National Parks / Natural World
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Norfolk
Where is it at?
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North Street
Where are we going today?
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful wilderness experience for the whole family. Kids will love being out in nature and playing through the trees, enjoying hikes along the extensive boardwalk systems, and spotting all the local wildlife.
2 miles of trails can be enjoyed over the 98 acres, with a boardwalk experience through extensive wetlands as well as a marsh viewing platform which is a great opportunity to be spotting those birds and animals.
Want some more outdoor adventures? They hold all sorts of fun programs and activities especially for kids and families!
There is nature bingo where you have to try and match all the seasonal items, fun discovery booklets where you can learn and observe all the habitats and wildlife within the sanctuary...
Parents - not sure what to do with the kids during school vacation? Just as well the sanctuary actually plans well long activities so you will never be stuck for ideas!
Kids will also love running and climbing on the nature play areas, where they have to solve problems and construct surroundings using natural elements.
There is a fascinating Sensory Trail for kids to touch, feel and smell the world around them to really understand it, and the information signs also come in Braille.
For those nature loving kids aged 3 - 16 there are fun Nature Day Camps where you can really immerse yourself in hands-on exploration and really understand and appreciate nature. After all, it's so much fun to play in!
So get outdoors, breath in the fresh air, and get back to nature!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsNon Members: $4
- ChildrenNon Members: $3 (ages 3 - 12)
When can we go?
Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm / Sun 12:30pm - 4pm. July-August Monday is 10am - 4pm. Sept - June: Closed
Trails open daily - dawn 'til dusk.
The center offer a host of fun and educational nature-based tours all year round for students from ages 3 - 13. Great for history, life science, earth science of geography. They will love learning about the natural world - in the natural world! They can also host scout groups. .
There are areas to hold picnic lunches so feel free to bring a delicious lunch for your family! .
Any Top Tips?
They have great events throughout the year, such as Star Searches where you can enjoy some star gazing, so keep track and make sure you don't miss out on your favorite ones! .
Need a little extra help?
They do their best to make the park as accessible as possible. The Nature Center and restrooms are accessible, and the Sensory Trail is post/rope guided, as well as braille and tactile signs. .
They can also hold your birthday party at the park!.
What people are saying?
by Joshua England
Love this place!
by A Google User
Bring a camera, some walking shoes, and possibly some mosquito repellant. Great for people with children, but leave Rover at home: no pets allowed!
by Ariadne Taylor
by Geoffrey Zub
by Keith Messier