Venetian Water Park in Great Yarmouth
Should you be spending a few days in Great Yarmouth, on the Norfolk coast, the
chances are you'll spend plenty of time on the sea front. After all, the sea front is what Great Yarmouth is
famous for, and where all the holiday action takes place. There are amusement arcades, take-aways, rides and restaurants - all
the attractions you'd expect to find at a popular seaside town.
If you fancy something a little calmer for a change, walk north along the sea front, past the Britannia Pier, and within
a couple of hundred yards you'll happen upon the Venetian Water Park.
The Venetian Water Park on Great Yarmouth's sea front
The Venetian Waterways were constructed in the 1920s, and have recently had a major makeover. This water park is by the sea, and
is just away from Great Yarmouth's main attractions, giving it a quiet and calm feel. There bridges spanning the circular river, with
a cafe half way along to stop and enjoy a brew while admiring the gardens.
You have a variety of paths to roam around, with a path encompassing each side, and a further path running through the middle and taking in all those
Should you or one of your companions have mobility issues, the Venetian Waterways makes a good destination to visit as the paths are perfectly adequate for
Stop at the cafe in The Venetian Waterways, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the gardens
The Venetian Waterways - it's free, you know
To really make The Venetian Waterways a good place to visit, you can walk around its splendour free of charge!
What's not to like? Even if you think The Venetian Waterways isn’t for you, it's free to walk around, so no cost is incurred. The
gardens make a good way of escaping the bedlam on the promenade. After a walk around and a sit down, you'll soon be back to
the Pleasure beach for a go on the roller coaster.
Before, or after, your walk around The Venetian Waterways, you can enjoy some of Great Yarmouth's other seaside attractions
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A fabulous day out, the Falkirk Wheel links the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. You have a variety of attractions at the Falkirk Wheel, including an Archimedes Screw, hire a cycle, paddle boats, or just a nice walk.
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Great Yarmouth has an abundance of seaside attractions to keep both young and old occupied. For something a little calmer, how about a walk round The Venetian Waterways at Great Yarmouth. This peaceful waterway makes a glorious location to wander around.