Days Out Norwich

Farms & Zoos

Africa Alive!

Whites Ln, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF

Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!. Discover animals from the African continent, including our new arrivals this Easter, the Red River Hogs, in their brand new enclosure “Hog Snorts”.

Contact 01502 740291

Amazona Zoo

Hall Road, Cromer, NR27 9JG

Amazona Zoo in Cromer is a unique and fun day out for the whole family. It’s home to over 200 animals from tropical South America.
Families will love exploring the Amazona in Cromer, set in secluded grounds on the north Norfolk coast.
As well as a fascinating collection of animals and birds we’ve got an impressive outdoor play area, Rainforest Springs and a large, well-equipped indoor play area, Jungle Tumbles.

Contact 01263 510 741 for more information.

Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Enjoy a full day out with plenty of activities to thrill and entertain you and your family, or maybe even treat yourself to one of our fantastic on the day experiences getting closer to either our tigers, cheetahs, owls, giraffe, armadillo, iguana, meerkats or gelada baboons.

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

For admission prices and closing times please check our website or telephone: 01953 887771 option 2.

Melsop Farm Park

Melsop Farm Park, Ellingham Road, Scoulton, Nr Watton, NR9 4NT

A day out at Melsop Farm park in the Breckland, Norfolk is alive with an amazing number of different animals. Many of the animals are free ranging, allowing our visitors to interact with them. The park has many different areas to explore such as the waterfowl pond, animal paddocks and incubation rooms.


Contact 01953 851943 for more information.

Oasis Camel Park

Orchard Farm, Linstead, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0DT

Its the only park in the UK where you can touch and see close-up the camels and their animal relations. Set in the North Suffolk countryside, if you like animals that are friendly and have been brought up like pets then the Camel Park is the place for you.

Contact 07836 734748 for more information.

Pettitts Animal Adventure

Church Road, Camphill, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA

When in Norfolk come and spend the day, not a fortune, at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Reedham.

There are rides galore for young children, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see as well as animals to feed and pet.

Contact 01493 700094 for more information.

Poringland Playbarn

West Green Farm, Shotesham Road, Poringland, NR14 7LP

The Playbarn is a fun packed farmyard based adventure centre especially designed for children under 7 years.  Indoor activities include a Beach Barn, giant climbing frame, soft play area, ball pool and quiet areas to read and relax.  Outdoor activities include a small farmyard, an outdoor climbing den, tractor courtyard with ride on tractors, electric tractors, barking diggers and electric sand digger.

Parties- The Playbarn is the perfect venue to hold the unforgettable party. Hire the whole of the Playbarn privately or share it, and base your party in one of the Party Rooms.

I’ve taken several different classes on school trips here and the children have absolutely LOVED it. Great, self-contained, play areas plus a little farm area and the choice of a tractor ride- Brill! Katrin, Apr’17

We love the Play barn because it offers a whole rang of indoor and outdoor activities, including soft play, ride alongs, a huge sandpit and a farmyard. You can easily spend a whole day there, plus purchase a reasonably priced tasty lunch. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly. CLT, March’18

Contact 01508 495 526 for more information.


Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Filby Road, Thrigby, Great Yarmouth,

At home in the landscaped grounds of Thrigby Hall is a special collection of rare animals from Asia. You will find endangered tigers, huge crocodiles, noisy gibbons and many more exciting animals. A unique network of raised walkways allows you to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. The park is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and benefits from free parking, picnic areas, café, gift shop and play areas to suit children of different age groups.

Contact 01493 369477 for more information.

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU.

Open all year round, 10am-5pm.

Leisure and shopping complex with boutiques, craft studios, a kids’ farm, funfair and restaurant.

Contact 01603 783762 for more information.