A fantastic destination for a family-friendly holiday, Cromer has more than enough attractions to keep even the most energetic kids happy. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful corner of England during the school summer holidays, take a look at our pick of the best days out for kids in Cromer.
Cromer Lifeboat Station
Kids of all ages love visiting emergency service stations and Cromer Lifeboat Station is no different. An incredibly important part of this seaside community, the lifeboat has been saving lives in the waters off the town’s coast since 1804.
You can visit the station to learn more about its history, find out the basics of sea safety, meet the crew and see the boats up close. Kids will love meeting the lifeboatmen and hearing about their adventures at sea. If they’re lucky, they may even be able to try on the crew outfits, take a lifeboat-related quiz and learn how to use some of the all-important life-saving equipment.
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
If you still haven’t got your fill of lifeboats and life-saving history, you can head over to the RNLI Henry Blog Museum. The museum is named after Henry Blogg, a local man who was the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history and who served for an impressive 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats. During that time, he saved a staggering 873 people from the cold waters of the North Sea.
Located right on the waterfront, the museum is a great place to learn more about the history of the organisation and the unique role the RNLI has played in Cromer life.
Sometimes, the best things in life really are free. When the sun is out and the weather is warm, there are few better destinations for a family excursion than the soft sands of Cromer Beach. Spend an afternoon sunbathing, swimming and building sandcastles with the kids or take an evening stroll along the famous pier for a unique view of the town and seafront.
Cromer Beach boasts a wide range of amenities including toilets, cafes and shops. You’ll also find some great entertainment options along the promenade, ensuring there’s something to keep everyone happy.
Cromer treasure trail
Cromer treasure trail is a self-guided tour that you and your kids can take to get to know the town a little better. Perfect for kids aged six and over, the trail takes around two hours to complete and leads you through almost two miles of the town’s characterful centre.
Find out more about family-friendly days out in Cromer by taking a look around our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.