We love Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth and L and I try to visit at least once a year, so incase you were looking for a good day out in Norfolk I thought I’d share this little gem with you.
Situated along the parade in Great Yarmouth Merrivale Model Village is easy to find and there is plenty of parking in Yarmouth so that’s not an issue.
The Model Village is a delight and your ticket lasts all day so you can go back as many times as you want, which is brilliant. We usually have a look round in the morning, really exploring and then pop off for walk or a play in the arcades before heading back for one more look round.
Set in beautiful gardens, with loads of little winding paths that are perfect to explore, with a lovely pond, water features and an amazing railway that runs around the whole village and is perfect for children (both big and small) to watch.
As you wander round the Model Village there are loads of little buttons to push that start sound effects or make things move and L loves finding each one and watching to see what will happen next. There is everything the kid loves, from a Space Rocket to a Fire Station with everything in between. Each model is lovingly made and looked after and really fun to see.
It’s the perfect sized walk for little legs and there’s plenty to see and do. Though we’ve never been with a pushchair most the paths are wide enough for a single one. We usually spend around an hour looking round, sometimes more, sometimes less. It really is just a lovely little visit.
As well as the village there is mini golf included in the ticket price, just a little course, but still fun and we also partake in a round.
As you leave there is a lovely gift shop and an Old Penny Arcade, we’ve always stopped to look at the fun machines but never stopped to use them. You can buy a bag of old pennies from the gift shop and it’s on our to do list when we next visit.
It’s also worth noting there is a very good tea rooms where you can stop for a full meal or just a slice of cake and a drink. With indoor and outdoor seating it’s a lovely stop whatever the weather.
It really is worth a visit and I noticed that over February Half Term it’s only £4.99 a ticket which is a bargain.
Disclosure – this isn’t a paid post, I always pay for my admission, I just wanted to share one of our favourite day trips.