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Wroxham Barns

A centre for arts and crafts, plus a junior farm, fun fair, mini-golf and shops

An Introduction to Wroxham Barns

Craft Barns

Situated just to the north of Hoveton, Wroxham Barns is a leading tourist attraction in the area. Here you will find a working art and crafts centre, where craftsmen demonstrate their skills in individual studios and you can chat to them as they work. Studios include stained glass, pottery, wood crafts, colourful children's clothes and real Norfolk cider! You can purchase a range of unique products exclusive to Wroxham Barns and many of the crafts people undertake private commissions. Wroxham Barns also contains a Junior Farm, a Children's Funfair as well as a 18-hole championship mini-golf course and a lovely restaurant and cafe. There really is something for everyone and with free entry (except Junior Farm), it makes a great family day out. Open daily all year. Dogs allowed on site (but not in the restaurant and Junior Farm).
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Wroxham Barns Guided Picture Tour

We start our tour of Wroxham Barns in the Craft Barns. These individual barns have undergone significant rennovation over the years and now house about a dozen crafts including pottery, stained glass, art, sewing, woodturing & engraving, sketching, sculptor and cider production. You can wander into each barn and see the craftspeople at work and buy some of their creations. Most are willing to accept private comissions should you need something special making.
Craft Barns
Individual Craft Barns, situated around a courtyard at Wroxham Barns
Stained Glass
Coastal Stained Glass
Tricia Francis Pottery
Stained Glass Panel
A completed stained glass panel
Completed pottery display
Norfolk Cider Shop
The Norfolk Cider Shop
Norfolk Sketches
Norfolk Sketches Art Gallery
Wooden Crafts
Pats Wooden Craft
Garden Centre
Bill LeGrice Roses & Plant Centre

The main shop is called The Gallery and stocks a wide range of gifts, much of which have been made in Norfolk. Among the many products stocked in the two-storey Gallery, you will find toys, games, clothes, jewellery, fudge, cards, books, ceramics and homeware. The stock continually changes, so its worth popping back to see what is currently on offer.
Gallery Gifts
Gifts for sale inside 'The Gallery'
Gallery Gifts
Homeware for sale in the Gallery

Wroxham Barns boasts a championship mini adventure 18 hole golf course. Each hole is completely different and the all-weather course contains gentle slopes, water, bridges, tunnels and other hazards. The entire course is landscaped with pathways and water features. The course has been built to British Minigolf Association standards and hosts various championships. Visitors can simply pay around £4 for a round of golf.
The 18 hole Mini-Golf course at Wroxham Barns
Play mini-golf
Enjoying a game of mini-golf
18th Hole Mini-Golf
Mini-Golf Course

The Fun-Fair at Wroxham Barns is aimed at young kids and about a dozen rides include sit in cars and planes, self drive tractors, small quad bikes, plus a train and various side stalls. Payment is by token, purchased from a kiosk. The fun-fair is only open on busy days in high season.
The Fun-Fair
Kids Fun Fair Ride
Fun-Fair Ride
Train Ride
Train Ride

Wroxham Barns Junior Farm is an excellent place to meet farm animals close up. There is even the opportunity to handle some of the animals and they hold regular feeding demonstrations during the day, when you can help feed some of the animals. You can even buy animal food and feed the animals as you meet them - make sure to wash your hands afterwards! The Junior Farm also includes a good indoor play area for young children and is welcome on colder or wet days.
Farm Animals
Feeding the Farm Animals at Wroxham Barns Junior Farm
Meet the Donkey
Or meet the family of Pigs
Sheep Feeding
You can buy feedfor the sheep
Indoor Play Area
The children's indoor play area

The food and drink on offer at Wroxham Barns should not be underestimated. The excellent cafe and restaurant serves a selection of hot and cold dishes, according to the time of day - including breakfast, morning coffee, a full lunch and afternoon tea and cake. No booking is required and there is a separate restaurant, cafe and in high season, a drinks and ice cream shop.
Wroxham Barns Restaurant

Wroxham Barns summary of what to SEE and DO

Visit the craft barns and see the craftspeople at work
Shop for gifts at the Gallery
Enjoy a round of mini-golf
Let the kids enjoy a ride at the funfair
Visit the Junior Farm, see the animals and play in the indoor play area
Enjoy a meal or snack in the restaurant or cafe
Bring a picnic and sit on the grass

Our Verdict

Wroxham Barns is a great day out and there is something for everyone! plus its free! Just be aware that the funfair is only open in high season.




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