While East Anglia has plenty of attractions to visit, those looking to get out of the city for the day will not be disappointed by the fun and educational options for things to do in the with your family.
As the summer is fast approaching and the warm weather is to follow, I decided to I wanted to share with you our favourite days out we have experienced(so far) in East Anglia.
So whether you like to explore historic sites or relax in the great outdoors, check out these five great day trip options!
1) Great Yarmouth Beach
Great Yarmouth is one of my favourite go-to places to explore, as we live so close to this sea-side town. With plenty of options including Pleasure Beach, Sea Life, Merrivale Model Village and Jurassic Journey just to name a few located nearby. But most of all we love heading down to the beach to sink our toes in the sand and layout in the hot sun.
2) Time and Tide Museum
The Time and Tide Museum tells the story of Great Yarmouth and its herring industry. Also, the lingering aroma of the smokehouse remains today, which is a total experience on its own!
It’s a great place to let little ones explore by touching and feeling things. The museum has plenty of interactive learning tools and exhibits that also gives little one’s insight about how people lived and worked in Great Yarmouth many years ago. You can spend a good few hours here and even grab a cuppa and slice of cake at the cafe on sight during your visit.
3) ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure
A great full-day interactive experience located just outside Norwich. A perfect place for all those dinosaur-loving kids, who love adventure and parents who love interactive learning. You can learn all about the amazing prehistoric creatures that used to roam the earth.
Here, you will so find playgrounds, cafes, open lands and fun games your children to play. Spot the dinos, and learn all sorts of fun facts along the way!
If the heat is getting too hot outside, you can always cool-down in the indoor soft play area close by.
4) West Stow Anglio- Saxon Village
At the West-Stow Anglio-Saxon Village near Bury St. Edmonds, you can step back in time that and explore one of England’s great archaeological sites, West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt countryside.
We really enjoy letting our little one run free and explore all eight buildings and learning about what life would have been like back in the Anglio-Saxon village. The homestead vibes and pure adventure that is experienced at both the village and on-site museums make this one of our favourites to visit.
5) Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
At Somerleyton Hall and Gardens we love to explore the 12 acres of fabulous landscaped gardens and getting lost for a while in the famous yew hedge maze.
We especially love attending the special events, like this year’s Easter Egg hunt; which left us winning a pretty cool chocolate egg prize!
They have a lovely on-site cafe and plenty of photo opportunities throughout. It is the perfect place to have a picnic on the grass in the shade after a stroll through its beautiful gardens. A great playground for both children and adults!