Enjoy a great day out at Wroxham Barns
Published date: March 2020
Located 10 miles from Norwich and close to the stunning Norfolk Broads, Wroxham Barns is an all-weather destination suitable for all ages. Younger visitors will love the Junior Farm, play area and new Funpark opening 2nd April 2020 and grownups are sure to enjoy all the local crafts and gifts on offer.
Have a go at producing your own unique item at ‘Made by You’ - whatever your age, try your hand at decopatch, sand art or pottery painting. Sample the excellent selection of food on offer at Wroxham Barns, from breakfast through to afternoon tea and Sunday roasts, in their Farmyard Café and Restaurant.
Wroxham Barns Junior Farm
There is loads to see and do at Wroxham Barns’ Junior Farm in Norfolk. Visitors can meet Ant and Dec, their friendly alpacas and enjoy cuddle time with the cute rabbits and guinea pigs who love a gentle cuddle. There are greedy goats who love to eat the bags of feed from visitors’ hands and they are always happy to have their photos taken, especially with full tummies! There are sheep to get up close to in the paddock and in spring lambs are being born.
Bella’s Barn has ride-on tractors, Lego and playhouses for make-believe games and is a great place to stop off when the weather is not too good. Visitors can take a look in the nest-boxes to see if the resident hens have laid any eggs and if lucky can collect the freshly laid eggs to buy and take home.
Visit the piggery and learn some interesting pig facts and watch them being fed their lunch and then try milking a cow (not a real one!)
Piggy’s Play Sty is an indoor heated soft-play area and the perfect place for little ones to let off steam. There are daily activities at the Junior Farm, so check what’s happening the day you visit. The sort of activities to expect are feeding the greedy pygmy goats, cuddle time with the smaller farm animals, pig feeding, pony grooming and guinea pig and rabbit feeding time.
To find out more about Wroxham Barns Junior Farm, please go to their website.
Funpark at Wroxham Barns
Opening Easter 2020, the Funpark at Wroxham Barns in Norfolk will be open each day until the end of October half-term, when it will close for winter. Visitors will love all the fun of the fair with 2 brand new jumping pillows, a new sand play area and a new Water Wars. Ride the jumping frogs, and the Wroxham Barns Train and take a trip around the Funpark and maybe play on the 18-hole mini golf avoiding the water hazards!
There is also a playground for children located in their picnic area.
To find out more about the Funpark at Wroxham Barns, please go to their website.
Wroxham Barns Crafts and Shopping
Wroxham Barns is the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy, with unusual and unique items on offer at this popular Norfolk attraction. Meet some of the makers at Wroxham Barns and maybe book a workshop or commission a piece of art. There are a whole host of talented crafts people at Wroxham Barns who are passionate about what they do and are happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors. Browse their wares and find the perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself! Discover a wide range of clothing at Gallery Clothing and a vast array of gifts in Gallery Gifts, the two large shops at Wroxham Barns. Then there’s items of jewellery, patchwork and quilting, stained glass, confectionary, homeware, gifts, artwork, ceramics, upcycled pieces and food and drink to purchase too. There is also a unisex salon offering eco-friendly and cruelty-free products and services including vegan ranges for hair, nails and skin.
Discover the pop-up studio at Wroxham Barns in Norfolk, home to a variety of independent traders, artisans and producers which can change on a weekly basis throughout much of the year.
Made By You – Have a go at producing your own unique item; from decopatch to sand art to decorating pottery. All are welcome. Please note Made By You is closed on Wednesdays.
For further details about the crafts and shopping at Wroxham Barns, please go to their website.
Eating at Wroxham Barns
Open 7 days a week, you can reserve a table by calling 01603 777106. With attentive table-service, find wholesome, homecooked food, made using the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Made fresh to order, they also serve gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options from breakfast through to afternoon tea.
This dog-friendly café is perfect for families or those wanting a quick bite to eat and there is plenty of seating inside or outdoors on the terrace. With great coffee and lots of hot and cold and sweet and savoury food, this café has a relaxed and welcoming feel and is the ideal place to stop off and refuel.
To view the menus, make a booking or to find out more, please go to their website.
Events at Wroxham Barns
There’s fun to be had by everyone at Wroxham Barns, with events and activities on throughout the year. Here’s what’s coming up in 2020……
Easter Egg-Stravaganza - 2nd - 19th April 2020
Bottle feed their lambs, Foolhardy Circus, with 2 shows a day (additional charge), help feed the hungry pigs, meet Ant and Dec their alpacas, Easter egg hunt, Bella and Barny Shows, Easter themed crafts and more!
Fantasy and Fairy Tales Week - 23rd - 31st May 2020
Take part in Knights and Princess school, learn how to joust, meet a princess, decorate a crown, follow the Rainbow Trail and meet 2 unicorns and more!
Festival on the Farm - 22nd July - 6th September 2020
Take part in family-themed Festival activities daily such as giant space hopper races, giant bubble blowing, children’s foam party, help decorate their ‘Wall of Fame’ with your name, face painting, daisy-chain making and more!
The Big Machine Weekend - 26th and 27th September 2020
See the giant farm machinery such as tractors and combine harvesters and sit inside and honk the horn! Fun for all the family.
Pumpkin Festival - 22nd - 31st October 2020
Enjoy a monster disco, slime making, have lunch with Wilma the Witch, ride the ghost train, visit the creepy cottage and enjoy a spooky Halloween afternoon tea.
Low-Bang Fireworks - 4th November 2020
Come to Wroxham Barns’ first ever low bang fireworks event with a bonfire, hog roast, lots of family fun and more!
To find out more about any of the events at Wroxham Barns in Norfolk, including costs involved, please visit their website.
Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Tel: 01603 783762