Monthly Archives: August 2013


Hands on History, Hull, East Yorkshire

UPDATE – This museum is open to the public only on selected Saturdays through 2014 due to cutbacks. Please see their website for more information.

Hands on History is a free museum in Hull City Centre. It is a brilliant way of passing an hour with children. It can be incorporated into a visit to other Hull museums, like Streetlife Museum, and is located about a quarter of the way round on the Hull Fish Trail

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Beamish, County Durham

Beamish Museum is a huge open air museum just north of Durham in County Durham. It’s about fifteen years since I last went and it’s over a two-hour drive from our house, but we made a massive effort to get up and visit it because I remember it being such a good day out and I was sure our two older girls would love it. We left the younger children with grandparents and spent the day at Beamish.

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Family Holidays

Broad Farm, Norfolk

Broad Farm is in the village of Burgh St Margaret (Fleggburgh) to the north-west of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. We stayed here for three nights in August 2013. 
It’s huge. There are four or five separate areas. One for static caravans, the rest for tourers and tents. There are also some permanent tee-pees to hire. 

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

We visited Norfolk in August 2013 and spent a day in Great Yarmouth. 
We visited the beach. It was huge but very deceptive. The first 80% or so (the part you could see from the promenade) was lovely and golden and sandy. The remaining strip next to the sea (which you couldn’t see from the prom) was all pebble. It was very difficult and painful for the children to paddle in the sea barefoot. Clean but painful. 

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