Self catering near the seaside

Our cluster of cosy one-storey holiday cottages, known collectively as Boundary Stables, is located in the tiny village of Happiburgh. Barn Owl, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Kestrel, and Wren, tucked away in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, are ideal for those who enjoy the open, unspoiled Norfolk countryside. But tranquil as this corner of Norfolk may be, you’re never very far away from the hustle and bustle of market towns and popular seaside resorts.


A little over twenty miles away from Happisburgh is one of the UK’s favourite traditional seaside holiday resorts, Great Yarmouth. This busy port, in the south of Norfolk, is ideal for a family day out – although if you’re hoping to experience everything Great Yarmouth has to offer, you’d be advised to set aside at least two days! There’s not a lot of sophistication to be found in Great Yarmouth, but there’s an awful lot of fun!


Have some family fun at the 10-lane, child-friendly bowling alley on Wellington Pier (Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JF). After a pleasant / competitive / tearful / angry / fraught / moody / argumentative / ungracious (tick one of the above) game, you can retire to the pier’s Ocean View Café for refreshments and a lengthy discussion about the bowling. If bowling is not for you, other amusements on Wellington Pier include air hockey, video games, and American pool.


Quasar (31 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN) is the UK’s biggest laser tag arena. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a new game beginning every 30 minutes, you never have to wait for long – you just join in the next game. Quasar welcomes players of all ages, so this is another fun-filled activity for the whole family.


Hollywood Adventure Golf (Devonshire Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3AD) is a huge 12-hole indoor crazy golf experience with a cinema theme. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and in school holidays and Bank holidays.


Sea Life (Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3AH) has to be seen to be believed. With the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Sea Life is open every day from 10 a.m., offering a glimpse of a world most of us could never imagine. The Sea Life experience is a joy and an education for the whole family.


Moving from natural history to prehistory, why not pay a visit to Jurassic Journey (Tower Complex, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EW). You can touch real fossilised dinosaur bones and fossilised dinosaur poo. Lifelike models of extinct species such as T-Rex and Stegosaurus move, breathe, and roar right in front of you! On second thoughts … do you dare visit Jurassic Journey?


There’s lots to do in Norfolk this spring. For last-minute bookings at Boundary Stables, phone us on 07786 837 187 or email








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