The Poppy Line - North Norfolk Railway (< 1 mile)
The Poppy Line - North Norfolk Railway
Heritage steam railway with magnificent views of coast and country as it runs from Sheringham to Holt. Children's activity coach at Sheringham Station. Children's "I Spy" challenge at William Marriott Railway Museum and play area at Holt Station. Refreshments at all stations.
Sheringham Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Sheringham Treasure Trail
A walking mystery Treasure Trail around the delightfully Norfolk town of Sheringham. Ideal for all the family: just follow the directions, answer the clues and solve the mystery. No pre-booking required!
Sheringham Beach (< 1 mile)
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.
Splash Sheringham (< 1 mile)
Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterslide. Children's paddling area. Sun terrace and poolside cafe.
The Mo Sheringham Museum (< 1 mile)
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...
Beeston Hills Putting Green (< 1 mile)
Beeston Hills Putting Green
A tricky little 18 hole course just minutes from the beach which has quite a steep hill in the middle of it - well worth a visit
Hilltop Outdoor Centre (< 1 mile)
Hilltop Outdoor Centre
An outdoor activity centre open to the public in school holidays. Hilltop has activities including: zip wires, climbing, archery, high ropes, super swing, assault course and mountain biking. An ideal family day out, full or half days available for children aged 6 and over.
Sheringham Park (2 miles)
Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, with towers to climb for great views, mature woodland to explore and miles of scenic countryside paths.
Amazona Zoo (4 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!
The Muckleburgh Military Collection (4 miles)
The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Norfolk's largest working military museum of tanks, guns and vehicles. Come and drive a tank and ride in a personnel carrier. Exhibits include, uniforms, models and operating radios. We have kennels for dogs too so they don't have to be left in cars.
Cromer Treasure Trail (4 miles)
Cromer Treasure Trail
As you follow the Trail route, can you and the kids hunt for the answers to the clues within Cromer to discover the location of the missing treasure?! Great for locals and visitors, this is one of over 50 Trails in Norfolk.
Regal Movieplex (4 miles)
- is a multiscreen cinema in the middle of Cromer town centre, great for something to do when the weather is a bit grotty.
RNLI Lifeboat Station Cromer Pier (4 miles)
RNLI Lifeboat Station Cromer Pier
Visit an active RNLI lifeboat station for a free look around and learn about the team and the vital work they do. Dressing up for the kids, plus flags and equipment to play with. Free to visit.
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (4 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!
Sticky Earth Cafe (4 miles)
Sticky Earth Cafe
Create treasured mementos or just have fun at Sticky Earth, a spacious, family run ceramic cafe where you can paint onto a wide range of pottery, after which we will glaze & fire your creation. Or, have a go at Decopatching, jewellery making, canvas & T shirt painting. Fun for all ages, no artistic talent...
Karttrak Cromer (5 miles)
Be Lewis Hamilton (or Jenson Button) for the day at Cromer Karting - driving karts for ages 8 and upwards. Minimum height 4'6"/ 1.37cm.
Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe (6 miles)
Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe
A ceramic cafe where you can paint pottery, anything from a mug to a moneybox to a gecko! Its fun with stencils and sponge stamps to help or let your creative imagination run wild. Babyprints, mosaics, parties, commissions, fund-raising and we can come to you. Get Doodling!
Holt Country Park (6 miles)
Holt Country Park
A Green Flag Awarded park and woodland full of pleasing plants and wildlife, alongside a new visitor centre which offers Ranger led activities during school holidays ideal for kids. Plus adventure playground and accessible trails.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (8 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
Blickling Hall (9 miles)
Stunning Jacobean House famous as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Henry VIII's second queen. 55 acres of beautiful gardens, parkland and lakeside walks.
Davenports Magic Kingdom (10 miles)
Davenports Magic Kingdom
is a time-travel tour through the history of magical entertainment. A 30-minute live magic show, magical demonstrations, costumed guides, fun photo opportunities and children’s activities all included in your admission, making this a truly interactive experience. New features: the Eye Wonder Optical...
