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Family friendly activities in and around Wroxham

Updated: Feb 24

Wroxham, the home of The Norfolk Broads Cottage, is a charming village located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, England's largest protected wetland. Known for its beautiful waterways and stunning countryside, Wroxham is a popular tourist destination that attracts families from all over the country. If you're considering a trip to Wroxham with your family, here are some family-friendly activities to enjoy in and around the village....



1. Hire a boat


One of the best ways to explore the Norfolk Broads is by boat. You can hire a boat from various locations in and around Wroxham, including Wroxham Boat Hire, Norfolk Broads Direct, and Richardson's Boating Holidays. Hiring a boat is an excellent way to spend time with your family, soak up the beautiful scenery, and discover hidden gems that can only be accessed by water.




2. Visit Wroxham Miniature Worlds


Wroxham Miniature Worlds is a fascinating attraction that's perfect for families. The attraction features over 10,000 square feet of model railways, dolls houses, and classic toys. You can spend hours exploring the various exhibits and admiring the intricate details of the models. There's also a play area for younger children, where they can let off steam while you take a break.




3. Go on a nature walk


The Norfolk Broads is home to an array of wildlife, and a nature walk is an excellent way to get up close and personal with nature. There are several nature reserves in and around Wroxham, including Hickling Broad, which is the largest of the Norfolk Broads. The reserve is home to a variety of bird species, including bitterns, marsh harriers, and bearded tits.





4. Visit Bewilderwood


Bewilderwood is a unique adventure park that's perfect for families. The park features treehouses, zip wires, and boat rides, as well as storytelling and craft sessions. The park is set in a beautiful woodland, and there are plenty of opportunities for your family to get active and have fun.





5. Explore Wroxham Barns


Wroxham Barns is a popular attraction that offers a range of family-friendly activities. The attraction features craft workshops, a farmyard, and a mini-golf course. You can also watch local artisans at work, and there are plenty of opportunities to purchase locally-made gifts and souvenirs.






6. Visit Norwich


Norwich is a historic city that's just a short drive from Wroxham. The city is home to several family-friendly attractions, including Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, the Plantation Garden, and the Norwich Puppet Theatre. You can also explore the city's medieval streets and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants.





7. Visit the Beach!


Wroxham is close to several stunning beaches, each offering its own unique attractions and activities. Sea Palling boasts golden sands and clear waters, making it an excellent spot for swimming and sunbathing. There's also a range of water sports on offer, including windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. Waxham is known for its unspoilt beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Cromer is a popular destination for families, famous for its pier, which is home to a variety of attractions, including a theatre and a lifeboat station. You can also enjoy a range of water sports, such as surfing and paddleboarding.





Wroxham and the surrounding areas offer a wealth of family-friendly activities that are sure to keep your family entertained during your visit. From boat trips to nature walks, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, pack your bags, grab your family, and come join us at Farthings, The Norfolk Broads Cottage!



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