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Spend a day day at Banham Zoo with the family - a great day out whether you're local or on holiday


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Giraffes in Norfolk. Really? Yes, really

Another day out for the family. Well, nearly all of the family, the oldest child is away camping for the week, leaving the three of us to enjoy a day out at Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo can be found, as the name suggests, near the small village of Banham in Norfolk. Promising a host of wild animals, including giraffes, zebras, monkeys, seals, penguins, and, in the Australian section kangaroos and emus. Banham Zoo is set in several acres of grounds - perfect for children of all ages to run around in.

A giraffe It's a giraffe - one of several to be seen at Banham Zoo
Banham Zoo isn't a cheap day out, but not many family attractions are cheap - £16 for an adult; and £11.50 for a child. A 10% charity donation is added on automatically to this charge - but you do have the opportunity to remove this. There is plenty of free parking though, and you can return to your car to pick up the picnic at any time.

After a morning looking at all the animals, we dragged the cool box from the car and settled down on a picnic table at the playground. There's plenty of space for a good old sit down, while Jessica threw her lunch down her neck in 2 minutes flat - and went off to try the helter scelter.

For those whose idea of a good day out doesn't include a picnic, there are plenty of opportunities to buy your lunch while you're at Banham Zoo.

The playground at Banham Zoo Have a sit down, while the nippers enjoy the playground

With a new zest for life which only a good picnic and a big mug of tea can induce, we set off to what else we could find. One of the non-animal things to try is the "sky trek" ariel trekking course. It's like an assault course, only 50 ft up in the air. It looks good fun, but I must admit we didn't try this...

The 'Sky-Trek' at Banham Zoo Got a head for heights? Try the Sky-Trek at Banham Zoo
Banham Zoo is a a nice way to spend a day, and we certainly had a good time. You don't need to be extremely interested in animals to enjoy your time here either. Just a vague interest is enough to enjoy your day. And, of course, there's that playground. Oh, and there's a road train which drives round the zoo - and gives you an opportunity to sit down for 10 minutes.


Finally, should you fancy taking a holiday in this area, you can find holiday cottages and parks near Banham Zoo below.


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Garden Retreat,
Name: Garden Retreat
Code: 904156
Sleeps:2
Accommodation type: cottage
Area:
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Name: Lakeside Lodge
Code: 963052
Sleeps:2
Accommodation type: cottage
Area:
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Sleeps:2
Accommodation type: cottage
Area:
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Code: UK12463
Sleeps:2
Accommodation type: cottage
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Sleeps:2
Accommodation type: cottage
Area: Winfarthing, nr. Diss
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Sleeps:3
Accommodation type: cottage
Area:
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Sleeps:4
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Sleeps:4
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