Top 10 Things to do in Diss, United Kingdom (UK)

December 13, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Diss is a market town and electoral ward in Norfolk, England, close to the border with the neighbouring East Anglian county of Suffolk, with a population of 7,572.(2011) Diss railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line, which runs from London to Norwich.
Restaurants in Diss

1. The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Common Road | Dickleburgh, Diss IP21 4PH, England +44 1379 740708
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5 based on 108 reviews

The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Reviewed By nick b - London, United Kingdom

An excellent Second World War museum telling the story of the Bloody 100th Bomb Group. Very friendly staff where some were children who lived just next to the base. Fascinating to listen to their stories of the brave aircrew who flew from the base.

2. Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens

Thetford Road, Bressingham, Diss IP22 2AB, England +44 1379 686900
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4 based on 568 reviews

Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens

Bressingham is a Charitable Trust preserving Steam Transport of all kinds in a Garden Setting which the whole family can enjoy. The aim of the trust is to provide moving steam powered exhibits full of life rather than a purely static display, so expect some smoke, soot, oil, and working exhibits you can get close too rather than a roped off lifeless collection. The majority of staff have always been volunteers, who graciously give their time for others to enjoy the collection of steam artefacts given by Alan Bloom to the trust.

Reviewed By Ann22051958 - King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Visited here for the first time on a warm October day. Pleasantly surprised at the whole area geared towards family’s and steam engine enthusiasts. The Gardens even in mid October were still very colourful and the displays of a bygone era were impressive. The walks are very pleasant. We shall return in the spring when there is sure to be a new show of life after the winter.

3. Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo Kenninghall Road, Banham NR16 2HE, England +44 1953 887771
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4.5 based on 968 reviews

Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting zoos in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks and displays, one of the most exciting Birds of Prey displays in the UK, our amazing subtropical house "Eureka" with free-flying birds and butterflies, our "Penguin Cove" an enlarged and enhanced enclosure for the colony of penguins. Live "Amazing Animals!" presentations, beautiful big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs, Free Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Zarafa Heights walkway, Sky Trek aerial trekking course & zip wire, and interactive fun activities in our Education Centre. As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more. Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website

Reviewed By AngloItalian78 - Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Stayed near Norwich for a long weekend away and spent one of our days at Banham Zoo... what a fun day, lots of different animals, some fantastic enclosures, and a rural location meaning the site is very spread out which means you can make a full day out of it but it also feels less crowded for animals and visitors alike. Was also nice to go in term time as without hordes of people it almost felt like a private tour and shows like Penguin feeding was enjoyed with just a handful of other visitors. Can see why this would be an ideal place to go over and over again for both adults and kids alike. Highly recommended!

4. Yaxley Cherry Tree

Old Norwich Road, Yaxley IP23 8BH, England +44 1379 788050
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Yaxley Cherry Tree

Reviewed By suffolk-john - suffolk

Yaxley Cherry Tree has been our "staggering distance" local for 8 years (and we do stagger sometimes!) The pub has had several tenants in that time since Andy the owner has moved on, the last of which was Russ......a proper old fashioned landlord who improved the decor and turned the pub into a much cosier, warmer place to be. Russ has now passed the reins onto Allie, a former member of the bar team. And a damn fine job she is doing so far.
No major changes but little tweaks. A few different ales although still too many GK ones IMHO. All well kept however. Towels in the gents! Now open at 4.00 pm on Friday afternoons although I'm not sure this is a good thing after our session last Friday! And a chef! It appears that chefs are in short supply around here but Allie has managed to secure the services of one who is producing good quality pub food.....all we want from our local.
I'm sure the garden will get more use next year as well and Allie is tentatively talking about a beer festival in February. Bringing the good times back.
The Cherry Tree used to jokingly be known as the "warm beer, grumpy landlord pub with stamps"......none of this applies today. more like a cosy and friendly village local. Just what we need in Yaxley.
Oh, the review title......unbelievable that the menu doesn't feature sausages with the huge amount of quality sausages in Suffolk. Could you serve me egg and chips (or mash and gravy) and I bring my own sausages?
John

5. Hoxne Brewery

Unit 12, Forge Business Centre, Stuston IP22 4HN, England +44 7515 003503
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5 based on 3 reviews

Hoxne Brewery

A micro pub with courtyard area serving locally produced cask ales and ciders, along with guest beers. Available to drink in or take away. Bottled beers from selected Breweries also available. Micro pub owned by Hoxne Brewery a small local micro Brewery. Please note we are closed Sundays during the winter

Reviewed By Nick Y

Visited this brewery/bar over Easter and sampled some traditionally brewed beer. The welcome by the owner, Dan, was warm, funny and knowledgeable about his beers which were delicious. Well worth a visit.

6. Thornham Walks

Red House Yard, Eye, England
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Thornham Walks

Reviewed By John B

Nice walks different distances over easy terrain available, cafe and crafts. Flat terrain mainly lanes/ tracks nice route to very old local church. Cafe near main car park and arts n crafts. You will need money for car park.

