Family attractions in East Anglia
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main Road, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8DD
Independently run and part of national network of tourist information centres. Hundreds of leaflets we've got on display and get your queries answered. Excellent selection of maps, guide books, postcards and other printed material for sale.
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.
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.
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.
Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ
The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.
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!
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.
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
A garden of inspiration beauty with an eclectic range of horticultural styles from traditional to modern providing year round interest.
The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BH
Beccles Broads Information Centre.
Paycockes, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS
Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ
Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.'
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
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.
Chalk downland within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, adjoining the Icknield Way long distance footpath.
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.
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.
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.