There are so many Norfolk attractions to choose from when planning a day out in our lovely county. I can’t say I’ve visited them all but here are a few that I just keep heading back to. Let us know what you think in the comments.
I think this is a very underrated Norfolk attraction. I visit multiple times a year, sometimes for a bit of shopping and other times to see the wonderful array of farm animals there. The Junior Farm is what draws me in but there’s also a funfair during the summer time, plenty of places to eat and lots of shops in which to buy souvenirs.
Wroxham Barns review on Love Norfolk
Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
www.wroxhambarns.co.uk / 01603 783762
This is a kids’ treehouse adventure playground. It’s shrouded in mystery with its own story. The whole place is hugely exciting for me, even as someone who doesn’t have children. I’ve been with family and have been up and down trees, slides and zip wires as much as the little ones. I really am a child at heart.
BeWILDerwood review on Love Norfolk
Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk,NR12 8JW
www.bewilderwood.co.uk / 01603 783900
Dinosaur Adventure Park
Dinosaurs and adventure, what more could you want? I’ve only been here once and it was in the days before Love Norfolk existed. It’s a very educational day out where families can learn all about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. There are also numerous play areas, a deer park and a crazy golf course.
Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW
www.dinosauradventure.co.uk / 01603 876310
Standing proud on a hill in the centre of our Fine City, this castle is truly something special. Not only is is a castle! (That’s reason enough to visit) but it’s also an amazing museum full of our local history, stuffed animals and the amazing Anglo Saxon and Viking Gallery. Head on up to the battlements for amazing views of the city. Or down to the dungeons for a creepy tour.
Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle / 01603 493625
A visit to Blakeney Point is always a good day out but the real attraction is the seals. There are a few local companies that take visitors out on boat trips to see the famous seals. There’s the chance to see both common and grey seals on these trips. You’ll also have the chance to see some rare and amazing birds, plants and other wildlife.
Morston Quay, Morston, NR25 7BH
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney / 01263 740241
There’s so much to do at the Norfolk Broads, from bird watching and boat trips to a cup of tea by the water. I’ve spent a fair few days on boats sailing between pubs on the broads. There’s always an abundance of wildlife to see and places to visit.
If you don’t want your own boat then perhaps take a look at some of the boat trips that travel up and down the broads. Or, if you want something a bit more exciting, how about renting a canoe for the day.
The Norfolk Broads now has its own app. Once downloaded, you can access walking trails, details of where to stay, things to see and much more!
These next two places aren’t quite Norfolk as they’re just over the border in Suffolk. However, they’re easy enough to get to and well worth a visit if you get the time.
I’ve only visited this attraction once but I was blown away by how awesome it was. A particular highlight was the lemur enclosure where you can get up close and personal with some beautiful ring tailed lemurs.
Africa Alive review on Love Norfolk
Whites Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF
www.africa-alive.co.uk / 01502 740291.
This theme park is well worth a visit. It might not be the most grand, with the scariest rides but it’s a great day out for all the family. Ride the fearsome Snake in the Grass or the new Wipeout. There are also family rides like the pirate ship, log flume and the lovely local-themed Tales of the Coast.
There’s also a number of other attractions and shows to be seen at Pleasurewood Hills. Take a look at the website for details.
Leisure Way, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR3 5DZ
www.pleasurewoodhills.com / 01502 586000