Days Out Norwich

Indoor Activities

Featured Listing

Bananas Soft Play

Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2UY

Bring your kids to explore Bananas Soft Play area in Long Stratton. Three storeys of jungle fun await your little ones with rope bridges, crawl tubes, dangly snakes, a twin lane wavy slide and much more. There’s tons of space to climb and play and a separate toddlers area too for under 3s. You can relax and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the cafe, with free WiFi, as you watch your child play. Children’s meals are also on the menu.

Bananas Soft Play is open 7 days a week for children aged 0-11 years, maximum height 148cm. Under 6 months go FREE.

Birthday coming up? Our party packages take the stress out of organising a party – the perfect way to celebrate your little monkey’s birthday.

Free parking available onsite. See website for prices and opening times.





Call 01508 531444 for more information.

Featured Listing

Tots Town

4 Station Court, Hethersett, Norfolk, NR9 3AY

Tots Town near Norwich is a unique interactive play centre based around a child sized town. Think supermarket, café, doctor’s surgery, town square, hairdressers, shoe shop and even a theatre. Take coffee orders, be the star on the stage, examine patients X-Rays or check mum’s shoe size. Watch your child immerse themselves in their imagination and join in to help make their play believable.

We love a good party and Tots Town is available for exclusive hire for any of our play sessions and for 2 hr parties. Our Exclusive Hire package is perfect for birthday parties, larger groups, nurseries and school visits. To find out more about birthday party options, please click below to download the information sheet.

For non-birthday exclusive hire, please contact us.



Telephone: 01603 928080

Ancient House Museum, Thetford

Ancient House, White Hart Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1AA

Thetford’s Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant’s house and creating up-to-date displays.

The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.

Meet local people from Thetford’s past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.


Free admission to Museum Pass holders, Friends of Thetford Museum, Children’s University members and under 4’s.
Pop in for a £1: One hour tickets available every day 1 hour before closing time.
Closed Sundays and Mondays, bank holidays and Christmas Eve.

Contact 01842 752599 for more information.

Bob Carter Centre

School Road, Drayton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6DW

There is a variety of popular sports to choose from most of which are on a pay and pay basis although booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Badminton (pay & play)
Short Tennis (pay & play)
Table Tennis (pay & play)
Squash (pay & play)
5-a-side Football
Short Mat Bowls

Contact 01603 867102 to find out more information and to book.

Bridewell Museum

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

From Medieval to modern day, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the story of the city’s industries and the people who lived and worked here.

Whether you are visiting for the day and want to an insight into the history of the city, or you have lived here all your life, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, at the heart of the Norwich Lanes is a must-see.

Museum Pass Holders, Friends of Norwich Museums, Carer with a disabled visitor,
Under 4s Free

Pop in for a Pound – available everyday one hour before closing.

Open Bank Holidays.
Closed: 26 December

Contact the main reception on 01603 629127 for more information.

Clocktower Castle Carvery

Clocktower Castle Carvery, 26 Jarrold Way, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9JD

Clocktower Castle Carvery Soft Play. £2.95 per child.

Contact 01603 748 068 for more information.

Cromer Museum

Cromer Museum, East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB

After a bracing seaside walk, why not step inside Cromer Museum. Have a look around the cosy Victorian fisherman’s cottage and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end of the 19th Century.

Delve into the ‘Old Cromer’ Gallery with its displays of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer’s history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandal of mixed bathing. Learn about the daring rescues of Henry Blogg and the Cromer lifeboatmen.

Contact 01263 513543 for more information.

Dotty Pottery

Hellesdon Barns, Hellesdon Hall Road, Norwich, NR6 5BB

Dotty Pottery is a paint your own ceramic studio based at Hellesdon Barns. You can pop in and Create unique gifts and keepsakes with us, babies hand and footprints, teacher’s gifts, wedding gifts, Christening gifts, or book your hen party, work/group event, antenatal group or your children’s birthday party.

Tuesday to Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00

Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00

We are closed on Mondays.

