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What to do with the kids if it’s raining

Find out the best places to take your kids if the rain is pouring during your stay.

What to do with the kids if it’s raining

You are on a self-catering holiday and the weather isn’t quite what you imagined.

You have exhausted the games barn with table tennis, pool table and space to run around and you have played with all the toys and board games in the barns. Then this is my advice for your wet weather options if you are staying with children.

If you have young children

The obvious starting point is Great Yarmouth with its arcades and Sea life centre (book on-line for a better deal). It has a cute little soft play area too. Just around the corner there is the Jump Warehouse which run really reasonable sessions for under 5’s most week days, but adults have to jump too! Best to call them in advance to see what’s available. 

Wroxham Barns is also a great option, their junior farm is a lovely day out for young children – feeding lambs, cuddling guinea pigs and milking a fake cow are on offer and their little soft play is really lovely and ideal for kids 1 -5. There is also a selection of nice shops and cafés, particularly useful if you have grandparents in tow.

If you have older kids

In Yarmouth there is swimming at the marina centre, roller skating (with a roller disco) at Retro skate a permanent circus at the Hippodrome and of course the jump warehouse. Friends have also recommended the indoor golf (only indoor crazy golf in the country, apparently) at Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf  at the old windmill theatre. The stock car racing and dogs at the Great Yarmouth Stadium have proved popular with guests and friends. 

You can also head to Norwich for the day and check out the shops (head to the lanes for the independent shops, old medieval town; the castle with amazing keep, or as we now do regularly, watch a ‘kids club’ film at the Odeon cinema at the Riverside (get your carpark ticket stamped, for 4 hours free parking).

If your kids like museums, you could try the lovely Time and Tide museum  in Yarmouth (my favourite museum in the town), or head to Cromer for their charming  ‘Henry Blog’ life boat museum and then have a little look around the cute town.

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