus holiday programmes and clubs too!
Strikers Ten Pin Bowling
North Walsham
Strikers Ten Pin Bowling - 6 full-size bowling lanes with computerised scoring, an amusement arcade and a bar with large screen TV. During the evening the lazer lights and music are turned up for an 'XTREME Glow in the dark' fun bowling party. A great place to go if you are looking for family days out in Norfolk.
Fakenham Superbowl
Fakenham
Fakenham Superbowl 6 lanes of family friendly modern tenpin - if you've never done it kids love bowling especially as you can use ramps and guards to give them a chance! Plus an indoor play area.
Strikes
Dereham
Strikes Ten pin bowling with plenty of kiddie friendly features and adventure soft play on same site in Planet Zoom.
Strikes
Kings Lynn
Strikes Child friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play facility also on site.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich
Norwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has over 20 lanes!
Namco Funscape Norwich
Norwich
Namco Funscape Norwich Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wellington Bowl
Great Yarmouth
Wellington Bowl has state of the art lanes, each with the ability to deploy child friendly bumper bars to give the little ones a chance. Kids love bowling, and it's fun for grownups too! Amusements adjacent on pier.
Regent Superbowl
Great Yarmouth
Regent Superbowl is a leisure centre with 16 lanes of tenpin bowling, soft play area, arcade area, Madison’s Bar and Diner.
Karttrak Cromer
Cromer
Karttrak Cromer Be Lewis Hamilton (or Jenson Button) for the day at Cromer Karting - driving karts for ages 8 and upwards. Minimum height 4'6"/ 1.37cm.
Anglia Karting Centre
Swaffham
Anglia Karting Centre Children have to be 8 years old and a minimum of 4ft 4 in height to qualify for driving. This is an outdoor circuit with an overall length of 1030 metres.
Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks
Great Yarmouth
Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks Enjoy some fun family time together learning about Great Yarmouth’s amazing history and the people who lived and worked here, on one of our great range of historically themed guided heritage walks.
Cromer Treasure Trail
Cromer
Cromer Treasure Trail Easy to follow routes will take you to the most interesting and beautiful sights: answer the clues, solve the Trail. Each Trail can be completed in your own time and at a pace you are happy with. One of over 50 fun Treasure Trails set throughout Norfolk.
Walsingham Treasure Trail
Walsingham
Walsingham Treasure Trail One of over 50 fun Treasure Trails set throughout Norfolk. Easy to follow routes will take you to the most interesting and beautiful sights: answer the clues, solve the Trail. Each Trail can be completed in your own time and at a pace you are happy with.
Curious About Norwich
Norwich
Curious About Norwich is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous Norfolk city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Sheringham Treasure Trail
Sheringham
Sheringham Treasure Trail A walking mystery Treasure Trail around the delightfully Norfolk town of Sheringham. Ideal for all the family: just follow the directions, answer the clues and solve the mystery. No pre-booking required!
The Poppy Line - North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham
The Poppy Line - North Norfolk Railway Heritage steam railway with magnificent views of coast and country as it runs from Sheringham to Holt. Children's activity coach at Sheringham Station. Children's "I Spy" challenge at William Marriott Railway Museum and play area at Holt Station. Refreshments at all stations.
Wells Harbour Railway
Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells Harbour Railway - a 10 and a quarter guage railway, running approximately a mile from the Town and Harbour, to the Pinewoods Holiday Park, adjacent to the beautiful sandy beach, and pinewoods which are home to many rare birds.
Bressingham Steam Experience
Bressingham
Bressingham Steam Experience Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence,...
Bure Valley Railway
Aylsham
Bure Valley Railway offers an 18 mile round trip through picturesque countryside which is as varied, interesting and beautiful as any to be found on a railway journey in England.
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Wells Next-the-Sea
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway Visit the longest 10 and a quarter inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives "Norfolk Hero" and "Norfolk Heroine" which were especially built for this line. A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.
Barton House Railway
Wroxham
Barton House Railway - re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets.
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway
Norwich
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway Outdoor train rides behind a variety of steam, electric and petrol engined locomotives in our sit in coaches around our fully signalled and attractively landscaped circuits. Light refreshments including ice creams available. Sorry but dogs not allowed on site.
