Family Fun in Norfolk

Amazona Zoo

Amazona Zoo - Cromer

Set in secluded grounds in Cromer on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, Amazona Zoo is a unique and fun day out for the whole family - home to over 200 animals from tropical South America, including jaguars, monkeys, peccaries, otters, owls, macaws, parrots, capuchins, spiders, snakes, flamingos, rheas, guinea pigs, iguanas, caimans, pumas and tapirs.

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Amazonia World of Reptiles

Amazonia World of Reptiles - Great Yarmouth

Norfolk's living Rainforest, this seafront attraction offers close encounters with over 50 species of snakes, lizards and insects in a tropical jungle environment.

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Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo - Banham

Voted best large attraction in the Tourism in Norfolk Awards 2010, Banham Zoo is a fun-filled family day out and home to over 1000 animals from around the world.

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BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood - Hoveton

Award-winning, innovative adventure park for the whole family with magical treehouses, boat trips, marsh walks and intriguing characters, bringing the Norfolk Broads to mystical life.

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Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway - Aylsham

Delightful nine-mile narrow gauge steam railway connects Aylsham and Wroxham by following the River Bure through meadowland and ancient pastures.

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Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway - Wroxham

Delightful nine-mile narrow gauge steam railway connects Wroxham and Aylsham by following the River Bure through meadowland and ancient pastures.

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Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre

Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre - Downham Market

A wide variety of tame animals and their young at close quarters, with nature walks, gardens, adventure playground and tractor rides.

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Dinosaur Adventure Park

Dinosaur Adventure Park - Lenwade

Jurassic-themed attraction in 100 acres of woods with dinosaur trails, fun barns, adventure parks, deer park and creepy crawlies.

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Extreeme Adventure

Extreeme Adventure - King's Lynn

High ropes adventure course among some of the tallest trees in England, with Britain's highest descender jump and longest zip wire.

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Funky Monkeys

Funky Monkeys - Norwich

Norfolk's only purpose-built roller skating rink, with a designed adventure playground area including new laser guns.

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Go Ape Thetford

Go Ape Thetford - Thetford

Tree top adventure playground in Thetford Forest, Britain's largest lowland pine forest, with adrenalin-pumping ropes and zip wires.

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Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail - King's Lynn

Six acres of delightful gardens with 13 bridges, a natural trout stream, nature trail, kingfisher hide, grass paths and tea rooms.

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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach - Great Yarmouth

East Anglia’s most popular tourist attraction: a free entry amusement park on the seafront with white knuckle rides and all the fun of the fair.

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Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre

Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre - Great Yarmouth

Seaside-based aquarium with over 1000 creatures including sharks, seahorses, penguins, rays, turtle breeding and dwarf crocodiles.

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Gressenhall

Museum of life on the land in an historic workhouse in 50 acres of unspoilt grounds, home to rare breed and traditional farm animals.

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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary - West Runton

Five breeds of heavy horses, other rescued animals, Farming Bygones Museums, Blacksmith Days and a children's play and activity area.

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Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Hilltop Outdoor Centre - Sheringham

Education centre in 26 acres of private woodland with panoramic coastal views, offers family fun adventure days and activities.

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Hulabaloos

Hulabaloos - Wymondham

Fun for under 12’s in this exciting play centre with laser parties, ball pits, a well-equipped enclosed outdoor play area, arts and crafts activities and a café.

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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary - Hunstanton

Indoor aquarium with sharks, seahorses and rays, a seal hospital and rescue centre, penguins and otters and many other creatures of the deep.

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Joyland

Joyland - Great Yarmouth

Long-established small children’s theme park with three roller coasters, including the ever-popular Snails ride . The Joyland American themed diner is next door.

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Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village - Great Yarmouth

Nostalgic miniature recreation of village life with a model railway, set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens near the sea front.

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Norwich Punting Company

Norwich Punting Company - Norwich

Chauffered hour-long punting trips on the River Wensum with fascinating commentaries on historic Norwich. Haunted river tours at night are a popular option.

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Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre - Norwich

Housed in a listed medieval church near Norwich Cathedral, this internationally renowned theatre is dedicated to pioneering puppetry with year round children’s shows and workshops.

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Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park - Reedham

A great day out for children in this ‘three parks in one’ atttraction - rides include a miniature railway, live shows and animals galore, some in a petting area.

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Play Barn

Play Barn - Norwich

A countryside play centre for smaller children with friendly farm animals, pony and tractor rides and inside play activities in the bouncy barnyard.

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Playland

Playland - Wells-next-the-Sea

An indoor adventure play area for children aged from two to eleven; colourful and safe slides, ball pits and foam ball cannons provide energetic entertainment.

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Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park - Lowestoft

The region’s biggest and best theme park with thrill and family rides and spectacular shows - all in a 50 acre wooded coastal park.

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Poppy Line North Norfolk Railway

Poppy Line North Norfolk Railway - Sheringham Norfolk's Top Ten

A nostalgic steam train journey through rolling countryside in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the 'Poppy Line' North Norfolk Railway hasn't changed much since service commenced in 1887. The 10-mile round trip connects the traditional seaside resort of Sheringham and the Georgian market town of Holt on a steam locomotive journey that passes primroses, bluebells, yellow gorse and, at the end of the year, the fabulous poppies that give the line its nickname.

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Priory Maze & Gardens

Priory Maze & Gardens - Sheringham

In the atmospheric setting of the ruined Beeston Priory, enchanting natural gardens and Norfolk’s only traditional hedge maze.

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Aylsham

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Aylsham - Aylsham

Redwings’ newest visitor centre in North Norfolk opened in April 2013. Situated in idyllic countryside just 12 miles from the centre of Norwich, Redwings Aylsham is home to nearly 50 horses, ponies, and donkeys. On site, the Redwings team offer regular walking tours as well as demonstrations in horse care. Facilities include a gift shop full of horsey souvenirs as well as a café offering warm drinks and delicious snacks. There is also an outdoor children’s play area.

Visitors can support the work of Redwings by sponsoring one of the centre’s friendly resident ‘Adoption Stars’, either for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. A year’s membership to the Redwings Adoption Club costs just £12.50! Redwings Aylsham is home to some of the charity’s most charming Adoption Stars, including stunning Friesian mare Maya, the very handsome Gulliver, cheeky donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko, and Redwings’ notorious herd of Shetlands, known collectively as ‘The Gangsters’.

Open from 10am to 4pm Fridays to Mondays all year round.
Free entry and parking

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