Thursford Collection 

Poppy Line Steam Railway

 

Bure Valley Railway 

 Crabbing at Blakeney

 Wells and Walsingham Railway

 

Dinosaur Adventure Park 

 

 

 

 Mid Norfolk Railway

 

 

 Bewilderwood

Barton House Railway 

Extreeme Adventure 

 

 

Go Ape 

 

Go Ape 

Fakenham Superbowl 

 Splash

Breckland Waterworld and Leisure Centre 

Pensthorpe 

Amazona 

Hunstanton Sealife Sanctuary 

Snettisham Park 

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse 

 Church Farm Stow Bardolph

 

Family Days Out

Thursford Collection

Visit the Thursford Collection one of the world’s largest steam engines and organs. 

Thursford Christmas Shows are dazzling Christmas spectaculars, one of the best Christmas shows of all time in Britain today. 

www.thursford.com

Poppy Line Steam Railway, Sheringham

The North Norfolk Railway offers far more than just a train ride, experience yesterday tomorrow with a day out travelling through some of Norfolk’s stunning coastal countryside.  The railway operates both steam and diesel trains, see the full schedule.  

 

www.nnrailway.co.uk

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham

Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' with country stations serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. 

The 18 mile round trip runs through the picturesque Bure valley countryside following the meandering river through meadowland and ancient pasture stopping occasionally at small country villages. 

www.bvrw.co.uk/

 

Crabbing, Blakeney, Wells or Cromer 

Crabbing is just excellent fun for the children with some great spots to fish from at Blakeney and Wells harbour or off the famous Cromer Pier.  Just make sure you check the tide times before you go.

www.tidetimes.org.uk/blakeney-bar-tide-times

www.tidetimes.org.uk/wells-bar-tide-times

Wells & Walshingham Light Railway

Visit the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotive ‘Norfolk Hero’ which was especially built for this line.

A great adventure for all the family, experience the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.


Enjoy our timetable service from the seaside and harbour town of Wells to the picturesque town of Walsingham, famed for centuries as a centre of pilgrimage. A scenic journey, with five bridges to enjoy.

www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk/

Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade 

A monster day out, armed with your Adventurers' Guide, explore and play in 100 acres of woods and parkland, discovering the amazing world of the dinosaurs on the dinosaur trail.  Meet the animals in the Secret Animal Garden, with educational activities and demonstrations.  Discover tribes and creatures on the Neanderthal Walk and enjoy the Raptor Racers, Jurassic Putt, Lost World A-mazing Adventure, Assault-o-saurus and Arachnophobia.  For a small additional charge, climb aboard and get close to our deer herd on our fascinating guided safari.

www.dinosauradventure.co.uk/

Mid Norfolk Railway, Dereham

The line is operational between Dereham and Wymondham, and we own the disused northern section from Dereham as far as County School. The line is intact (although derelict) as far as North Elmham, and a further mile of track will need to be re-laid in order to reach County School. Our long-term aim is to reach as far as Fakenham.

In addition to our passenger service to Wymondham, we also run fairly regular commercial freight trains, as well as the occasional railtour. These result in a wide variety of locomotives visiting Dereham from the main line from time to time, in addition to our fleet of heritage diesel locomotives.

www.mnr.org.uk/

Bewilderwood, Wroxham

A huge, award winning, forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Tree- houses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food!

BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical tree-houses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book, 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood' by local children's author Tom Blofeld; it's a wonderful, mystical land of brave, adventurous creatures that you may never see anywhere else in our world. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting day out for the whole family.

www.bewilderwood.co.uk/

 

Barton House Railway, Wroxham

Work on the Barton House Railway began in 1960 when the 3 ½” gauge track was laid and the steam locomotion ‘251’ began running after its restoration. This was joined by a second steam loco ’1442′, and an electric loco. In 1963 the railway was opened to the public.

In 1967 Honing East Signal box was rebuilt at Barton House Railway having been carefully dismantled from its original home at Honing Station where it had stood since 1901.

In 1979 work began on the 7 ¼” gauge Riverside Railway, with ‘Sparky’ the electric loco initially working this line, followed, in 1998 by our steam loco ‘Midge’.

