One of the most exciting things about moving into your new home is getting out and exploring your new surroundings. Discovering the delights of your neighbourhood is an ongoing adventure. Wherever you are based, there are new restaurants to try, new sights to visit and new activities to try your hand at. Britannia have helped thousands of people move all over East Anglia, giving us extensive, first-hand knowledge of everything this unique area has to offer. If you have just moved into the region, we hope you will find our list of top five things to do here useful.
New Wolsey Theatre
This family-friendly, fun theatre is located right in the heart of the county town of Ipswich, in Suffolk. Boasting 400 seats it regularly hosts a variety of shows for all tastes and ages, from children’s drama to music and comedy performances for the grown-ups. A trip to the theatre is the perfect way to wind down after a stressful move, and with so much to see and explore in the surrounding town of Ipswich, return visits are well worth the effort.
Explore the outdoors at the Abbey Gardens
Exploring the outdoors is a delight, and between them the six counties that make up East Anglia offer plenty to discover. Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, is home to the Abbey Gardens – an expansive, landscaped outdoor space comprising floral displays, foliage and an aviary. The Gardens play host to frequent festivals, fireworks and fairs from January to December.
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Visit Horning, on the Norfolk Broads, for a tour of the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. This unique destination documents the history and operations of the Royal Air Force. Discover the history of radar, find out about the role it played in the Battle of Britain, learn about night fighter operations and uncover the secrets of Space Defence. Join a guided tour to get the best out of the experience, with plenty of audience participation and some fascinating insights into the history of radar.
The city of Norwich is a popular tourist destination and its grand cathedral is one of its most visited monuments. Commonly acknowledged to be one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, Norwich Cathedral also boasts the highest Norman tower and the largest monastic cloisters in England. It provides a rich and informative centerpiece to your day out in Norwich, with over 1000 years of history just begging to be discovered. The informative guides are a mine of information as they lead you through the expansive buildings, children will revel in the excitement of finding themselves in a real life castle. Don’t miss the Herb Garden and the Japanese Garden, and if weather permits take a picnic to enjoy on the carefully manicured greens.
North Norfolk Railway
For stunning views of Norfolk’s coastal countryside, the North Norfolk Railway is the perfect choice. This 10.5-mile trip weaves its way through some of the region’s most picturesque sights. Try to time your journey to coincide with one of the special steam services provide for an added dimension to trip. Steam galas, vintage transport festivals and beer festivals are also on offer on selected dates throughout the year.