The Leas Beach Park

The Local Area - Page 3


Our caravan holiday park is in Bacton, a small seaside village on the North Norfolk Coast between Cromer and Great Yarmouth with the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich, the Norfolk broads and numerous other attractions, within easy driving distance. Our site provides a lovely, peaceful base from which to explore the attractions of Norfolk.

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Parks

In Bacton there is a recreation field with goal posts, basketball hoop and a children's play area with climbing frames, roundabout, rockers, swings, basket swing and more. It's about a 15 minute walk or a few minutes drive from the caravan site. There is also a larger park with two children's play areas at Yarmouth Road, North Walsham.

 
Blicking Hall
Blicking Hall Web Site
One mile west of Aylsham on the B1354. Tel. 01263 738030

A National Trust property that includes gardens, a secret garden with summer house and scented plants, parkland, woodland walks, picnic areas, children's play area, restaurant, plant sales, extensive special events programme (phone for events leaflet), and coarse fishing in the lake as well as the Hall itself.

The Hall is one of the greatest houses in East Anglia and dates from the early seventeenth century. It houses fine collections of furniture, pictures and tapestries.

 
Sea Life
The Sea Life Web Site
Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01493 330631

Great Yarmouth Sea Life centre takes visitors on a fascinating sea-bed stroll from local waters through to tropical depths. You can walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks and rays, glimpse the magical world of the seahorse, enjoy close encounters at the touch pools and see maritime life from shrimps to sharks and octopus to eels. There is also a gift shop, soft play area for younger visitors and the 'Jaws Restaurant'.

 
Pleasurewood Hills
Pleasurewood Hills web site
Leisure Way, Corton, Lowestoft. Tel.01502 586000

50 acres of great rides, exciting shows and fantastic attractions. Pay once for unlimited use of all main rides, shows and attractions (excludes games and coin operated amusements). Free admission for children under 1m.

 
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Thrigby Hall Web Site
Filby, Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01493 369477

"Walk through the trees and wonder at Sumatran Tigers. Hugh crocodiles bask in the Swamp House. Family groups of rare monkeys play and beautiful Red Pandas rest in the canopy. Big cats, deer, reptiles, otters, owls, waterfowl and much more. Picnic wherever you please"

 
Priory Maze and Gardens
Priory Maze and Gardens Web Site
On the A149 Cromer Road, Beeston Regis. Tel 01263 822986

Two mazes and ten garden areas set in ten acres. Walk through woodlands and gardens, find several randomly located, themed, demonstration gardens and wander through the Christmas Tree and Priory Mazes. Unusual plants grown on site are available for sale along with advice given for garden plantings.

 
Langham Glass - Fine Norfolk Rural Crafts
The Langham Glass web site
Langham Glass, Greenway Lane, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 8ET. Tel. 01328 863500

From the Langham Glass webb site: "Our visitor centre is open all year round, and in our glasshouse you can see our team of glassmakers using age old techniques to create our well known and collectable finest handmade crystal.

Langham Glass is proud to manufacture a wide range of products available in our gift shop, ranging from birds and animals to vases and tableware. We also stock a quality range of made in Britain products such as Portmeirion, Joules, Norfolk Lavender and Moorcroft.

During your visit you can take a break in our restaurant over a light lunch, or homemade cakes with a coffee or tea."

 
Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Web Site

With over 15 miles of sandy beaches and a wealth of indoor as well as outdoor activities, there should be something for everyone at Great Yarmouth.

Outdoor activities include funfairs, boat trips, novelty golf and bowling. See the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Web Site for details of the largest funfair. Visit the remains of two Roman forts (Caister Roman Fort and Burgh Castle), spend a day at the Great Yarmouth Racecourse or go greyhound or motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium. You can take a wander around Merrivale Model Village or play a round of adventure golf at Pirate Cove.

There are also plenty of indoor activities for those rainy days. Amazonia's World of Reptiles has one of the largest collections of reptiles in the country, with more than 70 species. There's Mikki's Soft Play Area at Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre for indoor soft play or take a swim at the Marina leisure and fitness centre with 6 lane wide main pool area with a deep area and beach area leading off of it, baby pool, wave machine and aqua slide.

 
Aviation Experience
Norwich Aviation Museum Web Site
City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Old Norwich Road, Horsham St. Faith. Tel. 01603 893080

Enjoy the aircraft collection featuring a Vulcan Bomber, see widely admired indoor displays.

 
Horsey Windpump
Horsey Windpump Web Site
Horsey, Great Yarmouth. Tel. 01493 393904

An Early 20th century drainage mill located near the village of Horsey in the Norfolk broads and belonging to the National Trust. Lovely views over Horsey Mere, access to beach at Horsey Gap, circular walk, small shop and light refreshments at Staithe Stores. Located two-and-a-half miles North-East of Potter Heigham, eleven miles North of Yarmouth near B1159.

 
Elephant Playbarn and Cafe
Elephant Playbarn web site
Mundesley Road, Knapton, Norfolk Tel. 01263 721080

"The Elephant Playbarn is a beautifully converted Norfolk flint barn, full of all the soft play toys which children love: ball pools, bouncy castles and climbing frames designed especially for children to bounce, slide, jump and generally have lots of fun."

Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm and everyday during school holidays.

 
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery web site
Castle Mound in the centre of Norwich. Telephone Number 01603 493625

One of the City's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Used as a prison from the 14th century, the Castle became a museum in 1894. Explore the castle and visit the museum and art gallery.

Now the County's principal museum, the Castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. Its outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history are of national importance and include the best collections anywhere of paintings by the Norwich School of Artists and the world's largest collection of ceramic teapots.

 
Cinemas

Regal Multiplex 4 Hans Place, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9EQ Telephone 01263 510151 - 30 minute drive

Hollywood Cinemas Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2DL Telephone 01493 852600 for bookings, or 08700 662990 for 24hr info. - 45 minute drive

Odeon Cinema Riverside Leisure Park, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1XA Telephone 0871 22 44 007 - 50 minute drive

Vue Cinema Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD Telephone 08712 240 240 - 50 minute drive

Hollywood Cinemas Anglia Square, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DZ Telephone 01603 767737 for information or 01603 621903 for bookings - 50 minute drive


 
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The Leas Beach Park, Mill Lane, Bacton, Norwich, NR12 0HS   Telephone: 01692 652115