It's hard not to recommend Dinosaur Adventure for families. If your little ones are full of beans, there's no better place to take them. From long walks and the secret animal garden to the Dinosaur Trail itself, Dinosaur Adventure is definitely a must for those that love the great outdoors.
Hilltop Outdoor Centre
If your kids are a bit older and braver, then the Hilltop Outdoor Centre is a great place to visit. They offer a number of family adventure days through the year, including activities such as the high ropes, the vertical challenge, the 3D sky maze and a full-on assault course. If you love to stay active, then the Hilltop Outdoor Centre should definitely be on your to-do list.
Holt Country Park
Another site that's ideal for families that love to spend time exploring, Holt Country Park is a stunning location perfect for long walks. The Park regularly welcomes families as well as schools, and hosts a number of environmental and arts events throughout the year. There's also the orienteering club, which is perfect for those who really want to explore.
North Norfolk isn't limited to just these activities, of course. A number of other favourites include BeWILDerwood (a brilliant outdoor adventure park), Snettisham Farm Zoo (a must for families who love animals), Hunstanton (can't beat a bit of sunny Hunny for a family day out!), the North Norfolk Railway, Wroxham Barns (a great combination of food, shopping and the outdoors) as well as the Cromer Amazonia Zoo.
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North Norfolk is a brilliant place to bring the kids. If you're looking for a family holiday with plenty of things to do, you'll love the coast, which is scattered with a number of activities perfect for the younger members of the family. These are some of the ones we'd recommend the most:
BeWILDerwood outdoor adventure park has won a ton of awards, and deservedly so. It's essentially a classic outdoor adventure playground, but with a real difference: it really feels like an adventure. Everything from boat rides across the lakes to the den building to whizzing down the wires and getting lost in the maze feels like something straight out of a story book. So it's no surprise that kids love BeWILDerwood so much!
Another good outdoor treat for the family, Wroxham Barns has a bit of something for everyone. It's a great place in which to grab food, doing breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. There's a junior farm on-site which is great for kids who love animals, a children's funfair and a mini adventure golf course. What's more, there's also the pantry: ideal for families that love their food!
You'll struggle to find kids anywhere that don't love dinosaurs, so it's no surprise that Dinosaur Adventure continues to be one of the most popular attractions in the whole of Norfolk. Whether you're planning to head there for a few hours or the whole day, you'll find there are more than enough things to do. There's the Secret Animal Garden, Raptor Racers, the Stone Age Road Race, Jurassic Skywire, the Deer Safari, the Dinosaur Trail as well as Track T-rex. There's even the giant prehistoric spider's web, 'Arachnophobia'. (Though we won't go near that, thank you very much'. If your kids love Dinosaurs - and if you do! - Dinosaur Adventure is an absolute must-visit.
Holt Country Park
Another must-visit if your family loves to spend time outdoors, Holt Country Park is set on the edge of the Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a Green Flag award winner. It's not hard to see why: it offers a whole host of beautiful landscapes and areas for the kids to run around and burn off the excess energy. There are a number of different activities that take place throughout the year, both for the younger members of the family and for those that simply love the environment. There are a number of facilities on-site including car parking, marked routes and toilets, so you'll have everything you'll need for a day by the coast. The only thing is to remember to pack a picnic!
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The North Norfolk area contains a wide range of different attractions, so if you're heading this way for a busier, more active holiday, you won't be short of things to do. We're going to pick out some of our favourites here, but be sure to get in touch if you'd like to know more about the North Norfolk area.
If you're a family that loves their sport, then the Fakenham Racecourse is definitely a must win, offering a formal, friendly atmosphere with the chance to watch the horses tear around both the steeplechase and the hurdle course. What's more, children are admitted free if they're accompanied by an adult, making this a wallet-friendly day out, too! There's dedicated car parking at the venue as well as viewing areas for the less-abled.
Gooderstone Water Gardens
Goodstone is a unique attraction, and a must-visit for anyone who loves nature (as well as anyone who simply loves a bit of peace and quiet!). The Water Gardens began in 1970, when a retired farmer called Billy Knights decided to start building. Billy passed in 1994, leaving behind a beautiful 6.5-acre garden that combines both natural and cultivated plants alongside displays that also include bogs, border perennials and grassy paths. There's also an 8-acre wildlife area to enjoy, which is particularly popular with bird-watchers. If you want nothing more than to relax, the Water Gardens are the right place to be.
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve
If you love nature, you'll love Sculthorpe Moor. It combines a number of different habitats including wet woodland, hazel coppice, open water and wet meadow as well as different reed and sedge beds. As such, it's an absolute haven for wildlife, from voles through to dragonflies and - of course - a range of different bird species. If you've got the time, we'd recommend taking part in one of the guided walks in order to get a better chance to get up close to the various wildlife. If you and your family love animals, Sculthorpe Moor is a must-visit.
Bean Seal Trips
Possibly the biggest tourist attraction in North Norfolk is the opportunity to see the seals at Blakeney Point. The seals make their home at the sandbanks of the point, and there's no better chance to see the beautiful animals than right here in our county. Both common and grey seals breed in the area, the commons between June and August and the Greys between November and January, with the pups growing at a substantial rate. What's more, seals a friendly and inquisitive, so a boat trip will nearly always give you the chance to get up close. If you're an animal lover, this will be the highlight of your trip.
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