A Half Term Mini Break In Great Yarmouth

A Half Term Mini Break In Great Yarmouth

I had been looking forward to Half Term for so long. Ever since the Little Man started school last year, weekends and school holidays have become so precious. You often hear of some parents saying that they dread the holidays and can’t wait for the kids to go back to school, but so far, I’m yet to experience that feeling. We were especially excited this half term as we had a mini break to Great Yarmouth to look forward to.


Unfortunately, we have no plans to go abroad this year and the last holiday we had was to Portugal last October. It seems so long ago now, so we were very much looking forward to getting away and having a change of scenery to look forward to. We had never been to Great Yarmouth before. We have always travelled South when heading away on a UK break, so when I booked it earlier on in the year, I was keen to pick somewhere we had never been before. We were headed East for a change!


We chose to stay in a caravan. We love staying in caravans. There is just something about them. I don’t know whether it’s the fond memories I have of holidays when I was a child, or just the novelty of sleeping somewhere that isn’t a house, but I just love them, And is there anything more therapeutic than the sound of rain on a caravan roof?



Not that you want rain whilst you’re on holiday of course, but I’m sure you know what I mean!


We were away from Friday until Monday and so we had three nights away at the Vauxhall Caravan Park in Great Yarmouth. Our caravan was lovely. We chose an extra wide one and it is the loveliest caravan I have ever stayed in. It was clean, it was plenty big enough for the three of us, and it had bedroom heating. So we never experienced that unpleasant chilliness that you sometimes get in a caravan.


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Vauxhall is a fantastic site. It has absolutely everything you could ask for. It has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. A huge play area. Mini-golf. A pub/restaurant. A shop. A craft area for the kids. Several takeaways. Arcades. A gym. A launderette. Children’s entertainment in the evenings and a separate area that is for over-18s only. They also have these brilliant trikes that you could hire and cycle around the whole park, seeing areas you probably wouldn’t normally see. They really do have everything.


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We played mini-golf. We went for a swim. We headed to the beach on a beautiful hot sunny day, only to get down there to be welcomed with a whole lotta mist! You’ve got to love the UK in the Summer, right?!


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A Half Term Mini Break In Great Yarmouth

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The weekend absolutely flew by! Before we knew it we were having to pack up and think about heading home. But before we did, there was one last treat in store for the Little Man. Recently he went on his first school trip to the Sealife Centre and he really loved it. As soon as he saw that there was one in Great Yarmouth, he begged and pleaded with us to go. I won’t lie, we did use it as a bit of bribery and said if he behaved himself all weekend, we would take him before we came home on the Monday. And that’s what we did.


It’s not the cheapest of places to visit but we bought our tickets from the holiday park reception before we left and managed to save well over £10 in doing so. For a family of three, it made a mess of over £30!


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The Little Man loved it though and it was a good place to go to make the most of our last morning. The weather wasn’t too great on the Monday either and it was warm in there, so it was a win, win really!




We loved Vauxhall and we loved Great Yarmouth. We have already said we will go back next year all being well. It was great to get away from the hectic day to day life and spend some time together too. Needless to say, I’ve already started looking into where we can go next for a little getaway.



How did you spend half term? Did you go anywhere nice? Have you ever been to Great Yarmouth? Let me know in the comments.




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19 Comment

  1. Reply
    bryony shaw
    8th June 2018 at 7:10 am

    Looks loads of fun!

  2. Reply
    Michele Morin
    8th June 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Fun traveling with the little guy! Enjoy every minute!

  3. Reply
    Jo - Pickle & Poppet
    10th June 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Looks like you had a great time! Its not to far away from me, I’ve stayed a couple of times but for girly holidays many years ago – never for a family break but I remember there being lots on site. I really like Great Yarmouth. #ThatFridayLinky

  4. What a great break. I love caravans too. Spent every year at my nan’s caravan, our annual holiday until we were 10 or so. I love the smell, the sounds of the rain (as you do). I find them really cozy. Your boy looks so happy :O) xx

  5. Reply
    Fran Back With A Bump
    12th June 2018 at 8:19 am

    It looks like you had a good time away and you were lucky with the weather too! My husband has lots of memories of Gt Yarmouth from his teen years although I’ve never been. I do quite fancy visiting Norfolk though, some of the beaches look lovely! #triumphanttales x

  6. Reply
    Nicola wiggins
    12th June 2018 at 9:07 am

    Ah I love Great Yarmouth! I have so many fond memories of holidays there as a child #triumphanttales

  7. Reply
    Claire Rocks
    12th June 2018 at 9:18 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Great Yarmouth. It looks and sounds like you had a great time #triumphantales

  8. Reply
    Enda Sheppard
    12th June 2018 at 11:15 am

    Soiunds loverly and your photographs really capture a relaxed, happy vibe #triumphanttales

  9. I haven’t been to Yarmouth since I was little. It’s definitely somewhere I’d like to take my two, I bet they would love it! Those buggies look like fun, and the Sealife is always a must. I will probably look into the caravan park on your recommendation, thank you. #TriumphantTales

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    collette dunn
    12th June 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like you had a fab time and the beach looks amazing! I’ve never been to Great Yarmouth, but might do after reading your post #triumphanttales

  11. Reply
    Sara @ Magical Mama Blog
    12th June 2018 at 3:14 pm

    What a fun family getaway! I love that they have so many activities tailored to the kids! Can’t wait to look into your next family adventure!

  12. Reply
    12th June 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Love the British seaside and Norfolk’s lovely beaches and huge skies. Great pics and so pleased you had fun. Great Yarmouth was where we went for my step-daughter’s wedding about 10 years ago now. Remember racing around to find an outfit on the morning of the wedding in my usual disorganised fashion. Also Norfolk reminds me our lovely boating holiday on the Broads – still the favourite blogging treat methinks and great for all the children to happily ignore screens for a few days #TriumphantTales

  13. Reply
    Tracy Albiero
    12th June 2018 at 8:58 pm

    What a fantastic time!!! You did a lot in 3 days! #triumphanttales

  14. Reply
    12th June 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Hi, I used to love Great Yarmouth when I was little I must go back soon #triumphanttales

  15. Reply
    13th June 2018 at 3:46 pm

    looks fantastic. After a few big vacations last year we won’t be doing anything major over summer break this year, but a seaside town with an aquarium for a few days is definitely something I’m looking into #triumphanttales

  16. Reply
    Mummy here and there
    13th June 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Can’t beat going to beach, looks like you crammed lots if family fun X #triumphanttales

  17. Reply
    13th June 2018 at 8:50 pm

    It looks like you had loads of fun – we went camping at half term and spent every day on the beach. Our kids love it. #triumphanttales

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    Amy - The Rolling Baby
    17th June 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I haven’t been to Yarmouth in ages, but we used to go every year when I was a kid. We’d hit the Pleasurebeach all day and night and then sleep in the car on the way home.

  19. Reply
    Ali Duke
    17th June 2018 at 8:07 pm

    I love weekends away like this. So much to do and such fun to be had. Looks like you had a lovely time.

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