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The First World War had not long ended, jobs were in short supply and men needed work. The country embarked on a programme of building parks and other attractions, cheering up the country in difficult times and providing paid employment for hundreds of thousands of people. Gt Yarmouth was no exception to this, and in the 1920s work began on public pleasure gardens, a bowling green, yachting ponds ...

If you’re planning a trip to Norfolk for February half term, I bet you might be wondering what there is to do this time of year. The answer is that there’s still plenty going on, and it’s a lovely time of year to visit. Here are some suggestions for a stress free half term, with something to keep every member of the family occupied! Beaches Winterton-on-Sea has a fabulous beach, which stretches fo...

It’s half term next week and all of our cottages are booked up with families. Norfolk is a fantastic destination to visit with children of all ages, and even though I grew up in the county we used to traipse up to North Norfolk for holidays every year. One of the best places to visit is Bewilderwood (see photo on the left). Located 13 miles away from Winterton it takes less than half an hour to dr...