Local Attractions By Wild With Nature
Although there’s more than enough to keep you busy on the farm, you’ll also find a great choice of attractions in the local area. From The Broads, zoos and nature reserves to market towns and cities, Norfolk is home to a fantastic array of attractions. Here are some of our favourite local spots to help get you started.
Snetterton Racing Circuit is only 3 miles away and is one of the UK’s best motor racing circuits for competitors and spectators alike. It hosts the British Touring Car Championships, British Superbike Championship, British GT Championship along with several other car festivals and shows.
Thetford Forest Park is the UK’s largest man made lowland forest with a vast number of activities from exploring the forest canopy with Go Ape, hiring a Segway or bicycle to a simple walk through the amazing forest.
Norwich - “A Fine City” The historic city of Norwich is packed full of things to do. Explore the Norman castle, the amazing cathedral and the still intact medieval street pattern which is the largest in Europe. Norwich Lanes is home to over 300 independent shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Norwich Market is one of the UK’s oldest markets and has been named as the best large outdoor market in the country. It’s a great place to get lunch at the numerous street food stalls. Norwich used to have a pub for every day of the year and a church for every Sunday!
The Light Cinema, Thetford a small intimate cinema. If the weather is really against you, head here - 20 minutes drive, free car parking and a glass of wine whilst you watch the film - what could be better on a rainy day!
Banham Zoo - often voted Norfolk’s top attraction. Set in 50 acres and home to over 2000 animals. Giraffes, tigers, snakes and creepy crawlies galore.
Constructed in the 12th century, Norwich Cathedral is one of the most historic sights in Norfolk and one of the most important religious buildings in the UK. Built in the Norman style, the cathedral is home to a wonderful choice of artworks and a number of important historical artefacts. Once you’ve finished exploring the cathedral and its grounds, head into the centre of Norwich to discover the independent shops, cultural sights and welcoming pubs the city is known for.
The Brecks - The farm lies on the edge of The Brecks, an area of ancient heathland covering part of Norfolk and Suffolk. A beautiful area to explore and home to the pine lines that are an iconic feature of this landscape.
English Whisky Company - a mere 10 minute drive takes you to St George’s Distillery. Take a distillery tour to discover how local barley and water are used to produce the finest English Single Malt Whisky. They have an onsite restaurant and coffee house, The Kitchen, which serves a mean all day breakfast.
Visit Norfolk website - the official visitor website for Norfolk, gives an overview of what’s on, places to visit and pointers to get the best out of your stay in the county.
Wyken Vineyards - a wonderful ancient estate just over the border in Suffolk. Stunning gardens, the Leaping Hare restaurant, a country store stocking beautiful and useful gifts, a farmers’ market every Saturday and producers of great local wines. All of this only half an hour away.