We were invited to stay at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park by Richardson’s and we had a fun packed weekend. We stayed in a luxury lodge with a hot tub which was perfect for a nice lazy weekend. We had loads of fun on site too. Here is what we got up to on our stay…
It was a beautiful lodge. For a weekend stay it had everything you needed; the kitchen had enough for our cooked breakfasts in the mornings and we had picnic lunches on the picnic bench next to the hot tub. The lodge had a master bedroom with en suite, it had double doors over looking the hot tub which was great.
There was a lovely open plan kitchen, dining area and living room. It was nicely decorated too – it had a pretty seaside theme throughout which made it look homely. It was really easy to keep clean too.
Then the kiddies had a twin bedroom with a bathroom. It was just perfect for a family of 4. The children loved it, especially when we got in from the hot tub at night and put the fire on. It warmed us up just nicely!
We had so much fun on site, where do I start. The facilities that come with your stay were brilliant – the swimming pool, which looked like it had recently had a makeover (it looked brand new) and the main area looked renovated too. There is a restaurant, 2 bars, park, fish and chip shop and children’s indoor soft play area. The weather was a little up and down, it was good that we had the opportunity to still do activities indoors when it was raining.
Then there are the activities that you can pay extra for, its part of the Richardsons Go Active programme, we had so much fun doing them too. We tried the Water Walkerz (floating on the water in a bubble) and the Crows Nest (obstacle course in the sky). It was super fun.
We loved this. Water Walkerz are so much fun, I actually giggled the entire time I was in the bubble. It’s water tight but breathable. The lifeguards hold onto a rope so that you do not go close to the waters edge and other than that you are free to play walking on water. I couldn’t stand up – it was hilarious. 5 minutes, by far is enough time in these little bubbles as you will be exhausted from trying to stand up!
The Crows Nest was a lot of fun, we have done similar things before so we knew we would like it. You are harnessed up and given safety instructions – then after you are safely hooked on to the trail, you are free to go on whichever obstacle you wish first. Isla loved it. She was like a pro swooping from obstacle to obstacle. Noah enjoyed it too, but he was more conscious of the height (like Mummy was) than Isla. So he was a little more apprehensive. Daddy is scared of heights but he did a fab job too – I was surprised by everyone.
We were lucky enough to try out the onsite restaurant on the Saturday night, it was so nice to relax and let our hair down. The kiddies were able to play in the park just outside the restaurant (we could see them from our table) and this meant they could carry on having fun whilst they waited for their meals. I chose an onion ring stack for starter and it looked incredible when it came out – it tasted yummy too!
Noah and Isla ordered pizzas and they were huge, definitely value for money and delicious too.
The site is on the coast, so a short walk through the seaside arcades and holiday shops you reach a nice beach. It was full of both sand and stones – so it was good for collecting them. The kids had a lot of fun collecting stones to bring home;
Here is an account of our weekend fun in photos:
#AD This weekend at Hemsby beach holiday park was gifted to us in exchange for our honest review. All photography and opinions are my own.
Susan MannOctober 14, 2019
Looks like you guys had a great time. What a lovely place to visit with lots to do for the kids x
olivia KirbyDecember 17, 2019
I think the hot tub woul be a big hit with us lot!
Linda FordDecember 19, 2019
Looks like a fantastic park to stay at, the lodge is lovely!
PeteJanuary 5, 2020
Fancy having a go in those bubbles. I think I’d laugh a lot too.
Susan SmithJune 26, 2020
Looks like you all had a wonderful time, coming from Great Yarmouth i can always recommend it