Holiday Cottages Near Bewilderwood



Bewilderwood, at Horning, is just a 14-mile drive from Happisburgh. Suitable for children of all ages, this exciting fairy-tale world is open every day during the summer, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., offering hours of fun and excitement for the whole family. There’s a certain amount of disabled play equipment and plenty of free parking, including bike sheds and designated disabled parking.


Bewilderwood is fashioned on the magical world inhabited by Swampy and his friends, including the Twiggles, who happen to be afraid of dogs, which means that dogs are not permitted at Bewilderwood. However, because many people bring their dogs on holiday with them, a couple of kennels are recommended. Details can be found on the Bewilderwood website (


At Bewilderwood, you’ll find zip wires, slippery slopes, jungle bridges, boat rides, and lots of other dare-devil activities. Children can also dress up and join in the enchanting daily storytelling. A wide variety of snacks can be purchased from The Munch Bar, Cosy Cabin, and Snack Shack – all supervised by the esteemed Master of Mud Stew. Alternatively, you could enjoy a picnic on Leaflette’s Lawn.


Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park


Approximately 40 miles from Happisburgh, set within 52 acres of enclosed parkland in Lowestoft, is the famous Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park ( There’s loads of fun to be had here, from thrill rides such as The Jolly Roger, Fireball, and Timber Falls, to kiddie rides like Flying Elephant, Big Train, and Safari. Family rides include Pirate Ship, Carousel, and Go Karts.


When it comes to refuelling, there’s something to please everybody. Drinks and snacks of all kinds are available from Smokey Joe’s, Sharky’s Fish and Chip Shop, and Bear Grill; and there are several pleasant picnic areas around the Park. Toilets, including disabled toilets, are available throughout the Park, and wheelchairs can be hired.


Other popular attractions at Pleasurwood Hills are the Sea Lion Show and the Parrot Show, which showcase the charm and intelligence of these delightful animals. Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park is open every day during July and August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from July 22nd to the end of August, the complex will sometimes remain open for another hour. There is free parking, including designated disabled parking close to the Park entrance.


Dinosaur Adventure


Open daily from 9.30 a.m., with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Dinosaur Adventure (, in Lenwade, near Norwich, is just 26 miles from Happisburgh. In addition to a dinosaur trail, a palaeontologist camp, and animatronic dinosaurs, this 85-acre complex boasts sheep dog displays, a deer safari, and several play areas, including Dippy’s Splash Zone – an exciting 755m2 water play park with 31 water features.


There are several places to eat and drink, including Snack Shacks and Gardener’s Cottage Tea Room. At Dinomite Café and Dippy’s Café, food warming facilities are available for your tiny tots, with baby changing facilities at the Dinomite Indoor Play Area. Wheelchairs and pushchairs are available for hire by the day.


For families staying at Boundary Stables, Dinosaur Adventure is a great place to visit. Children can play in the playgrounds and get close to the resident animals, and everyone can learn a little more about some creatures that have long been extinct.




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