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We’re very lucky here in Norfolk that we have some really amazing attractions for families and one of our personal favourites is Wroxham Barns. Since our last visit a couple of months ago there have been some new additions and we couldn’t wait to check them out.
If you are planning a trip to Wroxham Barns then it’s important to know that tickets must be booked online in advance. You will need to choose a time slot for arrival too and this is done so that guests aren’t all arriving at the same time. It’s really great to see that Wroxham Barns have chosen to keep some of the safety ideas that were put in due to Covid even though they don’t have to. It definitely makes me feel safer and valued as a customer.
We chose to arrive at 10am, right when Wroxham Barns opened. Depending on your arrival time you will either start your day at the Fun Park or the Junior Farm. As we arrived on the hour, we started with the Junior Farm. This worked out really well for us as it’s a lot quieter in this area compared to later in the day. It means that you are able to feed the animals at a bit more of a leisurely pace.
The Junior Farm has had a few new additions this year such as the platform walkway and den building. Previously, we found that we would sometimes get through the Junior Farm quite quickly and these new features mean that we were able to stay a bit longer and do other things.
We were also happy to see some other great features back as well such as pony grooming and small animal handling. These aren’t things we’ve ever been able to do before but the board near the entrance detailing all of the times were really helpful and it meant we could plan our day around what we wanted to do. There was queues for both of these activities so I would recommend getting to the area about 10-15 minutes beforehand if you want to be near the front of the queue.
The Junior Farm also has a soft play area, albeit a small one. Erin was so excited when we told her this was open as I don’t think she’s been in it since she was about 2! This soft play area is for children under 10 with two sort of separate areas. There are little ride on animals and these would be perfect for smaller children while there’s a slide and an area to climb around which was great for Erin’s age.
What we love the most about a trip to Wroxham Barns is that entrance to the Fun Park is also included. This is by far Erin’s favourite area and we spent the majority of our day in this area.
In the Fun Park you’ll find some rides such as the Pirate Ships, Train and Jumping Frogs. At age 5 these are all rides that Erin still really enjoys but they’re also great for younger children as well. Parents can go on the rides too with children so if they’re not sure about them it’s great to know they don’t have to go on their own.
Erin’s absolute favourite in the Fun Park is the jumping pillow. There are actually two jumping pillows; one for children 5 and under and another for children 6 and over. Although Erin is 5 she much prefers the bigger jumping pillow as it seems to bounce that bit higher than the one for smaller children. I think if we let her, Erin would stay on this all day.
A trip to Wroxham Barns is a great day for the whole family and there’s so much to do. We were there from 10am until 4:30pm which was only 30 minutes before closing time. We made the absolute most of our day and packed in as much as possible but even then Erin would have been happy to stay longer.
Although summer is over, you can still visit the Junior Farm and Fun Park at Wroxham Barns on weekends until October.
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