Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is a hidden gem of a day-out near Hemsby. We visited last October for their Halloween Hoot after spotting the family run working farm from the roadside. First impressions, (albeit from the roadside) can be quite deceiving. We thought the kids would only be entertained for a couple of hours but the affordable entry prices swung it for us and we ended spending most of the day jumping and racing around the fields.
What to Expect
Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is a working farm so isn’t open all year round. It is however open in the school holidays for a family fun day out. We went along to Woolly Whitsun this week and had a Baaa-rilliant time. Woolly crafts and sheep trail, crazy welly croquet, bouncy pillows, pedal go-carts, trampolines, target footy, slides, zip-wires, swings and the famous hay bale mountain. The best part of the day was undoubtedly the tractor ride. I’ll be honest I did a big ‘gulp’ as the kids bolted off into the distance in what looked like converted water butts. This ride isn’t for the timid but that’s just why my two loved it. Dust flew up in the distance as the tractor circled and whizzed around the acres of farmland with shrieks of joy and laughter. They came back beaming and a bit dusty but that’s why we love Hirsty’s Family Fun Park it’s proper old fashioned family fun.
Food and Drink
This is the perfect place for a relaxed picnic. There are tables dotted everywhere (indoor and out) with an excellent view of the fun park field. You’re never too far away from the kids if you do want to give them a little independance. There’s an indoor covered area and Hirsty’s Hunger Hut for a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks if you forget your picnic like we did. We opted just to get some cheesy chips though as meals out can get expensive.
Don’t forget they also have a Farm Shop just a bit further down the road selling both their own and other local produce. Definitely worth a look before heading home.
Hirsty’s Family Fun Park Highlights
The trail was a really nice touch and the kids loved trying to find the sheep to unlock the safe in the middle of the field. The Maize Maze in Summer an Autumn also gives another level to the attraction. We were in there for some time last year before we found our way out. For smaller children the sandpit and the covered mini soft area is a safe haven. The two bouncy pillows for different age groups and three trampolines keep all ages up to about 12 years happy and safe.
Value for Money
Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is a great value day out. Located just down the road from Hemsby and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth it’s a welcome break from the lure of the slotties on the seafront. I’ve quite easily lost £10 in just half an hour on the machines and addictive grabbers. Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is hours of entertainment and memories made. Adults are £7, Children £10 and Infants up to 1 year are free.
Hirsty’s Family Fun Park Opening Times
Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is open 10am – 4pm during School and Bank Holidays (except Christmas). Check out their website www.hirstysfamilyfunpark.co.uk before you go just to be on the safe side. The events are worked round the seasons and next up is the Summer Mega Maze.
I’d highly recommend Hirsty’s Family Fun Park, especially if you are staying in nearby Hemsby or Great Yarmouth as a bit of a change and affordable fun day out. We will definitely back. Click here to visit their website.
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Disclaimer * We were gifted tickets for the purpose of this review but as always the words are my own.