Attractions Nearby Norwich, Day Trips and Excursions

(Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK)

Coastal viewThere are day trip possibilities and nearby Norfolk attractions surrounding Norwich in all directions. The picturesque Norfolk Broads lie to the east, while the town of King's Lynn is situated to the west and contains a wealth of medieval attractions, including two guildhalls, the Greyfriars Tower, the Old Gaol House and Purfleet Quay, amongst others.

Close to King's Lynn and Dersingham is the famous village of Sandringham, where the principal attraction of Sandringham House is to be found. At just over one hour away from Norwich, Sandringham House makes for a popular day trip and is a favourite country retreat of the British monarchy, opening for guided tours between April and October, and closing briefly at the end of July. To the far south-west, the city of Cambridge is within reach of Norwich and is famous throughout the world for its university colleges.

Picture of the pier at the seaside town of Cromer

General Information

If you fancy an excursion to the beach, then the resort of Great Yarmouth is a mere 35-minute drive to the east of Norwich. Great Yarmouth is home to many traditional seaside attractions, such as amusement arcades, the Britannia Pier, the Pleasure Beach amusement park, the Model Village and a SeaLife centre.

Located a similar distance away from Norwich, only this time to the north, Cromer is another lively beach town and boasts a scenic setting on the North Norfolk coastline. Conveniently connected to Norwich city by train, Cromer has been a popular seaside attraction since it was discovered by the Victorians and has a lengthy sandy beachfront and an almost endless selection of coastal pathways. The National Trust property of Felbrigg Hall is situated just outside of Cromer, while Sheringham and Wells-Next-The-Sea are also nearby and to the west.

Close-up photo of Cromer's pierThe following attractions and within the vicinity of Norwich, many of which are highly suitable for family day trips:

Africa Alive
Address: White's Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7TF, England, UK
Tel: +44 01502 740291

Address: Hall Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JG, England, UK
Tel: +44 01263 510741

Aylsham Fun Barns
Address: Spa Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6UE, England, UK
Tel: +44 01263 734108

Banham Zoo
Address: The Grove, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE, England, UK
Tel: +44 01953 887771

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW, England, UK
Tel: +44 01603 783900

Blickling Hall
Address: Blickling, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, England, UK
Tel: +44 01263 738030

Bressingham Steam Train and Gardens
Address: Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA, England, UK
Tel: +44 01379 686900

Bure Valley Railway
Address: Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, England, UK
Tel: +44 01263 733858

Castle Acre Priory
Address: Swaffham, Norfolk, PE32 2XD, England, UK
Tel: +44 01760 755394

Dinosaur Adventure
Address: Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW, England, UK
Tel: +44 01603 876310

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Address: School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ, England, UK
Tel: +44 01603 270449

Great Yarmouth Stadium (Greyhound and Motor Racing)
Address: Yarmouth Road, Caister On Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 720343

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Address: Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR, England, UK
Tel: +44 01362 860563

Houghton Hall
Address: King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE, England, UK
Tel: +44 01485 528569

Holkham Hall and Museum
Address: Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, England, UK
Tel: +44 01328 710227

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
Address: Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BH, England, UK
Tel: +44 01485 533576

Langham Glass
Address: Sculthorpe Boulevard, Tattersett Business Park, East Rudham, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7RL, England, UK
Tel: +44 01485 529111

Merrivale Model Village, Railway and Gardens
Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 842097

Museum of the Broads
Address: The Staithe, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9DA, England, UK
Tel: +44 01692 581681

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Garden
Address: Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN, England, UK
Tel: +44 01328 851465

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Address: Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 700094

Pleasure Beach
Address: South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 844585

Raveningham Gardens
Address: Raveningham, Norwich, NR14 6NS, England, UK
Tel: +44 01508 548152

Sandringham House, Museum and Grounds
Address: Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN, England, UK
Tel: +44 01553 612908

Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 33063

Snettisham Park
Address: Snettisham, Near King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7NQ, England, UK
Tel: +44 01485 542425

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
Address: Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ, England, UK
Tel: +44 01502 734901

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Address: Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3DR, England, UK
Tel: +44 01493 369477

Thursford Collection
Address: Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS, England, UK
Tel: +44 01328 878477

Wroxham Barns
Address: Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU, England, UK
Tel: +44 01603 783762

Wymondham Heritage Museum
Address: The Bridewell, 10 Norwich Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NS, England, UK
Tel: +44 01953 600205