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Family Days Out near to Diss
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Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Bressingham Steam Experience (2 miles)
Bressingham
Bressingham Steam Experience Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence,...
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery (6 miles)
Great Ellingham
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery Bring your tots to Artfulpots and paint a pottery masterpiece! Choose from mugs, plates, piggy banks and animals. Paint and leave it with us to glaze and fire in our kiln ready to collect later in the week.
Banham Zoo (6 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.
Norfolk Tank Museum (9 miles)
Forncett St Peter
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.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (9 miles)
Stowmarket
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia in the museum.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (9 miles)
Thetford
Knettishall Heath Country Park Lovely for nature hikes and picnics, with plenty of local flora and fauna to spot, from lizards to fallow deer.
Oasis Camel Centre (12 miles)
Halesworth
Oasis Camel Centre A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Hulabaloos (12 miles)
Suton
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
Saxtead Green Post Mill (13 miles)
Saxstead Green
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.
Stonham Barns (13 miles)
Aspal
Stonham Barns Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (13 miles)
Stonham Aspal
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Playworld - Ocean Adventure (14 miles)
Stowmarket
Playworld - Ocean Adventure There are ball ponds, slides, a large inflatable play area (May to September), an aerial glide, slides, a spooky room, scramble nets and a toddlers' area. Swimming facilities also on site. Play area currently closed for improvements, reopening March 29th.
Museum of East Anglian Life (14 miles)
Stowmarket
Museum of East Anglian Life Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Melsop Farm Park (15 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!
Framlingham Castle (15 miles)
Framlingham
Framlingham Castle 12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (15 miles)
Thetford
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
Whiterails Livery Yard (15 miles)
Norwich
Whiterails Livery Yard BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, off road scenic hacking plus dual menage and show jumps.
Fun 2 Play (16 miles)
Thetford
Fun 2 Play Large 3 level play structure with 4 lane astra slide, spiral slide, tube slide, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children.
Playbarn (16 miles)
Poringland
Playbarn Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas and more besides.
Easton Farm Park (17 miles)
Woodbridge
Easton Farm Park There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm (17 miles)
Ipswich
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair/pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet. Baby changing. Cafe with home-made light lunches,...
Eaton Park (18 miles)
Norwich
Eaton Park Great kids' play area, skate park, public access tennis courts and model boating pond, bowls, croquet, pitch and putt and new mum fitness classes. Plus oodles of well maintained space for all the classic family outdoor games.
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure (18 miles)
Woodbridge
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure is an 82 acre farm with Woodland Wildlife Walks, Riverside Ramble, Pony Paddocks and Camargue Cafe. Meet the farmyard and exotic animals including Camelot the Camel and horse breeds from around the world. Pony rides, riding lessons or activity days can be booked separately. Schools, clubs, individuals and...
Moo Play Farm (18 miles)
Brampton
Moo Play Farm Moo Play Farm - Play Barn has Softplay for toddlers and the BIG MOO playframe with SUPER SLIDES for children up to 12 years old. We also offer a PARTY ROOM for Discos and Karaoke. With underfloor heating throughout, you are guaranteed to stay warm whatever the weather
Quasar Norwich (18 miles)
Norwich
Quasar Norwich Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf (19 miles)
Norwich
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf is a fantastic outdoor jungle themed 18 hole Adventure Golf course, full of obstacles, including a real plane, jeep, self propelled rafts, volcano, cave, waterfalls, lots of jungle animals and water. Located alongside a contemporary cafe style sports bar where children are also welcome.
Norfolk Snowsports Club (19 miles)
Norwich
Norfolk Snowsports Club Opportunities for juniors from 8+ to take taster sessions in skiing and 10+ in snowboarding, and lessons for the over 12s. The club has a range of adaptive ski equipment and also offers a ski experience and instruction for most disabilities.
Namco Funscape Norwich (19 miles)
Norwich
Namco Funscape Norwich Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Castle Carvery (19 miles)
Norwich
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!
BBC Norwich Tour (19 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.
Bury Bowl (19 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Bury Bowl Popular bowling centre, great activity for kids, especially if it's grotty outside, with fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as satellite television, pool and video games
The Plantation Garden (19 miles)
Norwich
The Plantation Garden Peaceful, quirky, fascinating. Features include Gothic style fountain, medieval style walls and superb creative planting. Woodland paths. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Norwich with kids.
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre (19 miles)
Norwich
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre A tremendous quantity of activities in and out of doors, in and out of water, plus holiday programmes and clubs.
Odeon Norwich (19 miles)
Norwich
Odeon Norwich Great cinema down by the Riverside in Norwich, many of the films now in super 3D. Special Odeon Kids screenings
CurveMotion (19 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
CurveMotion - is an exciting interactive indoor venue offering roller skating, roller disco, soft play centre, mega slides, including a vertical drop slide, as well as a range of different party options and a high quality bistro.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich (19 miles)
Norwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has over 20 lanes!
Curious About Norwich (19 miles)
Norwich
Curious About Norwich is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous Norfolk city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Norwich Castle (19 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.
Open (19 miles)
Norwich
Open 12m high indoor climbing wall with taster sessions and beginner equipment ideal for kids giving it a first go, plus they welcome climbers with any kind of disability and offer trained staff and specialist equipment.
Kids Play (19 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Kids Play With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Kids can brave the speedy drop slide, shoot the fun ball cannons and scramble through tunnels on the giant playframe. Plus, there's more: why not bounce on trampolines, dive into the ball pond or spin on the...
Inspire Discovery Centre (19 miles)
Norwich
Inspire Discovery Centre Hands-on science centre great for all ages with special under 5s' zone, live shows for groups and loads of exhibits.
Moyse's Hall Museum (19 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Moyse's Hall Museum Provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre (19 miles)
Brandon
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre Offers loads of outdoor play equipment, a variety of family oriented trails and orienteering courses to keep you busy, plus high wires, giant animal sculptures and more!
Norwich Cathedral (19 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.
Go Ape Thetford (19 miles)
Brandon
Go Ape Thetford Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Forest Segway (19 miles)
Brandon
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (19 miles)
Brandon
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and crossings for all to enjoy. You'll enjoy monkeying around over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Norwich Puppet Theatre (19 miles)
Norwich
Norwich Puppet Theatre As well as hosting a variety of touring puppetry companies from Britain and overseas, featuring the best of British and international theatre of animation for all ages, we present an ongoing programme of craft based workshops for children with special sessions for adults.
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool (20 miles)
Beccles
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large swimming pool with a serious deep end plus an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, are grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September and now features canoes!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Diss 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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