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What to do in Attleborough, Local Attractions

Please click on a link below to find out more about some of the many attractions available near to Breckland Lodge.

Snetterton Race Circuit

Breckland Lodge is situated in a prime location in Attleborough for people looking for hotels near the Snetterton Race Circuit. Our hotel has been delighted to accommodate both spectators and competitors alike for many years. Snetterton is one of the fastest race tracks in the country and has hosted British Superbikes and British Touring Car Championships as well as many classic bike and car races. www.motorsportvision.co.uk and www.snetterton.co.uk

St George’s Whisky Distillery

Is the first English whisky Company producing excellent quality whisky using the best local ingredients.  The company offers interesting tours and a whisky shop.  01953 717939  -- www.englishwhisky.co.uk

Peter Beales Roses

Situated next door to us, The Breckland Lodge is perfectly located for visiting the famous rose gardens and rose centre, with 3 acres devoted to a maintained rose garden which includes a koi carp pond and wooden sculptures dotted around. As the world leader in roses Peter Beales has won 18 RHS Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. 0845 4810277  -- www.classicroses.co.uk

Banham Zoo

Is the ultimate fun filled day out for all the family and home to almost 1,000 animals from around the world. The zoo offers ‘Experience Days’ and special events throughout the year.  01953 887771 -- www.banhamzoo.co.uk

Snetterton Model Shop

It claims to be ‘The World’s Greatest Model Shop’ with 4 massive halls which stock and display over 36,000 products for model and hobby enthusiasts. Well worth a visit.  01953 887878 -- www.spmodels.co.uk

Bressingham Museum / Gardens

Home of the narrow gauge trains, steam rollers and traction engines plus a tranquil garden with over 8,000 species on offer for all to enjoy.  Plus special family fun days out.  01379 686900 – www.bressingham.co.uk

Wymondham Abbey

Raised to the status of an Abbey a mere ninety years before its suppression - was founded in 1107 as a community of Benedictine monks. 01953 607062 – www.wymondhamabbey.com

Wymondham Heritage Museum

This traditional and delightful museum brings together daily life and heroes and villains with great events from Wymondham's past. It also offers a lovely garden and a warm welcome. 01953 600205 – www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Norwich Castle Museum

One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.  01603 493625 – www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich Cathedral

For over 900 years this Norman building has dominated the Norwich skyline bearing witness to the glory of God. It has been voted Norfolk's favourite building. The work of today's Cathedral remains grounded in the principles of its Benedictine founders: worship, learning and hospitality.  01603 218300 – www.cathedral.org.uk

Wymondham Station

Historic railway station in Wymondham. Situated on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line and served by hourly trains currently operated by Greater Anglia, Wymondham Station is easily reached.  www.wymondham-station.com

Swallow Aquatics

Swallow Aquatics are aquatic experts - located across the South East of England. They can handle all your tropical, marine or coldwater fish tank needs – www.swallowaquatics.co.uk

High Lodge

High Lodge has a range of activities for the whole family including biking, forest walks, BBQ's, educational visits, concerts and play area.  01842 815434  -- www.forestry.gov.uk/highlodge

Go Ape 

The UK’s number 1 forest adventure. Enjoy a fun filled day out in their beautiful forests. They have various fun activities including tree top adventure, tree top junior, forest segways & biking.  0870 4445562 – www.goape.co.uk

Melsop Farm Park

A day out at Melsop Farm park in East Anglia is alive with an amazing number of different animals.   01953 851943 – www.melsopfarmpark.co.uk

Breckland Leisure Centre

A fine leisure centre in Thetford with a range of ammenities including swimming, exercise classes and a fully equipped gym.  01842 753110 –www.leisurecentre.com

Wymondham Leisure Centre

Wymondham Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, gym, climbing wall, artificial football pitch and five-court sports hall plus a treatment room, and is operated on a pay and play basis.  01953 607171 – www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

Old Buckenham Airfield

Welcome to Old Buckenham Airfield. 'Old Buck' is often described as being one of the most friendly airfields in East Anglia. We value that hard earned reputation and work hard to maintain it.  01953 860806 –  www.oldbuck.com/

Combat Paintball

Combat Paintball Ltd in association with the Forestry Commission offer two exciting, well organised and safe paintball venues in the idyllic surroundings of Thetford Forest - Norfolk / Suffolk.  0845 2604567 – www.combatpaintball.org

Peddars Way Footpath

The Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path starts in Suffolk at Knettishall Heath Country Park and follows the route of a Roman road to Holme-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast.  At Holme the Peddars Way meets the Norfolk Coast Path as it runs from Hunstanton to Cromer.  www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Pingo Trail, Thompson

The Great Eastern Pingo Trail is 8 miles (12.9km) of tracks and trails exploring the eastern edge of the Brecks.  www.countrysideaccess.norfolk.gov.uk

Iceni Village

The Iceni Village is a place for all the family.  This historical village can be fun and also educational for all ages.  It is situated in Norfolk, in a small village of Cockley Cley near Swaffham and is open from April to October.   01760 724588 – www.icenivillage.com

Grimes Graves

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago. 01842 810656  -- www.english-heritage.org.uk

Greene King Brewery

Experience the companies proud history for yourself at the Greene King Visitor Centre, situated next to the brewery in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.  01284 714297 – www.greeneking.co.uk

Gooderstone Water Gardens

A unique attraction for all garden lovers, naturalists, artists and photographers - or those who simply want a restful break. What could be nicer than to stroll through an enchanting garden, explore the nature trail and perhaps spot a kingfisher.  01603 712913 – www.gooderstonewatergardens.co.uk

Norfolk Broads

www.norfolkbroads.com 

North Norfolk Coast

www.visitnorthnorfolk.com/places/coast.aspx 

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