The charming town of Diss
Diss is a well-connected and pretty market town in East Anglia complete with its picturesque, pastel coloured 18th Century cottages. The memorial museum honours the American airmen who operated out of this base, who came to fight along with the allies in 1943. After years of restoration the site was officially reopened in 1981, with the history of the 100th bomb group laid out in the control tower, offering a perfect view of the old airfield.
For nature lovers...
Diss offers a wide range of enjoyment for animal lovers. Head to the Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, where you can spot birds of many different varieties, along with alpacas, goats, lemurs and monkeys. Horsey Beach is also an amazing spot where you can enjoy a walk through the sand dunes to reach the perfect viewpoint to admire the wild seals that relax and warm themselves on the shore. November to January is breeding season for the seals, so is the best time to come and see the pups as well.
Fly across Norfolk... kind of
Take in some of the fun activities of Norfolk from the variety of room escape games, to the eerily realistic Simulator Flying experience at old Buckenham Airfield, with brilliant support from the instructors on hand to make your 'flight' as smooth as possible. Planning a a trip to Diss? Travelodge Thetford Hotel, and Travelodge Ipswich Stowmarket Hotel are both within a 20-minute drive.