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Family Attractions 



Set in the heart of the Wensum Valley, in North Norfolk, multi-award winning Pensthorpe Natural Park is a modern day nature reserve with a focus on inspiring the next generation to enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors.

It is a true showcase for British wildlife, beautiful gardens and adventure play, no matter what the weather. Encounter flamingos, cranes and red Squirrels; four beautiful and unique gardens; Hootz & Friends Discovery Trail* to get families exploring the further reaches of the reserve; and learn more about Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s ‘Actively Saving Species’ projects.

Families can have fun together in WildRootz, an outdoor adventure play area and Hootz House*, the award winning indoor play area, complete with soft play for the under 5s. 



Roarr! includes 20 dinosaur themed attractions across 85 acres, complete with play areas and eateries, animal farm and deer park, so come along and join in the fun, whatever the weather. Splash out in the sun, take to the high ropes, test your wits in the maze or dig for dino bones – this huge value day out is not to be missed. Isn’t it time you made tracks?



A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat rides, marsh walks and really yummy food!



This is one of the many Norfolk museums.  There is a farm with lots of animals, loads to explore and a adventure play area.  Really a place for the whole family.

For anyone looking for a place to visit which is autism aware, this is most certainly a place worth checking out.  They have a very good visual story that tell you lots about what to expect on your visit.

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Visited by over 5.7 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten.


Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer.

Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.


Blickling Hall

Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking Jacobean mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows.

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