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Local Attractions

Whilst we have plenty to keep you entertained on-site, there is whole host of things to do in Norfolk and Suffolk. We’ve created a list of some of our favourite places to visit whilst you’re enjoying your break

If you’re looking to spot some exotic wildlife that can’t be found on the Broads then Banham Zoo is the attraction for you. The 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.  Banham Zoo is set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. Whilst visiting you can experience feeding giraffes, tigers and sea lions to name jut a few.

Africa Alive! is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside which offers the chance to spot wide range of British wildlife as well as our spectacular ‘Plains of Africa’ the perfect place to sport five species of African savannah animals, including graceful giraffe and heavy weight rhinos. During the summer months you can even get the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with their ‘Plains of Africa’ experience.

BeWilderwood is a curious treehouse adventure with treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebags, boat trips and marsh walks. If you’re planning on visiting don’t forget to bring some sensible shoes and  clothes you don’t mind getting muddy whilst you enjoy a day out with the children.

Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve is a wonderful marshland perfect for a relaxing walk whilst enjoying some of the rare wildlife Waveney Valley has to offer. It’s not unusual to spot a rare Marsh Harrier whilst enjoying a peaceful stroll. The beauty of the marshes is you just never know what you might spot. The best thing is Carton Marshes visitor centre is just across the river via our own ferry.

City of Norwich is the most complete medieval city in the United Kingdom, with cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, Timber Hill and Tombland. Norwich is steeped in culture and history. Home to two cathedrals and a Castle. You’ll find the top 10 retail destination will satisfy any shopaholic with a wide range of high street shops amongst plenty of independent retailors in the well renowned ‘Norwich Lanes’

Somerleyton Hall & Garden is widely regarded as one of the best examples of archetypal Tudor – Jacobean mansion and of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain with rooms and 12 acrces of gardens open to the public

Pleasurewood Hills is East Anglia’s premier theme park  with over 35 rides, shows and attractions. We’re sure you’ll have a fun day whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or not, there’s plenty of things to do. From riding Wipeout the region’s most extreme roller coaster, or enjoying a sealion or parrot show.

Caldecott Hall is a 400 acre country estate enjoying the scenic views stretching from an historic Viking burial ground to the Waveney Forest.

Local beaches

Southwold is a charming north Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk heritage coast. The town offers attractions such as working lighthouse, beach huts, award winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannon and beach.

Lowesoft is a port town with wide sandy beaches and two piers and interactive fountains. In the cooler months the seafront is very popular for walking and enjoying the clear sea air, of course there are a number of restaurants and cafes in the area for you to refuel.

Great Yarmouth is a famous family seaside town with pleasure beach, sea life centre, promenade, pubs and of course plenty of fish and chip shops. With rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile.