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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Norwich

You better be ready for adventure because there are lots of awesome things to do in Norwich on your next day out with the kids!

Probably the most famous landmark in the area is Norwich Castle, which was built by the Normans as a Palace over 900 years ago and now is a family friendly museum and art gallery. Children will love going back through time discovering treasures left behind by the Normans and finding out all about East Anglia’s own Queen Boudicca.

Test what you’ve learnt so far during during your Norwich family day out at The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. Packed full of exhibitions and interactive displays, here you can hear stories from those that lived here a long time ago. Follow their lives and take the opportunity to walk in their shoes.

The Norwich Cathedral has daily tours that will tell you all about its dramatic history through war, plague and fire. Follow the visitor trail and enjoy the chance to hear musical recitals and performances.

After all that culture the children may be in need of letting off some steam. Open is an indoor climbing wall that offers tasters for beginners and all equipment. If you’re after something more low key Hollywood Bowl also has arcades and pool tables, or practice your tucks and rolls at the Gravity Trampoline Park.

Find your perfect day out

The Stained Glass Museum

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There’s no need for rose-tinted glasses at The Stained Glass Museum. Bring your kids and let them wonder at hundreds of detailed pieces of art and le...

Long Melford Country Park

  • Long Melford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sun’s out, weather’s gorgeous and you just want to spend the day outdoor? At Melford Country Park you’ll find over 8 hectares of grassland, woodland...

Funtasia Felixstowe

  • Felixstowe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Funtasia offers a haven for kids within the leisure centre, a soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features li...

Cineworld Ely

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Ely. Share the magic of the big screen with your whol...

Harwich Harbour Ferry

  • Harwich
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Harwich Harbour Ferry makes for a fabulous day out on the water. Harbour Tours are a great way to get outdoors and breathe in that salty sea air! Or...

Kingfisher Leisure Centre Sudbury

  • Sudbury
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kingfisher Leisure Centre The leisure pool is ideal for a family visit as it not only has a nice fast flume for the big kids there's a toddler flume...

National Dragonfly Project

  • Wicken
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Having recently changed hands from the National Dragonfly Project to The British Dragonfly Society and National Trust, The DragonFly Centre is locate...

Burwell Museum

  • Burwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Burwell Museum shows what life was like in this area over the last 100 years, plus there are Anglo Saxon and Romano British displays. Stevens' Mill (...



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Felixstowe Museum

  • Felixstowe
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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Dedham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Dedham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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National Stud

  • Newmarket
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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Treetops Soft Play

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

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Dovercourt Bay Beach

  • Harwich
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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Dovercourt Skate Rink

  • Dovercourt
  • Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

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Clare Castle Country Park

  • Sudbury
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

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