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Amazona Zoo

Amazona Zoo, South American Zoo in Cromer, Norfolk
Telephone: 01263 510741
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ZSEA – Banham Zoo


"An award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens!”

ZSEA – Banham Zoo

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01953 887771
BeWILDerwood



BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads.

The setting for the book, 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood' by local children's author Tom Blofeld, is a wonderful, mystical land of brave, adventurous creatures who you may never see anywhere else in our world. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting day out for the whole family!

Telephone: 01692 633 033

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Bure Valley Railway

All aboard for a great day out at Bure Valley Railway
Take a trip on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway, and explore nine miles (45 minutes)
of pretty Bure Valley countryside. A stretch of lovely, rural Norfolk between the old market town
of Aylsham and the bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with an optional combined train and cruise ticket.

Trains operate daily from beginning of April to the end of October with special events throughout the year. Facilities, include the Whistlestop Café and a large gift and model railway shop at Aylsham,
free parking and easy access for wheelchair passengers.

Tel: 01263 733858
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COMBAT PAINTBALL LTD
MILL POND FARM, GARBOLDISHAM, DISS, NORFOLK
EAST ANGLIA'S NO1 PAINTBALL VENUE

Low-impact and Zombie Themed Paintball

On the last Friday of every month Combat Paintball Ltd hosts its unique ZOMBIE PAINTBALL EXPERIENCE! A "creepy zombie graveyard paintball arena" hosts Combat Paintball's Zombie Themed Paintball Experience using a two storey church as well as crypts, coffins and a graveyard!
So if you fancy spending hours of darkness in the middle of a forest in a Zombie Graveyard it's a good night out. Full floodlights are available but nothing will spoil your zombie apocalypse experience.

Tel: 01842 769112
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Dinosaur Adventure offers a host of outdoor and indoor activities
Children can tackle the great outdoor play areas, as well as Jurassic Putt,
Pterodactyl’s Treehouse, Dinomite - “Norfolk’s biggest indoor play” adventure,
and Dippy’s Splash Zone, the new themed waterpark.
Other activities include The Secret Animal Garden, Deer Safari, Sheep Dog Display,
Dino of the Day Show and Dinosaur Trail.

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01603 876315

ExTREEme Adventure - UK Forest Adventure
Brilliant Family Day Out!

Looking for a great family day out or something different to do with the children?
We have some of the best high ropes activities in the country, along with facilities for
younger and the less adventurous family members.
Situated in the oldest continuous cover forest in the British Isles.

A 5 star experience
No.1 on TripAdvisor


The High Ropes season is Easter Saturday – end of October.
Height, weight and age restrictions apply.


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Call 07775 593477 or 01328 838720 to make your booking.

Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature Trail



Garden open DAILY all year.
Children free, and dogs on leads allowed.

Tea room open weekends and Bank Hols from 12th March to 29th May
(possibly some weekdays, please check).
Open EVERY day from 30th May to 9th October.

What could be nicer than to stroll through an enchanting garden, perhaps spot a kingfisher and enjoy delicious homemade cakes.

Six miles SW of Swaffham, PE33 9BP
Tel: 01603 712913 or 07730 551945

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Great Yarmouth Racecourse


In its 302nd year, Great Yarmouth Racecourse is positioned on the northern edge of the town, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. As one of only three racecourses with a straight mile, Yarmouth is an important racing venue in both trainer's and spectator's calendars.

Owned by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and leased to the Arena Racing Company (ARC) since 2002, Yarmouth is a significant track for Maiden races. Some exceptional horses have started their career at the course, including seven-time Group 1-winning filly Ouija Board and Dubai World Cup Winner Dubai Millennium, who both won Yarmouth Maidens.

Great Yarmouth is a left-handed, oblong course of one mile five furlongs in circumference. There is also a straight course, over which races of up to one mile can be run, popular particularly for two-year-olds.

With flat racing fixtures and live music race nights held throughout the summer until the
Season Finale in October, Great Yarmouth racecourse offers something for everyone,
from seasoned race goers to newcomers.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU
Tel: 01493 842527

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High Lodge Leisure Ltd



High Lodge nestles amongst 120 acres of tranquil woodland on the Suffolk coast and is home to an array of first class facilities including luxury lodges with personal hot tubs, world class shooting, golf, fishing, an inviting restaurant and clubhouse and state of the art function suite to name a few.

Telephone: 01986 784347
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Hillside Animal Sanctuary


Come and see the heavy horses, ponies and donkeys
as well as sheep, pigs, rabbits, ducks, hens, goats and many more rescued animals in their home in the
beautiful north Norfolk countryside.
Visit the museum and relive the farming days of the past surrounded by an extensive collection of carts,
wagons and farm machinery.

