Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

This is a charming, short walk for kids in six acres of beautiful gardens, with ponds, bridges and nature in abundance. Just south of Swaffham, the site also has waterways, bridges connecting the different areas, beautiful trees, shrubs and borders, a nature trail, tea room and facilities.

It’s a lovely little place – lush and green, really peaceful. Not big but plenty big enough as a walk for kids. And just gorgeous. Loads of butterflies, bees, water boatmen, dragonflies… if you love your nature, this is a lovely spot to enjoy it 🦋🐝🐞🌼

It’s an mini-explorer’s paradise. A place to amble about and try and figure out if you’ve already been along that stretch! Kids going free is a big plus. Although there are some steps and roots on the paths, there are lots of accessible ones too – we saw several people with buggies. There are maps at the reception to navigate yourself about the site.

Route details:

🌿Length of walk: c. 0.5 miles but lots of interweaving paths so you can pick your distance

🌿Cafe: Yes – takeaways at present

🌿Play area: No but there is a great one up the road in Swaffham (///attic.budgeted.gazette) and one in Oxborough (///thing.prospers.airbase)

🌿Pushchair/Wheelchair friendly: Yes, although I would talk to reception about the best route as some paths have steps

🌿Dog friendly: Yes, on leads

🌿Toilets: Yes, and disabled

🌿Baby change: We didn’t see any in the disabled toilet

🌿Seats along walk: Yes

🌿Opening times: Daily, all year: 10.30 am — 5.00 pm. Last admission: 4.00 pm.

🌿Entrance fee: Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children 0-16 Free. Card payments accepted. Users of Electric Wheelchair or buggy £3.50 (wheelchair user and pusher charged as one)

🌿Parking: Free ///awakes.bucked.tomato (location searchable on Google Maps)


🌿Nearby is Oxburgh Hall – two great walks for kids within a few miles of one another

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