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Children's Playground:The Playbarn

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Children's Playground


The Playbarn

The Playbarn

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The Playbarn is a fun packed farmyard based adventure centre specially designed for the 7yrs and under. Set in the countryside only 10 minutes from Norwich off the B1332 Bungay Road and is open throughout the year. Indoor activities include a giant climbing frame, a large indoor sandpit, soft play area, under 4yrs ball pool and a large Activity Room with role play and puzzles. Outside there is a large climbing den, ride on tractors and diggers. In high season the Children's Farm and Puzzle Paddock is open and on certain days Tractor & Trailer rides and Pony Rides (restrictions apply). Our coffee shop provides light lunches and snacks and hot and cold drinks. All food is freshly prepared and we offer a range of homemade cakes. We also offer a selection of food that is dairy and gluten free. We have a large carpark and access for the disabled also.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Winner of Farm Attraction of the Year.

Opening details

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm, Saturday Closed for private parties, Sundays 10am - 5pm.
School holidays we are open 9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
We are open Bank Holidays. For exact times please check the website.


Low Season November - Easter: Adults (8yrs +) £1.50, Walking Children (7yrs & under) £5, Crawling children £3
High Season Easter - October : Adults (8yrs +) £1.50, Walking Children (7yrs & under) £7, Crawling Children £3


West Green Farm,
Shotesham Road,
NR14 7LP


See location of The Playbarn on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 262010  Lat: 52.56014 Long: 1.33687

By Road:
A143 jct marked Norwich City F.C and Trowse. Look for signs to Bungay B1332. Bungay Road straight to Poringland. Go over main and mini-roundabout, Shotesham Road is just after a church on your right. The Playbarn is 500m on left.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich station it is 5 miles to The Playbarn.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Winner of Farm Attraction of the Year.