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Ready for a rail adventure? Well, we are!  Last weekend we planned to visit Norwich Castle Museum and what better way to start our j...

Norfolk Rail Adventure With Greater Anglia

By June 12, 2018

Ready for a rail adventure? Well, we are! 


Norfolk Rail Adventure With Greater Anglia


Last weekend we planned to visit Norwich Castle Museum and what better way to start our journey than to get on the train! We love the rails, even the kids do, spotting all the animals and guessing what station was up next is all part of the fun, our journey from Great Yarmouth to Norwich was only 1 train and only took half an hour as it was a direct service on the way there, we get to spot the animals, go past the Cantley sugar factory and of course be very comfortable doing so too!

Once we got to Norwich we took a short walk to the castle meadows and got in line for the museum, the staff were ever so friendly and gave us maps and told us which direction to start in.
We walked around for a good couple of hours viewing all the different exhibits and they were amazing, the kids got really excited as we got to dress up and draw/make different things, my favourite has to be the Boudica/Romans, it was so interesting and I even got to dress up in a toga! 

Norfolk Rail Adventure With Greater Anglia
Norfolk Rail Adventure With Greater Anglia

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We visited the main hall (Castle Keep) and found it really family friendly, it had lots to do including an activity sheet to find the clues hidden around, we got to make peg dolls and you could even try on some chain mail too! The kids had a blast in this area and even got to chuck a penny down the massive well to 'make a wish'.
There was dress up and photo holes and a couple of other fun things to do but safe to say this was a massive hit with the 3 older kids! 

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The only thing we didn't try was the picnic area, I didn't know that it existed and I wish we would have bought a picnic to eat as the food in the cafe was rather pricey for my liking.

After the museum, we did a little light shopping and grabbed some lunch from Greggs then had a lovely walk back to the train station to go home, Our train back to Great Yarmouth are pretty frequent so we didn't have to wait long to behind our rail adventure home and it was an indirect service so the kids got to guess which station was next on our route before arriving back in to our town.

Norfolk Rail Adventure With Greater Anglia

We had a really lovely day out and it was so nice taking the train instead of spending nearly an hour on the bus (where I always get travel sick), We'll definitely be taking the train again as it was so much fun, There are so many awesome destinations to try in East Anglia you can have a whole summer of fun – whether it’s travelling to London, the coast, shopping, museums, a
day out with the kids – the train journey is all part of the adventure!

Greater Anglia offers great value off-peak fares with 2FOR1 on top London attractions and if you book in advance, tickets from Norwich to London are available at just £10, Cambridge – London at £7 and Southend-London just £5 one way. Accompanied children travel for just £2 return! This amazing fare is valid for any off-peak journey on Greater Anglia’s network. Noneed to book in advance either - just turn up and buy them from the station on the day.


you can discover destinations and ticket prices at www.greateranglia.co.uk and plan your journey at www.nationalrail.co.uk

It would be great if you could take this short survey on behalf of Greater Anglia at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5CG9TGG

If you could visit anywhere in East Anglia where you go? Let me know in the comments below :D

Much Love
Mumma
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*Disclosure: Greater Anglia sent us free rail and attraction tickets in exchange for an open and honest review, I do not receive extra payment for this post*

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