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Our tips to help you plan the perfect holiday on Norfolk’s coast

As a five-star rated holiday park in a prime location on the Norfolk coast, we know what makes a summer holiday by the sea great. Here are our top tips to help you plan your 2024 stay.

Looking to keep things simple with a staycation this year but aren’t sure where to go for your holidays? If you’re still hoping for a bit of sun and sea with lots to do for kids young and old, head to the Norfolk coast, where you’ll find something for everyone!

Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park has been rated five-stars by VisitEngland and we provide a great base from which to explore the fantastic beaches, attractions, food and drink and heritage of the Norfolk coast.

Here are some of our top tips to help you plan out a memorable 2024 summer holiday with Richardson’s.

Our tips to help you plan the perfect holiday on Norfolk’s coast
What to know before you go

We have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, From cosy caravans to luxury lodges. Many of our property allow pets and we have luxurious hot tub and al fresco dining options.

New for 2024 is a brand-new dog-friendly accommodation – the three-bedroom Platinum Plus lodges and the two-bedroom Platinum caravans.

These options, set in a secluded corner of the park, are ideal for a family of six and include free superfast Wi-Fi, a smart TV and two large decks with hot tub and secure gated access.

Take a look inside some of our accommodation options here and here.

Richardson’s holidays are self-catering, so remember to pack toiletries, towels, food and drink and a few home comforts – unless you’re planning on visiting some of the wonderful restaurants, shops and delis along Norfolk’s coast and further inland.

Answers to some frequently asked questions, including details on checking in and out, are found here.

What to know before you go
What you’ll find on-park

There is so much to do on-park to make your holiday memorable. Little ones can enjoy fun crafts and games at the Ellie Elephant Club, while older kids will love the climbing walls and multi-use games area. There’s also an outdoor gym, trim trail, heated pool, play areas and more across the park.

This year, we are also launching a new 12-hole crazy golf course and an exciting pirate-themed wet play attraction where teams can battle with water balloons, in addition to a purpose-built activities tent housing many of our Go Active experiences such as archery, body zorbing, fencing and more.

Go Active activities can be booked when you arrive on site, and your welcome pack will contain information on what’s on and when. Take a look at more on-park activities here and start building your itinerary!

During the day and in the evening, the Quarterdeck Show Bar hosts a range of entertainment at no extra cost, including talent shows, live bands, cabarets and discos.

After working up an appetite from all the activities, the Quarterdeck Restaurant is the place to be for breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit all tastes, and you can enjoy a serving of traditional fish and chips at the Galley Fish Bar in the Family Entertainment Centre adjacent to the park.

Lots of attractions including new ten-pin bowling with underwater-themed, glow-in-the-dark lanes, a new a Coconut Tree Climb experience, a games arcade and an outdoor adventure are also found here.

What you’ll find on-park
Exploring Norfolk’s coast

As well as having plenty to experience on site, the holiday park is the perfect base to explore all that the Norfolk coast has to offer.

Hemsby itself has a beautiful sandy beach, a selection of shops and eateries, and amusements and a fun fair at Beach Road.

Great Yarmouth is just 20 minutes away and is home to stunning beaches, seafront entertainment and attractions such as the Sea Life centre and the Time and Tide Museum.

If you’re staying for a week or more, venture inland to Norwich – a vibrant city perfect for history lovers, foodies and shopaholics! Or, for some rest and relaxation, visit the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Under 20 minutes from the park, the Broads are great for fishing, wildlife spotting and exploring charming towns and villages.

You can hire a boat from our Day Boat Hire in Wroxham and spend the day exploring or relaxing on the water.

Exploring Norfolk’s coast

If you want to find out more about booking your 2024 holiday on the Norfolk coast, fill in the guest enquiry form here or call 01493 809903 to speak to our friendly team.