Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

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

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Thu 25 May 2017

A fundraising event for the Pavilion Theatre Restoration Charity. Come along and support a good cause and hone your detective skills at the same time!

On Board the Titanic Trail

On Board the Titanic Trail

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

You are a passenger boarding this 'ship of dreams'. Discover what life was like on board and meet some of the famous characters until disaster strikes!

Russells International Circus

Russells International Circus

Wed 24 - Fri 26 May 2017

Roll up roll up, as Russells International Circus, voted Britain's Best Circus 3 years in succession makes a special return visit, with an all new show, amazing display of Artistes from around the world.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world: from her conception to her premature demise, the Titanic legend continue. Titanic: Honour & Glory is a must for all ages fascinated by this endlessly compelling story.

Coral Bay Caribbean Takeaway

FREE Taster Sessions

Fri 26 - Sat 27 May 2017

Fancy a taste of the Caribbean? Head to Coral Bay Caribbean Takeaway for some FREE tasters during FEASTival. FREE taster dishes will include Fried Chicken & rice and peas, Curry Goat and Jerk Chicken.

Great Yarmouth Food Festival

Great Yarmouth Food Festival

Fri 26 - Sat 27 May 2017

A culinary delight with special food and drink stalls, cooking demonstrations and sample free tastings.

Italia in Piazza Italian Market

Italia in Piazza Italian Market

Fri 26 - Sat 27 May 2017

As part of the Great Yarmouth Food Festival week, come and enjoy the tastes and smells of the Italian Market in the market square.

The 60's Britpop Girls

The 60's Britpop Girls

Fri 26 May 2017

A celebration of songs and stories of the big four British female pop stars of the swinging sixties. Supported by a brilliant live band, Helen Abbey sings the hits of Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, and Sandie Shaw.

You Can't Stop the Beat!

You Can't Stop the Beat!

Fri 26 - Sat 27 May 2017

A musical theatre party fuelled by songs from some of the best musicals from the West End and Broadway! From the irreverant 'Book of Mormon' to the glamour of 'Kinky Boots' , the fire of 'Carrie' through to the funk and soul of 'Sister Act'

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 27 May 2017

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

High Tea with The Voice of Buble

High Tea with The Voice of Buble

Sat 27 May 2017

Enjoy an afternoon with high tea, a glass of bubbly and entertainment from our Buble tribute.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Pirate Week

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Become a sealife pirate! Follow the trail, find the hidden treasure and meet a few more pirates along the way!!

Purple Zeppelin

Purple Zeppelin

Sat 27 May 2017

They blow the roof off every time we have them, so we couldn’t wait to invite them back again with their New Show! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Russells International Circus

Russells International Circus

Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Roll up roll up, as Russells International Circus, voted Britain's Best Circus 3 years in succession makes a special return visit, with an all new show, amazing display of Artistes from around the world.

Hemsby Fireworks

Hemsby Fireworks Display

Sun 28 May 2017

Join us at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday.

Medieval Town Wall

Medieval Town Wall

Sun 28 May 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 28 May 2017

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

The Ultimate Old School Party Night

The Ultimate Old School Party Night

Sun 28 May 2017

A rare opportunity to enjoy the ultimate collection of 80's, 90's and 00's old school classic club hits, hip hop, funk, soul, R 'n' B and rare grooves.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Den Building

Mon 29 May 2017

Work together to build a den in an instructor led session with equipment provided.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 29 May 2017

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

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Beatboxing

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Field Archery

Tue 30 May 2017

Test your skills at archery in an instructor led session with equipment provided.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Glee Club

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

iPad Orchestra

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 16.

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!

Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

When it comes to sport which is fast & furious, Yarmouth Stadium in Great Yarmouth is the place to be. Greyhound racing action takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10 mins from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore.

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 Rollesby

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Gorleston-on-Sea (6 miles, 9 km)

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre near Great Yarmouth is an outdoor pursuits centre surrounded by woodland and rolling countryside with a diverse range of adventurous outdoor activities on land & water. Fritton Lake has something for everyone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

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.

Email eNewsletter

Join our e-news gang for information about what's on in Greater Yarmouth straight to your inbox!

Subscribe

Special Offers

What's On Special Offers 2017

Save money in Greater Yarmouth with the What's On guide. More than £100 to be saved! 

More info

Greater Yarmouth App

Great Yarmouth App

Download the all new Greater Yarmouth app for iPhone and Android - tourist information to hand all the time!

See more