Lynnsport Miniature Railway
Kings Lynn
Lynnsport Miniature Railway is a 5” and 7.25” gauge miniature railway in King's Lynn, offering rides to the general public on Sunday afternoons from Easter to October.
Sheringham Park
Upper Sheringham
Sheringham Park Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, with towers to climb for great views, mature woodland to explore and miles of scenic countryside paths.
Horsey Gap and River Trip
Horsey
Horsey Gap and River Trip With a rich wealth of natural wildlife this is an understated delight for all ages. Quiet and informal on a traditional broads boat, your friendly guide will expose you to natural delights previously only experienced in nature programmes, including close ups with seals and oodles of dragonflies!
Holt Country Park
Holt
Holt Country Park The park has a children's play area and some great way marked trails linking with the surrounding countryside. Attractive views can be seen from the observation tower and the small visitor centre is open at peak periods during the school holidays plus lots of wildlife to spot
The Plantation Garden
Norwich
The Plantation Garden Peaceful, quirky, fascinating. Features include Gothic style fountain, medieval style walls and superb creative planting. Woodland paths. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Norwich with kids.
Norfolk Lavender
Kings Lynn
Norfolk Lavender Lavender specialists who also house rare breeds of animals and offer an enormous indoor play area plus adventure playground outside too.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
South Walsham
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden 131 acres of beautiful ancient woodland and water gardens to take a rambling explore through. To make the most of it, take binoculars, camera and sketchbook. Or even some teddies to plant for the kids to find!
Eaton Park
Norwich
Eaton Park Great kids' play area, skate park, public access tennis courts and model boating pond, bowls, croquet, pitch and putt and new mum fitness classes. Plus oodles of well maintained space for all the classic family outdoor games.
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre
Brandon
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre Offers loads of outdoor play equipment, a variety of family oriented trails and orienteering courses to keep you busy, plus high wires, giant animal sculptures and more!
Canoe the Broads
Wroxham
Canoe the Broads A charmingly intimate way to explore some of the 200km of navigable Norfolk waterways. A tidy range of beginner friendly multi passenger vessels are a available at differing spots, including Bungay, Burgh St Peter, Geldeston, Hickling, Martham, Potter Heigham, Salhouse Broad, Sutton Staithe, Wayford Bridge...
RSPB Titchwell Marsh
Titchwell
RSPB Titchwell Marsh A popular reserve on the north Norfolk coast with plenty of wildlife and a number of different habitats to enjoy. Lots to see throughout the year. Dogs welcome on the west bank path if kept on a leash.
Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail
Gooderstone
Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail A restful place for a stroll, with waterways and ponds, several paths and trails to follow plus a bird hide to help you find the kingfisher, and a trout stream. Children under 16 can visit for free.
Natural Surroundings
Holt
Natural Surroundings Wild gardens and nature reserve with trails and activities for all ages in the Norfolk countryside. Lots of interesting wildlife to look out for, including some protected species. There is also an ‘unnatural trail’ and a ‘human sundial’ to see.
Holkham Beach
Wells-next-the-Sea
Holkham Beach Award winning 3 mile stretch of deep sand, great for traditional play and paddling. Part of a vast Nature Reserve which itself includes a children's play area, boating lake and bygone museum.
Sheringham Beach
Sheringham
Sheringham Beach A recent Blue Flag award winner, this sand and shingle beach is a delight when you can see it, and the local town and features equally lovely when you can't.
Wells Next The Sea Beach
Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells Next The Sea Beach Technically part of the Holkam Estate, this sandy beach is covered in shells and sea life. The tide comes in extremely fast, but there is an alarm to warn you.
Regal Movieplex
Cromer
Regal Movieplex - is a multiscreen cinema in the middle of Cromer town centre, great for something to do when the weather is a bit grotty.
Odeon Norwich
Norwich
Odeon Norwich Great cinema down by the Riverside in Norwich, many of the films now in super 3D. Special Odeon Kids screenings
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Norwich
Norwich Puppet Theatre As well as hosting a variety of touring puppetry companies from Britain and overseas, featuring the best of British and international theatre of animation for all ages, we present an ongoing programme of craft based workshops for children with special sessions for adults.
