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Aerial view of Pensthorpe Natural Park.
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN, Tel: 01328 851465

Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015, Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham is a great family day out. Explore woodland walks, nature trails and 5 stunning gardens and let the kids run wild in WildRootz and Hootz House!

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
WWT Welney Wetland Centre
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold Award

Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Wisbech, Norfolk, PE14 9TN, Tel: 01353 860711

Spread your wings at WWT Welney Wetland Centre and spend a day exploring the wetlands in the heart of the Fens. Your wild adventure is enhanced by the comforts found in the visitor centre.

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  • Rail station: Littleport station (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hunstanton Sealife Centre
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BH, Tel: 01485 533576

Norfolk's leading marine rescue centre, our seal hospital is busy all year round caring for sick and injured seal pups until, whenever possible, they are well enough to be returned to the wild.

 
 
 
Banham Zoo
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE, Tel: 01953 887771

Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world.

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  • Rail station: Attleborough (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hillside - Frettenham
VistEngland VAQAS

Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norfolk, NR12 7LT, Tel: 01603 736200

Visit our rescued farm animals. Information centre and gift shop. Animals include cows, sheep, pig, goats, horses, ponies, donkeys and more. Two self-catering holiday cottages on site for rent.

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  • Rail station: Norwich (10 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Nunnery Lakes, Thetford, IP24 3ED, Tel: .

 
 
Snettisham Nature Reserve

Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7LR, Tel: 01485 542689

This is one place to witness two of the UK's great wildlife spectacles. On big tides, as the water covers the mudflats, tens of thousands of wading birds are pushed off their feeding ground and settle on inlands in front of the RSPB hides.

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Water vole - Glyn Bowman

Turf Moor Road, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9GN, Tel: 01328 856788

The moor is a peaceful place with a rich variety of wildlife. Located in the beautiful Wensum valley the reserve is nationally and internationally recognised as important for its wildlife.

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
NWT Ranworth Broad

Ranworth Broad Wildlife Centre, The Broads, Norfolk, NR13 6HS, Tel: 01603 270479

Accessed via a boardwalk through atmospheric woodland and reedbed, NWT's floating Broads Wildlife Centre offers impressive views over the water.

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  • Rail station: Acle (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 

Fakenham Road, Gt Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5QS

 
 
Surlingham Church Marsh

Nr Church Farm, Beaverton Road, Surlingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7DE, Tel: 01603 715191

This small nature reserve provides a gentle circular walk around reedbeds, fens and pools.

 
 
 
NWT Hickling Broad

Stubb Road, Hickling, Norfolk, NR12 0BW, Tel: 01692 598276

Hickling Broad is a major stronghold for the swallowtail butterfly and is important for wintering and resident birds.

 
 
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH, Tel: 01493 330631

Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.

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  • Rail station: Great Yarmouth (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve
VistEngland VAQASBroads Tourism

Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 4HS, Tel: 01603 715191

Set in the wild and beautiful Yare Valley, near Norwich, Strumpshaw Fen is a great place to see the wildlife and landscapes of the Norfolk Broads. Nature trails lead you through reedbeds, pools, wildflower meadows and woodlands.

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  • Rail station: Brundall (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Foxley Wood

Foxley, Norfolk, NR20 4QR, Tel: 01603 625540

A 320 acre woodland comprising coppice, coppice with standards, birch areas, glades, an extensive ride network and nature trails.

 
 
RSPB Freiston Shore Nature Reserve

Shore Road, Freiston Shore, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1AY, Tel: 01205 724678

Explore the wilderness of The Wash, the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife.

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  • Rail station: Boston (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Hillside Animal & Shire Horse Sanctuary

Sandy Lane, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9QH, Tel: 01603 736200

Children's play and activity area, rescued animals, shire horses, gift shop, cafe, farming Bygones Museum, demonstrations on some days

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  • Rail station: West Runton (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LR, Tel: 01953 499100

Visit and learn more about the work of the International League for the Protection of Horses.