Free Days Out From Caister-on-Sea

Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre

(Free admission)

The Caister Lifeboat

Caister Lifeboat

Caister Lifeboat has two buildings you can explore - the Operational Centre which houses the current lifeboats Bernard Matthews II and Fed Dyble, and the Caister Lifeboat heritage museum where you can walk on a real lifeboat and view the fascinating exhibits, photographs, documents and the Caister Lifeboat Experience. The site has a shop selling clothing, stationery, clothing and gifts, a cafe serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks, toilets, baby changing facilities, ample car park (pay and display) and direct beach access. Usually open Wednesdays and Sundays, April to October. Telephone: 01493 722001

Location: The Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea NR30 5DJ
Caister Holiday Park: 1 mile

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Fritton

(Free admission)

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary is the largest of its kind in the UK and cares for ponies, mules, donkeys and horses that have suffered from maltreatment, neglect or poor circumstance. The work here has three main themes – rescue and rehabilitation, specialist sanctuary care and prevention through education. This a wonderful and economical day out for young and old animal lovers alike. The Caldecott Visitor Centre, close to Great Yarmouth, offers the chance to interact with the charming animal residents as well as walking tours, a cafe and a play area for children.

Location: Caldecott Hall, Beccles Road, Fritton NR31 9EY
Caister Holiday Park: 11 miles

Norwich Cathedral

(Free admission)

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral, built from 1096

Norwich Cathedral is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. It was built from 1096 and all the main parts of it are Norman - the nave, transepts, choir, central tower and the two apsidal chapels projecting from the main apse. The main additions were the spire in 1361, the clerestory of the choir and the Bauchun (not Beauchamp) Chapel in the 14th-century. The stone vaulted roofs were constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Location: 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
Caister Holiday Park: 21 miles

Dad's Army Museum, Thetford

(Free admission)

Butchers Van used by Jones

Butchers Van used by Corporal Jones

The Dad's Army Museum is based in Thetford, Norfolk includes many unique photographs and other memorabilia and items connected with the popular TV series. The museum, which opened in 2007, also contains a reconstruction of Captain Mainwaring's church hall office and the Marigold Tea Room. The exterior of the museum building was featured in an episode entitled "Time On My Hands" (1972) in which a German Luftwaffe pilot dangled from the clock tower by his parachute. The original Ford BB van used by Lance-Corporal Jones for his butchers business in the series can be seen at the Burrell Museum a short distance away.

Location: Dad's Army Museum, The Old Fire Station, The Guildhall, Cage Lane, Thetford IP24 2AP
Caister Holiday Park: 50 miles

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