Woodland Holiday Park – Trimingham, Norfolk, UK

Late afternoon, after the kids returned from Oliver’s Super Hero’s party dressed as Spider Girl and Batman, we quickly changed and and headed back out.   (I didn’t take any photos – but they were all very cute. Three Captain America’s, a few Batman’s, one spiderman and two spider girls – 30 kids in all it was crazy – yet fun!

As the sun as shining and the thunderstorms had passed so we thought it would be fun to head to Mundsley Beach for a bit.  However, when we got there it was actually a bit chilly so we stopped in the fun fair for a few minutes – as we only had small change.

and .50 p was wasted on those grab games which rarely actually pick anything up.  They got ONE package of sugar lips which were inhaled by Soren but they loved it as you can see on their faces.

Afterwards, we stopped at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham to check it out. We had read that their facilities like pool, pub, games room, entertainment were open to the public but you have to pay a membership fee explained on this PDF.  They didn’t have any entertainment going on yesterday, but I took a copy of their upcoming events so we can check out “Andy The Clown” in July.  However, between the playground, arcade/games room, playing bubbles, frisbee and football with three other six year old boys, they had a great time.  And as it was starting to get late, we had a small dinner there – which was okay but we didn’t expect much.

We’ll definitely be back.  Tennis courts cycle hire, the pool area looked great, they have a nature trail where the kids learn and answer questions to get a stamp – a bit like the brass rubbings at Blicking Estate.  They also have a stocked, fresh water fishing lake, which I’m sure Soren would love.  Only need to figure out who is going to take the poor fish off the line.  I remember using a pair of pliers and breaking off the part of the hook which can rip their mouths so they come right off.

Here is a map of the park.

Update;  We ended up going back and doing the Nature Trail.

Mundesley, Norfolk, UK – Adventure Island Miniature Golfing

Late yesterday afternoon, we wanted to take the kids out for some fun  So we decided to head to the miniature golf place in Mundesley.   It was slightly run-down, but they don’t see those things at all.  To them it was amazing.

It was Maebhs first time ever playing and as she couldn’t hold the club correctly, Nils helped her set up her first swing.  And then it was so amazing – a million-dollar shot – she they got a HOLE IN ONE!!   Yep, the first ball ever, a first assisted swing and right between the rocks and into the hole.  Now that is something she can put in her learning journal in Nursery school.   I so wish I had it on video!

 

 

Then after that they each took about 7-8 times to get the ball in the hole.  After doing that for about 10 minutes, we had the idea to just let them go together so they can mess about and be done faster.

In the end, Nils won by THREE points!  While bummed I didn’t win, three points behind him is pretty good!  There were a few holes which took me 5 times to get in and that is where I went wrong. Grr!

Afterward, we got ice cream and walked across the street to the beach to look.  It was a bit windy and a little chilly so not many people on the beach.

 

Here are four great example of how this miniature golf place could never be like this in the US.  I forgot to take a photo of the bridge, where you can walk right into the water… thankfully our kids didn’t. Mainly for liability (safety) reasons and aesthetics too.

 

huge eye sore

 

a pitch fork! 🙂
The exit is locked, so you have to go out the entrance – Ha ha

It was fun, would we go back probably not. We’ll try another one like the huge one in Great Yarmouth or over near the North Lodge in Cromer.