Family Days Out

Family Days Out

What type of Family Days Out are there in Norfolk?

This question leaves everyone in a quandary because there is so much to choose from, so much to see and do in Norfolk. Petting zoos through to Tree top adventures, long walks and cycle rides through the pretty villages, fishing, going to wonderful entertainment theme parks, exploring the marshlands, watching the wildlife on and around the Broads, sailing or canoeing on the Broads or around the coast, visiting the seals in north norfolk or just spending days on the beaches.

There is a wonderful museums to wander around, including one dedicated to the Norfolk Broads history, another to Norfolk Rural life, another to the Fishing Industry. There are restored steam trains to journey on, a castle to visit, dungeons to get lost in, quaint pubs and restaurants on the waterside, passenger boats to take a river trip or coastal voyage on, a myriad of churches with towers to climb, cliffs to excavate for fossils, seaside rock makers and shops a plenty.

Perhaps it is best to try all of the Family Days Out experiences in Norfolk just to make sure of the best holiday ever!

How to choose a family day out

This is easy, choose your itinerary for a fantastic Family Day Out from the listings below or alternatively browse through our interactive map to see where in Norfolk you want to start.

BeWILDerwood
BeWILDerwood is a fantastic day out for all the family with its own sky maze, treehouses, adventure playground, zip wires and more situated in stunning woodland close to Horning on the Norfolk Broads
A Day at the Races
Grand Estates in Norfolk
Wherry Delicious
Winbirri Vineyard
Great vineyard tours, talks and tasting, perfect for the wine lovers
Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle
Explore the pinnacle of Norfolk's tourist attractions. The 900 year old palace at the centre of the fine city of Norwich.
Pleasure Beach
Fun for all the family at Pleasure Beach Amusement Park in Great Yarmouth. Brilliant rides and attractions for all ages.
Sandringham Estate
The Queen's country retreat! Including the house, museum, country park and visitor centre.
Wymondham Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum
Discover the story of Wymondham
Weeting Castle
Ruins of an Historic Castle, in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk countryside. Ideal for tourists exploring Norfolk land marks.
High Lodge Thetford Forest
High Lodge
Come out for the day and experience the Stockman Trial and Wild Play
Little Gems
Little Gems
A unique and unusual shop located in Cromer, selling gemstones fossils and crystal products.
Thrigby Hall
Come down to Thrigby Hall today to see a huge selection of animals! You can also find out lots of interesting facts about them.
Blakeney Seal Trips
A fantastic trip to see the grey seals frolicking in shallow water and sunbathing on the sands of the North Norfolk coast
Norfolk Lavender
Beautiful Lavender fields, a fantastic tourist attraction in Norfolk.
Diss Market
A local Friday Market in the heart of Diss town, offering many different stalls with locally produced foods and much more.
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Bressingham
A fantastic day out for all the family, take a trip on one of the three railways and enjoy our stunning gardens. Visit the Dad's Army exhibition and ride the vintage Gallopers.
St Benet's Abbey
St Benet's Abbey
An isolated abbey with beautiful view of the River Bure and the surrounding country side.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds
Norwich Market
The largest open-air market in the whole country, located in Norwich's City Centre, offering a wide variety of stalls and services.
Bure Valley Railway
All aboard for the scenic journey through Norfolk's countryside.
Pettitts Animal Park
Animals! Rides! Play! Visit Norfolk’s Premier Family Park set in the heart of the stunning Norfolk Broads, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park offers a great family fun day out
RAF Radar Museum
At the dawn of radar technology how did we protect our country from aerial attacks?
Boat Trips in Norfolk
Boat Trips
Dalegate Market
An independent retail centre in Burnham Deepdale, providing many shops that you wouldn't find on the high street.
Broads Tours
Explore the Broads in your own self-drive day boat or jump onto a double decker boat for a trip down the river
Happisburgh Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Climb your way up the spiral steps of lighthouse history.
The Tolhouse
A once notorious prison in Great Yarmouth, now a museum full of amazing history of the crimes and punishments over the years.
Market Gates
A spacious shopping centre in the heart of Great Yarmouth with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants on offer.
Lynn Museum
A historic museum telling the story of West Norfolk through the ages, containing thousands of objects and artefacts to explore.
Day Boat Hire
Dayboat Hire
Canoeing and Paddleboarding
The Thursford Collection
Thursford
Go back in time to a place where the engine was a technological wonder!
Grey Goose Archery
Grab your bow Robin!
Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Hillside Sanctuary
Hillside Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need.
Hindringham Hall & Gardens
Hindringham Hall
Hindringham Hall House and Gardens is open to visitors on selected dates during the summer months.
Bluebell Square
A small independent shopping centre located in Dereham, including 9 unique shops and a delicious restaurant.
Discover Harleston
A small town with a big heart and a warm welcome, lots to do and see or just relax in one of the many tea rooms and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic market town.
Harleston Cornucopia
Cornucopia
The perfect day out at Cornucopia with vintage shops, galleries, cabinets, refreshment venues and museum areas.
Holkham Hall
A humungous hall and 25,000 acre agricultural estate which encompasses a wide variety of facilities.
ExTREEme Adventure
Come and be Tarzan for a day, with our many outdoor activities including high ropes and climbing trees.
Sculthorpe Moor
