The Appleyard, opposite the Banham Zoo Car park (within walking distance or a short car trip) hosts a variety of shops including the OneStop shop for all your grocery needs; The Banham Butchers, for excellent, mostly locally produced meats, wonderful sausages, pies, hams etc; The Trawler’s Catch, for Fish & Chips and a variety of other take-away foods, all freshly made; The Barrel, a very distinctive watering hole, with a penchant for live music. There is also a hairdressers, and a personal fitness trainer should you need them!
Banham Village Post office & shop for groceries and everything postal.
Banham Zoo an excellent quality 50 acre park with a superb collection of animals and birds and a high regard for conservation throughout. Discover 2,000 animals from around the world from tigers and penguins to giraffes and meerkats, and enjoy lots of fun activities including daily animal feeding talks and one of the most exciting ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK!
Open Daily. www.banhamzoo.co.uk
St.George’s Distillery, home of The English Whisky Factory the first distillery in England in over 100 years and part of Norfolk’s heritage. Do a tour to see the gleaming copper stills or just browse the shop where you can also find over 200 different whiskies for sale and a wonderful selections of gift ideas.
Harling Road, Roudham, East Harling, Norfolk, NR16 2QW
With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 species, Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. Why not take a trip on one of the four railways, the collection of working locomotives will take you round the magnificent gardens and woodland.
Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA
Snetterton circuit is one of the UK’s finest motor racing facilities, not just for competitors but for spectators too. Owing to its extensive redevelopment in 2011, Snetterton blends a challenging and complex layout with fast straights to create a unique challenge – much of which can be viewed from raised viewing banks which offer some of the best viewing areas in the country.
The Snetterton 300 circuit hosts rounds of the British Touring Car Championship, British Superbike Championship, British GT Championship, and countless other club-level and historic categories on both two and four wheels, as well as festivals and car shows.
In addition to racing, Snetterton is a popular test track and has been used as a proving ground for a number of high-profile racing cars.
The extensive coastlines of Norfolk and Suffolk with their splendid beaches, are just 1 to 1.5 hours away.
One of the top shopping cities in the U.K. Norwich is just 18 mile distant.
One of our favourite towns, Bury is full of character and was a haunt of Charles Dickens in his day. The Abbey Gardens are full of floral colour in the summer.