Best Outdoor Activities for Kids in Norfolk

At Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, we have a great array of activities on-site that the kids can get involved with, from Ellie Club to our indoor swimming pool. That being said, it can be hard getting the kids out and active – but when looking for outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk, the following suggestions are sure to spark some excitement in their eyes!

BeWILDerwood has a fantastic sky maze, which is perfect for those looking for outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk.


Looking for outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk? BeWILDerwood is a great option.A favourite amongst visitors and locals to Norfolk with young children, BeWILDerwood is an award-winning outdoor forest adventure. The home of Crocklebogs and treehouses, zip wires and Twiggles, storytelling and boat trips, BeWILDerwood is fantastic fun for all the family. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to run and play alongside the kids, and being sheltered by treetop makes this a great activity for most weather and one of the better outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk!


Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Consider Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens when looking for outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk.Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens were opened in 1979, and are home to a variety of animals, from crocodiles and alligators in the swamp house to cats big and small including tigers and clouded leopards. There is lots of open space for the kids to play, including a couple of dedicated play areas. You could even enjoy a picnic on the luscious green lawn in front of the hall – find out more about picnics in Norfolk here. /norfolk-blog/top-picnic-spots-to-take-the-kids-near-hemsby/


Whitlingham Adventure

In a picturesque location on the outskirts of Norwich city, Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre has over a mile of peaceful water within 280 acres of land, featuring woodland and meadows on the Broads National Park. With a purpose built activity centre, the site offers a variety of youth programmes from survival and archery to canoeing and paddleboarding – great when searching for outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk.


Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area

Holkham Hall, based in the North Norfolk seaside village of Holkham, is an 18th century mansion based on a 25000-acre estate with rich history, architecture, and wildlife. As well as the hall, there is a woodland play area that the kids can explore to their heart’s content. With a high tree house, walkways, rope ladders and zip wire, the kids are sure to love it. The play area also features a stepping stone bridge, crawl tunnel, and split-level tower as well as a toddlers’ area with sand pit, swing set, and ground play area.


Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village, on the Great Yarmouth Seafront, is an outdoor miniature world that the family will love exploring. With the award winning Merrivale Gardens, model railway, and lots more model settings this is one of many outdoor activities for kids in Norfolk.

Last reviewed 5 July 2017. Photo of leopard at Thrigby Hall by Andrew Florides, courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council. Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information.
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