4D Cinema Experience
Great Yarmouth
4D Cinema Experience The interactive cinema has vibrating seats and water pumps to spray people especially during the pirate themed Curse of Skull Rock. Wind is also blown into people's faces.
Sticky Earth Cafe
Cromer
Sticky Earth Cafe Create treasured mementos or just have fun at Sticky Earth, a spacious, family run ceramic cafe where you can paint onto a wide range of pottery, after which we will glaze & fire your creation. Or, have a go at Decopatching, jewellery making, canvas & T shirt painting. Fun for all ages, no artistic talent...
Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe
Holt
Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe A ceramic cafe where you can paint pottery, anything from a mug to a moneybox to a gecko! Its fun with stencils and sponge stamps to help or let your creative imagination run wild. Babyprints, mosaics, parties, commissions, fund-raising and we can come to you. Get Doodling!
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery
Great Ellingham
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery Bring your tots to Artfulpots and paint a pottery masterpiece! Choose from mugs, plates, piggy banks and animals. Paint and leave it with us to glaze and fire in our kiln ready to collect later in the week.
Paint Me Ceramics
Hunstanton
Paint Me Ceramics Have fun in our spacious studio and choose from 100s of items of blank pottery to be glazed or painted in acrylics, including T-Shirt painting. Hand, footprints a speciality. Children’s birthday parties including free gift and mobile party service. Speedy...
Paint Pots
Downham Market
Paint Pots is a ceramic cafe and craft shop for all the family. We do pottery painting, baby hand and footprints, t-shirt painting, decopatch, jewellery, children's birthday parties and refreshments.
Merrivale Model Village
Great Yarmouth
Merrivale Model Village Merrivale Model Village, one of Great Yarmouth's best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front. Crazy golf also on site.
Thursford Collection
Fakenham
Thursford Collection The world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs is delightfully combined with play facilities, silent movies, fairground rides and some spectacular Christmas events to make a truly memorable day out.
Joyland
Great Yarmouth
Joyland A huge toy town mountain incorporates the spook express kiddie coaster, jet cars andneptunes kingdom undersea fantasy ride, pirate ship, major obit, balloon wheel and skydiver!
Pirates Cove Golf
Great Yarmouth
Pirates Cove Golf This 18 hole course is packed full of features to make your game enjoyable whether you are 6 years old or 86! The course is designed so that all ages and abilities can have fun.
Lost World Adventure Golf
Hemsby
Lost World Adventure Golf A stunning 9 hole, dinosaur themed mini-golf course, with Aztec waterfall and water features. Pan for gold and receive a souvenir medallion! Fully landscaped and illuminated at dusk.
BlackBeards Adventure Golf
Hunstanton
BlackBeards Adventure Golf 18 hole course with pirate and Aztec themes, with little surprises and simple play for a great family tournament! Next to plenty of other fun too.
Davenports Magic Kingdom
North Walsham
Davenports Magic Kingdom is a time-travel tour through the history of magical entertainment. A 30-minute live magic show, magical demonstrations, costumed guides, fun photo opportunities and children’s activities all included in your admission, making this a truly interactive experience. New features: the Eye Wonder Optical...
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf
Norwich
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf - is a fantastic outdoor jungle themed 18 hole Adventure Golf course, full of obstacles, including a real plane, jeep, self propelled rafts, volcano, cave, waterfalls, lots of jungle animals and water. Located alongside a contemporary cafe style sports bar where children are also welcome.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park
Weybourne
Kelling Heath Holiday Park We don't usually list holiday parks on this site, but Kelling Heath concentrates a lot of it's activities on nature, the local environment and healthy pursuits. They even have their own Countryside Team - well worth a look i'm told
Whiterails Livery Yard
Norwich
Whiterails Livery Yard BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, off road scenic hacking plus dual menage and show jumps.
Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre
Kings Lynn
Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for all ages, scenic hacks, jumping course and recognised Pony Club.
Willow Farm Riding School
Great Yarmouth
Willow Farm Riding School BHS approved training focussed facility offering lessons for all ages, BHS qualification training and a dedicated recognised Pony Club with associated events schedule.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Norfolk with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Norfolk can enjoy the great day out as well.



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