Adventure Golf Island (10 miles)
Adventure Golf Island
Featuring a winning combination of mini golf, pirates and dinosaurs this place ticks all the boxes for a fab day out, with treats on the side including sandy beach, surf shop and cool cafe. Did we mention the pirates and the dinosaurs?!
Bure Valley Railway (10 miles)
Bure Valley Railway
offers an 18 mile round trip through picturesque countryside which is as varied, interesting and beautiful as any to be found on a railway journey in England.
Elephant Playbarn (11 miles)
A beautifully converted Norfolk flint barn full of all the soft play toys that children love; ball pools, bouncy castles and climbing frames, especially designed for children to slip, slide, bounce and generally have a lot of fun. Under 7s.
Strikers Ten Pin Bowling (11 miles)
Strikers Ten Pin Bowling
- 6 full-size bowling lanes with computerised scoring, an amusement arcade and a bar with large screen TV. During the evening the lazer lights and music are turned up for an 'XTREME Glow in the dark' fun bowling party. A great place to go if you are looking for family days out in Norfolk.
Stompers Play Centre (11 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.
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre (11 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.
Thursford Collection (12 miles)
The world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs is delightfully combined with play facilities, silent movies, fairground rides and some spectacular Christmas events to make a truly memorable day out.
Wells Next The Sea Beach (14 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.
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum (14 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.
Walsingham Treasure Trail (14 miles)
Walsingham Treasure Trail
One of over 50 fun Treasure Trails set throughout Norfolk. Easy to follow routes will take you to the most interesting and beautiful sights: answer the clues, solve the Trail. Each Trail can be completed in your own time and at a pace you are happy with.
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway (14 miles)
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Visit the longest 10 and a quarter inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives "Norfolk Hero" and "Norfolk Heroine" which were especially built for this line. A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.
Playland (15 miles)
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.
Holkham Beach (15 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.
Wells Harbour Railway (15 miles)
Wells Harbour Railway
- a 10 and a quarter guage railway, running approximately a mile from the Town and Harbour, to the Pinewoods Holiday Park, adjacent to the beautiful sandy beach, and pinewoods which are home to many rare birds.
Wells Beach Leisure (15 miles)
Wells Beach Leisure
offers a 7 acre lake with canoes and rowing boats, trampolines, bouncy castle with ball pool, crazy and target golf and a pool room with 3 tables. All this surrounds a lovely picnic area.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (15 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!
Happisburgh Owls (16 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.
Dinosaur Adventure Park (16 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!
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway (16 miles)
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway
Outdoor train rides behind a variety of steam, electric and petrol engined locomotives in our sit in coaches around our fully signalled and attractively landscaped circuits. Light refreshments including ice creams available. Sorry but dogs not allowed on site.
Wroxham Barns (17 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...
Fakenham Superbowl (17 miles)
6 lanes of family friendly modern tenpin - if you've never done it kids love bowling especially as you can use ramps and guards to give them a chance! Plus an indoor play area.
Megafun Play Centre (17 miles)
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!
The Base Activity Centre (17 miles)
The Base Activity Centre
is a large multi activity centre. Catering for all ages, the centre has indoor and outdoor activities. Soft play area and other facilities for the under 6s and a host of extreme sports and activities for the over 6s.
Museum of the Broads (18 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...
Wroxham Miniature Worlds (18 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.
Canoe the Broads (18 miles)
Canoe the Broads
A charmingly intimate way to explore some of the 200km of navigable Norfolk waterways. A tidy range of beginner friendly multi passenger vessels are a available at differing spots, including Bungay, Burgh St Peter, Geldeston, Hickling, Martham, Potter Heigham, Salhouse Broad, Sutton Staithe, Wayford Bridge...
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (18 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.
Barton House Railway (18 miles)
Barton House Railway
recreates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets.
Bewilderwood (19 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Sheringham 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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