Bewilderwood – probably the best family adventure

This weekend we found Bewilderwood, just outside Norwich.  We had the best family day out we have ever had.


Bewilderwood adventure park is 50 acres of forest filled with zip wires, treehouses, climbing frames, dens, a maze, storytelling, boat trips and general magic. The Observer voted it one of the 50 best places to visit in the world. The best bit is nearly everything can be done as a family. All four of us were able to climb safely through the trees together, even my son who was 20 months.

None of those silly theme park situations where one child is 5cm too small for a ride so throws a huge tantrum. Wholesome outdoor family fun. And it is designed to have a very light environmental impact. What more do you need? My son is as fearless and nimble as a mountain goat.  This was his paradise. In fact we have become accustomed to parents using him as an example to chivvy their offspring:

‘Look that little boy isn’t scared!’ remarked a dad as he tried to cajoule his daughter across a rope bridge.

‘No’, I wanted to say, ‘He has no fear, but that in itself is utterly terrifying’.