Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Splash Sheringham (21 miles)
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!
Swimming at Oasis Leisure (26 miles)
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!
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool (31 miles)
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool
is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large swimming pool with a serious deep end plus an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, are grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September and now features canoes!
Marina Leisure Centre (34 miles)
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...
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool (40 miles)
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool
Provides a 25m, 6 lane, Indoor Swimming Pool with Flume and 25m, 6 lane, Outdoor Swimming Pool (open June to September).
Deben Swimming Pool (44 miles)
Deben Swimming Pool
Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Crown Pools (44 miles)
The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Metheringham Swimming Pool (46 miles)
Metheringham Swimming Pool
This beautiful heated outdoor pool is a local treasure: with lane swimming and early birds sessions for those who want the peace and quiet, that leaves the rest of the open time for freestyle family fun and sunlit exercise. Lovely!
Haverhill Pool and Slides (46 miles)
Haverhill Pool and Slides
has 2 excellent weekender flume slides and regularly puts on Fun Sessions with inflatable toys and float mats thrown in! There's room to actually swim as well, but you won't get to! Elsewhere on same site there's an adventure play facility and loads of bookable sports facilities too.
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area (47 miles)
Jesus Green Pool (47 miles)
Jesus Green Pool
Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Parkside Pools (47 miles)
25m fitness pool and combined teaching and diving pool with moveable floor. They also have two flume rides: one single, and one suitable for two people, plus a children's leisure pool.
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre (49 miles)
Peterborough Lido (50 miles)
Three outdoor heated pools: a 50m, a teaching and a paddling pool in a Grade II listed building. Seasonal opening for a family splash about! Also a large lawn area with play facilities, balcony and refreshment area. What better way is there to enjoy the summer sun?
Colchester Leisure World (54 miles)
Colchester Leisure World
16 family fun features including two thrilling flumes, river rapids, crazy river, waves, geysers, still more slides and family spa pools! Also has standard swimming facilities.
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (55 miles)
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
There are two pools, one a paddling pool for the toddlers and the main pool which is 48m long and 12m wide. Open from May to September (weather permitting).
Billinghay Swimming Pool (58 miles)
Billinghay Swimming Pool
Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide. The paddling pool is currently out of action.
Braintree Swimming Centre (58 miles)
Braintree Swimming Centre
Facility includes a great family fun orientated pool, with slide and interactive equipment. Children must be under 8 years to use this pool and acompanied by a parent or an adult.
Jubilee Park (58 miles)
Beautiful park with a children’s play area open all year round. Our heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool is open May to September (please check the website for our timetable). We also have tennis, putting, bowls and croquet.
Meridian Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Meridian Leisure Centre
Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children over 1m tall. Plus indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Stamford Leisure Pool (59 miles)
Stamford Leisure Pool
Leisure pool with flume and wave machine, plus 25 metre pool for swimming development and exercise.
Dinosaur Adventure Park (8 miles)
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 (22 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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 (34 miles)
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.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens (10 miles)
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and 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 outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!
Banham Zoo (17 miles)
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!
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (19 miles)
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!
Amazona Zoo (23 miles)
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!
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (26 miles)
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!
Happisburgh Owls (27 miles)
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.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (30 miles)
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.
Amazonia World of Reptiles (34 miles)
Amazonia World of Reptiles
Have a rainforest adventure with over 50 species of Lizards, Snakes and Insects thriving in a Tropical Jungle Environment.
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth (34 miles)
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!
Melsop Farm Park (8 miles)
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!
Wroxham Barns (21 miles)
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...
Church Farm Stow Bardolph (22 miles)
Church Farm Stow Bardolph
Make friends with a wide variety of friendly tame animals and experience all their young at close quarters throughout the season, with play areas to keep the kids entertained both inside and out.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (2 miles)
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!
Green Britain Centre (10 miles)
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.
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (15 miles)
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 (15 miles)
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.
Norfolk Tank Museum (17 miles)
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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.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds (20 miles)
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 Mo Sheringham Museum (22 miles)
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 (23 miles)
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.
Trues Yard Museum (23 miles)
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.
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (23 miles)
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!
Museum of the Broads (25 miles)
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...
Nelson Museum (34 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near East Dereham 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
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