Showing posts with label Norfolk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norfolk. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth

A look back at Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth

In all of my travels around the UK one of my biggest regrets is that I never visited Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth.

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth
The closest I ever got to going inside

It was the World's Worst Wax Museum!

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth
Look at those star attractions. Bear in mind this photo was taken in June 2011

We've been to the Norfolk seaside resort a number of times over the years but either ran out of time to go in, or found it to be closed or out-of-season.

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth

Sadly Louis Tussauds House of Wax permanently closed in 2012.

Did you ever visit? I'd love to know if it really was as bad as people say.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Identifying the stars of The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth

A look at the stars of The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


We replayed the Crazy Golf course at The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth back in 2011.

Crazy Golf at The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth
Grazy Golf!

One of the holes added since our first play of the course in 2007 was the Stars of the Windmill hole, which features a Wall of Fame showing all the stars that at one time or another performed at the Windmill Theatre.

Stars of The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth

Crazy Golf at The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth
How many stars can you identify?

Stars of The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth
Here are the answers

The Crazy Golf course at The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth was one of the first indoor minigolf courses to open in the UK.

Outside the course in 2011

A sign that was once true. The number of indoor minigolf courses has boomed in the last decade. When we first visited The Windmill Theatre course in 2007 there was one other indoor minigolf course in the UK. That one is also still there and can be found at Manning's Amusements in Felixstowe, Suffolk  

Visit The Windmill Theatre Adventure Golf's Facebook Page for more information.


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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Stars of The Windmill Theatre

How many stars can you name?


Stars of The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth

Spotted at The Windmill Theatre Crazy Golf course in Great Yarmouth back in 2011.

The Crazy Golf course at The Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth was one of the first indoor minigolf courses to open in the UK.

Link:
- Windmill Theatre Adventure Golf
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Monday, August 03, 2020

New app at Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk

The Lost World Adventure Golf course in Hemsby has a new app.


The team at the Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk have introduced a new mobile scoring and loyalty app for the 9-hole course. It's available to download for free on Android and iPhone.

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app

It looks very nice indeed and gives maps for each of the holes, details of the rules, a selfie function and more.

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app

The loyalty points system is a nice touch too and is a continuation of the paper-based loyalty cards available at the course.

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app

When you sign up to the app you automatically receive 300 points onto your card.

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app

The Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby was the 88th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in May 2009. It's still one of our favourites and we have fond memories of competing in tournaments there.

Playing at the Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk

We can't wait to get back for another round there in the future. I've downloaded the app ready to play. I'll be digging out our previous rounds to load into the History element of the app which allows you to view all your past games.

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app
Each of the holes has a map in the top left corner. When you click on it a larger view will open with a tip on the best way to play it

Lost World Adventure Golf Hemsby app
Download the app to see how the animated action shows the skill shot route from tee to cup

The Lost World Adventure Golf app is available to download for free on Android and iPhone.


Visit the Lost World Adventure Golf website and Facebook Page for more details, views of the holes, opening times and prices.


I recently blogged about the social distancing measures in place at Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Adventure Island Crazy Golf in Mundesley, Norfolk

A look at the Adventure Island Golf course in Mundesley. July 2016.


Adventure Island Crazy Golf in Mundesley, Norfolk

The 12-hole layout became the 406th played and 692nd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Visit the Adventure Island Golf Mundesley Facebook Page for more information.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Boom: Battle Bar at the Castle Quarter in Norwich

The new indoor games venue is opening at the Castle Quarter shopping and entertainment centre in Norwich this month.


Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Norwich's new indoor entertainment venue is opening its doors on the 23rd July. Boom: Battle Bar is home to a minigolf course, boules piste, axe throwing arena, electric darts and shuffleboard.

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Many thanks to the team at HM Adventure Golf for sending over photos of the minigolf course there.

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020
  
Boom: Battle Bar Norwich. Photo courtesy of HM Adventure Golf, July 2020

Visit the Boom: Battle Bar website for more information, opening times, prices and booking details.

We're looking forward to playing at Boom: Battle Bar in the future.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton

A look at a minigolf scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton, Norfolk.


Many thanks to my friend and minigolf rival Steve Lovell for sending me this scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton, Norfolk.

A scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton

He played a few rounds there pre-pandemic.

A scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton


A scorecard from Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton

When we visited Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in May 2011 the two 9-hole courses were called The Aztec Trail & Blackbeard's Adventure. On the recent scorecard they are named Pirates Course and Aztec Course.

Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton
A view of the Aztec course from our visit in 2011

I always thought it was a curious mixture of two adventure golf themes as you tend to find one or other, rather than both together.

Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton
Putting on a pirate ship

The Aztec course was the 246th played and the Pirate course was number 247 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Blackbeard's Adventure Golf in Hunstanton
The holes leading to the ruins of an Aztec temple

For more information visit Blackbeard's Adventure Golf website and Facebook Page.

We're looking forward to a return to the east coast resort that faces west in the future.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Stonehenge Big Mini Golf

Happy Summer Solstice.


Did you know there's a Stonehenge-themed minigolf course in Hemsby, Norfolk?

Stonehenge Big Mini Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk

We played there in June 2010.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby

Social distancing measures in place at Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby.


Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby

Our friends over at Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk have put cleaning and social distancing measures in place and the course is now open to players.


The 9-hole adventure golf course is one of my favourites. The layout has some excellent theming and tricky obstacles. I also love the fact they sell minigolf merchandise and I've added key-rings, mugs and trophies to my collection and the Crazy Golf Museum's vault on my visits.

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby
Playing the course on our first visit in 2009

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby was the 88th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in May 2009. We've been to a total of 948 courses since September 2006.

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby
What a view. Such a nice spot for a game on a lovely sunny day

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby
An easy 2...

We've also competed in tournaments at the Lost World course. Emily's team was third in the 2010 Lost World Adventure Golf Pro-Am, while my pairing were runners-up in 2011.

Brad Shepherd and Emily Gottfried at the 2010 Lost World Adventure Golf tournament in Hemsby
Brad Shepherd and Emily at the 2010 tournament. The course provides the perfect setting for a competition

Check out the Lost World Adventure Golf website and Facebook Page for more details, opening times and prices.


We're looking forward to our next visit to Hemsby and the Norfolk coast.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)

A look at the Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich, Norfolk.


Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich (May 2017)

The 18-hole Crazy Golf course was the 432nd played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. The layout was the 734th visited overall and the 707th we'd been to in the UK.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)
Holes 1-9

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)
Holes 10-18

It's one of my all-time favourite courses.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich (May 2017)




Visit the Eaton Park Crazy Golf course website for more information.

We've now been to 948 courses since September 2006.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Adventure Golf at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk

A look at the Adventure Golf course at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Thetford, Norfolk.


Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

My brother Christopher, a founder member of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, and his family were recently on holiday at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk and sent over these photos of the Adventure Golf course there.


Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

The approach to the course on Treasure Island looks really good.


Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

More photos of the course below.


Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020
A pirate lavvy?

Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

Adventure Golf on Treasure Island at Center Parcs Elveden Forest in Norfolk. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, March 2020

Visit the Center Parcs Elveden Forest website for more information.

The last minigolf course Christopher visited was also in Norfolk.

The very first course we visited on our travels was the Treasure Island Adventure Golf course in Southsea.


The combined total of Crazy World of Minigolf Tour course visits is now at 973.


Related blog posts:
- Center Parcs
- Norfolk