Come Rain or Shine
Watch the sun rise; dance in the rain – Go outdoors!
Here are some of our favourite adventures - some in the city some outside the city...
Eaton Park is one of our most loved historic parks in Norwich but what makes it stands out is the Eaton Park Crazy Golf! Incorporating a variety of straightforward and slightly more challenging holes, the course is also wheelchair accessible and has central seating areas. It’s the perfect family outdoor activity. And it’s open in summer evenings.
Going outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t live life on the edge… Norwich Ghost Walks is an intriguing evening out to learn more about the dark side of Norwich. There’s no need to pre-book, so be as spontaneous as you like and find out some scary stories on a whim; just don’t pass out in the process okay? You’ve been warned – we’re not a city for the faint hearted! (We are really).
Take a trip to Amazona Zoo in Cromer (North Norfolk, 40 mins by car from Norwich) and enjoy some South American wildlife. It’s home to over 200 tropical animals including Jaguars, Monkeys, Snakes, Tapirs and Flamingos! Or visit Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens where species like the Sumatran Tigers inhabit.
For something more relaxing and leisurely, try Fairhaven Water Garden in the Broads – a wildlife garden thriving in ancient woodland. Take a boat trip, walk around the garden and finish it off with a lovely cuppa in the tearoom.
Fancy being in Downton Abbey for the day? Dress up and feel like you’re a part of the Crawley family and head to Somerleyton Hall. Widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain, it is open to the public until September. And if that isn’t enough for you, take a trip to Holkham Hall, home to the 8th Earl of Leicester! Both places are enriched with so much British history and culture, you’ll feel like you’ve been taken back to a life of decorum and prestige. Be sure to say hi to either of the Lords should you see them. Holkham is also offering Jazz in the Courtyard every Sunday in August!
As British weather is, well, very British, we know the chances of rain are possible (even in summer). So if you need to stay dry or even cool, head to Norwich Castle, Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts, Strangers’ Hall, or the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell!
Click here for more places to Explore and Experience!