Bressingham near Diss Norfolk

Hazel Barn Bed and Breakfast, Lodge Lane, Bressingham Diss, IP22 2BE

01379 644396  info@hazelbarn.com (2017)


Distance from Hazel Barn:

6.4 miles (13 minutes)

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Banham Zoo has over 2,000 in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens with birds, domestic livestock, other mammals, primates and reptiles and invertebrates.

There are plenty of things to see and do during your visit. As well as looking at all of the animals there are a number of activities and displays such as pre-bookable experiences that allow you to get up much closer to the animals such as being a zoo keeper for the day or working with the big cats. On the day you can feed the meerkats and giraffes as well as fly hawks and buzzards and when you need to recharge your batteries there are places to eat


Founded in 1968, in 2013 Banham Zoo became a charitable trust called The Zoological Society of East Anglia with the aim to secure the long-term futures for Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! and to continue to advance their roles in wildlife & environment conservation, animal welfare and education. The trust is a member of a number of external  conservation projects.


During your day at the zoo you can combine looking at the large and varied collection of animals with other activities. Why not try the Sky Trex consisting of a number of high elements with high wires, tricky crossings and zip wires. You could also get close up with the lemurs from Madagascar and watch the “Amazing Animal Show” that takes place daily where the animals show off their talents.

There is plenty to do at the zoo for the whole family, whether you want to be entertained or whether you are a keen conservationist and want to learn about animals and the conservation projects the zoo participates in to help protect their future.


Every Sunday morning in the grounds of the zoo they hold one of the largest car boot sales in the area. With an entrance fee of just 50p you can hunt down a bargain. You will find plenty of refreshments available and no need to worry if its raining as there are under cover pitches available.