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Family Days Out near to Thetford
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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.
Fun 2 Play (1 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.
Go Ape Thetford (4 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 (4 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 (4 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.
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre (4 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!
Mr Gs Bowling Centre (6 miles)
Brandon
Mr Gs Bowling Centre 8 lane family friendly cosmic bowling, with ramps and lightweight balls for children. Animated bowling graphics and full lane service.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (6 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.
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.
CurveMotion (10 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.
Kids Play (11 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...
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse (11 miles)
Mildenhall
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse A fantastic three tier purpose built indoor adventure play centre and party venue for children aged 0 to 10 years of age. Dedicated toddler section.
Bury Bowl (11 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
Moyse's Hall Museum (11 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.
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.
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery (12 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.
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!
Bressingham Steam Experience (13 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,...
Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail (14 miles)
Gooderstone
Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail A restful place for a stroll, with waterways and ponds, several paths and trails to follow plus a bird hide to help you find the kingfisher, and a trout stream. Children under 16 can visit for free.
Wild Tracks (15 miles)
Newmarket
Wild Tracks 10m wide, 700m tarmac karting circuit and high performance karts - (Minimum height of 4' 11" (1.5m) & 8 years old)
Anglia Karting Centre (15 miles)
Swaffham
Anglia Karting Centre Children have to be 8 years old and a minimum of 4ft 4 in height to qualify for driving. This is an outdoor circuit with an overall length of 1030 metres.
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.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum (17 miles)
Ely
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum Find out all about the history and management of the fens. A number of different engines to see and learn about. Open Days are held during the year, which give you a chance to see some engines in operation.
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.
Hulabaloos (17 miles)
Suton
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
Playworld - Ocean Adventure (18 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.
Scribbles Ceramics (19 miles)
Newmarket
Scribbles Ceramics Pottery painting fun at our studio, an activity in which all ages can have a go. Parties and walk in painting plus we can paint special pottery items for you if you have limited time or want a special present made.
Museum of East Anglian Life (19 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.
National Horse Racing Museum (19 miles)
Newmarket
National Horse Racing Museum The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (19 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.
Norfolk Tank Museum (20 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.
Burwell Museum (20 miles)
Burwell
Burwell Museum Learn local history; visit the windmill and other authentic buildings. Vintage vehicles, mobile butcher’s shop and interactive Victorian schoolroom, plus dressing up in the Nissen hut. Free for under 5s.
Planet Zoom (20 miles)
East Dereham
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
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.
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail (20 miles)
Ely
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail With so much to see and to do, Ely makes a great tourist destination. Looking for a perfect family day out? Then look no further than treasure trails! These fun activities will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an...
Strikes (20 miles)
Dereham
Strikes Ten pin bowling with plenty of kiddie friendly features and adventure soft play on same site in Planet Zoom.
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe (20 miles)
Ely
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe is a Ceramic Arts Cafe situated in the heart of the Cathedral city of Ely. It is a ceramic arts experience for families and friends, adults and children of all ages to enjoy. Choose from our extensive selection of items and create a truly personalised piece of pottery.
National Dragonfly Project (20 miles)
Wicken
National Dragonfly Project One of the best places in the country to see dragonflies with 22 species recently recorded on the fen. Plus informative visitor centre and educational boards outside. Please note the limited opening dates.
Ely Cathedral (20 miles)
Ely
Ely Cathedral Very impressive Cathedral built in 1082 and steeped in history, guided tours available
Strikes (21 miles)
Ely
Strikes Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play also on site.
Paint Pots (21 miles)
Downham Market
Paint Pots is a ceramic cafe and craft shop for all the family. We do pottery painting, baby hand and footprints, t-shirt painting, decopatch, jewellery, children's birthday parties and refreshments.
Planet Zoom (21 miles)
Ely
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
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
Whiterails Livery Yard (21 miles)
Norwich
Whiterails Livery Yard BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, off road scenic hacking plus dual menage and show jumps.
Kentwell Hall and Gardens (22 miles)
Long Melford
Kentwell Hall and Gardens Explore the luxurious halls, the rare breeds farm, plus formal and themed gardens, maze, camera obscura, and plenty of sculptures lurking in leafy corners to be discovered and special events day really worth waiting for.
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!
Treetops Soft Play (22 miles)
Ely
Treetops Soft Play offer a huge multi level jungle themed adventure play frame full of classic features plus dedicated zone for toddlers and crawlers with smaller versions of the big fun.
Stonham Barns (22 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 (22 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.
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre (23 miles)
Ely
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering all weather lessons from 5 years plus, with off road hacking and cross country obstacle trail available.

Thanks for all the great things to do in 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

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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