Places to Visit - Norwich, Norfolk and the Broads

There's plenty to do in Norwich; beautiful architecture and museums, Norwich Lanes independent retailers ranging from delightful cafes/coffee bars to art galleries.  Norwich has a wide range of eating and drinking venues both for the daytime and evening to suit all.

During the winter months why not visit the seals at Horsey Gap; you will often see the seals in the sea and in December through to April, during breeding time, their young can be seen on the beaches.

Please see below for a small variety of local attractions and places to visit in close range of our site. If you prefer something a little different, try one of our bookable experiences.



An awarding winning, imaginative outdoor adventure park, children can crawl, climb, slide and swing their way round a mystical world. A great attraction for all the family to enjoy together!  A great range of activities for all ages.  It's a great outdoor adventure where children can explore and use their imagination.

Bewilderwood (6.5 miles)


Roar!!! Dinosaur Adventure

A great day out for all the family – so many areas to explore; Woodland trails, water splash area, climbing and play equipment to suit all ages and abilities, farm, deer park and of course lots of dinosaurs.The park also has a large indoor soft play area and activities, great for those rainy days.

Dinosaur Adventure ( 14 miles)


Wroxham Barns

Farm style attraction ideal for families with young children.  Children can have a go at feeding the lambs and Pigmy goats, have cuddles with Guinea pigs and of course learn about various farm animals.  There are craft shops and local traders, crazy golf, rides as well as a restaurant.  Wroxham Barns (5 miles)


East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens is a notable privately owned garden, home of the unstoppable gardeners, Alan Gray and Graham Robeson. You can loose yourself in these gardens, there are many areas planted in different styles and themes.  These gardens are located in a peaceful setting.  The cafe is not to be missed and has some delightful cakes.  If you are a gardener, there's even a plant sales area to bring home a momentum for your own garden.  East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden (13 miles)

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral welcomes all visitors on a daily basis. Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped over from Caen, it is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe and houses more than a thousand medieval roof boss sculptures. Trained guides conduct general tours of the Cathedral from Monday to Saturday.
Norwich Cathedral (5 miles)

Fairhaven Gardens

Fairhaven Woodland Gardens within a 130 acre site and have stunning views over the privately owned Broad.  It's a lovely place to explore either on your own or with your family.  It's in a lovely peaceful setting and if you want to you can take a boat trip on the Broad.  They also have a lovely cafe, which has yummy cakes and very good breakfasts!  Fairhaven Gardens (6 miles)


Norfolk Beaches

Local beaches for building sand castles, paddling and activities for children include;

  • Sea Palling - lovely golden sand, ideal for building sand castles and paddling (17 miles)
  • Great Yarmouth - vibrant seaside with rides and amusements (18 miles)
  • Winterton-on-Sea - natural beach ideal for walking the dog on a summers evening. Great café on beach providing good quality breakfasts and homemade cakes! (19 miles)
  • Cromer - old fashioned seaside with pier (25 miles)
  • Holkham - beautiful natural sands & dunes, ideal for family's and walking dogs (39 miles)
  • Wells-Next-The-Sea - large expanse of beach with walk to village alongside the harbour (39 miles)

Selection of local sites

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  • Wroxham Broad
    Wroxham Broad Take a boat trip on the Wroxham Broad and see the wildlife
  • Priory Maze and Cafe, Beeston Regis
    Priory Maze and Cafe, Beeston Regis Lovely gardens, beech maze and great homemade food
  • Royal Arcade, Norwich
    Royal Arcade, Norwich Lovely shopping arcade with independant shops.
  • Elm Hill, Norwich
    Elm Hill, Norwich Traditional cobbled street with many Tudor buildings
  • Salhouse Broad
    Salhouse Broad Salhouse Broad is a unique broad located on the River Bure between Wroxham and Horning

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