Family attractions in East Anglia
Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Farm trail with pigs, sheep, cattle, chickens, ponies and pets. Daily milking demonstrations, gift shop, tea room, play areas. Please book in advance for group bookings and birthday parties.
The Cathedral Office, 12a Minster Precincts, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS
An undiscovered gem. Magnificent Norman architecture, unique 13th century nave ceiling and stunning West Front. Burial place of two Queens. Open daily. Tours by appointment. Visit the cathedral souvenir kiosk and refreshment facility.
King's Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER
One of the oldest (1911) least altered, purpose-built cinemas in Britain. Write for programme of films (enclose SAE) to Electric Palace Cinema, Kings Quay St, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER.
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.
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.
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.
Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.
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!
91 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF
Welcome to Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre. The friendly knowledgeable staff will be delighted to advise you on places to visit in the local area.
Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Aspley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY
Frogmore Paper Mill is the site of the world's first mechanised paper machine & offers visitors a unique insight into the world of paper and print. Visitor Centre, exhibitions, guided tours and hand paper making. Shop and cafe.
Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QZ
Tropical Wings Zoo is home to exotic animals, birds of prey and free flying butterflies in our Tropical House making it a great day out for everyone!
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.
Strumpshaw Old Hall, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norfolk, NR13 4HR
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.
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.
The Quay Office, Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NU
Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history.
Mander Car Park, Grafham Water, West Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0BX
An area of 150 hectares covering woodland, grassland, sheltered creeks and open water. Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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.
69 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DS
The friendly and helpful staff at Southwold Tourist Information can assist you with details of local attractions, accommodation bookings, local transport enquiries and National Express travel bookings. A must for all those planning a visit.
Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ
The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.
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.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL
One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!
Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7NQ
Providing unique safari tours, a visitor centre, tearoom and souvenir shop. Indoor and outdoor activities include farm animals and pets. There is an adventure playground and farm trails.
The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF
East Anglia's longest heritage railway operating between Dereham and Wymondham (11.5 miles). Dereham Station houses displays of railway memorabilia, a shop and buffet.
Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LX
Enjoy a walk through the woodland, across the commons or on the fine chalk down land on the Ashridge Estate.
The Estate Office, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
Historic house, home to the Lytton family since 1490. Formal gardens, dinosaur trail, tea-room, country park with adventure playground and miniature railway.
North Barn, Fairclough Hall, Halls Green, Weston, Hertfordshire, SG4 7DP
Jewellery design studio with a goldsmithing workshop on view to the public and a range of handmade jewellery to browse.