Activities and Family Activities in Norwich
There's plenty of things to do in the Norfolk Broads; boating and sailing, canoeing and kayaking, whether on the Norfolk Broads or at sea; great opportunities to fish, or just go crabbing or rock pooling; or you could ride horses or take a flutter on them at Fakenham or Great Yarmouth.
We don't agree with Noel Coward's Private Lives 'Very flat, Norfolk' comment, but it's true we don't have many mountains. Gently undulating would be more like it, which makes cycling and walking through beautiful countryside and along unspoilt coast an absolute joy. Or you could let a train take the strain. Wondering what to do in Norfolk? We have fabulous golf courses (although it can get a bit Crazy in Great Yarmouth), including links, and if you can't have a break without a twitch, we have some of the best birdwatching in the UK.
Whatever the weather, Norwich has attractions to suit all tastes and pockets, from adventure parks to animals in zoos, from historic houses to excellent gardens and museums.
Norwich is also a city where history comes to life – and what a history it is, ranging from Seahenge, which has been dated to around 2050BC, to the award-winning Time & Tide museum which tells the story of the Great Yarmouth fishing industry. Those who have left their mark on Norfolk include Romans, Saxons, Normans, Dutch and Americans. Figures from history include Boudicca and Nelson, whose national importance is such that their statues top-and-tail Whitehall in London, and the Hollywood actor James Stewart earned honours as a courageous second world war air force commander flying from a base in Norfolk.
With 93 miles of fabulous coastline, Britain's Magical Waterland in the Norfolk Broads, wonderful woodlands and forests to explore and beautiful, gently undulating countryside, there are plenty of Norwich, Norfolk activities to choose from. Norwich & its surrounding have some of the gentlest and best country walking paths and cycling trails and have possibly the best birdwatching in the country; They have sailing on the Broads and in the sea, as well as kayaking and canoeing; and they have fabulous opportunities to fish and play golf.
This vibrant and cosmopolitan city provides the perfect base for a short stay and is ideally located for exploring the Broads National Park, visiting the picturesque market towns of South Norfolk and enjoying the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Family fun, laughs and adventure are guaranteed in Norwich – the kids will love it and with so many Norwich tourist attractions you will be spoilt for choice. Not only has Norwich & it’s surrounding got great countryside and natural scenic beauties, but it has also got fantastic attractions, theme parks, zoos and animal centres, gardens to visit, stately houses and museums. There are also dinosaur parks and treehouse playgrounds, wildlife and nature reserves, steam railways and grand castles. From make-believe roars at Dinosaur Adventure to real roars at the city's award-winning zoos; from oohs and aahs at the cuddly animal centres to a pure adrenalin rush; Norwich's just one big adventure playground.