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Family Adventures Close to the Norfolk Broads Cottage: A Guide to Local Fun

The Norfolk Broads Cottage in Wroxham has SO MUCH for for families to explore together. Here's our list of family-friendly adventures within walking (or cycling) distance of the cottage. There’s almost too much for one blog post…

Wroxham Broad, Caen Meadow: Waterside Relaxation & Children’s playgrounds

Distance: 2 min walk

Head to Wroxham Broad for a leisurely stroll along the water's edge. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings, feed the ducks, wild swim and paddle! There’s also two children’s playgrounds very close by. 

Barton House Railway

Distance: 5 min walk.

So close you could almost throw a stone at it, The Barton House Railway offers a delightful miniature train experience. 

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Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Distance: 10 min walk

Wroxham Miniature Worlds is a captivating attraction featuring intricate model railways and landscapes. It's a delightful experience for all ages, the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK!

Wroxham Village Centre

Distance: 10 min walk

The ‘Capital of the Broads’ with everything that has to offer: excellent food, amenities and more. Take a trip on the paddleboat steamer, take a guided canoeing trip, hire a boat launch for you and your family. 

Bure Valley Railway: Steam Train Excitement!

Distance: 10 min walk / 5 min cycle

All aboard! Perfect for families, this charming steam railway is very popular with local families, and provides a scenic journey through beautiful landscapes, all the way to Aylsham. 

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Marriotts Way

Distance: 10 min walk / 5 min cycle

A wide footpath, bridleway & cycle path which runs for 26 miles, through Wroxham, and in part runs right alongside the track of the Bure Valley Railway. It’s a lovely, nature filled area, and perfect for waving at the passing Bure Valley trains!

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Salhouse Broad: Water-Based Fun

Distance: 5 min cycle or 2 min drive (less suited for walking)

Dive into water-based excitement at Salhouse Broad. Enjoy activities like canoeing and kayaking, offering a perfect blend of adventure and the scenic beauty of the Broads.

Wroxham Barns: Crafts and Farmyard Fun

Distance: 10 min cycle / 25 min walk

Experience the charm of Wroxham Barns, where families can engage in craft workshops, visit the farmyard animals, and enjoy a delightful mix of shopping and entertainment.

Hoveton Hall Gardens: A Tranquil Escape

Distance: 10 min cycle / 25 min walk

Stroll over to Hoveton Hall Gardens for a serene escape into nature. Discover well-manicured gardens, scenic woodlands, and a peaceful environment suitable for family walks and exploration.

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Bewilderwood: Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Distance: 20 min cycle / hour walk / 5 min drive

For a day of outdoor fun, head to Bewilderwood. This adventure park features treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, and engaging storytelling for an enchanting day out with the family.

The Radar Defence Museum, Neatishead

Distance: 20 min cycle / hour walk / 5 min drive

A fascinating glimpse into Cold War history, showcasing radar technology and its vital role in national defence. Lots of engaging exhibits, set in the former RAF Neatishead.

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So... from picturesque gardens to fun activities, there's something for everyone!

If you're looking for somewhere to stay while you visit the area, why not The Norfolk Broads Cottage? A luxurious thatched cottage sleeping up to 14, complete with hot tub and games room, it's the perfect base to explore everything that Norfolk has to offer!


⭐️ 5* luxury

👙 Private hot tub

🛌 Sleeps up to 14

🎱 Games cabin & streaming services 

🏡 Treehouse

🐶 Fully enclosed garden - dogs welcome

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