Wells Next The Sea Beach Technically part of the Holkam Estate, this sandy beach is covered in shells and sea life. The tide comes in extremely fast, but there is an alarm to warn you.
Holkham Beach Award winning 3 mile stretch of deep sand, great for traditional play and paddling. Part of a vast Nature Reserve which itself includes a children's play area, boating lake and bygone museum.
The Pier Beach at Southwold One of two of Southwold's good beaches, with good swimming if you're careful and lifeguard cover. Sand and shingle surface. Regular Blue Flag awarded. Good arcade.
The Denes Beach at Southwold Sand and shingle beach good for swimming, canoeing and body boarding, with summer lifeguard cover. Another differently styled beach nearby.
Sheringham Beach A recent Blue Flag award winner, this sand and shingle beach is a delight when you can see it, and the local town and features equally lovely when you can't.
West Mersea Beach A sandy pebbly beach great for crabbing, windsurfing and traditional beach days, with sandier shore at the eastern end where there's also a playground and some nature footpaths.
Frinton on Sea Beach Good swimming with some lifeguard cover, nice sand and excellent fossil hunting territory close by. Deliberately traditional, no arcades, etc.
Central Beach Skegness A popular seaside resort that caters for families with a fantastic pier, exciting rides at Fantasy Island as well as the seal sanctuary and indoor butterfly conservatory at Natureland.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
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!
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!
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre Multi level monster themed adventure play facility with terrific slides and loads of fun features, plus a particularly well equipped toddler zone and some additional amusements to spend your pocket money on.
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
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!
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!
Playbarn Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas, pony or tractor trailer rides, sit on diggers and ride on tractors. Cool!
Planet Zoom With cool snake slides, fun activity towers, colourful ball pools and more, their clean, safe and secure children's soft play zones provide the ultimate freedom for your young ones to exercise body and mind.
Funkys An amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors! Plus purpose built maple wood roller skating rink too.
The Base Soft Play Soft play area and other facilities for the under 6s and a farmyard area for the under 2s.
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!
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
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!
Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn East Anglia's state of the art adventure play area, offering children from 0 to 12 years a unique 3D play experience, stimulating their imaginations and offering a tremendous cardiovascular workout!
Captain Willies Activity Centre Low level playing areas, ball pit and slides for younger children, and higher levels with rope swings, fast tunnel slide and climbing areas for bigger children. And all decorated with the adventures of Captain Willie and the Wash Monster! Yar!
The Fun Castle at Alive Oasis At the heart of the awesome four-storey play frame, mini adventurers will find an exhilarating 450 degree spiral slide surrounded by cargo nets, a ball cannon arena and a thrilling sky glide ride with splat landing pad! For under 10s.
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.
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.
Grimes Graves Today visitors can don a hard hat and descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft, an unforgettable experience, the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain.
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.
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Thetford 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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