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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Thetford, Norfolk

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 478 fun things to do in Thetford for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and beaches. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 272 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Thetford day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Thetford with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Go Ape Thetford

  • Brandon
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Amongst a patchwork of pines, broadleaves and Douglas Fir trees, discover a whole world of high ropes at Go Ape Thetford - the very first Go Ape to o...

Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre

  • Thetford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre has a pool that caters for all. If you’re a ‘serious swimmer’ you can clock up the lengths in the 25m pool or...

Fun 2 Play

  • Thetford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun 2 Play is an exciting and well equipped children's play centre in Thetford that is easily accessible from the A11. There is a restaurant on site,...

High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise... High Lodge in Thetford Forest is a smashing example of wood as they should be, wit...

Grimes Graves

  • Thetford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

At Grimes Graves today, visitors (10+) can descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft, an unforgettable experience: the only Neolith...

Combat Paintball

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Combat Paintball East Anglia's only Laser Tag Games with new Hit Feedback Technology! Using the latest technology Laser Tag Guns that give hit feedba...

Mr Gs Bowling Centre

  • Brandon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

How long since you last went bowling? They reckon it's time you got back into the habit at Mr G's Bowling Centre . Whether you're a beginner or exper...

Knettishall Heath Country Park

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Knettishall Heath Country Park In summer it can feel like another country: common (yet still exciting!) lizards bask in the open on rocks, skylarks s...



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CurveMotion

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Welcome to the World of CurveMotion! CurveMotion offers a wide range of roller skating and other sessions aimed at different age ranges. Toddler Skat...

Jumppin Jacks Funhouse

  • Mildenhall
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Welcome to Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, a fantastic three tier purpose built indoor adventure play centre and party venue for children aged 0 to 10 years....

Planet Laser

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Planet Laser Stalk your friends, family and everyone else through an atmospheric, multi level arena and shoot them with your phasor before they shoot...

The Bury St Edmunds Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

With clues to uncover and codes to crack, master detectives are what’s called for on The Bury St Edmunds Mystery Treasure Trail. The town is calling...

Moyse's Hall Museum

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Moyse's Hall Museum is an outstanding archaeological collections that carry you back to Bronze Age, Roman and Mediaeval times. More recent histor...

Cineworld Bury St Edmunds

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Bring some excitement into your day with a brilliant new film at Cineworld Bury St Edmunds. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family...

The Wonder Wood Children's Soft Play

  • Watton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Based in Watton, Norfolk, the Wonder Wood Children's Soft Play is a wonderful, friendly place for little adventurers (0-8 years) to play, make new fr...

Hatter Street Studio

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Hatter Street Studio is a friendly Paint Your Own Pottery Studio based in Suffolk, in the heart of beautiful Bury St Edmunds' historic centre. We ser...

Banham Zoo4.333333333333333 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Banham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Banham Zoo is an award winning attraction with lots of exciting animals and experiences to see and do! Passionate about animal conservation, the zoo...

Melsop Farm Park

  • Scoulton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A day out at Melsop Farm Park in East Anglia is alive with an amazing number of different animals! Many of the animals are free ranging, allowing vis...

Bressingham Steam Experience

  • Bressingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At Bressingham Steam Experience there are 4 railways to explore here plus collections of vintage locomotives to coo at, plus a National Dad's Army co...

The Playground

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fan of Stone Cold’s Broken Skull Challenge? Time to find out how tough YOU really are on a 25-obstacle outdoor assault course. Kids as young as 7 are...

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