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Family Days Out near to Diss
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Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Bressingham Steam Experience (2 miles)
Bressingham Steam Experience Explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over 5m of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence. Something for everyone at...
Banham Zoo (6 miles)
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)
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)
Knettishall Heath Country Park Lovely for nature hikes and picnics, with plenty of local flora and fauna to spot, from lizards and butterflies to fallow deer and wild ponies. Very peaceful. Unless you take the kids!
Combat Paintball (11 miles)
Combat Paintball is a outdoor themed Laser Tag Experience with Tanks, Helicopters, Bunkers and Towers!
Oasis Camel Centre (12 miles)
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)
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. Note the limited hours.
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf (13 miles)
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf 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.
Museum of East Anglian Life (14 miles)
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)
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 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)
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
Whiterails Livery Yard (15 miles)
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)
Fun 2 Play Large and exciting 3 level play structure with several different slides, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children. Separate soft play for the little ones. Several birthday party packages available.
Playbarn (16 miles)
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!
Easton Farm Park (17 miles)
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)
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 and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Eaton Park (18 miles)
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!
Eaton Park Pitch and Putt (18 miles)
Eaton Park Pitch and Putt offering an 18 hole pitch and putt course to challenge your family's skills! Plus extensive adventure playground and loads of green space.
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure (18 miles)
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...
Quasar Norwich (18 miles)
Quasar Norwich Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting. For over 7s.
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf (19 miles)
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)
Norfolk Snowsports Club Awesome tubing slope for inflatable ring racing and great opportunities for juniors 8+ to take taster sessions in skiing and 10+ in snowboarding, plus lessons for the over 12s.
Castle Carvery (19 miles)
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)
BBC Norwich Tour 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
Namco Funscape Norwich (19 miles)
Namco Funscape Norwich Tenpin bowling alley with plenty of lanes, plus Glow Bowl special effects sessions, arcade amusements and video games, pool and ping pong tables! Where's that pocket money stash?!
The Plantation Garden (19 miles)
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)
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre A tremendous quantity of activities in and out of doors, in and out of water, plus holiday programmes and clubs too!
Odeon Norwich (19 miles)
Odeon Norwich Great 18 screen cinema down by the Riverside in Norwich, showing the latest releases daily, with 3D and IMAX viewings. Special pocket money priced kids’ screenings on weekend mornings, and throughout the school holidays.
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.
Hollywood Bowl Norwich (19 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Norwich Packing 26 air conditioned lanes, private party room, amusement arcade and pool tables, we've got your rainy day saver right here!
Norwich Castle (19 miles)
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!
Curious About Norwich (19 miles)
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 and explore in your own time.
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (19 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!
Open (19 miles)
Open 12m high indoor climbing wall offering 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...
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)
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 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.
Hatter Street Studio (19 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Hatter Street Studio is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio based in Suffolk, in the heart of beautiful Bury St Edmunds’ historic centre. Have creative fun with children of any age! Children (and adults!) love painting their own Masterpiece!
Go Ape Thetford (19 miles)
Go Ape Thetford The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Forest Segway (19 miles)
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)
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 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.
Dotty Pottery (19 miles)
Dotty Pottery is a paint your own ceramic studio based at Hellesdon Barns. Create a unique gift or keepsake with Babies handprints and footprints. Paint your own piece of pottery and enjoy getting creative. Birthday Parties also available to book.

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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