Great Yarmouth and Caister are two wonderful seaside towns, full of fun things to do, and great sights to see. Yarmouth is the leading beach resort in Norfolk, famous for its popular Pleasure Beach. Caister, on the other hand, while smaller and quieter, nevertheless boasts some unique pleasures of its own.
Between the two towns, there is so much to see and do, but in this week’s blog we’ve narrowed that list down to just 3 of the top things to do in Caister and Great Yarmouth in 2017.
The SeaLife Centre, Yarmouth
The Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre is one of the best sea life attractions in the country. Boasting over 40 displays, and 50 species of fish, it makes for a great family day out, particularly on a rainy day!
A wide variety of sea life is on display here, including a green sea turtle and a juvenile blacktip reef shark, but perhaps the most popular is Nobby the Nurse Shark, one of the largest basking tropical sharks in the country.
Another popular feature SeaLife Centre is the underwater walkthrough tunnel which houses a World War II aircraft wreck!
- Standard Ticket (adult or child over 3 years old) – £16.60 (£10.92 online)
- Child (under 3) – free
Caister Castle Motor Museum
Housed in the stunning fifteenth century Caister Castle, the Caister Castle Motor Museum exhibits one of the largest and most spectacular collection of famous and vintage motor vehicles in Great Britain.
The museum features a collection of 170 classic cars, including the ‘first ever car’ the 1893 Panhard et Levassor, a Bugatti and a Bentley Speed 6 and two custom built Rolls Royces made for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
- Adults – £14.00
- Children (aged 5-15) – £7.00
- Children (under 5) – FREE
- Senior Citizens – £13.00
- Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £38.00
Merrivale Model Village
One of Yarmouth’s most famous and best loved family attractions, the Merrivale Model Village is set in an acre of landscaped gardens, including waterfalls and a stunning lake.
There is a wide array of displays for all the family to enjoy in the model village, including Merrivale Zoo, Merrivale Fire Brigade and replica Crown Jewels. 350 metres of miniature railways track also runs throughout the village, with a variety of different locomotive models to be seen.
Elsewhere in Merrivale there is a 9 hole crazy golf course (included in admission price) as well as The Old Penny Arcade which houses a number of vintage slot machines such as ‘The Laughing Sailor’. For tired legs young and old, the Merrivale Tea Room is the perfect place to rest and replenish your energies.
- Adults – £7.99
- Senior Citizens – £6.99
- Child – £6.49
- Under 3 – Free
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