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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

80's Reunion Tribute Show

80's Reunion Tribute Show

Sat 29 Apr 2017

From the same people who brought you the ABBA reunion tribute show. This 80’s reunion is not to be missed, with all the greatest hits from all the greatest artist from that special era in music.

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Thu 27 - Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Become an Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 7 May 2017

Become an Octo-Glow explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow lab and take part in a range of inter-active activities to discover how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attract their prey and even talk to each other.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 29 Apr 2017

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

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!

The South London Soul Train Goes East

The South London Soul Train Goes East

Sat 29 Apr 2017

All Aboard The South London Soul Train Goes East - as we travel to Gt Yarmouth to drop soul, funk, groove, disco, brass, motown & conquer. Jazzheadchronic joined by Hackney Colliery Band Live + More.

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.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands Launch Night

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Battle of the Bands returns to Great Yarmouth! Looking for bands from all over Norfolk and Suffolk to register on our launch night.

Bazzart Festival

Bazaart Festival

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The Festival aims to showcase established urban and dance music acts in the same stage as upcoming Local artists combined with circus performing arts in a brand new concept and custom made decor you don't want to miss!

The Rows

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - Guided Walk

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Great Yarmouth has its fair share of unpleasant and murderous stories to tell, join one of our trained heritage tour guides on this wicked walk and hear all of the gory details!

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 30 Apr 2017

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

Tour De Broads South

Tour De Broads - South

Sun 30 Apr 2017

NEW FOR 2017. Departing from the Gt Yarmouth Sea Life Gardens, the Tour De Broads: South, will give you the opportunity to explore the stunning Southern Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Den Building

Mon 1 May 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 1 May 2017

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Tue 2 May 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 2 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 2 May 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 3 May 2017

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (evening)

Wed 3 May 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races.

Complete Madness

Complete Madness

Fri 5 May 2017

Enjoy a selection of Madness songs performed by Complete Madness - The UK's No 1 Tribute. Also includes DJ before and after Complete Madness.

Meet Chelsea Legends

Meet Chelsea Legends

Fri 5 May 2017

Meet Chelsea legends Ron "Chopper" Harris and Bobby Tambling as they spill the beans on their colourful sporting lives.

Aladdin Sing-a-long Edition

Disney's 'Aladdin' Movie Sing-a-long edition

Sat 6 May 2017

Recently voted one of the greatest Disney movies of all time, Aladdin sing-a-long will be live on our giant cinema screen. We have even booked Princess Jasmine to meet you when you get here!

Fun local attractions

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.

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.

The Matt Monro Story

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

“The Singers Singer” Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. 30th Anniversary Tour The Matt Monro story is an inspired performance by Matt Monro Jr making this unforgettable show a unique evening.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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’s covered market is open Monday - Saturday, selling fresh produce and takeaway food, plus clothes, plants and household goods.Market Days are on Wednesday and Saturday, when the number of market stalls expands significantly.

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!

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.

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Join us for the 18th year of Craft Shows at the Marina Centre. This year we are raising money for Cancer Research UK with various craft, jewelley, cards and many other stalls.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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