Top 10 family days out in Norfolk

Family days out in Norfolk

Family days out in Norfolk are many and varied. To narrow down the list of things to do, I spoke to Rebecca Fisher of the Coastal Mummy blog to find out her top 10 days out with kids in Norfolk.

Norfolk isn’t all farming and the seaside. Of course, these are great to see, but Norfolk has so much more to offer when it comes to family fun. Whether you’re 1 or 100, Norfolk has a wide range of attractions but I have narrowed it down to my top 10 family days out in Norfolk. 

  1. Tiger at Banham Zoo, NorfolkBanham Zoo – Situated just over 20 miles from Norwich City centre, Banham Zoo has 50 acres of animals to see, and lots of fun for the kiddies. This award-winning attraction has more than 2,000 animals, so everyone’s favourite animal is likely to be here.
  2. Roar Dinosaur Park – If you have a budding paleontologist in your family, then Roar Dinosaur Park is for you. This park is crammed with life-sized dinosaurs and lots of adventure playgrounds.
  3. Bewilderwood – Get in touch with nature at Bewilderwood. If you’ve never visited, it’s a fun and adventurous playground in the trees. It’s perfect for the whole family – if you’re brave enough.
  4. Pettitts Animal Adventure Park Pettitts is jam-packed with animals, rides and live entertainment. With everything from a farm to dinosaur crazy golf and a construction playground, Pettitts has everything covered!
  5. Wells and Walsingham Light Railway – Located in the seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, this railway is the smallest open up to the public. The steam train travels through the beautiful Norfolk countryside from Wells to Walsingham.
  6. Mable’s Paint Pot – Let the kids get messy. Mable’s is not only is a gorgeous building in Burnham Market, it is also a pot painting and craft centre, and traditional sweet shop. The picturesque building features flowers around the windows and doors and a beautiful candy-pink theme. This shop is definitely photo perfect!
  7. Norfolk Lavender – This is more than just 100 acres of gorgeous lavender fields. Norfolk Lavender in Heacham also has a rare breeds farm, indoor soft play (Farmer Fred’s), farm shop, tea room and gift shops. It is a one-stop-shop for a family day out in Norfolk.
  8. Tots Town – This is not a normal indoor play area. Tots Town is a fully interactive indoor town for little people. It is not far from Norwich city centre, so it’s perfect if you are in the Norwich area rather than near the seaside.
  9. Holkham beachChurch Farm Rare Breeds Centre – I know I said Norfolk isn’t just farms, but if farms are what you are looking for, Church Farm in Stow Bardolph is just 10 miles away from Kings Lynn. It has the traditional farm animals, as well as a few rare breeds. There is also a tea room and gift shop.
  10. Holkham Hall and Beach – If history is what you’re looking for in family days out in Norfolk, then Holkham Hall is the place to be. Not only does it have a beautiful 18th century hall, it also has miles of golden sandy beach, adventure play for the kiddies, shops and tea rooms.

Norfolk is full of fun family days out. Whether you head to the beach or the city,  you are sure to have an amazing time.

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Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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