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Attractive city awash with history and peppered with architectual gems

Are you looking for things to do in Norwich? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Delia Smith, The Forum and City Walls


Did you know...

  • Norwich is the largest 'walled' medieval city in England.
  • The spire of Norwich Cathedral is 315ft high - second only to that of Salisbury. The Caen stone, which was used to build the Cathedral, was brought to Norwich from Normandy.
  • The last beheading at an execution in Britain occurred accidentally at the Castle in 1885 when Robert Goodale was hanged, but the noose severed his head.



 

  Attractions

Norwich Cathedral FREE

900 year old Cathedral that dominates the Norwich skyline. Enjoy a guided tour and a drink in the new refectory.
62 The Close
Norwich
NR1 4EH

01603218323

Recommended by Lisa Barker, Norwich

 

BBC Norwich Tour

Step inside the world of the BBC.
The Forum
Millennium Plain
NR2 1BH

01603284300

 

The Forum

Leisure, learning and entertainment complex. Something for everyone.
Millennium Plain
Norwich
NR2 1BH

01603727950

 

Cow Tower

English Heritage - One of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England, this brick tower was built in c.1398-9.
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 4ET

 

Hoveton Hall Gardens

Charming, family friendly 15 acre garden.
Hoveton Hall Estate
Hoveton
NR12 8RJ

01603782798

 

BeWILDerwood Norfolk

Magical children's world.
Horning Road
Wroxham
NR12 8JW

01692633033

 

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

The Ashmanhaugh Light Railway is a 7¼ inch gauge railway, set in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside.
Beeston St Lawrence
Norfolk
NR12 8YW

Recommended by Roger Kilburn, Norwich

 

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns is the ‘must visit’ for all the family – whatever your age.
Tunstead Road, Hoveton
Norwich
Norfolk
NR12 8QU

 

Barton House Railway

The Barton House Railway (BHR) is a narrow gauge railway in a rear garden located alongside the River Bure in Wroxham.
Hartwell Road, The Avenue
Wroxham
Norfolk
NR12 8TL

01603782008

Recommended by Patrick Hallam, Norwich

 

BeWILDerwood

Award winning imaginative adventure park.
Horning Road
Wroxham
NR12 8JW

 

Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat

The Southern Comfort is a double-deck paddle boat purpose built for the Broads with a capacity of 100 passengers for public trips.
Lower Street
Horning
Norfolk
NR12 8AA

 

Norfolk Wildlife Centre

Adventure Play, Fun and Education.
Fakenham Road
Witchingham
NR9 5QS

01603872274

 
 

  Children's Activities

Funkys

Giant indoor play centre and roller rink.
Spar Road
Norwich
NR6 6AX

01603403220

 
 

  Museums

Norwich Castle Museum And Art Gallery

Fascinating insight into this historic sight.
1 Bank Plain
Norwich
NR2 4SF

01603493625

 

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

The aim of the Museum is to provide a focal point for the heritage associated with the air defence of the United Kingdom.
Nr RRH Neatishead
Horning
Norfolk
NR12 8YB

 

The Wymondham Heritage Museum

In 1984 the Wymodham Heritage Society set up a museum in a small bakehouse in the town.
The Bridewell, Norwich Rd
Wymondham
NR18 0NS

01953600205

 
 

  Parks

Mousehold Heath FREE

Unique 88 hectare (184 acre) area made up of heathland, woodland and recreational open space located in the north of Norwich.
Gurney Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 4HW

 

Chapelfield Gardens FREE

There is a toddler and juniors' play area, somewhere for teens to hang out with their friends and areas for games of petanque.
Norwich
NR1 3BF

 

Norwich River Walks FREE

Norwich lies at the head of the navigable waters of the River Yare, where it is joined by its major tributary, the Wensum.
St Georges Street
Norwich
NR3 1AU

 

Waterloo Park FREE

Facilities include a tennis court, children’s play area, large splash pad, bandstand and pavilion.
Angel Road
Norwich
NR3 3HX

