It’s no secret that we’re massive fans of Bewilderwood, we’ve been telling everyone about it since our first visit 4 years ago and here we are again, shouting about how wonderful it is once more! I really don’t say it lightly when I say that Bewilderwood is one of the very best days out for the whole family. It genuinely, absolutely and marvellously is! Bewilderwood is reason enough alone to visit Norfolk and When we move back to our little part of the country some day, I shall be buying a season ticket (which are very reasonably priced I might add) as we will be visiting as often as we absolutely can.
Bewilderwood is an outdoor play area based on children’s books written by Tom Blofeld who grew up on the estate of marshy woodland that has become one of the best play spaces for under 12s. The stories are all about Twiggles (who live in the trees), boggles (who live in the bogs) and their brightly illustrated in all of Bewilderwood friends such as Mildred the Crocklebog and The Thorny Clod Spider. There are little houses in trees with tiny walkways high above you and on the walk into Bewilderwood (should you choose not to go by boat) the magic comes alive instantly with all the attention to tiny Bogle and Twiggle detail. It’s a child’s imagination brought to life and when you get into the main forest the tiny treetop walk ways become life sized. There are play areas, a den building site, the stage where stories and Twiggle Twirling takes place, massive slides, giant tree houses, a sky maze, a floor maze, zip wires, a crafting tent and much, much more!
We particularly like the fact that no little one is left out and with two dedicated Toddlewood areas with smaller slides, littler tree houses and a massive sand pit as well as baby zip wires, Bewilderwood is really and truly for absolutely everyone!
The season has just got into full swing for 2015 and we visited for Easter. Last year we read the Bewilderwood story (by Tom Blofeld) of Cedric The Easter bunny and the pesky bunnies of Bewilderwood and this year they brought the story to life with an Easter Egg hunt around the park and a special tent to visit Cedric in. The children got to write him a note and then meet him inside his tent which was done so superbly. There were chocolate eggs for everyone and it was one of the most lovely parts of our day good old Bewilderwood, getting it right as always!
We loved our day at Bewilderwood this Easter and we’re looking forward to more coming up this summer… It’s open for 8 months of the year and closed for 4 so we feel we have to make the most of it! Coming to Norfolk? You have to visit! Coming to Sufflok? It is a must, make the journey! Not coming anywhere near? Then still make the journey because it is so worth it! I usually look at everything we do in London and say ‘Norwich lacks all of this, there’s nothing on a par in Norfolk…’ Ordinarily that is just about right but at Bewilderwood I say ‘The rest of the country lacks THIS’! And it does!
We visited Bewilderwood as guests.