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Watton - a pretty slice of Norfolk

Situated in Breckland, the rural heart of Norfolk, Watton is a quiet, charming little market town, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Wayland Wood and the lovely Loch Neaton. The weekly market offers local delicacies, fruit and veg and fish from the coast.

Animal magic at Melsop Farm Park

Under eight miles from Watton, Scoulton's Melsop Farm Park offers young children the chance to get up close to a variety of animals. The park features an array of areas, including a waterfowl pond, animal paddocks and incubation rooms, and indoor and outdoor play areas for the little ones to let off steam.

Green Britain Centre

Under 12 miles away, Swaffham's Green Britain Centre is a great way to get your children clued up on being eco-friendly. Highlights include the opportunity to take a look at the Greenbird - officially the fastest wind-powered vehicle on the planet. It's also the only way to climb inside a modern windmill, 300 steps high.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Watton? Travelodge Thetford Hotel, Travelodge Norwich Cringleford Hotel and Travelodge Barton Mills Hotel are all under half an hour away from the market town.