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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.

Princess's V Superhero's!

Princess's V Superhero's!

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Let the kids dress up in their favourite princess or superhero costume to enjoy themed games, a disco, sing along with Princesses, big finale with group photograph and more!

Quiz & Music

Quiz & Music

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 11 Feb 2017

A quiz night followed by entertainment from singer Craig Catchpole to round your evening off. This evening is in aid of the Theatre Restoration Fund. So if you fancy a night out pop along - have fun and support a good cause.

Swoon & Croon

Swoon & Croon

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 14 Feb 2017

With the sounds of Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and much more! Includes three course meal, glass of bubbly, entertainment & after party disco

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 Place for pancake races and join our attempt to break a world record!

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!

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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!

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 - 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.

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.

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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Dippy's Summer Beach Party

Norwich

Tue 29 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Get into the party spirit and help our very own Dippy the Dinosaur celebrate in style! With lots of fun activities taking place, this start to the summer is not to be missed!

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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Sep 2017

The 2017 Maritime Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017 on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 10 Sep 2017

The 2017 Maritime Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017 on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

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Out There Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Sep 2017

The Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment is one action-packed weekend, bursting with circus and street entertainment from daring acrobatics and daft comedy to dancing, juggling, theatre and circus.

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