Amazona Zoo

toucan bird

Home to over 200 animal species from tropical South America. Including tropical birds, spiders, snakes, monkeys and big cats. Indoor and outdoor play areas, cafe & gift shop.

Opening times: daily 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Hall Rd, Cromer NR27 9JG
Tel: 01263 510741

Blakeney Point

Grey Seals on ShingleNature reserve situated on a 3 mile (5 km) long spit of shingle and sand, along the north Norfolk coast. Sand dunes, mud flats and salt marshes are home to native plants such as thrift, sea lavender, sea asters and samphire. Seals can often be seen basking on the sandbanks. Other wildlife include bluethroats, turns, pied flycatchers, warblers, wheatears and whinchats. Access by ferry from Morston Quay or via a 4 mile (6.5 km) walk from Cley-next-the-Sea. Run by National Trust

Opening times: dawn to dusk - Charge for Ferry
Location: Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7BH - Tel: 01263 740241 - Website
Facilities: Parking (charged)

The Broads

The BroadsThe Norfolk Broads, located to the north-east of Norwich, comprise over 30 man made lakes, linked by navigable channels. Together with several rivers and canals, the Broads provide some 200 miles of water dedicated to watersports, sailing, cruising and fishing. The essential nature of the Broads can only really be appreciated by boat. There are a wide range of boat hire operators located at the main centres of Wroxham, Horning and Potter Heigham.

Location: northeast Norfolk - Website

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Hydrangeas at Fairhaven

Delightful woodland and water gardens located in the Norfolk Broads countryside. Provides all year round seasonal interest with a mix of conventional and natural planting, wildflowers and bulbs. Regular events, boat trips and easily accessible pathways. Tearoom, gift shop, and plant sales.

Opening times: daily from 10am to 4pm - Admission Charge
Location: School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ
Tel: 01603 270449
Image Credit: Evelyn Simak (CC2)

Gooderstone Water Gardens

duck swimming

Transformed in the 70s from a wet meadow into an enchanting water garden, by Billy Knights, a retired farmer. Visitors can enjoy over eight acres of moisture loving plants, with streams, ponds and flowing waterways, spanned by 13 little bridges. A haven of tranquility that will appeal to anyone interested in nature, plants and flowers. Colourful borders are backed by mature trees and shrubs, plus a nature trail with bird hides. Facilities include a tea room and a plant sales area.

Opening times: daily from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: Gooderstone, King's Lynn PE33 9BP
Tel: 01603 712913

Pensthorpe Natural Park

A 500 acre adventure water park, with large lakes and inspiring wildlife. Home to one of the largest collections of waterfowl and wading birds in Europe. Gardens designed by Piet Oudolf. Indoor adventure house and children's play areas.

Opening times: daily from 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Pensthorpe, Fakenham NR21 0LN
Tel: 01328 851465

RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve

Seabird at Sunset

Peaceful beach side nature reserve with diverse habitats alongside the North Norfolk coast. A stop-over for thousands of migrating birds from spring to autumn, providing an opportunity to observe many species of waterfowl, waders, seabirds and Avocets. Wheelchair friendly pathways and spectacular coastal views. Shop, cafe and visitor centre.

Opening times: daily from 9am to 5pm
Location: Main Rd, Titchwell, King's Lynn PE31 8BB
Tel: 01485 210779

Snettisham Park

Deer with Fawn

A 300 acre working Norfolk farm, with fun family activities and friendly farm animals. Visitors can experience lambing, deer carving and sheep shearing (in season). Pony trek rides, deer safari, walking trails and children's play area.

Opening times: daily from 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge/Free Entry
Location: Bircham Rd, King's Lynn PE31 7NG
Tel: 01485 542425

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest

One of Britain's largest pine forests, also containing lime avenues and nature trails where woodlarks and nightingales can be heard. The main area for visitors is the Forestry Commission's High Lodge Visitor Centre, which provides access to 9 miles (14.5 km) of walking trails and over 30 miles (48 km) of cycle trails, plus a range of visitor facilities including a Go-Ape adventure area.

Opening times: weekdays: 9am to 5pm, weekends: 9am to 6pm Entrance Fee
Location: Near Brandon, IP27 0AF - Tel: 01842 815434 - Website
Facilities: Parking, café, toilets, shop, picnic areas, cycle hire and adventure play area.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens


Landscaped park and gardens hosting a collection of rare animals from Asia, including tigers, crocodiles, monkeys and more. The gardens have easy wheelchair access with free parking, picnic areas, cafés, gift shop and children's play areas. Afternoon animal feeding in summer (2.30pm).

Opening times: daily from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: Filby Rd, Thrigby, Great Yarmouth NR29 3DR
Tel: 01493 369477

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