If you haven’t already discovered, we are spoilt for choice with surrounding local attractions in Diss and the surrounding areas.

Please see our list below of places to visit in the area:

You can also check out the following websites for plenty more local attractions! “Visit Norfolk“, “Trip Advisor“, “Britain’s finest” and “Day out with the kids


    Address 10 St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB.

    Tel: 01379 652241.

    Website:  Click here for more information.

    The Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange. The building is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment.

    The Corn Hall’s popularity with audiences from across the region has resulted in it being shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards People’s Choice Best Venue category for the last three years.

    The building has recently reopened following an expensive refurbishment. It is run by the Diss Corn Hall Trust which is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts.

    We are spoilt for choice with the upcoming events at The Corn Hall. Visit their website to see what’s coming up!


    Address: Low Road, Bressingham, IP22 2AA

    Tel: 01379 686900

    Fun for everyone since 1961! The unique Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 species they can be a truly tranquil place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

    You can also take a trip on one of the four railways round the magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the steam Gallopers.

    The National Dad’s Army collection lets you wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series…exciting for all ages!

    You can also explore the Garden Centre, Shop & Cafe adjacent to the museum. Whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, Bressingham has something for everyone!

    Click here to visit their website.


    Address: 11-12 Hopper Way, Diss, IP22 4GT

    Tel: 01379 641400

    Monsters’ soft play area is the ideal space for children to climb around, explore and play, with a wide range of different activities, the play area is fun for hours! With activities to suit all ages from babies to children up to ten years old.

    Click here to visit their website.


    Address: Diss Leisure Centre, 106 Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4JG

    Tel: 01379 652754

    Diss Leisure Centre has a:
    • 25 metre main pool
    • Learner pool
    • Gym
    • Sauna
    • Steam room.
    Diss Swimming pool offers:

    Click here to visit their website.


    Address: 4 Market Place, Diss, IP22 4JT

    Tel: 01379 650618

    There is something for everybody in our award-winning community museum. Children, especially accompanied by adults, are welcome and will find much to fascinate them.
    The museum collects any interesting information or objects from within 6 miles of the town. You will be amazed at what you can find here!

    For more information, please click here.


    Address: Common Road, Dickleburgh, Norfolk IP21 4PH

    Tel: 01379 740708

    Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings, 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk to fight alongside the allies during World War Two.

    Admission- 1 March to 31 October, weekends and bank holidays, 10am to 5pm
    Plus Wednesdays, May to September- (Last admission is at 4pm).

    For more information, please click here.


    Address:Low Common Road, South Lopham, IP22 2HX

    Tel: 01379 688333

    Redgrave & Lopham Fen is a 127 hectare biological site of Special Scientific Interest between Thelnetham in Suffolk, and Diss in Norfolk. A great location for long walks, spotting wildlife and picnic benches for an enjoyable family trip out. Visitors can collect one of several popular walking map routes and follow the written commentary as they walk round. The fen is the largest remaining river valley fen in England and one of the most important wetlands in Europe! Well worth taking a look!

    For more information, please visit their website.


    Address:  Kenninghall Rd, Banham NR16 2HE

    Tel: 01953 887771

    Banham zoo houses over 2000 animals from around the world. An award-winning family attraction, the zoo is certainly one of the most exciting in the country and makes for a fantastic day out for children and adults alike!

    For more information, please click here.


    Address Knettishall Heath, Thetford IP22 2TQ

    Tel:  01379 688333

    Opening Hours: Dawn til dusk year round. Reserve is open 7 days a week. Toilets open from April to October.

    Ice cream van is open most days during school holidays and Summer weekends.

    Pricing: No admission fee. Main car park costs £1 per day, other car parks are free.

    Knettishall Heath is Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s newest and largest Breckland nature reserve, bought in 2012. You will be spoilt for choice with the large variety of different walks, taking you through the forest woodland.  In summer, it can feel like another country: Lizards bask in the open on rocks, skylarks sing above the gently swaying grasses and ponies and cattle graze within a stone’s throw, offering a truly peaceful family day out.
    You may be lucky enough to see roe and fallow deer in the woods and the area is generally festooned with white admiral butterflies. On the heath and meadows, you may get to spot the herd of semi wild Exmoor ponies, usually bombling along together. These ponies are descended from Britain’s natural wild pony of 130,000 years ago! Because of them and the nesting birds March through July, dogs are never allowed to be off the lead if you bring them along.
    Parts of this reserve are accessible by pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter but can occasionally be muddy in winter.

    For more information, please click here.


    Address Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT (situated on the A1120 Tourist Route)

    Tel:  01449 711111

    To visit their website, please click here.

    Stonham Barns is a bustling family complex filled with an abundance of attractions and activities to suit all, providing a wonderful family day out in the Suffolk Countryside.

    Offering facilities to suit all ages, some of the onsite attractions on offer are 9 hole golf course; vibrant shopping village filled with a plethora of shops to fulfil all shopping needs, fishing lakes, Children’s play area, plus so much more. The site is also home to the Stonham Barns Showground, offering visitors numerous events throughout the year, including classic car events, annual dog show, fireworks fun, Christmas spectacular as well as much more.


    Address Orchard Farm, Linstead, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0DT

    Tel:  07836 734748

    Opening Times: Saturday 1st April until Sunday 29th October 2017. Daily 10.30am to 5pm.


    • Adult £8.50
    • Child (3-15) £7.50
    • Under 3s- Free of Charge
    • Family Ticket £29.50 (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children )
    • Dogs on leads are welcome.

    Its the only park in the UK where you can touch and see close-up the camels and their animal relations. Set in the North Suffolk countryside, if you like animals that are friendly and have been brought up like pets then the Camel Park is the place for you. The Camel park also offers up close encounters with their rabbits and guinea pigs, camel & donkey rides, llama walks and land train rides. Plenty for all ages to enjoy!

    Please click here for website.