Family attractions in East Anglia
Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA
Contemporary gallery, art, clay and craft workshop, outreach programme. Gifts, refreshments, children's parties and studio space. Tues - Sat 10-4pm, Fri 10-5pm. Admission free.
The National Trust, Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6NE
Hatfield Forest is a rare surviving example of a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest. It has wonderful ancient trees which are like magnificent living sculptures. Visit the shore of the lake & find all the facilities you need.
Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY
Described as "London's own Eden Project", Butterfly World is in Phase II of development as the biggest butterfly experience in the world.
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.
Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN
A fascinating steam heritage railway, with a history dating back to the First World War, and an international working museum collection.
Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL
Wander through Sheringham Park and you will discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer Humphrey Repton. The park has colour, wildlife and stunning sea views.
Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
With 50 Acres of Magical Fun for Everyone, have a fabulous family day out at Marsh farm. Take part in many of the animal interactions and shows, including Pesky Pets Show, Pony Grooming and meet a Pet.
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!
c/o 8 Manor Road, Berney Arms, Norfolk, NR31 0QA
A most splendid and the highest remaining Norfolk marshmill with 7 floors. Built in the late 19thC by millwrights Stolworthy and situated on Halvergate Marsh.
The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7QJ
Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe.
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.
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.
Chalk downland within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, adjoining the Icknield Way long distance footpath.
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.
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.
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.
Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX
Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.
St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN
Medieval church converted to a puppet theatre in 1980, theatre spaces open for viewing except on performance days.
Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ
An elegant country house set in a magnificent landscape. Explore 114 acres of vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature all year round.
Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA
Melford Hall, the home of the Hyde Parker family, is an unassuming mellow brick mansion full of surprises with modern family photographs side-by-side with Tudor portraits, historic porcelain, naval artefacts and Beatrix Potter memorabilia.
Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 2BA
A mid-18thC mansion of architectural importance on the Great Ouse river. A family home with interesting ancestral possessions. To arrange a visit, please can you call 01480 459676.
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.
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.
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'.
Stocks Green, Castle Acre, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE32 2XD
Explore this beautiful priory and castle. Wander round the romantic ruins, discover the cloister, refectory and chapter house and hear about the lives of the monks with our audio tour.
Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX
The home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950 with literary and personal effects on display. 3.5 acre garden.