Days Out Norwich

Free activities

Holt Country Park

Norwich Road, Holt, NR25 7SR

Holt Country Park, which is just a short drive from the Georgian town of Holt, is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the North Norfolk coastline.

Here you can totally escape and go deep into the pretty woodland, meandering along one of the coloured trails which can take you on a varying lengths of walks.

Free admission but there is a charge for parking.

Contact 01263 516062 for more information.


Norwich Libraries

Blofield Library – The Reading Room, Blofield, NR13 4RQ
Brundall Library – 90 The Street, Brundall, NR13 5LH
Costessey Library – Breckland Road, Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0RW
Earlham Library – Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HG
Hellesdon Library – Woodview Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5QB
Hethersett Library – Queens Road, Hethersett, NR9 3DB
Hingham Library – The Fairland, Hingham, NR9 4HW
Mile Cross Library – Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2RJ
Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library – The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Plumstead Road Library – Plumstead Road, Norwich, NR1 4JS
Poringland Library – Overtons Way, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7WB
Sprowston Library – Recreation Ground Road, Sprowston, Norwich, NR7 8EW
St Williams Way Library – Williams Loke, St Williams Way, Norwich, NR7 0AJ
Taverham Library – Sandy Lane, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6JR
Tuckswood Library – Robin Hood Road, Norwich, NR4 6BX
West Earlham Library – 17/18 Earlham West Centre, Norwich, NR5 8AD


Norwich Munzee Trail

The world of Munzee

Munzee is an exciting 21st century scavenger hunt for everyone to enjoy and it’s a great way to explore Norfolk.

Have fun competing with your friends and family to hunt and capture a trail of QR codes hidden in the surroundings.

Answer our quiz questions and score points for each Munzee you capture while discovering places you never knew existed and is absolutely free.

How to play Munzee:
1) Download the free Munzee app to your smartphone from Google Play Store, iPhone App Store or Windows Store and sign up for a free account. Visit the Munzee website for more information
2) Visit the links below to find out all you need to know about our current Munzee Trails including trail maps, top tips, instructions and prizes you can win.

 

mail norfolktrails@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like any more help or advice. Happy Munzee-ing!


Ranworth Broad

NR13 6HY

Ranworth broad is brilliant and pushchair friendly. Car park near the staith, near Norfolk wildlife trust office where you can buy a boat trip if you wish. The Maltings pub has been recently totally renovated and we had a great time the last time we went. Then you have a walk pushchair friendly to the actual reserve, which starts with an amazing gigantic tree. Then you have a short walk on a wooden path through wet land and reeds to get to the visitor centre where there are activities for kids, binoculars, ice creams and hot drinks from a machine.
The only thing is the lack of toilets. From the visitor centre, you can have a 45min boat trip around the broad to see the terns, gulls, cormorans, crested grebes and more sometimes. All our family love it! And if you feel like it there is the possibility of climbing to the roof of the nearby church. I would say for kids 4yo and over. C H-B, Apr’17


Salhouse Broad

Salhouse Broad car park: Lower Street, Salhouse NR13 6RX

It is a 10 minute walk from the Salhouse Broad car park to the Broad – but some say this walk is just as nice as the Broad itself!

There is so much to do at Salhouse Broad; not least as here you can wake up to incredible views and surrounded by nature with our wild camping fields or moor your boat in our beautiful broad with running water and other amenities available. You can hire a canoe or kayak for the day or even by the hour and explore the stunning waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Natural paths take you through the bluebell woods and you can take our little ferry to discover the real Broadland wildernesss at one of Britain’s finest National Nature Reserves, the Hoveton Great Broad nature trail.


Sheringham Park

Visitor Centre, Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TL

Spend a day here exploring 1000 acres of varying habitat including woodland, parkland and cliff top. Look out for wildlife, 3 species of deer can be seen alongside a wide variety of birds and butterflies.

Free admission but there is a charge for parking.

Contact 01263 820550 for more information.


Sloughbottom Park BMX

Sloughbottom Park, Drayton Road, Norwich, NR3 2PW

The world class BMX track at Sloughbottom Park is open to the general public free of charge all year round.

The track is also home to Norwich Flyers BMX Club which runs regular training sessions and local/regional competitions.

The club, run by volunteers, is open to people of all ages and caters for beginners through to World Championship finalists.

 


Whitlingham Country Park

Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR, Norwich NR7 0EQ

This woodland and water park just southeast of Norwich is a great place to walk, cycle, picnic or bird watch.

Nice place for family walks. Dry in summer and fairly accessible with a reasonably level stoney surface. Can get muddy during wetter months though.
Dogs are allowed, but are requested to be on leads in some areas.
Nice walk around broad, also provides views of the river Yare, where you can see passing trains (on other side of River), and rowing boats can frequently be seen on the river.
Car parking costs 60p per half hour, and is zealously enforced by an external contractor. Paul B Apr’17