Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Hinchingbrooke Country Park
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.
The Visitor Centre, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ, Tel: 01708 899840
RSPB Rainham Marshes is a unique nature reserve which has been restored to a grazing marshland following 100 years of use as a MoD shooting range.
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.
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.
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, Tel: 01268 498620
Come and see us in our new RSPB visitor centre, which includes state-of-the-art CCTV putting the secrets of the natural world right in front of your eyes. Open daily, all year round, 10 am – 5 pm.
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.
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.
Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA, Tel: 01603 724381
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the UK and one of Norwich’s iconic buildings.
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.
Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Tel: 01767 627970
A unique historical collection of aircraft from a 1909 Bleriot to a 1942 Spitfire in flying condition, and cars dating from an 1898 Panhard in running order.
46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU, Tel: 01787 372958
Gainsborough’s House is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough RA and shows an outstanding collection of his work. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions is also on show throughout the year. Gift, coffee shop and garden.
Hartest, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 4EX, Tel: 01284 830 799
Stow Estate Trust, Home Farm, Stow Bardolph, Norfolk, PE34 3HT, Tel: 01366 382162
Farm fun for all the family - whatever the weather. Rare breed animals, tea room & gift shop.
C/O RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3BY, Tel: 01728 648281
This delightful nature reserve is superb for wildfowl in winter, butterflies and dragonflies in summer, and breeding marsh harriers, nightingales and bitterns.
Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 391153
RSPB Wildlife Garden with flower borders, wildflower meadow and orchard designed to create wildlife habitats and support biodiversity.
Beach Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4HS, Tel: 01493 731500
A stunning, dinosaur themed minigolf course. Nine holes of family fun, and why not try your hand at ‘panning for gold’ while you’re here! Floodlit at dusk.
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.
Rye Meads Visitor Centre, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JS, Tel: 01992 708383
A fantastic day out. See some fantastic wildlife. Explore this lovely nature reserve, just 8 miles north of the M25/J25.