7. Sim-Fly Norfolk

Old Buckenham Airfield Abbey Road | Main Hangar Offices, Office Suite, Old Buckenham NR17 1PU, England +44 1953 860914
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5 based on 83 reviews

Sim-Fly Norfolk

Flight simulator fun for all ages & experiences, great gift or day out. We suggest you start with a Cessna 172 training aircraft, under the guidance of John Hoyte a qualified pilot and flying instructor. Your fun sessions will be tailored to your ability and after a few minutes on the ground learning the controls, you will be controlling a simulated aircraft for take-off and may even fly over your house. Using our fixed simulator you can experience the thrill of flying in our state-of-the-art flight simulator, without physically moving around. Our 10 X 8 foot screen, surround sound and vibrating seat creates a realistic feel and the controls are authentic giving that real flying experience. It is hard to believe you're still on the ground... Fly from Norwich International or any airport of your choice including most airfields in the world. We control the weather and time of day, so the more experienced you become the greater the challenge. You always have your dedicated pilot giving you guidance and friendly advice. Learn to cope with an engine failure or other serious challenges, but only when you are ready to do so. Situated at old Buckenham Airfield we are close to the A11. We never rush you and can offer the chance to experience flying historic bi-planes, WW2 aircraft or the latest fast jets. Our simulator is suitable as a Gift or Days outs for individuals and small groups. We create special packages for corporate events and incentive days and even stag and hen parties. A joint package of the flight simulator, the historic 453rd BG flying museum and Jimmy's café (named after US film star Jimmy Stewart, who flew who flew from Old Buckenham airfield) can be tailored to meet your needs. For a fun package that starts at £49 for an hour, we offer great value, Sim-Fly's hands on simulator experience in a light aircraft is so realistic - when compared with flying in a passenger jet.

Reviewed By ChrisWhiting77 - Norwich

I visited Sim-Fly recently and had a great experience. John was very welcoming and we discussed how the time was going to work followed by a very good overview of how the simulator worked. I took off from Norwich airport, flew over my old house,...MoreChris - it was a pleasure all round - you said you would come back and we hope you will! Many thanks again. JH

8. Flo-ridaz Hovercraft

Memorial Farm Norwich Road, Stowmarket IP14 5LZ, England +44 7711 511851
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5 based on 131 reviews

Flo-ridaz Hovercraft

Reviewed By SamarieK - Diss, England, United Kingdom

Highly recommended for an alternative to go-karting. We visited a couple of weeks ago as a birthday treat for my husband. The briefing was thorough and advice was clear. It's great fun, though takes a little while to get used to driving. We went for the 45 minute session and I had a couple of laps, my husband the rest of the time. A good option if you want to try it out. The venue is easy to access from the A140 (take no notice of the scruffy farm entrance, the land is rented from the farmer) and there's an excellent deli/café really close by (at the old Chilli Farm)for a drink or lunch, so you can make a day of it. Plenty of eateries further along the A140 too. We would go again and have suggested it to friends.

9. EmZo

Station Road | Stowmarket, Cotton IP14 4NQ, England +44 1449 782061
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

EmZo

EmZo Gifts Shop & Café EmZo is a family run business founded in 2006 by sisters Emma and Zoe. From its humble beginnings as a small gift shop, EmZo soon grew into the Aladdin's cave of beautiful delights it is today. Emma, Zoe and our brilliant team have thoughtfully handpicked all products with you in mind. We endeavor to take the stress out of finding that perfect gift or home and garden accessories by providing quality products at reasonable prices. Our vast product range is housed in our large 3000-ft2 store. It includes craft items such as flower arranging and Jam making, a large selection of children's gifts, from pocket money toys to traditional wooden games and occasion gifts such as weddings and christenings. Visit EmZo for the latest gift ideas and housewares, for all ages and every budget, where friendly service and helpful advice is always guaranteed. Don't forget our in-store Teashop, EmZo Café, where you can finish your shopping trip with a hot drink or bite to eat within a warm and friendly atmosphere. We serve delicious food every day. Come and try our soups made from scratch using fresh ingredients, lovely homemade cakes such as the traditional Victoria sponge, and the more unusual customer favourite raspberry and white chocolate sponge. For the larger appetite we offer hot meals including daily specials and our ever-popular brunch made using local ingredients. Or for the lighter option why not try our classic cream tea which includes a pot of tea and one of our freshly baked plain or fruit scones, accompanied by homemade jam and fresh whipped cream all for the reasonable price of £4.25.

Reviewed By Crainie - Suffolk, United Kingdom

I chose the coronation chicken toasted sub. The best coronation chicken I've ever had. My husband had his usual ham egg and chips. v.good. They do a wide selection of food and lots of lovely cakes and scones. Always full at lunch times so go...MoreThank you for you lovely review Crainie. We are delighted that our coronation chicken gets top marks! Hope to see you both again soon Many Thanks The EmZo Team

10. The English Whisky Company

St. Georges Distillery Harling Road, Roudham NR16 2QW, England +44 1953 717939
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

The English Whisky Company

Making really great single malt whisky in England is paramount to what we stand for here at St. George's. Why England? Why not? We have fantastic water in the Breckland aquifer beneath our feet, we have the barley, the maltings, the yeast and now the distillery. We don't add colour, we don't add flavour, we let the barrels do that for us. Our whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, matured in fine casks, bottled on site using our own water and is non chill-filtered. We are really proud of these things and believe you will taste the difference too. The Distillery is open daily from 9am - 5.30Pm throughout the year (with the exception of Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day), running regular tours of the working part of the distillery.

Reviewed By Ian C - Dereham, United Kingdom

We took the excellent £10 one hour tour which happened to be on a cleaning Wednesday and therefore nothing was being distilled. However this allowed us to see inside the empty, cleansed still while the guide explained the various processes of whisky production which obviously cannot be done when the stills are operating. A look inside a Bonded Warehouse - worth millions - and a tasting with examples of different whisky types and 'flavours' completed the tour. Also on site is a very nice, reasonably priced tearoom and of course a shop with an extensive range of whiskies ...not so cheap but it didn’t stop me from purchasing!

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