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Family days out in the East of England

A mother carries her young son on her shoulders in golden autumn light, pointing at leaves falling from the trees
Autumn woodland walks at Sheringham Park | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Looking for something to do with the kids? Discover the best family-friendly places to visit in the East of England and enjoy great days out all year round.

Family days out near you

See what wildlife you can spot as you tread the boardwalks around Wicken Fen, enjoy the newly revamped woodland play area at Anglesey Abbey, and meet some farmland favourites at Wimpole Home Farm.Family days out in Cambridgeshire
Visitors at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire with windmill behind them.
There's lots to do for all the family at Wicken Fen | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra
Whizz along the trails on your bicycle at Blickling, try building your own den at Oxburgh Estate, or stay whisper-quiet for some wildlife detecting at Sheringham Park – there's plenty of fun for all the family in Norfolk.Family days out in Norfolk
Adult and child playing in the autumn leaves while on a walk in a park
Playing in the autumn leaves | © National Trust Images / John Miller
From wildlife spotting at Dunwich Heath and cycling adventures at Ickworth, to walking in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons as a budding archaeologist at Sutton Hoo, find your next day out at the places we care for in Suffolk.Family days out in Suffolk
Children walking through bracken at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
Family exploring Sutton Hoo in Suffolk | © National Trust Images/John Millar
Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Discover a variety of fun things to do with the family, from building dens in Hatfield Forest to flying a kite at Dunstable Downs. Or perhaps you'll uncover secret stories from the past in historic mills, barns and houses?Family days out in Essex, Beds & Herts
Child collecting conkers at Mottisfont, Hampshire, in autumn
Child collecting conkers at Mottisfont, Hampshire, in autumn | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra
Visitors at the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.

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A man and child explore the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The man is holding the little girl as they look up at the stone walls of the abbey.

Family-friendly places to visit 

There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.