There’s plenty of things to do with children in the Broads! Always useful to know when on a boating holiday, these places are easily accessible from the Broads and are perfect for entertaining the little ones!
Things to Do with Children in the Broads National Park
Fun for all the family, BeWILDerwood recommend the park for ages 2-12. For younger children who aren’t quite ready to explore the bigger playtime equipment, there’s Toddlewood. A smaller version of the BeWILDerwood adventure equipment. Enclosed for safety, this is a fun and safe way to entertain the little ones when boating in the Broads National Park.
A peaceful 15-20-minute walk from the riverside in Reedham, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a great leisure park for young children. Featuring 3 parks in 1, there are animals, gentle rides for small ones, and adventure play areas as well as three-daily shows from their resident clown Bubbly Bingo in the outdoor theatre!
A leisurely 15-minute walk from the main town, the Wroxham station of the Bure Valley Railway can take you to a number of different places on the line. The railway is built on the former Great Eastern Railway between Wroxham and Aylsham. After closing in 1982, a nine-mile long footpath runs alongside the the Bure Valley track, which opened in 1990. A fun trip for little ones to see some beautiful Norfolk scenery!
130 acres of cultivated and natural plantings, a haven for wildlife and wildlife enthusiasts alike, Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden is a great place to take the younger ones to learn about the nature that calls the Broads National Park home. Complete with a tea room, gift shop, and boat trips on their private Broad, this is a peaceful day out for small children!
Fun for both the young ones but also adults, Wroxham Barns has a variety of different things to do and see, from shopping to a junior farm, mini golf to eating, this is definitely somewhere to make a day trip to! The Junior Farm is a great way for little ones to interact with farm animals, from lamb bottle feeding sessions to cuddles with guinea pigs and chicks!