Seventeen miles from Norwich is an award winner Banham Zoo with over 2,000 animals from all over the globe. It is set in stunning parkland of 50 acres in Diss. Banham Zoo allows visitors to get closer to leopards, iguana, sea lions, armadillo, monkeys, gelada baboons, tigers, owls, and giraffes.
Want to watch the spectacle of the deep sea? Visit Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and gaze at a special collection of over 2,000 sea creatures. Get up close to crocodiles, fish, turtles, sea rays, sharks, seals, and other mammals. Experience a huge penguin enclosure with birds of moustache (Inca terns) and Humboldt penguins. Watch the birds deep-diving in the pools and waterfalls.
The rail system runs a diesel-hauled train between the Georgian town of Holt and the seaside Sheringham. Get an eyeful during the trip as you take rural walks on between the two terminuses. The line is operated by volunteers from various walks of life, and steam trains run from April to October on a daily basis.
Visit a ten pin bowling centre for great fun for all ages. Whether you are with kids or a group of adults, play competitively with ten pin bowls. The game takes care of all kinds of abilities. The cosy and intimate atmosphere with funky lane illuminations excites families. Pin bowl fans come here for weekend playdates, night outs, and holiday retreats. Share some tasty shakes, softie, or beer with a loved one.
Located 10 miles to the northeast of Norwich, a large wooded theme park has numerous replicas of dinosaurs that growl over the guests as you pass. Kids slide, climb, swing, and run around. Everything in the park is well thought out beginning with the Dinomite that is stuffed with slides, ball pools, and climbing nets. Take your toddlers to a 2-level play area or the splash zone featuring 31 water plays.