Hemsby Beach Holiday Park – Press Trip

Chilling in their deckchairs

Last weekend we were invited to try out the activities on offer at the newly refurbished Hemsby Beach – Richardsons holiday park.

They have newly refurbished the leisure complex, recently investing 10 million pounds into the site to include 300 new accommodation units. They now also have 13 lodges which have a hot tub each. Their new show bar can hold 400 people and is mega modern and fresh.

From this spring the Yacht club is open to local visitors as a day attraction, including a fish bar and lots of activities which you can purchase pay-as-you-go tickets for. This would be great for visits to Hemsby.

Here is the cost for each activity:
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We chose sausage and chips for lunch from ‘Posh Plaice’. They offer a wide range of options, the girls had a box meal which included a drink and a little gift too. The seating area was fresh, clean and comfortable. There is a soft play area and pool tables in the area too, they were showing the football on the television around the corner whilst we were eating which really shows how they cater for the whole family.

We spent our time in the leisure complex but here are a couple of photos from the Quarter Deck, which was beautifully decorated and had an arcade too and plenty of seating for dinner and a few drinks.

The activities we took part in were the Crow’s nest (high ropes), Panna Soccer and Traversing Wall.

The Crow’s nest : This activity costs £7.50 and lasts 1 hour once up high you can choose your own routes. It was very chilly up there so the girls would recommend wearing some warm layers. The staff were really helpful and when K kept dangling they helped her by encouraging her and helping her move along a tricky bit. The girls both really enjoyed this activity. It is suitable for 7 years+ but if you had little ones there is a play park beside the Crow’s nest and some cars which go round on a circuit which cost £1 a go.

Panna Soccer: This activity costs £5 and is for 5+. Panna Soccer wasn’t something we had every heard of before…. wow what great fun! Inside an inflatable area you battle against another player to score a goal. The girls absolutely loved this activity and it got very competitive. They also received a certificate at the end which they were pleased with.

Traversing Wall: This activity would cost £5 and is for children aged 4-12 years. The traversing wall was good fun, it is a time challenge to get around the walls and to press the button. You then keep trying to beat that time Hubby even had a go (it’s meant for children).



We liked that they had a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities for our great british weather. If you were visiting Hemsby for the day or for a short break at Richardsons or on another holiday park, the activities they offer would definitely suit the whole family. We would definitely consider returning to try out the Water Walkerz and the Climbing wall which is located nearer the Yacht Club area. Richardsons renovation has definitely increased its appealability to those who want a good quality holiday/day trip with clean and fresh facilities. You certainly wouldn’t get bored staying on this camp.

Hubby hates caravan holidays and in the summer I usually take the girls away with nanny or gran-gran but with the addition of a hot tub and fresh new facilities he may even consider a short break away with us! Top marks to Richardsons for changing his opinion on ‘caravanning’.

*We are invited to attend a press trip to see the offerings at Richardsons – We received food and activities complimentary in order to be able to provide an honest review.


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