There's lots of space for children to play in the activity areas.
Try 'animal friendly' refreshments in the cafe and take home a souvenir from the gift shop. You may even 'adopt' a rescued animal.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary
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Tel: 01603 736200​
Come sailing on the Norfolk Broads with Hunters Yard

Start your adventure on The Broads
We are an original 1930’s boat yard situated in the village of Ludham on the Norfolk Broads.
We can supply cabin yachts, half deckers, and the only Rebels available to hire on The Broads.
Hire for a day, short break or longer. We can also supply skippers and assist with all aspects of sailing one of our yachts. We also do two hours skippered sails, am or pm, from £70.00.

Hunters Yard
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Tel: 01692 678263​
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Norfolk

Love nature…Love Pensthorpe!

Set in the beautiful Wensum Valley and recently voted Norfolk’s Best Large Visitor Attraction 2014. Pensthorpe Natural Park is more than just a showcase for conservation and wildlife. In its 27th year, the former home to BBC Springwatch (2008-2010) continues to captivate visitors with its unique surroundings and thousands of bird, plant and wildlife species who call it home.

Children can swap WIFI for wildlife and reconnect with the
natural world as they run WILD in WildRootz.

Telephone: 01328 851465
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Pettitts Animal Adventure Park,
Norfolk

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a wonderful day out for the young children.
Families will be able to see all the different animals and say hello to the Meerkats.
2.00pm is the time to go to the meet and greet area and hold some of our friendly creatures.

Take a ride on our half mile Miniature Train, ride the Roller Coaster, jump on the Bouncy Castle and pop into the Chicken puppet show. Bubbly Bingo the Clown has 3 shows a day so no-one should miss the fun and excitement.

Please click here to visit our website for pricing and
opening/closing times as we shut for the Winter on October 29th until Easter 2018

Give us a call on 01493 700094 to get out special rates for groups
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Pettitts Animal Adventure Park,
Church Rd, Reedham,
Norfolk NR13 3UA
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve
Norfolk


Nestled in the beautiful Wensum Valley, Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve is internationally recognised for its wonderful wildlife. Completely accessible by all via several kilometres of boardwalk, including the spectacular aerial walkway and hide,
Sculthorpe Moor is perfect for anybody from keen wildlife
watchers to those who prefer a relaxing stroll. ​

​Open seven days a week, every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 8am there is always something to see!

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Telephone: 01328 856 788
SEALIFE Great Yarmouth
Norfolk

Step beneath the waves at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and get closer than ever before to the
creatures and features of the world’s oceans. From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get ready to be amazed as you discover the stories of the oceans’ most fascinating inhabitants.

New for 2017 UNDER THE RAY-DAR! Step into our research submarine and come face to face
with native RAYS! Interact with the multi-sensory touchpoints to learn more about other sea
creatures from the UK coast line and find out how to get involved in the amazing
conservation projects SEA LIFE supports!

Telephone: 01493 330631
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Seething Control Tower
Norfolk

The Control Tower is open on the first Sunday in the month
May - October, with an annual charity day.
​On normal open days admission is free.

Seething Control Tower is situated at
Toad Lane, Seething, Norfolk NR15 1EL.

Chairman Tony Jeckells
Phone: 01508 480635
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Segway Rally Experience,
Norfolk


We don't live life in the slow lane. We live life adventurously.
We offer a unique SegRally experience.

Riding a Segway is an awe inspiring experience. You really have to try it to understand just how amazing it is.

For an unforgettable ride through some beautiful nature and scenery,
SegRally is simply First, Fastest, Biggest and Best!
SegKind, Daniel Connell
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Telephone: 0844 318 0889 Mobile: 07515 282 690
Snettisham Park
Norfolk


Snettisham Park is a busy working farm consisting of 392 acres.
One of its highlights is the unique tractor and covered trailer Deer Safari ride where you can get up close to the friendliest deer in the UK. This 45 minute round trip takes you into our deer park and enables you to hand feed a spectacular herd of over 50 hinds
plus the awesome stags.

During deer calving months of May, June and July you will be able to see beautiful spotted calves. During the summer the stags grow their new antlers ready for the rutting season towards
the end of September.
Telephone: 01485 542425
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Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind,
the sun and the sea, where electric cars take us from A to B, and where we no longer
rely on the meat industry to feed ourselves. Make the 300 step journey up the only windmill
in the world that is open for the public to climb, take a look at the electric transport of the future, and enjoy some amazing vegetarian food at the café.
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Telephone: 01760 726100

North Norfolk Railway based at Sheringham operates Steam and Diesel heritage services through Weybourne, Kelling to Holt. The Railway operates a 50 minute service daily April through to October with weekend services outside these periods.

