Norfolk family activity update - Covid 19

=**Please note that this page is being frequently updated** Last update: 03/8/2020

This page is designed to provide updates for families with local updates and facilities in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

We endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible, however, due to decisions being made suddenly – this page may not always reflect the current situation.  Therefore, we advise that readers double-check with the venue/organiser’s website and/or social media prior making arrangements to ensure that the plans are current and still going ahead and the restrictions that may be in place


Find the most up-to-date advice about Covid-19 visit the NHS website -


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Amazona Zoo - open from Thursday 25th June - tickets must be rebooked.  Find out more here.

Blickling Estate (National Trust) - parklands, garden outdoor cafe and shop are currently open.  Visits must be booked in advance.  Find out more here.

Bure Valley Railway 

Church Farm Stow Bardolph open from 20th June for members and season ticket holders only.  Open to the general public in due course.  Find out more here.

Norfolk Libraries -closed but online services available - more details to follow

Norfolk Family Learning are providing free online courses and events

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach - reopening in July.  Pre-booked tickets only.  Find out more here.

Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature Trail - open from 16th June.  Tearoom closed. Find out more here.


Hirstys Family Funpark

Highway Garden & Leisure

Hoveton Hall Estate - reopened from 15th June.  Find out more here

Indigo Dyslexia Centre - online appointments only available

Pleasurewood Hills - reopening 4th July.  iFind out more here: 

Selected National Trust parklands, gardens and carparks are offering bookings on a first-come-first-served-basis - visit this website to find out more and see the latest updates 

The Garage Norwich are offering online classes

Pensthorpe Natural Park - open to members from 24th June and all from 1st July.  Find out more here: 

Bewilderwood - planning to reopen on 18th July.  Find out more here

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure - planned reopening 4th July.  Find out more here.

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth - reopening from 4th July.  Prebooking is essential.  Find out more here.

SEA LIFE Hunstanton - reopening from 4th July.  Prebooking is essential.  Find out more here

High Lodge, Thetford Forest - open but with limited facilities

Wroxham Barns

Go Ape at Theford Forest

Vancouver Quarter - with social distancing guidelines active

Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Redwings Caldecott on 25th July and Redwings Aylsham on 8th August


Local businesses providing at-home activities

Bewilderwood creative resources

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure have provided a downloadable activity book

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure are offering prizes and activities as part of Dippy's Adventurers Club

SEA LIFE Hunstanton provide regular animal facts on their Facebook page. 

Norfolk County Council are providing free online courses for parents and free online activities for families

Online Norwich Puppet Theatre page and YouTube channel have behind the scenes footage and creative activities that can be done at home.

Norfolk School Games have their own You Tube Channel



Accepting charitable donations

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Maddermarket Theatre

Norwich Theatre Royal

SEA LIFE Hunstanton are accepting items for animal enrichment activities on their Amazon wishlist



Alive Corn Exchange - visit the website to find out more about cancelled/postponed shows

Bubble Rush Norwich - update coming soon to website

Castle Carvery - Funfort

Everyone Active - Norfolk centres

Labyrinth Norwich

Maddermarket Theatre - visit website for postponements and cancellations

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Theatre Royal -- check website for updates on cancellations and postponements

Open Norwich  closed permanently

Peter Beales Roses 

Family Wellbeing Norfolk - see their Facebook page for updates

Norfolk County Show 2020 - cancelled

Norfolk Museums - Time and Tide and Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will reopen on 3 August 2020  Other museums will re-open later.

Norfolk Snowsports 


Stody Family Fun Day

Whitlingham Adventure - closed until at least September


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