Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Wroxham and Hoveton
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781
Go wild at Lee Valley Park Farms! Meet all the animals from cuddly sheep to the loveable meerkat family. Explore the fantastic indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where the kids can go whooshing down the slopes on our toboggan run.
1 Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8TP, Tel: 01621 869015
An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.
Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF, Tel: 01799 522842
Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770 600
Enjoy a picnic, hop on a bike, explore the countryside, take a boat trip along the River Lee, discover wondrous wildlife or enjoy one of the many family events throughout the year.
Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455
20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.
The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0PR, Tel: 01234 767037
Country park with visitor centre. Bike hire, exhibition, cafe and bar, art gallery and shop.
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.
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.
Unit 3, Richmond Old Dairy, Gedgrave, Suffolk, IP12 2BU, Tel: 01394 450732
Havergate Island is a nature reserve situated in the River Ore. A short boat trip away and something very different.
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!
Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ, Tel: 01223 860988
These historic buildings tell the story of rural Cambridgeshire through the centuries. Denny Abbey’s many rooms have housed Benedictine monks, Franciscan nuns, Knights, Templars and Cambridgeshire farmers.
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.
The Library, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EN, Tel: 01787 881320, Email
6 Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1UZ, Tel: 01284 764667, Email
14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW, Tel: 01263 713312, Email
Light and spacious gallery situated on the Market Place in Holt's town centre. The gallery stocks the work of over 200 artists and craftspeople, displaying a wide range of unique and beautiful art from East Anglia and beyond.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email
St. Stephen's Church, St. Stephen's Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DP, Tel: 01473 258070, Email
Strumpshaw Old Hall, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norfolk, NR13 4HR, Tel: 01603 714535
Many steam engines, beam engines, mechanical organs, narrow gauge railway and a working toy train for children. There is also a cafe, gift shop, picnic area and free parking.
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Tel: 01206 330784, Email
Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.
The Walls, Essex, Tel: 01223 582700, Email
The remains of a church designed by Robert Adam and built in 1776, unusual in having towers at both the east and west ends.
Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, Tel: 01263 824329, Email
St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN, Tel: 01603 629921, Email
Medieval church converted to a puppet theatre in 1980, theatre spaces open for viewing except on performance days.