Young girl in a bright dress stood in the entrance to Hirsty's Family Fun Park

The O'Hallorans

The OHallorans

We’re made up of Lyndsey, John and Erin, who all love a new adventure. We try to get away as much as possible, especially during school holidays and variety is a must for us. That means staying anywhere from a luxury hotel to a hostel and it’s not often we go to the same place twice. 

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During the school holidays, days out can really add up and be expensive. If you’re looking for something a bit more reasonably priced to do in Norfolk, take a look at Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

Where is Hirsty’s Family Fun Park?

Hirstys Family Fun Park
Yarmouth Road,
NR29 4NL

Opening times

Hirsty’s Family Fun Park is only open during the school holidays (except Christmas). It’s advisable that you check the website for up to date opening times. You can find a rough idea of what to expect below:

Monday – Friday 
10am – 5pm 
10am – 5pm 
Sunday & Bank Holidays 
10am – 5pm

Young girl wearing a bright dress, playing football in front of a goal that looks like a pig at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Entry prices

*Prices correct as of September 2023

Child (3-16 years) 
Child (1-2 years) 
Infant (up to 1 year) 

What is there to do?

The great thing about Hirstys Family Fun Park is that there is loads to do. If you’re worried about children of different ages, don’t be as there is a range of activities to choose from.

Get lost in the maze

During the summer months you’ll find a great maize maze at Hirsty’s, along with a cool wooden maze. The maize maze is absolutely huge and it took us quite some time to find our way out. If your little ones might get tired or grumpy it would be worth doing the maze early on to make sure you don’t miss out. Also, it would be a really good idea to top up your water bottles and visit the toilets before you head to the maze. 

Young girl in a bright dress stood in the entrance to the maze at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Have fun at the play area

Along with everything else, Hirsty’s also has a great play area. There is a zip wire as well as slides and climbing equipment. Everything is included in the entry price so you don’t have to worry about additional costs for each activity. 

Go on a tractor ride

At certain times of the day you can enjoy some time on a tractor ride! Think of a land train but with a tractor doing the driving! This is such a novel idea and something that fits perfectly into the farm setting. The ride doesn’t last long and big kids as well as grown ups are welcome to ride too. 

Young girl wearing a bright dress, smiling while on a Tractor trailer ride at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Bounce the day away

If your children like to bounce then they’ll love a trip to Hirsty’s. To start with, there are two bouncing pillows (for different age groups), which are always a favourite with Erin. There is a bouncy castle and 4 huge trampolines to enjoy too.

Young girl wearing a bright dress, smiling while jumping on the trampoline at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Give welly croquet a try!

Welly croquet was one of my favourite things at Hirsty’s and something I haven’t seen before. To start, you choose a welly on a stick (like golf clubs) and a ball, then head around the and crazy croquet course. Some of the holes are quite hard, especially when you’re trying to hit a ball with a welly. However, it’s such a fun course and we had great fun playing. Who knew crazy welly croquet was a thing! 

Meet the bunnies

During our visit we were able to meet some adorable bunnies inside one of the tents. At certain times of the day you can sit on a hay bale and have a cuddle with a bunny, which was really lovely. Staff were great to pop the bunnies back in their run once they’d shown they’d had enough. We also noticed a sign saying the bunnies were having a break at certain times so this isn’t available constantly. 

Young girl wearing a bright dress, smiling and  hugging a bunny at Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Food and drink

Being an outdoor attraction, Hirsty’s has really thought about where people can have lunch during their visit. Outside, you’ll find quite a few picnic benches but there’s also a covered area just outside of the cafe. No matter what the weather is like, there will be somewhere for you to sit. 

Although you are welcome to take your own picnic on your day out, Hirsty’s has a great cafe serving a range of cold food and farm to fork lunch options. You’ll find things like bacon rolls, burgers, paninis, sandwiches and jacket potatoes on the menu. Children’s meals and lunch boxes are available, as well as hot and cold drinks. 

Hirsty's Family Fun Park cafe menu

How long should I spent at Hirsty’s?

On the day of our visit we arrived at around 10:30am and left at 3pm. We were able to do everything available during this time and often more than once. It would have been easy to spend a bit longer at Hirsty’s though, as Erin was keen to go on things again. We only left because we’d been travelling back from America a couple of days before and we were all tired!

It’s so nice to get a day out in the fresh air, and Hirsty’s is the perfect place for the entire family. It’s an action-packed day though so be sure to take breaks.

Special events at Hirsty’s

Keep an eye out for special events running at Hirsty’s! During October half term you can enjoy the Halloween Hoot, where children can visit the pumpkin patch, pick one and carve it! You’ll also get all of the normal fun of the farm during your visit. 

Other places to visit in Great Yarmouth:

For more day out ideas, go to the Visit Great Yarmouth website

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