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Great Yarmouth...what to do?(3 Posts)
Hi, We are staying near Great Yarmouth at half term and wondered what people would recommend for us to do? Looking online there is so much choice I am overwhelmed so I wondered what people have done and found was good? We have DD aged 8. She particularly loves history.....and good playgrounds.....(and ice cream!!!)
I'm embarrassed to admit that despite having lived there for 7 years I haven't ventured into any of the museums but Time and Tide / Nelson Museum / Elizabethan House come recommended. Norwich Castle has a How to Train Your Dragon exhibition on at the moment which our 7&2 year olds enjoyed (finishes at the end of the month I think although castle is worth a visit anyway).
Best playground is Bewilderwood at Horning, near Wroxham. There's a trampoline park recently opened in Yarmouth (Jump Warehouse).
Other places we like to visit include Thrigby Hall near Filby which is a small zoo, Africa Alive in Kessingland, south of Lowestoft which is a larger zoo, Pettits in Reedham which is part zoo / part amusement park / playground although might be a bit limiting for an 8 year old. If the weather is good then Fritton Lake is lovely - has a good playground and all sorts of activities however it's expensive to park there and most things cost more on top. There's Caldecott Redwings horse sanctuary opposite which is a nice place to spend a couple of hours (for free) if you like horses and donkeys. If the weather is good, Gorleston beach takes some beating (think it's one of TripAdvisors top UK beaches) - there's a playground / trim trail on top of the cliff, a sandy, usually quiet beach and lots of cafes (that sell ice cream!).