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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

BeWIDerwood

10th Anniversary Colourful Cake & Costume Party

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Boggles and Twiggles of BeWILDerwood invite you to their extra special 10th Anniversary Cake and Costume Party!

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I want to be a Dino Explorer!

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Are you brave enough to be a Dino Explorer? Let your imagination run wild as you explore the park, discovering fossils, tracks and who knows what else!

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Pirate Week

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Become a sealife pirate! Follow the trail, find the hidden treasure and meet a few more pirates along the way!!

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.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Beatboxing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Glee Club

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

iPad Orchestra

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 16.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Samba

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Beatboxing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Rock Clinic

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Samba

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Songwriting

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Glee Club

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

iPad Orchestra

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 16.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Rock Clinic

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 11 - 18.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Songwriting

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Beat Making & Production

Great Yarmouth

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 15 - 18.

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival Exhibition

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 2 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2017, with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Songwriting

Great Yarmouth

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 15 - 18.

Art in the Minster

Art in the Minster

Great Yarmouth

Sat 3 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Local artists from in and around Great Yarmouth and Rambouillet have brought together works of art illustrating the attractions of their two towns and the surrounding areas. The Theme is “Wish you were here”.

Arts Festival Carnival

Carnival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Join in or watch the Great Yarmouth Arts Fesitval Carnival as it makes its way from the seafront to St. George's Plaza where dancing, music and entertainment continue through the afternoon.

Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth Beach Clean

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Take part in a project to get more over 50s onto the beach to help us clean up our coastline. We’d love you to join our army of 50 somethings off to do their first beach clean so please get in touch and register to help at a beach near you

Portugal Day Workshop

Portugal Day Workshop

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

As part of the build-up to the Portuguese Festival of Popular Marches, we’ll be hosting a workshop to create colourful arches themed on fishing and Fado to be used as part of the procession.

Art Exhibition by Ernie Childs

Art Exhibition by Ernie Childs

Great Yarmouth

Mon 5 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Exhibition of paintings and sculptures - most of them for sale - by Ernie Childs and his students.

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