here you can find the regular wildlife of squirrels, rabbits and hedgehogs but also creatures such as the Thornyclod Spider, Marsh Boggles, Tree Twiggles and the Crocklebog! An accompanying book, gives children the chance to follow in the footsteps of the lead character Swampy, a 2ft Marsh Boggle with a taste for adventure. Bewilderwood features fantasy treehouses and aerial walkways through the trees above unspoilt Norfolk Marshland. The trees also have miniature villages for the Twiggles. Attractions include the Broken Bridge where you have to walk over invisible glass 7 metres above the ground, the Wobbly Wires, a daring zip wire slide and the Slippery Slopes. Entry to the park is by boat through the marshes, adding to the sense of fantasy and adventure. Located on the A1062 between Wroxham and Horning.
Museum of the broads – A waterside setting at The Staithe in Stalham, the museum is a registered charity aiming to bring the history of the broads alive. Open throughout the summer.
Hickling – the village of Hickling into two parts; Hickling Heath and Hickling Green. Hickling Heath is on the edge of the broads and has a staithe, private moorings and a pub. Hickling Green is mainly residential, but well worth a visit as it has a church and many pretty properties. Walking from Hickling Heath you are able to gain access to Hickling’s large nature reserve, which consists of marked paths, observation tower and viewing platforms. It has a visitors centre, and many marked paths out over the edges of the Broad, with observation towers and viewing platforms, to watch the wildlife, undisturbed.
Stalham - a typical country town, with a High Street containing a range of shops and other facilities. A small market operates on Tuesdays and the town hall hosts various regular sales, including a farmers market on alternative Saturdays. Stalham is a major boating centre and many boat holidays start from here. There are also day boats for hire. The staithe at Stalham also hosts The Museum of the Broads, showing the human effect upon the Broadland environment.
Sea Palling - a small, quiet seaside resort on the East Norfolk Coast, Sea Palling is home to a blue flag, sandy beach and is a great place for a walk. A number of reefs have been built as part of the coast defences and it calms the waves making Sea Palling an ideal place to swim or for children to play. There are plenty of facilities including a pub, cafe, tea-rooms, shop and small amusement arcade. Sea Palling also has a jet-ski centre. Along the coast, sand dunes separate the low lying land from the sea, giving great views down to Happisburgh.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015