40 Things To Do In Norfolk With Kids.

40 Things To Do In Norfolk With Kids.

I may be biased, but Norfolk is a truly beautiful part of the country. If you are after chills instead of thrills or you are seeking adventure, Norfolk is the place to be. With a little research you’ll find somewhere to visit in Norfolk with kids that the whole family is sure to love. Below is an extensive list of fantastic family-friendly places to visit and things to do in Norfolk. If your favourite place isn’t on the list please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the post and tell me where it is and why you love it. I’d love to keep this list updated regularly so that both locals and those who are visiting Norfolk with kids can make the most of what is on offer.

  1. We love Bewilderwood. It’s a magical family day out featuring boat rides, face painting and lots of fun and adventure.
  2. Norwich Castle – if you are visiting Norfolk with kids, then you’ve probably already had Norwich castle recommended to you. Until last summer, I had never visited, but since we attended a press event there we’ve been back again on two occasions! Both of the children absolutely love it. 
  3. Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure –  check out what we thought of the recently opened Predator High Ropes here.
  4. The recently refurbished Sea Life Hunstanton is fascinating. The animals in their care are truly beautiful and it’s right on the seafront which offers stunning views.
  5. Sandringham House – country house with museum of royal life and 400 acres of country park and gardens.
  6. What can be more exciting than crabbing in Cromer?
  7. The Seals at Horsey are a sight to behold and are sure to captivate kids of all ages.
  8. Happisburg lighthouse is one of Norfolk’s hidden gems. It’s the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer.
  9. Norfolk Broads – spend the day floating along the Norfolk Broads with a hired boat. It’s truly beautiful.
  10. Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is perfect for children of all ages.
  11. Pensthorpe Natural Park is an incredibly peaceful park with a fantastic indoor play area.
  12. Banham Zoo allows you to get up close and personal with a beautiful array of animals from all over the world.
  13. Bressingham Steam And Gardens – take a wander around the gardens which are renowned worldwide for their excellence or ride one of the many locomotives or steam gallopers.
  14. Theatre Royal Norwich is right in the heart of the city centre and tickets are available for a wide variety of productions for both adults and children.
  15. Time And Tide Museum is Norfolk’s third largest museum. Set in one of the UK’s best preserved Victorian Herring curing works, it tells the story of Great Yarmouth.
  16. Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is home to a collection of rare animals from Asia including tigers, crocodiles and gibbons. The gardens are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Parking is free and you will also find several picnic areas, a cafe and a gift shop. There are also play areas to suit children of all ages.
  17. Marriott’s Way is a 26 mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route which follows the routes of two disused railway lines. It runs between the market town of Aylsham and the city of Norwich.
  18. Explore the ruins at Castle Acre Priory and visit the interactive exhibition.
  19. Wroxham Barns is an award-winning visitor attraction located close to the Norfolk Broads. Here you will find boutiques, craft studios, a kids’ farm, a fun fair and a restaurant.
  20. Norwich Market and Norwich Lanes – Norwich Market has something for everyone, it’s located just a stones throw away from Norwich Lanes, a beautiful part of the city which offers a wide range of quirky shops and places to eat.
  21. Merrivale Model Village is a theme park offering a model village, garden railway, penny arcade & mini-golf course.
  22. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a hit with both children and adults. Here you will find a rare breeds farm, a recreated workhouse and museum of life on the land.
  23. Looking for festive fun? Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular is a must-see.
  24. Melsop Farm Park is a fantastic day out for the whole family. Let the kids run wild in the indoor or outdoor play area whilst you sip on a hot coffee before heading outside to visit the animals.
  25. Gravity Trampoline Park is perfect for energetic children!
  26. Visit raccoon’s, lemurs, alpacas and many other animals at Pettitt’s Adventure Park before watching a show by Bingo The Clown. There are also several rides suitable for all ages and an indoor and outdoor play area.
  27. Splash Sheringham is, in my opinion, one of the best swimming pools in Norfolk. Perfect for hot summer days in Norfolk with kids.
  28. Funky’s Norwich offers roller skating fun for the whole family.
  29. Visit Dotty Pottery to paint your own ceramics. There is a wide range of ceramics to choose from for all tastes and ages.
  30. Grimes Graves is a grassy lunar landscape of over 400 shafts, pits, quarries and spoil dumps. It’s the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain.
  31. Hall Farm World Horse Welfare in Snetterton is home to 120 horses at any one time. There are a wide variety of horses and ponies to meet. You can explore the farm, meet the animals, and then stop off at the Feed Bucket Coffee Shop which is open at weekends, bank holidays and on Wednesdays during school holidays. Hall farm is dog friendly and FREE to visit.
  32. Norfolk is home to several beautiful beaches, Cromer is my favourite. 
  33. Fancy a spot of ten-pin bowling? There are several bowling alleys in Norfolk including Strikes in Dereham, Bowling House in Norwich and Super Bowl UK.
  34. Congo Rapids Adventure Golf at Norwich Family Golf Centre is great fun for children, parents and even grandparents!
  35. Namco Funscape on the outskirts of Norwich is a bowling alley like no other, visit on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy glow bowling which is great fun. Namco also features an arcade and gaming zone including modern and traditional arcade games and classic games such as pool and ping pong.
  36. Wymondham is a beautiful part of Norfolk just a short distance from Norwich. Little ones and teens can enjoy Wym Trails, 2 exciting, augmented reality (AR) trails which completely overlap so that you can explore as a family.
  37. Teens will absolutely love Sloughbottom Park BMX Track, suitable for children 9+, the park has plenty of green space and play equipment for young children so pack a picnic and take the whole family along to enjoy.
  38. Eaton Park is a wonderful escape from city life with something for everyone, pitch and putt, a skateboard and BMX park, tennis courts, miniature railway and model boating to name just a few. It’s a great place to visit during the warmer months, is pushchair friendly and even has onsite parking!
  39. Quasar Norwich is a disability friendly laser tag arena in Norwich city centre. It’s painless, contactless combat, suitable for 7+.
  40. Open Norwich is home to a climbing wall like no other. The 12 metre climbing wall is the tallest indoor wall in Norfolk which offers specialised climbing harnesses and equipment, designed to provide access to climbing for individuals with a range of physical, visual, sensory and learning disabilities.

Can’t see anything you like the look of here? Check out Family Days Out On A Budget In Norfolk, my guide to exploring Norfolk with kids on a budget.

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2 Comments

  1. 08/08/2018 / 14:09

    I literally never get bored in Norfolk. It’s fab there isn’t it. It’s my number one staycation location.

  2. David Cameron
    06/06/2019 / 05:47

    Superb list. I’ve never been to Norfolk before but after checking some of these out, I’m guessing I’ll be planning a trip soon.

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