Family attractions in East Anglia
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
Weybourne Military Camp, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7EG
The Muckleburgh Military Collection is Norfolk's largest working Museum of military vehicles including tanks, guns & a large range of other weapons. Located at Weybourne Military Camp. Gift shop and restaurant.
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.
The Quay Office, Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NU
Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history.
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.
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.
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.
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY
A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.
Morston Visitor Information Centre, Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, NR25 7BH
One of Britain's foremost Nature Reserves, a 3.5 mile sand and shingle spit with colonies of breeding terns and seals.
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.
Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.
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.
Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.
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.