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Best Beaches near to Thetford
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Wells Next The Sea Beach (38 miles)
Wells next the Sea
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 (39 miles)
Wells-next-the-Sea
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 (39 miles)
Southwold
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 (40 miles)
Southwold
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 (42 miles)
Sheringham
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.
Frinton on Sea Beach (46 miles)
Tendring
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 (54 miles)
Skegness
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.
Leigh on Sea Beach (59 miles)
Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea Beach Regularly voted in the Top 100 British Beaches, a lovely sandy beach which stretches for 7 miles from Leigh to Shoeburyness, excellent for swimming, windsurfing and sailing.
Dinosaur Adventure Park (26 miles)
Lenwade
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 (36 miles)
Wroxham
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 (37 miles)
Reedham
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 (12 miles)
Banham
Banham Zoo 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.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (30 miles)
Fakenham
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!
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (34 miles)
Kings Lynn
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 (38 miles)
Hunstanton
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Hunstanton SEA LIFE is closed for the foreseeable future following a tidal surge. - 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.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (39 miles)
Blakeney
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
Melsop Farm Park (13 miles)
Scoulton
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 (21 miles)
Downham Market
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
Wroxham Barns (36 miles)
Hoveton
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 (17 miles)
Swaffham
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 (22 miles)
Dereham
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!
Trues Yard Museum (28 miles)
Kings Lynn
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.
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (29 miles)
Norwich
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 (34 miles)
Walsingham
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 (35 miles)
Hoveton
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 (37 miles)
Norwich
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 (1 miles)
Thetford
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
Swimming at Oasis Leisure (38 miles)
Hunstanton
Swimming at Oasis Leisure 25m warm water swimming pool with separate toddler fun pool; whirlpool spa and a whopping 33m aqua slide!
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre (39 miles)
North Walsham
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.
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre (16 miles)
Diss
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre A secure environment where your "little monsters and angels" can play in safety. Cram packed with adventure and suprises, food and drink for all.
Hulabaloos (17 miles)
Suton
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
Planet Zoom (20 miles)
East Dereham
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
Playbarn (27 miles)
Poringland
Playbarn Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas and more besides.
Planet Zoom (28 miles)
Kings Lynn
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.
Megafun Play Centre (29 miles)
Fakenham
Megafun Play Centre Slides and tubes and play centre play structure
Brewers Fayre Broadland View (30 miles)
Norwich
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 (32 miles)
Norwich
Jump for Joy Multi level adventure play plus separate toddler zone.
Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn (36 miles)
Kings Lynn
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 (38 miles)
Hunstanton
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!
Playland (38 miles)
Wells-next-the-Sea
Playland Is thoughtfully designed to allow children every opportunity to play, climb, tumble and explore at their own pace. Staff are available to ensure the high standard of safety is maintained.
Stompers Play Centre (38 miles)
North Walsham
Stompers Play Centre Come play at Stompers, North Walsham's exciting indoor play centre for children. There are three separate play zones providing a safe and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 10 years. Whatever the weather we are open for lots of fun and great food.
Grimes Graves (6 miles)
Thetford
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 (20 miles)
Kings Lynn
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.
BBC Norwich Tour (27 miles)
Norwich
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 (28 miles)
Norwich
Norwich Castle Multi media exhibits and classic galleries combine with atmospheric dungeons and imaginative special exhibits to form a great family day out.
Norwich Cathedral (28 miles)
Norwich
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.
Tales of the Old Gaol House (28 miles)
Kings Lynn
Tales of the Old Gaol House Hear the sounds and smell the smells of prison life two centuries ago, and see how it feels to be locked up in a dank cell or trapped in the stocks in the town's market square.
Castle Rising Castle (29 miles)
Kings Lynn
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 (30 miles)
Sandringham
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 (32 miles)
Kings Lynn
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.

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

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