family days out in Norfolk - Bubbablue and me

Family days out in Norfolk

We love a day out whether it’s just a weekend day popping out somewhere, or a day out while on holiday.  I’m reliving my childhood visiting around the UK, near home and further away, and love sharing it with N. So if you’re looking for family days out in Norfolk, you’re in the right place.

This series of days out posts are based on round ups of places we’ve loved on our travels.  Hopefully it’ll make them easier for you to find, especially if you’re looking for recommendations for places to visit. I’ll also be including recommendations from other bloggers, because if you’re looking for guidance on where to go you want to hear from local people as well as visitors to an area.

family days out in Norfolk - Bubbablue and me

Museums, culture and history

Thursford Collection

Old fashioned steam engines, carousel, and time your visit to hear the wurlitzer concerts. Or visit for the Christmas Spectacular.

National Trust

Felbrigg Hall

Gorgeous hall including interesting servants quarters. Lovely formal garden and natural play area for children.

outside felbrigg hall

Wildlife and nature

Amazona Zoo 

Small zoo, easily walkable in a morning. Includes a basic cafe and small soft play.

Wroxham Barns

Junior farm, with chance to feed the animals and pet them, along with a small soft play area for wetter weather.

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Walks, indoor and outdoor play areas. Over 700 acres to explore.

Redwings horse sanctuary, Caldecott

Great for horses and donkey lovers, one of several Redwings around the country.

Sealife Centre, Great Yarmouth

Plenty of marine animals and fish, enjoy feeding times and educational visits

Norfolk Coastal Walk

Hemsby to Horsey, taking in 5 miles via cafes, and beautiful nature.

flamingoes at Amazonia zoo


Wells next the Sea and Cromer

Try beautiful Wells with lovely cafe and pretty beach huts or Cromer for fish and chips, traditional coastal town and fairground.

beach huts at Wells next the sea


Eaton Park 

Gorgeous park with historic buildings around performance area. Includes sports grounds, skate park and play park as well as a boating lake.

Dinosaur Park 

Full day out needed. Dinosaurs walk, neolithic models, plus lots of outdoor obstacles and play areas. Plus a farm and a few eating places.

High Lodge, Thetford Forest 

Cafe, plus walking or cycling trails, Go Ape and more


Themed adventure park based on the Bewilderwood books.


Plenty to do in Hunstanton including the aquarium, beach, fairground, leisure centres and more

bandstand at Eaton park
dinosaurs at dinosaur adventure park

Where to stay

Dunston HallNorwich

Beautiful hotel with golf, spa and leisure centre. Family friendly, just outside Norwich.

Eating out

Giraffe World Kitchen – great choice of cuisines for all family members

Turtle Bay Norwich – good veg and salad options, family friendly

The Warrener, Thetford – great value kids meal, pub styled restaurant from Whitbread

Giggling Squid, Norwich – good location for central Norwich, thai food, with pic and mix kids tapas choices.

Where would you add for family days out in Norfolk?

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