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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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 25 Sep 2017

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

Cocktails & Canapes Ladies Night

Cocktails and Canapes Ladies Night

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Beat the typical 'Girls night in' come join us for Ladies night. Ticket price includes Canapes, a welcome drink and a free cocktail, all this free stuff is complimented by a fantastic Micheal Bublé tribute.

Graveyard at Great Yarmouth Minster

Spectacular Spectres

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth has a rich history that spans over a thousand years, with many great characters with fascinating stories. These famous townsfolk may be long gone, but what if some chose to stay?

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 27 Sep 2017

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

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

The only historical collection of wind engines in Britain, demonstrating the history of Norfolk drainage, with an example of a working scoop wheel. Examples are also held of pumps from America & Australia. Fascinating collection.

Soul Weekender

Soul Weekender

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

2 Nights of Soul Music with Leee John of Imagination and Kenny Thomas.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 30 Sep 2017

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Sat 30 Sep 2017

"On the twenty-first day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence."

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys tribute show. Featuring performances from tribute acts for Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, 5 Tributes and The Traveling Wilburys.

Quayside Plaza

Tunes of Jazz

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Come and enjoy delicious 3 course meal with canapes on arrival with live background jazz music.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 1 Oct 2017

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam.

Medieval Town Wall

Medieval Town Wall

Sun 1 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.

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Sun 1 Oct 2017

Enjoy a short stroll down to the river and walk along the river bank to Thurne Mill where we will get the sails moving (winder permitting) then stroll through Dewbery Woods back to Morse Wind Energy Museum for a strawberry cream tea.

Thurne Drinage Mill

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Sun 1 Oct 2017

Thurne Dyke Mill near Great Yarmouth once used for drainage is now privately owned by Morse's Wind Engine Park and holds special open days from April to September.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 2 Oct 2017

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

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

Glorious Memories of the Golden Mile

Tue 3 Oct 2017

Our new seafront walk is set between Great Yarmouth’s two piers and tells the story of over 250 years as a famous and favoured seaside resort.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 3 Oct 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 4 Oct 2017

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

Ernie Childs

A Fishing and Row Paintings Exhibition

Fri 6 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

A fishing and row paintings exhibition.

Ernie Childs

A Fishing and Row Paintings Exhibition Preview

Fri 6 Oct 2017

A fishing and row paintings exhibition preview on Friday 6th October at 6pm followed at 7pm by an illustrated talk by Ernie Childs’ - “Herrings, Rows and More” with fish and chips.

An Evening of Big Band & Comedy

An Evening of Big Band & Comedy

Sat 7 Oct 2017

An Evening Of Big band and Comedy featuring The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band with special guest Olly Day.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 7 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!

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.

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!

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

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (18 fixtures in 2016). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

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.

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.

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.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre, is a small, free to visit sanctuary that provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild.

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.

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.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

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