 

Plantation Gardens

3 acre garden set in the heart of the city.
4 Earlham Road
Norwich
NR2 3DB

 

Hickling Broad Nature Reserve FREE

Hickling Broad is situated in the upper stretches of the River Thurne, and is the largest expanse of open water in the Broads.
Hickling village
south of Stalham
Norfolk
NR12 0BW

 

Eaton Park FREE

Formal public park with extensive sports facilities including bowling greens, tennis courts, football & cricket pitches,skate park.
South Park Avenue
Norwich
NR4 7AX

Recommended by Jim Newman, Norwich

 

Barton Broad Nature Reserve FREE

Barton Broad is the largest Broad in the Ant Valley. It is a man-made landscape impacted by natural processes.
north of Hoveton
Norfolk
NR12 8XP

 
 

  Galleries

Grapevine Gallery

Paint your own pottery studio.
109 Unthank Road
Norwich
NR2 2PE

01603760660

 

Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts FREE

Inspirational public art museum.
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

01603593199

 
 

  Bowling

Hollywood Bowl

Ten pin bowling centre.
1C Wherry Road
Norwich
NR1 1WZ

08448261466

 

Namco Funscape

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
10 Barnard Road
Norwich
NR5 9JB

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Norwich

Multi-screen cinema.
Castle Mall
Norwich
NR1 3DD

03453084620

 

Odeon Norwich

Multi-screen cinema.
Riverside Leisure Park
Norwich
NR1 1XA

03330144501

 

Cinema City

Independent cinema.
St Andrews Hall Plain
Norwich
NR2 4AD

08719025724

 
 

  Theatre

Norwich Theatre Royal

Popular city centre theatre. Full listings available.
Theatre Street
Norwich
NR2 1RL

01603630000

 

Norwich Playhouse

Much loved performing arts venue.
42-58 St Georges Street
Norwich
NR3 1AB

01603612580

 
 

  Live Music

The Waterfront

Popular live music venue.
139-141 King Street
Norwich
NR1 1QH

01603632717

 
 

  Comedy

Red Card Comedy Club

Popular comedy club.
Carrow Road
Norwich
NR1 1JE

08448261902

 
 

  Golf

Bawburgh Golf Club

Golf Club.
Glen Lodge
Marlingford Road
Bawburgh
Norfolk
NR9 3LU

 

Royal Norwich Golf Club

Founded in 1893, Royal Norwich Golf Club in Norfolk is a traditional members club offering a warm welcome to visitors from its members and staff.
Drayton High Road
Hellesdon
Norwich
Norfolk
NR6 5AH

01603-408459

 

Wensum Valley Golf & Country Club

Golf Club.
Beech Avenue
Norwich
Norfolk
NR8 6HP

 

Eaton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Newmarket Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 6SF

 
 

  Leisure centres

Greens

Health and fitness club.
Barrack Street
Norwich
NR3 1TS

01603760600

 

Bannatyne

State of the art health and fitness club.
North Side Business Park
Thorpe St Andrews
NR7 0HT

01603431580

 

Sports Park

Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor sports and much more.
University Drive
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

01603592398

 

Oasis Sports And Leisure Club

Indoor swimming pool, gym, indoor and outdoor sports and much more.
Pound Lane
Norwich
NR7 0UB

01603462463‎

 
 

  Sport

Norfolk Snowsports Club

Innovative indoor ski and snowboard centre.
Whitlingham Lane
Trowse
Norwich
NR14 8TW

 

Planet Ice

Ice skating rink.
Drayton High Road
Norwich
NR6 5DU

01603416600

 
 

  Paintball

Paintball Norwich

Outdoor paintball centre.
The White Hall
Traice Hall
NR16 1HQ

01508481841

 
 

  Laser

Quasar Norwich

Interactive laser tag adventure.
St Stephens Road
Norwich
NR1 3SP

 

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