Family Days Out in Norwich
Looking for family days out in Norwich whilst visiting Hemsby Beach Holiday Park? There’s lots to see and do, from fun and fit activities like wall-to-wall tramolining to educational visits to the city’s Castle Museum, read on to see the best family days out in Norwich!
Great for all the family, Gravity features wall-to-wall trampolines for free-jumping, as well as a variety of fitness classes and dodgeball sessions. There are also specialised disability sessions. Prices start from just £.95 per person – great for the kids to have fun and keep fit! Located down Norwich’s riverside entertainment area, this is a great thing to do with the kids when visiting the capital of Norfolk.
Norwich Castle is 900 years old, and is an example of the gorgeous Norman architecture the city has to offer. Originally built as a Royal Palace, Norwich Castle is now home to a museum and art gallery – a fantastic educational trip for the family! Better yet, being within the Castle means that the kids will get to explore the many historic features that it has to offer, from the Castle Keep to the 41-metre deep well, as well as learning about the Castle’s 500-year stint as prison for those who committed crimes. The museum also features a number of exhibits, including an Artic polar bear, Ancient Egyptian mummy, and more!
As old as Norwich Castle, Norwich’s Cathedral is also an excellent example of Norman architecture, and has one of the tallest spires in the United Kingdom at 96m tall. The cathedral is open to those of all faiths, and those who have none, for art, culture, learning, worship and more. There are also free guided tours around the Cathedral, offered by volunteer guides who give deeper insight into the history of the Cathedral.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Featuring original shows, activities, workshops, and more, Norwich Puppet Theatre calls a converted medieval church home. With a family of puppets covering over 30 years, the puppet theatre produces shows for families and children, performing them in Norwich before the show tours the UK and international markets. There’s a whole host of events, shows, and more available to see on their website, so why not take a look and see what takes your interest?
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre
Set within 280 acres of woodland and water within the Broads National Park, the Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is within close proximity to Norwich and offers a range of courses for different groups and abilities. From craft hire to specific courses, this is a great educational day out for the family whilst keeping fit! The kids can learn how to use a canoe on the water and learn archery, or try their hand at survival. There’s also craft hire on site, from kayaks to funboats to stand up paddleboarding.