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Fun itinerary ideas for groups and coach parties visiting Greater Yarmouth

Greater Yarmouth is the perfect location for a coaching holiday. There's plenty to do within easy reach, and it's the perfect destination for a short break or a day trip. Below are some itinerary ideas to get you started sharing the great times with your group, whatever their age in Greater Yarmouth.

Itinerary ideas for a great short break in Great Yarmouth

Monday - arrive in Great Yarmouth early afternoon and take a stroll along the seafront to stretch out your legs. After dinner, challenge your friends to a ten pin bowling competition on the Wellington Pier.

Tuesday - Take a heritage guided coach tour around the borough. Great Yarmouth has the second most complete Medieval town wall in England, the largest parish church, now Great Yarmouth Minster and unique Row houses to spot. Stop off at Burgh Castle for a short walk to witness Garonnium, the three remaining but incredibly imposing walls of a Roman Fort, widely regarded to be the best preserved Roman ruins in East Anglia. Enjoy a delicious lunch stop at The Waterside in Rollesby and take a tour on the Trinity Broads aboard Gentleman Jim. After dinner, enjoy a show at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre.

Wednesday - Wander into the town centre first thing and browse the stalls on Great Yarmouth's market. Later, drive out to Filby, frequent village winner of Anglia in Bloom to visit Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, where tigers, leopards and lovely gardens can be explored. Enjoy dinner at Great Yarmouth Stadium where the greyhound racing will ensure you have an exciting evening or from the 25th April, 2017, you can enjoy horse racing.

Thursday - Visit Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre with penguins, mini crocodiles and delicate seahorses. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Merrivale Tea Rooms or Sara's Tearooms then wander through the beautiful landscaped gardens and discover the characters living in the miniature model village. Finish the afternoon at Great Yarmouth Smoke Houses & Potteries - you never know, Ernie might tell you one of his eerie tales. After dinner, enjoy a performance at St. George's Theatre.

Friday - Spend a morning at the award-winning Time and Tide museum soaking up all there is to know about Great Yarmouth life, then after lunch at the Silver Darlings Café, board your coach homewards.

 

Itinerary ideas for a touring break based in Great Yarmouth

Monday - arrive in Great Yarmouth and stretch your legs with a stroll along the seafront or through the Venetian Waterways. Get to know Great Yarmouth with an afternoon visit to Time and Tide, the museum of Great Yarmouth life.

Tuesday - start the day with a guided heritage coach tour of the town, then swing inland towards Wroxham and the Broads via Fairhaven Water Gardens. Wroxham Barns is ideal for lunch or afternoon tea and has a lovely little garden centre or set sail on the Broads with a Broads Tour or a trip on a paddle steamer.

Wednesday - take the coach into Norwich and decide what to do - shopping or sightseeing or a bit of both with some al fresco dining in between? With a Norman castle and two cathedrals, the Bridewell and Strangers' museum to explore, it's a difficult decision given Norwich is a top ten UK shopping destination.

Thursday - drive slightly south into Suffolk and enjoy a tour of Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, then journey onwards to Southwold for fish and chips and a stroll through this genteel town, complete with Victorian Pier, perfect for afternoon tea and cake. On the way back enjoy a drink and the view at Oulton Broad.

Friday - schedule a stop-off whichever way you are heading home. A trip to the Thursford Collection in North Norfolk, a visit to Thetford in South Norfolk, popping into King's Lynn or Sandringham in West Norfolk are all possible to make the very most of your trip.

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Food and drink for groups

Sara's tearooms

Great Yarmouth

Sara's Tearooms is a family run, dog friendly cafe focused on delivering great service & quality food at value for money prices. From fresh coffee to cream teas, our menu has a variety of choices including many homemade meals & cakes.

Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham

Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Traditional and contemporary crafts studios. Gifts, clothes, country food and fudge. Roses Centre. Meet the farmyard animals on Junior Farm, supervised activities every day. Children’s Funfair and Mini Adventure Golf Course.

Harry Ramsdens

Great Yarmouth

Harry Ramdsden's, Great Yarmouth, is the premier place to go for fish and chips and so much more. Whether you choose to dine in the nautical restaurant or pick up a tasty takeway meal from the galleon, Harry Ramsden's welcomes you.

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth

The Waterside Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure and dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch, 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

Great group visits

Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham

Norfolk's longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham.

Great Yarmouth Row Houses
Great Yarmouth Row Houses

Great Yarmouth

Experience the sights and sounds of yesterday's Great Yarmouth. Visit these unique and vividly presented houses, one set in 1870 and the other in 1942, just before the incendiary bombing.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Norwich

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

Broads Tours
Broads Tours

Wroxham

A Broads Tours river trip is the ideal excursion for your coach party or group. Generous group discounts available.

Free Roadtrain
Africa Alive!

Lowestoft

Award winning attraction. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa.

Pleasure Beach
Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions and is currently rated in the top 10 of all leisure parks in the country with in excess of 1.1 million visitors a year

Dinomite Indoor Play Area
Dinosaur Adventure

Norwich

Find out what life was like for these incredible creatures when they roamed the earth millions of years ago.

Banham Zoo
Banham Zoo

Norwich

Award-winning attraction. Enjoy the ultimate fun filled day out at one of the country's most exciting wildlife attractions.

Wroxham Barns
Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Our beautiful converted barns are home to beautiful and interesting crafts, tempting shops and a welcoming restaurant/café.

Caister Lifeboat
Caister Lifeboat Station

Caister-on-Sea

Caister Independent Lifeboat Station near Great Yarmouth has two life boats to see plus a display of this lifeboat crew's amazing history. Educational/group visits to the visitors centre are welcomed.

Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth

The Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, built in 1903, Britain's last stand alone circus building hosting spectacular productions during Easter, Summer, Halloween & Christmas seasons. Featuring international circus artistes.

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

Lowestoft

Originally a Jacobean Manor, it was extensively redesigned in the 1840s.

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