On an average woodland walk with the children it takes less than 15 minutes for us to find ourselves in the throws of an unnecessarily competitive game of ‘spot the prettiest flower/ /nicest stone / biggest stick’, in order to abate the grumbles; including – but not limited to: “I’m hungry/thirsty – both” “Are there any playthings?” “Are we almost back at the car?”
If this sounds familiar, I can thoroughly recommend Adventure Trails Norfolk in Lady Ferrers’ Wood, Raynham after our trip on Sunday.
Nestled among the trees are growling bears, swinging monkeys, a family of aliens, pirates, massive dinosaurs and even a unicorn. The trail took us just over an hour and we had plenty of time to stop at each attraction for a photo with space to ourselves. There are also activity sheets to keep children engaged in ticking off sights as they spot them.
The children were captivated from the moment we entered and their only complaint was when we reached the end and they were desperate for it to continue! Thankfully, the refreshment van in the picnic area took their minds off it with delicious cupcakes for the kids and frothy coffee for us.
All in all, it’s undoubtedly our most successful and fun-filled woodland adventure to date! Tickets must be booked in advance. There is free car parking on-site as well as toilets. There’s also a nice spot for a picnic next to the car park.
The Trail is open until 4pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021. You must book in advance on the website.
Tickets are £8.00 (+0.53 fees). Under 2s are free.