Bewilderwood, Hoveton

A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food!

GoogleMapAddress: Horning Road, Hoveton, NR12 8JW
Tel: 01692 633033

Pleasurewood Hills

If you’re looking for a great day out with the whole family, Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft has it all. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions there’s something for everyone whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or not!

GoogleMapAddress: Leisure Way, Lowestoft, NR32 5DZ

Tel: 01502 586000

Thrigby Hall Wildlife & Gardens

At home in the landscaped grounds of Thrigby Hall is a special collection of rare animals from Asia. You will find endangered tigers, huge crocodiles, noisy gibbons and many more exciting animals.

GoogleMapAddress: Filby Road, Thrigby, Great Yarmouth NR29 3DR
Tel: 01493 369477

Pirates Cove, Great Yarmouth

Pirate’s Cove is an 18 hole Adventure Golf Course which has been entertaining visitors for more than 20 years… Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under cascading waterfalls…

GoogleMapAddress: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth,  NR30 2ER
Tel: 01493 331785

Pettits Animal Adventure Park

Family adventure park with domestic and exotic animals, kids’ rides, live entertainment and a cafe.


Bure Valley Railway

Experience a nostalgic trip by steam on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

GoogleMapAddress: Norwich Road, Aylsham, NR11 6BW or Belaugh Road, Wroxham, NR12 8UU

Sea Life, Great Yarmouth

Which sea creatures do you love the most? Magnificent Sharks, colourful Clownfish or perhaps inquisitive Sea Turtles? Does a clever Common Octopus grab your attention or do you prefer playful penguins? At SEA LIFE you can make up your mind and see them all

GoogleMapAddress: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth  NR30 3AH

Tel: 01493 330631

Jurassic Journey, Great Yarmouth

Jurassic Journey is an adventure back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Children and Adults alike will become trainee palaeontologist’s while completing the scavenger hunt, and dig for fossils with Prof. Possilfossil. 

GoogleMapAddress: Jurassic Journey, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EW
Tel: 01493 852239

Jump Warehouse, Great Yarmouth

Trampolining is one of the best exercises you can do, and it’s fun too! For kids, adults, and everybody in-between…

GoogleMapAddress: Main Cross Road, Gt Yarmouth Norfolk NR30 3NZ
Tel: 01493 853 389

Hirsty’s Maize Maze

Outdoor amusement park with a giant corn maze, play equipment, cafe & seasonal Halloween activities.

GoogleMapAddress: Yarmouth Rd Hemsby Gt Yarmouth Norfolk NR29 4NL
Tel: 07771 605797

Wroxham Barns

There’s so much to see and so much to do, whether you want a relaxing day with friends, a fun time with the family or a chance to indulge in some retail therapy, you’ll find it here.

GoogleMapAddress: Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QU
Tel: 01603 783762

Funkys Skate & Play, Norwich

Funky’s have a purpose built maple wood roller skating rink and amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors!

GoogleMapAddress: Spar Road, Off Vulcan Road, Norwich NR6 6AX
Tel: 01603 403220

MB’s Funhouse, Hemsby

A fantastic indoor Soft Play Area with seperate Toddler Zone plus Astra Slides and Cargo Nets, Ball Pits and Twisty stuff!

GoogleMapAddress: Beech Road, Hemsby, NR29 4HS
Tel: 01493 732635

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre with original shows, activities, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.

GoogleMapAddress: St James, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1TN
Tel: 01603 629921

We welcome any feedback and would love to hear your own CHILD FRIENDLY ATTRACTION RECOMMENDATIONS around the Norfolk Broads. We can’t guarantee to publish them all, but we’ll do our best to check out your suggestions and… if they pass muster… we’ll add them to our recommendations above for others to enjoy.

    The idea behind Discover the Broads is great – to use practical, local knowledge of a destination to help visitors explore and appreciate the real essence of the place. See you out there!


    The lap lapping of the weedy Bure,/A whispering and watery Norfolk sound.


    The long-ships drove up the Bure, and the horned men were there to rape and to burn,
    Seeding their names, Rollesby and Billockby, Fleggburgh, Clippesby and Thurne – Poems from Oby, 1979


    A grey church tower, a windmill, or the dark-brown sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many (1884)


    You either get Norfolk, with its wild roughness and uncultivated oddities, or you don’t. It’s not all soft and lovely. It doesn’t ask to be loved.

    STEPHEN FRY, Author