Merrivale Model Village



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Merrivale Model Village offers an altogether different experience. Set in more than an acre of attractive landscaped gardens, complete with winding pathways, streams and waterfalls, and even a lake full of koi carp, this mini village is delightful. As you wander leisurely among its tiny houses it’s hard to believe you are so close to the bustle of central Yarmouth. The village is built on a scale of 1:12. Among the models are a working fairground, a stone quarry, houses, shops and a garden railway. The Penny Arcade gives you the chance to play old amusements, while a traditional tea room provides a welcome break.

Merrivale Model Village
Marine Parade, GREAT YARMOUTH, NR30 3JG


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Etr-end of Oct half term, daily from 10 (last entry 1 hr before close)

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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