Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (10 miles)
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
- a fantastic action-packed day out where kids can get close to nature and learn new things about British wildlife. The nature reserve was the base for the popular BBC Springwatch show for three years running, and is home to a variety of common and rare birds, plus red squirrels and their four kittens.
Banham Zoo (17 miles)
Enjoy the ultimate fun filled day out at one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country. Banham Zoo rated amongst UK's top three Zoos by WHICH? A must go to place if you are looking for family days out in Norfolk.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (19 miles)
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
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (22 miles)
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.
Amazona Zoo (23 miles)
AmazonaZOO has taken 2 years to emerge from 10 acres of derelict woodland and the abandoned brick kilns just to the south of Cromer town. We are now home to a wide range of animals from Tropical South America including Jaguar, Otters, Spider Monkeys and Flamingos.
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.
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.
Oasis Camel Centre (30 miles)
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
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: two green sea turtles!
Pets Corner (36 miles)
For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
Africa Alive (37 miles)
Take your family on a walking safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and hundreds more African animals and birds. See The Plains of Africa an awe-inspiring recreation of the African savannah, where the animals of the plains room freely together as they would in the wild.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary (41 miles)
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Everyone loves our resident seals and there are always plenty to been seen during their rehabilitation process. Loads more too! Penguins, Aquarium (find Nemo and friends), Tropical House (creepy crawlies), Tropical Butterflies (April to Oct) and Pets Corner too. Natureland is fun for all ages from toddlers to grandparents.
Parrot Zoo (43 miles)
Now the UK’s largest collection of parrots with nearly 2000 birds covering over 100 species, but there’s not just parrots here, you will also see Marmosets, Meerkats, Lemurs, Giant Tortoises, Snakes, Kookaburras and many more.
The Raptor Foundation (46 miles)
The Raptor Foundation
A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Havergate Island (47 miles)
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.
Linton Zoo (49 miles)
emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing enjoyable family days out in Cambridgeshire. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (55 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park
See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (55 miles)
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.
Hamerton Zoo Park (56 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
There's more than just seeing their collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
Colchester Zoo (57 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (63 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier
An informative, educational, fun learning opportunity to appreciate from an up close perspective some of the intriguing creatures surrounding our coastal areas.
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre (67 miles)
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre
One of the UK's Largest Bird of Prey Centres, with over 200 birds and displays throughout the day it's a fascinating trip for kids. After each flying display there will be the opportunity to handle some of the owls!
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (68 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, pig racing, tropical butterflies, snakes, reptiles, trout fishing and much more. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups to relax.
The Jungle Zoo (72 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature containing Red Eared and other Terrapins. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more plus plenty of bird exhibits.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (73 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
prides itself on its reputation for providing all weather fun for the whole family, it is set within acres of attractive gardens and features one of the finest tropical butterfly houses in the UK. Throughout the day the Zoo offers a programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities this along with great competitions to enter ensures thereâs something for everyone.
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (75 miles)
Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Kids can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and learn an important lesson about how we treat our fellow creatures.
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 popular family visitor attractions.
Church Farm Stow Bardolph (22 miles)
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
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 â" 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.
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse (2 miles)
Gressenhall Farm & 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.
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 of the town.
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
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.
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.
Time and Tide (34 miles)
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.
Yesterday's World (34 miles)
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 for 2013 life size wax figures of King Henry VIII and his wives,Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy.Watch silent movies in the NEW movie theatre
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre (21 miles)
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.
Splash Sheringham (21 miles)
Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterslide. Children's paddling area. Sun terrace and poolside cafe.
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!
Marina Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Marina Leisure Centre
Facilities include a large swimming pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor beach. MC's diner is open all year serving all sorts of food. Mikkis'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 running throughout the summer season.
Planet Zoom (< 1 mile)
Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
Megafun Play Centre (11 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife 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
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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