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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 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.
Go Ape Thetford (4 miles)
Brandon
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 (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)
Thetford
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 adds to the atmosphere of fun!
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 and butterflies to fallow deer and wild ponies. Very peaceful. Unless you take the kids!
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.
Hatter Street Studio (12 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!
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!
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 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...
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 (14 miles)
Newmarket
Wild Tracks Outdoor Activity Park offering a range of exciting activities for kids aged 8 and older. Choose from Karting, Quad bikes, Archery, Crossbows, Clay Target Shooting and Air Guns! They do birthday parties too.
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 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.
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)
Sutton
Hulabaloos Offering soft adventure play and laser blaster combat games indoors, plus high ropes assault course and outdoors playground too.
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.
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.
Strikes (21 miles)
Ely
Strikes Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with gutter bumper and rolling ramps plus adventure soft play Planet Zoom also on site for under 10s! Yay!
Curious About Ely (21 miles)
Ely
Curious About Ely Ely is one of Britain’s hidden gems of a city: see a new perspective and discover secrets and stories you never knew. Resident or just visiting, buy or instantly download our fabulous self guided, treasure hunt style walks of discovery, then get Curious About Ely...
Ely Cathedral (21 miles)
Ely
Ely Cathedral Impressive ancient cathedral with beautiful buildings to explore, and basic guided tour included in price. Tower tours also available and there is a Stained Glass Museum there too! Surrounded by beautiful meadows and parkland. Activities for kids include brass rubbing and an Activity Trail!
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 friendly tame animals and experience all their young at close quarters throughout the season, with play areas to keep the kids entertained both inside and out.
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.
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 Crazy Golf (22 miles)
Aspal
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 (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.
Hollow Trees (24 miles)
Ipswich
Hollow Trees Fun Farm Trails to follow. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf (24 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.

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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