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What to do when the grandchildren come to visit


While having the grandchildren come to stay is a great, keeping the youngsters entertained can prove challenging. Living in Norfolk and Suffolk, however, means that you have numerous places and events that will appeal all members of the family. If you are stuck for ideas with what to do with the grandchildren on their next visit, consider these suggestions:

Africa Alive
Although Africa Alive is a walking safari park it does not require visitors to have a high level of fitness to enjoy all it has to offer. The park has a range of African animals including lions, cheetahs, rhinos, meerkats, and giraffes. As well as this, the park has games and an indoor play area that will entertain younger children, while the whole family will enjoy taking a trip on a special train that provides an easy and accessible way to tour the park.

Norfolk Broads
For a more sedate day out consider hiring a boat and enjoying the famous Norfolk Broads. These stunning waterways are a great way to spend the day and offer the opportunity to see some of the wildlife that is unique to this region. In addition to this, there are many child-friendly pubs and restaurants located near the Broads, which provide the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely family lunch.

Dinosaur Adventure Park
The Dinosaur Adventure Park is the ideal place to take dinosaur-obsessed youngsters. The park has many family-friendly attractions including large-scale models of dinosaurs, a maze, an outdoor play area, and the largest indoor play area in the region. Although there are some indoor activities, the Dinosaur Adventure Park is best visited during drier days as most of the must-see sites and activities are located outdoors.

Norwich Castle
While Norwich has lots to offer families, one of its key attractions is Norwich Castle. Part-museum and part-art gallery, Norwich Castle blends the city’s history with its place as modern metropolis. Visitors can tour the Castle, delving into its dungeons and scaling its battlements. As well as this, the Castle has permanent exhibitions including ones focusing on Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Ancient Egypt and the Boudica who famously raised a revolt against the Romans in ancient Briton.

The beach
One of the great things about living in Norfolk and Suffolk is the abundance of attractive and accessible beaches located in these regions. Children of all ages will look forward to a trip to the beach, whether they can paddle in the water on hot sunny days or wrap up warm and get some fresh sea air during colder months; plus no matter what time of year, it is a great chance to enjoy the classic British favourite – fish and chips.


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