Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is one of the most fun filled destinations on the Norfolk Broads, as it boasts three attractions designed to give you one unforgettable experience. You will find fun rides for the younger ones in your family, fun live shows and many animals from around the world. This great combination makes it the ideal destination for the whole family.
Everyone is sure to love the delightful variety of animals that call the park home. These include alpacas, owls, meerkats, horses, parrots, pigs, raccoons, guinea pigs, tamarins, lemurs and a selection of reptiles. Some of the animals you can even feed by hand, which is ideal for younger children who want to experience touching & feeding animals for the first time.
If the kids need to let of some steam the adventure playground is the ideal place to do it. With many opportunities for them to climb, run & jump, they won’t have trouble burning off some energy and sliding down the big slides will be hard to resist. They can continue the fun on the junior rides, which includes flying elephants, cup & saucers and the bouncy castle among many others. Free crazy golf is also available, which is perfect for having fun with the family, so no one gets left out.
There are three live shows daily throughout the week with bubbly Bingo the Clown and Maxi Mouse. Although aimed at kids, the adults in the group are also sure to have fun watching these lively and engaging shows.
Location of Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
You will find Pettitts s short distance from the village of Reedham approximately 16 miles from Norwich city centre.
Where can I Stay at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park?
The park is situated close to the River Yare, which is one of the three main rivers that connect the Norfolk Broads. To the north is the River Bure, which boasts some of the most popular locations on the broads such as Hoveton Village and connects to the River Ant (leading to Barton Broad) and the River Thurne (leading to Martham Broad). Horning Ferry Marina is located on the northern bank of the River Bure, which is where you will find some fabulous riverside accommodation and a superb selection of holiday cruisers.
The third river is the River Waveney, which heads towards the south leading past Oulton Broad, which will give you access to the coastal town of Lowestoft. Heading further south, you will reach the multi award winning holiday park Waveney River Centre. Here you will find luxury holiday lodges, penthouses, cottages and riverside camping & touring pitches. There are also brand new glamping pods to try out and also luxury shower rooms. The newly renovated Waveney Inn where you can enjoy a brand new menu filled with delicious dishes and a friendly atmosphere.
What else is nearby?
The riverside village of Reedham is only a mile away and is well worth visiting, as there are scenic walks along the River Yare, beautiful views and pubs where you can enjoy some refreshments. The Lord Nelson pub is the place to be if you love cold ales, delicious food & live music with plenty of space to socialise. The pub was featured in the 2011 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, so you can rest assured that you will be heading to a traditional pub with a great selection of beers.
Speaking of beers, the Humpty Dumpty Brewery is based in Reedham & produces around 30 barrels of delicious beer each and every week. These include Hop Harvest Gold 5.0%, Bad Egg 4.1% and Broadland Sunrise 4.2%. The brewery also has it’s very own off-license where you will be able to pick up a selection of bottled beers, which includes the Humpty Dumpty range and also beers from across East Anglia & the UK.
If you can’t resist a visit to the Norfolk coast, you’ll be pleased to hear that the town of Great Yarmouth is only 11 miles by road from the park. Here you will be able to enjoy a beautiful stretch of coastline where you will find golden sandy beaches and enough entertainment to keep everyone busy. There are numerous arcades, Amazonia world of reptiles, a Sea Life centre, a swimming pool and the popular pleasure beach amusement park. There are also numerous restaurants where you can enjoy something to eat and plenty of shops.
Instead of heading to the coast, why not journey north and spend some quality time exploring the heart of the Norfolk Broads around Wroxham. This area includes Salhouse Broad with its amazing woodland walk and fun water based activities. A ferry service across to Hoveton Great Broad may also be available depending on the time of year and this is a great way to see one of the most secluded broads in the area.