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Family Days Out in Norwich Whether you’re going for an hour, a day or a week, there are plenty of things to keep the kids occupied during a family holiday to Norwich.

From museums and parks to cinema and swimming, this city has something for everyone – even activities that parents will enjoy.

If your kids are interested in history, then they’ll be spoilt for choice in the ancient city of Norwich, as the place has plenty of museums to visit.

For starters there’s the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery [map], where you’ll find a number of exhibitions including an archaeology gallery celebrating Queen Boudica, displays dedicated to life in East Anglia after the collapse of the Roman Empire, and an Ancient Egypt collection.

Another of the city’s most popular museums is Strangers’ Hall [map] on Charing Cross, which was once home to the mayors and sheriffs of Norwich. The museum now has one of largest domestic life collections in the UK, with everything from jelly moulds and vacuum cleaners on display.

For something a little different, take the kids to Norwich’s newest public building, The Forum [map], where you’ll find the Origins heritage centre, which explores the city’s development over 2.000 years. There is also a library, tourist information centre and restaurant here.

If your children are energetic types then why not take a trip to one of the city’s many parks where they can enjoy a game of football, tennis, cricket or just run wild! One of the most popular public parks, especially in the summer, is Bowthorpe Park [map] on Clover Hill Road, which has football pitches along with an American football pitch, tennis courts and picturesque gardens.

Water babies may prefer a trip to one of Norwich top swimming pools, such as the Bernard Matthews Olympic Pool [map] at the UEA Sportspark, which is one of only 12 Olympic size pools in the country. Alternatively, the Riverside Swimming Centre [map] has a leisure pool, along with a spa and teaching pool.

After all that fun, you’ll just want to chill out in the evening so why not take the little ones to the cinema to see the latest children’s film. There are a number of cinemas to choose from in Norwich, including the UCI Cinema [map] and the Hollywood Cinema [map], which both have several screens showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

Not far from the UCI Cinema on the trendy Riverside development you’ll find Hollywood Bowl [map], an American-style ten-pin bowling alley with café, arcade games and pool tables – a great way to end a fun day out.

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