Published date: July 2020
Located 10 miles north-east of Norwich and close to the beautiful Norfolk Broads, Wroxham Barns is an all-weather tourist attraction popular with visitors of all ages. The Junior Farm and Funpark are sure to be a hit with the younger visitors and the grownups will love all the local crafts and gifts on offer. Sample the excellent selection of food available at Wroxham Barns, from breakfast through to afternoon tea and Sunday roasts.
Wroxham Barns Junior Farm has loads to see and do and visitors can meet an array of animals including friendly alpacas, adorable rabbits and guinea pigs, some greedy goats, pigs, sheep and ponies. There are ride-on tractors, playhouses for make-believe games and nest-boxes to peek into to see whether the resident hens have laid any eggs.
The indoor heated soft-play area is the perfect place for little ones to let off steam and the daily activities on the Junior Farm are always popular - so check what’s happening the day you visit. The type of activities to expect are cuddle time with the smaller farm animals, feeding the greedy pygmy goats, pig feeding, pony grooming and guinea pig and rabbit feeding.
The Funpark has a variety of rides, a sand play area and 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 the picnic area.
Wroxham Barns has wide mix of crafts and shopping outlets and is a great place to visit for a spot of retail therapy. Discover many unusual and unique items on offer at this popular Norfolk attraction and meet some of the makers and maybe even book a workshop or commission a piece of art. These talented crafts people are very 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 yourself or a loved one including clothing, gifts, confectionary, homeware, artwork, ceramics, upcycled pieces, jewellery, patchwork and quilting, stained glass and food and drink. There is also a unisex salon offering eco-friendly and cruelty-free products and services including vegan ranges for the skin, hair and nails.
There is a pop-up studio at Wroxham Barns, which houses independent traders, artisans and producers and can change on a regular basis throughout much of the year. Made By You offers visitors the chance to have a go at making their own artwork. Whatever your age, everyone is welcome to produce their own unique item to take home. From decopatch to sand art to pottery decorating.
Wroxham Barns has a restaurant and café serving food 7 days a week. Find wholesome, homecooked food, made using the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Further details, including menus can be found on their website.
Throughout the year Wroxham Barns runs events and activities such as Easter Egg-Stravaganzas, Fantasy and Fairy Tales Week, Festival on the Farm, The Big Machine Weekend, Pumpkin Festival and Low-Bang Firework Displays.
To find out more about Wroxham Barns, including opening times, admission costs and special events, please go to their website.