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Some of the best places to visit in Wroxham

Published date: September 2019

Some of the best places to visit in Wroxham

Considered the capital of the Norfolk Broads, Wroxham is located 8 miles from Norwich and 20 miles from Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Since the late 1800’s Wroxham has been frequented by holidaymakers and today it is especially popular with those seeking a boating holiday, with numerous boat hire companies in the town.

If you are visiting Wroxham for the day, weekend or for a longer period, here are some of the highlights both in and around the town:

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

The biggest indoor modelling attraction in the UK, Wroxham Miniature Worlds stretches over 10,000 square feet and has some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public display. Discover model railways in various scales, slot car displays, a whole city made from Lego bricks, vintage penny arcade, interactive flight simulators, train simulators, model boat displays and toys from across the decades. Wroxham Miniature Worlds has an onsite café and shop. To find out more about Wroxham Miniature Worlds, including opening times and admission costs, visit their website.

Wroxham Miniature Worlds - Station Business Park, Horning Road West, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8QJ

Tel: 01603 781728

Wroxham Barns

An award-winning Norfolk visitor attraction, Wroxham Barns is situated in beautiful countryside and is suitable for the whole family. Discover talented craftspeople who are busy making their wares, unique gifts, clothing, toys and lots of local food. There is a restaurant and a farmyard cafe that serve tasty dishes and afternoon teas. The Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns has a daily programme of activities including grooming, cuddling and bottle-feeding their animals. Piggy’s Play Sty is a heated indoor soft-play area that is great for little ones and there is also mini golf and a traditional funfair.

To find out more about what’s on offer at Wroxham Barns, including opening times and admission costs, visit their website.

Wroxham Barns - Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8QU

Tel: 01603 783762

The Canoe Man

Beside the bridge in Wroxham, you will find The Canoe Man, and here you can launch a canoe or kayak directly onto the River Bure and explore this section of the Broads. Between Wroxham and Coltishall there is a much quieter part of the river that is ideal for canoes and full details will be given when you book. Experience the beautiful Norfolk Broads by canoe, taking in the wonderful scenery, flora and fauna, keeping an eye out for kingfishers, otters, heron and water voles, to name but a few. Canoes and kayaks can be hired by the hour, half day, full day or evening and pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Canoe Man - 10 Norwich Road, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 8RX

Tel: 01603 783762

Richardson’s Day Boats

What could be better than spending a day on the beautiful Norfolk Broads aboard your own private boat?! Hire a range of electric or diesel day boats from Richardson’s Day Boat Hire marina by the hour, part day or full day and explore Norfolk and its stunning waterways. To find out more, go to their website.

Richardson’s Day Boats - The Rhond, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8UE

Tel: 01603 782309

Richardson’s Day Boats

What could be better than spending a day on the beautiful Norfolk Broads aboard your own private boat?! Hire a range of electric or diesel day boats from Richardson’s Day Boat Hire marina by the hour, part day or full day and explore Norfolk and its stunning waterways. To find out more, go to their website.

Richardson’s Day Boats - The Rhond, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8UE

Tel: 01603 782309

Broads Tours

Broads Tours offer day boat hire as well as boat trips with entertaining live commentary, light refreshments and a licensed bar. Whether you want to explore the Broads on your own or take a guided tour, Broads Tours caters for both. Wroxham is the perfect location to begin your boat trip as there is plenty to see and do before you board and it’s ideally located to explore the beautiful county of Norfolk. To find out more about what Broads Tours offer, visit their website.

Broads Tours - The Bridge, Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8RX

Tel: 01603 782207

Roys of Wroxham Department Store

An independent family run business since 1895, Roys of Wroxham Department Store is located in the town, along with 4 more Roys shops; food hall, garden centre, DIY Centre and toy shop. Roys is proud to stock in excess of 1000 local products from over 100 local suppliers and offers a unique shopping experience selling almost everything you could possibly need in one place. A visit to Wroxham is not complete without a browse around one or all of the Roys stores. To find out more about Roys, its stores, history and products, visit the Roys website.

Roys of Wroxham Department Store - Stalham Road, Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8DB

Tel: 01603 782131

BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood is a large award-winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventures. Discover treehouses, slippery slopes, wobbly wires, Crocklebogs, Boggles and Twiggles and lots of storytelling, exciting boat trips, marsh walks and some very tasty food. Based on the magical children’s books written by local author and creator of BeWILDerwood, Tom Blofeld, this is a fun and fabulous attraction that the family are sure to love. To find out more about BeWILDerwood, including opening times, special events, entry costs, birthday parties and camp outs and to browse their online webstore, visit their website.

BeWILDerwood - Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8JW

Tel: 01692 633033

Bure Valley Railway

Hop on board Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway that runs between Aylsham and Wroxham and experience a nostalgic trip by steam train. Explore the pretty Bure Valley countryside, through ancient pasture and meadowland and the Norfolk villages of Buxton, Brampton and Coltishall. To find out more about the Bure Valley Railway, ticket prices, timetables and special events, go to their website.

Bure Valley Railway - Wroxham Station, Belaugh Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 8UU

Tel: 01692 633033

Radar Museum

Located in Neatishead, close to Wroxham, this radar museum is housed in an original Grade II listed 1942 radar operations building and is run by volunteers. Visitors gain a fascinating insight into the history of radar covering the period of WWII to the Cold War. Explore the twenty-five exhibition rooms and over 10,000 display items and listen to the 2 presentation talks that are suitable for the whole family. The radar museum is deceptively spacious, covering a large area and there is a café, a museum shop and disabled access to most areas.

To find out more about the Radar Museum, including opening times and admission costs, visit their website.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum - Nr RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norfolk NR12 8YB

Tel: 01692 631485<

The Station Smokehouse

Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff; this is a lovely place to eat in or takeaway. Serving burgers, smoked meat, their famous Pit Boss Trays and meat free options, the portions are generous and there’s also a wide selection of gins, vodkas and beers.

The Station Smokehouse - Hoveton & Wroxham Station, Station Road, Hoveton, Norfolk NR26 8LD

Tel: 01603 920123

The River Kitchen

The River Kitchen in Wroxham is a delightful café with a large outside seating area and mooring available for customers. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, using fresh seasonal produce, The River Kitchen is the perfect place to refuel when in Wroxham.

The River Kitchen - Riverside Road, Hoveton/Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8UD

Tel: 01603 920123

The Old Mill Restaurant and Cafe Bar

Find great food and service and plenty of choice at The Old Mill Restaurant and Cafe Bar. Stop by for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or for an afternoon treat 7 days a week.

The Old Mill Restaurant and Cafe Bar - Norwich Road, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8DA

Tel: 01603 783744

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