The evenings are getting lighter and the days are getting warmer – summer is official on its way!

If you’re looking for somewhere to spend time with the family that offers lots of outdoor activities to make the most of those summery days, then why not take a trip to Norwich. This charming city is not only bursting full of history and culture at every turn, it also has loads of activities and adventures that both big and small can enjoy.

Curious About Norwich

Your walk begins at the iconic Norwich Castle (Image source: Ben Ward via Flickr Creative Commons)

Norwich Castle
Start your morning by taking in all the iconic sights that Norwich city centre has to offer. Curious About Norwich offer self-guided walking tours with a difference, follow the map and wander around the most fascinating places the city has to offer. Be sure to keep your little ones on the lookout for answers to the clues along the way too! There are two walks available for Norwich, which are both around 2km long in total. You can simply download the map for £4.99 or have it printed and posted to you for £5.50 + p&p – making this is cheap and cheerful family activity.


Eaton Park

The picturesque Eaton Park (Image source: Colin via Flicker Creative Commons)

Eaton Park

If it’s a sunny day, then pack a picnic and head over to Eaton Park during your visit to Norwich. This beautiful park is spread over 80 acres and you’ll find a playground, skate park, table tennis, crazy golf and loads of room to run around with the family here. Visit the Friends of Eaton Park website to find out more.

Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian (pictured on the right) inside the Royal Arcade (Image Source: Adam Burt via Flickr Creative Commons)

Royal Arcade

When it’s time to take a break and grab some lunch, nowhere does family friendly better than Jamie’s Italian Norwich. The relaxed and something atmosphere of this restaurant, situated in the grand surroundings of the Royal Arcade, is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty Italian lunch. As well as offering a delicious selection of seasonal and rustic dishes, their kids’ menu is award winning! So what better reason to make Jamie’s your restaurant of choice for a fantastic family meal.

Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden (Image source: Ungry Young Man via Flickr Creative Commons)

The Plantation Garden

Nestled right in the city centre next to the Catholic Cathedral is the picturesque Plantation Garden. This quiet secret garden is a lovely place for your little ones to explore and learn about all the different flowers and plants along the woodland path. During the summer you can also enjoy afternoon tea here every Sunday and they often events including treasure trails and outdoor cinemas. Find out more here.

Now you know all the fun things Norwich has to offer for a family day out in the summertime, make your way to Norwich the next time the sun is shining.


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