Comfort Hotel Great Yarmouth
14 Albert Square
Great Yarmouth, EN NR30 3JH
Phone: (44) 1493 855070
Fax: (44) 1493 853798
14 Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, EN, GB, NR30 3JH
- Phone: (44) 1493 855070
- Fax: (44) 1493 853798
A must for anyone who likes candyfloss, loud noise, big crowds, fish and chips and the thrill of the roller coaster. The time to visit is from 7pm when the lights are lit and the sky invariably a surreal pink. Dare to try out the fun park's historic roller coaster. Terrify yourself on the Terminator, which twists and spins round 360 degrees - or simply enjoy the view of the sea, and the surrounding area from the sedate high-level monorail. For those who are truly daring, there's the white-knuckle Ejector Seat and, coming to the park later this summer, the new attraction the Devil's Drop. Open times vary greatly over the weeks, please check the website for a comprehensive schedule.
Spacious, green Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is an exciting place to visit for both children and adults. It is home to a wide variety of well-cared for animals and it offers an experience somewhat different from your average zoo. For example, here you can take a tree walk to look down on the tigers or follow an underground tunnel right into the middle of their main enclosure. In the muggy swamp house, you'll find yourself face-to-face with some of the largest and oldest crocodiles in the country. There's also a cafe and gift shop, a fairly good children's play area and plenty of picnic tables.
Educating the young minds of Ormesby St Margaret and nearby villages, the Ormesby Middle School is a state-of-the-art junior school. Not only does it concentrate on imparting knowledge but it also focuses on encouraging extra curricular activities like gymnastics.
Built by a fiendishly rich business entrepreneur, Somerleyton Hall originally dazzled East Anglian society with its elaborately heated "winter garden", a huge heated glass house under whose roofs lavish parties were held and in which one was not sure where the natural world began and where the house ended. Nowadays the house is shabby, though fascinating, its contents reminiscent of an auctioneer's job lot, a strange collection of private memorabilia collected over the past century by The Halifax family. The gardens are fantastic; the planes and cedars planted a hundred years ago are now in their prime. And everyone has fun getting lost in the maze.
A small village, Potter Heigham is located on River Thurne, Norfolk, a county in the United Kingdom. Potter Heigham is noted for its anicent bridge. The famous Church of St Nicholas is also found in this village. Potter Heigham is also home to couple of National Nature Reserves. Potter Heigham parish also consists of various elements linked to the World Wars. To the northern end of this parish is Hickling Broad. During World War I, Hickling Broad served as seaplane base. Additionally, Potter Heigham is also home to several buildings of architectural and historical significance. These include Sunways corn mill, Heigham Holmes windpump and the High's mill, located on River Thurne. All of these are listed structures.
There are some lovely walks from the town of Loddon, which is about 15 minutes from Norwich. The town Staithe used to be where boats carrying goods would land to load or unload, on their way to and from larger towns and the city of Norwich. Today, however, this area is popular with holidaymakers to the Norfolk Broads during the summer, and with walkers throughout the year. Holy Trinity Church (built in 1486) is worth a visit while you are in the small town.
Located to the north of Norwich in a quaint village called Hoveton is this wonderland of wild life. At BeWILDerwood you will get to see a variety of wild trees and animals along with some fun games. They often have a line-up of fun events, so keep and eye on the website or call ahead if you plan to visit. It's a great place for a family's day out, since they have a dedicated picnic area. There's also a shop selling cute little souvenirs to remind you of your visit to BeWILDerwood.
Woodrow Pilling Park is in the Thorpe area of Norwich which lies beyond the railway station. The popular park links up with pretty woodland area Lion Wood. When it comes to facilities for indulging in outdoor activities, Woodrow Pilling Park is one of the city's best parks. As well as a children's play area and a toddler's section it also boasts pitches for both hockey and cricket, tennis courts and a putting green.
Built in 1790, the Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk is known as the only lighthouse in Britain that is independently operated. The first time it was manually lit was in 1791 but was later automated in 1929 and after about 18 years was provided electricity in 1947. The structure of the lighthouse is measured to be about 40.8 meters(134 feet) above sea level and is painted in white with three broad red bands around it.
If it's raining and you can't think of where to take the kids, then it's got to be The Playbarn. This indoor play center, for the under-sevens is in a converted barn in Poringland, about 15 minutes drive from Norwich. Among other things, it features bouncy and soft play equipment, ball pools and pedal tractors. There is no smoking inside and this, together with a welcome absence of coin operated rides and the smell of fried food, makes it one of the more desirable places to spend time with your kids. Outside there is a kids farm and pony rides.
One of the many sights along Norwich's Riverside Walk is the Cow Tower. This can be seen at a bend in the River Wensum near the Bishop Bridge. The Cow Tower was originally part of Norwich's medieval city wall and was first built in 1278 for defensive purposes. It was rebuilt in brick two centuries later. Access to the small tower is permitted and once inside you can see the remains of the old fireplaces. It is believed the tower gained its name when it was used as a shelter for cows.
Norwich Station, sometimes known as Thorpe Station, is at Riverside, about 10 minutes walk from the center of the city. The station was built in the 1850s by the Great Eastern Railway as their Norwich terminus and is today the only survivor of city's three principal stations. Recently refurbished, the station is spacious inside and houses all the expected facilities. From here main line trains run to London in less than two hours as well as to other destinations.