Tel: 07495397165

East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts

East GalleryNUA, Cavendish House, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AE
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm. Admission free.

East GalleryNUA is an exciting, city centre gallery space showcasing the best modern and contemporary art through its curated exhibitions programme.

Contact Norwich University of the Arts on 01603 610561 for more information.

Funkys Rollerskating & Adventure play

Burton Road Business Park, Spar Rd, Norwich NR6 6AX

Welcome to Norfolk’s premier indoor activity & birthday party centre.  We have a purpose built maple wood roller skating rink & amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors!  Where better to spend a whole day out with activities to suit all ages.  Let the children run wild in our play area or go for a skate with them on our rink.

Contact 01603 403220 for more information.

Gravity Trampoline Park

Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside Centre, Koblenz Avenue, Norwich, NR1 1WT

GRAVITY Trampoline Park at Riverside Norwich offers a wide variety of specialised activities – or simply come and have fun on our wall-to-wall trampolines. 60 min sessions starting every half hour.

GRAVITY is a new way for people of all ages to enjoy exercise or simply to have fun. The indoor park boast an open arena of interconnected trampolines that can be used for a variety of activities, including free jumping, fitness classes, group entertainment and parties.

Contact 01603 964949 for more information.

High Altitude Trampoline Park

High Altitude, 91 Whiffler Road, Norwich, NR3 2AW

Wall-to-wall trampolines all connected together to form one huge bounce area. Now imagine angled trampolines forming the sides, so you can literally bounce off the walls!

For their own safety children under 4 are not permitted to bounce during weekend, school holiday or Bank holiday sessions.  Children between the ages of 4 and 6 will need to be accompanied by a full paying adult on a maximum of one to two basis.  Children 7 years and above can bounce unattended.

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.

Highball Climbing Norwich

1 Twickenham Road, Norwich, NR6 6NG

Highball is a dedicated indoor climbing centre and proud to be part of an independent Norwich. Aside from our climbing and bouldering walls, we have a strength and conditioning area, climbing shop, cafe, and Rehab Rooms.

Contact 01603 513513

House of Play at High Altitude

High Altitude, 91 Whiffler Road, Norwich, NR3 2AW

House of Play at High Altitude

£2 to let your little one play or if you are joining us for a Parents & Tots session on the trampolines its included in the price when you make use of the café facilities.

For their own safety children under 4 are not permitted to bounce during weekend, school holiday or Bank holiday sessions.  Children between the ages of 4 and 6 will need to be accompanied by a full paying adult on a maximum of one to two basis.  Children 7 years and above can bounce unattended.

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.

Hyper Centre

Unit 26, Horsbeck Ind.Est, Horsbeck way, Horsford
Hyper Centre offers soft play equipment for children of all ages. We also have a cafe on site serving hot and cold food and drinks.
9am-3pm Tuesday-Friday (Term time)
9am-6pm Saturdays and 9am-5pm Sundays.All school and bank holidays 9am-6pm.
Contact 01603 891010 for more information.

Jump for Joy

Jump for Joy, Mahoney Green, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6JY

Give your child an outlet for their energy at Jump for Joy children’s play centre. Let them run, climb and slide to their heart’s content.
Our new junior play area is suitable for ages 4-10 years, (under 4’s with adult supervision), and we also have a play frame just for toddlers under 4 years.

Monday: Closed

Parties- Why choose us for parties?
• Creative party invitations
• 60 minutes of party play
• 45 minutes for delicious food, happy birthday song and handing out party bags.
• Unique party bags included
• Gift for the birthday child
• Hot/cold drinks and snack bar for parents
• Free parking

Contact 01603 721 872 for more information.


Floor 1, Rose Lane Multi Storey Car Park, Norwich, NR1 1PY

Play cafe for 0-4 year olds and snug movie shed, fully licensed cafe.

Upstairs is the laser tag arena with a UV seaside theme, suitable for children and adults.

We offer a variety of party packages, from toddler’s birthday parties through to corporate events.

