Sheringham Beach (22 miles)
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.
The Pier Beach at Southwold (26 miles)
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 (27 miles)
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.
Wells Next The Sea Beach (29 miles)
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 (30 miles)
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.
Central Beach Skegness (53 miles)
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.
Frinton on Sea Beach (58 miles)
Frinton on Sea Beach
Good swimming with some lifeguard cover, nice sand and excellent fossil hunting territory close by. Deliberately traditional, no arcades, etc.
Bewilderwood (8 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.
Dinosaur Adventure Park (9 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!
Pettitts Adventure Park (13 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 (19 miles)
Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun: 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.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (14 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.
Happisburgh Owls (17 miles)
A small and friendly place to meet and hold owls that won't break the bank. There are also chickens, turkeys and geese to meet, plus pigs, goats and ferrets.
Banham Zoo (17 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.
Amazonia World of Reptiles (19 miles)
Amazonia World of Reptiles
Have a rainforest adventure with over 50 species of Lizards, Snakes and Insects thriving in a Tropical Jungle Environment.
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth (19 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!
Amazona Zoo (21 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!
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!
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve (25 miles)
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve
A reserve with a rare fen habitat for wild birds of prey, plus reed bed and woodlands habitats, full of different wildlife to see throughout the year. Free to visit.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (25 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 (37 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.
Wroxham Barns (9 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...
Melsop Farm Park (16 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!
Church Farm Stow Bardolph (38 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
Inspire Discovery Centre (< 1 mile)
Inspire Discovery Centre
Hands-on science centre great for all ages with special under 5s' zone, live shows for groups and loads of exhibits.
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (4 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.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds (8 miles)
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 (9 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.
Norfolk Tank Museum (10 miles)
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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.
Museum of the Broads (13 miles)
Museum of the Broads
The museum's unusual collections and educational displays explore the area's social and economic relationship with it's waterways, but beyond this there's also a real steam boat ride, kiddie quiz, explorer packs, trails, dress up, a play boat and accessible picnic area! A great all rounder...
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (17 miles)
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!
Nelson Museum (18 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 (18 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.
Yesterdays World (19 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 figures and movie theatre.
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (21 miles)
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!
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...
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum (26 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.
Green Britain Centre (26 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.
Trues Yard Museum (39 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.
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre (14 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.
Marina Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Marina Leisure Centre
Facilities include a large swimming pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor beach. MCs diner is open all year serving all sorts of food. Mikki'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...
Splash Sheringham (22 miles)
Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterslide. Children's paddling area. Sun terrace and poolside cafe.
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (27 miles)
Funkys (2 miles)
An amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors! Plus purpose built maple wood roller skating rink too.
Brewers Fayre Broadland View (3 miles)
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
Castle Carvery (3 miles)
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!
Jump for Joy (4 miles)
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!
Playbarn (5 miles)
Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas and more besides.
Hulabaloos (10 miles)
Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
Stompers Play Centre (13 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Norwich 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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