Review of Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth – on our recent trip to Great Yarmouth we visited Merrivale Model Village. Here, you will find tiny houses! Not just tiny houses but an entire tiny village! It’s a lovely relaxed place to spend an hour or two. The family ticket for two adults and three children is very reasonable at £34 and is valid for 7 consecutive days from purchase, so it’s perfect for if you are holidaying in the area.
Crazy Golf at Merrivale Model Village
On entering the village you are greeted with a nine hole crazy golf course (included with your admission). You are provided with a score sheet if you are feeling competitive. I’m not of course, but I did win!
The suggested path around is signed for you to leisurely follow. There are plenty of strategically positioned benches on the way round to rest on and take in the views.
For our slightly fish obsessed members of the family, there are two lovely fish ponds, one with larger fish and the other with small ones. Both have fish food dispensers (don’t forget to bring some 20p pieces!) which the fish love.
There is also an extensive train track running around the whole village. There are various trains running around for you to admire. Oh, also, there are model cars and boats that you can drive or let your children 🙂 Just a £1 a go.
While I am talking money, do take some change for the wishing well if you have kids with you. Ours can never resist a wishing well!
There are lots of nods to the Great Yarmouth area which you will probably recognise. Also to the artwork of Banksy who left artwork on one of their houses (you can see a model of this in a glass case and read all about the story here).
By complete coincidence we stopped off in a park in Oulton Broad for some snacks and came across another Banksy on the side of a bridge!
Old Penny Arcade at Merrivale Model Village
Moving out of the model village itself you enter the penny arcade. Here there are numerous old arcade machines which operate on old pennies.
You can buy 12 old pennies for a £1. There are all sorts, from cheeky little peep shows (probably shouldn’t write that), to vintage slot machines, claw machines, penny pushers, etc. A rather fun end to the village
You exit through the semi outdoor cafe Christopher’s where you can stop for a bite to eat and a drink. I’ve taken a picture of the menu so you can get an idea of what’s on offer and the prices.
Merrivale Model Village was a lovely attraction for all ages.
Also check out our post on Fantastic Family Friendly Things to do in Great Yarmouth.
We were invited to attend and review. As always, all opinions expressed are our own.