Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Norfolk

“There is much optimism”: Albert Jones shares tourism bosses hopes for a buoyant 2022

Albert Jones Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Great Yarmouth’s tourism bosses have predicted the industry will “come back stronger” in 2022, with positive footfall boosting optimism among attraction and amusement operators.

Amusements themed Banksy vandalised

Banksy art Great British Spraycation
Multiple Banksy pieces which recently appeared along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast as part of the artist’s “Great British Spraycation” series have been vandalised, including one at Ocean Bay Amusements.

Amusements destroyed in Hermanus holiday park fire

Amusements destroyed in Hermanus holiday park fire
The amusement arcade at Hermanus holiday park in Norfolk has been “totally destroyed” by a fire, which ripped through the Winterton venue’s entertainment complex last week.

Hoo launches “hilarious” new advert for Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth tourism campaign seaside resorts
Seaside resort Great Yarmouth has garnered widespread praise for its “hilarious” advert for the Norfolk resort, which formed part of a campaign to encourage holidaymakers back to the British seaside

“Fresh ideas” call for Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier new strategy call
A North Norfolk Councillor has called for a new strategy to fund the town’s “jewel in the crown” Cromer Pier, after the council confirmed it will cost £2.7m to maintain the landmark between 2022 and 2025.

Great Yarmouth attractions prepare for reopening

Great Yarmouth attractions Britannia Pier
With a re-opening date now in sight, attractions up and down Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile are preparing strict social distancing and safety measures in order to return to business.

New owner of Norfolk family attraction Pettitts aims for seasonal expansion

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Michael Abbott, the new owner of Pettitts Animal Adventure Park in Reedham, is aiming for the perfect balance: building on the successful formula of the park, while opening it up to much brighter future.   The new owner of a popular family attraction in the heart of the Norfolk Broads has a rather special affection for his latest purchase and is...

Cromer operators show fightingspirit after seaside ‘lockdown’

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Business for many amusements and other retail outlets in Norfolk’s seaside resort of Cromer was put on hold this weekend, due to disruption after their annual carnival week, but many of the town’s attractions refused to let it get them down. Harry Woodward, an amusement arcade owner in Cromer, urged visitors to the town that the disturbance shouldn’t affect their...

New report reveals Brexit threat to east coast’s positivity

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Tourism businesses on the east coast are feeling largely positive about the season ahead. But with the spectre of Brexit looming on the horizon, they are worried about the years beyond it.   A survey of tourism and leisure businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex has revealed that a healthy majority expect to see further growth over the next two years. Firms...

Norfolk seaside resorts face council tax threat

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Holiday park property owners in the Borough of Great Yarmouth will pay increased council tax bills from 1 April, with many stating their seaside staycation homes are no longer affordable.   The seaside economy of Norfolk’s coastline has been put at risk by Great Yarmouth Borough Council as holiday park property owners take stock of increased council tax bills. A decision by...