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Norwich, Norfolk and Suffolk - nearby destinations to explore

Norfolk is the driest, sunniest county in England and boasts coast, countryside, market towns, seaside towns, the Broads and the city of Norwich. From exciting attractions such as theme parks and zoos to traditional windmills and historic houses there are more tourist attractions here than in many other counties.

Remarkably similar to Norfolk but further south and helping to form the 'East Anglia bump' seen on the map of England is Suffolk, a beautiful county of rolling countryside, market towns and lovely coast to explore. 

Greater Yarmouth makes an ideal base for exploring both Norfolk and Suffolk whether by car, train, foot, boat or on your bicycle. 

Just 30 minutes drive from Great Yarmouth, Norwich is the most complete Medieval city in Britain and the county capital of Norfolk. This compact city makes for a great day out and is easy to get to by road or train. A Norman Castle, two cathedrals, beautiful architecture and heritage, lovely restaurants and cafés as well as the largest permanent outdoor market in the country and some great shopping makes a visit to Norwich well worth while. 

If you're driving, the colour coded park and ride system is ideal - the nearest one to Great Yarmouth is at Postwick, just off the A47. It's really easy to use and drops you off right in the city centre.

If you'd rather relax and let someone else drive, Norwich city centre is a short 15 minute walk from the railway station, with direct trains back to Great Yarmouth. The Wherry Line passes through some of the most beautiful Norfolk countryside on the trip between the two towns. There is also a direct bus service leaving regularly from Market Gates, see the X1 timetable for more information. 

What's On in Norfolk and Suffolk

Festival of Bowls

Festival of Bowls

Great Yarmouth

Sun 27 Aug - Fri 22 Sep 2017

The Britannia Bowling Greens on the Great Yarmouth seafront are the venue for four weeks of competition as mens, ladies, and mixed teams battle it out for singles, pairs and triples titles.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world: from her conception to her premature demise, the Titanic legend continue. Titanic: Honour & Glory is a must for all ages fascinated by this endlessly compelling story.

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

Cocktails & Canapes Ladies Night

Cocktails and Canapes Ladies Night

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Beat the typical 'Girls night in' come join us for Ladies night. Ticket price includes Canapes, a welcome drink and a free cocktail, all this free stuff is complimented by a fantastic Micheal Bublé tribute.

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

Quayside Plaza

Tunes of Jazz

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Come and enjoy delicious 3 course meal with canapes on arrival with live background jazz music.

Ernie Childs

A Fishing and Row Paintings Exhibition

Great Yarmouth

Fri 6 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

A fishing and row paintings exhibition.

Ernie Childs

A Fishing and Row Paintings Exhibition Preview

Great Yarmouth

Fri 6 Oct 2017

A fishing and row paintings exhibition preview on Friday 6th October at 6pm followed at 7pm by an illustrated talk by Ernie Childs’ - “Herrings, Rows and More” with fish and chips.

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Great Yarmouth

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

Race Night at Barnham Broom

Charity Race Night

Norwich

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Join us for a night of exhilarating fun and an entertaining experience where everybody has an equal chance to win; fun for the complete racing beginner or experts among us! Arrival & hot food served at 6.30pm, Racing start 7.30pm

Quayside Plaza

Klezmer Jazz Night

Great Yarmouth

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Enjoy a relaxed evening with a buffet service, tapas style three course dinner and live jazz music.

Blessing of the Nets

Blessing of the Nets Service & Herring Supper

Great Yarmouth

Sun 15 Oct 2017

Come along to the annual blessing of the nets service followed by herring/fish fingers supper.

80s Themed Quiz & Dinner

80s Themed Quiz Night & Dinner

Great Yarmouth

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Enjoy a delicious 80s themed 3 course meal followed by a general knowledge 80s themed quiz. After dinner, relax with music from Christine Medler, a Madonna tribute act with karaoke/disco to end the night.

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Norwich

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Drink on arrival 3 course evening dinner Murder Plot ‘Night at the Casino’

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night - Night at the Casino

Norwich

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Come and enjoy a fun filled murder mystery evening at Barnham Broom this Autumn. Not to be missed!

Halloween Dippy

Halloween Days

Norwich

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for some spooky fun this October half term – with lots of activities including Dippy’s spooky fun zone, fancy dress and a brand new trail.

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Join in with Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival in the beautiful grounds of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens with workshops from featured artists and works of art for sale.

Two Halls of up to 30 Dealers

Hemsby Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 22 Oct 2017

hEMSBY "ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR"

Pumpkin fun

Halloween Family Fun Workshop

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 - Fri 27 Oct 2017

Family fun, with pumpkin carving and face painting at the Market Place from 11am to 3pm.

Evening With Sir Trevor Brooking & Mark Lawrence

West Ham FA Cup Special

Great Yarmouth

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Two legends of British football up close and personal, discussing their careers, the characters they played with and against, and today’s issues...

Fungi Photography

Fungi Photography

Norwich

Sat 28 Oct 2017

This is a practical workshop in our woodland garden for beginners or intermediates using SLR or DSLR cameras led by professional photographer Peter Mallett.

Quayside Plaza

Jazz and Autumn Flavours

Great Yarmouth

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Enjoy a delicious three course A La Carte dinner using seasonal produce with live jass music from the NJP trio.

Kids Halloween Party

Kids Halloween Party

Great Yarmouth

Tue 31 Oct 2017

Join in at a kids halloween party with prizes for best costume, party games, spooky party food and much more. Limited tickets available. Please pre-book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Quayside Plaza

Europe on the Plate

Great Yarmouth

Sat 11 Nov 2017

Enjoy the delights of Europe without leaving Great Yarmouth with a three course tapas style dinner with canapes on arrival.

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