Bacton Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0RA
Tel 01279 905 881
The purple-flushed marshlands of Norfolk make for a delightful escape whatever the time of year. Whether you’re seeking an action packed day out or a relaxing wander, this stunning part of the country has attractions that will inspire and intrigue you.
Bacton Woods offers several walking and cycling paths and is a perfect place to enjoy time with family and friends. It’s also home to 30 different species of tree, including pines and firs. In total there are three levels of forest trails, the main one being on a circular route, meaning you can leave the map at home. (Distance from park: 2.6 miles)
A perfect day out for the family. Try aerial trekking and zip wires, workshops, tours, giraffe or meerkat feeding, hawk flying, the fun-filled farm barn and the lemurs’ enclosure. There’s also a fantastic birds of prey display, as well as several places to grab a bite for lunch or a snack. (Distance from park: 35 miles)
Enjoy a fun day out in the forest, where children and adults alike will love the treehouses, zip wires, sky maze, boat trips, jungle bridges and marsh walks. Good food is also available and birthday parties, or large groups are catered for. Look out for the special events held here throughout the year. (Distance from park: 11.2 miles)
A fun-filled park where you can experience life-size dinosaur trails, an animal enclosure, adventure playground, deer safari, tree house, maze, sky wire, indoor play area, crazy golf, sheep dog display, quad race track, face painting and plenty of food outlets for lunch or snacks. (Distance from park: 19.9 miles)
Step back in time to the age of steam with this grand collection of steam engines, organs, fairground attractions and carousels. Go on a backstage tour or ride on a carousel or gondola. Children will love the play park, and the olde worlde shopping village offers the chance to pick up some great gifts and souvenirs. (Distance from park: 23.7 miles)
Home to a wide selection of animals including big cats, small mammals, reptiles and birds, these exceptional wildlife gardens are set in acres of pristine grounds in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens, spot animals from the treetop lookout or experience the tiger tree walk.
(Distance from park: 20.9 miles)
The original Forest Adventure set high up in the canopy. Enjoy two or three hours in the trees, enjoying the zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Have fun travelling through the forest on a Segway. The ultimate adventure activity day out.
(Distance from park is 51.4 miles)
Explore the castle's fascinating history and learn how it began life as a palace and later a prison. Enjoy its fabulous collection of fine art, archaeology and natural history. Go on a dungeon tour deep below the castle in a maze of medieval cellars and be sure to look out for special events and exhibitions. (Distance from park: 16.8 miles)
Renowned for its picture-postcard beauty, you can spend the day exploring this magical waterway by boat, stopping off at pretty villages and a spot of lunch in a charming waterside pub. Boat hire is readily available from a number of towns including Wroxham, Horning, Stalham and Potter Heigham. (Distance from park: 9.6 miles)
Set in beautiful secluded grounds on the North Norfolk Coast, this superb zoo is home to a diverse range of animals hailing from the tropics, including jaguars, otters, spider monkeys and flamingos. There’s an indoor play area to give the children a chance to let off steam as well as a café and gift shop. (Distance from park: 9.8 miles)
This is the only magic museum and theatre in the UK open to the public. Discover an exciting world of magical exhibitions and illusions. Explore the huge collection of magic memorabilia and enjoy a live magic show. Also look out for visits by guest magicians. (Distance from park: 1.9 miles)
Hosting up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year, there’s a good chance of catching some exhilarating horse racing action during your stay at Norfolk Park. Whether you fancy a flutter or not, this makes for a great day’s entertainment, with plenty of fun to be had even after the racing has finished, including regular concerts, parties, banquets and balls. (Distance from park: 24.3 miles)