Family activities at Horsey Windpump
Plan a day full of fun and adventure at Horsey Windpump. Whatever your children are interested in, you’ll find plenty of ways to inspire their natural curiosity.
Planning your family visit
Here's the information you need at a glance to make the most of your family day out at Horsey Windpump:
- Baby-changing facilities are available
- The path from the car park to the Windpump is accessible for pushchairs
- Children’s lunchboxes are available in the café
Take part in an Easter trail
Our Horsey Windpump Easter trail runs daily from 28 March to 12 April, between 10am and 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm and costs £3 per child. Pick up your trail map from our Visitor Welcome building. Find and complete the 10 activities that are hiding along the way.
Don’t forget to look up and take in the views of the Windpump and the sight and sounds of wetland birds flying overhead. Finish the trail and collect your chocolate egg (we have dairy, vegan, and Free From options available).
'50 things to do before you're 11¾'
There are lots of '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities to tick off whilst at Horsey Windpump. Here are a few recommendations:
No. 1 Get to know a tree
Visit our small apple orchard and see how the apples are growing.
No. 33 Go cloud watching
Find a spot to lie down and look up to the sky and see what shapes, trails and colours you can see in the clouds. Can you make up a story about any of the shapes you can see?
No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild
Why go home for lunch when you can eat in the wild? Pack a blanket and a picnic, or pop to our café to add to your supplies and enjoy tucking into your sandwiches surrounded by nature.
No. 12 have fun with sticks
Sticks are the best. There are so many ways you can have fun with sticks that we can’t begin to list them all here... For starters, you could make a wand, build a home for insects or create some arty patterns!
Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Horsey Windpump, with special sights from the windows on all five floors on the way to the top, with 61 steps in total.
The café serves a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. Stop by the second-hand bookshop and bag yourself a new read.
Uncover the history of Horsey Windpump in Norfolk. Standing on the site of previous mills, it’s survived floods, a lightning strike, collapse, storms and gale force winds.
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