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The Market Town of Great Yarmouth with it's famous Golden Mile of Beach and many amusements parks is just a short distance away and just inland is the charming Broads National Park. Numerous other attractions for great days out surround us.

North Norfolk Coast

Renowned for its spectacular 45 mile coastline, unspoilt beaches, family friendly seaside resorts and a surrounded by beautiful countryside, North Norfolk's coastline offers something for everyone. Heading inland to the countryside with its rich agricultural roots, you will discover market towns & villages, delicious eateries, shops & artisans, as well as museums, stately homes and places of cultural and historical interest.

More about North Norfolk and all that it has to offer can be found here.

Broads National Park

Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, a National Park with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages. The Broads National Park offers visitors an experience unlike any other, both on its rivers and lakes, and alongside them, on peaceful paths and cycle ways.

More about Broads National Park can be found here.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Open All Year – Every Day from 10.00am with Free Parking and Children's Play Areas. This ‘progressive’ zoo understands the need to protect those animals that are most endangered in order to preserve the species for years to come. They also give visitors the rare and special experience of getting close to animals that are becoming more and more remote in the wild as their habitat is being lost to development.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Filby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3DR. 01493 369477. www.thrigbyhall.co.uk

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

With its mixture of high-octane rides and traditional attractions sits at the top of Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile dominating the seafront skyline with its famous Skydrop. Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun, full-throttle white knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill, water attractions to catch your breath and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours. The wooden roller coaster has been the star attraction since 1932 and is still a crowd puller today.

The Pleasure Beach, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3EH. 01493 844585. www.pleasure-beach.co.uk

Day Boat Hire

Day boats are available to hire by the hour and can seat up to 8 people just a short distace away. They are very easy to operate and have a canvas cabriolet style roof which can be raised or lowered depending on the weather. Prior to departing, you will be provided with a tutorial and safety briefing by one of their knowledgeable staff, life jackets for all passengers, a full tank of fuel and a map of the Norfolk Broads. Also available for hire are picnic boats, fishing boats, canoes and kayaks.

Herbert Woods, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5JF. 0800 144 4472. www.herbertwoods.co.uk