In addition there are a number of special events planned during the year including Steam and Diesel Galas, Beer festival, Vintage transport and the now famous 40’s event. There are also the Santa specials and the Halloween event in October.
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Telephone: 01263 820800
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Norfolk


Norwich Puppet Theatre is one of only a handful of theatres in England that is dedicated to creating, presenting and supporting innovation in puppetry and related art forms.
The NPT has existed since 1979, when it was established as the home of puppetry in the East of England by Ray and Joan Da Silva. The Theatre is housed in a Grade 1 listed Medieval building, the church of Saint James, which still includes many original features but is also now home to a large family of puppets.
Prices: Child £5.50, Adult £7.50, Family £22


Phone: 01603 629921
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Norfolk Lavender Animal Gardens and outdoor Play Park is set in the stunning grounds of Norfolk Lavender itself.


As well as goats, chickens and donkeys we offer a mix of rare, unusual and cute and cuddly animals, NEW for 2016 is the hornbeam maze and our large barn where you can get up close
and touch some of these amazing creatures.

Adults £4.00 Children £3.00 Family ticket £12.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
Tel:01485 570384
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Sandringham

The Queens country retreat in Norfolk.

Sandringham house was built in 1870 by the then Prince and Princess of Wales. Four generations of Royals have since used this house as a country retreat including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today.

The Sandringham Estate, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk
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Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum

The museum displays Lightening, Vampire and Provost Aircraft, Buccaneer, Provost and Jumbo Jet cockpits a and range of Aviation archaeology artefacts, Aero engines, uniforms and models.

Old Lynn Road, West Walton, Norfolk
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Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History

The Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History is the only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales, complete with all equipment used for the manufacture of gas from coal: retorts, condenser, purifiers, meter and gasholder.

The museum is housed in the town’s former gasworks, which ceased production of gas from the heating of coal in 1965 following the discovery of Natural Gas in the North Sea.

Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk
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Berney Arms Windmill

Berney Arms Windmill is located alongside the River Yare in an isolated spot. The best approach for the visitor is by river or via the nearby railway station at Berney Arms.

The windmill was built in 1865 and used to grind cement clinker, using clay dredged from Oulton Broad and brought to the mill by wherry. Cement production closed down in 1880 and in 1883 the windmill was converted to work the drainage scoop to drain the surrounding marshland. The long period of restoration began in 1951.

Norfolk, England
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Cow Tower, Norwich

Cow Tower, built in 1398-9 to control a strategic point in Norwich's city defences, is one of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England. Its height of almost 50 feet meant it overlooked the high ground on the opposite bank of the river Wensum.

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Creake Abbey

The site of Creake Abbey, was originally occupied by an almshouse for the poor, and was founded by the Augustinians as a priory in the 12th century.

The site was promoted from Hospital to Priory and then, in 1231, to Abbey. Henry III made a number of grants to Creake including gifts of parish churches of Hapton and Wreningham, Gateley and St. Martin at Quarles and later in 1365 of St. Andrew, Great Ringstead.

North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
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Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Norwich Castle is a medieval royal fortification in the city of Norwich, founded in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England when William the Conqueror (1066–1087) ordered its construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the important city of Norwich.

The castle hosts a museum and art gallery today. Two of its galleries feature the museum's decorative art collections, including costume, textiles, jewellery, glass, ceramics and silverware, and a large display of ceramic teapots. Other gallery themes include Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Queen Boudica and the Iceni tribe, Ancient Egypt, and natural history.

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Cromer Museum

Opened in 1978, the Cromer Museum comprises a tiny 19th Century fisherman's cottage. Colourful displays chart the town’s history as an early Victorian seaside resort, when it was resplendent with fine hotels and outrageous mixed bathing.

The town is in a geological area of international importance. The Geology Gallery contains a fine collection of fossils, including bones from one of the area’s most famous finds, the West Runton elephant - Britain's oldest and most complete elephant fossil.

Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk
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Swaffham Museum

The Swaffham Museum contains an exhibition on local history and local geology as well as an egyptology room charting the life of Howard Carter (an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun).

In the Archaeology Room are artefacts dating from the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo Saxon times. The items include three tiny but exquisite decorated pieces of gold.

4 London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk,
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Lynn Museum
The highlight of Lynn Museum is Seahenge, a recent Bronze Age finds, recovered from the nearby shore at Holme-next-the-Sea.

