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Family activities at Horsey Windpump

A selection of wildlife bingo spotter sheets for children
Wildlife bingo sheets at Horsey Windpump | © Georgia Kossowicz

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.

Balcony opening

The Windpump’s balcony is open to visitors on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays (weather permitting), when you can enjoy spectacular views over Horsey Mere and the surrounding Norfolk Broads landscape.

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

'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!

View of Horsey Windpump and its reflection in the water, Norfolk. The windpump was built in 1912 and is now a grade two listed building.

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