Family-Friendly Activities

Things to do with Children 

Norfolk for kids



BeWILDerwood Family Adventure Park – 11 miles

Great for ages 7 years and above, BeWILDerwood is an award-winning attraction and very popular with young families – a real day out with lots to see and do.  BeWILDerwood is a huge forest adventure crammed full of fun things for kids from 1-81 to see and do.



Wroxham barns – Hoveton – 13 miles

Head to Wroxham Barns this Summer for family fun, shopping, eating and crafts – it’s everyone’s favourite day out with plenty of free parking, no entry fee and pay-as-you-go activities.



Bure valley Railway – 18 miles


Experience a nostalgic trip by steam on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

The 18 mile round trip runs through the pretty Bure Valley countryside following the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pasture. Along the line are wayside halts serving the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.



Bressingham Railway – 19 miles

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

A charity since the early 1970’s, Bressingham is the home of one mans, Alan Bloom’s collection of plants and Industrial mainly Steam powered engineering. Open to the public since 1961. A place where he wanted a hands on approach for all the family to have fun.



Africa Alive – 15 miles

Africa Alive is an incredible day out for families with young children. There are a great variety of animals of all shapes and sizes and plenty of interactive opportunities. Click here for the website





Feed the giraffe at Africa Alive



Meet the Lions at Africa Alive



Pensthorpe bird park 29 Miles



Children with energy to burn will relish the challenge presented by our impressive outdoor eco-play area, WildRootz. The high-quality play equipment is both innovative and challenging in equal measure. There is also an excellent indoor play area, Hootz House.

01328 851465



Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Weston Longville – 17 miles


Life size dinosaurs hiding in the undergrowth plus activities for children and a playground. Perfect for little ones. Indoor and soft play areas, dinosaur-themed trail and play area Dippy’s Splash Zone! ,Ages 0-12.

01603 876310



Snettisham Park – 44 miles

A Very popular destination for our regular visitors, take part in a deer Safari, horse and Pony rides and the discovery trail.

01485 542425


Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens – 12 miles

With its well-deserved reputation for wildlife, it’s no surprise that the Broads is home to a range of attractions for the nature-loving family. Set in the heart of the national park, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens offers a chance to get up close and personal with a range of rare and beautiful animals – including tigers, leopards, primates, red pandas, birds and snakes.

As a progressive zoo, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens also plays a key role in preserving many species under threat due to the destruction of their forest habitat. Educational and inspiring, a visit to Thrigby Hall allows you the valuable opportunity to appreciate the majesty of these rare animals in real life.



Pettitt’s Animal Adventure Park – Reedham – 6.9 miles

If the wildlife of the Broads wasn’t enough to satisfy your senses, fear not. A day trip to Pettitt’s Animal Adventure Park should probably do the trick. Discover the park’s many activities and rides while spending time with some of the world’s favourite animals. A day out for people of all ages, the park boasts a crazy golf course, adventure playgrounds and its very own driving school.



Seal spotting off the north Norfolk Coast – 33 miles

Take a boat trip to see the SEALS in their natural environment basking on BLAKENEY POINT. The trip is suitable for all ages and can only be described as A “MUST DO” EXPERIENCE!



Seals at Horsey Gap – 18 miles


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