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Expect a forest full of things to climb and play on, where you can create an adventure for you and your family. 


Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8JW 01692 633 033

We say

Just outside the pretty Broadland village of Horning, there are weird creatures lurking in the forests and swamps. Some of them bask in the reeds, waiting for unsuspecting small children to come by; others have built small houses in the trees, where they hide until it’s quiet, only emerging to pick up litter, which they hate. Welcome to Bewilderwood, a homespun fantasy world that is one of Britain’s most unusual attractions for children. Based on series of books by local author Tom Blofeld, it brings the reedy, watery environment of the Broads to life for kids – both as a land of make-believe based on the characters in the books and an overgrown adventure playground full of rope bridges and ladders, zip wires and tree houses. You get around by way of walkways and forest paths, and a boat takes you around a tiny broad where Mildred the lisping vegetarian crocklebog blows water at you. It has its drawbacks: in summer it’s hugely popular and there are queues for more or less everything. But its mixture of spooky fantasy and adventure has something for kids of all ages, from toddlers to daredevil teenagers, and there’s a wittiness to the whole thing that is refreshing and fun. Plus it has an admirably sustainable policy on all aspects of the park’s management.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

A real one-off family-day out in Norfolk! ★★★★★

This is a fantastic place to take the kids for a day out – mine are 9 and 6 and both get the most out of the rope bridges, slides and zip wires. The eco-message and natural setting turn it into something truly unique - my daughter is now reading the Bewilderwood books by Tom Blofeld and is thoroughly captivated by this watery wonderland.

Bewilderwood reviewed by on April 15th, 2013

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Adults and children over 105cm pay £13.50, children 92–105cm £10.50, and children under 92cm go free.

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