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Share the Great Times with someone special on a short break in Greater Yarmouth

Share The Great Times with someone special on your next short break to Greater Yarmouth

Greater Yarmouth is a great destination for a short break or mid-week holiday when the kids are safely in school. Fun and relaxation seekers looking for an out of season getaway can spend some quality 'me' time with friends or family, doing something a little bit different. Or maybe you'd like to treat someone special to some precious time away from it all. There's plenty to enjoy. 

It's always a treat to spend quality time together, without the hustle and bustle of everyday life getting in the way.

Enjoy a picnic on North Beach overlooking the dunes, there are some great little cafés nearby. Head out into the countryside and have a sail on the Norfolk Broads at Rollesby, nearby walks take in some stunning views. A traditional afternoon tea is always a delight, either outside in the sunshine, or admiring the view.

Try your hand at painting in an arts and crafts class or enjoy an exciting trip to the races. A swim or well deserved massage and spa session when you're away is always a relaxing treat. Delicious meals out and of course a spot of shopping, as well as fun holiday cocktails overlooking the beach can all be on the menu.

By the time you're done, you'll be thoroughly relaxed, and feel all the better for having had some fresh sea air and enjoyed some great company, away together in Great Yarmouth.

Who will you share the great times with? Book your quality graded accommodation now. Choose from hotels with seaviews and cocktail bars and east facing terraces perfect for breakfast in the sunshine or a friendly B&B where your breakfast will be served with a smile. Alternatively you might prefer a quality graded holiday park or cottages, it's whatever means 'and relax' to you.

And if you're feeling more energetic, there are more than 60 tourist attractions locally, including theme parks, animal attractions and adventure golf as well as the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk to explore. There's loads of places to go and things to do, it's just a case of how much you want to fit into your time away.

Choose Great Yarmouth for your next break, you'll be amazed at what's on offer and how much you can enjoy Sharing the Great Times with your loved ones. 

Events coming up

80s Themed Quiz & Dinner

80s Themed Quiz Night & Dinner

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Enjoy a delicious 80s themed 3 course meal followed by a general knowledge 80s themed quiz. After dinner, relax with music from Christine Medler, a Madonna tribute act with karaoke/disco to end the night.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Fri 20 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Jurassic Journey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade

Jurassic Journey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade

Wed 18 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

The Parade begins at 6pm and entry is included with a standard day ticket, Prof. Possilfossil will guide you around the different exhibits with spooky surprises around every corner, you will meet other members of the Possilfossil Family.

Shark Weeks

Shark Weeks

Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Sea Life Great Yarmouth has turned the spotlight on the world’s most misunderstood and most persecuted predator this Halloween!

Film Gala Music Evening

Film Gala Music Evening

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Taverham Band presents their 'Film Music Gala Evening' - Don't miss this rousing film music celebration ? a spectacular concert for movie fans of all ages - promising a wide assortment of timeless film scores.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Halloween Hoot

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Enjoy an activity-packed Halloween Hoot for all the family at Hirsty’s Family Fun Park! There’s a frightening amount of things to do, with pumpkin carving, Halloween-inspired crafts, face painting, maze fun, and much more.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Sat 21 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Hayley Moss & Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duet

Hayley Moss & Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duet

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Hayley & Ben bring you an evening of stunning music including big Musical numbers and spine chilling classical favourites.

Merrivale Halloween

Merrivale Halloween

Sat 21 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Spooky fun for all the family! Fancy dress competition plus get half price admission when in fancy dress, spooky Gnome hunt and lots more fun!

Only in England

Only in England

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

Pleasurewood Chills

Pleasurewood Chills

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join woody and friends for Halloween themed family fun this October half term. Rides and attractions will be open around the park throughout the week and there will also be some Halloween themed fun to look out for.

Rise (Picture by Joe Clarke Photography)

Rise

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Rise, a new show from our resident company, Dizzy O'Dare wanders into a twilight world of show business where lovers meet against a dream-like backdrop of song, circus, cabaret and the silver screen.

Spooktacular Halloween Half Term

Spooktacular Halloween Half Term

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for a spooktacular halloween half term with a haunted pumpkin trail & petrifying pumpkin people! There will also be a Family Fun day on Wednesday 25th October from 11am - 7.30pm - finished off with a fizz popping firework display

The Lion King

The Lion King Cinema Screening

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Cinema screening of popular Disney film The Lion King, originally released in 1994.

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Join in with Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival in the beautiful grounds of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens with workshops from featured artists and works of art for sale.

The Nutcracker

Ballet Theatre UK presents The Nutcracker

Sun 22 Oct 2017

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017.

Drill House Open Day

Drill House Open Day

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A fantastic free afternoon of circus performance and workshops plus craft activities, themed to celebrate Drill House 150, our project to explore the history of this former military Drill Hall.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Hemsby Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby Antiques & Collectors Fair

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A really great shopping experience with antiques for the specialists, hidden treasures for the experts, dedicated items for the experienced collector, and 1000's of interesting, beautiful and affordable items for the general public.

Medieval Town Wall

Medieval Town Wall

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Great Yarmouth's Medieval wall is the second most complete in the country. Walk it with our trained heritage tour guide and find out why and how it was built.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Time & Tide Museum

All the Fun of the Fete

Mon 23 Oct 2017

An eccentric, nostalgic & utterly entertaining look at British beach holidays, afternoon teas and country fair games. Test yourself at tea trivia, take a shot at our tin-can alley and have a sweet treat at our '70s style confectionary shop.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Fun local attractions

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

Hirsty's Fun Park near Great Yarmouth is fun for all the family. Activities include go-karts, haybale mountains, swings, football game, crazy croquet and Maizeys snack shack. During summer get lost and found in our unique maze of maize!

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour and try on Tudor costumes.

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

St George's Theatre is one of only 10 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK. With over 100 different productions a year, the theatre is the heritage jewel in the crown of entertainment venues in great yarmouth. Open 52 weeks a year!

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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. New for 2016 - the Merrivale Eye!

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

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 Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

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).

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

Set within 55 acres of enclosed coastal parkland on the Lowestoft coast and just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Mark Days take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls and wares on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf and shoot out football and water fun games.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Built in 1854, the Wellington Pier was only the seventh pier to be constructed in Britain. Following significant reconstruction, the pier has a bright and airy ten-pin bowling alley and a family-friendly amusement arcade.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Time & Tide in Great Yarmouth is set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian Herring curing works, and tells the story of the area from its ice age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950's fish wharf.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse venue plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (24 fixtures in 2017). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

Adventure play

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

Marina Fitnesss and Leisure

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Come & visit the Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth with their beach style leisure pool with wave machine, slide and fun sessions with the giant wipeout inflatable weekdays during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year.

Ernie's Arts & Crafts

Great Yarmouth Painting & Craft

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Great Yarmouth Painting & Crafts is the perfect place to learn something new from renowned local artist Ernie Childs. Painting classes available in various mediums Tuesday & Wednesday mornings, please telephone for more details.

The Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument

The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high and almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building and the county's memorial to Norfolks most famous son.

Rescued donkeys at Redwings Caldecott.

Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

For a FREE and fun family day out, visit Redwings Caledcott and meet friendly rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nose-to-nose. Redwings Caldecott is the rescue charity's largest visitor centre with over 100 residents.

Norfolk & Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

The Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth offers you the chance to find out more about local hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the times in which he lived.

Reynolds of Caister

Reynolds of Caister Coach Trips

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Reynolds of Caister run a range of organised coach tours in the summer season to a number of popular destinations around Norfolk. Ask about our special events tours which are added to the tour programme throughout the season.

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