Top 10 things to do with the kids!

With the summer holidays not far off check out our ultimate guide for fun for all the family in East Anglia. Everything from nature trails and scavenger hunts to going wild in the city!

Crabbing in East Anglia

Crabbing on the coast

For no more than the cost of a crabbing line and a piece of bacon you could be all set to catch some nippy crustations along the coast of East Anglia. Our favourite spots are Walberswick in Suffolk and Blakeney Quay in Norfolk.

Crabbing at Walberswick

Crabbing at Blakeney

Taverham Mill

Scavenger Hunt at Taverham Mill

A fantastic scavenger hunt across the beautiful Taverham Mill Nature Reserve! Delve through the different habitats to search for natural elements to build a bug hotel. The two mile trail winds along the Wensum, across meadows and through the pine forest, the perfect family day out. Kids go FREE, adults £3.

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Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk

Nature Trail at Strumpshaw Fen

Visit RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, a magical place for close encounters with wildlife. Take part in their nature trail this half terms and celebrate all that spring has to offer on this fantastic nature reserve. And for those that complete the trail, there may be a small prize to had! 

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West Runton Beach, Norfolk

Finding Fossils

With over 20,000 fossil finds a year, along Norfolk's ever chnaging Deep History Coast, who knows what you might find when wandering along the coast of East Anglia.

All you need is a bucket to hold your finds and an eagle eye, so what are you waiting for? Pick a beach and get hunting!

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping at Redgrave & Lopham Fen

Home to insect-eating plants and Britain's biggest spider, the fen raft spider, this dramatic fenland landscape is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and the source of the River Waveney.

The fen is a wild watery landscape of sedge, rush, heath and hundreds of pools created over many centuries by local people as they eked out a living, digging peat for fuel and cutting reed and sedge for thatching.

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The Forum, Nowich

Wild in the City

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Norfolk Wildlife Trust. To celebrate we will take over the Forum in Norwich between 21 May and 5 June with plenty to see, do and join in with!

Explore our amazing indoor pond for freshwater minibeasts. Watch ‘live from the hide’ footage of waders from Cley Marshes and species you might spot in your own garden. Listen to nature-inspired stories in our woodland stowaway and wildlife inspired stories every day at 12 noon.

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Be a King or Queen for the day

Once a fearsome fortress, muster your courage and explore Framlingham Castle's towering walls. It was behind these walls that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. Discover more of Framlingham's stories in our exhibition, and walk the ramparts of the castle to enjoy its breath-taking views.

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Brandon Country Park

Brush up on your bushcraft

Head to Brandon Country Park and join bushcraft expert Ray Chin of Back to Wilderness with an introduction to the world of bushcraft, survival & wilderness living. You will cover basic skills to surviving in the wild and it'll be down to you to practice those skills and what better place than the countryside of East Anglia!

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Poppy Line, Norfolk

All aboard!

For a different way to explore the gorgeous East Anglian countryside and unique towns take a trip on one of our fantastic heritage railways. From the coastal veiws on the Poppy Line to Norfolks longest narrow gague steam railway across the stunning Broads National park, you are spoilt for choice.

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Boat hire on the Broads

Bobbing along on the river

Stretching across Norfolk and Suffolk, the Broads are more than 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside with picturesque towns and villages and many riverside restaurants and pubs to visit. That’s more waterways than Venice! What beter way to discover the idyllic wildlife filled waterways than on a canoe or kayak?

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