Kids & Families 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
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
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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