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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

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Mother's Day

Norwich

Sun 26 Mar 2017

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

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Includes homemade sausage rolls and quiche, a selection of sandwiches, fruit scone, whipped cream and preserves, a selection of afternoon tea fancies, macaroon, served with tea or coffee.

Flutterbies

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat Mum to afternoon tea with Flutterbies and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream & jam & a cake of your choice from our daily selection. Choose from everyday tea, speciality tea or americano coffee.

Mothers Day at Wroxham Barns

Mothers Day at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sun 26 Mar 2017

March brings both Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th and the Wroxham Barns Restaurant is a popular venue to treat mum to a special Mother’s Day Lunch and of course with a range of Craft Barns, Workshops and Studios on site

Mothers Day with Adele

Mothers Day with Adele

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Mothers Day with our superb Adele Tribute! Includes a three course meal and entertainment.

Easter Treasure Trail

Easter Treasure Trail

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Take part in the Town Centre Easter Treasure trail for the chance to win a week's worth of family days out at some of the East Coast's best attractions.

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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!

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.

Ruffs, Cuffs & Crowns!

Ruffs, Cuffs & Crowns!

Great Yarmouth

Mon 3 Apr 2017

Make your own crowning jewels and accessories fit for a queen!

Lily-Bels Cupcake Parties

Easter Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Great Yarmouth

Thu 6 Apr 2017

Does your child have an artistic flair in the kitchen? Join Lily-Bels Cupcake Parties to decorate 4 cupcakes in an Easter theme which you can then take home in a presentation box.

Catapults and Castles!

Catapults and Castles!

Great Yarmouth

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Battle plans at the ready! Make your own catapults and see if you can break the castle barricades to get to the treasure inside!

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.

Wild Bird Photography

Wild Bird Photography

Norwich

Sat 8 Apr 2017

This workshop will start with a short talk about suitable photographic equipment and how to set up a feeding station to attract birds close to your lens.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Easter Charity Event

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Apr 2017

Joining us will be Hawking Experience (Birds of Prey), Classic Cars, Lowestoft Signing Choir, L O Chapman wood carver, Plant Auction (3pm) and lots of stalls including: Tombola, Raffle Face Painting, Knitted Toys, Cards, Candy and more.

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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!

Bazzart Festival

Bazaart Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The Festival aims to showcase established urban and dance music acts in the same stage as upcoming Local artists combined with circus performing arts in a brand new concept and custom made decor you don't want to miss!

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

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

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.

Beginner's Photography

Beginner's Photography

Norwich

Sat 20 May 2017

Practical workshop in our woodland garden for beginners using SLR or DSLR cameras led by professional photographer Peter Mallett.

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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