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!).
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!
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.
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.
Fossils Galore Learn all about fossils and how to find them. A number of activities on offer such as a Dinosaur hunt and a fossil or crystal hunt in a sand pit. You can also pan for gold or break some geodes.
Holkham Hall A magnificent hall surrounded by parkland. Hire bikes, canoes and kayaks to discover the scenery, or there’s adventures in the trees with a children’s woodland play area. The Field to Fork exhibition brings farming to life in a fun way.
Ely Cathedral Impressive ancient cathedral with beautiful buildings to explore, and basic guided tour included in price. Tower tours also available and there is a Stained Glass Museum there too! Surrounded by beautiful meadows and parkland. Activities for kids include brass rubbing and an Activity Trail!
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre A museum built up around RAF Bomber Command, with rare aircraft and wartime vehicles to investigate. A number of exhibits and displays, covering the Home Front, Evasion and Escape during World War II. Under 5s visit free.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre A guided tour of the historic aircraft used during the Battle of Britain and a chance to see the technicians maintaining them in the hangar. A unique experience for the family.
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.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens Beautiful stately home and gardens, including nine miles of cycle trails designed for families. Cycle hire is available (including buggies and tag alongs for little ones). Plus take part in the ;¢ÂÂFamily Cycle Challenge;¢ÂÂ. Grimsthorpe also has an adventure playground,shop...
Blickling Hall Stunning stately home and grounds - the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking red-brick mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows.
Houghton Mill Follow the family Cat and Rat trail around the mill, enjoy the hands on activities, and explore the five storey historic building. Please note the limited opening times.
Burghley House Far from the traditional stuffy estate experience this place is full of play and surprise including a splash pad, mirror maze, surreal and magical sculptures, and rooms full of opulence, goddesses and even demons!
Cogglesford Mill Step back in time at this historic working watermill in peaceful surroundings of pasture fields and trees by the river Slea. Local goods including flour to buy. Free to visit.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery set in a Norman Castle, with multi media exhibits and classic galleries, atmospheric dungeons, and imaginative special exhibits, all of which make for a great family day out!
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.
Cambridge Science Centre Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
Kings College Chapel The Choral Services and Concerts at King's are an iconic Cambridge visit and a breathtaking live musical experience for any age, with differing choir combinations to choose from and special events throughout the year!
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.
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.
Kentwell Hall and Gardens Roam the house, gardens and rare breeds farm or step back in time at our famous re-creations of Tudor and period life.
**New for 2015** Kids' Welly Walks: Storybook Trail and Heffalump Hunt plus more children's activities and family days than ever before!
Clare Castle Country Park A beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history concerning the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 70ft high motte overlooking the town.
Rockingham Castle has magnificently furnished rooms and interesting audio visual displays, tours of the grounds and castle, and all surrounded by 12 acres of superb gardens waiting to be played in, not least while kids complete the Wentworth the Gallant grounds quiz!
Belvoir Castle The castle's splendid interior contains many beautiful treasures from great works of art, to fine furniture and beautiful tapestries. Children can enjoy the delightful Regency Nursery and School Room, the adventure playground and gardens.
Audley End House and Park Charming historical house and estate with Natural History Collection, Victorian Nursery, Coal Gallery, costumed servants demonstrating vintage techniques, huge Organic Kitchen Garden, plus adventure playground, picnicking and play space. Lovely!
Lincoln Castle Reopened April 1st 2015 after full refurbishment: how exciting! Climb the towers, walk the walls, take tour picnic in the grounds and catch a Summer Fun activity day!
Ellis Mill A restored, working 18th century tower windmill to explore, with a guided tour from a friendly volunteer. See it working, if it’s windy enough! Free to visit. Open at weekends only.
The Roman Sandy is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Saxtead Green Post Mill Makes an interesting educational addition to your day out in Suffolk and is easily combined with a visit to Framlingham Castle. Note the limited hours.
Hedingham Castle Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep. Many special events are held throughout the year from jousts to outdoor theatre productions from the Globe theatre.
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre Discover the rich and varied history of RAF Scampton at this great little museum that is also home to the Red Arrows! Plenty to see from glass grenades to the fuselage of a Lancaster. Free to vist. By appointment only.
Framlingham Castle 12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
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.
Bromham Mill Guided Tours, Baking and craft activities for pre booked groups available throughout the year. Picnic area and plenty of space to just play. Please note limited opening times.
The Science Project Discover Centre Hands-on science fun for all the family. Build a body, operate the Crazy Crane and solve the mystery of the Treasure Chest and so much more. Discover over 30 fascinating interactive exhibits illustrating simple scientific principles. Under the same roof as the Indoor Adventure Playground and included in one...
Mountfitchet Castle Travel back to Norman England and experience life as it was in 1066, so explore the castle and Norman Village, plus the Toy Museum, Paleontology House, and Haunted Manor!
National Fishing Heritage Centre Discover what life was like for trawlermen in the 1950s. Experience the sights, sound and smells (really!) of the times that follow visitors through the interactive displays. Climb aboard the Ross Tiger and hear stories from real trawlermen!
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!
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!
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...
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!
Banham Zoo is a family attraction with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Daily Animal Feeding Talks, live indoor animal presentations, Birds of Prey Displays, subtropical house, Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Young Explorer’s Challenge and Education Centre.
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!
Church Farm Stow Bardolph Farm fun for the whole family with lots of friendly farm animals, outdoor play area, straw play barn, giant undercover sandpit and ground level trampolines. Indoor plat area with new Under 5's area. Pedal tractors and tractor and trailer rides. Cafe with homemade cakes and lunches available.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Kings Lynn 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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