Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Eastwood Whelpton
c/o RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3BY, Tel: 01728 648281
Avoid the crowds and enjoy superb views across the Alde Estuary on this remote Suffolk heathland, surrounded by fantastic wildlife.
Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DE, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grime’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons.
Riverside Road, Wroxham, Norwich, NR12 8UD, Tel: 01603 782625
Our Day Launches seat up to eight people comfortably with cushioned seating and easy to fold away canvas cover. Easy to operate, no experience required, full tution given. Perfect for families, school parties, couples and groups of friends.
Fen Drayton Road, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RB, Tel: 01954 233260
A network of paths help visitors explore our lakes and meadows beside the River Great Ouse, near St Ives. Enjoy warblers, great crested grebes and dragonflies in summer, starling roosts in autumn, and ducks in autumn and winter.
99 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JH, Tel: 01638 667333
Discover the stories of racing - the people, the horses and the history. From the early royal origins of the Sport of Kings at Newmarket to its modern-day heroes. Ride the racehorse simulator and experience the excitement of a race.
Welches Dam, Manea, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0NF, Tel: 01354 680212
RSPB nature reserve in the heart of the fens, with 10 bird-watching hides and a visitor centre.
Station Road, Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 9AD, Tel: 01842 863400
What was once arable farmland is now a thriving wetland, home to elusive bitterns, charming bearded tits, and elegant cranes as well as a host of other wetland wildlife.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600
Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600
Enjoy and invigorating walk, run or cycle ride along miles of surfaced pathways, explore the River Lee by boat, watch the wildlife go by or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.
Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR, Tel: 01473 604206
Share the good life with Jimmy’s Farm… home to the Essex Pig and to TV Presenter Jimmy Doherty, it really is a great family day out.
The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.
Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9BP, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th Century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939
Colchester Castle is temporarily closed for 2013 for an exciting redevelopment. We will be creating new museum displays and improved visitor facilities. The Castle will re-open for Easter 2014. Visit our website for further details
62 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH, Tel: 01603 218300
The most complete Norman Cathedral in England, discover stunning architecture, history and heritage. Free entry and free tours available.
Skylark Country Store and Garden Centre, Manea Road, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0PA, Tel: 01354 741212
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard hosts East Anglia’s largest maize maze, covering over twelve acres! The funyard has go-karts, bouncy castles, football shoot-out, mega slide, plus new games for 2012! Fun for the whole family, all day!
4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH, Tel: 01493 855746
Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour. Discover the hoard of Civil War coins and try on Tudor costumes.
Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, Tel: 01376 563796
A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3NF, Tel: 01473 288886
Rendlesham Forest Centre is the main recreation area for the Sandlings Forests. The play equipment and cycle park will give you a fun Forest Experience!
North Brink Brewery, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1LW, Tel: 01945 583160
Traditional 18th century family brewery. Four acre garden with many delightful features. Visitor Centre, tearoom and licensed bar.
34 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN, Tel: 01493 331148
Yesterday's World, located on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile with life-size Victorian streets and shop displays, there's fun for the whole family! Ride our full sized Victorian carousel and marvel at how many original exhibits we have here.
The Cathedral Office, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS, Tel: 01284 748726
Suffolk's cathedral is open daily for visitors, tourist and pilgrims. Tours, shop, restaurant, art exhibitions, music recital all available as well as the daily services.
The Street, Gooderstone, Norfolk, PE33 9BP, Tel: 01603 712913
Water gardens covering 6.5 acres, with trout stream, four ponds, waterways, mature trees, colourful plants, kingfisher hide, nature trails and 13 bridges. Tearoom with home-made cakes and disabled toilets.
Mill Road, Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, SG8, Tel: 01763 208978
A 100-acre nature reserve incorporating a nature trail and 3 bird-watching hides. Attractions include unspoilt wetland scenery and birdlife including the kingfisher.
115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE, Tel: 01603 663922
Dragon Hall is a magnificently restored Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall. It opens as a museum and is a venue for educational, cultural and community events.
Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RS, Tel: 01223 359750
Established in 1910, we are Cambridge’s oldest and friendliest punting company.
Lincs Wash Reserves, Roads Farmhouse, Frampton Roads, Frampton, Cambridgeshire, PE20 1AY, Tel: 01205 724678
RSPB Frampton Marsh boasts one of the best areas to see wildlife in the county. We have a brand new visitor centre with refreshments and toilets, and three wildlife watching hides, all wheelchair and pushchair accessible.