This recently re-furbished town museum tells the story of Kings Lynn and west Norfolk. Countless objects from the area’s colourful past including collections of pilgrim’s badges, maritime treasures and a fantastic hoard of Iceni gold coins are on display here.

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Market Street, Kings Lynn,
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Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now it’s a museum and art gallery, packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue the whole family.

Castle Mound Norwich
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Trues Yard Fishing Heritage Museum

True's Yard is built around the last surviving cottages in Lynn’s once thriving North End fishing community which existed for hundreds of years and was demolished in the 1930's and 1960's. The tiny, carefully recreated rooms capture the harsh realities of fishing life and the traditions and spirit of a close-knit community.

True's Yard offers a variety of special events through the year, including talks, special exhibitions, local history courses, tracing your family tree etc, as well as jumble sales.

True’s Yard, North Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
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Elizabethan House Museum
The Elizabethan House museum in a 16th-century building laid out to reflect the lives of the families who lived here through history.

The Elizabethan House museum in a 16th-century quayside building with rooms laid out to reflect the lives of the families who have lived there for Tudor to Victorian times. Of special interest are a Tudor bedroom and dining-room, Victorian kitchen, scullery and parlour, and the Conspiracy Room, where the trial and execution of King Charles I was allegedly plotted.

4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
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Bircham Windmill

The tower mill was built for George Humphrey in 1846, a date stone to this effect is located between two windows on the first floor of the mill. The mill was working in 1916 but had ceased by 1922. The sails and fantail had been removed by 1934.

Great Bircham, King's Lynn, Norfolk
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Mundesley Maritime Museum

The Mundesley Coastguard Lookout, which now houses the museum, was built in 1928 and replaced an older one of the same site dating back to the Napoleonic period.

It was closed down in the early 1990's as the result of a major reorganisation by the Coastguard Service and the building was let it on a long lease to Mundesley Parish Council as a museum.

Beach Road, Mundesley, Norwich, Norfolk
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RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum is dedicated to the memory of Henry Blogg (1876 – 1954)- "the greatest of the lifeboatmen" and opened in 2006. The museum is the first purpose-built RNLI museum to be opened since the Grace Darling museum opened in 1938. On 15 April 2008, the museum was successful in bidding for two watches that had been awarded to Blogg.

The Rocket House, The Gangway, Cromer, Norfolk
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Bressingham Steam & Gardens

A visit to Bressingham Steam and Gardens puts a smile on everyone’s face. You have to go a long way to beat Bressingham Steam and Gardens for a family day out. For here is where world renowned Gardener and horticulturist Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2AA
Telephone: 01379 686900
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Oxburgh Hall

This castle-like manor house with its moat has been lived in by the same family for over 500 years and provides a fantastic day out for families and kids. It contains a priest's hole that you can crawl inside.

Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk PE33 3PS
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Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Set in the fascinating buildings of a Victorian herring curing works, the museum tells the story of Great Yarmouth from the Ice Age to the present day. Explore the original smokehouses where the lingering aroma is a poignant reminder of times gone by.

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX
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Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg Hall is a beautiful country house situated in acres of glorious parkland and woods and is ideal for family days out with the kids. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Felbrigg is a house you can imagine yourself living in.

Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8PR
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Nelson Museum

Nelson…...hero, leader, lover, legend. The only museum dedicated solely to telling the story of our national hero, Lord Horatio Nelson and the times in which he lived. There is so much to discover at the Nelson museum. Explore Nelson's childhood in Norfolk.

26 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2RG
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Come rain or shine, Gressenhall is the perfect setting for a great family day out. Discover the story of rural Norfolk on a visit to this historic workhouse, museum and traditional working farm.

Gressenhall Dereham Norfolk NR20 4DR

Huntstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary

NOW REOPEN! Looking for a great family day out in Norfolk? Then look no further than the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Dive in and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world.

Huntstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary Southern Promenade Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 5BH
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Melsop Farm Park

A day out at Melsop Farm park in East Anglia is alive with an amazing number of different animals. Many of the animals are free ranging, allowing our visitors to interact with them. The park has many different areas to explore such as the waterfowl pond, animal paddocks and incubation rooms.

Melsop Farm Park, Ellingham Road, Scoulton, Nr Watton,
Norfolk NR9 4NT​
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West Acre Gardens

A treasure trove for plant lovers, set in an old walled garden. Extensive display gardens with year round interest and beauty. The sales area is packed with quality plants, many of which are rare or uncommon. We grow perennials, shrubs, alpines, grasses, shade loving plants and drought tolerant plants.
Open daily, February to November. Free admission

John and Sue Tuite Phone: 01760 755989
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