Monday, 10 December 2012

Winter Outings Part 3 – Journey Back In Time

Continuing my look at visitor attractions that remain open for the winter season, today I’m looking at taking a trip back in time.

Yesterday’s World, Battle, East Sussex, is a great place to visit even on the chilliest of days, adults £7.25, children £5.25. Browse the recreations of time gone by including the wartime kitchen, Victorian playroom, shops of the past and the Royalty room. To allow the kids to let off a bit of steam, pop into the garden where they can explore the charming play village – a group of miniature buildings for them to play inside

Its sister attraction, Yesterdays’ World, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, is sadly not open for the winter (except for the tea room), but it is well worth pencilling this in your 2013 diary for when it reopens in spring.

However an attraction that you can visit at this time of year in Great Yarmouth is the Time & Tide Museum, excellent value at £4.90 for adults (£4.10 if part of family group) and £3.60 for young persons (4-16). There are some fantastic exhibits including a recreation of the Yarmouth Row Houses, and seaside memorabilia, but kids will love the many games and activities that they encounter en route. Situated in the atmospheric setting of an original herring curing works, there is a great emphasis on the local herring fishing trade, portrayed through clever displays and activities. We loved our visit here.

I really love places that offer a ‘young person’s’ ticket, which goes up to the age of 16, as opposed to places that only offer ‘child’ tickets, with child often only meaning up to age 12, it's something more attractions should consider.

Let me know your favourite winter outings,

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