We used to visit Great yarmouth when we were little and we loved it, but in recent years its become quite commercialised and now its a trendy holiday resort for the teens. Not really somewhere you would want to take younger children. Its developed a trouble element too sadly.
When someone suggested if I'd ever been to Cromer I'd forgotten that we used to do day trips to Cromer from Great Yarmouth.
We decided to see if we could find somewhere in Cromer, well its become quite a popular place and now hard to find somewhere in the town to stay. We stumbled across an eBay listing for a Cottage right in the middle of town. Its not really a cottage at all, more of a town house but the owners call it a cottage because of some family reason they have. It doesn’t matter.
We stayed in Woodside Cottage, Woodside coming from the name of the company I guess. They call themselves Woodsidebreaks and have a fairly decent no frills website. What impressed me was that I could actually speak to someone that wasn’t in a call center, who knew about the accomodation and knew were Cromer was.
We’ve been back about a week now and already the kids are hassling me to go back. Which I guess means they must have enjoyed it too.
Cromer isn’t at all how I remember it being a sleepy seaside town, its got lots going, from the funfair on the seafront which really is aimed at the little ones, to a night club which hubby and me loved to recapture our ill spent youth and a few arcades to waste some money in with the teenagers we were forced to take with us. I guess being our children we had too. The Cottage we stayed in was right in the middle of Cromer, we parked up and didn’t use the car hardly at all. It just wasn’t worth getting it out, everything is just a few minutes walk. We even found a really nice pub along the coast walk and that wasn’t more than fifteen minutes away.
The show on the pier is just fabulous, it’s a bit cheesy but worth seeing. I cant recommend Cromer enough or the people at WoodsideBreaks, they are charming and helpful.
Their website is www.woodsidebreaks.co.uk