Fancy doing something different with the kids this October half term… then how about a trip to Bewilderwood set on the outskirts of the beautiful Norfolk Broads!
According to a piece in the Telegraph, it’s one of 22 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16 – so what are you waiting for!?
Set in 50 acres of woodland on the outskirts of Wroxham, Bewilderwood offers the perfect antidote to the gaudy commercialism of many theme parks. There are no rides, no special effects or fast-food outlets – just lots of outdoor fun to be had climbing trees, crossing rope bridges, building dens and hiding out in treehouses. Designed a local children’s author, the park is populated by magical creatures from his books, and there are craft activities and seasonal events such as Halloween lantern parades – perfect for Oct half term!
Best for: Toddlers to early teens. Younger children will love the story-telling sessions and puppet shows, while older children tackle the Sky Maze tree-top adventure and zip wire.
Where to stay?
If you’re wanting to spend a couple of days in Norfolk so the kids can experience Bewilderwood and then enjoy the surrounding Norfolk Broads, why not use our Rentals Finder to choose your perfect pad…
For example, here’s a lovely Norfolk holiday rental we found using FamilyBreakFinder’s new Rentals Finder search tool. The tool compares millions of rental properties across the world, bringing you the best from dozens of different sites, including Booking.com, TripAdvisor and HomeAway.
This cosy Victorian cottage is centrally located in the picturesque Norfolk Broads village of Horning and is just across the road from the river. Features include entrance hall, bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, TV, CD Player, DVD player, electric storage heating, front courtyard garden, secluded upstairs patio, use of small private staithe on the river, private car parking.
- Set on the Norfolk Broads
- Fantastic reviews!
- Family of four (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)
- 2 nights
Value for money?
Entrance is based on a child’s height. Under 92cm (approx 2 year old) goes FREE, 92–105cm £13.50, over 105cm (including adults) £15.50. You can easily spend all day there so it’s excellent value for money, particularly as face-painting, storytelling and crafts are inclusive. But it’s almost all outdoors so if you’re not a hardy type you’ll need fine weather!
So… for 2 adults and 2 children (1 child under 92cm) you’re looking at £44.50BOOK TICKETS
Need to buy train tickets?
Our top choice for UK train tickets is Virgin Trains – they search the whole rail network, not just Virgin routes. What’s more, they don’t add booking fees or charge you for using your credit card. Also worth a look is Trainline. They buy up seat allocations in bulk, meaning they can sometimes pass on better discounts than rivals.
Need to buy coach or bus tickets?
If you’re travelling by bus, these days National Express really makes an effort to be family friendly. With booster seats, wifi, air con and power sockets for tablets – as well as bargain prices when compared to train – they’re worth a look. With their £8 Family Coachcard kids go free.
Looking for other cheap attraction tickets?
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Need to hire a car?
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