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 12s!
Bishops Boats Seal Trips offer 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!
Pensthorpe Natural Park 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 outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!. Voted Norfolk's Best Large...
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.
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: The Sea Stars exhibit!
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!
Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting zoos in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world.
Africa Alive Take your family on a walking safari, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, rhinos, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.
Oasis Camel Centre A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Skegness Aquarium With loads of intriguing zones and plenty of hands on activities as well as feeding sessions and expert presentations, plus indoor play area for up to 12 years and shark swimming experiences too!
Natureland Seal Sanctuary Everyone loves our resident seals and there are always loads more too! Penguins, Aquarium (find Nemo and friends), Tropical House (creepy crawlies), Tropical Butterflies (April to October) and Pets Corner too. Natureland is fun for all ages from toddlers to grandparents.
Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary A sanctuary caring for over 30 donkeys, plus 2 zeedonks, horses, and shetland ponies! There are also ducks and chickens to meet, it's free to visit and there are carrots available to feed to the animals: yay!
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is an outdoor attraction suitable for all age groups. Feed and interact with nearly 2000 parrots, see our big cats up close along with Meerkats, Lemurs, Otters and animals galore!
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary A visit here offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes only fifty metres from the sea and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife.
Havergate Island A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential but membership is not!
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 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!
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.
Dinosaur Adventure Park Come face to face with giants of the past on our dinosaur trail. Discover their amazing world. Explore the Dinosaur Trail and Neanderthal Walk. Meet the animals in the Secret Animal Garden. Plus DINOMITE, 3 levels of indoor adventure play with terrific slides!
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 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.
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...
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...
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.
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 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 Splendid grounds seasonally blanketed with snowdrops make for excellent family rambling, plus a hands on museum and a spooky old prison to explore.
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!
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!
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.
Time and Tide offering permanent and temporary exhibit galleries all representing fascinating angles of local history, plus a charmingly recreated Victorian Row houses an explorable Fisherman's Cottage!
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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.
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.
Trues Yard Museum Step back in time and discover King's Lynn's lost fishing community. Explore tiny cottages, smell the fish hanging in our Victorian smokehouse, and take a look at the Activity fishing smack as you learn about the lives of the fisherfolk.
Splash Sheringham Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterside and a cool wave machine! Children's paddling area and beach entry shallows plus indoor play for under 5s, gym and poolside cafe. Nice!
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre A 25m pool with 6 lanes and a varying depth of 1.0 to 1.8m offering family splash session with zoodles, floats, toys and balls, plus lessons and some great pool party options!
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...
Swimming at Alive Oasis 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 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.
Stompers Play Centre is an indoor adventure play venue in North Norfolk, with 3 play zones for babies, toddlers and children up to 12 years old. We also serve healthy food and drinks and are an ideal venue for children’s parties.
The Base Soft Play Soft play area and other facilities for the under 6s and a farmyard area for the under 2s.
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!
Funkys An amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors! Plus purpose built maple wood roller skating rink too.
Playland Is thoughtfully designed to allow children every opportunity to play, climb, tumble and explore at their own pace. For 2 to 11 year olds.
Megafun Play Centre Come and play on the 3 level adventure climbing frame which is alongside 6 full size bowling lanes for some tenpin fun too! Aptly named!
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!
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
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security! With snake slides, activity towers, ball pools and loads more!
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Cromer 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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