Several of the properties have the beach on the doorstep, that’s what! Having a beautiful sandy beach within a short walk makes a trip there a doddle, not a major expedition in packing up the car for the day. We supply a windbreak, beach mats, buckets and spades and other beach toys, so grab your costume and towel and head down there. The beach does come and go with the tides, meaning its always beautifully clean. There’s a tide clock at Beachscape and Tides, and tide times on our website to help plan your day and if the beach isn’t there when you want it, then a drive along the coast will find you another beach to discover.
Mundesley, Cromer, Sea Palling – check our beach page for more details on these and lots more beaches around the coast worth visiting.
Within Bacton. Fly a kite, set up a cricket match or kick a football on the green that forms the heart of Rainbows End Park. An Ice Cream van drives around the park on a daily basis during the summer. Stop him and buy one! Close to home, there is a lovely, well equipped, childrens playground in the village. Just at the end of the road, opposite the road to Mundesley, about 5 to 10 minutes walk away.
Swimming? There is a private indoor pool you can hire by the hour for your exclusive use. Check here at Olde Hall Indoor Swimming Pool
Walk to Walcott from Beachscape and Tides, beachcombing along the way and treat yourself to a Norfolk produced ice cream at Kingfisher Cafe. If the cafe’s shut then the local store stocks branded ice creams and sweets as a treat instead!
Walk to Cart Gap from Bramble Cottage, where you’ll find a sandy beach, a fabulous child and dog friendly cafe (dogs in the outside area only) and Happisburgh Lifeboat station
Mundesley is a little village with a traditional amusement arcade and a great crazy golf course, Adventure Island. The beach is lifeguarded and has a little cafe down on the seafront with more ice cream of course!
Surfing in Cromer. Well we may not have quite the big waves of Cornwall, but they can still have great fun learning to surf in Cromer with The Glide Surf School. The school runs 7 days a week from April to the end of October. You can use your own gear, or hire all the equipment you need from the school. If the surf isn’t high enough for surfing, then you can try the gentler alternative of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
For more specific surf information, check this site for the Cromer Surf Report
Cromer has more amusement arcades, a lovely small seafront funfair, a crazy golf course and two putting greens. Walk along the seafront and you will find the RNLI Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum with the lovely Rocket Cafe above. Sit outside on the balcony and people watch on the beach or your child whilst they participate in the Surf School. Walk along the pier, past the theatre and you can check inside the RNLI lifeboat station, and see a Tamar class lifeboat up close. Buy a crabbing kit from a shop in town, pop some bacon on for bait and join the masses who try their hands at catching a Cromer Crab on the pier!
Indoor Play areas
There are many across Norfolk to keep the littlies happy for a couple of hours.
- Stompers in North Walsham
- Monkey Business in Great Yarmouth
- Jolly Jacks Soft Play in Great Yarmouth Marina Leisure Centre
- Playland Indoor Adventure Play in Wells-next-the-Sea
- Jump for Joy in Norwich
- Funkys in Norwich
- Broadland View at Brewers Fayre – family friendly pub with soft play area
- MB’s Fun House in Hemsby
- Farmer Fred’s Adventure Playbarn in Heacham
If you’re looking for Days out and theme parks then there’s plenty within an hours drive or so.
- BeWILDerwood, an imaginative adventure park that should exhaust them and fire their imagination!
- Amazona Zoo, Cromer
- Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade
- Wroxham Barns, Hoveton
- Sea Life Centre, Great Yarmouth
- Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft
- Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth
- Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Great Yarmouth
- Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Fakenham
- Green Britain Centre, Swaffham
For more ideas look at Day Out With The Kids