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.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.