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Family attractions in East Anglia


Angels & Pinnacles churches

St Michael's Church, Framlingham, Woodbridge, SUFFOLK, IP13 9BJ, Tel: 01502 578154, Email

St Michael's Framlingham is one of six magnificent hub churches in the Angels & Pinnacles project of 24 Suffolk churches.

Fineway Launch Hire
Broads TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Rhond, Hoveton (Wroxham), Norfolk, NR12 8UE, Tel: 01603 782309, Email

All weather heated day boats available all year from 2-11 people including children. Available from 8am to dusk.

Herbert Woods
Broads Tourism

Broads Haven, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Norfolk, NR29 5JF, Tel: 01692 670711, Email

Explore the newest member of the National Park family on board a Herbert Woods Day Boat or Canoe. Perfect for a spot of fishing or a secluded picnic, there is no better way to explore the Broads. Cruiser and Cottage holidays also available.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

c/o Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge, Saxmundham, IP17 1SP, Tel: 01728 687100, Email

Founded by Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh is home to a year round performance programme at world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and much more.

Broads Tours
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver AwardNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberBroads TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RX, Tel: 01603 782207, Email

Discover the Norfolk Broads by joining Broad Tours for a river trip on board a double decker passenger boat; all trips include an entertaining live commentary.

Houghton Hall
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE, Tel: 01485 528569, Email

Houghton Hall is one of the grandest Palladian Houses in England with magnificently furnished state rooms. Award winning 5 acre walled garden, Model Soldier Collection, Contemporary sculptures, restaurant & Gift shop.

Dinosaur Adventure
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Weston Park, Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JW, Tel: 01603 876312, Email

Voted Norfolk's best large visitor attraction 2013. A monster day out set in 100 acres of woodland. Dinosaur Trail, Secret Animal Garden, adventure play areas and lots more. Sat Nav: NR9 5JE.

Africa Alive - African Animal Adventure
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7TF, Tel: 01502 740291, Email

Suddenly, Africa is right on your doorstep! Enjoy a walking family safari through 100 acres of parkland with lions, rhinos, giraffes & many more!

Banham Zoo
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE, Tel: 01953 887771, Email

Wildlife spectacular which will take you on a journey to experience tigers, leopards and zebra plus some of the world's most exotic, rare and endangered animals.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Leisure Way, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4TZ, Tel: 01502 586000, Email

Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park has been refurbished making it an even more vibrant place for a day out for all the family.

The CanoeMan
Broads Tourism

10 Norwich Road, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RX, Tel: 0845 4969177, Email

TheCanoeMan is the largest canoe hire operator in Norfolk/North Suffolk. Enjoy a tranquil day's paddling with us from Buxton Lamas on the River Bure to Wroxham.

EDP Tourism in Norfolk AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW, Tel: 01692 633033, Email

An award winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. Treehouse, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling, marsh walks and really yummy food!

Wroxham Barns
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8QU, Tel: 01603 783762, Email

Traditional and contemporary crafts studios. Brewery, gifts, clothes, country food and fudge. Roses Centre. Meet the farmyard animals on Junior Farm, supervised activities every day. Children’s Funfair and Mini Adventure Golf Course.

Bure Valley Railway
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, Tel: 01263 733858, Email

Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

Mill Lane, Baylham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8LG, Tel: 01473 830264, Email

Working livestock farm. Friendly animals. Wheelchair access. Waterside walks. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet. Baby changing. Shop and café. Homemade food.

Go Ape Thetford
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

High Lodge Forest Centre, Off B1107 between Brandon and Thetford, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF, Tel: 0845 643 9215, Email

Go Ape is an award-winning forest adventure set in amongst the ancient woodland of Thetford Forest. You can enjoy their classic Tree Top Adventure or get off-road on their forest segways and there's even an adventure for Juniors under 10.

Hoveton Hall Gardens
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Hoveton Hall Estate, Nr Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RJ, Tel: 01603 782558, Email

Enjoy a family day out at Hoveton Hall Gardens. There is something for everyone to enjoy including the children’s activity trails, the recently restored rare 19th Century glasshouse and guided tours of the gardens.

Holkham Hall
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer PassThe Treasure Houses of England

Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, Tel: 01328 710227, Email

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect location, surrounded by acres of rolling parkland rich in wildlife and the nearby north Norfolk coast with its stunning beach.