Self-catering cottages near Thetford Forest Park, Norfolk
Find good clean comfortable country cottages for a few days break near Thetford Forest in Norfolk. Staying for a few nights in self-catering accommodation in the area allows you to spend more time doing the things you want on holiday. Feel free to come and go as you please with no set mealtimes - everything is under your own control. Most of us like to be able to grab a pub lunch where ever we find ourselves for the day, during our holiday. With a rented holiday home near Thetford, you know that you have a welcoming place to return to when you have finished the day's activities in Norfolk, can open your own bottle of wine and lounge on the couch and relax.
Exciting things happening in Thetford Forest in Breckland, Norfolk. Did you know that you could 'Go Ape in the Forest'? This is the equivalent of an assault course but up in the trees. Wearing a safety harness, you can scramble and climb over 41 variations of aerial rope bridges, scramble nets and zip slides. Anyone over the height of 4ft 7in and the age of ten can do it, although minors must be accompanied by an adult. It's all exciting stuff and very good fun. Look up Go Ape and read about our own experience to find out more. The nearest village is Santon Downham, followed by Brandon, Thetford and Mundford.
You could cycle in the forest and round about. Bikes can be hired from 'Bike Art' on 01842 810090 and 07818 417267. There are over 30km of waymarked cycle trails and walks.Lots of other things to do, especially if you have a family with younger children. There's a 2km all ability trail with 5 giant sculptures, a squirrel's maze, adventure play area, a ropes course for younger ones, and a forest restaurant and shop (Tel: 01842 810 271).
Visit Thetford Forest and you'll find much more than a teddy bears' picnic.
Cycling routes around Thetford Forest, Norfolk
- National cycle network, route 13 runs past Thetford and all the way up to the north coast of Norfolk, via Watton and Dereham
- There are two cycle trails in Thetford Forest itself, the Brandon Park and High Lodge loops, both of which are about 6.5 miles long.
- The Harling Drove is a 10 mile route based on the old Harling Drove road, which dates back from prehistoric times. This was the route once taken by farmers driving their flocks and herds to market.
Obtain leaflets and route maps for these and more cycle routes from: Forest Enterprise on 01842 810271 and Breck's Project, 01842 765400.
Tourist attractions and places to visit for a day out with families in Breckland
- Oxburgh Hall, a 14th century moated manor house now managed by the National Trust. Telephone 01366 328258
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