Located in the grounds of one of Norfolk’s most attractive country houses, the 18th-century Thrigby Hall, this wildlife garden has tigers, primates and reptiles. There are hundreds of birds, from cockatoos and owls to wetland species; there is even a red panda. There are tropical bird houses, a unique blue willow-pattern garden and tree walk, and a summer house as old as the park. The enormous jungle swamp hall has special features such as underwater viewing of large crocodiles. The garden has an animal and tree adoption scheme, with all money going to its Thrigby Conservation Fund which supports leading environmental projects around the world.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchairs available, ramps, parking
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10
Also in the area
About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
Places to Stay
The Kings Arms is ideally situated in the village of Fleggburgh just a few miles from Great Yarmouth and well placed for touring the Norfolk Broads. The 19th-century, red-brick country pub has undergone a refurbishment to include individually styled...
Restaurants and Pubs
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