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Family attractions in and around Norwich

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Family attractions in and around Norwich

We are a family of 3 - 2 adults and 1 10 year old - and are thinking of spending a week in and around the Norfolk area. We love cities like York where there is lots of history and family attractions, we also enjoy walking and cycling. Please can anyone tell me if this is the right place for us to visit? We were maybe thinking of staying central in a Premier Inn or booking a caravan via Hoseasons.


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1. Re: Family attractions in and around Norwich

Norfolk seems perfect for your needs, and is not dissimilar to York in some ways

History - Castle and Cathedral in Norwich, Lots of Halls and houses [some National Trust], roman ruins and much more around the county.

Walking and cycling - Norfolk Coast path, Weavers way, Peddars Way, easy cycling in a fairly flat county. Or try canoeing on the broads for a few hours. Seaside resorts, and small flint villages, or beaches - there is too much to mention.

This site has family attractions - www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php…

There are Premier Inns in Norwich, some more central than others, and they are building a new one in Great Yarmouth. Plenty of choice of cottages and caravans to suit all budgets.

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2. Re: Family attractions in and around Norwich


Norwich is a lovely compact city. Some great small shops in the side streets.

Try something different:- Take a train journey to visit the Berney Arms but check train times first!





I have included a link to Visit Suffolk as it is not far away and Pleasurewood Hills theme park is in Suffolk (just!)


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3. Re: Family attractions in and around Norwich

Great Yarmouth has its pleasure beach, Cromer has its pier theatre Lowestoft not much but there's Flamingo Land, I believe on one direct bus from Norwich it just all depends the distance you want to travel, as you could travel say an hour and visit Sandringham the Norfolk British Royal family residence and Thetford Forest, not sure if Grimes Graves would be intersting for you but there also Bressingham, it's as I've said a case of how far you want to go and by what means.

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4. Re: Family attractions in and around Norwich

The castle museum in Norwich is definitely worth a look. They also do a dungeons and battlements tour giving great views across the city. A very interesting tour. Might you also like the walking ghost tour? It was a great walk round Norwich and was good fun. Run by the man in black: www.ghostwalksnorwich.co.uk

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5. Re: Family attractions in and around Norwich

Norfolk is a wonderful place to visit,there are sooo many atractions for the whole family,We have a holiday cottage in great ryburgh central for north norfolk and all the atractions many people use this for cycling holidays and to visit all the close atractions,thursford collections,pensthorpe waterfowl park,dinosaur park,the norfolk coast and many many more.I recomend to anyone come visit norfolk its a beautiful place with lots to do

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