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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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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!

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.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club

Marlon Gator's Kids Club - Sun Sea & Summer Crafts

Great Yarmouth

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Get creative with our craft workshops - make fish and star fish, seahorses and seagulls and colourful carnival masks.

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Great Yarmouth

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Jul 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

Jump Warehouse

Summer Party Night

Great Yarmouth

Fri 28 Jul 2017

Come along to our Summer Party Night! 2 fun filled hours of games and music with Giant ball Volleyball, inflatables and summer inspired party games.

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. Over the two day event, you can expect a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports & much more!

Margo's Lounge

Margo's Vegan Diner

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Come along to our American vegan pop up dining experience. Each of the 3 courses are served as a taster selection so there will be no fear of missing out. Dishes include cauliflower wings, chilli and caramel apple crumble pie.

Quayside Plaza

Soiree Francaise

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Jul 2017

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

5 Day Space Camp

5 Day Space Camp

Great Yarmouth

Mon 31 Jul - Fri 4 Aug 2017

Science, Space and Rocket Extravaganza Explore space and have fun.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club

Marlon Gator's Kids Club-That's the Way To Do It

Great Yarmouth

Thu 3 Aug 2017

Punch and Judy shows with Professor Bryan Clarke.

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Great Yarmouth

Thu 3 - Fri 4 Aug 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

Junior Swim Coaching

Junior Swim Coaching

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 4 Aug 2017

A great opportunity for children aged 8-12 to experience open water swimming and to build on skills specific to open water under the guidance of our qualified coaches.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Become an Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer

Great Yarmouth

Sat 5 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

Become an Octo-Glow explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow lab and take part in a range of inter-active activities to discover how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attract their prey and even talk to each other.

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.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club

Marlon Gator's Kids Club-Steve Majes Tricky Twiste

Great Yarmouth

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Steve Majes - The Tricky Twister Comedy magic shows at various times

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Great Yarmouth

Thu 10 - Fri 11 Aug 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream & 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.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club

Marlon Gator's Kids Club - Andy the Clown

Great Yarmouth

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Clown around with this colourful funster Shows at various times

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Great Yarmouth

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

Hoity Toity

Mexican Themed Night

Great Yarmouth

Fri 18 Aug 2017

After the success of our last themed night the team at Hoity would like to invite you to a 3 course Mexican inspired meal, quiz, obligatory pinata and karaoke/disco to finish for a fun packed evening.

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream & 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

Marlon Gator's Kids Club

Marlon Gator's Kids Club - Get Up, Get Dancing...

Great Yarmouth

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Get Up, Get Dancing with the Dragons Stage School Demonstrations and workshops to get your toes tapping!

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