01603 666745

Norwich Castle Museum

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

One of Norwich’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago.

Explore the Castle’s history as a palace and later as a prison, and enjoy our fabulous collections of fine art, archaeology, and natural history as well as the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum collections.


Open most Bank Holidays except 24, 25 and 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.

Please note that last admission is half an hour before closing.

For more information contact 01603 493625

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral, 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

Norwich Cathedral is an English cathedral located in Norwich, Norfolk, dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. It is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites.

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

One Life Left – Norwich Gaming Cafe

One Life Left – Norwich Gaming Cafe
21 St Benedict’s Street, Norwich NR2 4PF

One Life Left is a video games themed café offering food, drink, parties and events, with screen hire prices starting from just £2.50.

Kids under 12 get 30 minutes free play when parent buys any hot drink.

Games suitable for all ages during daytime with 18+ after 6pm.

Contact 01603631114 for more information.

Quasar Norwich

Quasar Norwich, 17 to 19 St Stephens Road, Norwich, NR1 3SP

Under 16s session

Come to our under 16s session for 2 hours of laser fun! Sessions run every Saturday and Sunday all year long, starting from 9am and ending at 11am, we will provide players with at least 4 games and a free small slush to cool off. All this for just £9.95pp.


Here at Quasar Norwich we have a party package to suit everyone. Whether you are turning 7 or 18 we can offer you a laser experience you won’t forget!

This autumn we are now offering 4 new party packages to give our customers even more choice. Now there’s a party package for every pocket!

To find out more or to book call 01603 763403

Riverside Leisure Centre

Riverside Leisure Centre, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1WX

Contact 01603 671390 for more information.

Sea Life Centre

Sea Life Centre Hunstanton – 01485 533576
Southern Promenade, Hunstanton PE36 5BH

Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth – 01493 330631
Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH

Home to amazing discoveries and exciting marine displays.



Strangers’ Hall

Strangers’ Hall, 4 Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4AL

Home to Mayors and Magnates.

Visit one of Norwich’s oldest and most fascinating buildings, dating back to 1320. Stroll through a maze of interlinked rooms enriched with textiles and period objects, bringing the days of the Tudors and Stuarts vividly to life.

Winter Closing 2017-18
Strangers’ Hall will be closed from 21 December 2017 for the annual winter deep clean. The museum will re-open to the public on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Contact 01603 667229 / 493625 for more information or to book tickets.

The Racecourse Castle Carvery

The Racecourse, Salhouse Rd, Norwich NR13 6LA

The Racecourse Soft Play. £2.95 per child.

Contact 01603 720421 for more information.

The Tollhouse Museum

The Tolhouse, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH.

Visit one of the oldest prisons in the country and explore Great Yarmouth’s story of crime and punishment.

• Discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers when punishment included transportation and execution.

• Enjoy the hands-on activities and find out about the history of this 12th Century medieval former merchant’s house, which was transformed into one of the town’s most important civic buildings.

Contact 01493 858900 or 743930 for more information.

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX

Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past.

Discover Great Yarmouth’s fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.

Wander through a Victorian ‘Row’ and see inside a fisherman’s home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the present day, through times of boom and bust and war and peace.

Contact 01493 743930 for more information.


Twinkle Toes Baby Cafe

Twinkle Toes Baby Cafe, 63 Sussex Street, Norwich, NR3 3DG

Contact 01603 219266 for more information.

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Station Business Park, Horning Road West, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QJ

Welcome to Wroxham Miniature Worlds the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK stretching over 10,000 square feet with some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public display. The attraction is made up of many zones including model railways in various scales, slot car displays, a whole city made from LegoTM bricks, model boat displays and a host of toys from across the decades there is something for the whole family.

It’s worth noting that pushchairs and strollers are not normally permitted inside, but that they do run designated Baby Friendly days when the carriages are welcome, advertised online.

We are open 10am to 5pm (last admissions 4.00pm). – Cafe open from 10.30am to 3.30pm.