West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village
The Anglo-Saxon Museum
In the Museum you will see fascinating displays of some of the objects found during the excavation of the village telling the fascinating story of this settlement and the people who lived here, (try to match them up with the replicas you have seen in the village), plus see an exhibition of Replica Anglo-Saxon costume. Every aspect of life is covered, from fashion to farming, crafts to cremation! Early Anglo-Saxon material from West Stow, Icklingham, Westgarth Gardens and Eriswell is displayed.
Visit the cafe for a restful place to get a hot or cold drink or snack.
West Stow's shop sells all kinds of souvenirs, replicas and resources, many of which are unavailable anywhere else. There's something to please everyone, from families with young children to academics.
Based in the country this exciting playground will keep your children occupied and with plenty of picnic tables you can sit back and relax while your children enjoy exploring the adventure playground.
The country park
Beyond the car park, play area, visitor centre, shop and cafe is a 52 hectare country park bursting with life. There are plenty of opportunities for picnics, walks and trails in woodland and heathland, along the river Lark and around the lake. There are two bird hides, a nature trail and lot's of other walks in the park or across the road in Thetford Forest. Due to the presence of livestock dogs must remain on a lead in the country park.
Pets at Home
Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now
Back to School Must Haves
The end of one school year means preparing for the next! New uniform, new shoes, new water bottle...the list can feel endless! Our Back to School Must Have List will help you get organised. Every school is different in their requirements but hopefully this will go some way to ensuring that the summer holidays are not all about shopping & labelling!