In 2003 we opened the Museum, and welcomed our second 7 ¼” gauge steam loco ‘Edward Thomas’.

In 2005 the Friends of BHR helped us raise money towards a new Vulcan design electric loco for the Riverside Railway. Look out for it in action this season. It has been named “PAUL BOWER” in honor of the railways owner’s father who gave generously his time and skill to create the railway.

www.bartonhouserailway.org.uk/findus.php

 

Extreeme Adventure, Kings Lynn

Extreeme Adventure is a high ropes course built in some of the tallest trees in Eastern England, in the beautiful new wood  part of the Weasenham Woods, Norfolk.

Hours of adrenaline rushing family fun (must be 10 years of age plus) which takes aerial trekking to new extremes. Swing, climb and jump at 20ft or 40ft for the more adventurous! High up in the trees there are over 20 different elements to conquer. In addition there is a 3G swing, a 80ft fan descender jump and a 1,000ft zip wire, both respectively thought to be Britain's highest and longest!

www.extreemeadventure.co.uk/

 

Go Ape, Thetford Forest

The original ‘Go Ape’ and still the best, set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. 

Our Tree Top Adventure features a NEW Tarzan Swing, back-to-back black crossings (don’t worry, they’re optional!) and an Alpine zip that goes from tree to tree.

Now that’s worth shouting from the tree tops.

goape.co.uk/days-out/thetford

 

Leisure

Fakenham Superbowl,10 Pin Bowling

www.fakenhamsuperbowl.co.uk/  

Splash, Sherringham

Gym, Pool, Waterslide, Wave machine, Sauna, Multi-purpose sports court, Sunbed.

www.dcleisurecentres.co.uk/centres/splash-leisure-and-fitness-centre/  

 

Breckland Leisure Centre & Waterworld, Thetford

25 meter Competition Pool, Leisure Pool, 55 Station Gym, 6 Rink Indoor Bowls Green, Sports Hall & Spin Studio.

www.leisurecentre.com/Centre-Home/breckland-leisure-centre-waterworld-swimming-gym-spinning-tennis/30.aspx

 

 

Nature

Pensthorpe, Fakenham

There are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings here at Pensthorpe. Whether you want to explore the great wildlife walks, learn about our conservation projects, indulge in a spot of retail therapy, take lunch in our Courtyard Cafe, or just enjoy some of the best local gardens and birdlife for miles around, there is something to suit every taste.

www.pensthorpe.com 

Amazona Zoo, Cromer

From 1st April until 1st November, we are open daily from 10am to 5pm

www.amazonazoo.co.uk/

 

 

Hunstanton Sealife Sanctuary

Open to visitors every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep in the spectacular indoor aquarium.  This is combined with a seal hospital, and rescue centre for penguins and otters.

www.sealsanctuary.co.uk/hunt1.html

 

Snettisham Park

Snettisham Park is a 329 acre Working Farm. A trip to us can involve many exciting adventures from seeing lambs being born, to our spectacular 45 minute deer safari where you will meet our magnificent red deer herd. You can bottle feed lambs, collect fresh farm eggs, as well as taking a walk on one of 3 trails.

There is also the chance to relax in our newly opened Visitor Centre. Enjoy light refreshments on the terrace with views out over our magnificent cattle and sheep pastures. 

www.snettishampark.co.uk/default.aspx 

 

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Dereham

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the Historic workhouse, Museum of life on the land, traditional farm with rare breed animals all in beautiful un-spoilt grounds.

The museum is a great day out whether you want to learn about the lives of Norfolk people in the past or relax and have a good time with your friends and family. You’ll need a whole day to begin to discover all its wonders.

 

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse

/index.htm

 

Church Farm Stow Bardolph, Downham Market

Church Farm is a Rare Breed’s Centre where you can make friends with a wide variety of tame animals and experience all their young at close quarters throughout the season. To help you be able to view the wide variety of animals we have a tractor ride which will take you to see all of the rare breeds.  Join our Gamekeeper on a fascinating guided nature walk around Church Farm and Stow Estate. He will amaze you with his foresight and knowledge of the countryside. Learn about the native species of birds, animals, insects and much much more.

You can make a day of it and have a homemade lunch or bring a picnic to enjoy in our picnic area.

www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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