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Wells next the sea tips please and is there a supermarket near?

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noyouhavehadawee Fri 22-Jul-11 19:43:02

Am going next week for a week and trying to budget for eating etc... anyone been and care to recommend eating places kid friendly and is there a supermarket in wells like a sainsbos, tesco, morrisons etc... also bewilderwood - worth viiting or to far really?


thisisyesterday Fri 22-Jul-11 19:45:15

oh it's lovely! there is no supermarket in wells, so i would stock up on your way. there is a tesco not that far away but i can't remmeber the name of the town it's in...

the beach is just beautiful, you can spend all day there just playing on the sand

how old are the children? if they're about 4 or over then definitely go to bewilderwood. it's very expensive but well worth it IMO

thisisyesterday Fri 22-Jul-11 19:45:30

there is a lovely deli, and a great sandwich shop too... will try and find links

thisisyesterday Fri 22-Jul-11 19:48:03

wells deli

the picnic hut

thisisyesterday Fri 22-Jul-11 19:49:16

actually, there is a costcutter right up the end of staithe street I think which is a little food shop/mini supermarket thingy

noyouhavehadawee Fri 22-Jul-11 19:49:46

dc are 4 and 8 - i found the sandwich deli and was hoping to see the prioces <tight arse is me>, i see there is a morrisons in cromer so dont know how far that really is to consider. I dont intend on cooking much apart from dh will insist on his daily full englsh he will be sorting. Thanks thisyesterday

noyouhavehadawee Fri 22-Jul-11 19:51:51

no prices i note on either of them sites and as its carnival week when we go i expect it wont be cheap sad. I am about to announce to dh i will fund all hospitality lol but was hoping to know if i could actually manage such a feat before i offered! Ha!

thisisyesterday Sat 23-Jul-11 15:27:03

there is a tesco in fakenham, i think that's the closest big supermarket.

the deli and the picnic hut are prob on the expensive side of average iyswim!

there's a lovely fish and chip shop and other places too though

DoodleAlley Sat 23-Jul-11 15:32:07

There's a morrisons in fakenham too. Fakenham's about fifteen mins away. Pensthorpe's just outside fakenham and worth a visit too. It's where they filmed springwatch for the previous three years and my nearly three year old loves going there.

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Sat 23-Jul-11 15:36:57

you've got to visit Holkham Beach - it's amazing grin

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Sat 23-Jul-11 15:38:01

(i know your OP wasn't about beaches, but it is a tip for a good beach! grin )

i agree that Fakenham is the closest food shopping place.

noyouhavehadawee Sat 23-Jul-11 16:24:37

thanks - more tips appreciated smile

Poshbaggirl Sun 24-Jul-11 17:46:31

Two fish n chip shops next to each other. Go to the one with the queue going out the door! Its the best fish n chips you'll ever have. Imo! Theres a little playpark over the road where you can eat n then play! Canoeing and other activities next to the campsite by the beach. Little mini train from the town to the beach. There was a massive massive storm in 1953 which flattened the town as it then was closer to the sea, which is why the town is now a mile or so inland. Beaches are brill. Get a kite!

Poshbaggirl Sun 24-Jul-11 17:47:03

Mini supermarket in Wells

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 15:16:58

i have just google earthed our cottage - seems were about 4 doors up from a tandoori, there is a cafe 3 doors up that does full english breakfasts according to the sign outside its door and then about 100, up the road is the arkroyal pub which looks the roughest in the whole of wells grin - so should be good then!

mrswoodentop Mon 25-Jul-11 15:19:56

Bewilderwood highly recommended,also the steam train from Holt to Sherringham.Brancaster Beach for walks,Holkham lovely but the walk to the sea os a long one for little ones

brookeslay Mon 25-Jul-11 15:30:10

try eating in the nearby yurt it happily takes children. Holkam beach you need to park and walk so wear comfy shoes. There is a great shop called Big Blue worth a trip..

fantastic place

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 16:13:02

yurt as in the name of the establishemtn?

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 17:02:18

ooo i found it - yeah that looks ace even for a dytime sambo it looks quirky.

Yr1Mum Mon 25-Jul-11 17:09:04

Ollies at the Edinburgh Pub opposite the Costcutter doesn't look all that from the outside but does lovely food and is very child friendly - there's a big room separate from the pub where you can have meals with the kids - think they start serving quite early too in the evenings. The fish and chip shop that has queues out the door is called Frenchs smile. The deli is pretty expensive but the sandwiches are delicious. The Costcutter is a reasonable size but if you want to stock up agree with the others that you need to go to Fakenham for Tesco or Morrisons. Have a great time smile

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 17:13:03

Thanks yr1 mum thats really helpful smile

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:32:54

Oh now i have browsed the menu of the globe and the crown i am salivating grin.

GiraffeAHolic Mon 25-Jul-11 19:42:12

Also a Lidl in Fakenham, for cheap and cheerful holiday groceries smile
There's an indoor soft play area in Wells itself should the weather let you down.
Depending on the ages of DCs, Wells quay is great for crabbing and all the gift shops on the quay sell the equipment.
Sheringham's not far and there is a big indoor swimming pool with slides, wave machines etc called Splash.

ShowOfHands Mon 25-Jul-11 19:48:32

I grew up in Fakenham (my dear ol' pa works in Tesco Fakenham btw) and spent most weekends in Wells. Fakenham does indeed have a Morrisons, Lidl, Tesco etc and is about 9 miles away from Wells down the dry road. Holkham beach next door is good (a bit of it's nudist though I warn you) and the Burnhams/Brancaster are worth a visit if you want to stomp along some lovely beaches.

Bewilderwood is superb. The Dinosaur Park too if you're happy travelling a little way. All the best MNers live in Norfolk btw...

noyouhavehadawee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:51:55

oh well i look fwd to your hospitaliy then lol! Off to ggogle the splash plac enow then as dc are obsessive pool slide enthusiasts.

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