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As it’s English Tourism Week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate some of Norwich and Norfolk’s finest attractions! Want to spend some quality time with the kids? Looking for a fun day out with friends? Well, this list is a good place to start!
Check individual websites before heading out as some only accept pre-booked tickets. Also remember Hands, Space, Face to keep everyone safe!
1. Cryptic Escape
For a unique experience, why not try an escape game? A great way to test your skills under pressure, it’s guaranteed fun for family, friends or even for an office party! There are 6 different rooms across 2 locations at to enjoy. Games from £45 for two.
2. History Mystery
If you’re a lover of history, you’ll definitely enjoy History Mystery escape games. Games are curated in amazing historical locations, such as an entire church or an underground medieval street! Prices start from £40 for two.
3. City Escape Games
Liking the idea of a challenge for your brain, but not so keen on being indoors? City Escape Games offers the perfect solution. Book a self-guided city adventure and solve cryptic puzzles across Norwich’s top sights. From only £24.99.
4. Eaton Park Crazy Golf
Affordable fun that’s perfect for families looking to enjoy the sunshine, or for an afternoon of laughs with friends. Eaton Park Crazy Golf is a must-do for visitors to the park. Adult tickets £4.50, children 3-7 years £3, and children 8-16 years £3.50. Or pay only £10 for a group of three, £13 for four, and £16 for five. Make a day of it by packing a picnic to enjoy, or you can visit the café at the park.
5. Wroxham Miniature Worlds
Are you a lover of model trains? Or perhaps you have a Lego fan in the household? Head to Wroxham Miniature Worlds – the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK – to discover some of the largest model train railways in the world on permanent display, a whole city made of Lego and so much more. There’s 10,000 square feet to explore! Children under 5 go free, children 5-15 £8.95 and adults £11.95.
6. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
With 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural planting, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is the place to be for wildlife enthusiasts. Take a wander through miles of woodland pathways and enjoy stunning views over its own private broad. Perfect for getting out and about when the weather is nice and you’re after a peaceful day out. Book ahead online for discounted tickets. Adults £7.95 and children £6.95.
Get ready to run wild at BeWILDerwood! Experience a huge and award-winning forest with a range of delights – treehouses, storytelling, marsh walks, boat rides and delicious food! Just on the outskirts of Norwich, it’s well worth popping out to enjoy. Under 92 cm free, 92 – 105 cm £17.50, over 105cm £19.50, 65 years + £12.50. Book tickets online here.
8. Amazona Zoo
With over 200 animals to see and learn about, Amazona Zoo is ideal for a family fun day out. Jaguars, monkeys, otters, owls, parrots, spiders and more are all waiting to be discovered. Located in Cromer, you need to book tickets in advance online. Adults £11.50, children £8.50, or grab a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) for only £35.
9. Holkham Hall
Travel a little further out to the North Norfolk coast and you’ll find Holkham Hall, a magnificent estate with gorgeous parkland to explore. Take a stroll through the grounds and see if you can spot the deer that live there, or perhaps have a romantic boat ride on the lake? There’s also lots of events on, whether you’re looking for family fun or want to discover the history of the hall. Find out more here.
10. Houghton Hall
Pretty walled garden? Outdoor art and sculpture exhibitions? Gorgeous grounds? All of this can be found at Houghton Hall in Kings Lynn. Book a visit now to see Tony Cragg at Houghton. The celebrated British sculpture has curated the exhibition, showcasing some of his best work in the grounds and historic interiors of the hall. Adults £18, under 18 years free of charge.
11. Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Have a peek at a collection of rare animals at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens in Great Yarmouth. Tigers, red pandas, snow leopards and more are waiting for you. You can even get a unique view of some of the animals from the wooden walkways. Adults £15.50, children £11.50, under 4 years free. Tickets must be booked in advance.
12. Pensthorpe Natural Park
Need some space for the kids to run around? Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, a 700-acre nature reserve, could just do the trick! With a woodland conservation park, interactive trails and eco play areas as well, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Adults £12.95, children and seniors £11.95.
13. Bure Valley Railway
Hop on board Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway at the heart of The Broads. Travel between the historic market town of Aylsham and Wroxham on an 18-mile round trip aboard a steam engine. Soak in the sight of the pretty and idyllic Bure Valley countryside as you fly past meadowland and ancient pastures. Return tickets £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and free for under fours.
14. Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
The 85-acre park offers true family fun adventure of a Jurassic nature, including animatronic dinosaurs in natural settings, Dippy’s Splash Zone, Predator High Ropes, Secret Animal Garden and Dinomite – Norfolk’s largest indoor play area. Plus, opening from 29th May is Dippy’s Theatre. A 228-seat venue which houses a large 2D screen and stage which will bring Dippy to life with live stage shows and performances! Tickets £14.95 Adults and Children. Children under 90cm free.