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Kid-Friendly Activities in Norfolk

Here’s a selection of some of the best things to do with kids in Norfolk – all within reach of our Barsham Barns family cottages.

1. Sea Life Sanctuary at Hunstanton

The Sea Life Sanctuary has otters, penguins and more than 30 permanent displays all showcasing the rich diversity of life under the waves. There’s a rescue sanctuary too.
01485 533576
www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

2. Banham Zoo in Attleborough

This Zoo has 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with innovative and exciting enclosures, providing sanctuary for almost 1000 animals ranging from big cats to birds of prey and shire horses.
01953 887771
www.banhamzoo.co.uk

3. The Thursford Collection in Thursford Green

The Thursford Collection has traction engines, mechanical organs, Wurlitzers and fairground rides.
01328 878 477
www.thursford.com

4. North Norfolk Riding Centre in Holkham

The North Norfolk Riding Centre offers lessons for all ages from beginners upwards and hacking in beautiful countryside. Occasional rides at Holkham for experienced riders only.
01328 820933

5. North Norfolk Railway

This steam railway takes you through some lovely Norfolk countryside on the trip from Sheringham to Holt.
01263 820800
www.nnrailway.co.uk

6. Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Another great day out for railway fans on this narrow gauge steam railway from Wells. Just a 20-minute drive from our family friendly cottages at North Barsham.
01328 711630
www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

7. Splash Swimming Pool, Sheringham

A great swimming pool with wave machine and waterslide.
01263 825675

8. Hunstanton Oasis Swimming Pool

Hunstanton Oasis is a leisure pool with flume and spa pool, squash court, sunbeds, cafe and fitness studio
01485 534227

9. Doodle Pots Café, Holt

A great day out and a chance to get creative by decorating your own pots and taking home a present you made yourself!
01263 713135
www.doodlepotsnorfolk.co.uk

10. Dinosaur Park, Weston Longville

Life size dinosaurs hiding in the undergrowth plus activities for children and a playground.
01603 876310
www.dinosauradventure.co.uk

11. Puppet Theatre, Norwich

Enchanting puppet theatre with changing programme throughout the year. Norwich is just a short drive from our cottages in North Barsham and Haveringland.
01603 629921
www.puppettheatre.co.uk

12. Glandford Shell Museum

The Shell Museum was built to house a collection of shells made over a period of sixty years by the late Sir Alfred Jodrell.
01263 740081
www.shellmuseum.org.uk

13. Crabbing

Get kitted out with a crabbing line, bucket and some bacon!
You can get kitted out with the essential equipment at shops in Wells, Blakeney, Brancaster and Burham Overy. Try Blakeney Quay, Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells Harbour Quay or any of the bridges on the marshes at Morston.

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