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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

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.

Quayside Plaza

Jazz & Blues Night

Great Yarmouth

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Celebrate Spring time with a three course A La Carte menu with jazz and blues music.

1940's Fair

1940's Fair

Great Yarmouth

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Join us in Great Yarmouth Market Place for our 1940's Fair to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church.

75th Anniversary Service

75th Anniversary Service

Great Yarmouth

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Join us for a special service to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church.

Caister Carnival

Caister Carnival

Caister-on-Sea

Sun 25 Jun 2017

A 'Village Experience' Carnival with a procession, who will be crowned Carnival Queen? Featuring a Poultry and a Pet show with music, games and activities.

Jump Warehouse

Hawaiian Beach Party

Great Yarmouth

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Come along to our Hawaiian Themed Party! 2 fun filled hours of games and music with Giant ball Volleyball, Limbo and a hula hoop competition.

Alternative Physic Night at Rampant Horse

Alternative Physic Night at The Rampant Horse

Norwich

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Alternative Physic Night at The Rampant Horse pub with a 3 course meal, 2 physic games with prizes, a reading for each person and a lipstick reading to take home.

Dinos at Night band.

Dino's at Night

Norwich

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Enjoy an evening of fun as Dinosaur Adventure comes to life at dusk!

Tea Leaf Reading Tutorial

Tea Leaf Reading Tutorial & Tea Party

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Learn to read your own tea leaves whilst enjoying tea and cake. Includes 12 month reading from your own tea leaves.

GY Wheels Festival

The GY Wheels Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July when classic cars and American Custom Hot Rods from the NSRA (National Street Rod Association) will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival from 10am to 5pm.

Life's A Beach Part 1: Latin Street Party

Life's A Beach Part 1: Latin Street Party

Great Yarmouth

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Latino rhythms, dancing, exotic food, beach bar and sensational South American Circus! The Drill House and York Road are transformed into the Copacabana for a daytime programme of performance and participation, mind boggling circus & more!

Quayside Plaza

Mediterranean Summer Night

Great Yarmouth

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Enjoy a summer evening with a three course buffet style dinner.

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Relax with a glass of PIMMS at the Mill – a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon by the water.

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Dippy's Birthday Party Week

Norwich

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Get into the party spirit and help our very own Dippy the Dinosaur celebrate in style!

Helicopter at Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

The 2017 Gorleston Clifftop Festival will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017 on Gorleston Clifftop. Over the two day event, you can expect a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports & much more!

Quayside Plaza

Soiree Francaise

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Enjoy a French themed three course A La Carte dinner with live jazz music.

Belton Funday & Classic Car Show

Belton Funday & Classic Car Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Head to Belton for a great family day out with a classic car and bike show and lots of things going on around the playing field to keep the whole family entertained.

Hope in the Great War

Hope in the Great War

Cromer

Sat 5 Aug - Sun 10 Sep 2017

Discover six stories of courage from around the country of ordinary people risking their lives to save others from the sea during the First World War.

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Great Yarmouth

Sun 13 Aug 2017

Relax with a glass of PIMMS at the Mill – a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon by the water.

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Great Yarmouth

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Relax with a glass of PIMMS at the Mill – a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon by the water.

The Family Festival of Magic

Family Festival of Magic

Great Yarmouth

Tue 22 - Wed 23 Aug 2017

Featuring some acts as seen on Britain's Got Talent such as Steveie Pink - Master Illusionist and Jeffrey Drayton with his puppet Chantel. Entertainment can also be seen by Chris North - The Mentalist, Tricky Twisters & vocalist Tracey Dean

Mocha

Harry Potter Themed Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Join us for a magical meal inspired by the Harry Potter book series. There'll be butterbeer, pumpkin juice & a range of themed drinks and cocktails for you to enjoy.

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.

Hemsby Herring Festival

Hemsby Herring Festival

Hemsby

Sun 27 Aug 2017

The Longshore Herring Festival returns to Hemsby beach in late August 2017 in celebration of the area's important fishing traditions and heritage.

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