This week we are in Norfolk. It isn’t a part of the UK that has particularly appealed to me before. We stayed near Great Yarmouth when eldest was young and i didn’t think much of it. But this time we have stayed at a Park Holidays site near Lowestoft. This time of year is great for grabbing a term time offer.
The area has fantastic beaches and we have enjoyed them to the full. And of course whilst the majority have been at school, the kids had the place more or less to themselves. Today the site is full as the schools are out and everyone has grabbed a weekend break. So we are chilling in our static and keeping out of the rain, which descended just in time for the weekend. It might sound like we hide when the rest of the world arrives. It’s not like that. We have everything to ourselves the majority of the time so why would we put ourselves in the crowds and the rush with everyone else if we don’t have to.
So far we have visited lovely Lowestoft, with it’s promenade, pier and sandy beach.
Oulton Broad, just up the road may be the only part of the Norfolk Broads that we will see but I at least loved that we found it. The strategically placed playground gave the kids a reason to be there and even eldest was impressed when we saw little yellow duck chicks and dwarf ponies. Who knew the Broads were so kid friendly?
Thanks to a recommendation by a friend, we spent an afternoon in beautiful Southwold. It is a lot quieter than Lowestoft and not a throbbing holiday destination like Great Yarmouth, but it is beautiful. The seafront is cute, lined with painted houses and plonked right in the middle of it’s pretty town is an actual lighthouse.
We are staying on a few extra days and i would love to take the kids to medieval Norwich and the remains of the Roman Burgh castle just up the road. But for today we are going to sit on our bums and do nothing. Love our Home ed life.