A Family Day Out At The Football In Norwich

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of going to watch a football match, and it certainly makes for a great day out with the family – especially if your little ones (or big ones) are footie mad.

As well as being a city full of history and culture, Norwich is also home to Premiership team the Canaries – making it the perfect place for a sporty day out with your young ones. Here’s how you can have a great day with the family when going to watch the football in Norwich:

Travelling To Norwich

Norwich is easily accessible by both rail and train. There’s no parking at the ground however, so if you’re coming from afar then the Norwich Park & Ride is a fast and cost effective way to travel into the city centre. There’s also a number of city centre car parks that are all within walking distance of the ground. If you’d prefer to travel by train, then the train station is located just a 10 minute walk away from the stadium.

Match Time

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There’s sure to be a buzz in the air as you make your way to the grounds with all the other football fans. Be sure to pay a visit to the Family FunZone before kick-off, where you’ll find lots of free activities for the kids including football challenges, face painting and photo opportunities with the NCFC mascot Captain Canary. Then make your way to your seats and enjoy the match! You can find all the latest fixtures and ticket availability on the NCFC website.

Feeling Peckish

All that cheering is sure to have built up an appetite, so after the match I’d suggest wandering back into the city centre to grab a bite to eat. Jamie’s Italian Norwich is a great place for a family meal with its relaxed atmosphere and award-winning kids’ menu that’ll please even the fussiest of eaters. If the weather is right, grab some traditional fish and chips from Grosvenor Fish Bar and head to the nearby Chapelfield Gardens for some alfresco family dining.

Check Out The Sights

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Image Source: Ben Ward via Flickr Creative Commons

Why not make the most of being in such a picturesque city by checking out some of the many historic buildings Norwich has to offer. You’ll find loads to look at in and around the city centre including the Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, where they run family activities most Saturdays that are free with museum admission (a family ticket is just £23.50 for two adults and all children!).

So the next time football fever takes over your family, make Norwich your team of choice and make a day of it!

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