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.
Food and drink for groups
Visit The Waterside in Rollesby near Great Yarmouth, the Broads’ newest dining and leisure experience with great deals for group visits and group dining.
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 homemade meals and cakes, we can tailor our wide menu to cater for all your group needs.
Crafts studios where you can meet our talented artisans. Gifts, clothes, Norfolk food and fudge. Plant & Rose Centre. Meet the farmyard animals on Junior Farm with fun daily activities. Children’s Funfair and Mini Adventure Golf Course.
An 80-seater Café at Aylsham Station which can provide everything from a cup of tea to a full meal. Special discounted group packages available. Pre-booking advisable - 7 days. Group size - min 20.
Great group visits
Visit The Waterside in Rollesby near Great Yarmouth, the Broads’ dining and leisure experience with great deals for group visits and group dining.
Wellington Pier Ten Pin Bowling Centre in Great Yarmouth welcomes group bookings and offers special inclusive group packages throughout the year
Great Yarmouth Racecourse venue plays host to 24 flat racing fixtures per year from Easter to October.
Gorleston Pavillion, near Great Yarmouth. Opened in the summer of 1901, the Gorleston Pavilion theatre is an original Edwardian building with a seating capacity of 300.
Great Yarmouth Stadium, home to both Greyhound racing and Stock Car and banger racing every week. Join in the fun in the Stadium or relax and have dinner in the Raceview Restaurant.
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.
Norfolk's longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham.
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.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
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.
Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth. A stunning 9 hole, dinosaur themed mini-golf course, with Aztec waterfall and water features.
Find out what life was like for these incredible creatures when they roamed the earth millions of years ago.
One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, is set in over an acre of award winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls, lake with Koi Carp, garden railway & picnic area.
SEA LIFE Centre Great Yarmouth offers an interactive, hands-on visit for groups
Our beautiful converted barns are home to beautiful and interesting crafts, tempting shops and a welcoming restaurant/café.
One of the most exciting museums in the region, with award winning displays and interactive activities for all the family, Time and Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth combining innovative technology with traditional musuem exhibitions.
Hemsby Megamaze near Great Yarmouth is a Maize maze designed so you can get lost and found again. Activities also include go-karts, haybale mountains, swings, spacehoppers and football game and Maizeys snack shack. Fun for all the family.
Award winning attraction. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa.
Caister Castle Car Museum near Great Yarmouth is home to the remains of a fabulous medieval castle with a wonderful classic car collection set in the grounds.
Award-winning attraction. Enjoy the ultimate fun filled day out at one of the country's most exciting wildlife attractions.
Visit one of the oldest gaols in the country, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here, using the free audio guide.
Stroll through the atmospheric period rooms in this former home of a Tudor merchant. Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and see what it was like to work in the kitchen and scullery.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, near Great Yarmouth has a 250-year-old landscaped garden, a play area and a wide selection of Asian mammals, birds and reptiles including tigers, crocodiles and storks.
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