Tales of the Old Gaol House (< 1 mile)
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!
Castle Rising Castle (5 miles)
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 (7 miles)
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 (12 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum (23 miles)
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Find out all about the history and management of the fens. A number of different engines to see and learn about. Open Days are held during the year, which give you a chance to see some engines in operation.
Ely Cathedral (25 miles)
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. Discover why 250,000 people visit yearly!
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (32 miles)
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.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection (33 miles)
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.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre (34 miles)
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.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens (35 miles)
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 (35 miles)
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.
Houghton Mill (36 miles)
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 (36 miles)
Hidden inside the Garden of Surprises mirrors exaggerate, mazes confuse, squirts of water distract, the dank moss house captivates, transforming sculptures dazzle, the grotto entices and the longitude dial educates and astonishes!
Cogglesford Mill (37 miles)
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.
BBC Norwich Tour (39 miles)
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.
Norwich Castle (39 miles)
Multi media exhibits and classic galleries combine with atmospheric dungeons and imaginative special exhibits to form a great family day out.
Norwich Cathedral (39 miles)
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 (39 miles)
Cambridge Science Centre
Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
Kings College Chapel (40 miles)
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 (40 miles)
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 (47 miles)
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 (47 miles)
Kentwell Hall and Gardens
Explore the luxurious halls, the rare breeds farm, plus formal and themed gardens, maze, camera obscura, and plenty of sculptures lurking in leafy corners to be discovered and special events day really worth waiting for.
Clare Castle Country Park (47 miles)
Clare Castle Country Park
is 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 (50 miles)
Set in a panoramic location, with views over five counties, the Castle has magnificently furnished rooms of several periods, and is surrounded by 12 acres of superbly contrasting gardens.
Belvoir Castle (50 miles)
Now the family home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family - the castle'ÂÂs 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....
Audley End House and Park (51 miles)
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 (51 miles)
A Norman Motte and Bailey castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068, home to a unique prison experience and an original Magna Carta.
Ellis Mill (52 miles)
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 (52 miles)
The Roman Sandy
is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Saxtead Green Post Mill (53 miles)
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.
Hedingham Castle (53 miles)
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.
Museum of RAF Firefighting (54 miles)
Museum of RAF Firefighting
Britain’s only military fire fighting museum, which tells the story of firefighting from the earliest days through a collection of artefacts and over 40 vehicles to discover. Must be booked in advance. Free to visit.
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre (54 miles)
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 (54 miles)
12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
Somerleyton (55 miles)
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 (57 miles)
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 (59 miles)
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 (59 miles)
Travel back to Norman England and experience life as it was in 1066, plus the Toy Museum, Paleontology House, and Haunted Manor!
National Fishing Heritage Centre (60 miles)
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 (31 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!
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (10 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.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (13 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!
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (22 miles)
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!
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (30 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
Banham Zoo (34 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.
Amazona Zoo (40 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 10s!
Church Farm Stow Bardolph (9 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
Melsop Farm Park (26 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!
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
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