BeWILDerwood

Fantasy outdoor fun and adventure park for families. With amazing tree houses, tree-top trails, adventure slides, giant swings, zip wires, boat rides, a sky maze and much more.

Opening times: times vary, see website for details - Admission Charge
Location: Horning Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8JW
Tel: 01692 633033
Website: bewilderwood.co.uk

Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway Station

Narrow gauge steam and diesel railway, running from Aylsham to Wroxham in the Norfolk Broads. Combined train rides and Broads cruises available.

Opening times: times vary see website for details - Ticket Charges Apply
Location: Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6BW
Tel: 01263 733858
Website: bvrw.co.uk
Image Credit: Evelyn Simak (CC2)

Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens

Locomotive at BressinghamBressingham's 500 acres of gardens and woodlands provide an interesting setting for its miniature steam locomotive collection, including a steam Carousel. The narrow gauge rail tracks runs across the wooded valley of the River Waveney. The 20 acres of landscaped gardens contain thousands of varieties of alpines, trees, shrubs and perennials, providing all year round interest. The Dads Army Appreciation Society collection and the Norfolk fire museum are also located here.

Opening times: Apr~Sep, daily 10.30am to 5.30pm (4.30pm Mar & Oct) Admission Charge
Location: Bressingham, IP22 2AB - Tel: 01379 686900 - Website
Facilities: Parking, café, restaurant, shop, garden centre
Image Credit: Ian Russell (CC2)

Caister Roman Fort

Caister Roman Site

The name Caister is Roman in origin and this coastal area was once an important Roman naval base. The partial excavated flint and brick remains of a defensive shore fort are still visible. The site is opened to the public and managed by English Heritage.

Opening times: any reasonable time - Free Entry
Location: Caister-on-Sea, NR30 5JS - Tel: 0870 333 1181 - Website
Facilities: Parking, café, shop
Image Credit: Richard Croft (CC2)

Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Family fun park and farm with indoor and outdoor play areas, pedal tractors, friendly farm animals, tractor and trailer rides and tearooms.

Opening times: Thur to Sun, 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Lynn Rd, Norfolk PE34 3HT
Tel: 01366 382162
Website: churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

vulcan bomber in flight

An amazing collection of military aircraft, including iconic Vulcan and Nimrod bombers. Exhibits cover the role played in this area by British and American planes during WWII. Plus indoor and outdoor aviation displays relating to the aeronautical history of Norfolk.

Opening times: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: Old Norwich Rd, Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10 3JF
Tel: 01603 893080
Website: cnam.org.uk

Dinosaur Adventure

Rip roaring children's adventure park with a life-size dinosaur trail, where you can encounter giants from the past. Make friends with cute animals in the secret animal garden or enjoy the large indoor and outdoor play areas and deer safari.

Opening times: open daily from 9:30am - Admission Charge
Location: Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JE
Tel: 01603 876310
Website: roarrdinosauradventure.co.uk

Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum

Displays of crashed war planes recovered from the fens, including jet engines, weapons and other war time memorabilia. Highlights Include the wreckage of a Mosquito NS 998, restored DH Vampire T11, Rolls Royce Merlin and a German JU 88 engine.

Opening times: Easter to October, Sat, Sun & BH from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: 7da, Old Lynn Rd, Wisbech
Tel: 01945 461771
Website: museumsnorfolk.org.uk

Grimes Graves

Grimes Graves Flint Mine

Grimes Graves is 35 acre field full of a unusual depressions near Thetford forest. The holes are not actually graves but the disused shafts of ancient mines, dug by Neolithic man around 5000 years ago. Excavated in 1870, they are claimed to be the world's oldest known mines in existence and were dug to extract flint for the use in making Neolithic tools. One of the shafts is open to the public with several radiating galleries (Note: under 5s are not allowed into the mine). Run by English Heritage*

Opening times: Apr~Sep, daily 10am to 6pm; Oct, Thu-Mon 10am to 5pm Admission Charge*
Location: Thetford, IP26 5DE - Tel: 01842 810656 - Website
Facilities: Parking, shop

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Outdoor adventure centre for the whole family, located in 26 acres of picturesque woodlands, with climbing frames, zip wires, rope swings, climbing walls and many more fun activities.

Opening times: daily from 10am, call to book - Admission Charge
Location: Sheringham NR26 8TS
Tel: 01263 824514
Website: hilltopoutdoorcentre.co.uk

Merrivale Model Village

Set in over one acre of attractive landscaped gardens, this enchanting 1/12th scale miniature village features lakes and waterfalls, a working fairground, quarry, houses, shops and a model railway. Other attractions include mini crazy golf, an old penny arcade and traditional tea rooms.

Opening times: times vary, see website for details - Admission Charge
Location: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG
Tel: 01493 842097
Website: merrivalemodelvillage.co.uk

Pettitts Adventure Park

Family fun Adventure Park with everything for young children to enjoy, including fun rides, adventure play areas, live shows and animals to see, pet and feed.

Opening times: times vary see website for details - Admission Charge
Location: Church Rd, Reedham, Norwich NR13 3UA
Tel: 01493 700094
Website: pettittsadventurepark.co.uk

Pleasurewood Hills

Family theme park with family rides, thrill rides, kids rides, shows and attractions.

Opening times: see website for details - Admission Charge
Location: Leisure Way, Lowestoft NR32 5DZ
Tel: 01502 586000
Website: pleasurewoodhills.com

St Georges Distillery

Whisky Barrels

The home of traditional single malt English whisky, produced from the finest Norfolk barley. Regular distillery tours, free tastings, coffee shop, gift shop and World Whisky Shop. Set in beautiful grounds alongside the River Thet.

Opening times: daily 10am to 5.30pm - Free Entry
Location: Harling Road, Roudham, Norfolk NR16 2QW
Tel: 01953 717939
Website: englishwhisky.co.uk

Windmills

horsey windpumpA number of old restored windmills can be found across Norfolk. Mainly of 18th century origin, they were used for various means including grinding grain and pumping water from the low lying fenland areas to drain the land for agricultural use. One of the most picturesque of these old pumping mills can be found at Horsey (shown right), hear Hickling Broad.

One of the finest corn windmills, which is still in working order and also open to the public, can be found at Great Bircham. Regular tours are available of the inside of the mill and its machinery. The mill's tea room serves refreshments, home-made cakes and cream teas.

Opening times: Easter~Sep, 10am to 5pm Free Entry
Location: Great Bircham, PE31 6SJ - Tel: 01485 578393 - Website
Facilities: Parking, café, bakery shop


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