With a farm full of  animals, various craft and gift shops, local produce, cafe and rose centre, Wroxham Barns is a great day out for everyone.

I have to confess, despite being an adult, Wroxham Barns, specifically its Junior Farm, is one of my favourite places in Norfolk. It has this relax country air that just makes me feel right at home. Not to mention a whole host of animal residents. From inquisitive sheep to noisy geese it’s a brilliant place to be.

If you go in Spring/Summer then you may find yourself face with an array of baby animals. This makes May/June/July the best time of year to visit.

There’s also feed on sale so if you are feeling brave you can buy some to feed to the animals. On my last visit there they had the two most enormous pigs I’ve ever seen. Hairy, snorty, beautiful beasts.

Alongside Junior Farm there is much more to do. There’s a playground for the kids, comprising of logs, tunnels and a slide. I remember many a funtime had on that playground when I was kid.

There’s also Bill LeGrice roses, selling a wide range of roses as well as other plants and shrubs. There’s also the fantastically decadent Fudge Shop, in which I could spend a fortune. And for you local food lovers there is Country Foods. They sell all manner of jams, beers, sauces and much more.

Oh and we can’t forget the funfair, a great way to keep the kids (and most adults) busy during the summer holidays.

Wroxham Barns:

Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU

Map and directions

01603 783762


Open: 10am-5pm

Admission:  £3.95 for Junior Farm, everything else free including parking.