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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

75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas

75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas

Sat 24 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017

An exhibition of Great Yarmouth in the Second World War to commerate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church on 25th June 1941.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Support bands as they compete to win the Battle of the Bands competition. 3 Bands will perform each night with 1 band going through to the next round. Original bands only. Ages 16+.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 28 Jun 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!

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.

Rainbow of Music

A Rainbow of Music

Fri 30 Jun 2017

The seven Great Yarmouth town Schools (GY7) and two guest schools from the wider Borough have come together to provide an extravaganza of song and dance to celebrate Music with a colourful theme.

Jump Warehouse

Hawaiian Beach Party

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Come along to our Hawaiian Themed Party! 2 fun filled hours of games and music with Giant ball Volleyball, Limbo and a hula hoop competition.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Fri 30 Jun 2017

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

Jive Bunnies

Jive Bunnies

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Jive Bunnies will be performing Swing Jive, Lindy Hop and Balboa to the great sound of the 30's, 40's and 50's. So get your dancing shoes on and come along.

Bootleg Shadows

Bootleg Shadows

Sat 1 Jul 2017

This concert to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity 1083876. The Bootleg Shadows perform a tribute to The Shadows amazing career from 1960 to the early 80's.

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Brian Poole, Len “Chip” Hawkes and Dave Munden, together again, performing hits, such as “Twist And Shout”, “Do You Love Me”, “Silence Is Golden”, “(Call Me) Number One”, “Suddenly You Love Me” and many many more.

Great Yarmouth Bike Project

Great Yarmouth Heritage Trails

Sat 1 Jul 2017

A FREE 60-90 minute family friendly heritage cycle tour of Great Yarmouth, covering 4 different topics - Crime & Punishment, Wartime, Seaside Heritage and The Fishing Industry.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

Miss Kitty Collins

Miss Kitty Collins

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Miss Kitty Collins sings songs from the 1940's and a cuppa and cake as part of the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas' Church event. Retiring collection.

Ska'rena

Ska'rena

Sat 1 Jul 2017

A night of live Ska music and DJ's for non stop skanking! Featuring King Hammond & the Rude Boy Mafia, the amazing Big 10, Ya Freshness & the Big Boss Band and Millie Manders - a must see band!

East Coast Pirates Car Club presents

East Coast Pirates Car Club July Mega Meet

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced. Live entertainment on throughout the day with an outside bar and tasty BBQ.

Otello Opera - Cinema Screening

Otello Opera - Cinema Screening

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy with music that looks back to the traditional forms and structures of Italian opera, but which carries an unmistakably different dramatic thrust and fluidity, in response to Shakespeare’s text.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Sun 2 Jul 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!

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Sun 2 Jul 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.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 3 Jul 2017

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

Graveyard at Great Yarmouth Minster

Spectacular Spectres

Tue 4 Jul 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 4 Jul 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.

Evening Beach Clean

Evening Beach Clean

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Help is needed for a beach clean-up at Central Beach, Great Yarmouth and volunteers can look forward to a free ticket to visit Great Yarmouth Sea Life to say thanks.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 5 Jul 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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 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).

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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