Things to Do

This is a growing list of links to popular visitor attractions and things to see and do in the Downham Market area.

Discover Downham Heritage Centre

Discover Downham Heritage Centre

Discover Downham, Heritage Centre,
The Old Fire Station, Priory Road
New interactive displays focus on Work and Play, Fenland life and Conflict through the ages. Free wifi, and internet café.
Research facilities with small library and computers to find out more about the heritage of the town.

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Entry is free.
http://www.discoverdownham.org.uk/

Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre, Stow Bardolph.
Open Daily from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week, for animals, adventure playground, tea room and shop.
http://www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/

Denver Windmill, Sluice Rd, Denver.
Historic Windmill.
CLOSED until further notice

Paint Pots, Downham Market
Paint your own pottery and ceramics in the centrally located Downham Market workshop. Great activity for kids and grown-ups alike!
Also craft and sewing workshops.
http://www.paintpots-norfolk.co.uk/ 

Further Afield

Grime’s Graves, nr Lynford
The only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain, set amid the distinctive Breckland heath landscape. Site of Scientific Interest.

10am-6pm 7-days a week, March-September
Reduced opening hours off-season
£4 Adults, £2.40 Children
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimes-graves-prehistoric-flint-mine/

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, nr. Brandon
Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of our bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/highlodge

Oxborough Hall, Oxborough
Beautiful, 15th Century, romantic moated manor house. Owned by the National Trust – Explore the house and gardens or visit the tearooms. Opening times are seasonal, check the website for more information.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall/

Welney Wetland Centre, Welney.
Open 9.30am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Discover this important nature reserve and the land around it, with its amazing eco-friendly features the new visitor centre is a flagship of sustainable living.
http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/welney/