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Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich , NR14 8PQ 01508 470444 Get Directions

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Dunston Hall is located within close proximity to famous UK attractions such as the Norfolk Broads, Norwich Castle and Pleasure Island making it the perfect choice for your next family break.

From theme parks to historical points of interest we've got it covered and if the typical british weather takes a turn for the worse, there's no problem as we've a couple of indoor attractions for rainy days.

Scroll below to view our recommendations for things to do during your family break at Dunston Hall.

Theme Parks

PleasureWood Hills - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Pleasurewood Hills - 12 miles (20 minutes drivetime)

Whether you're an adrenaline thrill ride seeker or looking for a perfect family attraction, Pleasurewood Hills is a jam-packed fun day out for the whole family!

Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park gives you the opportunity to ride some of the most exhillerating rollercoasters in the East of England, enjoy some family fun in the Kiddie Zone or enjoy some of the superb wildlife shows.

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Dinosaur Adventure - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Dinosaur Adventure - 12 miles (20 minutes drivetime)

An award-winning family attraction set in 85 acres of parkland. You and your family can discover exciting and fascinating attractions including animatronic dinosaurs in natural surroundings.

As you trek through the woods along the Dinosaur Trail, children will gasp in amazement as they come face to face with the 8 meter Spinosaurus, the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and many more along the trail.

Other attractions include the play area Arachnophobia, a giant spider's web, 'Climb-a-Saurus,' a 75ft dinosaur activity, and for the under 7's, 'Tiny Terrosaurs' play area.

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Pleasure Beach - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Pleasure Beach - 23 miles (33 minutes drivetime)

One of the Top 10 free family attractions in the UK.

Pleasure Beach at Great Yarmouth is a fun-filled day out full of adventure, thrill-seeking activities and laughter.

From thrill rides to family rides to the unique 4D cinema experience; Pleasure Beach is a great day out for all ages.

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History

Norwich Castle - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Norwich Castle - 6 miles (10 minutes drivetime)

Explore the magnificent medieval stone Keep and displays - drop a penny down the well (41 metres deep!), spot the 300 year old Norwich dragon and peep into the giant model to see how the Keep looked at the time of King Henry I. You can also learn about the Castle's 500 years as a prison through stories of crime and punishment.

Visit the galleries to discover Norwich Castle's most popular exhibits, including an Arctic polar bear, an Ancient Egyptian mummy, a First World War whistle, Iceni gold and the world's largest collection of teapots and Norwich School paintings.

As well as its permanent displays, Norwich Castle is nationally recognised for its regular programme of exhibitions and touring shows from major galleries and museums.

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Norwich Cathedral - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Norwich Cathedral - 6 miles (10 minutes drivetime)

Norwich Cathedral is one of England's finest Cathedrals.

After you have unearthed over 900 years of history and explored the awe-inspiring Cathedral building, discover the largest Cathedral Close and monastic Cloisters in the land, view fascinating exhibitions, enjoy a light lunch or coffee and cake in the Refectory café and experience the tranquillity of the Herb and Japanese Gardens.

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Holham Hall - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Holkham hall - 43 miles (60 minutes drivetime)

With a stunning location on the north Norfolk coast and at the heart of a thriving 25,000 acre estate, Holkham Hall is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife.

Test your head for heights and explore our exciting children's woodland adventure play area with its tree house in the sky, high level walkways, rope ladders and zip-wire. It's great fun!

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Indoor Attractions

Gravity Trampoline - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Gravity Trampoline Park - 4 miles (10 minutes drivetime)

Gravity Trampoline Park at Riverside Norwich offers a unique family day out on the wall-to-wall trampolines. 

Gravity is a new way for people of all ages to enjoy exercise or simply to have fun. The indoor park boast an open arena of interconnected trampolines that can be used for a variety of activities, including free jumping, fitness classes, group entertainment and parties.

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Blickling Hall - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Blickling Hall - 19 miles (20 minutes drivetime)

Blickling Estate is a National Trust site covering 4,500 acres, making it the perfect place for exploring with your family. 

You can discover the famous house and 950 acres of woodland and parkland plus 3,500 acres of farmland.

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Outdoor Activities

Fritton Lake - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Fritton Lake - 22 miles (44 minutes drivetime)

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre is located on the grounds of Fritton Lake Country Park within the 5,000 acre Somerleyton Hall Estate.

If you're looking for a great family day out why not hire canoes, rowing boats, katakanu's, electric outboards, bikes or Berg Pedal go karts during your visit?

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Go Ape - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Go-Ape - 12 miles (20 minutes drivetime)

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings.

Climb and conquer some of East Anglian's oldest Douglas Fir trees in the heart of Thetford Forest. The course layout leads you on a journey around the site with each section hidden from view by a mass of rhododendrons and native scrub.

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Banham Zoo - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Banham Zoo - 24 miles (35 minutes drivetime)

One of the Top 10 free family attractions in the UK.

Pleasure Beach at Great Yarmouth is a fun-filled day out full of adventure, thrill-seeking activities and laughter.

From thrill rides to family rides to the unique 4D cinema experience; Pleasure Beach is a great day out for all ages.

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Wells Next The Sea - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

​Wells-Next-The-Sea - 42 miles (50 minutes drivetime)

The beautiful sandy beach, with its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts, is Wells' most famous feature. Walk for 1.5 miles or so along the golden sands and you'll end up in Holkham.

Whether you decide to collect shells, fly a kite or build a sand castle, this is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and deservedly so! For nature lovers, you can spot oyster catchers and ringed plovers, who nest on the beach, along with some common and little terns.

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Wroxham Broads - Dunston Hall Local Attraction

Wroxham Broads - 41 miles (50 minutes drivetime)

Wroxham Village is known as the Capital of the Broads, thanks to it's great location, abundance of businesses and treasured history. It is however, two villages in one, Wroxham, which is mostly a residential village and Hoveton, which is the centre of business and tourism, the face of Wroxham if you will. These two villages are joined by Wroxham Bridge and footbridge, which allows vehicles and pedestrians access to each, without having to get wet in the River Bure that flows underneath.

Wroxham Broads itself is just a mile down the river and is best accessed by boat due to the lack of footpaths and roads leading to it. This lack of land access helps to preserve the natural beauty of the broad, which becomes clear as soon as you set eyes on the stunning area.

Located along the River Bure is the Riverside Park where you can walk along the river next to stunning greenery. This is a great area for picnics and having a relaxing sit down by the river, watching the boats go past.

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