Sculthorpe Moor can proudly boast that it is one of the most Disabled friendly and accessible nature reserves in the whole country.
Thetford Forest
Canoes & Paddleboards Hire in Norfolk
Canoes & Paddleboard
Wells & Walsingham Railway
Grimes Graves
Ranworth Church Views
Spring Steam Gala
Join us for our first steam extravaganza of 2020 27th March to 29th March
Cow Tower
A historic defence tower built in Norwich, a great tourist attraction.
Lotus
Fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton?
Vancouver Quarter
A shopping centre in the Heart Of Kings Lynn, offering shopping, dining and plenty of History.
Birdwatching In Norfolk
Awayadays
Enjoy panoramic views of the historic city of Norwich from the comfort of the top deck of an open top bus!
Fossils on the Beach
Imagine Spa
Enjoy spending time at this wonderful spa, relaxing and enjoying life
Stalham Firehouse Museum
Stalham Firehouse
Want to know how they fought fires in the 1800s? Take a journey through firehouse history.
The Princess Theatre
A coastal theatre which allows you to watch great shows and beautiful seaside sunsets.
The Plantation Garden
Plantation Garden
Discover the hidden beauty of Norwich.
The Royal Arcade
A beautiful Victorian shopping arcade in Norwich's City Centre, with a variety of speciality shops.
Gooderstone Gardens
The perfect day out for the whole Family to enjoy. Beautiful water gardens surrounded by amazing scenery located near Kings Lynn in Norfolk.
WWLR
A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast
Greyfriars Art Space
A place for artists to show case their fine art work, including exhibitions and events.
Fishermen's Heritage
An ancient fishermen's shed, now a museum containing history and stories of a fishermen's life on the dangerous waters.
Barnham Broom Hotel
Barnham Broom is a luxurious Hotel offering 4 star bed and breakfast accommodation, for a relaxing break.
Humpty Dumpty Brewery
Brewery in Reedham
Take a tour of the award winning Humpty Dumpty Brewery, Cracking Real Ales from The Heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Rocklands Mere
A family owned and run fishing lake in the beautiful Norfolk Countryside.
Cromer Pier
Cromer Pier
The ideal location for a family fun-filled day out in Cromer.
Museum of the Broads
A fantastic museum offering fun and activities for all the family to enjoy. Providing unique items and information about the Norfolk broads over the years.
Crabbing in Norfolk
Seal Watching in Blakeney
Houghton Hall
Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses, with a fabulous walled garden and park to explore.
Muckleburgh Military
You can drive a car but can you drive a Tank?
Swaffham Museum
An independent history museum, with displays from the stone age to modern day.
Horsey Windpump
A beautiful little wind pump in a stunning location off the norfolk coast, with plenty of things to see and do.
Church Farm
Church Farm Stow Bardolph has lots of animals for your little ones to see and learn about! We also have a play area and tea room.
Sainsbury Centre
A Museum and Art Gallery, containing fantastic art work from all over the world.
Baconsthorpe Castle
A 15th century castle full of history, open to the general public to discover.
Merrivale Model Village
Merrivale Village
Merrivale provides the wonders of a model railway and village with plenty of family activities to keep everyone entertained and happy
Poppy Line
Experience a lovely family day out in North Norfolk, sitting in a vintage train carriage pulled by a steam locomotive, watching the world go by.
Sea Life Centre
Sea Life in Great Yarmouth is a fantastic place for all the family to experience the underwater world up close and learn all about conservation as well as have great fun
Caister Castle
A 15th century castle, now home to Britain's largest motor vehicle collection.
Wet Dog
A surf shop located in Cromer, providing outdoor sports wear to causal beach wear.
Riverside Art
Immerse yourself in some of the most stunning art the county has to offer
Wroxham Barns
You'll be spoilt for choice...when visiting the barns
Eaton Park
Eaton Park
See one of Norwich's most renowned parks for a fun day out and some beautiful scenery.
Hunstanton Kayaks
Float on up to hunstanton for a fun day out at sea.
Castle Acre Priory
Castle Acre Priory
Come see the largest best preserved monastic site in England dating back to 1090.
Great Yarmouth Racecourse
GTY Racecourse
Fancy the thrill of the races?
Hautbois Activity Centre
Hautbois Centre
Hautbois Activity Centre is an expert provider of outdoor adventures, and opportunities for learning and discovery.
Norfolk Whisky
Gressenhall Farm
Explore the history of the 200 year old workhouse in Norfolk
The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Play Barn
A fun filled farm perfect for children in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
Waveney & Blyth Arts
Waveney & Blyth Arts
Check out our main programme of events. 'Celebrate', runs from May to October this year we’re exploring Bugs & Blossoms as our theme.
Charles Burrell
A museum completely dedicated to steam power and steam transport, located in Thetford.
Norfolk Vineyards
Langham Glass
A family run glass making business, with a range of unique items and products on sale.
Go Ape in Thetford Forest
Go Ape
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course
Bircham Windmill
A fully refurbished Historic Windmill, with an adjoined bakery, a must see tourist attraction for the whole family.
St Mary's Church Attleborough
St Mary's Church
A 12th century church and centre for community events in Attleborough.
St Margaret's Church
King's Lynn Minster
A beautiful 900 year old church which has a historic past and humungous church organs
Angling in Norfolk
Snettisham Park
Whether it's feeding deer or riding ponies, there will be something at Snettisham Park that makes it the perfect family day out.
Joyland
A great day out for the whole family to enjoy, with many rides and attractions this is the perfect place for children.
Castle Rising
An amazing historic Castle in Kings Lynn perfect for tourists and anyone interested in history.
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