Spring - outdoors!

We’ve hibernated enough don’t you think? It’s time to shed those layers and get outdoors to enjoy all that Norwich and the area has to offer.

  1. In a land not too far away is a place called Pleasurewood Hills – a theme park for all the family! Go on some rides, get hungry and eat at the café, reenergise yourself and do it all over again. From rides that will make you scream for your life to something more relaxed and stoic (and something for the little ones to enjoy too), head to Pleasurewood Hills this Easter!
  2. What better way to appreciate the great outdoors and this beautiful, blooming season than to take a trip to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden? 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings – a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Let out the little kid within and fall in love with this magical world, filled with wildlife and animals! Not to mention, there are boat trips too for those of who who’d like to appreciate the scenery from the leisure of a seat on the water.
  3. Come with me and you’ll see a world of pure imagination… at BeWILDerwood, the curious treehouse adventure. Bring some magic into the kids’ lives (and yours) with fun and frolicking at this outdoor adventure wonderland, which any age can enjoy. Whether you want to go into a treehouse or travel a zip wire or listen to some stories with the twiggles and boggles of the world, it’s all here.
  4. Hire that bike which takes you all around the Broads with Broadland Cycle Hire! What better way to get some exercise, stop off and have a picnic, enjoy the landscape, and fully be at one with nature in the Broads National Park.
  5. Live life adventurously this Easter with Go Ape! Head to Thetford Forest for the day and really challenge yourself. Take the high-wire tree top adventure, zip trek, or Segway all over; you can exercise all that stress and post-winter blues away here. Who needs the gym when you can hang out like Tarzan and Jane?
  6. For more scenic vibes of Norwich and the area, a visit to our South Norfolk Market Towns is key. Diss, Loddon, Harleston and Wymondham are the perfect escapes for long walks around the county, basking in all the things we’re so proud to showcase. While you’re there, plan to go to a Farmers’ Market or locals’ market which take place weekly. All of the information can be found here!
  7. Learn about Norwich like a local with our Guided Walking Tours of Norwich. Fully trained and enthusiastic guides will help you explore the city, brimming with history and culture, all within 90 minutes. Make sure to note down all the lovely places so you can go back for more anther time. Booking in advance is advised.  Why not recruit the whole squad and have a walking day out with your loved ones.
  8. Hello picnic season! Make Mary Berry proud and create a Bake Off-worthy afternoon tea picnic (head to one of our many cafes and get the scones… we won’t tell) and take a trip to Raveningham Gardens - a traditional rural estate with over 5000 acres, or Somerleyton Hall - a stately Tudor period mansion with a garden and maze.
  9. Fancy being a captain for the day? The Broads National Park (which is extremely close to Norwich), is home to numerous places to hire a boat for the morning, afternoon or day – chose from something pretty basic to something rather grand with Herbert Woods, Barnes Brinkcraft and Broads Tours.
  10. A great walk is a good way to clear the mind whilst getting some gentle exercise (depending how quickly you walk!) and there are some truly great routes (long ones!) that start in Norwich – read all the details here. Or head to City of Stories and read about The Boudicca Way for yet another great walk!  


Head to our Outdoor Pursuits page for more ideas! 

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