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Norfolk Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Norfolk Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Amazonia Zoo - 10 acres, Flamingo Lagoon, Monkeys, Marmosets, Peccaries, Birds of Prey, Play area -  Cromer - Disabled access "All areas are accessible by wheelchair" please see website  
www.amazonazoo.co.uk

 

Banham Zoo - Over 2000 animals in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens, Birds, Primates, Reptiles & Invertebrates, Bird of Prey Display, Farm Barn, Lemur Encounters - Banham - Disabled access and facilities "is considered reasonably wheelchair and pushchair friendly" please see the website  
www.banhamzoo.co.uk

 

Blakeney National Nature Reserve - 4 mile long sand and shingle spit, with saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh, unusual plants, inscects, birds and seals (Take the ferry from Morston Quay for a chance to get close to the seals and birds at Blakeney Point) - National Trust - Morston - Disabled access and facilities are limited - please see the website  
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney

 

Church Farm (Rare Breeds Centre) - Stow Bardolph - At Church Farm there is something for all the family. Homemade cakes and lunches, gift shop and ‘Treehouse’ indoor play area. Animal encounters, ride on tractors, giant sandpit, trampolines, Tractor Tours and lots more - we have no disabled access info for this site 
www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

 

Farmer Fred’s Adventure Playbarn - State-of-the-art indoor play centre for kids 0-12 years. Stimulating 3D play experience transports kids to a world of adventure and fun. Giant slides, ball mazes, 2-4s low ropes adventure course and dedicated 0-2s area - we have no disabled access info for this site 
www.farmerfredsplaybarnnorfolk.co.uk

 

Pensthorpe - Wildlife and Gardens,  children’s nature play - Enjoy nature, wildlife and the outdoors at our multi-award winning attraction - disabled access and facilities, some restrictions - please see the website 
www.pensthorpe.com

 

Redwings Aylsham - home to nearly 50 horses, ponies, and donkeys, regular walking tours as well as demonstrations in horse care, children’s play area, shop, a café - Aylsham -  Disabled access and facilities - fully accessible to wheelchairs and group visits are catered for - please see the website
www.redwings.co.uk

 

Redwings Caldecott - the charity’s largest visitor centre,  70 acres and currently home to almost 120 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, regular walking tours and donkey talks, the Education Centre offers visitors a fun way to find out a little more about all things horsey, children’s play area, shop, a café - Fritton, Great Yarmouth - Disabled access and facilities - fully accessible to wheelchairs and group visits are catered for - please see the website
www.redwings.co.uk

 

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve - Hawk and Owl Trust - rich variety of wildlife in its woodland, fen and reed bed habitats. Boardwalks make access easy for everyone and guide you through the reserve - Visitor centre, disabled toilets, 2 wheelchair accessible hides via a bark path, 2 more accessible hides and an accessible tower to be constructed in 2015
www.hawkandowl.org/sculthorpe/about-sculthorpe/

 

Sea Life Sanctuary -  Norfolk's leading marine rescue centre, seal sanctuary hospital, otter and penguin sanctuaries,  underwater tunnel with tropical sharks! - Hunstanton -  we have no disabled access info for this site
www.sealife.co.uk

 

Snettisham Park Farm - you can take a brilliant Safari ride to see our famous red deer herd. Experience lambing in March and April, bottle-feed orphan lambs and visit our friendly farm animals. New Visitors Centre and Tearoom opened 2012, Sheep Shearing Shows, seasonal activities and countryside trails. - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.snettishampark.co.uk

 

Snettisham Reserve - RSPB - views over mudflats, with wading birds returning to shore with the tides, in winter see thousands of pinkfooted geese  - no toilets on site, Shore hide and Rotary hide adapted for wheelchair users. Part of the Loop trail, from the car to the Shore hide is a adapted for wheelchair users - please see the website
www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/snettisham

 

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens - The Hall was built in 1736, zoo contains Cockatoos, Owls, Pheasants, Wetland Birds, Walk Through Aviary,  Primates, Reptiles, Cats and Tigers - Great Yarmouth - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.thrigbyhall.co.uk

 


 

Nunnery Lakes Reserve - BTO - "lies to the south of Thetford between the Rivers Thet and Little Ouse. It follows a series of lakes created by old gravel workings, and contains a rich variety of Breckland habitats within a relatively small area" - "Apart from Arlington Way, paths are unsuitable for wheelchairs but access can be arranged by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance. There are three entrances, each with an information panel and map"
www.bto.org/reserve

 

Titchwell Reserve - RSPB - reedbeds and shallow lagoons, often full of birds. You can sit on benches or watch from spacious, wheelchair-accessible hides - (Limited) disabled access, hides and facilities - please see the website
www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/t/titchwellmarsh

 

Weeting Heath Reserve - (limited opening)  in the heart of The Brecks, with a visitor centre, bird hides, woodland walks - Norfolk Wildlife Trust - Disabled access and facilities - please see the website
www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/weeting.aspx

 

Welney Wetland Centre - Wetland wildlife Trust - Get closer to nature and sample the tranquillity of 1000 acres of internationally important wetland. Encounter thousands of wintering wildfowl along with migratory swans at our
daily swan feeds. In summer discover breeding birds, dragonflies and wildflowers or - Disabled access and facilities / baby changing - please see the website
wwt.org.uk/welney

 

 

 

National Nature Reserves in Norfolk

The following are designated as National Nature Reserves, the high number found in the county indicates the importance and diversity of the nature and wildlife of the area.

Ant Broads and Marshes - www.naturalengland.org.uk

Blakeney - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney

Brettenham Heath - www.naturalengland.org.uk

Bure Marshes - www.naturalengland.org.uk

Dersingham Bog - www.naturalengland.org.uk

Foxley Wood - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/foxley.aspx

Hickling Broad - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/hickling.aspx

Holkham - www.holkham.co.uk/html/nature_reserve.html

Holme Dunes - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/holme.aspx

How Hill - www.enjoythebroads.com

Martham Broad - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/Wildlife

Mid-Yare - www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images/midyare_tcm6-1872.pdf

Roydon Common - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/roydon.aspx

Scolt Head Island - www.naturalengland.org.uk

The Wash - www.naturalengland.org.uk

Weeting Heath - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/weeting.aspx

Winterton Dunes - www.naturalengland.org.uk

 

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust - www.bbowt.org.uk

RSPB Norfolk - www.rspb.org.uk

 

 

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