Family attractions in East Anglia
Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA
Blake House is one of the prettiest craft centres in Essex, home to twenty exclusive shops, Minigolf and maize maze.
Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6JN
Stondon Motor Museum has over 400 exhibits. Covering 100 years of motoring, displayed in 8 halls.
The Heath, St Ives Road, Woodhurst, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3BT
Bird of prey centre, offering 3 daily flying displays with audience participation, gift shop, Silent Wings tearoom, Raptor crafts shop. Various handling courses available. Small and large group visits. Schools visits.
The National Trust, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP
A window onto the lost landscape of the undrained Fens, Wicken Fen lets you get close to wildlife all year.
South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH
The Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth is home to the famous wooden Scenic Rollercoaster, Log flume, Twister, Monorail, Galloping horses, Caterpillar, Ghost train and Fun house. Height restrictions are in force on some rides.
Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ
An impressive timber-framed building dating from 1530. Originally the hall of the Guild of Corpus Christi, now a local museum, shop and tearoom.
Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2YP
Delightful museum. Commemorating history of the 306th Bombardment Group and the social impact of the 'Friendly Invasion' on the surrounding area during the war years.
14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW
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.
Horsey Staithe Stores, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EF
Fully restored historic drainage windpump with amazing views of the Broads and coast. The estate is an internationally important wildlife site and a premier Norfolk birdwatching area.
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US
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 Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW
Library dedicated to the 6,900 American airmen of the 2nd Air Division killed in action during WW2 flying from airfields in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Free range family fun in the Farm Park with all weather activities; farmyard friends, soft play, outdoor adventures, tractor & trailer ride, miniature train and more. Plus 60+ Craft Village shops & studios to discover.
Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AZ
Last working watermill on the Great Ouse. Beautifully set upon an island in the river. Great walking, cycling and horse-riding opportunities. Hands-on exhibits for all the family. Stone-ground flour often available to buy.
Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE
WW2 themed station, tea rooms and museum. Picnic area, orchard and footpaths. Open Sundays and Bank Holidays, Easter to September.
Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA
Ex-government HQ nuclear bunker buried 80ft underground. Complete with kitchen, dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, government administration room, 120 yard long entrance tunnel, communication and scientists room.
Gallery 2, The Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH
The Suffolk Craft Society's Gallery 2 showcases a diverse selection of contemporary designer crafts, all made entirely by professional crafts people in Suffolk, and all for sale!
Caldecott Hall, Beccles Road, Fritton, Norfolk, NR31 9EY
Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Great Yarmouth. This Quality Assured Visitor Attraction is home to more than 100 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and a visit makes a wonderful family day out.
The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BH
Beccles Broads Information Centre.
Chilford Hundred Hall, Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4LE
Chilford Hall Vineyard and Conference Centre is a culture rich estate with a 20-acre vineyard and conferencing facilities.
The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE
Ickworth is one of England's most extraordinary houses. A neoclassical mansion with its famous 'Rotunda', it was begun in 1795 as the inspiration of the 4th Earl of Bristol - the 'Earl-Bishop'.
Sandringham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
The country retreat of H.M. The Queen. A fascinating house, an intriguing museum and the best of the Royal gardens. Restaurant and shops.
Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ
One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
A large, world class collection of antiques, applied art, illuminating manuscripts, coins and paintings. Original buildings are mid 19thC with later additions, including the courtyard development.
Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3DJ
Remnant of the once extensive Sandling Heaths and one of Suffolk's most important nature conservation areas. Many excellent walks and access to beach.
Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR
Go back in time and discover the captivating world of Georgian theatre at the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.