Local Area

The Local Area

Stacks of family options are close by Merryhill Country Park, like Norfolk Showground and Dinosaur Adventure Land under five miles and both BeWILDerwood and Banham Zoo within 17—25.

The splendid city of Norwich is less than 9 miles away – if you only have a day here, see the castle and/or cathedral; if you have a bit longer, also take in the marketplace, shopping in the Lanes and the rest of the Norwich 12, the dozen old buildings including Norwich Castle and the cathedral.

A quieter urban day out is at the market town of East Dereham 20 minutes’ drive from Merryhill; Greentrees Caravans is here too to pick up any last minute bits and pieces of caravan kit.

If you’re in Norfolk for walks or pedals, the Ringland Hills, the Wensum Valley and a bike trail along an old railway line – don’t forget to bring a camera for some photos of the abundant local wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Also take time to visit the Royal Norwich Golf Club six and a half miles away; Carrow Road within 11; Whitlingham Broad within 15 and Wroxham about 22.5 miles from base.


Ringland Swan Pub: 1.7miles

Parsons Woodforde Pub: 2.5miles

Wensum Valley Golf: 3.1miles

Longwater Retail Park (Sainsbury’s, KFC, McDonalds’, Pizza Hut, Next, Sports Direct, Boots, M&S Food, The Range, Marsdens’ Copper Beech) : 4.1miles

Table Table: Showground: 4.1miles

Norfolk Showground: 4.1miles

Dinosaur Adventure Land: 4.7miles

Royal Norwich Golf Club: 6.6miles

Norwich Cathedral: 9.6miles

Chapelfield Shopping Centre: 9.7miles

Carrow Road: 10.8miles

Whitlingham Broad: 14.5miles

BeWILDerwood: 16.8miles

Wroxham: 22.5miles

Banham Zoo: 24.5miles

Cromer: 30miles

Thetford Forest: 33.4miles

All distances are approximate. For any other attractions please ask.