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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

Never Had It So Good

Never Had It So Good

Great Yarmouth

Wed 11 Jan - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Emerging from austerity and rationing, the 1950's was a time when Britain led the world in the quality and innovation of its decorative and applied arts, and when good design became affordable by all.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

The Snail & The Whale

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

The Snail and the Whale event will be hosted from 18th February until 26th February at Sea Life Great Yarmouth. Experience this beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler,

Seaside Snooker

Seaside Snooker

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 25 Feb 2017

An exhibition with Stephen Hendry & Neil Robertson with a best of seven match. Members of the audience will be able to play 3 frames each (at an extra cost).

Pancake Races

Pancake Races & World Record Attempt

Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Join us in the Market Square for Pancake Races and a World Record attempt by Great Yarmouth College to create the tallest stack of pancakes!

Tony Stockwell

Tony Stockwell - An Evening of Mediumship

Great Yarmouth

Thu 16 Mar 2017

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

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Mother's Day

Norwich

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat your special mummy dino to a day out at Dinosaur Adventure.

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Egg-cellent Easter!

Norwich

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Have a cracking time at the park this Easter, with some egg-citing activities and egg-stra special events!

Dinner Dance

Dinner Dance

Norwich

Sat 8 Apr 2017

An fun evening with friends or family and the chance to eat, drink & dance at the popular Wensum Valley Hotel. The live band will begin after a 3 course meal and you will then have the chance to dance the night away.

Thurne Mill

Easter Egg Ramble

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Apr 2017

Starting at The Wind Energy Museum with lots of exciting things to do. Our heritage hut will be transformed into an Easter arts and craft centre. Collect your Bunny Trail pack and have a hunt around the museum to see what you can find.

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We Love Reptiles!

Norwich

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

We love reptiles at Dinosaur Adventure – especially dinosaurs! Join us for a special bank holiday weekend of activities including the chance to meet our Reptile of the Day!

St George's Wedding Fayre

St George's Wedding Fayre

Great Yarmouth

Sun 7 May 2017

Join us for our third annual wedding fayre, with loads of exhibitors lined up for the day, come and see us if you are planning on getting married (or even if you are just thinking about it).

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 18 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

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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 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.

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.

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 30 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

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!

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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!

Fun Fair 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.

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.

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