Top Picnic Spots to take the Kids near Hemsby
Picnics are a fantastic option when exploring Norfolk, especially if following a walking trail or exploring the county by bike. Stock up on picnic goodies from the nearby town of Great Yarmouth, which features several supermarkets such as Tesco, ASDA, and Aldi where you can pick up bits and pieces for lunch! Pick your method of transport (foot, bike, car, or day boat), pick your spot, and enjoy a delicious picnic in the stunning scenery of Norfolk! Here are our recommendations for picnic spots to take the kids near Hemsby.
If walking trails tickle your fancy (and we’ve got some great recommendations on how to go walking with the kids here), then there are plenty of trails in the nearby area for you and the kids to explore. Why not try a trail that starts in Hemsby itself? Starting at the Lacon Arms, the 3.4 Hemsby Walk is a circular walk that will take you on a coastal path past Winterton Valley before returning to the Lacon Arms. Why not enjoy a picnic on the beach midway? A good short walk for kids, you can split this up with lunch in between to make up for tired little legs! Remember to take all litter with you – leave the beach as tidy and clean as you would like to find it for others hoping to find picnic spots to take the kids near Hemsby.
Hire a Day Boat
The possibilities are endless for picnic spots to take the kids near Hemsby when hiring a day boat from Richardson’s Day Boats. With hire starting from just £20 per hour, you can navigate the waterways and pick a spot onshore, or simply enjoy your picnic on board with the Broads National Park as your backdrop – and it’s one of the best backdrops to have! The picnic launches have toilets on board and are heated, so there’s no need to get off the boat if you don’t want to! You can read more about visiting the Broads National Park with children here.
If you’re visiting with slightly older children, then the Martham route by Broads by Bike is a great option from Hemsby. Passing on the outskirts of Hemsby, you can easily modify this route to start from Hemsby or cut out busier stretchers of road if cycling with young children. There are many fantastic places to stop for a picnic along the way, including Rollesby Broad, one of the Trinity Broads. Remember to wear proper protection when cycling, including helmets, and knee and elbow pads if necessary! When cycling in poor lighting, always use lights.
Why not take the kids out for the day and explore Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens? Just a short 15-minute drive from Hemsby in the nearby village of Filby, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is alive with lots of animals, big and small, that the kids will absolutely love! From big cats to little ones, waterfowl to reptiles, there’s something for most kids to enjoy! There are a number of spots around the park where you can set up for a picnic, too. A great day out and a fantastic place for an outdoor lunch!