|Close to the chalet is Thorpe Park, offering all its usual facilities, and day passes can be purchased. The area boasts a superb miniature steam railway, boating lake, golf course, great sandpit and play area, leisure centre, cinema, bowling alley and show arena featuring concerts throughout the season.
Cleethorpes centre is 2 miles away and has some great pubs, bars and restaurants, and of course with Grimsby next door has the best fish and chips ever. There is an old fashioned Pier, donkeys on the beach during the season, and hundreds of slot machines and arcades to complete the picture. During the summer the number 17 bus runs from outside the chalet 2 doors down (you will see the bus stop) straight into Cleethorpes and stops at the pier. Sometimes on sunny days, this bus is open-top, so it is fantastic fun for the children. It is fun to walk by the sea front on Anthony’s Bank, all the way to Cleethorpes and then when you are ready for home, hop on the bus back to the chalet. Anyone enjoying walking or cycling will find places right outside the front door, after all it is a conservation area.
Do spare a few mintues to visit Cleethorpes if you have time! Sea View Street is a hidden gem of a street, packed with great little gift shops, florists, cook shop, fashion boutiques, childrens shops, antique shop and deli…. It is worth a visit if you can prize yourself off the beautiful beach.
Then go to Steeles Corner house restaurant, for Fish and chips, served with bread and butter and a pot of tea! It is an old fashioned, traditional, family run restaurant. I challenge anyone to finish the “jumbo haddock and chips”! and the lemon sponge and custard takes you back to memories of school dinners.